Medtech Conference Looks at Election Impact

Monday, September 19, 2016

Source: timesunion

Business and industry leaders will examine New York's standing in bioscience and medical technology during a two-day conference in Albany next week.

The conference — MedTech 2016: ''Innovation Impact: Keeping New York's Finger on the Pulse'' — will bring together leaders from the medical technology world to discuss the effect of the 2016 presidential election on the future of health care, among other issues. It will run from Sept. 26-28 and be held at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Albany.

That particular session will be held by former U.S. Sen. Kay R. Hagan, now a senior policy consultant in public law at Akin Gump the Washington, D.C., law and lobbying firm. Hagan works on health care and education.

Hagan has more than 16 years of U.S. and North Carolina senate experience, and served on the health, education, labor and pensions committees while in the U.S. Senate.

Rain Henderson, CEO of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative at the Clinton Foundation, will also be a keynote speaker.

The first day of the conference will include a tour of the newly renamed University at Albany Health Sciences Campus in East Greenbush that will focus on how companies are addressing innovation to deliver better care, improve services and impact their local economies throughout New York.

Jim Clemmer, president and CEO of Latham-based medical instruments maker AngioDynamics, will also address attendees at a private breakfast.

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