Medical technology (MedTech) is any technology used to save lives or improve patient care. MedTech takes many forms, but it most commonly is used to diagnose, monitor, and treat nearly any disease or condition. Currently, there are more than 500,000 medical technologies available to improve and extend patients’ lives. No matter how low or high tech, medical technology has a potential positive affect on people’s health and quality of life. MedTech also incorporates medical devices and healthcare technology, including the instruments, software, materials, etc., that are used to diagnose, prevent, monitor, treat, or alleviate disease or injury. Medical devices also aid in the investigation, replacement, and modification of the anatomy or of a physiological process, such as artificial knees and hips. Finally, contraceptive devices also fall under the medical devices category.

MedTech encompasses such a wide range of technology that the Global Medical Devices Nomenclature (GMDN) Agency places MedTech into 16 categories of products: active implantable technology, anesthetic and respiratory technology, dental technology, electromechanical medical technology, hospital hardware, in vitro diagnostic technology, non-active implantable technology, ophthalmic and optical technology, reusable instruments, single use technology, technical aids for disabled, diagnostic and therapeutic radiation technology, complementary therapy devices, biological-derived devices, healthcare facility products and adaptations, and laboratory equipment.

MedTech is beginning to flourish because of technological advancements and new systems for analyzing data, measuring success, assigning value, and creating business models to reward top health innovators. MedTech could disrupt healthcare soon, and the designers, engineers, investors, physicians, entrepreneurs, and other individuals involved in the industry come together at MedTech conferences to share their vision for MedTech and its place in health care. While there are hundreds of MedTech events and conferences taking place around the globe, we have compiled those that we consider to be the best, based on the distinguished speakers, expert presenters, educational sessions, and networking opportunities they offer.

We have compiled our top 50 MedTech conferences for 2016, and we have listed them here, in no particular order, so that you can begin to plan your calendar going into the new year.

1. ATIA 2016
February 2-6
Orlando, FL

ATiA 2016

The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) presents its annual pre-conference seminars and conference at the Caribe Royale All-Suites Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, in February 2016. The largest international conference showcasing the best assistive technology tools and services, ATIA gathers together attendees from around the world to hear about the latest trends and methods in assistive technology and to view state-of-the-art AT tools and services in the ATIA Exhibit Hall, while networking with and learning from fellow professionals and peers. ATIA 2016 is the MedTech conference that offers insights into the assistive technologies that optimize patients’ and caregivers’ lives.

Cost to Attend:

  • Conference Registration: $540 through January 8
  • Single Day: $315
  • Pre-Conference Seminar: $300/one-day pre-conference

2. Medical Design & Manufacturing West
February 9-11
Anaheim, CA

Medical Design and Manufacturing West

UBM Canon, a producer of trade events for the advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, presents Medical Design & Manufacturing West in Anaheim, California, in February 2016. A top conference for MedTech, MD&M West features thousands of exhibiting suppliers, unique networking opportunities, and the latest technologies on display, including 3D printing, new battery tech, and cutting-edge materials. MD&M West’s educational component includes three days of presentations on topics relating to product development, reimbursement and new industry realities, mobile health, data security, and IoT, and quality assurance and risk management.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

3. SPIE Medical Imaging 2016
February 27-March 3
San Diego, CA

SPIE Medical Imaging 2016

The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) is an international society for optics and photonics. Their annual conference is a MedTech event that explores and presents the latest innovations in medical imaging and image processing. The technical program highlights the emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that accounts for individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. This focus on precision medicine is one thing that sets SPIE Medical Imaging 2016 apart from other MedTech conferences.

