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Countdown to MD&M West 2013: Eleven Days until the Most Comprehensive MedTech Conference in the Nation
[January 31, 2013]

Countdown to MD&M West 2013: Eleven Days until the Most Comprehensive MedTech Conference in the Nation

ANAHEIM, California, January 31, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- More than 500 high-level MedTech professionals in all functions, and from all over the world, will convene at the 2013 MD&M West Conference. MD&M West is one of the most anticipated face-to-face gatherings for those involved in medical device design and manufacturing. The four-day Conference takes place Feb. 11-14, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center. To reserve your space, visit

(Logo: ) The 2013 Conference will host six FDA/CDRH (Center for Devices and Radiological Health) officials, who will be speaking on timely medical device industry topics: Randall Brockman Acting Chief Medical Officer, Office of Device Evaluation, FDA/CDRH Topic: FDASIA Recap: Clarifying the review process and the benefit-risk determinations for PMA and de novo applications Don St. Pierre Deputy Director for New Product Evaluation, Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Device Evaluation & Safety, FDA/CDRH Topic: Reviewing the 510(k) Triage and Quick Review pilot program and an update on the new process, including the RTA policy change Alonza Cruse District Director, FDA Los Angeles District Topic: FDA Los Angeles District Update and the FDA Globalization Initiative Dan Solis Director of Import Operations, FDA Los Angeles District Topic: Update on Los Angeles Import Operations Activities Ron Kaye Team Leader; Human Factors Pre-Market Evaluation Team, Office of Device Evaluation, FDA/CDRH Topic: Human Factors Pre-Market Review: Incorporating HF engineering into risk management Jay Crowley Senior Advisor Patient Safety, FDA/CDRH Topic: Unique Device Identifier: FDA update and plan for the industry In addition, Mark Settle, Deputy Chief of the Policy and Rules Division of the Federal Communications Commission will participate in the MD&M West Conference this year. He will share the agency's perspective on the new spectrum enabling innovation in Medical Body Area Networks.

Attendees to the MD&M West 2013 Conference will also have the opportunity to join five Conference Keynotes featuring industry thought-leaders and medical device executives. More about these speakers can be seen HERE.

Must-see sessions and workshops at MD&M West 2013 include: -- Assumption Storming: Learn to disrupt innovation in medical devices >>more -- IDEO Creativity Workshop >>more -- Materials selection for medical devices >>more -- Success in pre-clinical studies and clinical trials >>more -- UDI & Traceability >>more -- Medical Device Reporting and complaints handling best practices >>more -- SPE Medical Division's MedTech Polymers: Innovation in medical polymers >>more To see the full Conference agenda and speaker line-up, please visit In addition to the four main tracks of the Conference program, the 2013 event features 8 modular seminars. The 'MedTech Innovate' Seminars each run less than two hours to accommodate busy expo visitors. Topics for the MedTech Innovate Seminars include: -- Implantable Devices -- Bioresorbable Polymers -- Orthopedic Devices -- Wireless Medical Devices -- Medical Mobile Apps -- Microelectronics and Sensors -- Cardiovascular Devices -- Power Source Technologies The 2013 MD&M West Conference and Seminars are sponsored by Nelson Labs , Electrochem Medical, Lubrizol, Cirtec, Valtronic, and Agilent Technologies.

For more information: -- View the full agenda on the web -- Join our group on LinkedIn >>more -- On Twitter @MedTechConfs / #MDMwest About UBM Canon-Organizer of MD&M West UBM Canon LLC, the leading B2B media company dedicated exclusively to the global $3.0 trillion advanced manufacturing sector, helps support the flow of information, commerce and innovation in such sophisticated segments as medical devices and pharmaceutical development. UBM Canon also addresses cutting-edge developments in broader areas of advanced engineering design and manufacturing, and manufacturing processes and packaging. UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

Sponsorship Opportunities: +1-310-996-9435 Speaking Opportunities: Vu Nguyen UBM Canon Conferences +1-310-996-9495 Press Contact: Justin Cross UBM Canon Conferences +1-310-445-8516 SOURCE UBM Canon

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