AdvaMed Advance is an industry convener aimed at unlocking the power and potential of all talent and driving innovation in medical technology through achievement of the best inclusion and diversity practices. The goal is to support the creation, maintenance, and expansion of inclusion and diversity strategies within the medical technology community. Learn more.
ICPD’s Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program
The Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Medical Technology (SMDP MedTech) is a year-long mentoring program benefiting baccalaureate and graduate students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the MedTech industry, including Hispanic Americans, Pacific Islanders, African Americans and Native Americans. Attending students are interested in careers in the medical technology industry. Scholars are paired with industry mentors who are executives at medical device, medical technology and consumer health care companies. Scholars learn about career opportunities in industry and receive career development coaching and also attend The MedTech Conference. For more information about SMDP MedTech please contact Scott May at [email protected] or visit icpdprograms.org.
MedTech Color (MTC) is envisioned to be the destination for leaders of color in the life-saving medical device industry. We have three objectives: (1) Build and support a community of decision makers (2) Increase the number of people of color who enter and stay in MedTech as founders of companies and practitioners within the industry (3) Add value to the MedTech industry through thought leadership. Our Inclusion & Diversity breakfast, held in conjunction with The MedTech Conference, targets top leaders from within the medtech industry including investors, company executives, and major law firm partners. Participants will learn more about MTC and how to execute strategies in meaningful ways to advance the representation of people of color in medtech.
MedTech Innovator is the industry’s nonprofit global competition and accelerator for medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of patients by accelerating the growth of companies that are transforming the health care system. AdvaMed is proud to partner with MedTech Innovator once again in 2021.
MedTechVets (formerly MVPvets) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization connecting medtech and life science companies with talented veterans ready to serve a purpose, with a broad bandwidth of skills, and an extraordinary focus on achieving goals. MedTechVets’ network has grown to nearly 100 life science and medical device companies, hundreds of mentors, and thousands of veterans. For more information, visit https://medtechvets.org/. If you are in the biotechnology, medical technology, or life sciences industries and would like to give back to our veteran community by becoming a mentor, apply on our website. If you are a transitioning service member or military veteran interested in being matched with a mentor through our Academy, apply today on our website.
Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium
Now in its ninth year, the symposium, hosted by Children’s National Health System, brings together key leaders in the device space to stimulate pediatric device innovation and bring solutions to market faster for the benefit of children everywhere. Learn more.
Transforming Equity and Access in Medtech (TEAMFund) is an organization that combines a non-profit side with an impact fund limited partnership, with a shared aim to expand access to affordable, appropriate and sustainable medical technologies that address unmet health needs in the world’s most resource-constrained populations. TEAMFund is co-founded and co-chaired by Timothy Ring, former CEO of Bard, and Kathryn Gleason, former senior partner at Morgan Lewis, and counts among their members the leading medtech companies worldwide.
WEN is an international organization that elevates women in medtech by amplifying and connecting regional organizations to benefit patients, employees and industry. To learn more about WEN and its partners, visit advamed.org/WEN and sign up to receive the WEN newsletter.