Recap: Inaugural MedTechIDEAS Summit

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Source: MedTech Association

Recap: Inaugural MedTechIDEAS Summit

On May 31, the MedTech Association launched its inaugural MedTechIDEAS Summit at the Lodge at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles Falls, NY. 

MedTechIDEAS is a quarterly conference series that aims to:

  • Present a “Big Idea” in healthcare from an industry thought leader,
  • Deliver competence-focused education, and
  • Provide enhanced networking opportunities to members and attendees.

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The theme of this year’s series is “Connectivity and the Future of Healthcare.”  The inaugural event was held at Welch Allyn’s beautiful conference facility, the Lodge, and was attended by nearly 200 people, representing more than 75 companies and organizations in New York’s bio/med ecosphere.

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The conference featured a fireside chat between Alton Shader, Welch Allyn’s President, and Brian Johnson, Founder and Publisher of MassDevice.  Alton and Brian talked about Welch Allyn’s history of innovation, its importance to the New York bio/med community and Hill-Rom’s vision for the future of Welch Allyn and the recent expansion of its Skaneateles facilities.

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Aimee Corso, Healthcare Marketing Lead at Amazon Business, provided the keynote address, “Amazon and Innovations in the Healthcare Supply Chain.”  Aimee provided insights into Amazon’s vision for transformation of the supply chain and an overview of Amazon’s involvement in healthcare.


MPR Associates, under the direction of Jeff Champagne, Director of Business Development, presented a panel of entrepreneurs who provided diagnostic pitches of their start up businesses.  As one attendee remarked: “They were real: compelling technology, innovative and engaging founders, excellent questions.  Really good stuff.”

Participants included:

  • PurpleSun
  • Inova Health System
  • HeMemics Biotechnologies
  • Northwell Ventures
  • New England Breath Technologies
  • VitaScan
  • 149 Medical
  • Accelerated Healthcare Innovations
  • DeepLook
  • Manus Neurodynamica
  • Prapela

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Eric Claude, Cameron Loper and Bineyam Taffesse, all of MPR Associates, took the stage to present “Solving the Challenges of Connectivity,” a discussion of common, and not-so-common challenges faced by start-ups and the innovative solutions employed to address them.

The day concluded with a reception on the deck of the beautiful Lodge at Welch Allyn, in the heart of New York’s Eastern Finger Lakes region.  

MedTech would like to thank the event sponsors:

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