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Top Medical Technology Conferences to Attend in 2019


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. Our 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 2019.

JANUARY

J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
January 7-10, 2019 · 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.

FDA Public Workshop- Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices
January 29-30, 2019 · Silver Spring, MD

This FDA workshop will discuss the newly released draft guidance Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices. FDA seeks to bring together diverse stakeholders to discuss, in-depth, the draft guidance, “Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices” and the sub-topic of the draft guidance regarding a Cybersecurity Bill of Materials (CBOM), which can be a critical element in identifying assets, threats, and vulnerabilities.

FEBRUARY

2019 National Health Policy Conference
February 4-5, 2019 · 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.

MD&M West
February 5-7, 2019 · 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.

HiMSS 19
February 11-15, 2019 · Orlando, FL

Champions of health, unite at HIMSS19! Gather with colleagues from around the world to discover new ways to utilize innovative information and technology to advance health transformation at your organization.

SCOPE Summit for Clinical Ops Executives
February 18-21, 2019 · 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.

MDIC Case for Quality Forum
February 25, 2019 · San Diego, CA

Join us for our first Case for Quality Forum of 2019, co-hosted by ASQ.  Topics will include regulatory incentives for 510k manufacturers in the CDRH Voluntary Improvement Program, quality and design controls, and an update on the MDIC’s Fixing CAPA initiative.

Field Service Medical 2019
February 25-27, 2019 · 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.

MARCH

CRT (Cardiovascular Research Therapies) Conference
March 2-5, 2019 · 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.

Patients as Partners US
March 11-12, 2019 · Philadelphia, PA

The 6th 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.

On March 12, at 2:15pm hear Stephanie Christopher, MDIC’s Program Director for Science of Patient Input and Case for Quality, discuss how the medical device industry is using the science of patient input across the medical device development lifecycle.

MDMA FDA Forum PMA/510(k) Workshop
March 14-15, 2019 · Palo Alto, CA

MDMA’s FDA Forum focuses on unique insights and strategies to govern the 510(k) and PMA regulatory pathways, as well as FDA reform efforts and more. This forum offers numerous interactive panels led by FDA officials, industry leaders, and policy experts.

ACC.19 (American College of Cardiology)
March 16-18, 2019 · New Orleans, LA

ACC.19 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 68th 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.

BMES/FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference: The Role of Digital Evidence to Support Personalized Patient Healthcare
March 19- March 21, 2019 ·Hyattsville, MD

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) have partnered to organize this conference to provide a forum for participants involved in the development and evaluation of medical devices. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and share their expertise, establish collaborations, and discuss strategies to effectively utilize computational modeling to support patient care and improve final outcomes.

Health Technology Global Summit
March 26- March 27, 2019 · Washington, DC

EXCITE International’s unique approach engages industry, payers, health systems, expert end-users and patients across the full pathway from innovation to adoption bringing these technologies to market with greater certainty and at a lower cost.

2019 Health Datapalooza
March 27- March 28, 2019 · Washington, DC

Since its inception, the Health Datapalooza has become the gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice. As the challenges facing health and health care continue to evolve, this event digs into the real world experience of turning information into innovation. What works, what doesn’t, why, and what’s coming next?

AACR Annual Meeting 2019
March 29- April 3, 2019 · Atlanta, GA

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.

APRIL

ACRP 2019
April 12-15, 2019 · Nashville, TN

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.

Design of Medical Devices Conference 2019
April 16-18, 2019 · Minneapolis, MN

DMD is one of the world’s largest premiere medical devices conference consisting of four days of workshops, symposiums, scientific poster sessions, and technical/scientific sessions.

AdvaMed Payment Policy Conference
April 17-18, 2019 · Washington, DC

AdvaMed’s Annual Payment Policy Conference brings together device manufacturers, hospitals, insurers, CMS, and Capitol Hill for in-depth discussions and analysis of the reimbursement and coverage landscapes. This event will help you develop new strategies to position your company for success in the fast moving world of medical technology.

Medical Alley Annual Meeting
April 24, 2019 · 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!

