January 30, 2020

The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) hosts events and webinars to inform the public of the collaborative efforts we’re involved with, in an effort to increase patient access to innovative medical technologies. MDIC’s events provide an opportunity for our members and stakeholders to network and engage on topics such as clinical diagnostics, device quality, early feasibility studies, patient input and access, and much more. In addition, MDIC representatives are regularly attending, speaking, or exhibiting at industry-related events to help share insights and advancements on regulatory, scientific, and health economic challenges within the medical device and diagnostic industry.

In a rapidly growing industry, it can easily become challenging to keep up with all of the events that are hosted each year. Whether you’re looking to network with other industry professionals, learn more about the latest device regulations, or become more educated on industry-related topics, there are countless events to choose from. To make it a bit easier, we’ve compiled a list so you can determine the event that best fits your needs and your budget.

Below is a list of top industry meetings, conferences, and events for 2020.


J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
January 13-16, 2020 · San Francisco, CA
The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference is the largest and most informative healthcare investment symposium in the industry, bringing together industry leaders, emerging fast-growth companies, innovative technology creators, and members of the investment community.


Advancing EUA IVD Products Toward Full Marketing Status Workshop
February 3, 2020 · Silver Spring, MD
Join MDIC, FDA and other key stakeholders for this workshop to explore key considerations for using real-world data (RWD) to generate real-world evidence (RWE) to help support in vitro diagnostic (IVD) products available under FDA’s emergency use authorization (EUA) to advance to full marketing status. A roadmap for diagnostic evaluations during emergencies would help enable stakeholders to have templates to use to expedite the evaluation of laboratory-based tests and point of care technologies.

2020 National Health Policy Conference
February 10-11, 2020 · Washington, DC
Join the nation’s leading health care decision-makers and policy leaders for an extensive overview of the nation’s health policy agenda.

2020 Health Datapalooza
February 10-11, 2020 · Washington, DC
For more than 10 years, the Health Datapalooza has been turning information into innovation by supporting a healthy exchange of ideas from a variety of voices in a setting where meaningful and consequential conversations take place. As an additional benefit to this year’s show, Health Datapalooza attendees will gain new opportunities (if you choose) to engage in expansive discussions with participants “across the hall” at the National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) and pick and choose relevant sessions to attend from both events.

MD&M West
February 11-13, 2020 · Anaheim, CA
MD&M West is a must-attend event for medtech professionals to find the technologies, education, and connections to stay ahead in the global medical manufacturing community. You won’t want to miss this showcase for practical applications of manufacturing technologies from the world’s most innovative companies.

SCOPE Summit for Clinical Ops Executives
February 18-21, 2020 · Orlando, FL
Celebrating its 10th successful year, SCOPE Summit 2019 takes place over the course of four stimulating days while producing in-depth discussions in 19 different conferences, 3 plenary keynote sessions, and the ever-popular interactive breakout discussions. The programming focuses on advances and innovative solutions in all aspects of clinical trial planning, management, and operations.

CRT (Cardiovascular Research Therapies) Conference
February 22-25, 2020 · Washington, DC
CRT is one of the world’s leading interventional cardiology conferences and is attended by more than 3,000 interventional and endovascular specialists. This annual conference held each year in Washington, DC, is supported by MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute and serves as a forum for physician and health-care professional education about new cardiovascular technology and interventional procedures in the field. The meeting is actually several conferences at once, with tracks including CRT Valve & Structural, CRT Endovascular, Technology & Innovation, Atherosclerosis & Research, and Nurses & Technologists.

Field Service Medical 2020
February 24-26, 2020 · San Diego, CA
Field Service Medical, now in its eighth year, is the only peer-led conference for medical device leaders in customer care, service, and support. MDIC joins over 200 industry executives from companies like Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Philips, Medtronic, and Siemens, as they meet to benchmark, network, and discuss the future of field service, 2019 and beyond. This year’s program will cover hot-button issues like seamlessly implementing IoT and AR into your service, engaging your field service team, and delivering superior customer service in an over-saturated market.


Molecular Med Tri-Con
March 01-04, 2020 · San Francisco, CA
The International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, entering its 27th year, is one of the most comprehensive and leading industry events in the personalized medicine space today. The Tri-Conference brings together more than 3,100 innovative thinkers and thought leaders in the field of drug discovery, development and diagnostics, informatics, and digital health throughout pharma, biotech, and academia. Through comprehensive educational programming, valuable networking opportunities, and an expansive exhibit hall, event participants learn first-hand about the emerging developments and advancements of therapeutic, diagnostic, and technology approaches that are advancing precision medicine.

