MEDTECH09 Media Advisory

Thursday, October 1, 2009

MEDTECH 09 Bioscience Industry Conference and Annual Meeting -  Prescription for Change: Technology, risks, economics, and reform in the global healthcare marketplace.”

When: Monday, October 5, 2009, 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Where: The Lodge— 4355 State Street Road, Skaneateles Falls, N.Y. 13153, (315) 291-3700

Who: Leaders in the Upstate New York biosciences industry including Joe Corasanti, (president and CEO, ConMed), Tom D’Ambra, (chairman, president and CEO, AMRI Global) and Rep. Dan Maffei (NY-25), among others.

How: Media can register by contacting Amy Porter at (315) 423-7200 or

Selected Sessions:
9 a.m. —Just What the Doctor Ordered: CEO’s and Their Prescription for Success in a Changing Economy
CEOs from some of Upstate New York’s most dynamic bioscience companies will discuss strategies they’re employing to captain their organizations through these unsettled times.

10:10 a.m. —Address by Rep. Dan Maffei (NY-25). Hear an up-to-the minute report on what’s happening with healthcare reform in Washington.

10:20 a.m. —Innovative Verses Iterative Change: How to Best Fill the Pipeline in Challenging Times Industry leaders will discuss how to best develop new products, make long-term plans and find partners in challenging times.

11:40 a.m. —Compensation and Recruiting in Light of Changing Economics and Regulatory Pressures
Learn how companies should plan to compensate and recruit employees in light of recent regulatory pressures and an unsettled job market.

1 p.m. —Luncheon Keynote: FDA at a Crossroads?
Mark Heller, partner, Goodwin Proctor and former Associate Chief Counsel, United States Food and Drug Administration, will discuss federal legislative changes and their possible impact on U.S. healthcare.

2 p.m. —Exploring Export Opportunities in the Flat World
Experts will discuss the cultural, logistical, product adoption and communications challenges facing bioscience companies doing business overseas.

3:10 —Closing plenary: Navigating Turbulent Economic Crosscurrents
Former JP Morgan Chase vice president & senior regional economist Marc Goloven will explore the trajectory of the New York State economy and crosscurrents likely to affect regional companies and the financial markets in the months ahead.

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About MedTech

MedTech is a not-for-profit trade association comprised of Upstate New York technology manufacturers, research institutions, and allied professional services and economic development organizations. We promote the commercialization of medical products by providing educational and networking events, organizing certification opportunities, and facilitating collaborations among members to bring tomorrow’s technologies to the healthcare marketplace. For more information, visit

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