2014 Annual Meeting Agenda

MDMA 2014 Annual Meeting

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Confirmed speakers listed below. Additional speakers to be added once confirmed.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Hall of Battles
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

Regency C/D
Kick-off this year's meeting by hearing unique insights on the state of Congressional activities, and honoring a leading elected official for her work on behalf of medical technology, as well as her efforts to bridge the differences in Congress.

  • The Honorable Kelly Ayotte, U.S. Senator (NH)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

7:00am - 8:00am

Networking Breakfast

Regency B
8:00am - 8:15am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Regency C/D
MDMA's Chairman of the Board and MDMA's President and CEO will provide a review of Congressional activities and work with regulatory agencies to protect America's global leadership position in medical technology.

  • Daniel Moore, President & CEO, Cyberonics, MDMA Chairman
  • Mark Leahey, President & CEO, MDMA
8:15am - 8:45am

Opening Address
Regency C/D
  • The Honorable Joe Donnelly, U.S. Senator (IN)
8:45am - 9:45am

The Impact of Medical Technology
Regency C/D
Hear some of the amazing stories of how medical technology is making a difference in the lives of patients, and see cutting-edge technologies up close and transforming the quality of life.
  • Russ Angold, Co-Founder & CTO, Ekso Bionics
  • Gary Linfoot, Ambassador, Ekso Bionics
  • Jenn Macievich, Physical Therapist, Ekso Bionics
  • Steven W. Boyce, M.D., Surgical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program, MedStar Heart Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
9:45am - 10:15am

Patient Safety Summit

Regency C/D
More than 200,000 people die every year in the U.S. hospitals for reasons that could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation's goal is to reduce the number of preventable deaths to 0 by 2020. Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payors. Learn about the important work that over 100 med tech companies and hospitals have committed to, and the role our industry can continue to play.

  • The Honorable Robert Casey, Jr., U. S. Senator (PA)
  • Joe Kiani, Chairman & CEO, Masimo Corporation
10:15am - 10:30am

Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am

Addressing the Rising Cost of Care
Regency C/D
As projections continue to show that healthcare costs will make up an increasing percent of our nation's budget, learn how various players in the marketplace are confronting challenges, and the role med tech can play in providing solutions.
  • Louis Jacques, M.D., Senior Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer, ADVI
  • Jim Mazzo, Chairman & CEO, AcuFocus
  • Shantanu Nundy, M.D., Managing Director, Clinical Innovation, Evolent Health
11:15am - 12:15pm

CDRH Update - Town Hall Q&A
Regency C/D
The Director of the CDRH will hold an interactive discussion with attendees to detail the ongoing implementation of MDUFA reforms, and where the FDA is focusing its efforts to meet milestones and improve efficiencies.
  • Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., Director, CDRH
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Networking Luncheon
Columbia A/B
The mission of MedTech and BioTech Veteran Program (MVP) is to identify thousands of military veterans, readying them for meaningful employment within a MedTech or BioTech organization. Hear about the 4-step process, "Recruit, Equip, Apply and Hire," and how you and your team can join this important work.
  • Mike Grice, Veteran Integration Officer, MedTech & BioTech Veterans Program (MVP)
  • Michael Minogue, President & CEO, ABIOMED, Inc.

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Mid-Term Elections
Regency C/D
With control of Congress in the balance and a rapidly shifting electorate, hear from two leading strategists and veterans of numerous Presidential campaigns what to expect in 2014, and how that could impact your business.
  • Stephanie Cutter, Partner, Precision Strategies & Co-Host, CNN's Crossfire
  • Kevin Madden, Veteran Presidential Campaign Strategist
2:15pm - 2:30pm

Congressional Fly-In Participants Depart for Capitol Hill

2:30pm - 5:00pm

Meet Your State Delegation on Capitol Hill - 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.

5:0pm - 7:00pm

MDMA Chairman's Reception
Regency B
Enjoy networking with medical technology executives, government officials and other industry leaders while honoring a public official who is a strong voice in Congress to restore predictability and transparency in the regulatory process and to eliminate the onerous medical device tax.
  • The Honorable Lamar Alexander, U.S. Senator (TN)

Friday, May 16, 2014

7:30am - 8:00am

Networking Breakfast

Regency B

8:00am – 8:30am      

Opening Address
Regency C/D
Day 2 of the Annual Meeting starts with a unique perspective on how government and federal policies can help shape the marketplace, and how Congress should provide bipartisan solutions to emerging challenges.

  • The Honorable Al Franken, U.S. Senator (MN)

8:30am – 9:00am

CMS Update
Regency C/D

Sean Cavanaugh, Director for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, will speak about the basics of new payment models under the health reform and what the agency is working on in the coming years.

  • Sean Cavanaugh, Director of the Center for Medicare, CMS 

9:00am – 9:45am

Protecting Your IP
Regency C/D
As Congress looks to modify the patent laws for the 2nd time in 3 years, hear from leading patent experts on the best ways to protect your IP.

  • Eb Bright, COO & General Counsel, ExploraMed Development
  • Christine Lehman, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
  • Aaron Parker, Attorney, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

9:45am – 10:00am

Networking Break

10:00am - 11:00am

Compliance Session
Regency C/D
Increasing compliance challenges can slow down operations, if not halt them completely. With growing scrutiny by international, federal and state authorities, one needs to carefully understand the various compliance issues the medical technology industry faces today.

  • Jackie Huber, Vice President, Compliance, MDMA
  • Adam Jones, Divisional General Counsel, Smiths Medical
  • Benjamin Wallfisch, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright

11:00am – 12:00pm

India, Brazil and the EU's Medical Device Markets: What will be the Impact of Political Change on their Regulatory Systems and Future?
Regency C/D
For the past 16 months, the EU and emerging markets, such as India, have faced politically-induced uncertainty in their regulatory systems for medical technology. With the impending elections of new leaders in India and a new EU Parliament, what does the future hold for the industry in each region? How can and should businesses carry on?

  • Amy Hariani, Director & Legal Counsel, U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC)
  • Edward Rozynski, Vice President, Government Affairs, Intuitive Surgical
  • N. Gerard Zapiain, Senior International Trade specialist, Health Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Closing Buffet Luncheon

Regency B




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.