Carolyn Buck Luce: Evening Keynote at Medtech Vision 2015

Carolyn Buck Luce will wrap up MedtechVision 2015 with this year’s dinner keynote address. Carolyn Buck Luce is executive in residence at Center for Talent Innovation and senior managing director at Hewlett Consulting

Panel 1: Reaching the Female Healthcare Consumer

Women control 80% of the healthcare dollar, but are gender targeted marketing campaigns the best strategy? What are the pros and cons of various approaches to reaching the female consumer?   This panel will explore the

Panel 2: Women in Clinical Trials

Woman are notoriously underrepresented in numerous clinical trials, making gender based subset analysis difficult. As a result, the medical community cannot fully understand important differences in prevalence of disease and

Kim Popovits: CEO interview at Medtech Vision 2015

We are excited for a CEO interview with Kim Popovits, CEO, President & Chairman of Genomic Health at MedtechVision 2015 to learn about her professional journey. Kim is changing the paradigm of cancer care through

Panel 3: Investment Opportunities in Women’s Health

This panel, consisting of entrepreneurs, investors and industry executives will discuss current and future investment opportunities in women’s health. At the end of the discussion, panelists will be presented with short case

Panel 4: The Gender-Specific Practice of Medicine

Gender-specific practice of medicine takes into account how normal human biology differs between men and women and how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. This panel will explore specific

Amy Tenderich: Patient Keynote MedTechVision 2015

We are excited to kick off MedtechVision 2015 with Amy Tenderich, who will deliver this year’s patient keynote address! Amy is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of DiabetesMine, a leading online destination for people with

Words of Wisdom in 5 Words or Less…Now That’s Value!

When you look up “value” (val·ue, ˈvalyo͞o/, noun), one interesting component of the word’s definition is: “a person’s standards of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life.” This definition drove my

The Rise of 3-D Printing in Medicine

3-D printing has been rapidly growing from its roots as a rough prototyping tool into a now somewhat ubiquitous, chameleon-like technology; finding its way into everything from DIY toy making, to food production, to high-end

An Imperative to Build New Medtech Business Models

It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since a small group with a can-do attitude decided to put together a forum in which senior women in our industry could have a place to occupy the podium and provide new ideas and

Advertising medical procedure prices…a crazy idea or a basic concept?

One could argue that one of the basic value drivers in healthcare is cutting costs, but cutting prices on procedures? It would seem counterintuitive to reduce your revenue, but not if you advertise your low prices which in

Creating Value in the Medtech Industry Using a Gender Lens

Last month, the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) launched an ambitious and important initiative focused on improving women’s access to and outcomes from treatments using medical devices. This follows

An Evening with Missy Krasner

Health IT and digital health are very much in vogue right now. In fact in Q1 of 2013, roughly $495 million went into digital health deals. In a post from the Stanford Biodesign Alumni Association, Missy Krasner, a MedTech

Value in Healthcare

I love the “Value” theme for this year’s conference because I get excited thinking about providing better care to more with less. It’s hard to read a paper or listen to the news without hearing something about the increasing

The Promise of the Power of Patients

What an interesting event MedtechVision 2012 promises to be – seeing technology-based healthcare innovation and its delivery from the vantage point of patients is a rather fresh and timely perspective to consider. As patients

Promise or Pitfall: 13,000 reasons the mobile app space can’t be ignored

I’ve been excited to gain more exposure to the healthcare IT and medical media space during preparations for the MedtechVision 2012 Conference panel “The Internet’s Impact on Patient Health Management, Care Delivery, and

Life Science On The Rebound, But Device Is A Little Flat

Despite frequent grumblings heard throughout our industry, the data show that the Life Science investing climate might not be as bad as we were all led to believe. In the July Silicon Valley Bank report “Continued Rebound:

Greatness has been found

Those were the words that appeared on the t-shirts worn by the U.S. women’s soccer team, after capturing the Olympic gold medal.  I have been playing soccer for over thirty years,

The Empowered Patient

Since MedtechVision 2011, two major “patient-centric” events happened in the U.S. that are highly relevant to the context of this year’s conference theme of The Empowered Patient. We all know about the Supreme Court’s

MedechVision: Immortalized

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve thought a lot about how to communicate all that transpired at the MedtechVision conference last month.  It’s a tough assignment: so many rich conversations on wide-ranging topics  – we packed

From Vision to Reality

A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.  – Rosabeth Moss Kanter   When I heard that Amy and Deb were organizing a meeting to highlight

Convening a Powerful Network

Creating a ‘Business Meeting of Women’ instead of a meeting about ‘Being a Woman in Business’… that is what I found unique and compelling about the concept of MedtechVision. Our industry is one in which female leaders are not

Finding Solutions… Together

When I joined the organizing team for MedtechVision over a year ago, I was most attracted to the idea that it would be a forum to discuss solutions to challenges faced in the medtech industry, instead of a rehashing of all

WIA: Women In Action (aka Women I Admire)

Economics: Esther Duflo – For proving small things can make a difference. Architecture: Zaha Hadid – For pushing the boundaries – in every sense of the word. Fashion: Natalie Massenet – For believing that women would

Sit at the Table

Reflecting back on this year, I couldn’t help but notice the frequency of regulatory policy announcements. For example, kicking off the year, president Obama issued an executive order for improved regulation and regulatory

Inspired by Women

Recently, I was struck by the following quote from Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University: “Women run for office to do something, and men run for office to be somebody. 

Join us!

When we first began talking about this conference and what we wanted it to achieve, we had two tactics in mind. One, we wanted to focus our discussion on solutions to challenges versus only the challenges themselves; two, we


Over the past five years, I’ve been struck by the small number of women on medtech executive teams, boards, and conference panels, given how many talented experts I know who are women.   About a year ago while sitting in

New Perspectives

When I was asked to consider the opportunity to give the patient keynote at the MedtechVision conference admittedly I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  The conference was coming on the heels of the European Society

We Can Do Anything

Optimism. That’s what I’m feeling after the conference. Optimism. I’m optimistic for innovations in healthcare yet to come. Innovations we can’t fathom but are waiting for our focus. Innovations that one day will seem so

Welcome to MedtechVision 2012!

Thank you for all of you who participated in MedtechVision 2011. The strength of the speakers, attendees, sponsors and organizers created a one-of-a-kind experience for all of us. Given the success of last year, we were