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 32u E V E N T S & E D U C AT I O N u A D V A M E D P U R C H A S I N G G R O U P START SAVING In 2016, the AdvaMed Purchasing Group (APG) debuted as a new members-only benefit to help medical technology companies save on purchases of the very best goods and services from nationally recognized suppliers. Such savings will provide more resources for development of life-changing innovations for patients, help ensure a stronger bottom line for members, and support companies’ future growth and success. Leveraging the collective purchasing power of AdvaMed membership, APG-participating companies will save money and time through pre-negotiated contracts with leading suppliers – identified through a trusted and proven vetting system – for items ranging from office supplies and lab supplies to clean-room services. APG will help small- and medium-sized companies in particular be more competitive, by securing supplier rates generally reserved only for the largest companies. Importantly, participation in APG requires no additional costs for AdvaMed members, and there are no minimum commitments required to participate. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The educational arm of AdvaMed – Events & Education – offers premier programs designed for today’s medical technology professionals, addressing continuously evolving regulatory, reimbursement, legal and compliance challenges, and sales and marketing environments. AdvaMed’s high-quality conferences, workshops and webinars offer members and nonmembers alike unmatched opportunities to network and learn from experts in government, industry and academia. As the pace of innovation increases, so does the complexity of the many issues impacting our industry. Medtech professionals must continually seek new skills, insights and perspectives that will enable them not only to respond to change, but to anticipate it. AdvaMed’s engaging and interactive programs are designed to fit the schedules of busy medtech executives, including both in-person and virtual events. In 2016, AdvaMed conducted 30 in-person conferences and workshops, and several webinars, drawing more than 1,700 medtech professionals. Popular events included AdvaMed’s 2nd annual Payment Policy Conference in April, Women’s Leadership Development Conference in June, and Cybersecurity Summit in November. In 2017, AdvaMed will continue to expand programming, including additional geographic locations. Key topics and titles include: • 510(k), PMA and IDE Submissions • Digital MedTech Conference • Payment Policy Conference • Cybersecurity Summit • Reimbursement 101 and 201 • Innovation Summit • Medical Device & Diagnostic Statistical Issues Conference • Women’s Executive Network Events • Advertising & Promotion of Medical Devices • Compliance Bootcamps and Leadership Training • FDA Submission Strategy • Human Factors & Design Control Workshop 5