News Release Provided By MichBio
The medical devices sector in Michigan employs over 11,600 people across some 300 companies, contributes more than $14 billion to the economy, and sustains some of the highest paying jobs in the state. By some estimates, Michigan's device industry now ranks as 10th largest in the U.S.
The Michigan Medical Device Summit will explore the challenges, opportunities, and timely issues facing the statewide device sector. Walk away with insights about product development, compliance and risk management, and supply chain best practices, and more, against a backdrop of a rapidly changing global business landscape. Highlights of this all-day event will be an FDA Town Hall and the latest in public policy, both with immense implications for device companies.
Thought-provoking content from industry leaders and panel discussions, and opportunities for exceptional networking awaits at the Michigan Medical Device Summit. Please join us.
Registration opens April 1st: https://www.michbio.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1213605&group=
Jeffrey Shuren, MD, JD
Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Jeffrey Shuren is the Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at the FDA. He previously served as Acting Center Director.
Dr. Shuren has held various policy and planning positions within FDA from 1998 to 2009, including Acting Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, and Budget; Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning; and Special Counsel to the Principal Deputy Commissioner.
Dr. Shuren is board certified in Neurology and served as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati. In 1998, Dr. Shuren joined FDA as a Medical Officer in the Office of Policy. In 2000, he served as a detailee on the Senate HELP Committee. In 2001, he became the Director of the Division of Items and Devices in the Coverage and Analysis Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
From 1998 to 2003, he served as a Staff Volunteer in the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Cognitive Neuroscience Section supervising and designing clinical studies on human reasoning. Dr. Shuren returned to FDA as the Assistant Commissioner for Policy in 2003, and assumed his current position in September 2009.
Chief Advocay Officer, Head of External Affairs
Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
Greg Crist is Chief Advocacy Officer and Head of External Affairs of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the world's leading medical device technology trade association. In his role, Greg is responsible for the association's advocacy efforts, representing industry interests from tax and trade policies through regulatory issues before the FDA, CMS, EPA and other federal agencies. Greg also leads the public affairs team, responsible for all research, message development and communications for more than 400 global medtech companies.
Prior to his time at AdvaMed, Greg served as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for the American Health Care Association, representing more than 16,000 long-term and post-acute care centers. During this tenure, Greg was responsible for all external communications with the media and aligned health care organizations, as well as all internal communications with more than 4 million health care providers. Greg was also publisher for Provider magazine - the profession's flagship publication.
Greg has extensive experience in utilizing media strategies for positive legislative outcomes. Prior to joining AdvaMed, he was Senior Vice President for Dutko Worldwide/Grayling. During this time, he launched and directed Strategy 360 -- specializing in crisis communications, polling and research
Greg spent four years as the personal aide and press secretary to Virginia Governor George Allen, then logged seven years in various congressional House leadership roles, including the Ways and Means Committee, the House Majority Leader, and the House Republican Conference.
Greg is a graduate of The College of William & Mary where he earned his degree in Public Policy. He is also a Sorensen Fellow at the University of Virginia - a program dedicated to ethics and public policy. He lives in Alexandria with his wife and son.