2022 AdvaMed Advance Summit on Inclusion & Diversity

Join other senior leaders and forward-thinkers in medtech for AdvaMed’s Fourth Summit on Inclusion & Diversity, a one-day event co-located with The MedTech Conference on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 9:30 AM – 12:15 PM. The half day summit will provide critical education to the MedTech industry on the evolving issues affecting workforce development in the medtech industry.

The great reshuffling creates an incredible opportunity to continue to build a diverse medtech workforce. AdvaMed is uniquely positioned to bring experts and organizations together in this half day summit to provide quality education through panels, immersive breakout sessions, and networking.


CEO Welcome                                                                                                   

Michael A. Mussallem, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Edwards

Keynote: State of Talent in the Medtech Industry

This presentation will focus on high level topics and data around the current status of talent in the medtech industry and the impact on DEI. The pandemic, great reshuffling and current state of the world have affected the way we all work. This keynote will address how the landscape has changed and what leaders need to know to be successful in navigating the new way we work.

Speaker: Joe Mullings, Chief Executive Officer, The Mullings Group

AdvaMed I & D Survey: What Did the Data Tell us and What is Next?

Speaker: Annie Heath, Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Stryker

Workshop Topic I: The Great Reshuffling of Today’s Workforce: How Do We Stop the Shuffle?

Moderator: Katie Ossman, Principal, Water Street


Frantz Tiffeau, Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Edwards Life Sciences 

Jennifer Paine, Senior Vice President, and Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Johnson & Johnson MedTech

Workshop Topic II: Building Diverse Teams and Creating a Medtech Culture for Inclusion

Moderator: Antoinette Gawin, Chief Executive Officer, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies

Speaker: Lindsay McManus, Vice President, Sports, Smith & Nephew

Who Should Attend

Sample Titles from Attendees of Past Summits:

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Human Resource Officer
  • Chief People Officer
  • Corporate Vice President, Critical Care
  • Division President
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
  • Group Vice President
  • President, Medical Systems Group
  • Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy
  • Senior Vice President, Sales and Customer Relations
  • US Sales Leader
  • Vice President and Chief Regulatory Council
  • Vice President, Global Marketing and Innovation
  • Vice President, Health Economics and Outcomes Research


This event is free to conference registrants. To register at the discounted rate of $795 USD and reserve your spot at the summit, please click here and use the discount code ID795. If you have already registered for The MedTech Conference and want to attend the summit, please click here to let us know.

If you have any registration or housing related questions, please contact Maritz using the link at the bottom of the registration page. You may also call Customer Service at 864-658-5837 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm ET.

Make sure your organization has a strong presence and is viewed as a champion for inclusion and diversity in medtech. Reserve your spot today!

What is AdvaMed Advance?

Inclusion and diversity are a top priority for the medical technology industry. 

AdvaMed Advance is an industry resource to help unlock the power and potential of all talent, and drive innovation in medical technology through achievement of the best inclusion and diversity practices.

AdvaMed would like to thank the following Board Members and Executive Leaders for their work on this initiative:


Board Committee on Inclusion and Diversity

Nacho Abia

CEO, Americas


Lishan Aklog

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Lisa Earnhardt

Executive Vice President, Medical Devices


Antoinette Gawin

President & Chief Executive Officer

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies

Kevin Lobo

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Stryker Corporation

Ashley McEvoy

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chairman, Medical Devices

Johnson & Johnson

Michael Minogue

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer


Jeff Mirviss

SVP and Global President

Boston Scientific Corporation

Michael Mussallem

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Martha Shadan

President and CEO

Miach Orthopaedics

Nadim Yared

President and Chief Executive Officer

CVRx, Inc.


Subcommittee on Inclusion and Diversity


Lisa Blair Davis

Global Head of HR Medical Devices

Johnson & Johnson

Julie Haeger

Director, Talent Management

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Annie Heath

Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Stryker

Stryker Europe

Elga Lohler

Chief Human Resources Officer

Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Bon Lopez

Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies

Kathleen McCarthy

VP, Global Human Resources & Employee Communications

Coloplast Corp.

Sean Palacio

Director Program Management

Intersect ENT, Inc.

Cindy Powell-Steffen

Head, U.S. Device & Software Service, Radiology

Bayer HealthCare

Martha Shadan

President & CEO

Miach Orthopaedics

Nicole Thompson

Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Engagement


Venk Varadan

Co-founder and CEO