MedTech Women@SEMDA Conference

You’ve heard their names, you might even be connected on LinkedIn — but there is no better way to build your connections and advance your career than by meeting industry leaders in person.


October 27, 2016

Meet the Brightest Female Medtech Executives

The inaugural Medtech Women@SEMDA conference is a half-day, information-packed program followed by a networking reception. There will be plenty of time to connect while you gain insights from some of the region’s most highly regarded medtech leaders – both male and female.

Although Medtech Women@SEMDA is dedicated to advancing opportunities for women in medtech, this is not an event just for women.

There will be something for everyone!

Topics such as capital formation, product development, and leadership are not gender-specific.

Registration is Now Open!

MedTech Women@SEMDA Conference is October 27, 2016

Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Historic Academy of Medicine


1:00pm Welcome & Overview
1:30pm Keynote: “Access to Capital for Women in Medtech”
Speaker: Julie Lenzer, Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Economic Development Administration, US Department of Commerce
Panel Discussion: Julie Lenzer, Tom Callaway, & Tiffany Wilson
2:15pm Networking Break
2:30pm Panel Discussion: “Concept to Market: Fast Forward Product Development to Address Unmet Needs”
Amy Baxter, President and CEO, MMJ Labs
Lisa Kudlacz – General Manager, Halyard
Karen Zaderej, President, CEO, & Director, AxoGen
Dr. Rebecca Levit, Emory School of Medicine
Dr. Jayne Morgan, Piedmont Heart Institute (Moderator)
3:30pm Panel Discussion: “Building a Successful Career in the Medtech Industry”
Lisa Ashby, President Carestream Dental
Dr. Pamela Bhatti, Associate Professor, GA Tech
Susan Kushins, Director of Strategic Marketing, Medtronic
William A. Matthews, Partner with Heidrick & Struggles
Christin Scifert, MRC/X (Moderator)
4:30pm Networking Break
4:45pm Keynote: Lessons Learned in MedTech:  A Leadership Journey
Martha Goldberg Aronson, Corporate Board Member
5:30pm Networking Reception


Prices Until October 23rd

  • SEMDA Members
  • SEMDA Non-Members
    $ $199


Prices October 23rd – 27th

  • SEMDA Members
  • SEMDA Non-Members

Thank You to Our Sponsors!





About Medtech Women@SEMDA

Medtech Women@SEMDA is a group dedicated to enhancing opportunities for women in the medtech industry. The group’s founding Advisory Board represents an impressive group of women from industry, medicine, and academia that are passionate about supporting women at all levels in their careers. SEMDA will be organizing various networking events across the region as well as webinars on a range of topics to promote leadership development and deep understanding of different industry issues. All members of the SEMDA community are encouraged to participate.