The fifth Annual Medical Device Connectivity conference and exhibition will meet in Herndon, Va, on November 21-22. This year’s sessions tackle challenges related to connectivity and interoperability of medical devices, along with the impact of government regulation on the industry. The gathering is aimed at clinicians, medical device executives, consultants, and government officials.

Among the key issues to be addressed include patient safety and health IT. A keynote panel will examine the strides in medical technology enabled by connectivity and interoperability, as well as the dangers posed by evolving technologies. Other sessions will evaluate the benefits and risks posed from both risk management and regulation standpoints.

Related hot-button issues that have earned headlines include cybersecurity and alarm fatigue. A plenary panel discussion will explore how white-hat hackers have previously exposed vulnerabilities in medical devices and how new government requirements are setting higher premarket requirements for digital security. In a separate session, panelists from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Intermountain Healthcare will discuss the dangers posed by alarm fatigue and various methods clinicians and hospitals can use to combat it. 

Organizations partnering with the conference include ACCE, AAMI, and ECRI Institute. To view scheduled sessions, visit the conference homepage