Past Events

New Member Onboarding – A Virtual Event

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NEW MEMBER ONBOARDING

To help you get the most out of your MedtechWOMEN membership and to connect you with other MedtechWOMEN members, we will be offering quarterly virtual New Member Onboarding sessions.

Please join us for our next New Member Onboarding session on  Wednesday, June 12  from 12:00-1:00pm PTAll current MedtechWOMEN members are invited and welcome to attend.

You’ll hear an overview of MedtechWOMEN’s Mission and Vision, watch a virtual tour of the Member Portal, hear about volunteer opportunities and ways you can get more involved. We’ll also have a breakout session so you can network with other members in your area.

Not a member? Join MedtechWOMEN to attend and also receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year!

Register HERE to attend.

Date: June 12, 2024

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MedtechFORUM – Innovating for Women’s Health: Good Medicine Meets Good Business

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MedtechWOMEN invites you to join us for the second episode of MedtechFORUM: Women’s Health in 2024 and Beyond, moderated by Marga Ortigas-Wedekind, Chief Commercial Strategy Officer, Fogarty Innovation.

The increased attention on innovations in women’s health, often encapsulated under the term “FemTech,” has indeed generated significant buzz in recent years. However, it’s essential to critically evaluate whether the level of invention and investment has truly aligned with the unmet needs in this space.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ First, let’s redefine “Women’s Health.” While reproductive health and women’s cancers have received significant attention, there’s a vast landscape of health issues that affect women differently or disproportionately. Diseases like cardiovascular conditions, depression, and endometriosis often go underdiagnosed or undertreated. Additionally, medical issues such as osteoporosis impact women at various stages of their lives. To truly address women’s health needs, innovation must extend beyond traditional focuses.

For investors in this space, raising high-quality funds using traditional venture models has been a challenge. Data is scarce, making it difficult to quantify returns, and with only 15% of women venture capitalists in decision-making roles,1 old biases still drive investment choices. The result is that FemTech represents only 2-4%2 of all health tech and biopharma investments.

Join our panel of women entrepreneurs and investors as we grapple with these challenges. We’ll examine the headwinds and tailwinds affecting women’s health today and explore what the medtech ecosystem must do better to support the issues faced by 50% of the world’s population. Together, let’s pave the way for innovation that truly meets the diverse and evolving needs of women worldwide.

Date:

  • Wednesday, May 22

Time:

  • 11:30am PT – In Person Arrival at Fogarty Innovation & Lunch
  • 12:00-1:00pm PT – Virtual Event Begins

Location:

  • Fogarty Innovation 2495 Hospital Drive, Suite 300 Mountain View, CA

Moderator:

Panelists:

Cost:

$20 registration fee with 50% of the proceeds from this webinar going to the Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation.  Click the link if you’d like to make an additional donation.

Register to attend In Person  HERE

Register to attend Virtually HERE

Date: May 22, 2024

 

1https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2023/12/how-we-can-close-the-venture-capital-gender-gap/#:~:text=One%20area%20where%20women%20are,cheque%2Dwriters’%20are%20women.

2 https://www.medicaldevice-network.com/features/femtech-the-worlds-largest-niche-market/?cf-view

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MedtechFORUM – Women’s Health: Beyond the Bikini

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MedtechWOMEN invites you to join us for the inaugural episode of MedtechFORUM: Women’s Health in 2024 and Beyond. 

This speaker series aims to educate and inspire impactful innovation and action in the field of women’s health. With six episodes planned, we are kicking off the series with a dynamic discussion that promises valuable insights into the current landscape and future trends in women’s health.

In this enlightening panel session, “Women’s Health: Beyond the Bikini”, moderated by Lisa Suennen, Managing Partner, AHA Ventures, we will delve into the often-overlooked aspects of women’s health that disproportionately affect them. Our esteemed panelists will address lesser-known issues in women’s health beyond gynecological concerns, identify the leaders driving positive change in women’s healthcare, discuss necessary changes in training, and explore what it will take to shift the paradigm.

Date: Wednesday, May 15 

Time: 12:00-1:00pm PT 

Location: A Virtual Event

This discussion promises to be thought-provoking, offering valuable insights into areas of women’s health that demand greater attention and action.

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Laurie Zephyrin, MD, MBA, MPH – SVP of Advancing Health Equity, The Commonwealth Fund
  • Bertha Hidalgo, PhD, MPH – Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, University of Alabama Birmingham & Assoc. Dean, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, UAB School of Public Health
  • Mariell Jessup, MD, FAHA – Chief Scientific & Medical Officer, American Heart Association
  • Aenor Sawyer, MD, MS – Dir. UCSF Skeletal Health Service, Associate Professor, Dept. Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF

Your presence and participation would greatly enhance the conversation, and we welcome your perspective on these crucial topics.

Cost:

$20 registration fee per webinar with 50% of the proceeds from this webinar going to the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women. Click HERE if you’d like to make an additional donation. 

Register to attend HERE

Date: May 15, 2024

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MedtechFORUM: Women’s Health in 2024 & Beyond

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Join MedtechWOMEN for MedtechFORUM: Women’s Health in 2024 and Beyond, a speaker series to educate and inspire impactful innovation and action. 

Beginning in May, MedtechWOMEN will kick off a series of interactive webinars focused on women’s health. Not just below the belt, but taking a holistic view of the health of women including cardiovascular, neurovascular, mental, maternal, reproductive health and more, designed to educate and inform our our community on the latest trends, legislation and issues affecting the health of women, with an eye towards delivering improved solutions and care to women.

We’re thrilled to partner with 6 incredible female industry leaders who are each curating and moderating panels in the series as follows (in no particular order):

  • Unpacking Roe v. Wade Holly Scott, Vice President & Partner, The Mullings Group – Seeking to understand the repercussions and issues affecting women’s health and access to care since the overturning in June 2022.
  • Maternal Health: The Canary in the Coal Mine – Nada Hanafi, Founder & Manager Medtech Strategy Advisors, LLC and Co-founder and Board Director, MedTech Color – Shining a spotlight on the growing gap in maternal care in the US and globally
  • Women’s Cardiovascular Health – Lisa Suennen, Managing Partner, American Heart Association Ventures – Examining a critically important disease state and the reasons why women’s health is an important component to improved solutions
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Women’s Health – Mia Keeys, Director of Federal Affairs, Hologic – Exploring AI’s implications for issues and improvements in women’s health
  • The Health of Women in Underserved Populations in America– Vernessa Pollard, Partner, DLA Piper – Delivering better access to care to America’s women regardless of zip code, ethnicity, race or other social factors. 
  • Supporting Women’s Health Innovators –  Marga Ortigas-Wedekind, Chief Commercial Strategy Officer, Fogarty Innovation – Showcasing founders and their medtech innovations for the improved health of women. 

Cost:

$20 registration fee per webinar with 50% of the proceeds from each webinar going to the moderator’s women’s health charity of choice.

Stay tuned for more information to follow soon!

Date: 2024

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DeviceTalks Boston 2024 Women in MedTech Breakfast

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MedtechWOMEN is proud to be a supporting partner of the Women in MedTech Breakfast at DeviceTalks Boston 2024!

Join MedtechWOMEN and industry peers for an hour of networking, engagement, and mentorship at the Women in MedTech Breakfast at DeviceTalks Boston 2024!

Find a mentor, reach out to a new contact, reconnect, and help foster a movement that needs more female leadership at all levels.

Date: May 2, 2024 from 8:00 – 9:00am

Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 162A

Website: Boston.DeviceTalks.com

Featuring a Fireside Chat: Nina Goodheart, SVP and President, Structural Heart & Aortic, Medtronic

Program:

8:00 – 8:30am | Networking

8:30 – 8:50am | Fireside Chat

8:50 – 9:00am | Networking & Conclusion

Ticket required: Open to all-access pass holders, speakers and sponsors – $25/person (limited availability, must be purchased pre-event)

Register to attend HERE

Date: May 2, 2024

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Goodwin Medtech @ DeviceTalks Boston Reception

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MedtechWOMEN is proud to be a supporting partner of the Goodwin Medtech at DeviceTalks Boston 2024 Reception!

