2022-03-04 14:37Press release

MD&M West Reveals 2022 Edu MedTech Conference with AAMI Participation

A conference hall full of attendees watching a live panel.

Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West has announced a slate of forward-looking educational content as part of its annual North American conference, including an AAMI-sponsored track with participation from AAMI staff, committees, and volunteers.

Organized by Informa Markets – Engineering and taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center April 12-14, 2022, MD&M West is an exhibition and networking event for engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers who create powerful solutions and life-changing medical devices. According to Informa, the 2022 conference will focus on powerful solutions that have been developed in spite of —or sometimes because of— the challenges posed by a global pandemic.

“Even amid unprecedented challenges, we’re continuing to see new life-saving innovations and exciting partnerships arise that are fueling the multi-hundred-billion-dollar industry,” Adrienne Zepeda, Group Event Director, MD&M West, said in a statement. “We are so proud to announce our conference partners that are slated to take the stage and share valuable insights and arm our attendees with sought-after solutions to improve product speed-to-market, infuse new materials and technologies into devices, and further industry connections and accelerate trade.”

The 2022 conference features four content partners:  AAMI, the Chemical Angel Network (CAN)MedtechWomen, and the Society of Plastics Engineers - Medical Plastics Division.

These partners are “offering the unmissable opportunity to learn from highly technical experts in medtech product development, medical plastics, quality and regulatory, to investors and startups bringing product innovation to market, as a part of this year’s nine-track conference held over two days,” Informa announced.

For those with an eye to hot topics in engineering quality assurance, AAMI is sponsoring a track featuring speakers hailing from standards development working groups and industry thought leaders. This track takes place on Wednesday, April 13.

Sessions include:

  • Opening remarks from Chair Ovidiu Munteanu, Senior Director of Standards, AAMI

  • Moving from CFR 820 to ANSI/AAMI/ISO 13485:2016
    How will the FDA pivot to ANSI/AAMI/ISO 13485:2016 impact quality and risk management practices across industry? This talk with have a special focus on risk management and the different ways that it is used throughout the Quality Management System.

  • Culture of Quality
    Featuring a special look at the Leadership Engagement Playbook, a resource of leading practices and tools that provide concrete goals and actions to help medical device leadership move from a reactive to a proactive approach to quality.

  • The Rise of AI in MedTech: Innovation & Regulation of Artificial Intelligence – Featuring insights from a study of medtech executives and thought leaders on the current state of innovation and regulation of AI/ML and further establishes benchmarks on time and resources required to attain regulatory approval for novel AI/ML-enabled medical devices.

  • Evolving Combination Products International Standards
    This presentation will review the dynamic combination product global regulatory landscape, and review harmonization efforts underway, discuss additional standards work that may contribute to harmonization activities, including: AAMI TIR 105:2020, AAMI TIR 48 ISPE Module 2 Harmonization.

  • Debate: Maintaining a Validated State for Connected Medical Devices, SaMD & DTx in an Era of Chaotic Innovation
    Developing AI and cloud computing in medical devices is often not compatible with medtech’s traditional approaches to regulated change management. Two thought leaders will explore this “uncomfortable truth” in the pursuit of solutions and best practices for the industry.

  • Industrial Sterilization of Medical Devices—Overview and Update
    A detailed overview of the primary methods for industrial sterilization of medical devices and detail the considerations when choosing the best method for use with a particular product. This session will also cover standards updates and regulatory issues impacting industrial sterilization.

  • Building Consensus Solutions to Wicked Problems in Medical Device Packaging
    Learn from leaders from the AAMI Packaging working group about the latest developments in international standards for medical device packaging, including the recently published new edition of ISO/TS 16775 and amendments under development for the ISO 11607 series.

Visit www.mdmwest.com for more information about the event.

About AAMI

AAMI (www.aami.org) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of more than 10,000 healthcare technology professionals united by one important mission—supporting the healthcare community in the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology. AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for health technology and sterilization professionals.


Brian Stallard
Director of News and Media Relations
Brian Stallard