HiMSS 20
March 9-13, 2020 · Orlando, FL
Champions of health unite at HIMSS20! Gather with colleagues from around the world to discover new ways to utilize innovative information and technology to advance health transformation at your organization.

MDIC Case for Quality Forum
March 12, 2020 · McLean, VA
Join MDIC and MITRE for the First Case for Quality (CfQ) forum of 2020. Learn more about the CfQ Voluntary Improvement Program (VIP), and other ways MDIC and its partners are working to encourage consistent quality manufacturing for devices.

DIA’s Advertising and Promotion Regulatory Affairs Conference
March 12-13, 2020 · Washington, DC
DIA’s Advertising and Promotion Regulatory Affairs Conference explores the current state of compliance for marketing both biopharmaceuticals and medical devices. Join thought leaders from industry, legal, public affairs, and government for interactive and compelling discussions that will shape policy and define strategic priorities within the advertising and promotion regulatory space. Representatives from across FDA’s Medical Product Offices will provide the latest information on guidance policies, enforcement actions, and future directions of industry hot topics such as pre-approval activities, labeling strategies, and social media tactics.

Patients as Partners US
March 16-17, 2020 · Philadelphia, PA
The 7th annual Patients as Partners is guided by a dedicated group of advisors from pharma and biotech, patient advocacy and FDA who meet quarterly to develop the conference agenda. This is the only event that truly demonstrates how to involve patients throughout the entire medicines development life cycle to drive greater efficiencies in clinical research.

MDIC Patient Engagement Forum
March 26, 2020 · Washington, DC
The Patient Engagement Forum is both a learning opportunity and educational workshop on best practices for communicating benefit, risk, and uncertainty to patients. During the forum, we will discuss communication gaps and challenges in healthcare-related communication with patients as well as discuss techniques for engaging patients and communicating benefit, risk, and uncertainty of treatment options.

ACC.20 (American College of Cardiology)
March 28-30, 2020 · Chicago, IL
ACC.20 is considered the premier cardiology exposition in the Americas and will be attended by the entire cardiovascular care community. Nearly 12,000 cardiovascular health professionals will flock to the American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session & Expo to benefit from comprehensive education sessions; to interact with their colleagues; and to explore the Expo, looking for the latest advances and solutions in cardiovascular science and care.

ISPOR-FDA Summit 2020
March 31, 2020 · Silver Spring, MD
Patient-preference information (PPI) is increasingly being used in regulatory decision making for medical devices. This Summit will provide a forum to engage all stakeholders including patient representatives, medical device industry, researchers, payers and policymakers, healthcare providers, assessors, and regulators to discuss and explore the role, challenges, and opportunities of using patient-preference information across the healthcare ecosystem.


Public Meeting – FDA’s Communications About the Safety of Medical Devices
April 1, 2020 · Silver Spring, MD
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the development, content and format of FDA safety communications about medical devices. It is not intended to inform the criteria for when the FDA would issue a communication. The goal of this public meeting is to share the FDA’s current practices about medical device safety communications, and to hear from our stakeholders (including patients and caregivers, healthcare providers, regulated industry, and media) about how we can improve our safety communications to assure they receive the information they need in a timely, clear, and consistent manner.

Design of Medical Devices Conference 2020 
April 6-9, 2020 · Minneapolis, MN
DMD is one of the world’s largest premier medical devices conference consisting of four days of workshops, symposiums, scientific poster sessions, and technical/scientific sessions.

Introduction to Medical Device Law and Regulation
April 7-8, 2020 · Washington, DC
Explore the essentials of device law and regulation and gain a comprehensive understanding of the administrative agencies that impact this industry. Learn about registration and listing procedures, elements of conducting clinical investigations, Premarket Approval Application, advertising and promotion, compliance, enforcement, and related issues. Case studies, hypotheticals, and ample time for Q&A are provided.

10X Medical Device Conference
April 15-16, 2020 · San Diego, CA
10x Medical Device Conference is the cross-functional event where the entire medical device ecosystem convenes to grow your skills, network, and profit. This event is designed to foster strong professional relationships among medical device players eager to learn smarter ways to do things with industry-leading resources.

MedTech Strategist Innovation Summit in Dublin
April 21-23, 2020 · Dublin, Ireland
Now in its 7th year Innovation Summit Dublin 2020, located in the heart of this technology sector, is recognized as the leading medical technology investment forum in Europe and brings together more than 500 leading experts, innovators and key decision-makers to discuss the critical challenges facing the ever-evolving global medical device community.

Medical Alley Annual Dinner
April 29, 2020 · Minneapolis, MN
Join your peers from across the healthcare spectrum at the Medical Alley Association’s Annual Dinner! This evening gala brings together hundreds of MAA companies, including the Association’s foundational and sustaining members, for a spectacular evening of connecting, conversing, and celebrating leaders that are raising the profile of this region with their work. This members-only event sells out each year with over 900 people expected to attend in 2019!

