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WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare policy, regulatory environment, elements of the global marketplace, and the role of financing are focus of the 2008 MedTech Conference.

Wednesday panel presentations will focus on the convergence of the MedTech industry with the wireless & IT sectors, remote patient monitoring technologies, critical issues to consider when entering M&A transactions, China's health care reform, maximizing commercialization, managing suppliers and outsourcing partnerships, the DNA of Selling and other topics of interest. Over the three days the conference has offered industry stakeholders the opportunity to participate in more than 55 panel sessions covering a variety of key industry issues, including: 21st Century Health Policy, Business Development & Finance, Compliance & Best Practices, Emerging Company Issues, Global Business Issues, Legal & Intellectual Property, Medical Technology Production Innovation, Product Quality & Manufacturing Innovation, Quality Management, Regulatory, and Reimbursement.

AdvaMed 2008 also provides sector-specific business development activities ranging from company presentations to partnering meetings as well as numerous networking forums and an extensive exhibition with an innovation alley.

Wednesday keynote plenary speaker is Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. He will participate in a book signing from 9:00 am - 10:00pm immediately following his keynote address. The conference opens at 7:30 am and ends at 1:30 pm.

About AdvaMed:

AdvaMed member companies produce the medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures and more effective treatments. Our members produce nearly 90 percent of the health care technology purchased annually in the United States and more than 50 percent purchased annually around the world. AdvaMed members range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. For more information, visit

About AdvaMed 2008:

Designed by industry for industry, AdvaMed 2008 is the premier MedTech conference for business executives, policymakers, media, financiers, and service providers from around the world. In its inaugural year, AdvaMed 2007 attracted more than 400 organizations and 1,100 industry leaders -- including 300+ CEOs, Presidents and C-level executives.

With more than 1,300 senior level attendees expected, AdvaMed 2008 is this year's can't miss event for networking; conducting partnering meetings; educating and influencing policymakers and the media; and participating in education sessions. Whether you need to finance, partner or license technology, AdvaMed 2008 introduces you to key decision-makers. Learn more at

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