Cost to Attend:

  • Speaker/Author Full Meeting including one online proceedings collection, SPIE Member: $745
  • Speaker/Author Full Meeting including one online proceedings collection, Non-Member: $805
  • Non-Author Full Meeting including one online proceedings collection, SPIE Member: $820
  • Non-Author Full Meeting including one online proceedings collection, Non-Member: $880

4. ASLMS 2016
March 30-April 3
Boston, MA

ASLMS 2016

The American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc., will hold its 36th annual conference, ASLMS 2016, in Boston, Massachusetts, with the pre-conference occurring March 30-31. Known for “pioneering the future of energy-based science and medicine,” ASLMS is a MedTech conference that features an Exhibit Hall, workshops, and outstanding learning and networking opportunities (including abstracts, clinical application courses, controversy sessions, and cutting-edge sessions) so that attendees are able to be informed of the latest research findings and most useful clinical knowledge.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

5. AIMBE 2016 Annual Event
April 3-4
Washington, DC

AIMBE 2016 Annual Event

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) provides leadership and advocacy for MBE. 2016 marks the 25th AIMBE Annual event, which will be held in Washington, DC, in April 2016. Featuring a new two day format, AIMBE 2016 is a MedTech conference featuring speakers such as France A. Cordova, director of the National Science Foundation, George Savage, co-founder and CMO of Proteus Digital health, Sangeeta Bhatia, the John H. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, and others of distinction.

Cost to Attend:

  • General Registration for the General Public (Non-Fellows): $600
  • Fellow & Council Representatives: $300
  • Non-Fellow Registration, for Fellows Being Inducted: $150

6. Medical Informatics World Conference 2016
April 4-5
Boston, MA

Medical Informatics World Conference 2016

Clinical Informatics World Conference is a MedTech conference presented by Cambridge Healthtech Institute and Clinical Informatics News. Medical Informatics World Conference strives to improve outcomes and deliver value with IT innovation. Concurrent tracks include Value-Based Delivery Models and Cross-Industry Data Collaboration; Coordinated Care, Patient Engagement and Connected Health; Population Health Management, Risk Modeling and Patient Stratification; Achieving Global Interoperability in Healthcare Datasets and Systems; and Quantitative Imaging, Radiomics and Advanced Medical Image Analysis.

Cost to Attend:

  • Commercial
    • Early Rate: $1,649 until January 15
  • Academic, Government, Hospital & Health Systems, Health Plans
    • Early Rate: $849 until January 15

7. BIOMEDevice 2016 at Massachusetts Medtech Week
April 13-14
Boston, MA

BIOMEDevice 2016 at Massachusetts Medtech Week

BIOMEDevice Boston and MassMEDIC are teaming up to bring Massachusetts Medtech Week to Boston in April 2016. A comprehensive medical device design and manufacturing event, Massachusetts Medtech Week delivers four events – Design & Manufacturing, ESC, PlasTec New England, and MedTechWorld BIOMEDevice 2016 – over the course of two days. More than 300 suppliers will be in the expo hall, and more than 50 industry experts will be on hand to engage attendees with content all about MedTech. Plus, there will be more than 3,000 business leaders, entrepreneurs, manufacturers, and suppliers all in one place to share solutions and gain valuable MedTech insights.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

8. AudiologyNOW!
April 13-16
Phoenix, AZ


The Academy of Audiology promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology and hosing AudiologyNow!, the largest gathering of audiologists in the world. This MedTech conference is the American Academy of Audiology’s annual convention and expo and will take place in Phoenix, Arizona, in April 2016. Over the course of four days, attendees of AudiologyNOW! will experience educational sessions, explore the latest hearing technology, and network with colleagues from all over the globe.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

9. SCAI 2016
May 4-7
Orlando, FL

SCAI 2016

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) will hold SCAI 2016, interventional cardiology’s annual meeting, in May 2016 in Orlando, Florida. SCAI 2016 is the MedTech conference featuring cutting edge, how-to content and innovative new sessions to provide attendees with strategies, information, and training that they can put to use as soon as they return to their cath labs from the conference. Highlights of SCAI 2016 include practical education in five tracks, training for the entire cath lab team, key updates impacting the profession, and cutting-edge innovation from expert insights.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

10. ATA 2016
May 14-17
Minneapolis, MN

ATA 2016

The American Telemed Association (ATA) is a leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. They will hold ATA 2016, the world’s largest scientific meeting and expo solely focused on telemedicine, in May 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nearly 5,000 attendees attended this MedTech conference in 2015 and learned about the future of telemedicine and how to utilize telehealth to drive the modernization of healthcare.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

