2017 MDMA Medical Technology Executive Forum Agenda


*Speakers will be added as confirmed

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Friday, September 15, 2017

7:15am - 7:55am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:55am - 8:00am - Welcoming Remarks

8:00am - 8:45am - CDRH Update (via video conferencing)

MDUFA reauthorization is making its way through Congress, while the new FDA Commissioner has promised to increase transparency and predictability at the agency. Hear from the CDRH Director on what steps they are taking to enact these policies and reforms, and to have your questions answered on the new priorities for the agency.


8:45am - 9:30am - Industry Perspective on FDA Today and in the Future

Hear from former leaders of CDRH who implemented many of the reforms that now constitute the regulatory pathways.  They will share best practices and what you and your team should be doing to help maximize a favorable outcome for your technology.


9:30am - 10:15am - Raising Capital

As Washington continues to debate tax and regulatory reforms, the capital markets are adapting to this changing landscape.  Hear from some of the leading venture capitalists and strategists on what it takes today to successfully raise funding, and how to maximize your chances of success.


10:15am - 10:30am - Networking Break

10:30am - 11:30am - Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders

Legendary med tech innovators will discuss where they see the industry moving in the 21st century, and how today’s entrepreneurs can overcome the headwinds we all face, and address the increasing challenges in the health care field.

11:30am - 12:45pm - Buffet Lunch

12:45pm - 1:30pm - Future of Medtech Innovation: Where Do We Go from Here?

Personalized medicine, big data, value based models and countless other developments are playing an increasing role in the development of medical technology. Learn from some of industry’s leading minds on how innovators can succeed in our rapidly changing ecosystem.


1:30pm - 2:15pm - CEO Perspective: "Do's and Don'ts" for Successful Leaders

Some of the industry’s top CEOs will share their strategies on how they grew their businesses and spurred innovation, while remaining nimble to address shifts in the marketplace.  This panel will include lessons learned from over the years, and what they think every executive in today’s environment should be prepared for. 

2:15pm - 2:30pm - Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:15pm - Developing a Reimbursement Strategy and Demonstrating Value

With ongoing challenges in securing fair and adequate reimbursement from both public and private payors, learn the latest approaches to maximize the value of your technology.  CEOs and reimbursement experts will detail best-practices that achieved favorable outcomes, as well as what they recommend in dealing with payors in today’s environment.


3:15pm - 4:00pm - Compliance

As the compliance arena grows in complexity, it has never been more critical that medical technology leaders know how to address the pitfalls confronting our industry.  Learn the latest insights on what you need to prepare for and how to educate your team.

4:00pm - 4:15pm - International

The EU Parliament is adopting new rules for medical devices and other regions are making major changes to their reimbursement and regulatory systems.  From Europe, India, Japan and more, the international marketplace continues to shift rapidly, and this panel will make sure you learn how to maximize your OUS growth.


Sessions and speakers are subject to change without notice. MDMA reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any program, whereupon full registration fees will be refunded or applied to the rescheduled program in accordance with the registrant's preference. In the event of canceled programs, MDMA assumes no responsibility for transportation, hotel, or other expenses incurred by registrants.