Patient Pavilion 

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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!

Our industry is transforming the world of healthcare. Working with our clinician partners, we can elevate patient engagement, advance innovation and collectively enhance successful outcomes. By listening to their stories, and educating and supporting patients on their individual health journeys, we can optimize the patient experience together.

Please stop by the Patient Pavilion (Booth #313) to learn more about how to activate patients into care, keep them engaged throughout treatment, and create brand advocates through any of our four educational sessions.

All four sessions will be moderated by Rolf Benirschke, Co-CEO, Legacy Health Strategies.


Patient Pavilion Session Schedule

1. Tuesday, September 26, 11:50am – 12:20pm


Topic: Partnering with Patients to Advance Innovation

  • Julie Jezowski, Edwards Lifesciences Patient and Mended Heart Ambassador
  • Mike Mussallem, Chairman & CEO, Edwards Lifesciences
  • William Murray, President & CEO, Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC)

2. Tuesday, September 26, 2:45pm – 3:05pm


Topic:  Elevating Patient Engagement

  • Curtis Broome, Patient Ambassador, Abiomed
  • Scott Durall, Senior Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, Legacy Health Strategies, and Medical Device Executive

3. Tuesday, September 26, 6:00pm

Topic: Partnering with Patients

  • Jeffrey E. Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA
  • Mike Mussallem, Chairman & CEO, Edwards Lifesciences 

Dr. Shuren will sit for a conversation with Edwards Lifesciences Chairman & CEO Mike Mussallem to discuss how CDRH works with the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), the Patient Engagement Advisory Committee and others to advance CDRH’s strategic priority to partner with patients.

Stick around after the conversation for an MDIC Science of Patient Input meet-up to chat with members of the MDIC Science of Patient Input Steering Committee and how you can get involved.
4. Wednesday, September 27, 8:10am – 8:55am
Topic: Power of the Patient Story
  • Molly Daniels, Advocacy Director, Alliance for Proton Therapy
  • Cathleen McBurney, Patient Ambassador, Alliance for Proton Therapy
  • Mike Haynes, former player with the Oakland Raiders and Prostate Cancer Survivor and Advocate

5. Wednesday, September 27, 9:10am – 9:55am


Topic:  Creating a Meaningful Patient Experience

  • Bridget Duffy, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Vocera
  • Rob Pace, Founder & CEO, HundredX