11. 2016 International MUSE Conference 
May 31-June 3
Orlando, FL

2016 International MUSE Conference

The Medical Users Software Exchange, MUSE is the user group for MEDITECH facilities. Their 2016 international conference is the premier source for networking, education, and professional development for MEDITECH users. MUSE 2016 attendees gather to learn ideas and innovative MedTech solutions and to network and share practical strategies and tips. Experience per group sessions, the vibrant exhibit hall, informal and formal networking opportunities, and focused topic summits, tracks, and site visits to area hospitals at the 2016 International MUSE Conference.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Full Conference, MUSE Members: $540 through December 31
  • Full Conference, Non MUSE Members from MEDITECH Hospitals: $1,080 through December 31
  • MUSE Members Daily Rate: $385
  • Non MUSE Members from MEDITECH Hospitals Daily Rate: $540

12. AAMI 2016 Conference & Expo
June 3-6
Tampa, FL

AAMI 2016 Conference and Expo

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) is dedicated to increasing the safe and effective use of healthcare technology. As such, they hold their annual conference and expo, AAMI 2016, to join together more than 2,200 healthcare technology management professionals from around the world for four days of expanding their knowledge, connecting with peers, and seeing the latest innovations, upgrades, and advances in healthcare technology. This MedTech conference gives attendees the opportunity to interact with industry experts and thought leaders, to network with others to share best practices for improving patient safety and controlling costs, to gain professional and career advancement tools to expand knowledge and move forward, and to experience the AAMI 2016 Expo for information about the latest advancements in MedTech.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Full Conference Registration, AAMI Member or member of ACCE, FBS, HIMSS, or JSMI: $750 by February 29
  • Full Conference Registration, NonMember: $950 by February 29
  • Full Conference Registration, Government Employee: $350
  • Full Conference Registration, Full-Time Student: $30

13. 2016 SNMMI Annual Meeting
June 11-15
San Diego, CA

2016 SNMMI Annual Meeting

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) will host its annual meeting in San Diego, California, in June 2016. SNMMI invites physicians, scientists, technologists, and others to share their innovative scientific investigations with medical imaging professionals from around the globe at this MedTech conference, which includes plenary sessions, the Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD Highlights Symposium, the exhibit/poster hall, exhibitor user meetings, ample networking opportunities, and more.

Cost to Attend:

  • Physicians, Scientists, and Industry Professionals, SNMMI Member Early Bird Registration Rate: $665 through April 7
  • Physicians, Scientists, and Industry Professionals, Non-Member Early Bird Registration Rate: $1,145 through April 7
  • Technologist SNMMI Member Early Bird Registration Rate: $390 through April 7
  • Technologist Non-Member Early Bird Registration Rate: $655 through April 7
  • Laboratory Professional SNMMI Member Early Bird Registration Rate: $420 through April 7
  • Laboratory Professional Non-Member Early Bird Registration Rate: $655 through April 7

14. AGT Annual Meeting
June 23-25
Orange County, CA

AGT Annual Meeting 2016

The Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT), a non-profit organization, was established to promote cytogenetics and molecular and biochemical genetics. Their 41st annual meeting is slated for June 2016 in Orange County, California, with Dr. Randy Schekman, Nobel laureate, delivering a presentation on cell membranes, protein export, and connections to human disease. This MedTech conference will feature Dr. Schekman’s work and the ways in which the biotech industry has used yeast as a production platform for secreting human proteins to supply insulin to diabetes patients. The AGT Annual Meeting 2016 also will feature workshops such as Clinical Microarray Testing: Current Applications and Methodology and Clinical Test Development: Design through Implementation.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

