Call for Presentations

Share Your Expertise with High-Level Medical Device Development Professionals

To be considered for the 2018 MDTX program, consider the information below and email one submission form per topic.

Dates and Locations:    

  • April 3-5, 2018 (The Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, NJ)
  • October 2-4, 2018 (The Fairgrounds at Del Mar, San Diego, CA)

Audience: 

VP, Director, and Manager levels of:     

  • Engineering (Automation, Biomaterials, Design, Development, Electrical, Materials,
    Mechanical)
  • R&D and Quality/Regulatory
  • Manufacturing, Operations, Packaging, Supply Chain

Presentations:

  • 25-minute conference sessions (April 4 and 5)
  • Two-hour workshop sessions (April 3)

Deadline: Submit topic proposal and short bio by September 29, 2017

Final acceptance will be based on (but not limited to) the course's ability to meet submission standards, overall program/track specification and industry need. Additionally, our Advisory Committee (made up of MDTX staff, Informa Exhibitions representatives, industry leaders and editors) will review the proposed topics for relevancy and industry feedback.

Please note preference will be given 1) to the most relevant presentations and 2) to the vendors who sponsor MDTX or participate on the MDTX exhibition floor of up to 150 medical device vendors.

The deadline for returning your submission for consideration is September 29, 2017, but you may
continue to submit proposals after this date in the event of a cancellation or change to the schedule. What’s more, we’ve already begun planning for our San Diego event so we may be able to include you in the next event.

To be considered as a speaker, please complete a speaking application.

Contact Medical Devices Group leader Joe Hage with questions or clarifications. Email preferred.
Phone 917-405-3017.

Call for Presentations

Educational Sessions will focus on medical device design, development, and manufacturing. There are four ways you might contribute.

  1. Host a two-hour workshop. These will be in-depth training sessions and can cover anything essential to product development: Regulatory, quality, design, development, manufacturing, operations, packaging, sterilization, supply chain, material selection, and many related topics not listed here.

  2. Suggest a 25-minute presentation or panel. While not as comprehensive as a workshop session, these will be fast-paced and share valuable information on the above-mentioned topics. Emphasis is placed on design, development, and manufacturing aspects.

  3. Recommend a speaker for one of the topics we’ve identified. We will likely include these among the 25-minute sessions but have not identified all the experts we will need. Maybe it’s you!

    • Turning Clinical Ideas into Market Opportunities
    • How to Be Smarter at Developing Design Inputs: What are Voice-of-Customer Must-Haves versus Nice-to-Haves?      
    • Applying Human Factors and Usability Engineering to Medical Devices 
    • How Blockchain Will Change the Way You Develop Medical Devices
    • Building a Better Wearable Device – and Getting It Cleared through FDA
    • Best Strategies to Source or Manufacture Medical Devices in Asia 
    • Design Your Labeling Like You Design Your Device
    • AI Robotics and the Smart Factory Floor 
    • Future Medical Applications in 3D Printing: Clinical Benefits, Regulatory Issues & Manufacturing Challenges 
    • 5 Key Questions to Determine if That Contract Manufacturer is a Good Fit for You
    • One Day a CyberHacker May Crush Your Company: Why Are You Waiting to Act? 
    • How to Avoid FDA Entanglements for Your Process Improvements
    • Harnessing the Internet of Things for Medical Devices
    • New Materials and Material Selection
    • Biomaterials, Extractables and Leachables
    • Packaging and Sterilization Topics
    • New 3D Printing Applications for the Medical Device Industry
    • How to Protect Your IP While Filing for Patents and Developing Your Product
    • Smart Prototyping
       
  4. Participate in our Innovation Center. Do you have something that MDTX visitors can see, touch, and feel? Then apply for the opportunity to share your work on our exhibition floor for all guests (conference or exhibition only) to experience. Our Innovation Center is another great way to get in front of a crowd of your peers and future customers.

When applying for MDTX speaking opportunities, remember we’re looking for:

  • Information that can be immediately implemented in the workplace 
  • How-to classes that stimulate and provide attendees with a new skill, technology or process
  • Topics that are innovative, stimulating and cutting-edge for the professionals developing an improving medical devices
  • Strong proposals that provide a better understanding of processes and technique 
  • Presenters with strong speaking experience and in-depth knowledge of subject matter presented
  • Topics related to specifically to medical device professionals, not generic in nature 

What we are NOT looking for:

  • Product pitches 
  • Topics that require the use of your organization's product 
  • Niche focused topics that would only be relevant to a small audience

Thanks for reading and we hope to see you at MDTX in some capacity.

To be considered as a speaker, please complete a speaking application.