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HealthTech Week 2018

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This article was published on 18 May 2018

Explore the future of healthcare at HealthTech Week 2018.

11 - 15 June 2018

HealthTech Week 2018

About HealthTech Week 2018

Welcome to HealthTech Week 2018 and your opportunity to hear from some of the industry’s brightest leaders and to engage, discuss and debate the future of one of the most interesting and dynamic industries in the world today.

HealthTech Week 2018 brings you the brightest minds in the health industry including Google’s global head of healthcare solutions, Aashima Gupta, the director of global health systems policy for Medtronic Dr Gabriela Prada, Patrick Combes from Amazon AWS, Sarah Fitt, CEO of Pharmac and of course the new Minister of Health, the honourable David Clark among others.

Alongside our workshops and keynote speakers there’s also an opportunity to visit the MedTech Fair and also attend the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand Gala Dinner and Innovation Awards, which will celebrate the innovations and industry excellence throughout the entire medical device sector.

Callaghan Innovation is co-sponsoring this year’s HealthTech Innovation and Investment workshop which brings emerging HealthTech businesses and investors together.

So please join us in Auckland from June 11-15 for the one conference that is guaranteed to make a positive impact on the health and wealth of New Zealand.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers include:

Aashima Gupta

Aashima Gupta.
Global Head, Google Cloud Healthcare Solutions

Aashima spearheads Healthcare solutions for Google Cloud Services. In this role, she sets the direction for transformative Healthcare solutions.

Hear how Google Healthcare solutions have helped transform health care for the Chile Ministry of Health and the lessons for New Zealand from this project and more.

Patrick Combes

Patrick Combes.
World Wide Technical Leader – Amazon Web Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences

Based in Seattle, Patrick develops and implements strategic plans to engage customers and partners in the industry and leads the community of technically focused HCLS specialists within Amazon Web Services.

Hear how Amazon Web Services are thinking (and acting) big to bring efficiencies to Healthcare by transferring their expertise and scale from other sectors.

Hon Dr David Clark

The Hon Dr David Clark. 
Minister of Health

The Hon Dr David Clark will speak on the second day of the HealthTechWeek 2018 Conference (June 13th) giving his post budget perspective on the state of the New Zealand health system. 

Event Details

11 June – NZ Research and Clinical Trails Opportunities workshop

The workshop is designed to encourage stakeholders associated with medical device and digital health clinical trials to congregate and share knowledge in order to grow our New Zealand-based trials capability and enhance the lives of patients.

12-13 June – HealthTech Conference, MedTech Fair, Gala Dinner and Innovation Awards

Join the important discussions regarding future trends, New Zealand market access and regulations for medical technology.

13 June - MedTech CoRE Annual Conference and CoRE showcase

Join us for the fourth annual MedTech CoRE Conference and industry showcase. The conference covers diverse topics of cutting-edge healthcare technologies developed by the MedTech CoRE and our partners, with an emphasis on research, design, clinical validation and implementation, and commercialisation.

14 June - Innovation & Investment Workshop

Callaghan Innovation, in conjunction with CMDT and MTANZ will hold the HealthTech Innovation & Investment Workshop as part of HealthTech Week. The workshop morning session will introduce eight new or emerging MedTech entities that have had little or no exposure to the New Zealand investor network. An afternoon session will then feature speakers on the theme of “Accelerate and Scale”. There will also be an interactive Q&A session with a workshop panel.

14 June - ABI MedTech Talk

Join us again this year for another exciting MedTech Talk hosted by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.  This talk will run as an interactive panel talk showcasing the latest developments of our research to the public and also acts a good networking opportunity. More details to follow.

Register online now

This is New Zealand’s premier health-tech event, so register online for HealthTech 2018 events now.

For more information see the HealthTech Week 2018 website.