15. SIIM 2016 Annual Meeting
June 29-July 1
Portland, OR

SIIM 2016 Annual Meeting

SIIM, the Society for Imaging Informatics In Medicine, is the leading healthcare professional society that focuses on healthcare enterprise image management. The SIIM annual meeting is a MedTech event that invites attendees to get inspired and learn from enterprise imaging informatics experts, to gain relevant and forward thinking takeaway strategies. The SIIM 2016 Annual Meeting features a networking reception and meetups, fun run/walk, and ancillary meetings, plus an exhibit hall, scientific program, innovation challenge, hackathon, pre conference bootcamp, and user group meetings.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

16. 2016 RESNA/NCART Conference
July 10-14
Arlington, VA

2016 RESNA NCART Conference

The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, RESNA, is collaborating for the first time with the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology, NCART, to hold a MedTech conference featuring networking, continuing education, and advocacy. Specifically, the 2016 RESNA/NCART Conference will include clinically-focused workshop sessions, scientific research platform and poster sessions, professional development and leadership training, interactive exhibits, Capitol Hill visits, networking events, and much more.

Cost to Attend:

  • General Conference, Member: $475
  • General Conference, Non-Member: $630
  • General conference, Student: $300

17. CRS Annual Meeting & Exposition
July 17-20
Seattle, WA

CRS Annual Meeting and Exposition

The CRS Annual Meeting & Exposition will take place in July 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Attendees of this MedTech conference will have opportunities to connect with science and technology leaders from around the world. In fact, the CRS Annual Meeting & Exposition hosts more than 1,200 industry and academic leaders who explore, present, and discuss the best in delivery science and technology innovations during three and a half days of programming, in-depth scientific sessions, industry sessions, a new poster pub session, and at the Exhibit Hall.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

18. Florida International Medical Expo
August 2-4
Miami, FL

Florida International Medical Expo

The Florida International Medical Expo has been acquired by Informa, but the 2016 installment of this MedTech conference is still scheduled to take place in August 2016 in Miami, Florida. FIME has been an international medical technology conference and trade show for 25 years, with a primary focus on medical technology, medical products and supplies, medical services, and medical equipment. FIME stands out from other MedTech conferences because it offers a multi-specialty program that provides unparalleled knowledge sharing and business networking for healthcare trade professionals.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

19. AdvaMed 2016
October 17-19
Minneapolis, MN

AdvaMed 2016

The leading MedTech conference in North America, AdvaMed 2016 will take place in October in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Offering “access, insight, and opportunity,” AdvaMed features an international seminar and reception, entrepreneurship boot camp, MedTech sessions and courses, innovations in medical devices, and more. Details for the 2016 edition of AdvaMed are still in the works, but be sure to put this MedTech conference on your calendar while you wait to learn more.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

20. Biotech Showcase 2016
January 11-13
San Francisco, CA

Biotech Showcase 2016

Biotech Showcase 2016, an investor and networking conference for providing biotechnology and life sciences companies with the opportunity to present to and meet with investors and pharmaceutical executives, will take place in January 2016 in San Francisco, California. This MedTech conference is in its eighth year and attracts approximately 2,100 attendees with lunch plenary sessions featuring top industry leaders and innovators, plus presentations from public and private companies.

Cost to Attend:

  • R&D Individual, Regular Registration Fee: $1,850
  • Service Provider, Regular Registration Fee: $2,350

21. IN3 Medical Device 360 Summit
Date TBA
Location TBA

IN3 Medical Device 360 Summit

The IN3 Medical Device 360 Summit wrapped in mid-November 2015, and details about the 2016 edition of this MedTech conference have yet to be released. But, you should mark your calendar and regularly check back for information because IN3 joins together “buy side strategics, VCs, and medtech innovators to build the connections necessary to expand portfolios, secure funding, and drive medical device progress.” IN3 Medical Device 360 Summit delivers insights from experts and investors alike, plus offers a partnering tool for maximizing networking capabilities.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

22. MedTech Investing Conference
June 1
Minneapolis, MN

MedTech Investing Conference

MedTech Investing Conference is a must-attend MedTech conference that unites investors and entrepreneurs from the medical device industry to exchange information on trends, challenges, and areas of opportunity. This one-day MedTech event addresses company creation, successful fundraising, staging successful commercial launches, and everything in between.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

