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If you’re looking to land your company's next big deal, keep up on the latest regulatory trends, forge new connections, or learn new skills, attending the right conferences and industry events can turn out to be a home run.

The problem is with so many medical device conferences out there to choose from, how do you know which ones are high quality and worth your time? Luckily for you, we’ve scoured the web, solicited the feedback and done the research.

Below are the top 30+ medical device conferences to attend in 2018 in chronological order.  

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1. J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

January 8-11, 2018 - San Francisco, CA

Thirty five years ago, J.P. Morgan launched Wall Street's premier investor conference focused exclusively on companies defining the healthcare industry. Today, the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference continues our tradition of hosting the largest and most informative healthcare investment symposium in the industry. In 2018, they expect more than 400 companies, both public and private, to deliver presentations to more than 8,000 attendees. The conference provides a unique opportunity for investors to visit with so many inter-related industry leaders in one setting.

 

2. Digital Medicine & MedTech Showcase

January 8-10, 2018 - San Francisco, CA

The MedTech Showcase is a dedicated home for the MedTech community during the BioTech Showcase conference. MedTech Showcase includes a state-of-the-industry plenary and MedTech investment landscape workshop, which creates a forum for innovative MedTech companies to share their technologies with investors and potential commercial partners.

 

3. MD&M West

February 6-8, 2018 - Anaheim, CA

Join the World's Largest Annual Medtech Event. Medtech moves fast. For 33 years, MD&M West has helped take medical devices from concept to market by uniting cutting-edge technology with the industry's foremost minds. Source from the world's largest collection of suppliers on one show floor. Connect with over 20,000 engineers and executives who are ready to forge business partnerships. Learn from industry luminaries presenting their insights. It's three days of industry immersion that medtech professionals simply can't afford to miss.

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4. SOFTWARE DESIGN FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

February 19-22, 2018 - Munich, Germany

With innovative and effective software design, medical device manufacturers are able to go-to-market quicker and more successfully---as well as positively affect their product life-cycles. However, due to increased regulatory pressures, ensuring efficient design into product R&D, quality assurance, validation & verification, and other aspects of the product life-cycle can be challenging. By harnessing the appropriate tools to be more effective, medical device manufacturers are able to thrive within this highly-competitive marketplace. IQPC’s Software Design for Medical Devices Summit was conceived to address the challenges, identify the opportunities and provide perspective on the applicable solutions within the industry, so that medical device manufacturers can be more competitive in today’s time-sensitive, regulation-driven marketplace.

 

5. CED LIFE SCIENCE CONFERENCE

February 27-28, 2018 - Raleigh, NC

CED is a powerful entrepreneurial network for technology-based companies. Their life science conference is a leading life science gathering in the United States, attracting nearly 1,000 participants year after year and connecting life science and MedTech companies to a diverse group of venture capital and corporate investors. Attendees will network with innovative thinkers and companies representing biotech, pharma, medical devices, digital health, diagnostics, drug delivery, and AgBio.

 

6. HIMSS17

March 5-9, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV

The 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops, plus a full day of pre-conference symposia.

 

7. MDTX (MEDICAL DEVICE TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE) Spring + The 10x Medical Device Conference  

April 3-5, 2018 - Meadowlands, NJ

MDTX is the place where the future of medical devices comes alive, putting you at the forefront of what's happening in the industry. Discover the latest in cutting-edge technologies and approaches of today, and prepare yourself for what's coming. You'll have the opportunity to join your community in the conversations that are shaping what's next for devices.

The future is here, and at MDTX 2018 you'll gain the tools and knowledge you need to put the evolving landscape of technologies into the context of your own organization, for today and tomorrow.

**Don't miss Greenlight Guru founder Jon Speer's presentation on How to Implement a Risk-based QMS with ISO 13485:2016. Also be sure to stop by Greenlight Guru's Booth #305 to meet part of the team and get your free exclusive content. Learn more here.

 

8. DESIGN OF MEDICAL DEVICES CONFERENCE

April 9-12, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN

The Design of Medical Devices Conference provides a national forum to bring together top medical device innovators. In its fifteenth year, this MedTech conference includes industry experts as keynote and featured speakers, plus four days of workshops, symposiums, scientific poster sessions, and technical/scientific sessions covering such topics as advances in medical devices, becoming a MedTech innovator, cardiovascular engineering, micro fluidic medical devices, wearable medical devices, and more.

