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September 21, 2020

Week 3 of The Virtual MedTech Conference Provide Perspectives from Key FDA, CMS Officials

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Expert insights from key FDA and CMS officials highlight the on-demand offerings of Week 3 at The Virtual MedTech Conference, powered by AdvaMed, covering topics on the cutting edge of innovation.

Among the sessions available for viewing at any time beginning Sept. 21 include:

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Devices: Approaches to Global Harmonization featuring Bakul Patel, Director, Division of Digital Health, in FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)

Breakthrough Designation: What It Means for Devices From a Reimbursement Implementation and Planning Perspective? with Tamara Syrek Jensen, Director in CMS’s Coverage and Analysis Group

Is IVD Reform Coming Soon? What it Means for You with Elizabeth Hillebrenner, CDRH Chief of Staff and Associate Director for Scientific and Regulatory Programs

The Virtual MedTech Conference will also continue its series of livestream offerings on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 12:30-2:00 pm ET with Engaging with IDNs and Their Value Analysis Committees for Commercial Planning, during which an expert panel will discuss how medtech companies can navigate the challenging procurement landscape by engaging VACs across Integrated Delivery Networks, and Evidence: What Do Payers Want? featuring senior officials from Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, EXCITE International and FasterCures.

In addition, the Conference will host a two-day “Watch Party” Sept. 21 & 22 – Accessing the U.S. Market –geared toward international delegates interested in launching new medical devices and diagnostics in the U.S. The sessions will cover key regulatory and reimbursement issues non-U.S. companies need to know for this important market.   

Registrants to The Virtual MedTech Conference have access to on-demand sessions via a virtual conference platform with new sessions released every week through October 7. In addition, a number of simulcast sessions will be available for viewing from October 5-7, with sessions available on-demand through late October.

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

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