ADVAMED Association News


Compliance Executive Speaker Series

AdvaMed SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2016

May 18 | Sunnyvale, Calif.
Participants will have the opportunity to dissect some of the most pressing legal and compliance challenges facing their collective organizations stemming from emerging regulatory requirements, increasing concerns surrounding legal and commercial vulnerabilities due to cybersecurity concerns, an evolving risk paradigm concerning arrangements with third parties in the US and abroad, and considerations to factor into trade secret protection in light of increasing employment mobility. Learn more.


Statistical Methods in Economic Evaluations Workshop

AdvaMed SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2016

May 2 | Arlington, Va.
Economic evaluations play an integral role in informing health care policy decisions. These studies often rely on data from clinical trials, prospective registries and secondary data. The availability of patient-level data allows analysts to apply conventional and innovative statistical methods to patient-level data. Using examples, the faculty will examine statistical approaches that address common features of resource use and cost data, including distributional characteristics, censoring, hierarchical data structures and potential confounding. Additional statistical issues that arise when combining patient-level estimates of costs and effectiveness will also be discussed. Learn more.


9th Annual FDA/AdvaMed Medical Devices and Diagnostics Statistical Issues Conference

AdvaMed SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2016

May 3-4 | Arlington, Va.
This annual workshop brings together leading authorities from the FDA, industry and academia to address statistical topics through two tracks: therapeutic device and diagnostics. Robert M. Califf, deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will be the keynote speaker. Learn more.


Integrating Human Factors into Medical Device Design Control and Beyond Workshop

AdvaMed SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2016

June 7-8 | Golden Valley, Minn.
Maintaining effective design control procedures is a key element of the quality system regulation. This interactive workshop takes attendees step by step through all aspects of design control, emphasizing how it interacts with other quality system elements and other company functions. Understanding the user, the environment and the desired outcomes will, at the earliest phases of development, allow the process to integrate critical findings and expedite a safe end product to market that precisely meets user needs. This workshop will demonstrate how and when to build human factors into a development program with examples and group exercises. Learn more.


Women's Leadership Development Conference

AdvaMed SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2016

June 15 | Washington, D.C.
Join us on June 15 in Washington. D.C., for our inaugural Women's Leadership Development Conference. In this unique one-day event, we'll feature a range of executives from across the medical device and corporate world to discuss various issues pertaining to gender diversity in the leadership and executive ranks of our industry. We welcome men and women of all levels to participate in this highly interactive and discussion-based event. Learn more.


Reimbursement 201: A Deeper Dive into the Reimbursement Landscape

AdvaMed SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2016

June 29-30 | San Francisco, Calif.
This next-level reimbursement workshop was created with the more advanced professional in mind. You'll walk away from this workshop with more insight into the complex and critical nature of coverage issues and policy. Learn more.


Reimbursement 101: A Primer on Medical Device Reimbursement

AdvaMed SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2016

June 28-29 | San Francisco, Calif.
During this workshop, you will be provided with the road map and practical applications to successfully navigate the many potential reimbursement pitfalls. After an overview of current reimbursement issues, you'll hear from industry veterans and reimbursement professionals who will discuss case studies and real-life scenarios. Learn more.


Avoiding and Managing FDA Compliance Problems webinar

AdvaMed SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2016

May 9 | 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET
During this one-hour webinar, you will learn from a former FDA consumer safety officer of 20 years what it takes to proactively improve your systems to avoid problems and proficiently manage issues if they happen to occur. First-hand experiences and best-practice strategic and tactical solutions will be given for possible compliance problems. You'll also learn to investigate emerging oversight trends, common problems, classic times in the business cycle when compliance issues arise and other specific challenges. Learn more.


Medical Device Complaints, MDRs & Reports Workshop

AdvaMed SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2016

April 27-28 | Washington, D.C.
How do you implement and measure the effectiveness of a complaint-handling system covering a diverse set of possible products and problems? How are complaint files managed across multiple domestic and international facilities? When do complaints rise to the level of MDRs, and how do you handle recalls? What are the current FDA enforcement trends in these areas? Industry experts and FDA staff (invited) will explore these issues during this two-day workshop. Learn more.


Executive Communications Skill Building Workshop

AdvaMed SmartBrief | Apr 18, 2016

May 16 | Minneapolis, Minn.
In this one-day workshop, participants will prepare and practice so they can be themselves, but their best selves, when communicating. The workshop will include a didactic/interactive session, a networking lunch, small-group executive speaker roundtables and opportunities for each individual participant to perform on camera and receive in-the-moment feedback and critique. Learn more.


AdvaMed Women's Executive Network Conference

AdvaMed SmartBrief | Apr 08, 2016

June 15 | Washington, D.C.
Join us on June 15 in Washington. D.C., for our inaugural WEN Conference. In this unique one-day event, we'll feature a range of executives from across the medical device and corporate world to discuss various issues pertaining to gender diversity in the leadership and executive ranks of our industry. We welcome men and women of all levels to participate in this highly interactive and discussion-based event. Learn more.


Join the AdvaMed-MTLI LinkedIn group or follow them on Twitter!

AdvaMed SmartBrief | Apr 06, 2016

Build close relationships with member companies, both small and large, and receive an intimate understanding of the key issues affecting innovation, access and the bottom line. Interact in discussions that leverage the leadership and expertise of the medical technology industry. This social group is full of key stakeholders, influencers and industry thought leaders as well as regulatory and policy experts from the FDA and CMS. Aside from practical learning opportunities, this LinkedIn group provides the premier opportunity to network with key players from virtually every aspect of the industry. Link to the AdvaMed MTLI LinkedIn group page.  Link to the AdvaMed MTLI Twitter account.


2nd Annual AdvaMed Payment Policy Conference

AdvaMed SmartBrief | Apr 05, 2016

April 6-7 | Arlington, Va.
The current reimbursement and coverage landscapes for medical devices and the potential impact of changes in the environment on payers, health care providers and hospital systems will be discussed during this two-day conference. Speakers will include the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, providers, private insurance plans, device manufacturers, hospital systems and more. Learn more.




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