 

9. Medtec Europe

April 17-19, 2018 - Stuttgart, Germany

Medtec Europe brings together over 800 suppliers to meet with medical device manufacturers from over 60 countries. Six completely free seminar theatres and a hosted matchmaking service make a visit to Medtec Europe a must for manufacturers and therefore makes Medtec Europe the ideal place to meet decision makers from the world’s second largest medical device market.

 

10. BIOMEDEVICE BOSTON 2018

April 18-19, 2018 - Boston, MA

The largest medtech event in New England, Biomedevice Boston connects attendees with over 4,000 engineers and executives — as well as more than 400 leading suppliers — across New England’s thriving design and manufacturing industry. Hear from top keynote speakers and explore the Sensors Zone, a dedicated area of the expo floor showcasing how sensors are disrupting multiple facets of your industry.

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(Greenlight Guru Founder & VP QA/RA, Jon Speer, presenting at a previous BIOMEDevice Boston.)

 

11. The MedTech Strategist Innovation Summit DUBLIN

April 17-19, 2018 - Dublin, Ireland

This conference is recognized as an exceptional event for medtech investment and networking. It is being held April 17-19 in Dublin, Ireland. The two-and-a-half-day forum will feature presentations by 40+ early-stage medical device companies from around the world, along with thought-leading guest speakers, on-stage interviews with key device executives and VCs, and insightful and timely panel discussions.

 

12. THE DIGITAL MEDTECH CONFERENCE 2018

April 24-25, 2018 - San Francisco, CA

The Digital MedTech Conference hosted by AdvaMed is where leading experts, innovators and key decision makers come together to discuss the critical technology and business issues facing today’s digital medtech community. Our unmatched programming will help guide your critical decisions in the development and deployment of digital health devices, tools, and services.

 

13. SEMDA Annual Conference

April TBD, 2018 - Atlanta, GA

This annual conference is being held in Atlanta, GA. It is a premier medical device forum that fosters investment, business and educational opportunities for medical device companies, industry professionals and potential investors. It is touted as one of the best opportunities in the southeast to connect medical device executives and investors.

 

14. WORLD CONFERENCE ON QUALITY AND IMPROVEMENT ASQ

April 30 - May 2, 2018 - Seattle, WA

Scheduled for April 30 - May 2 2018, this conference will be held in Seattle, WA. World Conference on Quality and Improvement attracts thousands of attendees from all over the world who gather to share best practices, network and expand their professional growth. The 2018 theme is “the innovation of you.”

 

15. MEDCITY INVEST

May 1-2, 2018 - Chicago, IL

MedCity INVEST is the premier national healthcare investing conference based in the Midwest, uniting active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with the most promising healthcare startups. MedCity INVEST will be held May 1-2, 2018 at the Four Seasons, Chicago. More than 300 venture capitalists, angel investors, prominent industry executives, innovative thought le ders and more will attend.

 

16. FDA/Xavier MedCon Conference

May 1-4, 2018 - Cincinnati, OH

FDA/Xavier MedCon brings the global medical device community together to openly discuss the most pressing issues facing our industry. You have the opportunity to influence decisions and have your voice heard as you interact with leading FDA officials and field investigators, along with global industry experts.

 

17. AAMI 2018 Conference & Expo

June 1-4, 2018 - Long Beach, CA

AAMI 2018 is the premier conference for healthcare technology management. It is attended by more than 2,300 biomedical equipment technicians, clinical engineers, and others who manage or support medical devices for healthcare institutions. Educational sessions focus on practical solutions for the challenges that attendees face in their work every day. The Expo provides an opportunity to see the latest technologies from many of the world's leading medical-equipment manufacturers and service providers.

 

18. DeviceTALKs Minnesota

June 4-5, 2018 - St. Paul, MN

DeviceTalks is the premier industry event for the medtech community fostering the exchange of ideas, insight and technology among the pioneers of the medical technology industry and the engineering behind it.

The program takes place annually in the Twin Cities, Boston, and Orange County and features world-class keynote and plenary panels; technology sessions; an expo floor comprised of leading medtech companies and networking lunches, dinners, and receptions with the best of the best in the industry.

