2024 MDIC Annual Public Forum Agenda Overview

The following agenda is tentative and subject to change.

DAY 1: Tuesday, September 10

7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast and Registration

8:00 AM – Welcome

8:05 – 8:45 AM – Accelerating Impact with National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST)

  • Simon Mason, President, NEST
  • Daniel Caños, Director, Office of Clinical Evidence and Analysis, OPEQ, CDRH, FDA
  • Moderator: Dr. Jijo James, Chief Medical Officer, Medtech and External Innovation, Johnson & Johnson

8:45 – 9:15 AM Innovation in Action Flash Sessions

Learn how to use MDIC’s cutting-edge tools that drive innovation, minimize lifecycle risks, and accelerate patient access through multimedia presentations and on-stage interviews with the experts behind key case studies, reports, and guidance documents. 

9:15 – 9:45 AM – CMS Keynote

  • Tamara Syrek Jensen, Director, Coverage and Analysis Group, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality

9:45 – 10:30 AM – CMS Outlook: The Future of TCET and Beyond

10:30 – 11:00 AM – Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Innovation Frontiers

  • Suzanne Schwartz, Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships & Technology Innovation
  • Dr. Ken Stein, Chief Medical Officer, Boston Scientific
  • Additional Panelists TBA
  • Moderator: Lizzy Lawrence, Medical Device Reporter, STAT

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Networking Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 PM – Keynote Address

  • Cat Bohannon – Author of Eve: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution

1:30 – 2:00 PM – Fireside Chat

  • Cat Bohannon – Author of Eve: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution
  • Moderator: Sheri Dodd, Chief Executive Officer, Tactile Medical

2:00 – 2:45 PMInnovation in Action Flash Sessions

2:45 – 3:15 PM – Keynote – ARPA-H

  • Dr. Renee Wegrzyn, Director, ARPA-H

3:15 – 3:45 PM – Networking Break

3:45 – 5:00 PM – Prescriptions for Change

A panel discussion focused on pragmatic solutions to the healthcare gender divide, focused on policy, research, technology development, and care delivery.

  • Tracy MacNeal, President and CEO of Materna Medical
  • Linda Blount Moler, President and CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative
  • Kathryn Godburn Schubert, President and CEO of the Society for Women’s Health Research
  • Dr. Renee Wegrzyn, Director, ARPA-H
  • Moderator: Esther Krofah, Executive Vice President, Health, Milken Institute

5:00 – 9:00 PM – MDIC Reception with a VUE

An invaluable part of #APF2024 is the chance to meet and network with other stakeholders from across MedTech. Engage and grow by sharing and learning new perspectives by day—and on Tuesday evening, enjoy an exclusive reception experience on the legendary VUE Rooftop Bar featuring craft cocktails and delicious local cuisine.

DAY 2: Wednesday, September 11

7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast and Registration

8:00 – 8:45 AM – FDA Keynote

  • Dr. Robert Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
  • Chip Hance, Chair, MDIC Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Regatta Medical

8:45 – 9:45 AM – Data Horizons – Insights for Innovation and Patient Care

  • Lucile Blaise Sauvage, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, ResMed
  • Dr. Trang Ly, Chief Medical Officer, Insulet
  • Kevin Sayer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dexcom
  • Jennifer Goldsack, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Medicine Society

9:45 – 10:45 AM – FDA Real-World Evidence Program, Part 1

10:45 – 11:15 AM – Networking Break

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – FDA Real-World Evidence Program, Part 2

12:15 – 12:45 PM – Innovation in Action Flash Sessions

12:45 – 1:30 PM – Networking Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 PM – MDIC Commercial Payer Council

2:30 – 3:00 PM – Innovation in Action Flash Sessions

3:00 – 4:00 PM – FDA CDRH Town Hall

  • Moderator: Dr. Jeff Shuren, Director, FDA CDRH

4:00 PM – Closing Remarks