Date: May 1, 2024 from 6:30-8:30pm EDT

Location: Goodwin’s Boston Office 100 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210

Register to attend HERE

Date: May 1, 2024

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MedtechWOMEN & Davis Wright Tremaine Seattle Networking Event

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Seattle MedtechWOMEN

Amanda DePalma and Lynette Kozuma of MedtechWOMEN in partnership with Louisa Barash and Jane Eckels of Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP’s Women in HealthTech initiative, invite you to join us in Seattle for a special networking event. 

MedtechWOMEN is all about bringing female leaders together and providing a platform from which we can reach both forward and back to ensure more equitable representation within our industry. Our goal is to bring members of the Medtech community together, locally, to network and engage in spirited discussions.  We aim to create a fun, casual, and supportive environment to share ideas, create new connections, and help advance each other’s professional objectives.  

We hope you will join us!

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024 – 5:00-7:00pm

Location: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP 920 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300

Pre-registration is required 

Register to attend  HERE

 

Date: April 18, 2024

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Investment Trends in the Intersection of Healthcare, Medtech and Digital Health – A Hybrid Event

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Join MedtechWOMEN in person in NYC or virtually for Investment Trends in the Intersection of Healthcare, Medtech and Digital Health hosted by Finn Partners at their office in NYC.

Our panelists will offer their insights, perspectives and predictions on the current climate for investment within the intersection of healthcare, medtech and digital health. We look forward to an engaging discussion that will inform and educate our community. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 – 5:00-7:00pm ET / 2:00-4:00pm PT

  • 5:00-5:30pm ET – In-Person Arrival & Networking at Finn Partners in NYC
  • 5:30-6:30pm ET – Hybrid Panel Discussion – Virtual Event Begins
  • 6:30-7:00pm ET – In-Person Networking

Moderator:

  • Estefi Alvarez, PhD –  Global Business  & Market Access Strategist, Entrepreneur in Residence, Yale Ventures

Panelists:

Pre-Registration is required for In-person attendance! 

Cost to attend in-person: $15 for MedtechWOMEN Standard Members, $35 for Non-Members

Cost to attend virtually: $10 for MedtechWOMEN Standard Members, $25 for Non-Members

Want the member discount? Join MedtechWOMEN today and receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year!

Register to attend in Person HERE

Register to attend Virtually HERE

Date: April 17, 2024

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New Member Onboarding – A Virtual Event

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NEW MEMBER ONBOARDING

To help you get the most out of your MedtechWOMEN membership and to connect you with other MedtechWOMEN members, we will be offering quarterly virtual New Member Onboarding sessions.

Please join us for our next New Member Onboarding session on  Wednesday, March 6 from 12:00-1:00pm PTAll current MedtechWOMEN members are invited and welcome to attend.

You’ll hear an overview of MedtechWOMEN’s Mission and Vision, watch a virtual tour of the Member Portal, hear about volunteer opportunities and ways you can get more involved. We’ll also have a breakout session so you can network with other members in your area.

Not a member? Join MedtechWOMEN to attend and also receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year!

Register HERE to attend.

Date: March 6, 2024

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Women’s Business Leaders’ (WBL) Reception during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

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Join MedtechWOMEN at the Women’s Business Leaders’ (WBL) Reception during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. 

January 8, 2024 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM PT
The Playroom at Hotel Zetta, San Francisco, CA 94103

MedtechWOMEN is partnering with Women’s Business Leaders (WBL), MedTech Color, AdvaMed’s Women’s Executive Network, and AdvaMed’s PRIDE Leadership Network to host a reception during the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. This will be a great chance to network with members from four organizations with complementary missions and healthcare leaders local to the area.

Amidst a busy conference schedule, this fun, intimate, and relaxing evening will be the perfect opportunity to make new business contacts and enjoy the company of peers soon to be called friends. Special thanks to Johnson & Johnson for sponsoring this event.

MedtechWOMEN members can register at the WBL member discounted rate. Use the code MEDTECH when you register. 

Register HERE

Date: January 8, 2024

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Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom Part 8 – A Hybrid Event

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Interested in board service?

 

Join MedtechWOMEN in person in Boston or virtually for the eighth and final event in a series on “Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom,” curated by MedtechWOMEN’s Board Development Committee and hosted by Goodwin at their offices in Boston.Board service is not always easy or smooth. Crises occur – some internal (think Theranos) and some external (think COVID) – that can rock companies. Conflicts among directors can do the same to the board, at times interrupting optimal board functioning. Finally, boards can become stale and unproductive when not refreshed from time-to-time, but even the refreshment process can pose significant challenges. Join us for this eye-opening discussion, as our accomplished panel shares their insights on managing company crises, resolving director conflicts and planning for board succession.Tuesday, November 28, 2023 – 4:30-7:30pm ET / 1:30-4:30pm PT

  • 4:30-5:00pm ET – In-Person Registration at Goodwin, Boston, MA
  • 5:00-6:30pm ET – Hybrid Panel Discussion – Virtual Event Begins
  • 6:30-7:30pm ET – In-Person Networking

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Nancy Briefs –  President & CEO, AltrixBio; Board Member, New View Surgical
  • Allyson S. Rinderle – Managing Director, Bain Capital Lifesciences
  • Kate Rumrill – President & CEO, Ablative Solutions; Board Member MassMEDIC & NeoSync

Cost to attend in-person: $15 for MedtechWOMEN Standard Members, $35 for Non-MembersWant the member discount? Join MedtechWOMEN today and receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year!

Register to attend in Person HERE

Register to attend Virtually HERE

Date: November 28, 2023

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People Strategy: Pitfalls and Opportunities in Building the Team that Build Your Company – at BIOMEDevice

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Join us at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 15 from 3:30-4:40pm PT at BIOMEDevice for a MedtechWOMEN sponsored panel on People Strategy: Pitfalls and Opportunities in Building the Team that Build Your Company.

Among the many strategic decisions a startup has to make, from what platform technologies to leverage to how to shape their business models, one of the least discussed is the one most investors claim is their number one concern: Getting the right People. Who you hire and when is not just a matter of finding resources to get the job done. Hiring and managing employees can have serious legal consequences for a fledgling company, while landing the right senior executive can make or break a profitable acquisition deal. This diverse panel will discuss the financial, legal, technical and long term strategic perspectives of finding the right people and helping them work together successfully.

Moderator:

Panelists:

Use code MEDTECH23 for a free expo pass and 20% off conference pass.

Register to attend HERE

Date: November 15, 2023

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The Future of Medical Device Marketing – A Hybrid Event

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Join MedtechWOMEN in person in Minneapolis or virtually for a discussion with Jaime LaMontagne, VP Global Marketing and Medical Education, Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm Management, on the future of Medical Device Marketing.

Our industry has relied on a traditional, face-to-face sales approach where measurement of marketing initiatives can be difficult.  Meanwhile our budgets are tightening and our customers are changing, we as marketers, have to be even more strategic to maximize spend. To be successful marketers, we must combine the use of physical sales forces with digital tools and approaches. “Phygital” unites both approaches into a seamless experience.

 

Thursday, November 9, 2023 – 5:30-7:30pm CT / 3:30-5:30pm PT

  • 5:30-6:00pm CT – In-Person Registration, Networking at Robins Kaplan 800 La Salle Ave #2800, Minneapolis, MN 55402
  • 6:00-7:00pm CT – Panel – Virtual Event Begins
  • 7:00-7:30pm CT – In-Person Networking

Cost to attend in-person: $10 for MedtechWOMEN Members, $20 for Non-Members – Register HERE

Cost to attend virtually: $5 for MedtechWOMEN Members, $10 for Non-Members – Register HERE

Want the member discount? Join MedtechWOMEN today and receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year!

