Minnesota Medtech Week 2015 Keynote Program: Top Healthcare Executives Talk Market Leadership and Technology Adoption

Early Bird Registration Rates Extended through October 19

Oct 15, 2015, 11:00 ET from UBM Canon

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota Medtech Week, presented in partnership by Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis and LifeScience Alley, today highlights its dynamic two-day conference, featuring inspirational keynotes. In the heart of Minnesota's Medical Alley, the conference and expo bring the entire medical device and manufacturing community together to discuss the changes impacting the medtech marketplace. Registered attendees include engineering, R&D, operations and executive personnel. Industry experts will address everything from the newest materials and technologies to challenges across regulation, reimbursement and market access. Minnesota Medtech Week and all co-located events will take place November 4-5, 2015, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. For more information and to register, visit: lifesciencealley.org/events/conferences/minnesota-medtech-week.html or mdmminn.mddionline.com.

Minnesota Medtech Week will present an opening keynote session each morning of the conference, welcoming speakers from industry-leading health care companies. The opening keynote address on Wednesday, November 4, will feature Stacy Enxing Seng, independent director at Hill-Rom, Sonova, Solace Tx and Spirox, discussing "Leaning out the Procedure: Medical Innovation in Today's Healthcare Marketplace."

Day two will feature a panel discussion on "Market Access and Patient Engagement – Perspectives from Healthcare Leaders on the Adoption of New Technologies." Moderator Shawn Carlson, Hill-Rom's U.S. director of market access-respiratory care, will lead the discussion with panelists from UnitedHealthcare (Brett Edelson, vice president, medicaid product) and North Memorial Health Care (Kelly Macken-Marble, president, population health & ambulatory services).

Additional afternoon keynote sessions include speakers from Boston Scientific (John Abele, co-founder and Randy Schiestl, vice president, R&D, global technology) and Noonday Ventures (Ted Harro, founder). 

"We're honored to host these industry luminaries on our keynote stage, offering inspiration to medtech professionals within such an impactful region for health care innovation. By combining efforts with the most respected industry association in Minnesota, LifeScience Alley, we're able to bring to life one of the most robust and informative conference programs, aimed to inspire designers, developers and manufacturers," said UBM Canon senior vice president Stephen Corrick.

"Minnesota Medtech Week truly is about showcasing the best of our Medical Alley region," said Shaye Mandle, president and CEO of LifeScience Alley. "Renowned industry veterans like Stacy Enxing Seng, John Abele and so many other thought-leading individuals and organizations are the reason this region and industry are so successful and impactful to patients worldwide."          

Two Conference Tracks Span Medtech and Patient Engagement

From market access and patient engagement to IoT and medical device design, the conference features speakers from industry giants such as Boston Scientific, 3M, Medtronic, Olympus, St. Jude Medical and more. The two-day conference program presents a range of informative sessions within two distinct tracks:

  • Medical Track A: Design innovation, digital health and IoT
  • Medical Track B: Medical reimbursement and patient-centered technology

Beyond Medtech – Something for Everyone in Advanced Manufacturing

Spanning the entire advanced manufacturing ecosystem, a concurrent All-Industry conference track will feature a day of sessions around 3D printing and additive manufacturing on Thursday. Wednesday features a full-day Design Innovation workshop, presented by Insight Product Development.

More than 1,000 Suppliers Featured at the Expo

On Wednesday, November 4, Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith will officially open the Minnesota Medtech Week hall, which includes the MD&M Minneapolis Expo, as well as six additional co-located show floors. The expansive Expo will feature more than 1,000 medtech and advanced manufacturing suppliers of the latest technologies, materials, and services. On the expo floor, Center Stage will offer free presentations and product teardowns.

For more information and to register for the Minnesota Medtech Week Conference, visit:

lifesciencealley.org/minnesota-medtech-week or mdmminn.mddionline.com.

To apply for a media pass, visit: mdmminn.mddionline.com/press-registration 

To learn more about all co-located Expos, visit:

About UBM Canon

UBM Canon is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe.  UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B-to-B communities and markets.

About LifeScience Alley

LifeScience Alley is a global leader in enabling health technology and care organizations to innovate, succeed and influence the evolution of healthcare. By influencing policy, delivering actionable information and intelligence and connecting members with critical resources, we work to ensure that Minnesota's Medical Alley remains the world's strongest health technology community. The Association's membership and supporting community extends throughout the world, employing more than 300,000 Minnesotans and many more globally.

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