Educational Agenda for Orlando?s FIME Show 2018 announced

Posted by highland82 on July 12th, 2018

More than 24,200 healthcare trade professionals to learn about the latest developments in patient safety, digital healthcare, supply chain and procurement and investment opportunities

July 04, 2018 - Orlando, Florida: Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, the worlds leading publishing and exhibitions company, has announced the educational agenda for the 28th FIME Exhibition & Congress taking place from July 17 – 19, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Visitors to FIME 2018, the largest international exhibition for affordable healthcare solutions across North and Latin America, will be able to attend a series of insightful accredited conferences that will focus on infection control, digital healthcare and healthcare supply chain and procurement, whilst the trade seminar will discuss investment opportunities in North America, as well as provide market insights, trade prospects and regulatory affairs for market entry to the US, Latin America, China, Asia, APAC and Europe.

According to Gil Alejo, Exhibition Manager, FIME: “Informa’s motto of ‘Exhibition with Education” has been well received at the FIME show in previous years and thousands of delegates are expected to attend the multi-specialty three-day conference and seminar program this month. We are privileged to be able to welcome some of the most respected and knowledgeable experts from various medical specialities who will be sharing their insights on the challenges and opportunities the future of the industry.”

One of the key themes discussed at this year’s meeting will be patient safety and quality control; in particular, the fresh perspectives on healthcare imperatives relating to infection prevention, infectious diseases, public health and healthcare epidemiology. Chairing the Patient Safety & Quality Congress for 2018 is Kelly Pyrek, Editor in Chief of Infection Control Today Magazine from Phoenix, Arizona, alongside activity director Anthony Warmuth, who is the Enterprise Quality Administrator at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

“Cyber security is another major conversation focus at FIME 2018,” says Alejo. “Delegates at the Digital Healthcare Conference will also offer practical advice on assessing how disruptive technologies and innovations can impact the healthcare ecosystem, and will discuss how connected health technologies can support delivery of new models of care, as well as the implementation of practical strategies to protect patient data and facilities from growing cyber security threats, among other topics.”

Attendees will hear from industry experts such as Dr Kendall Cortelyou-Ward, Associate Professor, Health Informatics and Information Management, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA; Kelly McLendon, Managing Partner, Compliance Pro Solutions, Titusville, Florida, USA; and, Justin Barnes, HIT advisor, Chairman Emeritus, HIMSS EHR Association, Co-Founder, Health Innovation Think Tank, and radio host of “This Just In” and HIMSS Radio, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Meanwhile, key topics at the Healthcare Supply Chain and Procurement Conference include clinically integrated networks: challenges and opportunities, value chain transformation and patient engagement, investment protection, device tracking, contract compliance and quality control, as well as supply chain importance to patient care. Under the theme of New frontiers in supply chain management, the conference will be chaired by Magdalena Ferrari del Sel, Regulatory Affairs International Senior Consultant, MMGC SRL, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Mónica Mabel Guaita, CEO and Founding Partner, MMGC SRL, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The free-to-attend Medical Devices International Trade Seminar will take the approach of exploring opportunities in an evolving market. Delegates will get the chance to understand the trends in the US health devices market, capture new markets by understanding the global opportunities available and review trade regulations in emerging markets, among other new trends.

This year, FIME is co-located with MEDLAB Americas, a dedicated area for medical laboratories, and together the trade show will attract more than 1,200 medical device manufactures from 42 countries and will welcome more than 24,200 healthcare trade professionals looking to source products and medical services from across the continent.

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