23. Emerging Medical Technologies (EMT) Summit
Date TBA
Location TBA

Emerging Medical Technologies EMT Summit

Innovation in MedTech holds the Emerging Medical Technologies (EMT) Summit, an event for connecting and collaborating with leading MedTech innovators, investors, and deal makers. The date and location for the 2016 edition of the EMT Summit have yet to be determined, but the 2015 edition was a rousing success and hosted top medical device VCs and business development executives, plus management teams from some of the most promising start-ups in the device space. Presentations, panel discussions, and keynotes on the latest MedTech innovations are just some of the reasons to attend EMT Summit 2016.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

24. Exponential Medicine
Oct. 8-11
Coronado, CA

Exponential Medicine

Exponential Medicine is a MedTech conference that welcomes innovators from technology and medicine to impact the future of healthcare. Presented by Singularity University and held at the Hotel Del Coronado, this four-day conference offers opportunities for exploring how technology impacts and reshapes health and biomedicine. Specifically, attendees are from across the biomedical and technology spectrum, including mobile heath and 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology, and more.

Cost to Attend:

  • General Participant, First Mover: $4,000
  • VIP First Mover: $6,250

25. The 10x Medical Device Conference
May 2-4
San Diego, CA

The 10x Medical Device Conference

The 10x Medical Device Conference is “the thought leaders forum for medical device executives.” 2016 will be the fourth edition of this MedTech conference, which is a networking event for the Medical Devices Group, the world’s largest medical device community. The hallmark of the 10x Medical Device Conference is the intimate setting of 200 guests and the lasting relationships attendees build with one another.

Cost to Attend: Full Conference: $1,595 through December 31

26. WSGR Medical Device Conference 
Date TBA
Location TBA

WSGR Medical Device Conference

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises. Their medical device conference focuses on various issues relating to MedTech, from challenges facing MedTech start-ups to to the strategies needed to succeed in MedTech. Typically a one-day event, the WSGR Medical Device Conference does feature a medical device dinner and interview the night before the conference. Details have yet to be released about the 2016 edition of this MedTech conference, so check back often for more information.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

27. mHealth for Medical Device Manufacturers
February 3-4
Washington, DC

mHealth for Medical Device Manufacturers

MedTech Intelligence provides expert content and conferences for the purpose of advancing the global MedTech industry. They offer mHealth for Medical Device Manufacturers, a conference geared toward medical device manufacturers who currently are active in or who are planning to enter mHealth product development but struggle with regulatory expectations, reimbursement and business models, cybersecurity, and product development. Presentations, case studies, and interactive panel discussions from senior-level government, industry, and consulting experts give attendees the insight they need to succeed in the quickly evolving field of MedTech.

Cost to Attend:

  • Registration Fee: $1,595 by January 20
  • Virtual Attendee Registration: $1,595 by January 20

28. Risk Acceptability and Life Cycle Risk Management
February 23-24
Washington, DC

Risk Acceptability Life Cyle Risk Management

Medical device development, market clearance or approval, and postmarked evaluation rely on assessment and management of risk. A MedTech conference joining together industry and FDA experts, Risk Acceptability and Life Cycle Risk Management addresses the challenges of establishing acceptable risk and the coordination, analysis, and appropriate utilization of new data from various sources throughout the product life cycle. Attendees will have numerous networking opportunities to share with colleagues and experts in the highly interactive conference program.

Cost to Attend:

  • Registration Fee: $1,595 by February 5
  • Virtual Attendee Registration: $1,595 by February 5

29. Minnesota MedTech Week
September 21-22
Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Medtech Week

Minnesota MedTech Week is the result of LifeScience Alley and MD&M Minneapolis teaming up to create the must-attend MedTech event of 2016. Attendees will discover new technologies “changing the healthtech industry as we know it,” as they network with colleagues and experts, network and discuss at the expo, and learn at the conference. The expo at Minnesota MedTech Week features more than 1,000 suppliers and offers hands-on demonstrations of ground-breaking medical technologies.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

