How is the Aging Population Causing a Transformation in Healthcare?

Dr. Zia Agha, West Health Institute to speak at San Diego medtech event Sept. 1

Aug 25, 2015, 15:11 ET from UBM Canon

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Zia Agha, Executive Vice President of Clinical Research & Medical Informatics, West Health Institute, will present a keynote on transformations in healthcare at the upcoming MEDevice San Diego Conference & Showcase at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, taking place September 1-2, 2015, presented by UBM Canon.

On the morning of September 1, Dr. Agha will discuss "Becoming a Leader in the Transformation of Healthcare: What it Takes to Redefine the Patient Experience in the Aging Population." With some 10,000 people turning 65 each day, and with seniors living longer than ever, is technology helping people maintain independence and a higher quality of life? How is the healthcare industry going to respond to these needs? Is the "Uberization of care" going to be the answer?

This keynote is just the start of two days packed with speakers and panel discussions on medical device design and development, the regulatory process and reimbursement, wireless in medical devices and wearables, and more. Speakers from Thermo Fisher Scientific, Toxikon Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, IDEO, GE Healthcare, and other top companies are slated to present at the conference.

In addition, there will be lively discussions on obtaining venture capital with Fjord Ventures, Frost & Sullivan, Correlation Ventures, Canaan Partners, and others. A free Networking Drinks Reception the first night of the event will allow attendees to mingle with some of the panelists and San Diego area's rising medtech stars.

In addition, conference attendees will be able to enhance their experience with the Technology Showcase, a gathering of some of the leading medical device manufacturers and developers.

To register for MEDevice San Diego, or for more information, please visit

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