 

19. MD&M East

June 14-16, 2018 - New York, NY

The MD&M East Expo and Conference is the largest, most important and comprehensive medical manufacturing event on the East Coast. Attend MD&M East to learn more about every aspect of the end-to-end medical device development process so you can solve your design, engineering, prototyping, and manufacturing challenges. Meet new suppliers from across the design and manufacturing production cycle. Get your hands on the latest groundbreaking medical technology. Make informed buying decisions. Differentiate your solutions from the competition. Keep ahead of regulatory issues and the competition.

**Be sure to stop by Greenlight Guru Booth #TBD to meet part of the team and get your free exclusive content. Reach out to LetsChat@greenlight.guru to set up a time to meet!

 

20. WSGR MEDICAL DEVICE CONFERENCE

June 21-22, 2018 - Bay Area, CA

A one-day conference with two days to choose from, the WSGR conference is a great place for medical technology startups to go and learn about today’s challenges and the strategies that are emerging to respond to them. Attendees can choose a Menlo Park location on June 21 or a San Francisco location on June 22. The conference features topical panels and an opportunity to network with a dinner and reception.

 

21. THE MEDTECH CONFERENCE

September 24-26, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

AdvaMed 2017 is the leading MedTech Conference in North America, bringing more than 1,000 companies together in a uniquely multifaceted environment for business development, capital formation, innovative technology showcasing, world-class educational opportunities and networking. An event rich in international flavor and featuring a deep, diverse attendee list that includes influential policy-makers, business executives and media, AdvaMed 2017 seeks to advance industry discussion from key perspectives through detailed panel sessions, executive forums and more. It is a “must-attend” event for any medtech company. Whatever your goals may be, you are sure to accomplish, and even surpass them, at AdvaMed 2017.

**Be sure to stop by Greenlight Guru Booth #TBD to meet part of the team and get your free exclusive content. Reach out to LetsChat@greenlight.guru to set up a time to meet!

 

22. MEDTEC China 2018

September 26-28, 2018 - Shanghai, China

Medtec China is a premier manufacturing and sourcing event for medical device manufacturers in China. Leading suppliers from many countries throughout the world attend and the target visitor profile comprises senior management, R&D engineers, production engineers and QA professionals who are searching for components, materials, technologies and solutions for their production lines.

 

23. THE REGULATORY CONVERGENCE: 2018 RAPS

October 1-4, 2018 - Vancouver, BC

RAPS' Regulatory Convergence addresses today’s biggest challenges for regulatory professionals and regulators. Join your colleagues and peers for two action packed days of educational sessions you'll find nowhere else, led by renowned experts and inspiring thought-leaders from across the globe. Network and make contacts with regulatory's who's who -p all in one place. Plus, two extra days of deep-dive workshops, where you'll roll up your sleeves and take your foundational knowledge to the next level. You'll leave with the tools to do your job better and strengthen your organization’s regulatory prowess.

 

24. MDTX (MEDICAL DEVICE TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE) Fall + THE 10X MEDICAL DEVICE CONFERENCE  

October 2-4, 2017 - San Diego, CA

MDTX is the place where the future of medical devices comes alive, putting you at the forefront of what's happening in the industry. Discover the latest in cutting-edge technologies and approaches of today, and prepare yourself for what's coming. You'll have the opportunity to join your community in the conversations that are shaping what's next for devices.

The future is here, and at MDTX 2018 you'll gain the tools and knowledge you need to put the evolving landscape of technologies into the context of your own organization, for today and tomorrow.

**Don't miss Greenlight Guru founder Jon Speer's presentation. Also be sure to stop by Greenlight Guru's Booth #TBD to meet part of the team and get your free exclusive content. Learn more here.

 

25. DEVICETALKS BOSTON

October 8-10, 2018 - Boston, MA

DeviceTalks is the premier industry event for the medtech community fostering the exchange of ideas, insight and technology among the pioneers of the medical technology industry and the engineering behind it.

The program takes place annually in the Twin Cities, Boston, and Orange County and features world-class keynote and plenary panels; technology sessions; an expo floor comprised of leading medtech companies and networking lunches, dinners, and receptions with the best of the best in the industry.