30. ASAIO 62nd Annual Conference
June 15-18
San Francisco, CA

ASAIO 62nd Annual Conference

The American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) is dedicated to “science, medicine, and industry innovating for the future.” The theme of their 62nd annual MedTech conference is “Be the Change You Want to See,” and the conference itself will feature the Annual Pediatric Medical Device Day, general sessions featuring a clinical translation of medical devices with NIH SBIR and the ASAIOfyi student design competition, and sessions in cardiac, bioengineering, pulmonary, renal, pediatric, and VAD, and an MCS course.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

31. Medical Devices Summit 2016
February 8-10
Boston, MA

Medical Devices Summit 2016

Opal Events coordinates leading life sciences, pharmaceutical, and healthcare conferences, like Medical Devices Summit 2016. Medical Devices Summit 2016 is the MedTech conference that promises to “give you the bench-to-bedside boot camp every medical device and combination product professional needs.” Tracks cover early-stage development, mid-to-late stage development, product launch, lifecycle management, clinical quality attributes, human factors, cybersecurity, and telemedicine. Join more than 350 professionals from pharma, biotech, medical device, and drug delivery to learn strategies for concept development, regulations, and risk and quality.

Cost to Attend:

  • Service Provider Standard Rate: $995
  • Medical Device Companies, Academia, Government Employees: $495

32. MedtechVision
September 2016
Location TBA


MedtechWomen includes MedTech innovators from around the United States, including business leaders, financial investors, researchers, physicians, and experts in new product commercialization. MedtechWomen highlights women leaders in healthcare at the MedtechVision conference, which is the place to be for women leaders in MedTech. Attendees share ideas and their visions for shaping the future of healthcare. Details for 2016 are still in the works, but this is one MedTech conference to put on your calendar if you’re a woman in MedTech.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

33. HIMSS 16
February 29-March 4
Las Vegas, NV


The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is dedicated to the best use of health IT to improve global health, and they present their annual conference and exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, to join together more than 40,000 healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from around the world. HIMSS is known for its exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products, and powerful networking opportunities, and it is a valuable conference for those in MedTech.

Cost to Attend:

  • Full Conference, Early Bird through December 14
    • HIMSS Member, Endorser, or Government: $765
    • Non-Member: $995
    • Student: $145
  • Full Conference, Advanced – December 15 through February 2
    • HIMSS Member or Endorser: $865
    • Non-Member: $1,095
    • Government: $765
    • Student: $145

34. Health 2.0 10th Annual Fall Conference
September 25-28
Santa Clara, CA

2016 Health 2.0 10th Annual Fall Conference

Health 2.0 is celebrating its tenth annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference in Santa Clara, California, in September 2016. Experience live product demos, speakers, company launches, breakout sessions, and more at this MedTech conference that also features some of the best networking opportunities in the industry. The cutting-edge innovation that is on display and the experts who share their insights at panel discussions, keynotes, breakout sessions, and workshops are what sets Health 2.0 10th Annual Fall Conference apart from other MedTech conferences.

Cost to Attend: Early Bird Standard Admission: $1,499

35. CES Digital Health Summit
January 6-9
Las Vegas, NV

CES Digital Health Summit

The CES Digital Health Summit will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2016. “Where innovation does business,” CES 2016 features the CES Digital Health Summit, presented by Living in Digital Times. This MedTech summit highlights innovations in the quickly growing MedTech industry, and gives attendees the chance to see advancements in genomics, diagnostics, wearables, telehealth, and more. The top three topics of CES Digital Health Summit include data in action, super genes, and how digital health saved my life.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

36. SX Health & MedTech Expo
March 12-13
Austin, TX

SX Health and MedTech Expo

The 2016 SX Health & MedTech Expo is scheduled earlier in the SXSW Interactive for 2016, so that SXSW attendees have a better chance of experiencing all of the innovation that is on display during the MedTech event. SXSW also aims to make the 2016 SX Health & MedTech Expo even more successful by expanding the number of exhibitors, broadening and deepening discussion topics, and making it more accessible to the SXSW community at large to join in the conversation.