 

Jaime LaMontagne is the Vice President of Global Marketing and Medical Education for the Cardiac Rhythm Management business at Medtronic. She leads a team responsible for global marketing and medical education strategy and execution for the pacemaker, defibrillation and diagnostics business.  Prior to this role, she led the Commercial Marketing team for the pacemaker and defibrillator business as well as Brady Marketing, Strategy and Business Development, where her team delivered strong financial and market share results across the portfolio. Jaime started her career in the medical device industry in 2002 as a product marketing manager in the Urology Therapy business and subsequently held roles of increasing responsibility in marketing organizations across Spinal Cord Stimulation, Structural Heart, and Critical Care Businesses.

Date: November 9, 2023

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New Member Onboarding – A Virtual Event

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ANNOUNCING: NEW MEMBER ONBOARDING

To help you get the most out of your MedtechWOMEN membership and to connect you with other MedtechWOMEN members, we will be offering quarterly virtual New Member Onboarding sessions starting in Q4 2023.

Please join us for our first New Member Onboarding session on  Wednesday, November 1 from 12:00-1:00pm PTBecause this is our first New Member Onboarding session, all current MedtechWOMEN members are invited and welcome to attend.

You’ll hear an overview of MedtechWOMEN’s Mission and Vision, watch a virtual tour of the Member Portal, hear about volunteer opportunities and ways you can get more involved. We’ll also have a breakout session so you can network with other members in your area.

Not a member? Join MedtechWOMEN to attend and also receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year!

Register HERE to attend.

Date: November 1, 2023

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DeviceTalks West 2023

Description:

Join MedtechWOMEN at DeviceTalks West at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Oct. 18-19. This essential medtech meeting for entrepreneurs, engineers, and other professionals developing the latest tools used to treat patients and cure disease will explore recent trends and technologies of the medical device industry.

At this year’s event there is an exceptional lineup of speakers, including a number of women leaders in the medtech industry.

DeviceTalks West will open the conference interviewing the leader of Abbott’s Vascular business, Julie Tyler, President of Abbott Vascular. We’ll explore Abbott’s product platform, innovation process, and what’s to come after the acquisition of Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

MedtechWOMEN has partnered with DeviceTalks to get our members 25% off full conference passes to the show!

Use code MEDTECHWOMEN25 at checkout to save!

REGISTER TODAY 

Date: October 18-19, 2023

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MedTech Color 6th Annual Networking Breakfast

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MedtechWOMEN is proud to be a MedTech Color and 6th Annual Networking Breakfast Partner! Held in conjunction with The MedTech Conference powered by AdvaMed, The MedTech Color Annual Networking Breakfast drives MTC’s core pillar of building a strong, diverse network of mentors and sponsors who champion thought leadership and innovative clinical advancement. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Tania Saision, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Edwards Lifesciences

Monday, October 9, 2023, 7:30am PT

Date: October 9, 2023

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The MedTech Conference

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Join MedtechWOMEN and the AdvaMed Women’s Executive Network at The MedTech Conference in Anaheim, CA for a discussion on recent workforce trends and strategies for inclusion and diversity in the MedTech industry.

Where: Anaheim Convention Center

Join us for this special session moderated by MedtechWOMEN Board Member, Amanda DePalma.

Sunday, October 8, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PT
A panel discussion presented by MedTech Color and AdvaMed’s Women Executive Network discussing unique approaches to career advancement in Medtech.

Date: October 8 – 11, 2023

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Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom Part 7 – A Virtual Event

Description:

Interested in board service?

Join MedtechWOMEN virtually for the seventh event in a series on “Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom,” curated by MedtechWOMEN’s Board Development Committee.

You’ve been gaining experience as a board member on one or more boards. Now you’re asked to join one of the committees – or to consider taking on the chair role. What does committee work entail, and why is it necessary? What does being the chair mean, and how is it different than the role of board director? How does the role differ in a public company versus a private company? So many questions! In this dynamic panel event, our accomplished panel will share their insights on expanding your role and responsibility beyond independent board member.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 – 12:00 – 1:15pm PT

Moderators:

Panelists:

  • Karen Drexler, Board Director, ResMed (NYSE:RSMD), Outset Medical (Nasdaq:OM) [Chair, Compensation Committee; Member, Nomination & Governance Committee], Tivic Health (Nasdaq:TIVC) [Chair, Compensation and Nomination & Governance Committees], EBR Systems (ASX:EBR) [Chair, Governance & Remuneration Committee], Huma.ai and VIDA Diagnostics [Chair, Compensation Committee]; Advisor, Hygieia [past Chair; past Chair, Compensation Committee]
  • Pam Hall, Board Vice Chair and Senior Vice President, Medical Devices, KeraLink International [Chair, Technical Committee; Member, Audit and Finance & Compensation Committees]
  • Valerie Palmieri, past CEO, COO & Executive Chair, Aspira Women’s Health (Nasdaq:AWH); Scientific Advisory Board Member, 2San; CEO, Momentum Consulting

Cost to attend virtually: $10 for MedtechWOMEN Standard Members, $25 for Non-Members

Want the member discount? Join MedtechWOMEN today and receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year!

Register to attend Virtually HERE

Date: September 26, 2023

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MedtechVISION 2023

 

Description:

MedtechVISION 2023 will take place both In-Person at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, CA and virtually on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.

Registration is open now!

Visit the MedtechVISION event page for all the details and to register!

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

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Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom Part 6 – A Hybrid Event

Description:

Interested in board service?

Join MedtechWOMEN in person in Minneapolis or virtually for the sixth event in a series on “Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom,” curated by MedtechWOMEN’s Board Development Committee.

It’s your first board meeting – where the rubber finally meets the road. Prior to the meeting, you will have some work to do. Like everything else in life, preparation is key. Reading your board package is but one part of that process. Our accomplished panel will share their insights on readying oneself for that very first board meeting. Topics to be covered include:

  • Onboarding
  • Reviewing the materials
  • Understanding the meeting structure and process
  • Reading the room
  • Debriefing afterward

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 – 5:00-7:00pm CT / 3:00-5:00pm PT

· 5:00-5:30pm CT – In-Person Networking at Robins Kaplan, Minneapolis, MN

· 5:30-6:30pm CT – Hybrid Panel Discussion – Virtual Event Begins

· 6:30-7:00pm CT – Additional In-Person Networking

Moderator:

  • Anne Sample, CEO of Navigate Forward, Inc., Advisor to CEO’s and CHRO’s, Talent Development and Board Readiness

Panelists:

Some key takeaways from our speakers: 

  • “Prepare by asking what have been your pain points historically and what is your strategic vision going forward.” Kathy Tune
  • “You don’t want to be pushing the politics and dynamics in a direction they don’t want to go, so it can be valuable to have transparent conversations with the CEO in advance.” Amy Ronneberg
  • I’m not going to ask a question just to ask a question.  I do my homework and try to stay focused on asking real questions as well as listening and learning.” Lisa Wipperman Heine

Cost to attend in-person: $15 for MedtechWOMEN Standard Members, $35 for Non-Members

Cost to attend virtually: $10 for MedtechWOMEN Standard Members, $25 for Non-Members

Want the member discount? Join MedtechWOMEN today and receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year!

Register to attend In Person  HERE

Register to attend Virtually HERE

Date: May 16, 2023

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DeviceTalks Boston 2023

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Join MedtechWOMEN at DeviceTalks Boston on May 10-11 at the Boston Convention and Exhibtion Center because THAT’s where you’ll find a community of like-minded professionals who not only have had success in innovating, developing and marketing cutting-edge medical devices but are EAGER to share their winning strategies with you.

DeviceTalks Boston will deliver essential insights into four tracks of content:

  • Funding and leading start-ups
  • Engineering and developing new prototypes and devices
  • Manufacturing medical devices with new materials and technologies
  • Bringing new products to market through regulatory, reimbursement and commercial challenges

Register now to save $300 off your full conference pass. The early bird rate ends on March 9th, so be sure to purchase your pass before then!

