Discover the compliance programme of the MedTech Forum 2019
In the new digital age what are the GDPR considerations to keep in mind? How could open data and new tech help to fight corruption and anti-bribery? This and more is part of the compliance programme of the MedTech Forum 2019.
Who is speaking at the MedTech Forum 2019?
The MedTech Forum is your opportunity to engage directly with industry experts and key thought leaders.
Discuss and learn how Brexit could affect the world of Medical Technology
With Brexit looming, many industries face legal and practical challenges. Attend the MedTech Forum 2019 to discuss and learn how this could affect the world of Medical Technology.
Last day to benefit from Early bird rate!
The MedTech Forum is your opportunity to speak directly with industry experts and key thought leaders within medical technology and compliance. Last day to secure your place with a 15% discount!
The ideal event for SMEs and Start Ups to attend to gather vital insight
Global leaders from the field of medical devices, diagnostics and digital health will speak openly about the latest trends, challenges and opportunities - making the MedTech Forum 2019 the ideal event for SMEs and Start Ups to attend to gather vital insight.
Registrations are open for the 5th Innovative Medical Device Startup Day - 14 May 2019
Organised by SNITEM (the French association for medical devices) and ranked as the benchmark of the French health startup ecosystem, the fifth edition of the Innovative Medical Device Startup Day will offer exchanges and debates around regulatory strategy, market access, key steps to create a startup and sources of project financing, etc.
Don’t miss the Early Bird rate!
Special rate for all registration categories is now available. Register now and benefit from up to 15% discount on the regular rate. Tickets include access to the MedTech Forum and the Global MedTech Compliance Conference (GMTCC).
Registrations open with special rate for members
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to save 50% on the regular rate! This offer is only available until 30 November and only applicable for MedTech Europe, SNITEM and SIDIV members.
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,…
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.
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.
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?
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.