Earlier this week, I had the privilege of attending the Southeastern Medical Device Association's (SEMDA) annual conference. It was a tremendous opportunity to meet the players in the med-tech space that are located close to the office where Medical Device Daily is published.
I would have to say that this conference did not disappoint. The presentations were lively; the speakers were great and the topics were very relevant to the med-tech industry. Perhaps one of my most favorite speakers was Jon Ellenthal, a partner and President of TEDMED, a company focused on innovation and breakthrough thinking across all of health and medicine.
Ellenthal's speech was my favorite - not simply for the humor - but because he approached the problem of healthcare with new eyes. He looked at the issue as if he was an outsider and it put a whole new perspective on the industry and the practice of healthcare in this country.
The two day conference provided just enough information to not feel crowded. Going forward I wonder if it will expand to an extra day. It should be pointed out that in years past the event was only a day and a half. Perhaps that's a query I should be sending to the organizers of the conference.
I will say this, if you're a med-tech company out there in the southeast and you're not attending this conference - you're missing a great wealth of information.