September 11, 2014
3:00 – 7:00 pm
University of Washington Bothell
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Featured Keynote Speaker: Venkat Rajan, Medical Devices Industry Manager with industry analyst group Frost and Sullivan
Registration: $55 Early Bird/Member – $65 Early Bird/Non-Member
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Don’t miss this year’s seventh annual Washington State Biomedical Device Summit on Thursday, September 11 at the University of Washington’s newly-constructed $68M state-of-the-art Discovery Hall, home to the UW Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This year’s Summit will bring together leading executives, entrepreneurs, researchers, government officials, thought leaders and stakeholders from the region’s biomedical device community to explore the state of the industry, review trends and innovations coming our way, and discuss the opportunities and challenges for our region.
This year’s featured keynote speaker is Venkat Rajan, Medical Devices Industry Manager with industry analyst group Frost & Sullivan. Rajan will be providing an update on key trends from Frost & Sullivan’s Global Medical Devices Outlook: Positioning for the Future report.
The US healthcare industry is experiencing the same sort of dramatic shift and evolution seen in retail, banking, and other industries. New-to-Market firms, companies whose core business resides entirely outside of healthcare, are expanding into new roles. Confronted with a perfect storm of sweeping trends including budgetary challenges, regulatory pressures and resource constraints, the winners of healthcare reform will be those who innovate to succeed. This year’s summit will bring together leading executives, entrepreneurs, researchers, government officials, thought leaders and stakeholders from the region’s biomedical device and healthcare community to explore these dramatic changes in the healthcare landscape including:
- Opportunities for harnessing new technologies (wireless, mobile, cloud computing and big data) to enable improved outcomes
- Accelerating the design of secure devices as well as collaboration with health systems to promote safer device operating environments in which security vulnerabilities are managed properly
- Adapting quality systems and regulatory strategy to keep up with the pace of technology change