Healthtech Week

HealthTech Conference 2019


Date:  Tuesday 2 - Wednesday 3 July 2019
Venue:  Cordis Hotel, 83 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010

New Zealand’s medical technology sector is known for innovation and excellence. In the face of rapid change, our focus is on improving the health of all New Zealanders.

Join the discussions about regulations for medical technology, market access, future trends and other current issues.

Tuesday 2 July

Start End TUESDAY 2 JULY Speaker
7.30 9.00 Registration open
Exhibition open and Welcome refreshments
 9.00 9.10

Opening remarks
Conference Moderator: Penny Tucker 
Erin Currie, Chair Medical Technology Association of NZ
Dr Diana Siew, Strategic Partnerships, MedTech Centre of Research Excellence

Penny Tucker

Erin Currie

Dr Diana Siew

 9.10 9.40

Minister of Health: Opening address
Hon Dr David Clark, Minister of Health, Associate Minister of Finance

Hon Dr David Clark
 9.40 10.30

Opening keynote international speaker
Sir Andrew Dillon CEO National Institute of Care Excellence (N.I.C.E.) UK

Sir Andrew Dillon
  The evolution of centralised procurement in New Zealand
New Zealand is committed to centralising health technology assessment, capping the funding and managing all national procurement of medical technology under PHARMAC. With no precedent globally, how can the industry understand this, and deliver the requirements of a single decision-maker? Can we achieve this while striving for better patient outcomes?
 11.00 11.30

Global health technology assessment best practice as observed first hand 
Professor Stephen Munn, Transplant Surgeon, Director of Abdominal Transplant Services, Auckland DHB

Professor Stephen Munn
 11.30 12.00

PHARMAC’s next stage for medical devices

 Sarah Fitt
 12.00 12.30 Health Technology Assessment for medical devices in a central system
Liesl Strachan, Global Health Policy, Reimbursement & Health Economics Medtronic
 Liesl Strachan
 12.30 13.00

Panel:  Health technology assessment for medical devices in a central system
Liesl Strachan, Medtronic
Professor Stephen Munn, Auckland DHB
Sir Andrew Dillon, CEO NICE
Pieter Wijnhoud, CEO Obex Medical
David Darling, CEO Pacific Edge
Deborah Riley, PEHNZ Representative

Liesl Strachan
Prof Stephen Munn
Sarah Fitt
Sir Andrew Dillon
Pieter Wijnhoud
David Darling
Deborah Riley
  Innovation and Value 
The pace of change is growing, as are the time lines and complexity for market access in New Zealand. We have an enviable reputation for embracing innovation in medical technology. How can we preserve this culture, and the benefits that flow to patients?
14.00 15.00 A showcase of NZ innovation 
Garth Sutherland
CEO Surgical Design Studio
Professor Rod Dunbar,
Director, Maurice Wilkins Centre, Auckland
Dr Carl Horsley,
Intensivist Counties Manukau DHB

Garth Sutherland
Professor Rod Dunbar

Dr Carl Horsley
 15.30 16.00  An insight into a digital future for real world evidence
Shayne Hunter
, Deputy Director General of Data & Digital, Ministry of Health
Shayne Hunter
 16.00 16.20 Government priorities for the health and disability system Bronwyn Croxson, Chief Economist, Ministry of Health  Bronwyn Croxson
 16.20 16.40 NZ Health Partnerships' New Plan
Colin Hui,
General Manager NZ Health Partnerships
Colin Hui
 16.40 17.00 All you need to know about cyber security
Dana-Megan Rossi,
Associate Director, Product Security Operations, BD
Dana-Megan Rossi
  Patient perspectives 
Healthcare users will talk about their personal experiences with medical technology and the implications of changing technology on their quality of life. What do they say is important, to enable them to engage in a fulfilling and productive life?
 17.00 17.20 A group of patients will share their stories   
 17.20   Summary of the day  
 17.30   Close  
 17.30 18.30 Welcome reception

HealthTech Week Gala Dinner
James & Wells MTANZ Innovation Award & MTANZ Manufacturing Export Award

GUEST SPEAKER: Tom Scott, comedian, cartoonist, writer



Tom Scott

*Some invited speakers are not yet confirmed and programme is subject to change.

Wednesday 3 July

Start End WEDNESDAY 3 JULY 2019 Speaker
8.00 9.00 Registration open
Exhibition open and welcome refreshments
 9.00 9.10 Welcome and opening:Conference Moderator Penny Tucker 
 9.10 9.40

Implementing Value Based Healthcare 
Ron Tenenbaum, 
CEO and Founder, The Clinician

Ron Tenenbaum
 9.40 10.00

AI in Healthcare
Kate Reid, Director-Consulting, Deloitte
Aravind Subramanian, Director-Consulting, Deloitte

Kate Reid
Aravind Subramanian

  Shaping the new regulations for medical devices
As New Zealand looks to introduce its own legislation for therapeutic products, it also needs to understand and use the significant new European Union regulations. There will be an enormous impact on all phases of the CE Mark process, including pre-market approval, data requirements and post-market surveillance. How can we draw on global best practice and not duplicate and disrupt processes here?
10.10 10.30

Keynote international speaker
Diana Kanecka, General Manager International Affairs, MedTech Europe

Diana Kanecka
11.00 11.30

Medsafe and Therapeutic Products Bill
Chris James, General Manager, Medsafe

Chris James
 11.30 12.00 Panel:  Therapeutic Products Bill 

Chris James, General Manager Medsafe
Diana Kanecka, General Manager International Affairs MedTech Europe
Lachlan McKenzie, Regulatory Affairs Principal, Stryker
James Thompson, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Richard Plowright, Managing Director NZ Medical & Scientific

Chris James
Diana Kanecka
Lachlan McKenzie
James Thompson
Richard Plowright

 12.00 13.00 Therapeutic Products Legislation interactive workshop
Facilitated by Medsafe
  Industry outlook and insights
From precision medicine, connected platforms and apps to artificial intelligence, data and media, the future of healthcare is changing rapidly. As advances drive better customer experiences and adherence, patient outcomes are improving. How can New Zealand access the value and benefits of next generation healthcare innovations? What insights can we gain into our own medical technology development?
 14.00 14.30 Deloitte industry overview & economic outlook
Paul Shallard,
Partner, Deloitte
 Paul Shallard
 14.30 15.00

Panel discussion:  International and national trends for industry
Paul Shallard, Partner, Deloitte
Faye Sumner CEO MTANZ
Diana Kanecka, GM, International Affairs MedTech Europe
Ian Burgess, CEO, MTAA
Alex Best, Senior Government Affairs & Policy Manager, Johnson & Johnson


Paul Shallard
Faye Sumner
Diana Kanecka
Ian Burgess
Alex Best

 15.00 15.10 Summary and Q & A  
 15.10   Close  
 15.30 16.00 Afternoon Tea  
 16.00 17.30 MTANZ AGM (members only)  
 17.30 18.30 Networking drinks with MedTech CoRE delegates  Sponsored by XE

Contact Information

For REGISTRATION queries please contact:

Medical Technology Association of NZ
Tel:+64 9 917 3645
Fax:+64 9 917 3651

Venue Information

Cordis Hotel
83 Symonds Street
Auckland City
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

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