Third Annual AdvaMed Advance I&D Summit: Recruiting and Retaining Innovative MedTech Talent

I&D Summit

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET | ONLINE

AdvaMed Advance will hold its annual I&D Summit to facilitate industry-wide progress on recruiting and retaining innovative talent. We invite all AdvaMed members to learn from industry peers as well as share your own perspective on how your organization is building a positive, accountable workplace culture.

The I&D Summit will feature a live discussion about recruitment and retainment best practices led by Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson, Associate Professor of Management at CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and a subject matter expert on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. During the session, attendees will be invited to join smaller breakout groups for deep dives into the core topics. This event will be held virtually and is free to attend. Click below to register for this year’s I&D Summit.


  1. Build awareness around the best practices and key challenges highlighted in the 2021 AdvaMed Advance I&D Survey (Recruitment, Retention and Commitment).
  2. Provide attendees a better understanding of the importance of their role and how they can be more inclusive leaders.

Opening Remarks

Nacho Abia

Nacho Abia
COO, Olympus Corporation and
CEO, Olympus Corporation of Americas

Martha Shadan

Martha Shadan, MBA
President & CEO, Miach Orthopaedics

Session Facilitator

Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson
Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Management at CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business where she studies the intersection of leadership and diversity. Dr. Johnson is a member of the MG 100 Coaches, was selected for the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List, and is the author of the National Bestseller, Inclusify: Harnessing the power of uniqueness and belonging to build innovative teams. Media outlets featuring Dr. Johnson’s work include: The Economist, Newsweek, Time, and The Wall Street Journal.


Click here to register for the interactive session. This event is free to attend for member company leaders responsible for recruiting and retaining talent.

If you have questions about your registration, please email [email protected]

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

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

Michael Mussallem
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Lishan Aklog
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Martha Shadan
President and CEO
Miach Orthopaedics

Nadim Yared
President and Chief Executive Officer
CVRx, Inc.

Lisa Earnhardt
Executive Vice President, Medical Devices

Jeff Mirviss
SVP and Global President
Boston Scientific Corporation

Antoinette Gawin
President and Chief Executive Officer
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies


Subcommittee on Inclusion and Diversity

Lisa Blair Davis
Global Head of HR Medical Devices
Johnson and Johnson

Nicole Thompson
Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Engagement

Julie Haeger
Director, Talent Management
Edwards Lifesciences

Elga Lohler
Chief Human Resources Officer
Smith & Nephew plc

Cindy Powell-Steffen
Head, U.S. Device & Software Service, Radiology

Venk Varadan
Co-founder and CEO

Kathleen McCarthy
VP, Global Human Resources, Interventional Urology

Michael Johnson
Divisional Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion

Martha Shadan
President and CEO
Miach Orthopaedics

Kristin Leayman
Senior Manager, People Experience
Olympus Corporation of Americas

Annie Heath
Senior Director, IBP
Stryker Endoscopy

Bon Lopez
SVP, Global Human Resources
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies