Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32technologies. The MedTech Innovator finals included four early-stage company finalists making their pitch for over $300,000 in prizes, and a winner – Green Sun Medical – selected by live audience vote. AdvaMed 2016 featured a stellar line-up of distinguished plenary speakers who shared their unique insights on the future of health care, including Omar Ishrak, chairman and CEO of Medtronic; Deborah DiSanzo, general manager, IBM Watson Health; John Noseworthy, president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic; Richard Migliori, executive vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer, UnitedHealth Group; Aneesh Chopra, president of NavHealth; and Tommy Thompson, CEO of Thompson Holdings and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Highlights also included an interactive “Town Hall” with Jeffrey Shuren, director of FDA’s device center, and other senior device center leaders, focused on the future direction of the agency and medtech innovation. One of the most engaging and moving events was the recognition of two of our industry’s true pioneers – Boston Scientific Co-Founders John Abele and Pete Nicholas – with the fourth annual AdvaMed Lifetime Achievement Award. AdvaMed 2016 also honored two of the industry’s most ardent supporters on Capitol Hill – Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) – with the Association’s Med- tech Innovation Congressional Award for their outstanding work promoting medical innovation and repeal of the device tax. Boston Scientific Co-Founders Pete Nicholas (center left) and John Abele (center right) receive the AdvaMed Lifetime Achievement Award, flanked by AdvaMed Chairman Vincent Forlenza of BD (at left), Jon Salveson of Piper Jaffray, Scott Whitaker of AdvaMed, Michael Mahoney of Boston Scientific, and Michael Genau of Medtronic. Tommy Thompson, CEO of Thompson Holdings and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (at left), and Aneesh Chopra, president of NavHealth (at right), discuss the election and what it could mean for American health care. 27 Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar addresses AdvaMed 2016 attendees and accepts the Association’s MedTech Innovation Congressional Award.