On August 14, 2012, more than 130 medical device and diagnostic industry stakeholders, investors, innovators, service providers, and media joined officials from AdvaMed 2012: The MedTech Conference to mark the six-week countdown to the October 1-3, 2012 event. Boston is the first city outside of Washington, D.C., to host the annual medical technology conference—the largest dedicated gathering of senior industry leaders in North America.
As part of the kick-off event, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) previewed its MedTech Veterans Program (MVP) Boot Camp for Returning Heroes, which will be held in conjunction with AdvaMed 2012: The MedTech Conference. This program is recruiting qualified veterans seeking internships or full-time jobs in the medical technology industry.
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s grant for the MedTech Veterans Program totals $25,000. Danvers-based Abiomed will be matching that grant dollar-for-dollar, for a total of $50,000 in funding announced for the program.