American Medical Device Summit 2017

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Thursday, October 5, 2017

Location: The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center · Chicago, IL

About the Summit


Setting the standard on how the industry should connect and exchange ideas, the Generis American Medical Device Summit provides insights and strategies to enhance the professional development of executives involved in the design, development and manufacturing of medical devices.

Join the discussion with over 200 of your industry peers as we explore the challenges and opportunities in medical device development, quality management, speed to commercialization, and regulatory harmonization. Hear first-hand case studies presented by our executive speaker faculty with extensive experience driving development and manufacturing excellence. Walk away with strategic insights to streamline processes, optimize development, decrease risk, improve time to market, reduce costs, and remain compliant in an ever evolving environment. This October we encourage you to join us for two days of thought provoking content and exceptional networking.

Key Take Aways


  • Recognize the impact of public policy on the medical device industry in terms of leadership and competitiveness in the world
  • Leverage digital manufacturing to accelerate time to market while reducing risk
  • Utilize your post-market surveillance system to feed your risk management and product lifecycles
  • Identify the opportunities and challenges in various regulatory markets, alongside an analysis on potential modifications to 510k policy
  • Create a successful partnership with suppliers and contract manufacturers
  • Reduce up-front investment and market risk through effective and frequent prototyping early in the development cycle
  • Incorporate performance, safety, business economics, risk management, and regulatory requirements as a basis for device design
  • Apply ‘Design Thinking’ as a driver for medical device development
  • Ensure the design of the medical device can be correctly translated into production specifications
  • Understand the impact of the IMDRF and increased harmonization in the Medical Device Industry
  • Lower the cost of product R&D while improving speed to market
  • Develop and sustain the gains of a quality culture and adopt proven change management techniques

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