Registration closing soon for the 2014 Florida Medical Device Symposium
St. Petersburg, FL – May 13, 2014 The 2014 Florida Medical Device Symposium, to be held May 19 -20 at the Hilton Carillon Park in St. Petersburg, FL is shaping up to top all previous years’ symposiums. With an impressive sponsor list, industry expert speakers, sessions on timely industry topics, a sold out exhibitor room, an expanded opening night reception and endless networking opportunities, it has become the “must attend” symposium for Florida’s medical technology industry.
This year’s informative sessions include:
– New trends in medical device development, including 3-D printing
– A comprehensive Congressional update on issues facing the medical device industry
– A panel discussion on medical device sterilization technologies
– An international regulatory update focused on Asia and Japan
– Lean Manufacturing: Fueling the Fire of Kaizen
– Human factors engineering for medical devices
In addition, this year’s keynote luncheon speaker will be Christopher J.P. Velis, chairman and CEO of MedCap Advisors, who will address the “10 Economic Factors Destroying Medtech Innovation: How Should You React?” And, new this year is an additional full-day workshop on Human Factors Engineering, let by Michael Wiklund, General Manager of UL’s Human Factors Engineering (HFE) practice.
The Symposium has proven to be invaluable educational and networking event for medical technology companies, and for viewing firsthand the cutting-edge technologies and services of industry vendors. The high-traffic and spacious exhibitor room is again sold out this year and will be the gathering place for attendees to network with each other and vendor companies throughout the event.
To register, and for more information, go to www.floridamedtech.com.
The Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium (FMMC) is Florida’s statewide association of medical technology firms. The FMMC exists to unite, promote and grow the Florida medical device industry, and to enhance the business success of its member companies. The FMMC accomplishes its mission via three (3) strategic priorities: Networking; Industry Knowledge and Expertise; and Advocacy. Florida is home to one of our nation’s largest medical device economies – encompassing 662 device manufacturers employing nearly 21,000 Floridians, paying an average annual wage of more than $60,000. Florida ranks 2nd nationally in the number of FDA-registered medical device establishments. Go to www.floridamedtech.com .