Asia Pacific MedTech Forum 2019: Connecting Leaders, Connecting Care

The Asia Pacific MedTech Forum 2019 returns for its 5th edition, under the theme “Connecting Leaders, Connecting Care”. Hosted by the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association, (APACMed), the event will take place from 7-9 October at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Building the region’s ecosystem and catalysing change in healthcare

The Asia Pacific MedTechForum brings together all healthcare game changers from across the region, including:

  • Senior executives and regional leaders of the worlds’ largest medical device and in-vitro diagnostics companies
  • SMEs and start-ups in the field of medtech, health tech and digital health
  • Healthcare Providers from across the region
  • Government decision makers
  • Regulators
  • Academic institutions and researchers
  • Patient Advocacy Groups
  • Trade Associations and professional bodies

By 2020, the world will have 50 billion connected devices generating continuous data – what does this mean for technology-enabled integrated care delivery?

Improving digital connectivity between providers and patients is at the heart of a patient-centred connected care approach, which allows for remote communication, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring.

Fully leveraging the use of digital technologies and creating the conditions for a widespread adoption of Connected Care across Asia Pacific is critical to transform health care systems across the region and enable a more effective integration of care. Empowering patients and encouraging self-care can result in dramatic reductions in costs of chronic care treatment by keeping patients out of hospitals, and away from acute care.

Over two days, our speakers and panellists will explore the potential of Connected Care in solving the region’s vast healthcare needs by addressing the following themes:

  • Transformative impact of medical device connectivity
  • Demystifying connected health regulations
  • Cyber security in an increasingly connected healthcare system
  • Improving health outcomes with IoT, Big Data and AI
  • Scaling Innovations to transform care

For the first time, this year’s Asia Pacific MedTech Forum will feature a Connected Care Showcase, taking delegates through the patient journey from the operating room,  to the hospital ward to the connected home.

Join us for a highly charged Forum of curated sessions, demos, exhibits and networking. Whether you’re looking to gain deeper insights from leading experts and thought leaders; stay up-to-date with the most recent trends, network with the region’s leaders, spark business partnerships, or discover the latest product innovations, you cannot miss the fifth Asia Pacific MedTech Forum!

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About the Asia Pacific MedTech Forum 2018

The Asia Pacific MedTech Forum 2018, hosted by the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed), from 9-11 October at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, was the most successful to date!

With a record attendance of this year’s event was also momentous in that we successfully engaged both healthcare providers and startups from across the region.

Under the theme “Technology in Healthcare: Empowering Patients; Driving Outcomes”, the event brought together over 750 delegates from over 25 countries to address how emerging technologies, innovations in digital and data management, and advancements in medical technologies are impacting healthcare delivery in the region, and more importantly what this means for patients and providers of the future.

2018 MedTech Forum Speakers: 

  • Ashley McEvoy, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chairman, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson
  • Kevin A. Lobo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stryker
  • James Lim, Executive Vice President and President, Greater Asia Becton Dickinson
  • Vladimir Makatsaria, Chairman, Asia Pacific Medical Techology Association; Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Asia Pacific; Chairman, Johnson & Johnson China
  • Sanjay Prabhakaran, President Asia Pacific, Hologic
  • Rajkumar Narayanan, Region President, Alcon, Asia
  • Dr Zoran Bolevich, Chief Executive and Chief Information Officer, eHealth NSW
  • Neo Kah Yean, Senior Vice President, Commercialisation (Biomedical Sciences) Division, Exploit Technologies (ETPL)
  • Dr John Richard Thornback, Chief Operating Officer, Diagnostics Development Hub; Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd (ETPL); Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
  • Paul Grand, Chief Executive Officer, MedTech Innovator
  • Dr Anurag Mairal, Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Director of Global Outreach Programs, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Stanford University
  • Annette Hicks, Senior Health Advisor, IBM Watson Health
  • Dr Mark McClellan, Former FDA Commissioner, Director and Robert J. Margolis, MD, Professor of Business, Medicine and Policy
  • Dr Steven Tucker, Chief Medical Officer, CXA Group
  • Steve Leonard, Founding Chief Executive Officer, SGInnovate
  • Caroline Riady, Chief Executive Officer, Siloam Hospitals (Indonesia)
  • Chew Kwee Tiang, Chief Executive Officer, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital & Yishun Health
  • Gautam Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC, Mumbai, India
  • Associate Professor Keith Lim Hsiu Chin, Group Chief Value Officer, National University Health System
  • Dr Iain Tan, Senior Consultant GI Medical Oncologist, Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
  • Dr Natasha Reyes, Head of Operational Support Unit, Interim Executive Director, Médecins Sans Frontières

2018 MedTech Forum Programme Highlights

  • How can MedTechs help hospitals drive better outcomes?
  • Predicting and Inventing a new Era of Health with AI
  • How Disruptive Forces Are Reshaping MedTechs
  • Precision Medicine: Will it Deliver on its Promises?
  • The Future of Healthcare is Digital
    • Artificial Intelligence: The Emergence of Intelligence Care
    • Gamification and Virtual Reality: Enablers of Care for the Healthcare Industry
    • Blockchain in Value Based Health Care
    • Healthcare Systems in Transition and Market Access
  • Is there “Value” in Value Based Health Care?

Key Statistics

758  attendees
84 speakers
Participants from 25 countries
53 sponsors and exhibitors