2017 MDMA Annual Meeting Agenda


*Speakers will be added as confirmed

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

3:00pm - 5:00pm - Pre-Registration

Attendees are encouraged to come and pick up their meeting booklet, nametag and other information prior to the opening reception.

5:30pm - 7:00pm - Opening Reception - Thornton Room - 11th Floor

Enjoy networking with medical technology executives and other industry leaders while hearing from a leading policy maker on the state of play in Congress.

  • Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-3rd District)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

7:15am - 7:40am - Networking Continental Breakfast

7:40am - 7:50am - Welcome Address

MDMA's Chairman of the Board and MDMA's President & CEO will provide a review of Administration and Congressional activities, as well as the ongoing work with regulatory agencies to protect America's global leadership position in medical technology innovation.

  • Paul LaViolette, Executive Chairman, CardioFocus, Board Chairman, MDMA
  • Mark Leahey, President & CEO, MDMA
  • Eric Major, President & CEO, K2M, Inc.

7:50am - 8:00am - Opening/Technology Patient Address

  • Eric Major, President & CEO, K2M, Inc.
  • Catherine Ross, Quality Control Manager, K2M, Inc.

8:00am - 8:30am - Keynote - Opening Address

8:30am - 9:15am -The Future of Medical Technology Innovation

Advancements in technology continue to shift rapidly, and more integrated health care and delivery systems are presenting opportunities to for innovators to grow. Hear from some of the top executives in the device industry and how they are preparing for the future, and what you can do to take advantage of the changes in our ecosystem.

  • Scott Huennekens, President & CEO, Verb Surgical, Inc.

9:15am - 10:00am - Healthcare Reform: What's Ahead?

As Congress and the President move forward with their plans to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, hear from leading policy makers what this will mean for innovation in health care, and what impact various policies will have on your ability to grow.

10:00am - 10:15am - Networking Break

10:15am - 11:00am - CDRH Town Hall

MDMA's popular interactive session will host the CDRH Director to answer your questions and share his insights on the evolving MDUFA IV agreement, the latest reforms at the agency, and what changes we can expect with a new FDA Commissioner and leadership.

  • Jeffrey Shuren, MD, Director, CDRH, FDA

11:00am - 11:45am - Medical Device Industry - Giving Back

Med tech innovators have a proud history of not only transforming health care, but also addressing unmet challenges that impact patient populations and demographics throughout the world. Learn from several CEO's what they are doing to play their role in this tradition of giving back, and how each of you can join in this important work.

  • Kristina Kaufmann, Executive Director, Code of Support Foundation
  • Joe Kiani, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Masimo Corporation
  • Eric Major, President & CEO, K2M, Inc.
  • Dan Moore, Chairman, LivaNova

12:00pm - 1:15pm - Luncheon Address - 25 Years of MDMA

Hear from some of MDMA's previous Chairs of the Board of Directors about the evolution of our industry's involvement with policy makers and tradition of passionate advocacy, and how these collective efforts over the years improved the med tech ecosystem.

  • Paul LaViolette, Executive Chairman, CardioFoucs, Board Chairman, MDMA
  • Mark Leahey, President & CEO, MDMA
  • Dan Moore, Chairman, LivaNova
  • Paul Touhey, former President & CEO, Fujirebio

1:15pm - 2:00pm - Building the Right Culture & Team to Lead Your Organization

As your teams take on more responsibilities and face novel challenges in the business world - both in the United States and abroad - a leading med tech CEO will share proven approaches to building value for your investors while strengthening your teams and optimizing growth.

  • Benson Smith, Chairman, President & CEO, Teleflex, Inc.

2:00pm - 5:30pm - Congressional Fly-In

Congressional Fly-In Meeting participants will attend Hill meetings with their respective Senators and Representatives to discuss issues affecting the medical technology industry.

5:30pm - 7:00pm - Chairman's Reception

Enjoy networking with medical technology executives, government officials and other industry leaders while honoring Members of Congress who have been strong voices to restore predictability and transparency in the regulatory process, improve the reimbursement landscape and repeal the medical device tax.

  • Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY - 21st District)
  • Congresswoman Mimi Walters (CA-25th District)
  • Senator Todd Young (IN)

Friday, April 28, 2017

7:00am - 8:00am - Networking Continental Breakfast

8:00am - 8:15am - Keynote - Opening Address

8:15am - 8:45am - CMS Priorities: 2017 and Beyond

A top leader from CMS will detail what steps the agency is taking to improve the environment for coverage and reimbursement of medical technologies, while sharing the latest insights on how you can maximize the value of your products.

8:45am - 9:30am - Accelerating Patient Access to Technology

A panel of government officials and med tech executives will discuss the best strategies to help ensure that patients are able to benefit from the cures and therapies being developed by our industry. This discussion will highlight various approaches innovators can take to expedite the process to secure fair and adequate reimbursement.

  • Louis Jacques, Senior Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer, ADVI
  • Tamara Syrek Jensen, Director, Coverage and Analysis Group, CMS

9:30am - 10:15am - The Evolving Healthcare Ecosystem: How to Demonstrate Value & Improve Patient Outcomes

As patient-centered health care and value-based models continue to evolve, it is becoming increasingly less clear what data and evidence med tech innovators should be looking to collect and provide. Representatives from the insurer, innovator and patient communities will share their perspectives, and discuss the best approaches to the new environment.

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

10:30am - 11:15am - Compliance Under the New Administration

Several notable legal actions in recent years have highlighted the growing complexity of this area to med tech innovators, and it continues to expand to all stages of product development and to both domestic and international operations. Learn from real life case-studies what you and your team need to do to avoid the pitfalls and challenges in the compliance area.

  • Carolyn Bruguera, Vice President & General Counsel, MDMA

11:15am - 12:00pm - International Markets in Today's Environment

The global marketplace for medical technologies continues to shift; with various events taking place throughout the world that are impacting the access to medical technology innovation. From shifting political winds, trade negotiations, the EU's latest regulations and much more, hear from a panel of leading experts about how your team can adjust to this climate and maximize OUS growth.

  • Ames Gross, President, Pacific Bridge Medical
  • Ed Rozynski, Senior International Advisor, MDMA

12:30pm - Box Lunch/Conference Conclusion


*The "Meet Your State Delegation on Capital Hill - Congressional Fly-In" is reserved for OEM medical device manufacturers. You must register for the Congressional Fly-in by March 23, 2017. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Elliott Warren at ewarren@medicaldevices.org

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.