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MedTech Conference

September 24-26th
Philadelphia, PA

The Brazil-U.S. Business Council is pleased to be a Sponsor Partner Organization of this year’s MedTech Conference which will take place Sep 24-26 in Philadelphia, PA. The MedTech Conference powered by AdvaMed is the leading North American gathering of global medtech executives. More than 2,700 attendees will network, gain access to capital and share insights at the Conference which includes a significant Brazil Health component including three Brazil-related panels prominently on day 1 (Mon Sep 24).

  • Brazil: Challenges and Choices in Health Care (1:00-2:15 pm)
    • Given the current political, economic and social realities faced in Brazil, this panel will examine current health care conditions in the country, the consequences for the nation’s health care system, an understanding of questions related to the system’s sustainability, the identification of priorities in correcting systemic distortions and, finally, the contribution being made by supplemental health care, organized as a productive supply chain. Considerations will consider the restructuring of Brazilian health care in a way that places elements of civil society at the disposal of the government to promote effective decision-making and guarantee the survival of the system per the design originally laid out by the Brazilian Constitution.
      • Dr. Francisco Balestrin, President, International Hospital Federation, Brazilian Association of Private Hospitals (confirmed)
      • Dr. Claudio Lottenberg, CEO, United Health Group Brazil (confirmed)
      • Adriano Caldas, Regional Vice President, J&J Medical Devices Brazil (confirmed)
      • Andrea Murta, Director for North America, JOTA – Moderator (confirmed)
  • State of the Art Global Best Regulatory Practices for Medical Device Regulators (2:30-3:45 pm)
    • Medical device regulators around the world are increasing their implementation of Good Regulatory Practices to more effectively fulfill their mandates. This panel will explore the WHO guidance for GRP and the WHO Model Regulatory Framework, with updates of how leading MD regulators are leveraging GRP with improved regulatory efficacy including in the United States and Brazil.
      • Renato Porto, Director for Regulatory Process, ANVISA, Brazil (confirmed)
      • Jeff Shuren, Director, FDA CDRH, U.S. (confirmed)
      • Mike Ward, Coordinator, Regulatory Systems Strengthening, Essential Medicines and Health Products, WHO (invited)
      • John Wilkinson, Director of Devices at Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), U.K. (confirmed)
      • Janet Trunzo, SEVP, Technology & Regulatory Affairs, AdvaMed – Moderator (confirmed)
  • Competing for Innovation – Brazil, China, India: A Comparative Analysis of Health Care Policy and Markets (4:00-5:15 pm)
    • This session will provide a comparative summary of the health systems and markets in Brazil, China and India with a view to highlighting dynamics and policies that maximize health access and innovation.
      • Yashdeep Kumar, Vice President, Global Innovation Programs – Stryker (confirmed)
      • Claire Reade, Senior Counsel – Arnold & Porter (confirmed)
      • Parashar Patel, Vice President, Global Health Policy – Boston Scientific (confirmed)
      • Mihir Torsekar, International Trade Analyst – United States International Trade Commission (confirmed)
      • Anthony Cino, Senior Vice President – Albright Stonebridge Group (confirmed)

BUSBC Members will receive 10% off their registration with the discount code “SPO18.”
Visit www.themedtechconference.com to learn more.

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