MAGI’s Clinical Research Conference- 2020 East 
April 19-22, 2020 · Philadelphia, PA
Join 800+ clinical research professionals at MAGI’s upcoming Clinical Research Conference in Boston. The conference includes 100+ sessions and workshops in six tracks that offer practical information on clinical operations & project management, site management, contracts, budgets & billing, regulatory compliance, and special topics.

AACR Annual Meeting 2020
April 24-29, 2020 · San Diego, CA
The AACR Annual Meeting program covers the latest discoveries across the spectrum of cancer research—from population science and prevention; to cancer biology, translational, and clinical studies; to survivorship and advocacy—and highlights the work of the best minds in research and medicine from institutions all over the world.

MDMA Annual Meeting
April 29 – May 1, 2020 · Washington, DC
MDMA’s Annual Meeting will cover key issues impacting the United States’ leadership position in med tech innovation and how we can all help shape the regulatory and legislative agendas. Engage with industry executives, government officials and expert panelists on critical issues; Hear first hand updates on the latest news and must have information for MedTech CEOs.


ACRP 2020
May 1-4, 2020 · Seattle, WA
ACRP 2019 brings the clinical research community together to learn, connect, and explore opportunities to drive excellence in clinical research. The annual conference of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, ACRP 2019 is the ideal venue for learning the practical strategies, best practices, and creative solutions needed to improve clinical trial operations.

ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement
May 3-6, 2020 · Columbus, OH
The World Conference on Quality and Improvement is ASQ’s flagship conference. Join a broad attendee base representing a wide array of industries and over 45 countries from around the world to gain knowledge, improvement methodologies, quality tools, best practices, and networking contacts. With over 2,500 attendees, the World Conference is the ideal forum to meet quality professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

BIOMEDevice Boston
May 6-7, 2020 · Boston, MA
Don’t miss New England’s largest medical technology event, featuring the most extensive showcase of medtech, design engineering, and embedded systems products from top companies, all on one floor. Explore the latest medtech trends and technologies at BIOMEDevice Boston, featuring two additional expos — Design & Manufacturing New England and Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston.

FDA/Xavier MedCon Conference
May 5-8, 2020 · Cincinnati, OH
The FDA/Xavier University Medical Device Conference, MedCon, is a conference with formal FDA partnership that engages medical device manufacturers in a discussion on how to increase the consistency and reliability of product quality while complying with FDA regulations.

40th Annual Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions
May 6-9, 2020 · San Diego, CA
Come to San Francisco, CA for HRS’ 40th Annual Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions. Heart Rhythm 2020 will convene the finest clinicians, scientists, researchers, and innovators in the field of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology.

ISPOR 2020 
May 16-20, 2020 · Orlando, FL
ISPOR 2020 will feature three thought-provoking plenary sessions and more than 2100 presentations in the form of workshops, issue panels, forums, symposia, and podium and poster presentations on innovative research methods, health policy development using outcomes research, patient preferences, real-world data, and clinical-, economic-, and patient-reported outcomes.


Veeva Medical Device & Diagnostics Summit
June 1-2, 2020 · Minneapolis, MN
Join industry leaders and experts at Veeva Medical Device & Diagnostics Summit on June 1 – 2, 2020 in Minneapolis to learn how organizations are shortening the product development lifecycle and keeping pace with evolving regulations such as MDR. Meet your medical device community to exchange best practices and share how innovation streamlines content and data management in commercial, clinical, quality, and regulatory.

MDIC’s Annual Public Forum
June 18, 2020 · Washington, DC
MDIC’s Annual Public Forum brings together MDIC members and the broader medical device and diagnostics community to discuss current trends and challenges in regulatory, scientific, and patient value areas. This premiere event also spotlights MDIC’s leadership in the development of resources and tools used to promote the availability of safe, effective medical technologies for patient access. Hear from industry and community innovators on a range of topics from cybersecurity and real-world evidence to patient input, quality and data analytics and innovative medical device clinical trial design.

Veeva Commercial & Medical Summit
June 8-10, 2020 · Philadelphia, PA
The 2020 Veeva Commercial & Medical Summit, North America was the largest commercial and medical affairs event for the industry. 1,600 professionals gathered to gain best practices, see the latest technology trends, and network.

market trends in the industry, experience innovative technology and share best practices.

2020 Annual Research Meeting
June 13-16, 2020 · Boston, MA
The largest meeting of its kind, the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting (ARM) is the gathering place for more than 3,000 individuals leading the charge to transform delivery systems and health care in a rapidly changing landscape. As the premier forum for health services research (HSR), this three-day conference convenes the foremost experts at the intersection of health, health care, and policy to share important findings and showcase the latest research on how the health system works, what it costs, and how to improve it.

