Day Two of AdvaMed 2012 Features an Insider's Look at the U.S. Presidential Election

BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvaMed 2012: The MedTech Conference kicks off its second day on Tuesday with two plenary sessions that will explore the presidential candidates' positions on important medical technology and health policy matters.

The morning plenary, "Competing Visions of Healthcare," will feature Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, moderating a discussion between two senior healthcare policy advisors, David Cutler on behalf of President Barack Obama and Thomas Barker on behalf of Mitt Romney. This debate-style panel will focus extensively on the candidates' positions and major policies related to medical technology.

The afternoon plenary session will consist of a series of presentations. First, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will address key medical technology initiatives throughout the state and his commitment to advance the industry and bring high-paying jobs to the sector. Following Gov. Patrick's address, David Gergen, a former White House official in both Democratic and Republican administrations, will moderate a panel on the Presidential election. Featuring two leading CNN commentators, Paul Begala and Alex Castellanos, this panel will offer commentary on election outcomes and what's at stake for the medical technology community.

In addition to the plenary sessions, a series of CEO Unplugged sessions on Tuesday will address: emerging growth company issues; technology and regulatory requirements; international issues; policy and advocacy; and business development and mergers and acquisitions. Some of the other panel discussions on Tuesday will explore: medical device quality enhancements; the impact of health IT regulations on the industry; regulatory compliance; challenges to innovation; and a state-of-the-industry report.

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