Events Calendar

As a member benefit, MassMEDIC holds an Annual Conference in May, an Annual MedTech Investors Conference in October and a series of informational programs throughout the year on a wide range of topics of interest to MassMEDIC members, including regulatory affairs, product development trends and reimbursement issues.

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  1. Sep

    1. Insider’s View: Evaluating MedTech in the UK
      8:30 am – 10:00 am


      Join us for a briefing by

      Dr. Peter Groves, Chair of the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)  – UK’s National Health Service


      Moderated by Stephen Hull, Principal, Hull Associates

      Interested in getting your medical technology into the UK? Join us for Breakfast and engage with Dr. Peter Groves, the Chair of The Medical Technologies Advisory Committee (MTAC).

      This committee (MTAC) advises NICE on:

      • Which new medical devices and diagnostics to evaluate
      • Deciding which program within NICE will evaluate each of the new medical devices and diagnostics.
      • Recommendations on medical devices with the potential to make improvements in:
        • Patient outcomes
        • Patient experience (of treatment and recovery)
        • Efficient use of resources

      Learn more about developing NICE medical technology appraisal guidance and how to position your company’s medical technology for successful evaluation.


      Click here to RSVP




      8:30 am
      Insider’s View: Evaluating MedTech in the UK
  2. Sep

    1. MassMEDIC HR Forum
      8:00 am – 10:00 am



      HR Forum




      Changes in Mass. Employment Law – Transgender Discrimination; Pay Equity; and Status of Non-Compete Agreements

      James M. Hlawek & Ariel D. Cudkowicz, Seyfarth Shaw LLP


      The Role of a Flexible Workplace in the MedTech Industry

      Stephen D. Sawin, Operon Resource Management


      Register for free here.

      8:00 am
      MassMEDIC HR Forum
  3. Oct

    1. mHealth: When Mobile Tech becomes Medical Device
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      MassMEDIC and Halloran Consulting Group invite you to attend this free webinar session on one of the most compelling trends in the medical device industry.

      Mark Vermette and Peter Ohanian of Halloran Consulting Group discuss the fine line between mobile technology and medical devices, what to do when your tech crosses that line, and how to comply with FDA regulatory requirements in this rapidly evolving and competitive space.


      Peter Ohanian


      Peter joined Halloran Consulting Group in 2015. He has more than 35 years of industry experience in medical device quality assurance and regulatory affairs. He has an extensive background establishing compliance programs and developing product clearance strategies.

      Prior to joining Halloran, Peter was the Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Philips Healthcare, providing leadership and strategic direction for their patient monitoring and clinical informatics business. Peter has also held similar roles with ZOLL Medical Corporation and Visualization Technology Corporation.  He has proven expertise in solving compliance problems, implementing effective and efficient quality systems, and getting high quality products to market.  Peter has also served on the Board of Directors for MassMedic.

      Peter earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boston College and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Northeastern University.  He is also Regulatory Affairs Certified by the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society.

      Mark Vermette

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      Mark joined Halloran Consulting Group in 2015 with over 25 years of experience delivering technology, consulting services, and software in the life sciences industry.  He has led system implementations for Clinical Trials Management Systems (CTMS), Electronic Data Capture systems (EDC), safety systems, data warehouses, content management systems, and analytics and reporting platforms.

      Prior to joining Halloran, Mark was Vice President of Infosario Customer Engagement at Quintiles, Inc., where he founded and was responsible for the professional services organization leading technology integration and services delivery. He has held similar roles at CrossPhase Consulting, Galt Associates, and First Consulting Group. Mark also served as the product manager for CRIX International, a consortium of five pharmaceutical companies, the National Cancer Institute, and FDA with a mission to develop and service a shared platform for registration of physicians conducting clinical studies.

      Mark holds a Bachelor of Science from Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia.

      Register now!


      After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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      12:00 pm
      mHealth: When Mobile Tech becomes Medical Device
  4. Oct

    1. IVD Forum
      8:00 am – 10:00 am

      Register for this free program here.


