MPP 2020 - Call for abstracts

Basel, 30 January 2020

The Medtech & Pharma Platform is pleased to launch the Call for Abstracts for the Medtech & Pharma Platform 2020 Annual Conference (MPP2020) to be held on 22nd-23rd October 2020 in Basel.

The theme for MPP2020 will be “Achieving patient centricity under the new MDR - balancing stakeholder interests”. With the EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) transition deadline expiring this year on the 26th May, the conference theme recognizes the need to involve and understand the contributions of various stakeholders in developing and marketing safe and effective patient-centric medical devices that meet the requirements of the MDR.

The Call for Abstracts categories for MPP2020 abstract submissions, address five major areas that present both opportunities and challenges for combined products and complex medical devices. These categories explore how the medtech, pharma and software industries can utilize “new technologies to improve patient outcomes and accessibility”, the impacts of changes that these industries and other stakeholders face due to “MDR implementation and the evolving medical device ecosystem”, approaches to “innovation for successful development of healthcare products”, the potential of “value-based healthcare in the combined products field” and achieving patient-centric medical products by effectively incorporating “patient/user needs in development of combined products”.

Full details on Call for Abstracts categories, sub-topics of interest and the submission form can be found on the MPP Call for Abstracts webpage. The deadline for abstract submissions is the 9th March 2020, with assessment and selection by the MPP2020 Program Committee, comprising medical device experts from leading medtech and pharma companies.