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Webinars

The following is a partial list of Webinars hosted by the U.S. Commercial Service Healthcare Team.

Featured Upcoming Webinars:

  • Success in the European Medical Device Market and Medica 2016 – October 5, 2016

Come prepared and listen to several experts in the areas of EU medical device regulations, insurance company reimbursement, logistics, and key market trends. Medical device sales in the EU account for $122.5 billion (€95 billion) in yearly revenue – one-third of the global market. This webinar is designed for both Medica exhibitors and non-exhibitors. Complete details on the event may be found in a pdf file here: http://bit.ly/2b5lhoO or register online at http://tinyurl.com/medicaldevicereg.


Recent and Archived Webinars:

  • eHealth Week Webinar – April 18, 2016
    eHealth week (June 8-10, 2016), the largest gathering of the European eHealth community, took place in Amsterdam, featuring innovative e-health solutions, high-level government officials, industry executives, and civil society representatives from around Europe will gather in Amsterdam in June.

    In support of U.S. companies attending eHealth Week, the U.S. Commercial Service offered several optional programs available to you upon request, including a flat 10% discount rate on the conference registration, an exclusive invitation to a VIP Reception, one-on-one meetings with country specialists, country briefings, and much more! A webinar was held on April 18 at 8:00 am pacific/11:00 am eastern time. For more information contact Audrey Goldsmith at Audrey.Goldsmith@trade.gov.
  • Healthcare Industry Opportunities in South Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Serbia – April 19, 2016
    Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Romania are in the process of achieving structural reforms in healthcare. The U.S. Commercial Service held a no-cost webinar to discuss how these reforms are taking place and to help companies learn market entry strategies. For questions please contact Crystal Mills, Crystal.Mills@trade.gov, tel: (504) 589-6547.


  • Opportunities in the Asian Medical Device Markets – February 25, 2016
    Asia is a market of growing opportunity. This webinar, presented by Pacific Bridge Medical, outlined business and regulatory trends in China, Japan, India, and other Asian markets. Any questions contact Shelby Peterson, Shelby.Peterson@trade.gov, tel: 801-524-3091.
  • Opportunities in China’s Medical Device Market – March 3, 2016
    The medical device market is one of China’s fastest growing industries, and in 2013, it surpassed Japan to become the second largest medical device market in the world. The U.S. Commercial Service provided an overview of the China medical device market focusing on product readiness, the regulatory environment, how to successfully enter the market, protecting your Intellectual Property, opportunities around the 2016 CMEF Show, and more. Any questions contact David Edmiston, David.Edmiston@trade.gov, tel: 612-348-1644.
  • Healthcare Market Trends and Opportunities in Saudi Arabia & Kuwait – December 9, 2015
    The U.S. Commercial Service offices in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait held a webinar to discuss their respective healthcare markets, specifically trends and opportunities in hospital operation and management, education and training services, eHealth and Health Information Systems. Government officials and private sector experts shared their visions for the current and future direction of the healthcare sector, given that both the Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti governments are heavily investing in this sector. The U.S. Commercial Service also shared information about a planned healthcare trade mission to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait April 23-28, 2016. For more information, contact LeeAnne Haworth, LeeAnne.Haworth@trade.gov, tel:412-644-2816.
  • Arab Health 2016 Webinar – November 3, 2015
    Arab Health is the largest healthcare exhibition & congress in the Middle East, and the second largest in the world. Now heading into its 41st year, there is no more influential event for the global healthcare market to meet, learn, and do business.  The U.S. Commercial Service held an informative webinar to help identify and understand opportunities available at Arab Health 2016.  For more information, contact Melissa Grosso or Koreen Grube.


  • EU Medical Device Regulations Update – February 24, 2015
    Industry experts discussed what current and upcoming changes to expect with regards to EU Regulations for Medical Devices.  Topics covered included the EU legislative process (implementation and deadlines); new provisions (requirements and compliance); clinical evaluation; labeling; use of EU harmonized standards; unannounced visits by Notified Bodies; RoHS2001/65/EC impact on medical devices; and impact on authorized representative (mandate). See the webinar slides HERE. For more information, please contact Koreen Grube.

  • Europe Health IT Webinar Series – January 9; January 14; February 19, 2014
    Series of three regionally-focused webinars designed for U.S. health IT firms interested in entering or expanding into the European market. Overview of the Healthcare and Health IT landscape in key European markets. If you have any questions about this series, please contact Jetta DeNend.
  • Healthcare Opportunities in the Middle East – January 15, 2014
    Commercial Service representatives from the region and distinguished experts discussed market potential and strategies for success, including information on our programs at Arab Health, January 27-30, 2014. Detailed information about the Middle East and best prospects for sales; how to understand barriers and implement strategies for successful sales and market entry; U.S. Commercial Service programs presented at Arab Health, the largest healthcare trade show in the Middle East and a hub for business in the region. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Berton.
  • Review of EU Medical Device Legislation Webinar – January 28, 2014
    Europe’s changing regulatory landscape is creating challenges and opportunities for companies active in the medical sector. Webinar focused on these changes, featuring the U.S. Commercial Service and expert guest speaker on a highly informational 90 minute webinar. For more information contact Dusan Marinkovic or Sylvia Mohr - Dusan.Marinkovic@trade.gov or Sylvia.Mohr@trade.gov.

  • Dental Market in the UAE
    The Middle East is a vibrant and growing market for dental products and represents a great opportunity to expand your international sales. Join the U.S. Commercial Service on November 7th for an informative webinar about the region.
  • China Dental Webinar
    This 2012 webinar focused on the increasing demand for dental products in China. As many Chinese are paying increasing attention to their appearance and health in the wake of their increased living standards, the demand for up-to-date dental services is growing. Of China’s 1.3 billion plus people, 50 percent of the adults and 70 percent of the children have decayed tooth problems, and over 90 percent of the people have periodontal disease. The increase of special dental hospitals or clinics has also contributed the growing demand for dental equipment. Expert speakers were from the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Intellectual Property Rights) and partner Reed Exhibitions
  • Germany: Top Choice for Medical Technology
    U.S. Commercial Service webinar to help gain expertise in using Germany as your gateway into the European Union as well as understanding the reimbursement challenges faced by American companies selling to the German Healthcare Market. The German Healthcare Market is the largest in Europe. It was 11.6 % of GDP (2009); employed 5.4 million people; and accounted for expenditures of € 278.3 billion in 2009. According to the German Medical Technology Association (BVMed), the medical devices segment employed 170,000 and generated expenditures of
    € 25 billion in 2009.

China Medical Market, IVD Market, and CMEF
Webinar to help companies see how they can benefit from the rapid growth and development of the healthcare sector in China.


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