SMDP MedTech 2019 - Attendee Info

Orientation calls
Scholars and Mentors attend 45-minute orientation calls to be held on the following dates:

Scholars Sept 12, 19 at 2pm EST
Mentors Sept 12, 19 at 3pm EST

Dial: 712.775.7100
Access code: 1071934#

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What you should do now
If you have not already done so, send these items to:

  1. A good quality digital color photograph of you
    (jpg format, your head and shoulders only, with a plain background behind you)

  2. A two-paragraph professional biography written in 3rd person. This is simply an introduction which outlines your career background, education, and any information you would like your mentor/mentee to know about you. Feel free to include one line about your personal interests/hobbies.

Make your own arrangements for travel. Plan to arrive in Boston by mid afternoon on Saturday, September 21st.
Scholars: Plan to depart from Boston late in the day on Wednesday, September 25th. You'll be attending The MedTech Conference that day. 

Mentors: Plan to depart after the SMDP MedTech Training Session ends on Monday, September 23rd. Optionally you can attend The MedTech Conference September 23-25. Please notify us if you plan to attend The MedTech Conference, or if you have any questions about travel. Contact Dustie by email: 

Addresses Where to go:
Host Hotel Element Boston Seaport,
391 D Street, Boston, MA 02210

Scholars a shared room has been reserved for you 
Mentors you will arrange your own accommodation

Reception Saturday, Sept 21st
at MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
The reception begins at 6pm. Scholars & Mentors, you’re already on the guest list and do not need to rsvp.

Casual Dinner Sunday, Sept 22nd 
at Wahlburgers, 9th District Avenue, Boston, MA 02125

The dinner begins at 6:00pm. Scholars & Mentors, you’re already on the guest list.

SMPD MedTech Training Sessions 
Sunday, Sept 22nd - will be held at

DePuy Synthes, 
325 Paramount Dr., Raynham, MA

Monday, Sept 23rd - will be held at 

DePuy Synthes, 
325 Paramount Dr., Raynham, MA

Site visit at Medtronic, 100 Hampshire St, Building #3, Mansfield, MA 02048

Scholars, you will attend the training sessions with your Mentors

The MedTech Conference will be held at the 

The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 
415 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

 you do NOT need to contact The MedTech Conference for this. Simply send an email to indicating that you would like to attend the MedTech Conference. Your registration information will be provided during the SMDP MedTech Training Session.


Meals will be provided during the SMDP MedTech Training Session. Please let us know if you have any specific food allergies or dietary restrictions by sending an email to 

How to dress and what to bring? Business attire with comfortable shoes. Scholars, bring 100 business cards and 10 copies of your Resume. Mentors, we encourage you to bring plenty of business cards as well.

Mentee/Mentee pairing 
will be announced during a morning session on Sunday, September 22nd.

SMDP Portal is used to manage your mentoring plan and access ongoing career training materials. A profile is create for all SMDP participants, so you  can log on to connect with other Scholars, Mentors and company  representatives. You'll receive your username and password for the SMDP Mentoring Portal by email before you arrive in Philadelphia. An orientation for the SMDP Portal will also be provided during the SMDP MedTech training session.

Schedule at a Glance 

SMDP Scholars & Mentors hotel Check-in
on Saturday, September 21st

Saturday, Sept 21st:
6-9pm Reception at
MIT Museum, 365 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02139
Celebrating Mentoring & Diversity in Medical Technology 
(by invitation only)

Sunday, Sept 22nd
7:30-5:30pm SMDP MedTech Training Session at 

DePuy Synthes, 
325 Paramount Dr., Raynham, MA

6:30-8pm Informal Dinner
Wahlburgers, 9th District Avenue, Boston, MA 02125

Monday, Sept 23rd: 
7:30-11:30am SMDP MedTech Training Session at 

DePuy Synthes, 
325 Paramount Dr., Raynham, MA

lunch and site tour at: Medtronic, 100 Hampshire St, Building #3, Mansfield, MA 02048

2pm Departure to The MedTech Conference

5:30-7pm AdvaMed Welcome Reception

Tuesday, Sept 24thThe Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
7:30am-5:15pm The MedTech Conference

5:15pm-7pm AdvaMed Networking Reception

9:30-11pm - MedTech After Party

Wednesday, Sept 25th
The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
The MedTech Conference

Have a question?

Contact Dustie Savage at:
or call us at 951 599-4956.



Thanks to our sponsors

Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson MD&D Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Amgen Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of J&J
ICPD Pfizer The MedTech Conference
Baxter Abbott Merck Medtronic Genentech
B. Braun Medical, Inc. Boston Scientific Dennis & LInda Fenton Edwards Lifesciences