On Wednesday, October 24, Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), will address participants at the Focused Ultrasound Foundation’s 6th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound in Reston, Virginia. A top healthcare advocate and policy expert, Whitaker will discuss the benefits of technology in medicine – including focused ultrasound – for improving the lives of patients and for society in general, as well as current challenges and obstacles facing the industry during an onstage interview.

AdvaMed is the world’s largest medical technology association. Its members make the medical devices, diagnostic products, and digital health systems that are transforming health care. As CEO, Whitaker is the voice of the medical technology industry and works with diverse stakeholder groups to advance medical technology innovation and timely patient access to next-generation treatments and cures.

“AdvaMed has become an ally for the Foundation as we share similar goals of accelerating new therapies and improving the lives of patients,” says Neal F. Kassell, MD, chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. “We are pleased to have Scott share his experience in medical technology innovation with Symposium participants and are eager to apply his insights as focused ultrasound moves ever closer to widespread commercialization.” 

“The life-changing innovations our industry produces are making such an impact on patients worldwide – allowing them to live longer, healthier, more productive lives,” says Whitaker. “Technologies such as focused ultrasound are part of the cutting-edge of advances that are providing solutions to our most vexing healthcare challenges, and I can’t wait to be part of the Symposium." 

Prior to AdvaMed, Whitaker was chief operating officer of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, and president of the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest biotech conference.

The 6th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound will take place October 21-25, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia. For more details and to register, please visit www.fusfoundation.org/symposium.