SEMDA Annual Medical Device Conference Attracts Nationally Recognized Speakers From FDA And AdvaMed

Published: Apr 09, 2014

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ATLANTA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 8th Annual SEMDA Conference, entitled "Thriving During Healthcare Reform," will feature an industry update by Jeffrey Shuren MD, JD, Director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). During his presentation, Dr. Shuren will discuss recent agency programs and their impact on the medical device industry.

In addition, Stephen J. Ubl, President and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), will provide a Washington-focused legislative and policy update on crucial issues facing the medical device industry and the ongoing efforts to address them. Topics include repeal of the medical device tax, implementation of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, an overview of AdvaMed's priorities, and a discussion of the health reform landscape.

"We are honored to have such nationally respected industry leaders speak at our 8th Annual Conference," added Ashley Hancock, Founder and CEO of Innovetica, LLC, and SEMDA Conference Director of Programming. "Healthcare reform has brought about significant changes in the medical device industry and SEMDA is committed to helping our attendees understand these changes and how to succeed in this very dynamic business environment.

The Southeastern Medical Device Association's (SEMDA) 8th annual conference will be held May 7-8, 2014 at the Waverly Hotel and Convention Center in Atlanta, GA. To register and learn more, please visit our registration page:

The Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) is a non-profit trade association that supports and promotes medical device and MDDS companies in the Southeast. Created in 2004, the association provides a unique resource and networking opportunity for medical device companies, inventors, physicians, and investors interested in accelerating the growth of the medical device industry in the Southeast. Through quarterly and members-only meetings, as well as its highly regarded annual Conference, SEMDA meets the needs of members of the medical device community. Learn more at

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