Cost to Attend: Open to platinum, gold, film, and interactive badges

  • Film Badge: $625 through January 15
  • Interactive Badge: $1,095 through January 15
  • Gold Badge: $1,295 through January 15
  • Platinum Badge: $1,575 through January 15

November 30-December 2
Palm Springs, CA


TEDMED is a global community that is passionate about shaping a healthier world. TEDMED 2016 will take place in Palm Springs, California, for two and a half days with inspiring speakers, influential delegates, innovative start-ups, and a passionate audience. TEDMED recognizes the important progress being made in health and medicine, including MedTech, and challenges and inspires attendees, both within and outside the fields of medicine and technology, to think bigger.

Cost to Attend: Early Delegate Registration: $3,450

38. Connected Health Symposium
October 20-21
Boston, MA

Connected Health Symposium

The 2016 Connected Health Symposium is a MedTech conference that presents learning, networking, and connecting opportunities. The 2016 theme, “Wearables and Digital Therapeutics: The New Frontier of Patient Engagement,” is exciting for the more than 1,000 visionaries, leaders, practitioners, and thinkers who will gather to hear keynotes and focused debates on tough healthcare questions, to review the latest MedTech trends, research, and innovations, and to get a first-hand look at groundbreaking medical devices and demos.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

39. MedTech Metro
February 24
New York, NY

MedTech Metro

The MedTech Association connects New York state’s biomedical industry with collaboration, education, and advocacy. The intimate forum of this MedTech conference allows for outstanding networking and showcases New York’s bioscience and medical technology community for an audience of investors, business leaders, and healthcare providers who are dedicated to promoting and supporting the biomedical industry.

Cost to Attend: FREE

40. d.Health Summit 2016
May 4
New York, NY Summit

The d.Health Summit is a MedTech event that joins together 250 healthcare leaders, entrepreneurs, technology firms, policy makers, financiers, and forward thinkers to discuss and encourage adoption of MedTech solutions designed to improve the health of aging individuals. d.Health Summit 2016 fosters engagement and networking, so that MedTech innovations can empower seniors to remain in their homes and age in place.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

41. Georgia Bio Innovation Summit
Date TBA
Location TBA

Georgia Bio Innovation Summit

The Georgia Bio Innovation Summit is a premier bioscience and MedTech conference that gathers more than 600 CEOs, senior executives, scientists, and public policy officials from around the United States to showcase Georgia’s innovation in improving health. Formerly known as the Life Sciences Summit, Georgia Bio Innovation Summit has become a must-attend event for the bioscience and MedTech communities. Attendees discuss topics relating to scientific research, product development, financing, business development, and public policy and experience the life sciences exposition of the latest research, technology, sand services, in the exhibit hall. The feature that truly sets the Georgia Bio Innovation Summit apart from other MedTech conferences is the one-to-one partnering that is offered.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

42. Life Science Tennessee Annual Conference and Venture Forum
Date TBA
Location TBA

Life Science Tennessee Annual Conference and Venture Forum

Life Science Tennessee focuses primarily on advancing and growing the industry in Tennessee through advocacy, partnerships, and economic and workforce development. Their annual conference and venture forum joins together top industry executives and features leading life science executives, thought leaders, and legislative supporters for two days of keynotes, industry subsector breakout panels, and a pitch competition. Nearly 200 leading bioscience and MedTech executives, experts, and policy makers attend the Life Science Tennessee Annual Conference and Venture Forum to discuss innovations in MedTech.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

43. 2016 BIO International Convention
June 6-9
San Francisco, CA

2016 BIO International Convention

The 2016 BIO International Convention invites you to “imagine surpassing what’s expected.” This global event for biotechnology and MedTEch gives exhibitors the opportunity to reach high-level decisionmakers who are looking to find new industry players and evaluate emerging technologies. Attending the 2016 BIO International Convention is your chance to build your brand and form partnerships to break through in the MedTech industry.

