, March 16, 2020
/PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As Events Get Cancelled, New Online Gatherings will keep the MedTech Community Connected and Informed During the COVID-19 Crisis
The Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) announced today that out of an abundance of caution, MassMEDIC will suspend all in-person meetings for at least the next six weeks.
"MassMEDIC members are on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis and their health and wellbeing is of paramount importance to our community," said Brian Johnson
, president of MassMEDIC. "MassMEDIC will continue serving and supporting our membership. We are putting in place new online initiatives to help our members and the entire ecosystem stay connected and informed. We will provide more content online, including expanded webinars, the IGNITE program community website, and timely news and advice through social media and our newsletter. We are also launching an online town halla virtual gathering to enable conversation, learning and networking."
MassMEDIC is launching the "MedTech Virtual Town Hall" in part as an alternative to in-person events. The online video conference call will be held regularly and is open to all MassMEDIC members. These virtual gatherings are intended to keep our members up to date, to share knowledge on current issues impacting healthcare and our industry; and provide an ongoing opportunity for networking and discussion. This 45-minute interactive video chat will feature expert voices on a range of subjects including regulatory news, HR and remote working, innovation and our industry's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as break-out sessions of smaller groups.
The first MedTech Virtual Town Hall will take place on Thursday, March 19
at 12 pm ET
via Zoom and will be accessible via smartphone or laptop. To register go here. FDA and MDR experts will discuss how these unprecedented events are impacting medtech.
Spots will be limited and reserved on a first come first served basis. An audio recording of some Town Hall calls will be made available to all MassMEDIC members. Attendees will receive the attendee list.
Start up founders and CEOs are encouraged to apply for IGNITE 2020 at ignitemedtech.com. # # #
About MassMEDIC: The Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC), an organization of more than 300 manufacturers, suppliers, research institutions, and academic health centers, promotes the unique interests of the Bay State's
growing and vibrant medical device sector. Through a variety of programs, informational seminars, advocacy campaigns and other projects, MassMEDIC provides medical device manufacturers and suppliers with information on industry trends and regulatory policies and creates forums that allow members to exchange ideas and information on issues affecting the industry. For more information on MassMEDIC, visit http://www.massmedic.com.