Date: May 10-11, 2023

 

 

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The Big Hysto: A Black Womb Revolution

Description:

Join MedtechWOMEN and MedTech Color at Fogarty Innovation for a special, intimate screening of The Big Hysto: A Black Womb Revolution, and meet Director, Actress, Activist and Humanitarian Melissa Muganzo Murphy.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at Fogarty Innovation:

  • 5:30-6:00pm PT – Networking, Drinks and Refreshments
  • 6:00-7:30pm PT – Documentary Screening
  • 7:30-8:00pm PT – Q&A with Melissa Muganzo Murphy
  • 8:00-8:30pm PT – Optional Additional Networking

The Big Hysto: A Black Womb Revolution shares the stories of 18 Black women, including the director herself, who have suffered with fibroids, endometriosis, hysterectomy, ovarian cancer and cysts while facing medical racism. These women speak truth to power and advocate for justice, as they call out the racist evolution of the medical field built on the wombs and backs of Black bodies in their powerful documentary.

Meet cast members and join the movement at www.muganzoentertainment.com.

Cost to attend in person:

  • $20 for MedtechWOMEN & MedTech Color Members, $35 for Non-members

Register HERE

Want the member discount? Join MedtechWOMEN today!

Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Sacramento LGBT Community Center which provides a breadth of sexual health services through a health-equity lens at their headquarters in Midtown Sacramento and at their newest location, the Marsha P. Johnson Center South (MPJCS). MPJCS is located in South Sacramento and centers on the sexual health of the Black LGBTQ+ community. In addition to these physical locations, they have a mobile unit to provide services to communities who are harder to reach; ranging from residents at domestic violence shelters to folks living in homeless encampments. 

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023

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MedtechWOMEN is proud to sponsor #LSIUSA23

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MedtechWOMEN is proud to sponsor #LSIUSA23, the premier Medtech partnering event. Our team looks forward to seeing you and 1000+ Medtech leaders at #LSIUSA23 in March at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA.

MedtechWOMEN values our partnership with LSI, because of their high-quality events with innovative presenting companies and ample opportunities for thought partnership. They share MedtechWOMEN’s commitment to showcasing leaders that represent the diversity of our medtech community and they foster effective ways to network with emerging medtech companies, large strategics, and investors.

Read Press Release HERE

The event is almost sold out, so register today! – https://lnkd.in/g88FcN7R

Come meet the MedtechWOMEN leadership team and hear how they are advancing healthcare at the MedtechWOMEN sponsored networking breakfast on March 21st at 7:00am (open to all registered attendees).

Date: March 21, 2023

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A Fireside Chat with Surbhi Sarna

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Join MedtechWOMEN for a fireside chat with Surbhi Sarna,  Y Combinator Partner and author of the soon to be released book, Without A Doubt: How To Go From Underrated to Unbeatable.

Friday, March 3, 2023 

12:30-1:30pm PT

Moderated by Amanda DePalmaVice President, Marketing FUJIFILM Sonosite

Surbhi will talk with Amanda about the upcoming release of her new book, Without A Doubt, which covers her entrepreneurial journey and how a teenage cancer scare inspired her to reimagine women’s healthcare and found a start-up to detect early ovarian cancer. Surbhi’s inspirational story illustrates how your power lies in recognizing the qualities that make you different and leveraging them to pursue your dreams.

You don’t want to miss this! Register HERE today!

 

Pre-Order Surbhi’s book Without A Doubt: How To Go From Underrated to Unbeatable HERE

 

Date: March 3, 2023

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Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom Part 5 – A Virtual Event

Description:

Interested in board service?

Join MedtechWOMEN virtually for the fifth event in a series on “Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom,” curated by MedtechWOMEN’s Board Development Committee.

 

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 

12:00-1:15pm PT / 3:00-4:15pm ET

Presentation by Tricia M.Taitt, MBA, CEO of FinCore

 

As you enter the boardroom, you will be expected to have a working knowledge of financial statements and what they reveal about a company’s performance.  For our fifth event in MedtechWOMEN’s Journey to (and in) the Boardroom series, Tricia M.Taitt will walk us through the financials of a private medical technology company to explore its financial health, something board members are obligated to oversee with diligence.  She will use her financial expertise to, among other things, crystalize for the audience important concepts such as analyzing a company’s business performance, assessing a company’s financial risks and understanding its capital structure.  It’s sure to be an informative and eye-opening event.

 

Cost to attend virtually:

  • $10 for MedtechWOMEN Standard Members, $25 for Non-member
  • The first 50 registrants will receive a copy of Tricia Taitt’s e-book Dancing With Numbers: Grow a Financially Health Business and Choreograph the Life You Want

Want the member discount? Join MedtechWOMEN today!

Register to attend HERE

Date: February 8, 2023

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Big Manufacturing Issues Meet Medical at MD&M West

Description:

Join MedtechWOMEN at MD&M West for a MedtechWOMEN sponsored panel.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 

4:15 – 5:00pm – Center Stage at MD&M West

Moderator:

Panelists:

While the general challenges facing manufacturing in 2023 are well known, medical device production places its own unique spin on the issues and solutions must be tailored to the different organizations that operate in the space. This panel is an opportunity to directly compare the unique perspectives of manufacturing leaders at major medical companies, contract manufacturers, fabrication specialists and other industry experts. Topics will include access to key medical raw materials, meeting sustainability goals, de-risking supply chains, modernizing infrastructure and building the future workforce.

 

Use the discount code MTW20 – Free Expo, 20% off conference

Register to attend HERE

Date: February 7, 2023

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Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom Part 4 – A Hybrid Event

Description:

Interested in board service? 

Join us in person or virtually for the fourth event in a series on “Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom,” curated by MedtechWOMEN’s Board Development Committee and presented in partnership with Edwards Lifesciences.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 

  • 4:00-5:00pm PT – In-Person Networking at Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine, CA
  • 5:00-6:30pm PT – Presentation with guest speaker Robin Toft
  • 6:30-7:00pm PT – Additional Networking

Join us as Robin Toft shares her unique insights into identifying board opportunities, interviewing for those roles and understanding compensation. To demonstrate how board interviews differ from other interviews, illuminate best practices and illustrate the varying paths to board service, Robin will conduct brief mock interviews with a few amazing board-ready women in medtech with varying experiences and backgrounds.

Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. Registration closes at midnight Sunday, December 4.
Day of / on-site registration will not be allowed, so sign up today! 

Cost to attend in person:

  • $15 for MedtechWOMEN Standard Members, $35 for Non-members

Cost to attend virtually:

  • $10 for MedtechWOMEN Standard Members, $25 for Non-member

Want the member discount? Join MedtechWOMEN today and receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year!

Register to attend In Person  HERE

Register to attend Virtually HERE

Date: December 6, 2022

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Join MedtechWOMEN at BIOMEDevice!

Description:

Join MedtechWOMEN at BIOMEDevice!

Finding and working with great suppliers takes on a whole new level of challenge when you are growing your company along with your product. This session offers insights for both startup teams and the companies that want to work with them.

Moderator Kate Stephenson, Phd will be joined by panelists Kelly Ashfield, Xina Quan, PhD and Greta Meyer to discuss how they navigated design and manufacturing strategy decisions, as well as what mattered the most when it came to selecting partners.

Tuesday, November 29

3:15-4:15pm

Santa Clara Convention Center

Join us for networking immediately following the panel discussion. 

View Full BIOMEDevice Agenda  HERE

Date: November 29, 2022

Recap:

On Tuesday the 29th of November, MedtechWOMEN sponsored the last and best-attended panel of the day at BIOMEDevice Silicon Valley. Kate Stephenson, PhD moderated a panel of three amazing start-up executives: Kelly Ashfield (COO of Materna Medical), Xina Quan (cofounder and CEO of PyrAmes) and Amanda Calabrese. (Co-Founder and COO of sequel). Over the 45-minute panel, they shared insights for finding partners to build a start-up.

