MedtechWOMEN Announces Open Registration for Unique Conference Designed By and For Women in Medical Technology

MedtechVISION Conference 2011 Will Convene Business Leaders, Physicians, Policymakers and Investors to Discuss Key Issues Facing the Medtech Industry Today

Menlo Park, Calif. – August 17, 2011 – MedtechWOMEN today announced that registration is open for MedtechVISION 2011, the first-ever conference designed by and for women on the forefront of medical innovation.  The conference will be held September 15 and 16, 2011, at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, Calif.  A discount of $250 is available for conference attendees who register on or before August 19, 2011.

The conference will host more than 30 distinguished panelists and speakers, including business leaders, inventors, investors, physicians and policymakers. Keynote speakers include Ginger Graham, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, former president and CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, and former group chairman at Guidant Corporation; Ellen Zane, president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center; and Bray Patrick-Lake, president and CEO of the PFO Research Foundation.

“We are very excited about the level of enthusiasm we have received from speakers, sponsors and attendees for this unique conference,” said Amy Belt, co-founder of MedtechWOMEN and director of Covidien Ventures.  “We look forward to bringing together the many women leaders in medical devices and diagnostics for a substantive discussion of real-world solutions to key issues facing the medtech industry today.”

“The speakers at the MedtechVISION conference represent many important facets of health care – the patient, industry, government, non-profits, and health care and service providers,” said Deborah Kilpatrick, Ph.D., MedtechWOMEN co-founder.  “We feel that it’s important that all these voices are heard as we work toward our common goal of improving overall patient care.”

Panel topics include:

  • Physician Panel – Defining and Addressing the Need
  • Investment in Medtech – Where Do We Go from Here?
  • CEO Roundtable – The New Face of Leadership
  • New Clinical Opportunities – Health of Women, Not Just Women’s Health
  • Reimbursement Case Study – Getting Good Innovation Paid For
    Without Breaking the Bank
  • Healthcare Costs and Innovation Panel – Friends or Foes?
  • Emerging Markets – New Frontier of Growth
  • Regulatory – Panels, Pivotals and Pain
  • Entrepreneurship – Starting and Building Successful Companies
    in the New World Order

Conference panelists include physicians from Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, El Camino Hospital of Mountain View, Calif., Stanford University, the University of Massachusetts, and the Yale Cardiovascular Research Group; executives from Covidien, Abbott, Medtronic, UnitedHealth, Johnson & Johnson, Ardian, Vibrynt, Versant Ventures, MPM Capital and many others; and non-profit and government leaders from WomenHeart, AdvaMed, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

The lead sponsor for the conference is Covidien, a leading global healthcare products company.  Additional sponsors include Abbott, Fish & Richardson, Essex Woodlands, Mohr Davidow Ventures, the Society of Kaufmann Fellows, Silicon Valley Bank and Elsevier Business Intelligence.

For more information and to register for the conference please visit