DeviceTalks is an educational forum bringing together engineering, product development and commercialization professionals to share the challenges and best practices of getting medical devices to the market. Thank you for joining us on June 5-6, 2019, as we explored the trends and technology that are shaping the future of the medical device industry. We hope to see you next year!


Engineering Better Devices – a track built for engineers, product development specialists and R&D professionals. Our engineering track is designed to provide attendees with actionable lessons in a peer-to-peer format on topics such as:

  • Human factors engineering
  • Patient-centric device development
  • R&D trends
  • Manufacturing and scalability
  • Navigating the product development process from start to finish
  • “How We Built This” panels with top medical device groups

Building Better Companies – a track built for executives, directors, entrepreneurs, analysts and strategists. Our leadership track is designed to provide attendees with insights on topics such as:

  • Navigating the path to market
  • Reimbursement
  • Winning regulatory approval
  • Corporate culture
  • Entering global markets
  • Leadership


Whether you’re hoping to showcase your technology on our exhibit floor or put together a panel with your company’s thought leaders, DeviceTalks is the place for you. Download the prospectus and let us know how we can help you.


DeviceTalks Boston has once again partnered with MassMEDIC to highlight the best of the Massachusetts medtech ecosystem. At DeviceTalks Boston 2019, MassMEDIC will host its annual IGNITE Startup Showcase and a panel discussion highlighting the Commonwealth’s healthcare robotics sector.

Robotics Summit & Expo: 2019 Co-located Event

We are delighted to be co-locating with the Robotics Summit & Expo at the Seaport World Trade Center for our 8th annual DeviceTalks Boston event.The Robotics Summit & Expo brings together the brightest minds in robotics throughout the world to share their expertise on a variety of topics. Robotics Summit attendees will have open access to the DeviceTalks Expo floor to meet face-to-face with solution providers and attend presentations throughout the program.

Keynote Speakers

Tyler Shultz

Theranos Whistleblower & Entrepreneur

David Knapp

VP of Corporate Research, Boston Scientific

Shacey Petrovic

President & CEO, Insulet

Dan Wetmore

Director of Clinical & Research Partnerships, CTRL-labs

Scott Whitaker

President & CEO, AdvaMed

Featured Speakers

Jeremy Bond

Senior Counsel, Device Patents, Sanofi

Rob Evans

Director, R&D Engineering at Abbott

Meg Grabar

Director, Project Management at Abbott

Scott T. Bluni

Senior Principal, kdb

Adam Poulin-Kerstien

Global Franchise Head of R&D Patents, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research

Bill Shaw

Associate General Counsel, Biogen

Tim McAnulty

Partner, Finnegan

Eric Raciti

Partner, Finnegan

Kristian R. Olson MD, MPH, DTM&H

Director, Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech)

Gregory Fischer

Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Todd Usen

CEO, Activ Surgical

Chelsea Dugan

Senior Director of Downstream Marketing, iCAD, Inc

Ben Schlatka

Co-Founder & CEO, MC10 Inc.

Martin Nappi

Vice President of Business Development, Medical Industry, Green Hills Software

Jason Trees

Head of R&D, Akili Interactive

Del R. Lawson, Ph.D

Commercialization Leader, 3M

Breck Petrillo

Director of Engineering, Ximedica

Joe Dobkin

Director of Program Management, Ximedica

Melissa Bowley

VP of Strategic Development, Ximedica

Don Welling

Sr. Director of Technical Solutions, Viant

Evan C. Holden

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Teresa Prego

Vice President of Marketing and Market Development, Global Kinetics

Andrew Calabrese

Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Goddard

Holly Sheffield

EVP & CSO, Cooper

Laurence Lister

Director of Biocompatibility, Toxikon

Vicki Anastasi

Vice President and Global Head, Real World Evidence Late Phase Research & Medical Device and Diagnostics Research, ICON

Brian Johnson

President, MassMEDIC

Wisam Breegi

Founder & CEO, Breegi Scientific

James Fox

Manager, Business Development & Strategy, Goddard

Dr. David Strasfeld

Senior Director, Research and Innovation, Lumicell

Kevin Bourque

VP of R&D, Abbott

Jaclyn Lautz

VP of R&D, ivWatch

Paul Schultz

Head of Partnerships, BrightInsight, A Flex Company

Marissa Fayer

Founder & CEO, HERHealthEQ

Alex De Winter

Managing Director, GE Ventures

Trevor J. Chaplick

Corporate Attorney and Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

David Dykeman

Shareholder and Patent Attorney, Greenberg Traurig

Arthur H. Combs, MD

Chief Medical Officer, MC10

Venk Varadan

Co-Founder and CEO, Nanowear

Frank McGillin

Chief Commercial Officer, Neurometrix

Doug Teany

COO, Corindus Vascular Robotics

Dr. Omar Amirana

CEO, LuxMed Systems, Inc.

Jeff Mann

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Cantel Medical

Charlie Attlan

Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Boston Scientific

Martha Shadan

President and CEO, Miach Orthopaedics, Inc.


Seaport World Trade Center
1 Seaport Ln, Boston, MA 02210
(617) 385-4000