2018 Annual Public Forum

Gathering industry, government, and nonprofit partners to advance the regulatory science of medical devices.

The 2018 Annual Public Forum will celebrate MDIC’s 5th Anniversary by gathering MDIC members and the broader medical device and diagnostics community to discuss current trends in regulatory science and spotlight MDIC’s leadership in the development of innovative regulatory science tools.  Hear from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and other industry and community innovators on a range of regulatory topics from cybersecurity and real-world evidence to patient input, quality and data analytics and innovative medical device clinical trial design.

Pamela Goldberg | President and CEO MDIC

  • Scott Gottlieb, MD | Commissioner, FDA
  • Mike R. Minogue | ABIOMED, President, CEO, and Chairman; MDIC Board Chairman

Pamela Goldberg | President and CEO MDIC

  • Rachael Fleurence, PhD | Executive Director, NESTcc, MDIC
  • Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH | VP, Healthcare Quality, American Medical Association
  • Jeff Shuren, MD, JD | Director, CDRH, FDA
  • Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhD | WW VP Regulatory and Clinical Affairs, Johnson & Johnson
  • Randy Schiestl | VP, R&D and Global Technology, Boston Scientific
  • John deCraen | Sr. Director, Global Cyber Risk Services, Alvarez & Marsal
  • Paul Rubin, JD | Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Seth Carmody, PhD | Cybersecurity Project Manager, CDRH, FDA
  • Greg Garcia | Executive Director for Cybersecurity, Health Sector Coordinating Council
  • Zach Rothstein, JD | Associate VP, Technology & Regulatory Affairs, AdvaMed
  • Luke Dembosky, JD | Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Dana-Megan Rossi, JD | Product Security Policy & Strategy, BD

Pamela Goldberg | President and CEO MDIC

Alex Moazed | Founder and CEO Applico

  • Barry Liden, JD | VP Patient Engagement, Edwards Lifesciences
  • Brett Hauber | Sr. Economist and VP, Health Preference Assessment, RTI Health Solutions
  • Mike Otleweski | Clinical Program Scientist, Med Institute
  • Michelle Tarver, MD, PhD | Director, Patient Science & Engagement, CDRH, FDA
  • Donnette Smith | National President and Board Chair, Mended Hearts, Patient
  • Adam Amdur | Chief Patient Ofcer, American Sleep Apnea Association, Patient
  • Tonya Roney Moore | Champion, South Atlantic District Support Leader, WomenHeart of Cone Health
  • Jeff Shuren, MD, JD | Director, CDRH, FDA
  • JiJo James, MD | Chief Medical Ofcer, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson
  • Heather Hawley | Executive Director, Health Innovation, Modernization, and Safety, MITRE
  • Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM | Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Public
  • Health at Yale University, and Director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)

Jeff Shuren, MD, JD | Director, CDRH, FDA

Pamela Goldberg | President and CEO MDIC


NOTE: MDIC does not have a host hotel for this event. You may contact individual hotels for rates and reservations.

Hotel George
15 E Street NW
(202) 347-4200
Group Reservations: (202) 449-7007

Phoenix Park Hotel
520 North Capitol Street
(202) 638-6900

Hyatt Regency
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
(202) 737-1234
Small Group Reservations:
(202) 719- 8427
Large Group Reservations:
(202) 719- 8424

Courtyard Marriott
1325 2nd Street NE
(202) 898-4000

The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue NW
(202) 638-1616

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health
700 Second St. NE
Washington, DC 20002

We encourage guests of the Center for Total Health to consider using public transportation or active forms of transportation in support of your total health.

Public Transportation

The Center for Total Health is a short walk from Union Station, accessible by Metro (Red Line), Amtrak, VRE, and MARC trains. There are two ways to get from Union Station to the Center for Total Health.


In Union Station, walk to the end of the Amtrak Gates (Gate L), and turn left to walk through the double glass doors. Follow the tunnel to the end, then turn right and take the elevators down to LL.

Step out of the elevator, and turn left. Follow the hallway to the Kaiser Permanente entrance (it will be on your right). Our security guards will be happy to direct you to the Center for Total Health.


Walk toward the Thurgood Marshall Court Building at the East end of Union Station. Take a left onto Columbus Circle Northeast. You will see a Capitol Bikeshare station and the Securities and Exchange Commission as soon as you turn left.

Follow Columbus Circle as it becomes F Street. At the next intersection (F Street NE and 2nd Street NE), turn left onto 2nd Street NE. Folllow 2nd Street about 2 blocks to the farthest of three entrances to 700 2nd Street, with the Capitol Bikeshare station at the front door.


Bike & Walking

The Center for Total Health is located on the southern end of the Metropolitan Branch Trail, making it a bike and pedestrian friendly spot! There is also a Capitol Bikeshare station at the front door for folks using that system.



There is no parking onsite at the Center for Total Health. There are several nearby public garages, including directly across the street at 701 2nd Street NE. Union Station also has a large parking garage. Metered street parking is available in the neighborhood, though like most urban areas it can be difficult to find an open spot.


Helpful Neighborhood Information


To download a copy of the agenda, please click here.