Attendee Info

 Download the Schedule at a Glance

Orientation What you should know:
Scholars and Mentors, you will attend 45-minute orientation calls to be held on the following dates:

Scholars October 4 at 2pm Eastern
Mentors October 4 at 3pm Eastern

To join the call, dial 712.775.7100 pin 1071934# 

Registration What you should do now:
As soon as possible, 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 

Make your own arrangements for travel. Plan to arrive in Minneapolis by mid afternoon on Saturday, October 15th. Scholars: Plan to depart from Minneapolis late in the day on Wednesday, October 19th. You'll be attending AdvaMed 2016: The MedTech Conference that day. Mentors: Plan to depart after the SMDP MedTech Training Session ends on Monday, October 17th. Optionally you can attend AdvaMed 2016: The MedTech Conference October 17-19. If you plan to attend the AdvaMed Conference, or if you have any questions about travel please contact Dustie by email: 

Addresses Where to go:
Hotel Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown, 12 6th Street S, Minneapolis
Scholars a shared room reservation has already been made for you 
Mentors you will arrange your own accommodations 

Reception Saturday, October 15th at the Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
The reception begins at 6pm. Scholars & Mentors, you’re on the guest list.

Casual Dinner Sunday, October 16th at Kieran's Irish Pub, 85 North 6th Street, Minneapolis
The dinner begins at 5:30pm. Scholars & Mentors, you’re on the guest list.

SMPD MedTech Training Sessions hosted by St. Jude Medical at St. Paul Tech Center, One St. Jude Medical Drive, St. Paul, Minnesota 55117
Scholars, you will attend the training sessions with your Mentors

AdvaMed 2016: The MedTech Conference will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55403

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. 


Schedule at a Glance

SMDP Scholars & Mentors hotel Check-in
on Saturday, October 15th

Saturday, October 15th: Bakken Museum  

6-9pm Reception
Celebrating Mentoring & Diversity in MedTech 
hosted by Medtronic
(by invitation only)

Sunday, October 16th: St. Jude Medical

7:30-8:15am Registration & Breakfast 

8:15-5:30pm SMDP MedTech Training Session

5:30-8:30pm Informal Dinner

Monday, October 17th: St. Jude Medical 

7:30-8:15am Mentoring Breakfast (SMDP Scholars & Mentors draft Personalized Mentoring Plans) 

8:15-11:30am SMDP MedTech Training Session

11:30-3:30pm Site Visits (SMDP Scholars & TBD Mentors)

Afternoon AdvaMed 2016: The MedTech Conference

5:30-7pm AdvaMed Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 18thConvention Center 

7:30am-7pm AdvaMed 2016: The MedTech Conference

9:30-11pm MedTech After Party

Wednesday, October 19thConvention Center 

7:30am-4pm AdvaMed 2016: The MedTech Conference

Scholars & Mentors Depart

Have a question?
Contact Elisabeth Freeman at:
or call us at 951 599-4956.


AdvaMed 2016: The MedTech Conference Johnson & Johnson ICPD

Lead Sponsors

Major Sponsors

Program Sponsors
Edwards Lifesciences B. Braun Deloitte Dennis & Linda Fenton St. Jude

Support Sponsors