|By PR Newswire||
|August 21, 2013 01:28 PM EDT||
CHICAGO, August 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The 2 day/2 tracks/25 sessions MD&M (Medical Device Manufacturing) Chicago Conference program has been crafted to deliver a high-quality educational experience to attendees, from global manufacturers to leading academics, design experts, quality thought leaders and manufacturing specialists.
Senior representatives from GE Healthcare, Zimmer, Covidien, Honeywell Healthcare, CareFusion, Baxter Healthcare and more will take the stage to discuss the most difficult challenges facing the industry. Rama Gundlapalli from Carefusion will be speaking on preventing implantable device harm and infection from an engineer's point of view. Gundlapalli explains, "This is a great opportunity to compare and contrast the SHEA and NICE guidelines with current and future technologies designed to prevent implant related infections. From design to manufacturing, this is an important issue that needs to be addressed."
For those stuck in a rut in the design process, there is a workshop integrated into the Conference agenda about challenging your creativity. David Chapin, Forma Design CEO, explains, "The goal of our creativity workshop is to provide attendees with concrete methods and tools they can use to break through their normal patterns of thinking. We will explore the characteristics of creative thinkers and why it's hard for most people to think creatively."
The Midwest's healthcare industry reported $491 million in total investments across 92 companies in the first half of 2012, the highest recorded figure for the region in the last five years*: the MD&M Chicago Conference provides the insights that will be necessary for the industry professionals to ensure their company is growing with this investment surge.
For the first time ever, Medical Device Manufacturing (MD&M) conferences are giving guests the opportunity to purchase an All Access Pass that grants access to over 55 presentations and discussions across the MD&M Chicago Conference; Quality Conference; and the Design, Manufacturing & Automation Conference. For more information about the pass visit http://www.mdmmw13
*Sources: BioEnterprise Midwest Health Care Venture Investment Report 2012; Ernst & Young 2012 Pulse of the Industry: Medical Technology Report, October 2012
About UBM Canon-Organizer of MD&M Conferences
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