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12
Apr
2018

The main conclusions of the MedTech Forum 2018 are now available

Find out – or relive - what has been discussed at the MedTech Forum: MDR, IVDR, Data privacy, Patients’ perspective and much more. Also, check what the MedTech Forum has in it for you – networking opportunities, education, business opportunities,…

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05
Feb
2018

Conference material is available

Programme, Highlights in video, PDF presentations and pictures are available.

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05
Feb
2018

To beat the hackers, we need to design secure medical devices

Roman Lysecky is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. He is a speaker at the MedTech Forum 2018 and his session include: Becoming Hackproof in MedTech on Thursday 25th of January.

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11
Jan
2018

The Butterfly Effect: when minute changes to our regulatory and payment systems impact the fragile medtech innovation ecosystem

Nadim Yared is President and Chief Executive Officer of CVRx and Chairman of the AdvaMed’s Board of Directors, our sister organisation in the United States.

He is a speaker at the MedTech Forum 2018 and his sessions include: CEO #NOFILTER and The MedTech Europe Code as a Business Enabler, both on Thursday 25th of January.

For more information go to the MTF website and follow #MTF2018 on Twitter.

The toss of a dice. An incoming tornado. The decline of investment in medtech. Each of these events could be considered a butterfly effect – the notion that small causes can have broad effects.

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27
Nov
2017

Notified Bodies: Into the Mouth of the Wolf?

At long last, the date has arrived.  Organisations who aspire to be Notified Bodies under the European IVD and medical devices regulations can submit their applications as of yesterday, 26 November 2017.  In order for the new regulatory system to function as intended, it is essential that these assessment bodies be up-and-running as early as possible.

This will impact a vast majority of the 500,000 medtech products already on the market as well as new ones. It includes in particular, IVDs, which need Notified Body oversight for the first time.

What happens next?

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17
Oct
2017

It’s happiness, stupid!

‘Games for Health Europe’ wants to stimulate a paradigm shift in healthcare. Consider happiness as a positive condition for good health instead of the other way around.  In healthcare, patients can be faced with considerable adversity; healthcare professionals sometimes work in challenging conditions and have to cope with difficult decisions. Global healthcare cost is rising steadily; shortage of healthcare professionals tends to turn into a disaster. Drastic transformation is needed. In terms of Richard Layard's happiness economics, patients’ wellbeing has to prevail over sickness. 

Unhappiness has a negative impact on individuals and society. It is obvious, unhappy people are more demanding, therefore, healthcare becomes more costly and time consuming. Maximising happiness is of real value. As we move to embrace Michal Porter’s value-based healthcare, we must strive to increase contentment among patients and other healthcare players, in order to achieve a sustainable and affordable healthcare system.

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21
Sep
2017

Early Bird rate is now available & new programme online.

Early Bird registrations are now open! Both MedTech Europe members and non-members can benefit from a special fee, until 7 December.

Programme

The programme will be composed of plenary and parallel sessions – the latter diving deeper in the overall topics, as well as addressing the payer & regulator questions such as the IVD and MD regulations, procurement and digitalization.
Overall topics to be addressed include:

  • CEO #Nofilter: global medtech leaders will sit together and speak openly about the latest trends, challenges and opportunities they're facing.
  • Regulatory: we will explore the impact the IVD and MD regulations are starting to have on manufacturers and their supply chains.
  • Digital development: gamification, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity will be the focus of this track.
  • Business strategy: we will take the pulse of the industry on topics such as diagnostic information, value-based procurement and data privacy

28
Aug
2017

Only 1 week left for the Very Early Bird rate.

Save more than 60% on the regular fee!

MedTech Europe members have only one month left to benefit from the Very Early Bird rate of 499€ and save more than 60% on the regular fee. Don’t miss this opportunity and click here to register.

Join us and hear insights from our confirmed speakers:

  • Hannah Rose THOMSON, Senior Manager Health and Wellness of Elvie will provide great updates on the booming gamification in medtech.
  • Bill HAGESTAD, Senior Principal Cyber Security Engineer of Smiths-Medical will elaborate on the future of cyber warfare in healthcare.
  • Anita FINNEGAN, CEO of Nova Leah, will discuss about how to cope with cyber threats from a technical, regulatory and management point of view.
  • Marc BOUTIN, CEO, American Health Council will contribute on the role and purpose of patient organisations when it comes to healthcare costs.

04
Aug
2017

Only 1 month left for the Very Early Bird rate.

Save more than 60% on the regular fee!

MedTech Europe members have only one month left to benefit from the Very Early Bird rate of 499€ and save more than 60% on the regular fee. Don’t miss this opportunity and click here to register.

For the 10th edition of The MedTech Forum we enlarged the program to address a greater variety of topics: from specialised to general and from very specific to global, but always with a multi-stakeholder approach: business strategy, digital developments and a dedicated SME track are among the new focuses.

Join us and hear insights from our confirmed speakers:

  • Ali PARSA, Founder & CEO, Babylon Healthcare
  • Terry WILCOX, Co-founder & Executive Director, Patients Rising
  • Mahiben MARUTHAPPU, Co-founder, Cera Care and Senior Fellow to the CEO, NHS England
  • Peter J. FITZGERALD, Director, Center for Cardiovascular Technology & Director, Cardiovascular Core Analysis Laboratory, Stanford University

11
Jul
2017

Special conditions for National Associations

All the National Associations who are willing to become Supporting Organisations of the Forum and to promote the Event within their channels will benefit from special conditions.

In addition, starting from this year, the benefits will be extended to National Associations’ members.

For any further information please contact:
Giulia Meneghin (Communications Officer) at g.meneghin@medtecheurope.org

15
Jun
2017

Registrations for members only are now open!

The MedTech Forum 2018 will be held on 23-25 January in Brussels. Registrations are now open with a Very Early Bird rate for MedTech Europe members only. This is a unique opportunity that offers you a major discount: more than 60% off the regular rate!

Register now to benefit from this offer.

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01
Jun
2017

A brand new concept for The MedTech Forum 2018!

The MedTech Forum will be held on 23-25 January 2018 at the EGG in Brussels. Save the date in your agenda!

MedTech Europe will focus on reshaping the Forum with the ambition to make it ‘THE’ European medical technology event to be at or to be seen at for anyone involved in or with the Healthcare technology in Europe.

The programme will be expanded in order to address a larger variety of topics - from very specialised to very general and from very specific to global but always with a multi stakeholder approach.

The target audience will be expanded to a broader representation of the Healthcare industry (which in total employs 650,000 people in Europe), patients, hospital representatives, service providers, suppliers, PCOs, scientific societies, national associations, policy-makers, notified bodies, authorities, consultants, etc and opportunities will be created for SMEs, startups and investors.

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