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Will the Healthcare Heavyweights Weigh In at AdvaMed?

MD&DI editor-in-chief Erik Swain is at the AdvaMed annual meeting today. As the dominant industry organization, it carries a lot of weight and draws some of the biggest movers and shakers as speakers. Watch this blog in the next few days, because Erik will be giving you an insider's view of the conference, including his take on the the comments of CMS administrator Mark McClellan and former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson.

Also on the agenda is a "Healthcare Opinion Leaders Symposium," with speakers like Gail Wilensky, former HCFA administrator and former advisor to President Bush on health issues. Wilensky frequently testifies before congressional committees and acts as an advisor to members of Congress and other elected officials. Perhaps we'll get some insight as to what these opinion leaders have to say about some of the device industry's biggest issues. On the other hand, these are some big names, but most of the action will likely take place behind the scenes.

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