Global Health opportunities 
at The MedTech Conference

Thank you for attending The MedTech Conference 2017! The information below is from our 2017 program, but stay tuned as we will be updating it soon for The MedTech Conference 2018 in Philadelphia, PA on September 24-26!

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This year, The MedTech Conference is bringing you even more global health programming than ever before.

Join us for a full day of global health programming on Wednesday, September 27, where we'll touch on the latest in medtech global business and global health in a variety of panel sessions, networking opportunities, and more.

Global Health Agenda

Global Health Networking Breakfast

Wednesday, September 27
8:00-8:30 a.m.
Location: International Lounge

Scaling Innovation in the Developing World

Wednesday, September 27
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Location: Convention Center - Room 210 F

Moderator: Ruchika Singhal, CR Bard 


  • Jessie Duncan, Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Strategy, Medtronic Labs 
  • Renuka Gadde, Vice President, Global Health, BD 
  • Yashdeep Kumar, Vice President, Global Innovation Programs, Stryker 
  • Dr. Ami Waters, Last Mile Health

MedTech Innovator global health panel in partnership with TEAMFund

Wednesday, September 27
9:45-10:45 a.m.
Location: Convention Center - Room 210 F

As part of Wednesday's global health track at The MedTech Conference powered by AdvaMed, join us at 9:45 a.m. for a panel of innovators whose startup companies are creating technologies with the needs of developing world in mind.

Moderated by Dr. Anurag Mairal of Stanford University's Byers Center for Biodesign, the panelists will discuss their products and the populations they strive to serve, as well as the rewards and challenges faced when developing lifesaving and life-changing health care technologies that are outside the traditional business model. 

Moderator: Dr. Anurag Mairal, Stanford University's Byers Center for Biodesign 


  • Ariel Beery, CEO and Co-Founder, MobileODT 
  • Siraj Dhanani, Founder and CEO, InnAccel Technologies
  • Beth Kolko, Founder and CEO, Shift Labs 
  • Jong Lee, Co-Founder and CEO, Day Zero Diagnostics 
  • James Roberts, Founder and CEO, mOm Incubators

Intersection of Global Health & Medical Technology

Wednesday, September 27
11:00-11:45 a.m.
Location: Convention Center - Hall 1 & 2; CEOs Unplugged Stage

Moderator: Yashdeep Kumar, Vice President, Global Innovation Programs, Stryker


  • Eric Major, President, CEO (Co-Founder), K2M
  • Tim Ring, President & CEO, C.R. Bard
  • Stephen Rudy, CEO, Gradian Health

Global Health Networking

Wednesday, September 27
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pavilion

Global Health Innovator Award Presented by TEAMFund In Partnership with MedTech Innovator

Wednesday, September 27
12:45-2:15 p.m.

Top 5 companies in the running for the Global Health Innovator Award (in no particular order):

  • One Breath: Cost effective ventilator for infants through adults in low resource settings
  • CareNX: Smartphone assisted POC device for screening noncommunicable diseases
  • mOm INcubators: mOm Incubator; An inexpensive, electronically controlled, inflatable infant incubator designed and built to decrease the number of infant deaths
  • Shift Labs: DripAssist; A fast, accurate Infusion Rate Monitor that easily clips onto any gravity drip set to continuously monitor flow rate and volume when administering IV medications
  • InnAccel: VAPCare; An intelligent, automated, closed-loop, secretion management system for ICU patients on long term ventilation

Thank you to our sponsors

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Location: Convention Center - Room 220

Thank you to MedTech Innovator and TEAMFund for their support

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