      Join us for a meeting of MassMEDIC’s IVD Forum – an informal group of IVD executives, industry suppliers and followers. Our next meeting on October 11  features presentation on lessons learned over thirty year career in the IVD sector and a briefing on preparing for FDA’s final guidance document regulating Laboratory Developed Tests


      Lessons Learned
      Donald B. Hawthorne, President & CEO, Daktari Diagnostics


      Don has over 30 years of life sciences industry experience, including serving as CEO, COO, CFO, equity investor, and advisor to management teams, boards, and investors. Most recently, Don was the President & CEO of AdvanDx, a molecular diagnostics company, which he led through its successful sale to OpGen. He is a go-to-market expert, focused on creating and expanding commercial value. He has also served as President & CEO at Repromedix, Ardais, and BioTransplant; General Manager of the Custom Primers division of Invitrogen; and Partner at Ampersand Ventures. Don earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his BS in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College.



      Laboratory Developed Tests (LDT’s): How to Prepare for FDA Enforcement
      Michael Wienholt, RAC, Principal Consultant, Halloran Consulting Group


      The clinical laboratory industry and IVD manufacturers have been eagerly awaiting the FDA’s final guidance document on regulatory oversight of LDTs. Halloran Consulting Group’s Michael Wienholt will review the current status of the draft document that was issued in 2014 and make recommendations on how to prepare for compliance.

      Michael Wienholt joined Halloran Consulting Group in 2015. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the medical device industry, including 15 years of experience in global regulatory affairs and quality management systems for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics. Michael provides expertise in regulatory strategies and submissions and the design, implementation, and audit of quality management systems.

      Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from North Carolina State University. He is Regulatory Affairs Certified (RAC) in both US and EU regulatory requirements by the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS). He is also an ANSI-RAB-accredited lead auditor for medical device quality systems.

      8:00 am
      IVD Forum
  5. Oct

    1. 2016 Pharmaceutical/Medtech Dealmaking Symposium
      7:30 am – 5:30 pm


      McDermott Will & Emery – Deloitte-

      For more program and registration information, please click here.






      7:30 am
      2016 Pharmaceutical/Medtech Dealmaking Symposium
    2. MassMEDIC & Cora Systems Life Sciences Present: Project Failure: A Catalyst for Success
      9:00 am – 10:00 am









      Register now!

      In this webinar Dr. John McGrath of DIT college in Dublin, Ireland highlights the importance of failure for project success and discusses the following areas:

      -The real-world application on PMBOK knowledge areas

      – Strategic alignment to vision and mission

      -Achieving execution excellence by embracing uncertainty

      John McGrath teaches Project Management and Consultancy to MBA and PhD level at the Dublin Institute of Technology. John is also a guest lecturer at the Smurfit Business School, UCD Engineering School, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and Brunel University, London.

      Over the last twenty years, John has gained significant teaching and consulting experience with a number of major international organizations. His track record includes over 100 of Ireland’s top 1,000 listed companies, government agencies, Engineers Ireland, the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Paralympic Committee.

      After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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      9:00 am
      MassMEDIC & Cora Systems Life Sciences Present: Project Failure: A Catalyst for Success
  6. Oct

    1. Register
      MedTech Showcase 2016
      8:00 am – 2:30 pm

      Presenting Companies

      3D Forify – Allurion, Inc. – Apptomics – Articulate Biosciences  – ARchimej  – BIOMODEX – Elucid Bioimaging – EVEXyS – Gliese623B – Harmonus – icometrix – Infobionic – Micro-Leads – Neuroelectrics – New View Surgical – Noex – Retispec – Rubix Strategies – Tympanogen, Inc. – and more…


      Join us for MassMEDIC’s annual MedTech Showcase on October 28 – we’ve re-designed the agenda with a focus on 20+ emerging company presentations and networking.

      • All company presentations before lunch – (don’t worry, we’ll have a 30-minute networking break)
      • Vote for best presentations in three categories – best technology, team, and meeting an unmet clinical need
      • Awards at lunch, followed by structured networking
      • Prizes include donated services by member suppliers


      Luncheon Program


      A Conversation with John McDonough, Chief Executive Officer, T2 Biosystems, moderated by Mark Speers, Partner and Managing Director, Health Advances



      8:00 am
      MedTech Showcase 2016

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