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Accelerate MedTech Summit

March 18, 2020
Newport Beach, CA

We're excited to announce the inaugural AdvaMed Accelerate MedTech Summit on March 18 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel. Immediately following AdvaMed’s Annual CEO Summit at nearby Pelican Hill, we are gathering entrepreneurs and other small-company leaders, investors and corporate development executives for an additional day of programming and networking focused on fundraising, regulatory pathways, patient access to innovation, market adoption, exits and other issues of importance to small companies.

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6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Pelican Hill Resort – Pacific Terrace)

Closing Reception

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Pelican Hill Resort – Mar Vista Event Lawn)

Closing Networking Dinner

*Register early, seating is limited

(CASUAL DRESS CODE)                                          

6:45 am – 9:15 am (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – Atrium)


7:00 am – 8:45 am (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – Laguna & Sunset)

AdvaMed Accel Board Meeting

  • Executive Session
  • Policy Roundtable

9:00 am – 9:15 am (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – Baycliff)

2020 MedTech Industry Outlook – A Near "Perfect Storm"?

In 2019, the value of device exits reached a new high, driven by private M&A, IPO values, and public market performance.  Combined with policy changes that create an environment more conducive to innovation, we are observing increased investment in medtech.

9:15 am – 10:15 am (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – Baycliff)

Corporate CEO Spotlight Panel

10:15 am – 11:15 am (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – Baycliff)

“Unleashing Innovation” – How Insurers are Working to Improve Patient Access

Insurers are seeking to remove the barriers that limit innovation and improve patient access to new and better treatments, which are essential for a healthcare system where providers and health plans compete to deliver better care at lower costs. One patient’s story will illustrate the tremendous impact of innovative medtech, providing a backdrop for examining how insurers are driving the uptake of new technologies.

11:15 am – 11:30 am (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – Atrium)

Networking Break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – Baycliff)

How Providers are Adopting Innovative Medical Technologies

While provider adoption of innovation can be challenging to achieve, there are several hospital systems vying to be first to offer novel solutions to their patient populations – even before such technologies have secured stable reimbursement and achieved other efficiencies that come for late adopters.  Hear from the forward-thinkers in healthcare delivery that are blazing the trail and improving patient outcomes by doing so.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – Atrium)

Networking Lunch

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – Baycliff)         

MedTech Investing Today – The Next Challenges in the Innovation Capital Continuum

Over the past two years, several new medtech funds have closed, driven in part by a series of healthy exits.  While available capital has increased overall, some investors are feeling the effects of the Series A drought of years past.  Join this discussion that will explore where medtech investments are heading – and how the ecosystem can work together to fill existing innovation gaps.

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – Baycliff)

Networking Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – Baycliff)

Developing an Exit Strategy – The Importance of Demonstrating Value

In medtech, we’re focused on delivering “value.” Value for the patient, value for the healthcare system, etc. For many small companies, the journey ultimately ends in exit value.  In this session, learn how Clinical Innovations strategically worked to achieve the organization’s full potential, resulting in a successful exit – much earlier than planned.

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – Baycliff)

Networking Break

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – Baycliff)

CEO Fireside Chat

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – Baycliff)

Partnering Roundtables – Worst Practices in MedTech Partnering (Real-World Mistakes to Avoid)

Facilitated discussions in small groups about the worst/best practices in fundraising (and other topics).  Attendees will have the opportunity to rotate between tables with investors and other industry stakeholders sharing the mistakes they WILL NOT make again and how to build effective relationships with funding and strategic partners.

5:45 pm – 7:00 pm (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – TBD)

Networking Reception

  • Kevin Lobo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stryker
  • Vince Forlenza, Chairman of the Board, BD
  • Greg Madden, Partner, SV Health Investors
  • Todd Pope, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lumagenics
  • Ken Reali, President and CEO, Clinical Innovations
  • Renee Ryan, CEO, Cala Health
  • William Maisel, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer and Director, Office of Product Evaluation and Quality, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA
  • Valeska Schroeder, Managing Director, KCK Group
  • Martha Shadan, President and CEO, Miach Orthopaedics and Chairwoman, AdvaMed Accel
  • David Uffer, Senior Partner, VP of MedTech, Alira Health
  • Nadim Yared, President and CEO, CVRx
  • Jessica Chao, Director, Clinical Innovation Center, UCSF Innovation Ventures
  • Frank Fischer, Chairman, NeuroPace
  • Kathleen Rivas, NeuroPace Patient Ambassador

The Accelerate MedTech Summit will take place on March 18 at the Newport Beach Marriot Hotel.

Click here to reserve your room

Room Rate: $219.00
Reservation Cutoff Date: Friday, February 14, 2020

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Registration Fees

AdvaMed Accel Member Registration: $600.00

Non-Member Registration: $750.00