MD&M Minneapolis Seeking Speakers for 2023 Conference

Share your expertise in medical device design and manufacturing at MD&M Minneapolis this October. Deadline for proposals is April 13.

Naomi Price

March 10, 2023

3 Min Read
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Minnesota is a medical engineering and manufacturing powerhouse, with a deep talent pool, healthy start-up ecosystem, and a long list of innovative companies. 3M, Medtronic, Mayo Clinic, Biomerics, and Medical Alley Association are all located in Minnesota.

Now is the time to put together your plan to share your thought leadership with companies like these. If you want to get in front of the engineers, researchers, managers, and executives involved in all aspects of the medical device design, put in your submission to speak at MD&M Minneapolis, happening at the Minneapolis Convention Center Oct. 10-11, 2023.

The MD&M Minneapolis Conference provides medical device design professionals with valuable education and networking opportunities. We are accepting speaking proposals for the MD&M Conference, Medtech Central Theater, and also the Engineering Theater, serving the ATX, Design & Manufacturing, MinnPack, and Plastec communities. The deadline for proposals is April 13.

Learn more, find event details, and submit your proposal here:

Tracks for the MD&M Conference cover the full medical device design and manufacturing cycle:

Medical Regulatory & Quality Requirements
Keeping current with medical regulatory and quality requirements is an essential foundation to all device design and manufacturing. This track keeps you current with existing, new, and upcoming FDA and EU medical standards and requirements, and analyzes the impact those will have to your design and manufacturing processes.

CFS topics of interest include

  • Regulation of artificial intelligence use in clinical decision support devices

  • New cybersecurity requirements, including the premarket applications requirements in the PATCH Act

  • IMDRF (International Medical Device Regulators Forum) update

  • Biocompatibility requirements and testing for medical devices

  • Case for Quality: FDA voluntary quality improvement program

Medical Digital Design: UI/UX, Security & Human Factors
Medical devices must function extremely accurately, be usable in many situations by a wide variety of people, and make use of the latest data management tools. Strict guidelines for patient information security must also be met. This track will cover best practices for user interface and user experience design and planning for the requirements of safety, security, and data regulations.

CFS topics of interest include

  • Medical device security requirements

  • User training, safety, and patient experience

  • Human Factors considerations

  • How telemedicine and digitization are changing medical design

  • Data digitization and management


Medical Device R&D & Implementation
Medical devices need to meet standards and regulatory requirements, security needs, and UI/UX best practices in a package that uses preferred and sustainable materials and manufacturing methods. The challenge is to research and develop creative designs that are comfortable and practical to use, and economical to manufacture. This track will look at ways to meet the latest medical device design challenges while also speeding the design and implementation process.

CFS topics of interest include

  • Next-gen materials and how to best use them

  • Using AI and machine learning to improve design

  • Sustainability options, including reusability, recyclability, and end-of-life considerations

  • Materials choices and sourcing

  • Lifecycle testing to meet EU MDRs

Innovation in Medical Manufacturing
Challenge drives innovation, bringing about novel new ways of accelerating medical manufacturing for a wide variety of products. This track will focus on the latest advancements in medical device manufacturing and how those can best be implemented in future product development.

CFS topics of interest include

  • Contract manufacturing

  • Recent advances and applications for co-bots

  • 3D printing, injection molding, and micro molding

  • Supply chain complexities

  • Sensors and AI in medical manufacturing

3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing for Medical Devices
3D printing has proven to be a valuable tool for both clinical and research-based healthcare activities and is rapidly expanding into production applications. From speeding medical device R&D to enabling point-of-care manufacturing, the applications of 3D printing are growing rapidly. This track will explore the many applications for 3D printing and how it can improve your workflow now.

CFS topics of interest include

  • 3D printing applications in R&D

  • Materials options and uses

  • 4D Printing: What it is and how can it benefit you

  • Micro molding

  • Generative design

  • Production 3D printing

  • Patient impact of 3D printing

If you have any questions, please email Conference Director Naomi Price ahead of the April 13 deadline at [email protected].

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