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October 7, 2020

The Virtual MedTech Conference Concludes 3 Days of Incredible Livestream Content MedTech Execs from 33 Countries "United By Purpose"

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Virtual MedTech Conference, powered by AdvaMed, today finished three days of livestream events, drawing together leaders from in- and outside the medical technology industry hailing from 33 countries and 40 states. Content and networking opportunities will continue to be available – and free to registered members of the media – on the Conference platform until Oct. 23.

“At this year’s Virtual MedTech Conference, our industry was every bit as ‘United By Purpose’ as our Conference theme suggested. It was a unique year for our conference attendees, to say the least, as we went all-virtual for the first time ever, and in the face of the tough health and cultural crises our country faces – all while in the final weeks of a presidential election. I hope people were able to meet, connect, share insights and growth opportunities, and learn more about our lifesaving industry—and, perhaps most importantly, about how we in the medtech community can be leaders beyond our industry when it comes to making equality a reality for all,” said Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of AdvaMed. “Our Conference staff did an incredible job of maximizing opportunities for all of this and then some, so on behalf of all of our attendees, I thank them—and I hope to see all of this year’s attendees join us again next year.”

Some highlights from The Virtual MedTech Conference include: 

  • AdvaMed bestowing its 2020 Lifetime Achievement award to former Guidant CEO Ronald “Ron” W. Dollens;
  • Engaging plenary sessions featuring NBA legend Magic Johnson, FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, as well as our popular CDRH and CMS Town Halls;
  • More than 100 hours of video content available over seven weeks, including more than 150 sessions and 500+ expert speakers covering key topic areas including business development, compliance, diagnostics, digital health, global policy, payment and regulatory issues; exemplifying the medtech industry's commitment to diversity, women and minorities were represented in 95% of sessions;
  • A virtual Patient Pavilion with companies including Abiomed, BD and Smith & Nephew sharing inspiring stories of patients whose lives have been saved and improved thanks to medical technology;
  • An Innovation Pavilion, featuring 21 early-stage, innovative companies from AdvaMed Accel, the 2020 MedTech Innovator cohort, JLABS, the NIH SEED program and MTEC (Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium);
  • Nine “CEO Unplugged” sessions featuring leaders from companies such as B. Braun Medical, J&J, Olympus and Stryker;
  • Nearly 17,000 messages sent through our virtual platform;
  • More than 200 exhibitors and sponsors displaying their latest products and services in the conference’s virtual Exhibit Marketplace; and
  • MedTech Innovator gave out $500,000 in cash prizes and awards to five showcase finalists; the winner of the showcase, Rhaeos, was selected based on a live audience vote and went home with the grand prize. 

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