MedTech IDEAS Summit

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: CONMED Corporation, 525 French Road, Utica, NY 13502

Diverse Leaders in Life Sciences - Effective Practices for Organizations

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MedTechIDEAS is a series of conferences aimed at presenting a “Big Idea” from top innovators in the bio/med industry.

Who Should Attend?

  • Those interested in encouraging an open and positive conversation focusing on industry-wide developments
  • Those seeking to learn how to advocate diversity and use it to create better business processes and employee engagement
  • Those interested in effective practices for using diversity to bring about innovation, improve processes, and better quality
  • Those looking for practical strategies for creating a workplace that embraces and benefits from diverse knowledge, skills, and life experiences

Program Overview

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Registration - Back Entrance

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Welcome & Agenda Setting

Win Thurlow, Executive Director, MedTech Association

Sarah Oliker, Assistant General Counsel, CONMED Corporation

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Resources for Empowering Diversity

Elese Hanson, Women In Bio, Vice Chair, Boardroom Ready; Associate, McDermott Will & Emery

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11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Buffet Lunch/Networking

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Live Interview

Martha Goldberg Aronson, CONMED Corporation Board Director

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Sarah Faulkner, Writer, DeviceTalks


2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Networking Break

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Road Map for Developing and Engaging Diverse Talent

Bill VanDeWeghe, President & CEO, BioSurplus

Anja White, President, Meier Tool & Engineering

Bill Peters, Vice President & GM, Advanced Surgical, CONMED Corporation

Amy Castronova, President & CEO, Novatek Communications

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM 

Networking Break

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

A Collision of Value

Mary Ann Picard, Associate Director, Mass. Medical Device Development Center (M2D2)

Barbara Russell, Co-Founder, Juice Advisors

Innovator Showcase

Yasmine Jaber, Director of Healthcare Solutions, PurpleSun

Bringing Products to Life

Kathleen McHugh, Systems Lead Engineer, MPR Associates

Michelle Bonn, President & CEO, Guideline Medical

Lynessa Erler, Director Product Testing, MPR Associates

Casey Cramer, Quality & Regulatory Manager, Sparton Medical Systems

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM Reception


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