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AdvaMed Announces Speakers, Registration Open for Upcoming Digital Medtech Conference

WASHINGTON – AdvaMed, the world’s largest medical technology trade association, today announced speakers for its upcoming Digital Medtech Conference, a virtual gathering for leading experts, innovators, and decision makers to discuss the state of the digital medtech industry. 

Speakers joining the event on May 6 include Robert C. Cohen, President, Digital, Robotics and Enabling Technologies at Stryker; Joseph DeVivo, President, Hospital and Health Systems at Teladoc Health; Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President and CEO at Jefferson Health; Sheri Dodd, Vice President and General Manager, Medtronic Care Management Services at Medtronic; David Rhew, MD, Chief Medical Officer & VP of Healthcare, Worldwide Commercial Business (WCB) at Microsoft; Michael Garrison, PhD, Worldwide President, Medication Management Solutions at BD; and Bakul Patel, Director, Digital Health Center of Excellence at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Digital Medtech Conference will feature a variety of dynamic panels and sessions to discuss the top challenges and advancements in digital health today. Attendees will learn and gain insights from key players in the digital space throughout the conference on topics such as “The Evolution of Digital Surgery,” “Reducing Bias in Health Care AI Models,” and “The Digitalization of Therapeutics.” Speakers will discuss the future of digital medtech devices, tools, and services in light of how digital health has evolved with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This past year has shown more than ever the value of a rapidly-evolving digital medtech space. We’re grateful to have leaders from across the digital health community join us for our conference this year to discuss not only the challenges we’ve faced, but the advancements we’re making to address them,” said Scott Whitaker, President and CEO of AdvaMed. “I’m looking forward to learning more from the minds pushing our industry forward at The Digital Medtech Conference.”

The 2021 Digital Medtech Conference is a part of AdvaMed’s larger roster of events to explore the state of medical technology. Experts from Mayo Clinic, Microsoft, Pear Therapeutics, and more will join AdvaMed and audiences for the interactive, one-day conference. For the full roster and additional details, interested participants can visit

Register for the event today. Members of the media receive complimentary registration for the event.

The Digital Medtech Conference is sponsored by BD, Deloitte, FedEx, InterSystems, Medmarc, and Ximedica.

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 AdvaMed member companies produce the medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures and more effective treatments. AdvaMed members range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. For more information, visit