The Digital MedTech Conference

May 06, 2021 11:00AM—5:00PM

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Presented by AdvaMed | Members receive 10% off using the code SPO10

About the Conference

The Digital MedTech Conference gathers the digital health community for an exploration of the evolving digital medtech landscape and the trends impacting the industry.

What can you expect at the 2021 conference?

  • Robust programming. As the digital health industry continues to grow, so too do the questions, trends, issues, and opportunities.
  • Timely, actionable insights. The program will focus on the trends and issues that are most relevant for digital health companies in 2021.
  • Presentations from industry leaders. With our extended programming, you will learn and gain insights from some of the key players in the digital space.
  • Networking, networking, networking! During the day-long program, participants will have opportunities to engage with experts and thought leaders from some of the world’s largest and most innovative digital health companies.


The Digital MedTech Conference features dynamic panels and sessions covering the critical technology and business issues facing the development and deployment of digital health devices, tools and services.

The 2021 conference agenda can be found below. Sign up to be notified of program updates.

Conference Agenda

  • Thursday, May 6

11:00 am – 11:05 am ⇒ Welcoming Remarks

11:05 am – 11:20 am ⇒ Keynote


  • Joseph DeVivo, President, Hospital and Health Systems, Teladoc Health

11:20 am – 11:50 am ⇒ How Did COVID Accelerate Telehealth Adoption? 


  • Joseph DeVivo, President, Hospital and Health Systems, Teladoc Health 
  • Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President, Thomas Jefferson University & CEO, Jefferson Health

11:50 am – 12:30 pm ⇒ The Evolution of Digital Surgery: Optimizing Robotics and Leveraging Data to Drive Improved Outcomes
While robotics is an important component of digital surgery, it also includes imaging, instruments, data and analytics. This expanded offering enables improved outcomes for the surgical patient. Four key stakeholders will discuss the evolution and ultimate vision for digital surgery.


  • Michael Pereira, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Ximedica
  • Celine Martin, Global President Digital Surgery, Ethicon
  • Dr. Janani Reisenauer MD, General Thoracic Surgery/Interventional Pulmonary Medicine and Vice Chair, Innovation, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic
  • David Uffer, Partner, Alira Health

12:30 pm – 12:35 pm ⇒ Commercial Break

12:35pm – 12:50 pm ⇒ Spotlight: Bakul Patel, Director, Digital Health Center of Excellence, US Food and Drug Administration

12:50 pm – 1:05 pm ⇒ Rear View Mirror: Did COVID-19 Shape the Future of Connected Medication Management?
It’s hard to believe it was a full year ago that hospitals were forced to expand rapidly to care for COVID-19 patients. Never has the mission to advance the world of health been so critical, as health care workers on the front lines leaped into action to deliver care to the patients and communities they serve.
The pandemic pushed global health care systems into hyper drive and continues to test the capabilities of health care workers and hospital technology. Pre-pandemic challenges such as hospital acquired infections, medication and supply shortages, and diversion persisted even while health systems were challenged to manage care for COVID-19 patients and those with post-COVID-19 complications.
As we optimistically round the corner on the pandemic, Mike Garrison, Worldwide President – BD Medication Management Solutions, will discuss how shifts in health care processes and technology usage during the pandemic have shaped the future of connected medication management.


  • Michael Garrison, PhD, Worldwide President, BD Medication Management Solutions, BD

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm ⇒ AI Meets Real Patients – Opportunities and Challenges


  • Cybil Roehrenbeck, Partner, Hogan Lovells

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm ⇒ How the Digital World is Impacting the Medtech Industry 


  • Robert C. Cohen, President, Digital, Robotics, and Enabling Technologies, Stryker

2:30 pm – 2:35 pm ⇒ Commercial Break

2:35 pm – 2:50 pm ⇒ Reducing Bias in Health Care AI Models
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has now moved from the research lab into the clinic. Although AI has generated state-of-the-art algorithms that detect and predict disease, some algorithms may be biased due to a lack of access to large, diverse healthcare datasets. Federated learning (FL) is a method to train AI algorithms in a privacy-preserving manner. FL might be a crucial piece in the AI puzzle. It can allow researchers to develop AI algorithms that “work as well in Moscow, Montevideo, and Mumbai as they do in Manhattan”. In this talk, we’ll explain the approach and highlight a use case to develop an AI algorithm that can detect brain tumors from MR scans using data from a global cohort of hospitals.


  • G. Anthony Reina, MD, Chief AI Architect for Health & Life Sciences, Intel

2:50 pm – 3:15 pm ⇒ MedTech Meets Consumer Tech to Reshape Health Care

As leading consumer technology companies bring their capabilities and services to consumers in new and innovative ways, they are also spawning new collaborations with medtech companies that are reshaping health care. This session will highlight the emergence of six trends that are recasting the future of medtech and showcase how new consumer tech entrants are bringing their sophisticated, consumer-focused perspectives, services, capabilities, and analytics to MedTech. Additionally, the panel will explore on-going opportunities for medtech and consumer tech companies to collaborate.


  • Pedro Arboleda, Managing Director, Strategy & Analytics, Deloitte

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm ⇒ Digital Therapeutics – What’s on the Horizon?


  • Edward Cox, Executive Vice President, Strategic Alliances & Global Head of Digital Medicine, EVERSANA


  • Janine M. Morris, Senior Research Fellow, Global Regulatory Affairs, Drug Delivery & Digital Health, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Julia Strandberg, Chief Commercial Officer, Pear Therapeutics

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm ⇒ Fireside Chat


  • Sheri Dodd, Vice President and General Manager, Medtronic Care Management Services, Medtronic
  • David Rhew, MD, Chief Medical Officer & VP of Healthcare, Worldwide Commercial Business (WCB), Microsoft

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm ⇒ Virtual Networking Reception