To hold an event or not to hold a live event. Medtech trade association AdvaMed chose both for The Medtech Conference, which takes place next week.
The September 27–30 conference includes a mixture of virtual presentations and in-person events in Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis.
AdvaMed CEO Scott Whitaker mentioned several conference agenda highlights during a news conference today:
- Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will deliver an afternoon keynote on Monday, September 27, in Washington, D.C.
- CMS’s chief medical officer Dr. Lee Fleisher will discuss his work during a late morning talk on September 27.
- FDA’s Virtual CDRH Town Hall — a perennial favorite at the conference — will take place virtually on the evening of September 27.
- The in-person Minneapolis events September 29–30 include a who’s who of medtech CEOs, including Abiomed’s
Michael R. Minogue (also the present AdvaMed board chair), Edwards Lifesciences’ Michael A. Mussallem, Stryker’s Kevin Lobo, BD’s Tom Polen and Medtronic’s Geoff Martha.