ICPD’s Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program

In conjunction with The MedTech Conference 2019, AdvaMed member companies will sponsor a training session for the Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Medical Technology (SMDP MedTech), September 21–25, 2019 in Boston, MA. The year-long mentoring program benefits 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 MedTech Conference. For more information about SMDP MedTech please contact Scott May at or visit

MedTech Color

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 invitation-only breakfast, held in conjunction with the world’s largest medical device 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

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. This year, the top 50 companies of the MedTech Innovator 2019 competition will participate in the MedTech Innovator Showcase, an on-stage interactive program held on the exhibit hall floor of The MedTech Conference. Four finalists will be selected to compete for the grand prize during the finals competition, and the audience will vote in real time for the MedTech Innovator 2019 grand prize winner. Learn more

Medtech Insight

Held in partnership with and during The MedTech Conference in Boston, the Medtech Insight Awards will honor and applaud those who, through their passion and unwavering commitment, are driven to cure, inform, minimize treatment burden, and make human lives better. Categories recognize achievements across the device and diagnostics industries, from technological innovations and partnerships, to emerging markets, to the more personal accomplishments of teams and individuals. Click here to find out how to enter and attend.


MVPvets will convene transitioning military veterans and industry mentors for an intensive workshop focused on critical recareering topics and networking opportunities at the conference. 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: 


The AdvaMed Women’s Executive Network (WEN) is an initiative promoting and cultivating female executive leadership across the medical technology industry. WEN aims to integrate women leaders from member companies into AdvaMed’s work and to support the medical technology industry as its companies emphasize elevating their women executives to senior leadership positions. Everyone is welcome to join WEN and participate in our discussions and networking events.