1)      Educate Yourself

Amanda Calabrese can claim one of the best Spring break stories ever. Starting Sequel as an undergraduate in college, she and her Co-Founder Greta Meyer used their holiday to travel to Miami, where they donned blazers and attended a women’s hygiene industrial trade show. The experience was critical to learning the limits of the fiber processing technologies that create modern tampons. With a product that needed to be produced for fractions of a cent, on equipment that costs millions to set up, Sequel has steered a very different path from most high-value medical device startups.

2)      Done is Better than Perfect

While there is always the possibility of an “ideal” partner to do a job, the reality of running a startup involves constant compromise. Xina shared how business students redid her out-of-date marketing deck and a future product idea that was run as a capstone project for a master’s program. While not ideal, work progress was made, and capital was then available to cover more critical expertise, such as professional legal help.

3)      Spell out the Expectations

Kelly is a master of communicating her expectations to potential partners. After being on the other side, at a medtech service provider, for over 10 years, she’s seen a lot of projects veer off from what a client expected and needed. She recommends clear deliverables, milestones and contingency plans on the contract, and regular meetings throughout the term of the project. A good partner is one who asks a LOT of questions and keeps asking them throughout a project. As Kelly shared, “Phase 1 in a design project can mean many different things to different people.”

4)      Seek Cultural Compatibility

New medical device development is a long road, with many opportunities for missteps and changed plans. Feeling comfortable talking about difficult subjects and having a positive response to change is just as important to a long term partnership as the words and numbers in the contract. For Xena, it was one potential partner’s stodgy response to her team’s loose, irreverent joking that waved her off. If they couldn’t laugh at the jokes, how would they manage the difficult conversations?

5)      Have an exit strategy

Even the most perfect partnership can be outgrown and having a plan for a relationship that goes bad can be critical to keeping a startup alive afterwards. What happens to a down payment when your work gets dropped for a bigger client? Will you still meet a critical clinical milestone if your partner’s principal engineer gets sick? If your partner can only make a hundred a week, can they refer you to another partner when you’re ready to scale to 10 times as many? Make sure this is written up clearly in the contract.

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MedtechWOMEN Networking Happy Hour in Minneapolis

Description:

Post – Covid networking skills a bit rusty post?

Infuse your professional development with new energy, tasty brews and fruitful networking with MedtechWOMEN.

Thursday, November 10, 2022 

5:00pm Casual Networking
6:00-7:00pm Fireside Chat with special guest Ravyn Miller
moderated by Heather Hudnut Page

Location: Utepils Brewery 225 Thomas Ave N #700, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Cost: Free for MedtechWOMEN Members, $20 for Non-Members

  • Want the member discount on your registraton? Join MedtechWOMEN today and receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year!

*Pre-registration is required! Space is limited so register today!

*To get the MedtechWOMEN Member discount price, please login to your member account, select “Upcoming Events” from the dropdown menu and register! 

Register HERE

Date: November 10, 2022

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Optimizing Mentorship with MedtechWOMEN and Beyond

Description:

Join us for Optimizing Mentorship with MedtechWOMEN and Beyond. 

Join us for a discussion on what makes a good Mentor-Mentee relationship. Our panelists will discuss what they have learned from their own mentorship experiences throughout their careers, provide guideposts on what and what not to expect from mentorship relationships, and explore best practices for successful mentorship engagements. An introduction to the MedtechWOMEN mentorship program will also be shared.

Friday, October 21 from 12:00-1:00pm PT – A Virtual Event

Panelists: 

  • Amy Belt Raimundo, Managing Director, Kaiser Permanente Ventures
  • Kathryn Zavala, Chief Operating Offier, MedTech Innovator
  • Jessica Richter, Executive Vice President, Regulatory, Clinical & Quality Servies, Veranex Solutions
  • Kristin Havranek, Partner, Goodwin Procter, LLP, MedtechWOMEN Mentorship Program Committee Co-Chair

Cost: Free for MedtechWOMEN Mentorship Program participants and MedtechWOMEN Members

  • Not a MedtechWOMEN Member? Join MedtechWOMEN today to register for this event and to receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year!

Register HERE

Date: October 21, 2022

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DeviceTalks West

Description:

Join MedtechWOMEN at DeviceTalks West, October 19-20 at the Santa Clara Convention Center to better understand how medical device manufactures, suppliers and innovators are finding success in a challenging economic market.

Critical tracks that will be covered:

  • Innovation & Investment
  • Prototype & Product Development
  • Manufacturing & Supply Chain
  • Regulatory & Reimbursements
  • Better Tools & Technologies

View the speaker lineup here.

Keynote Speakers: Leslie Trigg, Chair & CEO of Outset Medical and Deborah Kilpatrick, PhD, Co-CEO & Executive Chair at Evidation Health

Leslie will walk us through the future plans for the developer of the revolutionary Tablo dialysis system during her presentation and Deborah will be explaining how Evidation Health is helping device companies make better sense – and us – of patient data.

MedtechWOMEN has partnered with DeviceTalks to get our members 25% off full conference passes to the show!

Use code MEDTECHWOMEN at checkout to save! Register here.

Early Bird Registration Ends August 20! 

 

Date: October 19-20, 2022

 

 

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Exploring Health Inequities in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: Perspectives from a Diverse Panel of Survivors, Providors and Innovators

Description:

This October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join MedtechWOMEN and MedTech Color for a collaborative webinar focusing on the lived experiences of women who are survivors or work directly with breast cancer presentation, treatment, and diagnosis. The discussion featuring perspectives from a diverse panel of survivors, providers, and innovators, will explore the barriers women, especially women of color, face in terms of access, treatment options, and equitable care. The goal of the webinar is to provide an honest patient perspective and dialogue to raise awareness and identify specific actions to increase access and reduce inequities.

Tuesday, October 4 from 12:30-2:00pm PT – A Virtual Event

Co-Moderators: 

  • Ashley Libby Diaz, PT, MBA, ACC, Executive Coach, MedTech Strategist, Grow Mode
  • Jamie White, Health Science Strategy and Relations Lead at The National Institutes of Health

Panelists:

  • Kristin Crosland, Founder, abreast
  • Swapna Ghanta, MD, FACS Clinical Assistant Professor & Breast Surgery Oncology, NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center
  • Niyati Tamaskar, Engineering Manager, Cummins Inc., Author, TEDx Speaker

Want the member discount? Join MedtechWOMEN today and receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year!

Register HERE

Date: October 4, 2022

Summary:

The conversation included a practitioner (Dr. Swapna Ghanta), a caregiver (Jamie White, Health Science Strategy and Relations Lead at The National Institutes of Health) and three breast cancer survivors (Kristin CroslandAshley Libby Diaz, and  Niyati Tamaskar).

Breast cancer shares the same health equity challenges of any other disease state. Dr. Swapna Ghanta presented (among other informative slides about the state of the disease) the statistic that breast cancer death rates were 40% higher in Black women than in white women. However, breast cancer is also unusual in that the rapid change in clinical understanding about the disease has itself become a barrier. Each of the three survivors on the panel received their cancer diagnosis before the age of 40, the date at which most women would expect to have their first mammogram. The panelists were young professionals, new mothers and paragons of physical and nutritional fitness. Each of them, throughout their journey to a diagnosis, were repeatedly and (ultimately) falsely reassured that “It wasn’t cancer”. This was not based on the latest scientific study, but on the general observations of the care team that they were “too young” and that their symptoms “didn’t look like cancer.” 

The reality (as shared by Kristin Crosland) is that “Breast cancer (singular) is a misnomer. There are many different kinds of breast cancer.” Kristin’s own cancer had rapidly metastasized throughout her breast via long tendrils, never forming the classic “hard, pea-sized lump” women are advised to self-screen for. The survivors were told they had muscle inflammation, mastitis or even (as one primary care doctor postulated) a broken rib. With cancer presenting in so many different forms, Dr. Swapna Ghanta calls it “the great imitator”. Finding a health team that was not fooled by conventional wisdom but was willing to push through to an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment, was an integral part of each survivor’s fight.

