News | September 26, 2007

Former President Bush, Other Top Officials to Attend Medical Technology Conference

September 27, 2007 - Organizers of the AdvaMed 2007: The Med Tech Conference in Washington D.C. said honored guests for the Oct. 1-3 exhibition include Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and keynote speaker and former President George H.W. Bush.
The conference will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center and includes 40 innovative companies.
Other AdvaMed 2007 guests include: U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez; Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN); Rep. Lois Capps (D- CA); Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Kerry Weems; and University of Connecticut Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun.
"We have an all-star line up of speakers for AdvaMed 2007," said Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO of AdvaMed. "From public policy leaders who influence the national debate on healthcare reform to dignitaries who have benefited personally from advancements in medical technology, their presentations will have tremendous resonance with AdvaMed members and conference attendees."
In addition to 55 educational panels in 12 diverse tracks, AdvaMed 2007 will include two days of one-on-one business partnering meetings, an exhibition hall and table top display area, and more than 40 company presentations. Innovative companies from 17 states and three countries have been selected to present to potential investors and collaborators in: cardiovascular, diagnostics, Imaging, ophthalmology, orthopedics, wound care and additional hot topic time slots. Companies will have 14 minutes to provide an overview of the company as well as products in development or available for licensing.
"The companies that will present during the Business Development Forum at AdvaMed 2007 are among the most innovative in the industry," said Matt Rieke, M.D., co-chair of the AdvaMed 2007 Business Development Committee and partner at Quaker BioVentures. "The selection committee is excited to give these newcomers and well-known innovators an opportunity to share their latest developments at AdvaMed 2007."

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