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The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed; Washington) last week reported the promotion of Megan Ivory to the post of executive vice president for government affairs.

Ivory, the association said, “will lead AdvaMed's legislative agenda promoting patient access to innovative medical technology. One of her top priorities will be to secure legislation that will add predictability and stability to the medical device user fee program and allow for the program's continuation.“

Pamela Bailey, president of AdvaMed, said that Ivory “has provided outstanding support and strong leadership to the association and our members on Medicare issues and on our trade agenda. Her extensive network of Hill contacts, and the high regard in which she is held by congressional members and their staffs, has been invaluable and will serve our industry well in her new position.“

Ivory joined AdvaMed in September 2000 as director, federal government relations. In June 2001 she became associate vice president, and in February 2004, vice president. She has been acting department head for government affairs since August.

Prior to joining AdvaMed, Megan worked for Congressman Jim Ramstad (R-Minnesota) as his senior legislative assistant. She was responsible for issues under the jurisdiction of the Health and Trade Subcommitttees, as well as Ways and Means Committee work related to Social Security, disabilities and welfare. She also staffed the House Medical Technology Caucus and the House Republican Caucus on Disabilities.

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