The panelists also shared about the many social and cultural stigma that complicate cancer treatment. Niyati Tamaskar has given TEDx talks and authored a book about her experience as a cancer patient, a technical professional, a breastfeeding mother, and as an individual of Indian heritage. All disparate parts of her identity came into direct conflict when she started her own cancer journey. Even without a strong stigma, the transfer of potentially key medical data is not straightforward in family relationships. Ashley lost her grandmother as a child to what she thought was lung cancer. It was only after she received her own diagnosis that a family member clarified that the cancer had been metastasized from the breast. Dr. Swapna Ghanta pointed out how these cultural and social challenges need to be addressed by doctors when planning effective patient care. Many patients have a difficult choice between maintaining their privacy and self-identity and getting the resources they need for effective treatment. 

Some new challenges have appeared from earlier successes. Earlier diagnosis and better treatment have created a growing population of cancer survivors. Not “cured” but survived. Cancer, as several panelists described it, is now a spectrum, with many women finding themselves along it at some point in their lives. Early diagnosis and treatment will mean fewer lives cut short, but more lives lived under cancer’s own unique rules. Niyati shared about the lost “luxury of not being a hypochondriac”. Dating, marriage, having children and building one’s career have not been part of the “typical” breast cancer patient’s lifestyle. Part of improving breast cancer care will mean providing solutions for cancer survivors to live their lives as fully as their non-survivor peers. These may be clinical (such as options for preserving fertility), financial (maintaining solvency under treatment) to social (finding support in peers with shared experiences). For Jamie White, whose mother and late grandmother were both survivors, mental health support is as critical a need as the physical treatment. Survivorship along the breast cancer spectrum takes a heavy toll on the mind. As Kristin soberly shared, “I am perpetually in treatment, I will be in treatment until it stops working”. 

 All the women survivors have now found themselves actively involved in advocating and educating other women about breast cancer. While Ashley mentioned that this “is the club none of us wanted to be part of”, she also spoke positively of how the experience has made her a stronger advocate for herself and other women.

MedtechWOMEN and MedtechColor are extremely grateful for the stories and insights shared by this amazing group of women. 

All event proceeds will be donated to The Sister Network

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Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom – Board Bio Speed Review with Egon Zehnder

Description:

Join us for the third event in a series on “Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom,” curated by MedtechWOMEN’s Board Development Committee.

Board Bio Speed Review with Egon Zehnder
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
5:00 – 6:30 PM PT

For our third event in MedtechWOMEN’s Journey to the Boardroom series, board and executive search firm Egon Zehnder will be reviewing board bios for those actively seeking or seriously considering a board role. Space is limited to the first 60 registrants, filled on a first come, first served basis.

Participants will receive a 1:1 session with an Egon Zehnder board recruiter and have the opportunity to as questions and receive feedback on submitted board bios. In addition, participants will join smaller group networking sessions to learn from a sitting board member and network with other women on their own board journeys.

Cost to attend:

$20 for MedtechWOMEN Standard Members, $40 for Non-members

Want the member discount? Join MedtechWOMEN today and receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year!

Space is limited! Register HERE

Date: September 21, 2022

 

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MedtechVISION 2022 Expanding Horizons

MedtechVISION 2022 Expanding Horizons will take place both In-Person at the Stanford Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center and virtually on Friday, September 9, 2022.

Visit the MedtechVISION event page for all the details and to register!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom – Part 2

Description:

Interested in board service? 
Join us in person or virtually for the second event in a series on “Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom,” curated by MedtechWOMEN’s Board Development Committee.

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 

4:00-5:00 pm PT – In Person Networking at Cala Health, San Mateo, CA

5:00-6:15 pm PT – Hybrid Panel Discussion at Cala Health and on Zoom

 

Before embarking on your boardroom journey, you need to know why you want to serve. Knowing your “why” is fundamental to positioning yourself for the boards that can leverage your expertise and to building your network of the right people who can introduce you to the best opportunities for you. Our dynamic and interactive panel will share their insights based on their experience and expertise.

 

Speakers include:

  • Ashley Libby Diaz, PT, MBA, ACC [Board of Directors: BRAVE (Breast Restoration Advocacy & Education) Coalition, Colorado Cancer Coalition, Cancer Support Community SWCO (past president)]
  • Mika Nishimura [Board of Directors: SI-Bone (NASDAQ: SIBN), Accuray (NASDAQ: ARAY), Bay Area Cancer Connections, Japan Society of Northern California, MobileODT (past); Board Advisor, Tristel plc (LON: TSTL)]
  • Renee Ryan [Board of Directors: Cala Health, Neuropace (NASDAQ: NPCE), RefleXion Medical]

 

Cost to attend in person:

  • $15 for MedtechWOMEN Standard Members, $35 for Non-members

Cost to attend virtually:

  • $10 for MedtechWOMEN Standard Members, $25 for Non-member

 

Want the member discount? Join MedtechWOMEN today and receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year!

 

Masks are required for in person attendees unless actively eating or drinking.

Register to attend IN Person HERE

Register to attend Virutally: HERE

 

Date: June 28, 2022

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Innovative Approaches to DEIB: How Medtech Leaders are Hiring and Retaining Talent with DEIB Initiatives

Description:

Join us virtually for  “Innovative Approaches to DEIB: How MedTech Leaders are Hiring and Retaining Talent with DEIB Initiatives”.

Monday, June 6, 2022

11:30-1:00pm PT

Diversity and Equity (DE) has been an area of focus in medtech recruiting and hiring for some time, but companies are now starting to emphasize Inclusion and Belonging (IB) to retain their top diverse talent.

Join MedtechWOMEN for a timely discussion on why and how medtech leaders are driving DEIB in their organizations in 2022. Our Moderator and panelists will shine a light on what’s possible by sharing actionable success tactics they’ve implemented within their organizations that have helped create strong DEIB-focused cultures.With the competitive nature of the job market today and the importance of DEIB now more than ever, learn how medtech companies are infusing DEIB into their organizations and how we can all change our interactions to foster a sense of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging every day.

To drive change, we recognize it is critical to engage with all members of the medtech community. This event is meant for anyone in medtech community, and we are seeking a diverse audience! You do not need to be a member of MedtechWOMEN to attend.

Moderator:

Stephanie K. Johnson, PhD – Associate Professor of Management, Leeds Business School, University of CO Boulder

 

Panelists:

Sumi Shrishrimal – Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer, iRhythm

Ingrid Ellerbe – Executive Director, Diversity by Doing

Chris Eso – Vice President, Business Development & Strategy, Medtronic

 

Cost: $10 for MedtechWOMEN Members, $25 for Non-Members

  • Want the member discount? Join MedtechWOMEN today and receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year and EARLY BIRD registration for MedtechVISION!

Cost: $10 for MedtechWOMEN Standard Members, $25 for Non-Members

Register HERE

Date: June 6, 2022

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Start-Up Shake Up: What it’s like to be an Industry Disruptor

Join us for Start-Up Shake Up: What it’s like to be an Industry Disruptor – Now A Virtual Event!
Start-ups are known to pull to the forefront of their industry sector with disrupting products and business models. We’ve rounded up the most exciting female healthcare start up leaders in the Twin Cities to share their perspective on “a day in the life’ charting new territories – pushing boundaries and bringing new and important therapies to the market.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 5:30-7:00pm CDT
  • 5:30-6:30pm Panel
  • 6:30-6:45pm Audience Q&A
  • 6:45-7:00pm Closing Statements, Panel End

Moderator:

  • Mary MacCarthy, Sr. Program Manager, Venture Center at the University of Minnesota

Panelists:

Cost: Free

Register HERE

Date: May 24, 2022

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Shop Floor to Top Floor: Advancing Female & Diverse Leadership from Within

Join us for a virtual event:  Shop Floor to Top Floor: Advancing Female & Diverse Leadership from Within
Building strong female and diverse leaders in manufacturing can start within the company on the manufacturing line. This session will focus on sourcing, retaining and developing key female and diverse talent throughout manufacturing operations using a moderated format with female leaders across the medical device industry.
Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 12:30-2:00pm PT

Moderator:

  • John Taylor, Sr. Director, Supplier Outreach, Medtronic

Panelists:

Cost: $10 for MedtechWOMEN Standard Members, $25 for Non-Members

  • Want the member discount on your registration? Join MedtechWOMEN today and receive registration discounts on MedtechWOMEN programs and events throughout the year and EARLY BIRD registration for MedtechVISION!

