If you have money left in your 2011 T&E budget, I suggest buying tickets now to fly to two first-rate shows and conferences in 2012 for medical designers and processors.
First up is Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West being held Feb. 13-16 in Anaheim, CA. Owned by the same company that publishes this Web site, MD&M has spawned many regional shows around the USA, but for my money, the Anaheim show remains the most interesting.
It was the original major medical device event, and I think has grown tremendously because of the quality of its conference in particular. For many years, speakers from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) offered nuts and bolts ideas on how to work through ever-changing regulatory minefields. Christy Foreman, director of the FDA's Office of Device Evaluation, will open the conference Monday, Feb. 13 with a talk on "Meeting FDA's Expectations for High-Quality Submissions"....