ADA 80th Scientific Sessions
June 12-16, 2020 · Chicago, Il
The world’s largest, most prominent meeting on diabetes―the American Diabetes Association’s 80th Scientific Sessions, offers researchers and health care professionals an amazing opportunity to share ideas and learn about the significant advances in diabetes research, treatment, and care. Over the course of five days, attendees will receive exclusive access to more than 2,800 original research presentations, take part in provocative and engaging exchanges with leading diabetes experts, and expand professional networks with colleagues from around the world.

OMTEC 2020
June 9-11, 2020 · Chicago, IL
The 15th Annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference is the world’s only conference exclusively serving the orthopaedic industry whose mission is to educate, connect, and empower the people who build orthopaedic products.

DIA 2020 Global Annual Meeting
June 14-18, 2020 · Washington, DC
For more than 50 years, DIA has provided the world’s largest global, neutral stage for life science professionals to come together and address healthcare challenges. Driven by purpose and focused on the future of health, the stakeholders who gather at our Global Annual Meeting advance science and technology for public health impact – today, and for generations to come.

TVT 2020 Structural Heart Summit
June 17-20, 2020 · Chicago, IL
Starting in 2018, the 10-year-old TVT, featuring practical clinical workshops, innovation sessions, and live case demonstrations, was the first part of a comprehensive congress called The Structural Heart Summit. It was followed by a live case demonstration course on LAA and PFO Closure.


2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting
July 26-30, 2020 · Chicago, IL
The 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, provides attendees the opportunity to connect with global leaders in clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking science in laboratory medicine. With the ability to learn about cutting edge technology, the AACC Clinical Lab Expo has more than 200 new product introductions each year. Attend AACC to hear vital research and learn about important changes in the field. With nearly 300 educational opportunities in the form of lectures, plenary sessions, scientific sessions, and roundtable sessions, you can design an educational experience that meets your need to stay ahead of changes in the field.


Check back for events coming in August 2020!


Ai4 Conference: Lead the AI Revolution 
September 1-2 · Las Vegas, NV
Over two days Ai4 2020 brings together business leaders and data practitioners to facilitate the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology.

RAPS Regulatory Convergence 
September 12-15 ·  San Antonio, TX
Join the only conference focused exclusively on regulatory for the healthcare products industry. Find new ways to examine and solve regulatory challenges, network with the best regulatory professionals in the world, and get the latest, most up-to-date industry knowledge.


The MedTech Conference 
October 5-7 ·  Toronto, ON
Featuring world‑class plenary speakers, cross‑cutting educational programming, valuable networking and business development opportunities, The MedTech Conference is a must‑attend event for the industry’s prominent and most promising companies.

Pharmacogenomics Access & Reimbursement Symposium
October 8 ·  Washington, DC
Stakeholders from industry, government agencies, payer organizations, health systems and health policy organizations will convene to define opportunities to improve patient access to personalized medicine through best practices, successful reimbursement models, high quality economic evaluations and strategic alignment.

Veeva R&D Summit
October 12-14 ·  Boston, MA
Over 1,700 life sciences leaders and experts gathered at the 2019 Veeva Global R&D Summit this week to hear the latest news and market trends in the industry, experience innovative technology, and share best practices.

American Medical Device Summit
October 19-20 ·  Chicago, IL
Join the discussion with over 250 of your industry peers as we explore the challenges and opportunities in medical device innovation, regulatory harmonization, compliance, digital transformation and more. Hear first-hand case studies presented by our executive speaker faculty with extensive experience driving development and process strategy excellence. Walk away with strategic insights for industry, hospital networks and regulatory bodies to collaborate together to streamline processes, optimize development, design, decrease risk, improve speed to market, reduce costs, and remain compliant in a rapidly evolving landscape. This October we encourage you to join us for two days of thought-provoking content and exceptional networking.


DIA 2020 Exclusive: RWE is Changing Regulatory Decision-Making
November 14-15 ·  Cambridge, MA
Real-world evidence (RWE) is increasingly becoming important for regulatory decision-making and beginning to touch all areas of the healthcare value chain. Historically used for post-market safety monitoring, sponsors are now beginning to use RWE to support clinical trial design and observational studies in order to generate better treatment approaches, while healthcare systems are collecting and using RWE to substantiate coverage decisions. DIA’s Real World Evidence Conference will explore new and innovative applications of RWE, and deliver cutting-edge insights in how stakeholders are leveraging RWE to advance healthcare knowledge and decision-making.


Check back for events coming in December 2020!