Register HERE

Date: May 19, 2022

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DeviceTalks Boston

Join MedtechWOMEN at DeviceTalks Boston, May 10-11 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center where medtech’s most innovative professionals unite. Explore the trends and technologies that are shaping the future of the medical device industry. DeviceTalks Boston is an essential meeting for entrepreneurs, engineers, and other professionals developing the latest tools used to treat patients and cure disease. View the speaker lineup here.

MedtechWOMEN has partnered with DeviceTalks to get our members 25% off full conference passes to the show!

Use code MEDTECHWOMEN25 at checkout to save! Register here.

 

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Innovative Medical Device Development for Dynamic Market Segments

Join MedtechWOMEN on Tuesday, April 12th at 4:00pm as we present the keynote panel discussion entitled “Innovative Medical Device Development for Dynamic Market Segments” at MD&M West in Anaheim, CA.

New ideas, new scientific discoveries and new manufacturing technologies not only drive new products, they change how those products are designed and developed. The Covid-19 pandemic placed intense challenges on design and engineering teams, tasking them with rapid product pivots while simultaneously reinventing team work via remote access. Meanwhile, the growth of connected and data driven products is expanding the range of skills and resources needed to produce the average medical device.

This session will be moderated by Kate Stephenson, Principal & Founder, Dyad Engineering. Panelist include Denise Forkey, Human Factors Manager at UserWise Consulting, Kelly Ashfield, COO at Materna Medical, Dorota Shortell, CEO at Simplexity Product Developement, Inc. and Myra Fabro, Principal at Beacon Launch Partners.

Topics will include:

  • Designing products moving into new contexts (home use, public health, workplace health, remote care)
  • Managing the complex requirements, documentation and resources needed to develop “smart” products
  • How to help your design team adapt through workplace changes and changes in client priorities
  • Using your design team as part of your reimbursement, regulatory and supply chain strategy

Join us after the presentation for a networking Happy Hour sponsored by Goddard from 5:00-6:00pm in Room 213. 

Please RSVP for the Happy Hour HERE

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Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom – Board Service 101: What You Need to Know Before You Serve

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Join us virtually for the inaugural event in a series on “Your Journey to (and in) the Boardroom,”curated by MedtechWOMEN’s Board Development Committee.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

12:00-1:00pm PT

Speakers include Stacy Hostetler [Board Recruiter and Consultant], Deborah Kilpatrick [Board of Directors, Sleep Number (NASDAQ: SNBR); Board of Directors, The Task Force for Global Health; Board of Directors, EMME (acquired by SimpleHealth); Board of Directors, MedtechWOMEN] and Alissa Hsu Lynch [Board of Directors, Pulmonx (NASDAQ: LUNG); Board of Trustees, American Ballet Theatre]

Our dynamic speakers will discuss and share their own experiences related to:

  • The purpose and roles of boards
  • Differences between public, private and non-profit boards
  • Obligations and responsibilities of board members
  • Recent trends in board composition

Cost: $10 for MedtechWOMEN Standard Members, $25 for Non-Members

Register HERE

Date: March 30, 2022

 

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MedtechWOMEN is proud to partner with Life Science Intelligence for #LSIUSA22

MedtechWOMEN is proud to partner with Life Science Intelligence for #LSIUSA22

Join MedtechWOMEN for the third annual Life Science Intelligence (LSI) USA ’22 Emerging MedtechSummit taking place March 15-18 at the Monarch Beach Resort.

Come meet the MedtechWOMEN leadership team and hear how they are advancing healthcare at the MedtechWOMEN sponsored networking breakfast on March 17th at 7:00am (open to all registered attendees).

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Industry Leaders Talk Innovative Product Development in the Move from Hospital to Home

Join MedtechWOMEN on December 8 at 12:15pm as we present the keynote panel discussion entitled “Industry Leaders Talk Innovative Product Development in the Move from Hospital to Home” at BIOMEDevice Silicon Valley Smart Event.

This session will be moderated by Kate Stephenson, Principal & Founder, Dyad Engineering. Panelists include Nicole Winokur, Senior Director Strategic Marketing, Exo, Archana Dubey, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer, AliveCor, Inc., and Shena Park, Vice President of R&D, Nēsos.

Prior to the keynote panel, we will be hosting a special Coffee Social in the Titanium Lounge from 11:00am to 12:00pm for MedtechWOMEN to connect and network face-to-face.

About BIOMEDevice Silicon Valley
By registering for BIOMEDevice Silicon Valley Smart Event, not only will you get access to the MedtechWOMEN Coffee Social, but your free expo pass will give you exclusive entry to expert-led sessions focused on 3D printing, digital health, surgical robotics, and much more. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with over 200+ suppliers and 40+ industry speakers and thought leaders.

Here are some show features:

  • Center Stage: Check the full schedule of expert-led panel discussions and presentations for the latest innovations in award winning medical device design, digital health, and Software as a Medical Device (SaMD).
  • Tech Theater: Learn from industry leaders with thought leadership and technical expertise in the biomedical tech field and take part in a Q&A session.

Your free expo pass will grant you access to our Smart Event, our digital platform, that will allow you access to digital education four weeks before and after the event, as well as allow you to create your own personalized event agenda and make appointments with other attendees and exhibitors onsite to customize your experience.

Register today to claim your free expo pass, and we will see you December 8-9!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

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Shop Floor to Top Floor: Advancing Female and Diverse Leadership from Within

Join MedtechWOMEN at the Midwest’s most comprehensive medical design and manufacturing event, MD&M Minneapolis, November 3 & 4, 2021 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and on Thursday, November 4 as we presents a panel discussion entitled “Shop Floor to Top Floor: Advancing Female & Diverse Leadership from Within”. Building strong female and diverse leaders in manufacturing can start within the company on the manufacturing line.

This session will focus on sourcing, retaining, and developing key female and diverse talent throughout manufacturing operations using a moderated format with female leaders across the medical industry. The panel will be proceeded by complimentary breakfast and networking and is sponsored by Robins Kaplan LLP.

This session will be moderated by John Taylor, Sr. Director, Supplier Outreach at Medtronic. Panelists include Allison Issa, Director, Manufacturing Engineering at Boston Scientific; Tammy Lee, Founder & CEO at Xena Therapies; and Minerva Martinez, Director Global Supply Chain Program Management at Edwards Lifesciences.

It’s all part of the 26th annual Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis, bringing together MD&M, ATX, Design & Manufacturing, MinnPack, and Plastec all under one roof! The five-in-one design and manufacturing expo brings you a comprehensive view of the product lifecycle on one show floor. Don’t miss your chance to explore solutions from hundreds of suppliers spanning medtech, packaging, automation, plastics, and design.

Register today with promo code MTW15 to save 15% on an MD&M conference pass and receive a free expo pass.

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MedtechVISION 2019: Precision Health

Precision health holds the rising promise for improved prevention, detection and treatment of disease. Join 200 attendees and our speakers as they discuss how, with continued advances in technology, the practice of a one-size-fits-all imprecise approach to treatment is fading—and in its place, precision healthcare is quickly taking shape.

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Strategic Networking for the Future

A solid professional network is essential for staying in touch with investors, strategic partners and other industry leaders as well as being on the lookout for new talent and creating career opportunities. What is the right network and how do you approach it in a way that produces connections that are mutually beneficial and stick? This event will bring together women leaders across disciplines who will dispel the myths and perceptions that ‘everyone except me is well-networked’ and provide empowering lessons and advice on how to actively build that broad network, not just for today but for the future.

