Tuesday, September 10

Join us for the MedtechVISION 2024 Annual Conference that brings together business leaders, inventors, investors, physicians and policy makers to discuss real-world solutions to the most challenging issues facing the medtech industry today.

MedtechVISION 2024


The Power of We: Together Moving Medtech Forward

How do you address industry challenges no one can solve alone? By forming new partnerships that allow us to do more, together. This year MedtechVISON will focus on the power of new and emerging partnerships. We will discuss how medical device companies can build broad support systems with adjacent ecosystem players to keep innovation moving forward, broaden access to existing and emerging products, and help deliver on the promise of health to all patients. The Medtech industry has had decades to prepare for the growing needs of aging adults, learn about the underserved members of our communities, and improve the bottom line of safety, effectiveness and cost. But the last five years have seen an unprecedented level of disruption to our businesses, to say nothing of our lives and health. The processes and resources that built the great medical companies of yesterday will not meet the patient needs of today and tomorrow. Given the complexity of modern healthcare, we can not thrive as an industry alone.

Date & Time

Tuesday, September 10, 2024
7:30am – 7:00pm PDT


The Rosewood Sand Hill
2825 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025


$300 for the virtual meeting
$1,250 for In-Person


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*This is a working agenda and subject to change.

7:30am - 8:30am

Registration & Breakfast

8:30am - 8:45am


8:45am - 9:00am

A word from our Board

9:00am - 10:00am

Patient Keynote

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Brooke Story – Former WW President, Becton Dickinson

10:00am - 10:30am


10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Long-Term Society Needs at Scale – Medtech-Government Partnerships

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The last several years have seen the launch of multiple new and expanded public-private partnerships to build vital medical technology infrastructure. The number of local, state, and federal agencies committed to this goal continues to grow, but critical questions remain on how best to form and run these modern initiatives. Ensuring a pipeline of safe, effective and affordable medical devices for millions of people is not simple. It requires addressing problems as varied as identifying the best science and start-ups for funding, recruiting and training evolving workforces, and managing environmental and political uncertainty in critical global resources. Panelists from both sides of the public-private divide will discuss best practices and lessons learned for companies to be part of these emerging opportunities.

11:30am - 1:00pm


1:00pm - 1:15pm

Ferolyn Powell Award

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Bridging the Innovation Gap: Medtech Startups & Giants – A Collaboration for Success

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Healthcare Technology and medical science is evolving at breakneck speed. Unfortunately, many of the nimble startups leading the charge are finding themselves running short on capital and other resources long before they reach the market. The financial insecurity of the last several years has reduced investors’ tolerance for risk, pulling badly needed funds out of venture capital. Meanwhile, Medtech strategics are playing their own version of risk mitigation, holding off on acquisitions until the technology proves itself in a commercial product. This is leaving the average startup with far less while being asked to do much more. Large organizations, whether public or private, non-profit or academic, are now stepping in with a wide range of creative support services to help start-ups bridge the growing gap.

2:15pm - 2:45pm

Executive Interview

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Michelle Tarver, MD, PhD – Deputy Center Director, Transformation, CDRH, FDA


Vernessa Pollard – Partner, DLA Piper

2:45pm - 3:15pm


3:15pm - 4:15pm

Meeting Patients Where They Want to Be – Medtech’s Role in Furthering Non-Acute Care and Care at Home

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Michelle Tarver, MD, PhD – Deputy Center Director, Transformation, CDRH, FDA


Julia Strandberg – EVP and Chief Business Leader Connected Care, Philips

Kirsten Carroll – CEO, Kandu Health

Denise Graeber – SVP Clinical Services Operations & Product Management, Signify Health

Mariel Fabro – Managing Partner, Beacon Launch Partners, LLC

As care delivery increasingly moves out of the hospital setting, Medtech plays a pivotal role in empowering patients to receive quality care where it is most convenient for them. This panel explores the innovations transforming how care is delivered outside of traditional acute-care settings, how Medtechs need to innovate to support this shift, and what clinicians and patients really want. Specific themes to explore include the rise of the ambulatory surgery center and how Medtechs are enabling minimally invasive procedures in these settings, the revolutionizing of care at home that allow patients to prepare for operations and recover / manage their conditions at home, and more.

4:15pm - 4:30pm

Closing Remarks

4:30pm - 7:00pm

Networking Reception

Brooke Story

Former WW President

Becton Dickinson

Michelle Tarver, MD, PhD

Deputy Center Director, Transformation, CDRH


Vernessa Pollard


DLA Piper

Moderators will be added as bios become available.