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Theranos Whistleblower to Keynote BIOMEDevice Boston

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The event is scheduled to take place Sept. 28-29 at the Boston Convention Center.

Theranos whistleblower Erika Cheung, Segway inventor and co-founder Dean Kamen, and a panel of senior-level executives from MedExecWomen are confirmed to keynote the 2022 edition of BIOMEDevice Boston.

The two-day conference and exhibition, slated to take place September 28-29 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, serves as the east coast's premier event that showcases emerging technologies and trends from cutting-edge engineers, innovative thinkers, and business leaders who impact the progression of the world's biomedical field.

Keynote speakers for the September event include:

Erika Cheung now is the CEO of Ethics in Entrepreneurship, which helps businesses create a proactive ethical culture amongst start-ups. Her Day 1 keynote will focus on aiding future tech leaders to recognize and act when ethical problems arise within the industry. A former medical researcher turned technology and innovation ecosystem builder, Erika will recount her experience at Theranos and how to avoid the same ethical problems.

Dean Kamen will be on hand for the Day 1 afternoon session to detail his journey from patenting the first Segway model to building companies from the ground up.

For Day 2, an exclusive panel produced by MedExecWomen will host a panel to discuss the keys to driving the adoption of SaMD and digital solutions into medical practice.

“We are thrilled to have Erika, Dean, and the MedExecWomen panel presenting at BIOMEDevice Boston,” said Adrienne Zepeda, Group Event Director, BIOMEDevice Boston. “Each keynote address examines the industry through a different lens and will deliver unique insights into how to succeed in the biomedical space through innovation, technology, and ethics.”

Zepeda continued, “With the intense disruptions and changes that the biomedical and healthcare markets are facing, start-ups and seasoned business owners alike need to understand how trends are evolving and have a pulse on the new and highly advanced technologies that focus on prevention, wellness, diagnosis, and detection. We can’t wait for this year’s amazing lineup of keynote speakers, each hand-picked for their wealth of expertise and insights that will benefit everyone in the industry.”

Each keynote speaker confirmed for this year’s event brings a unique perspective and coveted learnings designed to inspire and incite conversation amongst peers.

“Despite Theranos ending the way it did, I still have immense enthusiasm for advancements in biotechnology and medicine,” Cheung said. “I hope that by sharing the Theranos saga, the story will serve as a cautionary tale on what not to do, as well as highlight a new vision for leaders to prioritize ethics at every step of building a business. I'm excited to speak at BIOMEDevice Boston to help guide innovators to stay on the right path and remember the importance of being of service to others throughout their professional journeys.”

In addition to keynote presentations, attendees have the opportunity to engage with speakers and ask questions immediately following the address. The keynote schedule of events is as follows:

 

September 28 – Day 1

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. – Erika Cheung Keynote

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Q&A with Erika Cheung in the Start-up Stadium

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. – Dean Kamen Keynote

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Welcome reception with special guest Erika Cheung

September 29 – Day 2

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. – Keynote: At the Cutting Edge of Digital Health (Sponsored by MedExec Women)

For full details or to register as an attendee, click here. Note, attendees will have access to both events but will need to register for each show separately.

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