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Everyone Else Knows Something You Don’t: Why Mentoring and Networking Matter

Having a well-established network is an important factor in creating opportunities for career shifts, career advancement, and professional fulfillment. Whether you are just starting out in the Medtech industry or are the CEO, it is important to create connections with women all around you – those that you aspire to follow and those climbing the ladder behind you.

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MedtechVISION 2018: Medtech Disruption: The Impact of AI on Medicine

Is AI going to replace doctors?…We don’t think so either. But 75% of executives believe it’s going to transform their business in the next 3 years. What is AI? How is it impacting healthcare and the medtech industry? Join us to learn what’s real, what’s hype and how AI might affect your business in the digital era of medicine.

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Financial Acumen for Medtech Entrepreneurs

Building a Medtech company requires more than just great technologies. Financial acumen is critical to successful fundraising, strategy development, operational management, and exit. In this panel, we will hear from experienced leaders in venture capital, M&A and entrepreneurship about the language of finance, the stumbling blocks they have seen and the most important concepts to master in delivering economic success. What is the right amount of money to raise, and when? How do you resolve and negotiate disagreements on valuation? What does success look like for each member of the Medtech ecosystem? Well explore all these questions and more.

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Fearless Leadership

What does it mean to lead? What does it mean to be a fearless leader? In today’s dynamic business landscape, the need for impactful leaders is increasingly important to engage and drive high-performing teams. Please join us for a lively discussion on personal characteristics and frameworks used by Twin Cities MedTech leaders to help them effectively guide their teams, execute on strategies and deliver business results.

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Fearless Leadership

What does it mean to lead? What does it mean to be a fearless leader? In today’s dynamic business landscape, the need for impactful leaders is increasingly important to engage and drive high-performing teams. Please join us for a lively discussion on personal characteristics and frameworks used by Southern California MedTech leaders to help them effectively guide their teams, execute on strategies and deliver business results.

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Non-Traditional Investments in Medtech

Join us for a discussion on how the medtech investing landscape is evolving. Expert panelist will share insight on who is investing, what they are investing in and how it will change medtech in the future.

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Where are the Women?

Scientists have found that gender differences have significant impact on the results of research studies. With less than 50% of study participants being women, the applicability of scientific research is biased toward males. Please join us for a lively discussion on the impact and opportunities to improve gender equity in clinical studies.

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MedtechVISION 2017: The Evolution of Medtech

The medtech sector has been in flux in recent years. Corporate consolidation, pricing pressure, rising regulatory requirements and salesforce constraints have all played a role. Venture funding for medtech is out of favor, perhaps for good, leading some to conclude that “medtech is dead”. Simultaneously, new innovations and new entrants have emerged from the tech and retail sectors that may represent competition or opportunity for medtech to take advantage of data, connectivity and partnerships that will enable medtech to reinvent itself. The conference will approach this debate head on with examples of where traditional medtech is alive and well and where it has faltered alongside examples of where the new opportunities have been successful and where they have failed and why.

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MedtechWOMEN: Austin

MedtechWOMEN, an organization focused on highlighting and inspiring women leaders in the medtech industry, is kicking off an Austin chapter! Come join the inaugural event to hear about the recent explosion of medical device and life sciences companies in Austin from the women who are leading the way.

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Fueling Innovation: Perspectives on Driving a Start-up from Funding to Acquisition

Start-ups have become an industry standard for driving innovation in medical devices. Regardless of whether you work in a start-up or in a big company, the funding trends and influencers driving the acquisition of start-ups is likely affecting the way you approach novel device solutions. Come hear from a panel of leaders representing venture, corporate business development and acquired start-ups to hear about the latest themes and adventures in fueling start-up innovation.

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Career Development: Navigating Your Career Strategically

There are many paths to leadership. Come learn how our panel of successful women manage their careers. They will share their insights and practical tips that can help you create a thoughtful career strategy and achieve your full potential.

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Digital Health Data: Engaging the Patient Consumer

With over 7.1 million patients and healthcare professionals connected on digital platforms, it is clear that technologies, patient behavior and expectations are changing and innovation is thriving as a result. Please join us for a lively discussion on the opportunities and risks present in the vast variety of digital engagement platforms on the market today.

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Gender Specific Clinical Evidence

Whether you are a business leader, financial investor, researcher, physician, or expert in new product commercialization, this dynamic panel discussion will challenge the industry truths that are universally accepted and provide a new perspective on the important role women play in healthcare innovation.

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The Impact of Chronic Stress on Women’s Health

Join us for a discussion on how chronic stress impacts women’s long term health and how to prevent the preventable. Expert panelists will share insights on current research, clinical opinion, and tools and technologies that help to address the chronic stress that women face on a daily basis.

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MedtechVISION 2016: Global Medtech

On September 13th, 2016, the sixth annual MedtechVISION conference was held, bringing together 240 women in medtech, medicine, venture capital, and related fields. The interactive discussion focused on Global Medtech.

Increased focus in the medtech industry on global markets in recent years has led to exciting innovation and evolution in product development, commercialization models and even funding strategies. MedtechVISION2016 explored opportunities for medtech to continue to thrive globally.

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Inaugural event in Minneapolis

What Leading Women at Payer, Provider and Medical Device Organizations are Doing to Shape How Healthcare is Delivered.

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Evening with AxoGen CEO Karen Zaderej

Join us as we extend the conversation from November’s IPO panel to a discussion of some nontraditional paths to market. Karen Zaderej, CEO of AxoGen, Inc., will share insights from the process of becoming and being a public company through a reverse merger and the pursuit of the BLA (Biologics License Application) path to market in a medtech world. Additionally, she’ll discuss her passion around maintaining an entrepreneurial culture in a growing company. Register today.

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Evening with Shawn Covell, VP Government Affairs at Qualcomm

Let’s connect for an evening of networking and a unique occasion to hear about the opportunities and challenges of implementing Digital Health in Emerging Markets. Please join us for a fireside chat with Shawn Covell, VP Government Affairs at Qualcomm. Shawn will share experiences from Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach initiatives.

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Going Public

Let’s meet for an evening of networking and a unique opportunity to hear about life inside the IPO process from those who have experienced it firsthand. Join us to hear from UBS investment banker Holly Sheffield, IPO veteran and Veracyte CEO, Bonnie Anderson, E&Y Audit Partner Fran Schulz, and Pillsbury Law Partner, Gabriella Lombardi for some fascinating discussion of the year’s hottest topic!

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MedtechVISION 2014: Medtech in the Digital Age

Healthcare in the Digital Age poses many new challenges and opportunities. MedtechVISION 2014 is dedicated to drawing out what is relevant and actionable to the medtech industry as digital health advances. Join us to play a part in defining how the medtech industry will remain a solution provider, leveraging and even participating in the evolution.

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MedtechVISION 2013: Value in Healthcare

This year’s interactive discussion will focus on value in healthcare, the current challenges we’re facing in this industry and how the medtech community can create products and services that provide positive change in the healthcare system.

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An Evening with Joy Anderson: A Gender Lens in Investing

What would be possible if investment decisions incorporated a gender lens? What new opportunities would be imagined if gender were positively factored into how we move capital? And, if those with power and capital saw gender as an integral part of analyzing financial value, how would this shift the way women were valued, overall? Investing with a gender lens is about fundamental systems change. We envision a world in which analyzing gender when making an investment is as normative as, for example, assessing political stability or considering competition in an industry. It changes how financial markets value women and girls. By shifting the rules of financial markets we can reduce the insidious and entrenched gender inequity that diminishes the potential of the world’s women and girls and, subsequently, constrains the potential of our economies and our communities.

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MedtechVISION 2012: The Empowered Patient

This year’s interactive discussion will focus on the power that patients possess to bring change to our industry, and how we as a community of business leaders, physicians, policymakers, and investors can channel this spirit into solutions.

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MedtechVISION 2011

The first-ever conference to highlight women on the forefront of medical innovation, MedtechVISION  brought together business leaders, inventors, investors, physicians and policymakers for an interactive discussion of real-world solutions to the most challenging issues facing our industry.

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