AdvaMed Innovation Summit

March 30 – 31, 2016 — Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC

Overview |  Agenda |  Speakers |  Logistics |  Fees


AdvaMed Innovation Summit: Diving Into the Ever-Changing Health Care Landscape & the New Digital Frontier

Whether you’re a large device company or an emerging medtech organization, one thing is true: the industry is changing and evolving, creating an ever-changing landscape, bringing with it, new challenges. The AdvaMed Innovation Summit will bring together professionals from across the industry to provide key perspectives to advance industry discussion through detailed panel sessions, executive interviews, and more.

You'll walk away from this conference with a better understanding of the unique challenges our industry is facing as it pertains to the FDA, FCC, and both big and small industry participants. Are you ready for what’s ahead? Is your organization positioned well for innovation and what it will take to survive and thrive in both today and tomorrow’s medical device landscape?

Agenda Topics Include:

  • Innovative Medical Devices and the New Frontier of FDA & FCC Oversight
  • Promoting Innovation in the U.S.: FDA’s Early Feasibility Studies
  • ICER as an Obstacle to Innovation
  • The Innovation Ecosystem in Crisis and What to Do About It
  • How Novel Diagnostics are Changing the Health Care Value Proposition
  • The Role of Local Innovation Ecosystems in Bringing Complex Medical Devices to Market

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  • Nancy Stade, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Bakul Patel, Associate Director for Digital Health, Office of Center Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health
  • Scott Delacourt, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Robert Jarrin, Senior Director, Qualcomm Inc.
  • Sonali Gunawardhana, Of Counsel, Wiley Rein
  • Seth Goldenberg, Ph.D., Director, Product Development Strategy, NAMSA
  • Carla Wiese, Office of Device Evaluation, CDRH, FDA
  • Michael Morton, VP, Corporate Regulatory Affairs, Medtronic
  • Ashley Wittorf, Executive Director, AdvaMed Accel
  • Nathan Brown, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Phillip J. Lerner, MD, MPH, Vice President and National Medical Director, Aetna
  • Tiffany Wilson Karp, Executive Director, Global Center for Medical Innovation
  • Eric Faulkner, Vice President, Precision and Transformative Technology Solutions, Evidera
  • Alan W. Flake, MD, Professor of Surgery, Director, Children's Center for Fetal Research, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • John Watson, Professor, Bioengineering, UC San Diego
  • Bill Partridge, Vice President, Business Development, Flextronics
  • Dora Hughes, MD, MPH, Senior Policy Advisor, Sidley Austin
  • Albert A Lauritano, MS, CLP, Director, Strategic Technology Partnerships, BD Technologies
  • Timothy Hsiao, PhD, Small Business Innovation Specialist (Contractor), NIH/NIAID/DEA/ORTSP
  • Randall Barko, President & CEO, Ximedica LLC
  • Dwight Denham, MBA, Vice President, Global Health Economics & Reimbursement, Danaher Corp., Diagnostics & Life Science Platforms
  • Jason Rupp, Executive Director, SEMDA
  • William A. Sarraille, Partner, SIdley Austin, LLP
  • Garineh S. Dovletian, Vice President, Head of Global Contracting, The Medicines Company

Hotel & Meeting Logistics

Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street NW, Washington, DC

An AdvaMed special registration rate of $279 is available at the Crowne Plaza. To reserve a room, please click here.

Hamilton Crowne Plaza
1001 14th Street NW
Washington, DC

Registration Fees

AdvaMed Member Registration: $895.00
Accel Member Registration: $250.00
Government and Non-Profit Registration: $695.00
Non-Member Registration: $1,195.00

Please contact for Group Discounts.