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Annual AdvaMed MedTech Conference Continues Impressive Growth
Date:10/5/2011

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since its inception in 2007, the world’s leading medical technology and diagnostics conference has grown each year, and this year’s conference was no exception. Compared with 2010, attendance at AdvaMed 2011 was up nearly 12 percent, CEO-level participation rose five percent and business-partnering meetings climbed 21 percent. The fifth annual conference also drew attendees from 22 countries and 38 states.

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“Last week, we heard directly from the decision makers shaping U.S. policy and the business leaders who will lead the next wave of medical and economic progress,” said James V. Mazzo, president of Abbott Medical Optics and AdvaMed Board chairman. “The medical technology industry is an economic crown jewel. Policies should be put in place to foster our ability to innovate, as well as make improvements in quality and efficiency in patient care. With a comprehensive agenda for growth, we can continue to innovate our way to better health outcomes and a stronger economy,” said Mazzo.

“This has been the conference’s most successful year yet,” said Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). “The quality of the educational programming, and the extent of the interaction between large and small companies, policymakers, industry peers and the finance community, make this conference the ‘can’t miss’ event for those in the medical device and diagnostics industry.”

AdvaMed 2011 featured plenary sessions with U.S. President George W. Bush, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Counselor John Taylor and Center for Devices and Radiological Health Director Dr. Jeffre
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