 

26. American Medical Device Summit 2018

October 24-25, 2018 - Chicago, IL

Join the discussion with over 175 of your industry peers as we explore the challenges and opportunities in product development, quality management, speed to commercialization, and regulatory harmonization. Hear first-hand case studies and walk away with strategic insights to streamline processes, 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 at the 2018 Generis American Medical Device Summit.

  

27. MD&M Minneapolis

October 31 - November 1, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN

MD&M Minneapolis and LifeScience Alley partner to present Minnesota Medtech Week. Attend the region’s most comprehensive medical device event and benefit from access to world-class education and hundreds of critical suppliers. Learn to create more innovative products, discover improved reimbursement strategies, find new materials and designs for 3D printing, get first-hand advice from leaders at Minnesota OEMs, hospitals and payers, and enjoy countless networking opportunities.

 

28. MEDICA

November 12-15, 2018 - Düsseldorf, Germany

MEDICA is the world’s largest event for the medical sector. For more than 40 years it has been firmly established on every expert’s calendar. There are many reasons why MEDICA is so unique. Firstly, the event is the largest medical trade fair in the world – in 2016 it attracted more than 5,100 exhibitors from 70 countries in 17 halls. Furthermore, each year, leading individuals from the fields of business, research, and politics grace this top-class event with their presence — naturally alongside tens of thousands of national and international experts and decision-makers from the sector, such as yourself. An extensive exhibition and an ambitious program — which together present the entire spectrum of innovations for outpatient and clinical care — await you in Düsseldorf.

 

29.THE MEDTECH STRATEGIST INNOVATION SUMMIT

November TBD, 2018 - San Francisco, CA

Innovation Summit San Francisco will be a top-tier forum for innovative emerging medical technology companies seeking investment, joint venture or other relationships to gain exposure to venture capital, investment bankers and large medical device companies for the purpose of potential investment and/or strategic partnership. It is organized as a two-day business partnering and networking event, featuring 40+ pre-screened start-up medical technology companies that will deliver 10-minute presentations, followed by meetings in private breakout rooms. The Summit will also feature thought-leading guest speakers, and plenary and panel sessions, all providing candid insight on topics of utmost importance to all stakeholders in the rapidly evolving global device marketplace.

 

30. BIOMEDevice San Jose

December 5-6, 2018 - San Jose, CA

Silicon Valley's Premier Event for Medtech Professionals. Whether it's mHealth or the Internet of Things (IoT), BIOMEDevice San Jose showcases emerging trends and innovations that will set the tone for the biomed industry in 2017 and beyond. The conference offers training on digital device trends and exploring effective ways to overcome barriers to market entry, all in a two-day Connected Health Device Development Summit. With thousands of attendees, more than 300 leading exhibitors, and numerous thought leaders set to meet face-to-face, BIOMEDevice San Jose is a must-attend opportunity for medtech professionals to accelerate industry knowledge and network.

 

31. DEVICETALKS WEST

Dec 11-12, 2018 - Orange County, CA

DeviceTalks is the premier industry event for the medtech community fostering the exchange of ideas, insight and technology among the pioneers of the medical technology industry and the engineering behind it.

The program takes place annually in the Twin Cities, Boston, and Orange County and features world-class keynote and plenary panels; technology sessions; an expo floor comprised of leading medtech companies and networking lunches, dinners, and receptions with the best of the best in the industry.

 

32. MPO Summit

TBD, 2018

Focusing on both U.S. and international medtech manufacturing hubs, Medical Product Outsourcing’s conference series has provided the medical device industry with the most comprehensive programs for more than 10 years. These highly informative symposiums address critical medical device outsourcing and manufacturing issues impacting multiple stakeholders within the industry.

 

33. MedTech Impact Expo & Conference

December TBD, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV

MedTech Impact Expo & Conference brings together clinicians, healthcare executives, technology and device developers and manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and members of the investment community for a two-day dialogue that focuses on innovation and impact of medical technology. Healthcare practitioners and professionals will be introduced to technologies, products, and services that can track patient progress, assist with diagnoses, prevent and manage disease, improve overall patient care and promote the health of the person and populations.


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Free Bonus Giveaway: Click here to download our handy printable calendar of 2018 conference to save and reference for youself late (or share with a colleague).


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