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.
Co-located with The Virtual MedTech Conference, BioTech Primer hosts a Medical Device Development Primer, a two-day preparatory course designed for professionals seeking a basic understanding of the industry. This course examines all aspects of medical device development, including the five development phases — market opportunity, evaluation, design, verification and manufacturing. The course delves into the changing regulatory environment and focuses on the different pathways that devices travel for agency approval. Take this course to develop an understanding of the entire process required to bring a new medical device to market.
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 healthcare companies. Scholars learn about career opportunities in industry and receive career development coaching and also attend The Virtual 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 Virtual 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 them for the sixth consecutive year. Join us at the conference to meet the top 50 companies from the 2020 MedTech Innovator program. Learn more.
The mission of MVPvets is to assist, and prepare, transitioning military veterans for meaningful employment in life science companies. With new health applications, and innovative consumer products being discovered and created daily, opportunities to support the science, technology, engineering, mathematics or business functions of life science organizations are vast. MVPvets brings veterans, mentors and employers together, through job matching, one-on-one mentoring, online learning and on-the-ground career-building endeavors. For more information, please visit: mvpvets.org
Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium
On September 28, 29 and 30 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm ET, join stakeholders from the industry, government, academia and patient groups for the nation’s leading pediatric innovation symposium. Now in its eighth 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.