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Medtronic, Covidien, Others Keep MD&M Chicago on Point

 Speakers from Medtronic and Covidien are among the various highlights of MDM Chicago 2014.

New technologies, regulations, and corporate megamergers have made summer 2014 a busy one for medtech. The programming at MD&M Chicago is geared toward keeping you on top of the latest industry trends. 

Keynote Speakers

In the wake of their recently announced merger, MD&M Chicago will be featuring keynote presentations from representatives from both Medtronic and Covidien. On Thursday, October 16, Dr. Todd Zielinski, senior principal scientist at Medtronic, will share case studies on deep miniaturization and innovation in shrinking medical devices. That same day, Covidien’s human factors engineering manager, Elise Edson, will conduct a human factors workshop where she will guide participants through the relationship between human factors, risk management, and product development. 

Speed Networking

On Wednesday, October 15, a custom itinerary of 10-minute meetings will let you connect with your industry peers. No solicitations, no sales pitches; these will be structured, peer-to-peer networking sessions designed to help you grow your network and advance your business objectives. 

Center Stage and Tech Theater

Come hear talks on the latest technology trends alongside teardowns of some of the latest products on the market. Find out how Amazon’s new Fire phone compares with the iPhone 5 with Eric Doster, market development manager at Dozuki. Also on Thursday, check out our first-ever Digital Health Pavilion, where attendees can get hands on with the latest digital health devices and hear experts talk about this growing healthcare trend. 

Conferences and Seminars

There will be full-day sessions on health connectivity, designing next-gen medical devices, quality control developments, and 3-D printing. On Wednesday, see how robotics are changing the manufacturing landscape and learn about new robotic applications for the smart factory. That same day will also bring sessions on new materials for 3-D printing and 3-D printing for medical applications. On Thursday, take in sessions on the industrial Internet of things, including updating and converting legacy systems from wired to wireless, and resolving security and interoperability issues.

-Chris Wiltz, Associate Editor, MD+DI
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