Health Tech Events to Attend in Austin This Week

Medicine doctor working computer interfaceIt’s a busy week in Austin and for Austin Startups.

Not only is Austin Startup Week taking place and SXSL at the Whitehouse on Monday, but MedTechTX 2016, put on by the Texas State Small Business Development Center in partnership with the Austin Technology Council, kicks off its two-day conference on Monday.

The program begins at 1 p.m. at the Radisson Downtown Austin at 111 Cesar Chavez at Congress. The opening keynote features Dr. Vonda Wright, orthopaedic surgeon, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, medical director of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex and founder of the Women’s Health Conversations Conference. Her talk is on Building Clinical Champions: Healthcare is a Team Sport.

The event agenda is posted online. If you’re not able to attend, you can follow it in real time at We will be live blogging the event on our website. The hashtag for the event is #MedTechTX2016. Check out posts on Twitter from @ATCouncil @TxStateSBDC and @SiliconHillsNews.

After the panels, a networking reception sponsored by Lee & Hayes runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by ATC Battle of the Tech Bands at The Mohawk at 912 Red River St.

MedTechTX 2016 continues Tuesday morning and runs through the afternoon. Silicon Hills News will be live blogging day two of the conference as well. Check out the coverage on our website in real time and follow along with the #MedTechTX2016 hashtag.

On Wednesday, the MPO Summit starts Wednesday morning in the ballroom of the Austin Hilton at 8:30 a.m. with a welcome address from Howard Revitch, MPO/ODT publisher and Sean Fenske, MPO/ODT editor. Next, Thomas R. Kowalski, president and CEO of the Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute gives an overview of the industry in Texas with a focus on the medical device sector.

The full agenda for the two day conference can be found here.

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