November 8-9, 2017Minneapolis Convention CenterMinneapolis, MN

Creating the Total Solution – Value Engineering to Deliver Clinical & Economic Outcomes

In 2016, conference attendees received world-class education designed by the industry for the industry. With a two-day, three-track conference program developed in partnership with the region's largest medtech association — Medical Alley (formerly Lifescience Alley) — the brightest medtech minds united and delivered over 50 hours of critical training, panel discussions, and technical case studies.

The 2016 conference offered delegates the opportunity to hone product development and manufacturing strategies, increase market access, and expand their technical knowledge. Thought leaders provided meaningful insights and industry heavyweights met with attendees at lunch and drinks receptions. It was the biggest medtech event in the region, with a robust conference program to match.

View the 2016 conference agenda.

2016 Conference Agenda-at-a-Glance

9:00 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.
Keynote Presentation: Scott Nelson, CEO/CTO, Reuleaux Technology
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
MD&M Track A:
Product Development Models Driving Innovation
• Emerging Medical Trends
• Evidence-Based Medicine
• Hospital Value Analysis Tips
  10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
MD&M Track B:
Structural Heart Opportunities and Challenges
• Structural Heart Innovations
• Market Access Hurdles
• Market Opportunities for TMVR
  10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Industry 4.0:
The Building Blocks of a Well-Oiled Smart Plant
• Flexible Manufacturing & Personalization
• Retrofitting Equipment for Industrial IoT
• Predictive Maintenance & Zero Downtime
9:00 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.
Keynote Presentation: David Rutherford, Former Navy SEAL Combat Paramedic
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
MD&M Track A:
Achieving Product Development Goals With Sensors and Data Management
• Evidence-Based Requirements
• Offerings in Biosensors
• Troubleshooting EMR Integration
  10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
MD&M Track B:
Process Innovations in 3D Printing for Nex-Gen Medical Devices
• Printing 3D Medical Devices
• Blending Additive Mfg with Living Platforms
• Advances in 3D Bioprinting
  10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Industry 4.0:
Smart Strategies for Data Collection & Protection
• Strategic Sensor Installation
• Big Data as a Diagnostic Tool
• Cybersecurity Prevention & Detection