Australia’s medical technology sector assemble for AusMedtech 2019


After much anticipation, the AusMedtech 2019 programme has been released, and with the theme ‘Bionics and beyond’, it is filled with innovative devices, ideas and discussions.

AusMedtech 2019 will be held in Melbourne from 14 - 15 May at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

The medical technology industry is growing worldwide and Australia is poised to become a world-leader, supported by strong capabilities in areas such as genomic medicine, digital health and precision medicine.

AusBiotech is dedicated to showcasing these strengths, and the 2019 conference will once again present issues critical to industry.

With an engaging line up of keynote speakers and knowledgeable panellists, delegates will hear industry expertise, insight and commentary on a range of topics both practical and inspirational.

Programme highlight: digital health

A new ANDHealth report, The Digital Health: Creating A New Growth Industry for Australia, concludes that “in order to fully realise our potential as a global digital health leader we need to build an integrated ecosystem that supports the growth and establishment of this nascent industry. We have experience and capability in doing this, as proven by our biopharmaceutical and medical devices industries.”

ANDHealth’s CEO and Founder Bronwyn Le Grice will chair a digital health plenary featuring clinician and entrepreneur Dr Yossi Bahagon.

As a world leader in digital healthcare, Dr Bahagon has led the digitisation vision of the Israeli healthcare system. His talk will cover ethics, lessons learned, data sensitivity and security in the set-up of a huge healthcare database to create an innovative ecosystem, bridging start-up spirit with healthcare traditionalism.

Dr Bahagon will address a patient’s partnership role in the future of their personalised medicine and the relevance of the Israeli digital health revolution to the Australian healthcare system.

According to Ms Le Grice, “Australia is considered a global leader in health and medical research. We’re also early adopters of new technology and have an abundance of innovative ideas. These are the key ingredients needed to nurture commercially viable and resilient fast-growth companies in emerging sectors, like digital health.

"However, in order to succeed, there needs to be widespread understanding that the digital health sector goes beyond health information technology and infrastructure, and that it is not simply medical technology by another name in a commercialisation context. As we look to build this industry, international experts like Yossi, can bring enormous insights to bear on how we build a vibrant and robust digital health sector, for the benefit of all Australians."

Register now to connect with like-minded leaders growing the Australian and global medtech industry. Secure your early bird registration by Friday 15 March to save up to $150.

AusBiotech is proudly partnering with the Victorian State Government to deliver this year’s conference.