CMMI Capability Counts 2019 Conferences
April 30 – May 1, 2019 · Reston, VA

Capability Counts 2019 will address some of the most impactful and compelling innovations, regulations, and transformations affecting the business world today. Attendees will learn about revolutionary partnerships between CMMI Institute and both the government and the healthcare industry, dramatic advances in data quality and management approaches, and significant holistic model advancements inherent to CMMI V2.0

FDA/Xavier MedCon Conference
April 30 – May 3, 2019 · 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.

MAY

MDMA 2019 Annual Meeting
May 1-3, 2019 · 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.

MAGI’s Clinical Research Conference- 2019 East
May 5-8, 2019 · Boston, MA

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.

40th Annual Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions
May 8-11, 2019 · San Francisco, CA

Come to San Francisco, CA for HRS’ 40th Annual Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions. Heart Rhythm 2019 will convene the finest clinicians, scientists, researchers, and innovators in the field of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology.

10X Medical Device Conference
May 15-16, 2019 · 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.

ISPOR 2019
May 12-22, 2019 · New Orleans, LA

ISPOR 2019 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.

BIOMEDevice Boston
May 15-16, 2019 · 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.

ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement
May 20-22, 2019 ·  Fort Worth, TX

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.

MedTech Conference
May 29- 30, 2019 · Minneapolis, MN

Not to be confused with AdvaMed’s Medtech Conference, this annual conference brings together leading innovators, investors and executives from around the nation discussing the timeliest issues and opportunities.

JUNE

2019 Annual Research Meeting
June 2-4, 2019 · Washington, DC

The largest meeting of its kind, the AcademyHealth 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 79th Scientific Sessions
June 7-11, 2019 · San Francisco, CA

The world’s largest, most prominent meeting on diabetes―the American Diabetes Association’s 79th 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 2019 
June 11-13, 2019 · 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.

TVT 2019 Structural Heart Summit
June 12-15, 2019 · 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. Stay tuned for more details on TVT 2019!

AUGUST

AACC Annual Scientific Meeting
August 4-8, 2019 · Anaheim, CA

The 71st 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.

SEPTEMBER

MDIC’s Annual Public Forum
September 5, 2019 ·  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.

RAPS Regulatory Convergence
September 21-24, 2019 ·  Philadelphia, PA

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
September 22-25, 2019 ·  Boston, MA

Featuring world-class plenary speakers, a wide array of 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.

TCT (Transcatheter Therapeutics) 
September 25-29, 2019 · San Francisco, CA

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) is the world’s largest and most important educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. For 30 years, TCT has been the center of cutting-edge educational content, showcasing the latest advances in current therapies and clinical research.

OCTOBER

AAO 2019: Inspire!
October 12-15, 2019 · San Francisco, CA

The American Association of Opthalmology’s annual meeting brings together a global community of innovators in the art and science of ophthalmology. Attend AA0 2019 to learn about game-changing research, techniques, and technologies.

MD&M Minneapolis
October 23-24, 2019 · Minneapolis, MN

Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis is where serious professionals find the technologies, education, and connections needed to thrive in the medtech community. Access an unmatched supplier showcase offering solutions in contract manufacturing, manufacturing equipment, automation, materials, and beyond, take an educational deep-dive at two Conferences on medtech and embedded systems, or attend free expert-led sessions at multiple theaters around the Expo. It’s two of industry immersion you simply can’t afford to miss.

American Medical Device Summit 2019
October 28-29, 2019 · Chicago, IL

Setting the standard on how the industry should connect and exchange ideas, the Generis American Medical Device Summit provides insights and strategies to enhance the professional development of executives involved in the design, innovation and quality of medical devices.

3D Dartmouth Device Development Symposium
TBD · Woodstock, Vermont

For over a decade 3D has been bringing together a distinguished group of thought leaders representing the clinical, business, governmental, financial and legal segments of the medical device community. The Symposium provides an unusual opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss problems common to us all as we strive to bring new technologies to improve patient care.


Written by

Leah McConnell

Leah is the Director of Communications,  Marketing, and Membership for MDIC. She is responsible for managing all MDIC member relationships and public engagement. Working closely with MDIC program staff, Leah develops strategies for regular communications to members and stakeholders on project and organization status. In addition, she works with MDIC leadership to advise on media messages and media relations. As a member of the MDIC team, Leah contributes to the general advancement of the MDIC mission and goals. She also oversees MDIC’s branding, membership, web and social media presence, and communications strategies.