Cost to Attend:

  • Convention Access & Partnering
    • Members: $2,200 through April 14
    • Non-Members: $2,800 through April 14
  • Convention Access
    • Members: $1,200 through April 14
    • Non-Members: $1,550 through April 14
  • Education & Exhibition Access
    • Members: $720 through April 14
    • Non-Members: $900 through April 14
  • Exhibition Access: $200

44. RESI 2016
January 12
San Francisco, CA

RESI 2016

Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) is a conference made possible by Life Science Nation, a leading provider of market intelligence for emerging biotech companies through unique, innovative data collection. RESI 2016 joins together fundraising CEOs and early stage investors from around the world to promote the opportunity for dialogue and relationship building to ultimately acquire capital allocations for MedTech innovations. One of the most appealing factors about RESI is that it recruits conference partners from leading incubators and expert scientists from private emerging biotech and MedTech  firms all over the world.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

45. CED Life Science Conference
March 1-2
Raleigh, NC

CED Life Science Conference

CED is a powerful entrepreneurial network for technology-based companies. Their life science conference is a leading life science gathering in the United States, attracting nearly 1,000 participants year after year and connecting life science and MedTech companies to a diverse group of venture capital and corporate investors. Attendees will network with innovative thinkers and companies representing biotech, pharma, medical devices, digital health, diagnostics, drug delivery, and AgBio.

Cost to Attend:

  • Entrepreneurs: $250 through December 31
  • CED & NCBIO Members, Investors, and University/Tech Transfer Professionals: $400 through December 31
  • Non-Members: $550 through December 31

46. Design of Medical Devices Conference
April 11-14
Minneapolis, MN

Design of Medical Devices Conference

The Design of Medical Devices Conference provides a national forum to bring together top medical device innovators. In its fifteenth year, this MedTech conference includes industry experts as keynote and featured speakers, plus four days of workshops, symposiums, scientific poster sessions, and technical/scientific sessions covering such topics as advances in medical devices, becoming a MedTech innovator, cardiovascular engineering, micro fluidic medical devices, wearable medical devices, and more.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

47. 2nd World Congress and Expo on Medical Devices
August 24-25
New Orleans, LA

2nd World Congress and Expo on Medical Devices

The theme of the 2nd World Congress and Expo on Medical Devices is “Recent breakthroughs and radical approaches on Medical Devices.” This MedTech conference covers MedTech topics such as design of implants and radiation devices, orthotics and prosthetics, innovations in personal medical devices, advanced technologies in medical devices, and much more.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

48. Public Workshop – Moving Forward: Collaborative Approaches to Medical Device Cybersecurity
January 20-21
Silver Spring, MD

Public Workshop Moving Forward Collaborative Approaches to Medical Device Cybersecurity

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers a public workshop, Moving Forward: Collaborative Approaches to Medical Device Cybersecurity, to join together various stakeholders to discuss the challenges associated with medical device cybersecurity that impact the medical device ecosystem. This MedTech conference highlights previous collaborations, increases awareness of existing maturity models used to evaluate cybersecurity status, standards, and tools in development, and engages the MedTech community in discussions on gaps and challenges that inhibit MedTech progress in advancing medical device cybersecurity.

Cost to Attend: FREE

49. MedTech Showcase
January 12
San Francisco, CA

MedTech Showcase

The MedTech Showcase is a dedicated home for the MedTech community during the BioTech Showcase conference. MedTech Showcase includes a state-of-the-industry plenary and MedTech investment landscape workshop, which creates a forum for innovative MedTech companies to share their technologies with investors and potential commercial partners.

Cost to Attend: Regular registration: $850

50. HealthTech Conference
Date TBA
Location TBA

HealthTech Conference

HealthTech Capital provides an ecosystem for funding and mentoring start-ups at the intersection of healthcare and information technologies. HealthTech Conference is at two-day MedTech event that joins together providers, payers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and angel investors for value-added discussions about how to change healthcare delivery and create substantial HealthTech companies. One goal of the HealthTech Conference is to drive innovations in healthcare delivery and MedTech.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

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