AdvaMed Advance’s Summit on Inclusion & Diversity “From the Top Down”

October 20, 2020| 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | ONLINE

Join other leaders with responsibility for hiring and promoting talent in medtech for AdvaMed’s Summit on Inclusion & Diversity “From the Top Down”, a two hour event taking place this October. The summit will bring decision makers from medtech companies together to make much needed, industry-wide progress on inclusion and diversity initiatives.

Summit participants will:

  • Establish a common understanding of the challenges contributing to lagging diversity 
  • Hear the perspectives of a CEO panel on how making inclusion and diversity a business priority has benefited their employees, patients and profit margins.
  • Understand how business leaders are building a culture of accountability within their teams and celebrating their success.
  • Interact with speakers in breakout sessions that will dive deeper into how they overcame obstacles to address core inclusion and diversity goals.

Schedule of Events:

Fireside Chat: How Inclusion and Diversity Became A Top Industry Priority
Jennifer Brearey, CFO, AdvaMed and Executive Director – AdvaMed Advance
Kevin Lobo, Chairman & CEO, Stryker
Martha Shadan, President & CEO, Miach Orthopaedics and Chairwoman, AdvaMed Accel
Scott Whitaker, President & CEO, AdvaMe

CEOs Setting the Tone
Antoinette Gawin, President and CEO, Terumo BCT, Inc.
Mike Mussallem, Chairman & CEO, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Tom Polen, CEO & President, BD
Nadim Yared, President and CEO, CVRx

Business Leaders Building a Culture of Accountability
Yin Becker, Vice President Communications, Public Affairs and Corporate Marketing, Stryker
Oray Boston, President, Global Biosurgery, Ethicon at Johnson and Johnson
Brett Estervig, Vice President and General Manager Sports Medicine, Smith+Nephew
Julie Tyler, Divisional Vice President, Global Marketing, Abbott Vascular

Breakout Session
Breakout Sessions will be led by many of our speakers and will be confirmed prior to the event.

Final Remarks


This event is free to attend.

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

Vincent Forlenza
Chairman and CEO

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.

Subcommittee on Inclusion and Diversity

Gwen Carscadden
Chief People Officer
Intersect ENT, Inc.

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

Johnel Evans
Vice President, Inclusion & Diversity

Katy Fink
Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Julie Haeger
Director, Talent Management
Edwards Lifesciences

Jaimeen Brahmbhatt
Director Talent Acquisition

Elga Lohler
Chief Human Resources Officer
Smith & Nephew plc

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

Martha Shadan
President & CEO
Miach Orthopaedics

Venk Varadan
Co-founder and CEO

Therese Beck
Director, Employee Experience

Kathleen McCarthy
VP, Global Human Resources, Interventional Urology

Live Session