30 days till the Future of MedTech Gets Personal
The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) Annual Conference is 30 days away. MedTech18 will take place in Sydney on the 7th and 8th November.
The theme this year is the “Future of MedTech Gets Personal”.
MedTech18 provides a unique opportunity for industry professionals to gather and exchange ideas and insights with their peers and other leaders within the medical technology community.
One of the big issues to be discussed will be the challenges of regulating software as a medical device. Given the barriers to entry for these apps is so low how does industry and regulators ensure the quality of the technology can be directly linked to clinical evidence sufficient to demonstrate an appropriate level of safety and performance when used for the intended purpose.
Another issue that will be a focus of discussion on day two will be the innovation of medical technology through physician collaboration. Physicians are the primary users of medical technology which means the next generation of innovative products comes from doctors who share with manufacturers their real-world experiences.
One of the speakers is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Sydney Hala Zreiqat who was earlier this year announced as the 2018 NSW Women of the Year. She is recognised internationally for her extraordinary contributions to regenerative medicine and translational orthopaedic research.
Ian Burgess, Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Technology Association of Australia said:
“At the heart and soul of the medical devices industry are 17,700 dedicated professionals, committed to making a positive difference to patients’ lives through medical technology.
“And so, it’s important to keep up with the latest MedTech innovation which is revolutionising healthcare.
“This conference will not only showcase the most recent MedTech innovations from all over the world but provide a forum to exchange ideas with industry leaders, local and international.”