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COVID Response the Focus of Day 3 of The Virtual Medtech Conference

 Livestream Programming Includes Interviews with Gov. Larry Hogan, Medtronic
CEO Geoff Martha, J&J CSO Dr. Paul Stoffels and Infectious Disease Expert Michael Osterholm    

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Experts from government, industry and academia provide a comprehensive perspective of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as The Virtual Medtech Conference, powered by AdvaMed, concludes three days of livestream content tomorrow.

Plenary sessions include interviews exploring current and future ramifications of the pandemic for the medtech industry and patient care with: Medtronic CEO Geoff Martha; Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R); Johnson & Johnson Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Paul Stoffels; and Michael T. Osterholm, Director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.

Additional COVID-related programming includes a Fireside Chat with Dr. Robert Kadlec, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Health Care in Unprecedented Times: NHS England Responds to COVID during Brexit with Lord Prior of Brampton, Chair of England’s National Health Service, and Association of British HealthTech Industries Chief Executive Peter Ellingworth.

Panel sessions Wednesday include Thriving Post-COVID-19 with experts from Abbott, Mayo Clinic, Teladoc Health and Deloitte LLP; and Has COVID-19 Finally Untethered the Patient?

Day 3 of the Conference will also feature an interview with Col. Gregory Gadson, U.S. Army (Ret.), a board member with MVPvets on the group’s success helping ex-military personnel transition to careers in the medtech industry; and Updates from Health Canada’s Medical Devices Directorate, featuring Director General David BoudreauEmily Hollink, Executive Director, Investigational Testing, Special Access and Post-Market Surveillance; Policy and International Director Saira David; and Marc Lamoureux, Manager, Digital Health Division. 

View the latest agenda for The Virtual Medtech Conference. Partnering is open so participants can view other users and request networking meetings. To register for the Conference visit here

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