2024 PDA Medical Devices and Connected Health Conference

From Pilot to Population – A Roadmap for Successful Digital Health

Antwerp, Belgium
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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Scientific Program Planning Committee and PDA, we are proud to present the third edition of the PDA Medical Devices and Connected Health Conference and warmly invite you to join us in Antwerp/Belgium.

Digitization and digitalization are transforming the healthcare industry, and connected health solutions are at the forefront of this revolution. These solutions, which involve data platforms, software, and sensors, have the potential to empower patients to manage their diagnosis and treatments more effectively, while at the same time reducing the burden for healthcare professionals, resulting in increased efficiency in healthcare systems.

However, digital health is also confronted with the variety and complexity of medical device and pharmaceutical regulatory schemes as well as the management of data security to ensure privacy and inhibit misuse.

The theme of ‘From pilot to population - a roadmap to successful digital health’ is particularly relevant in this context. It highlights the need for a comprehensive and systematic approach to digital health at a scale that takes into account the entire healthcare ecosystem, from patients to healthcare providers, regulators, and insurance companies. As the shift of healthcare from hospital to home continues, there are also opportunities for digital solutions to leave a positive impact on the environmental footprint.

We believe that an open dialogue and experience exchange between all parties involved is the most appropriate way to create a roadmap to successful digital health that benefits everyone involved.

We would like to thank the Scientific Program Planning Committee and PDA for setting up this conference as well as all contributors and submitters for their insightful input into the conference. We have received excellent speaker abstracts so far and believe that we will put together an engaging conference program that focuses on patient-centricity, handling of data, regulatory challenges, and commercialization of medical devices and connected health.

Discover the emerging benefits of digital health and engage in fruitful exchange and discussions with fellow healthcare professionals at our two-day conference! 


The Co-Chairs

Stephanie Göbel, Roche/Genentech, Co-Chair
Paul Upham, Roche/Genentech, Co-Chair


  • Stephanie Göbel, Roche/Genentech
  • Paul Upham, Roche/Genentech
  • Eric Chanie, Merck Group
  • Geraint Davies, F. Hoffmann-La Roche
  • Paul Greenhalgh, Team Consulting
  • Arnaud Guillet, Biocorp
  • Philippe Müller, Ypsomed
  • Egmont Semmler, TÜV Süd
  • Iain Simpson, Phillips Medisize
  • Andrei Yosef, LTS Device Technologies
  • Josh Eaton, PDA
  • Falk Klar, PDA Europe
  • Caroline Lynar, PDA Europe, Manager Programs and Events

Standard Pricing

Standard Member Price

€ 2.250

GovernmentMember Only

€ 1.080

Health AuthorityMember Only

€ 1.080

Early Career ProfessionalMember Only

€ 1.080

StudentMember Only

€ 1.080

AcademicMember Only

€ 1.080


€ 2.550

See Qualifying Criteria for Member Types.


WAYS TO REGISTER: 1. Online Registration   2. registration-europe@pda.org

PDA MEMBERS: Please remember to log in before registering If you come from a Governmental or Health Authority Institution or from an Academic Organization, please contact registration-europe@pda.org before registering.

If you need to apply for a visa to enter the event country, PDA Europe must be informed of this fact at least 4 weeks before the start of the event.

Day 1

Tuesday, 04 June 2024

09:00 | Welcome and Introduction
Stephanie Göbel, Roche/Genentech
Paul Upham, Genentech/Roche

Opening Plenary
Moderator: Stephanie Göbel, Roche/Genentech

Keynote: Show Me the Money – Commercialization, Business Models and Case Studies
John Mulcahy, S3 Connected Health

Regulatory Pathways for Connected Combined Products
Christoph E. Joosten, F. Hoffmann-La Roche

Title to be announced 
Speaker invited 

Q&A, Discussion

11:15 - 11:45 | Networking Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

Session 1: Data Management (Cybersecurity)
Moderator: Paul Upham, Genentech/Roche

New FDA Premarket Submission Requirements for Cybersecurity in Medical Devices
Paul Gardner, Ypsomed/Congenius

Title to be announced
Northeastern University

Meeting the Evolving Requirements of SaMD and AI in Healthcare
Thomas Watts, Team Consulting

Q&A, Discussion

13:15 - 14:30 | Networking Lunch Break, Exhibition & Poster Session

14:00 - 14:30 | LIVE Guided Poster Walk - Engage with our Poster Presenters in our Exhibition Hall

Session 2: Patient Centricity
Moderator: Arnaud Guillet, Biocorp

Interactive Questionnaire
via Mentimeter

Exploring Patient Perspectives on Self-Care and Self-Injection and the Implications for Digital Health  Solutions 
Philippe Müller, Ypsomed

Deploying Connected Drug Delivery Devices for Caregivers and Patients with Growth Hormone Deficiency
Liam McMorrow, Novo Nordisk

The Role of Connected Health in Responding to Changing Patterns of Medication Adherence
Kevin Dolgin, Observia Group & Ashwani Kumar, Phillips Medisize

Q&A, Discussion

16:10 - 16:30 | Networking Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

Session 3: Behaviour Science - Designing for Engagement
Moderator: Geraint Davies, F. Hoffmann-La Roche

Rethinking Patient Engagement: The Untapped Potential of Behavioral Design in Digital Health
Richard Mathera, Irrational Labs

How to Translate Behavioral Science to the Design of Tools that Benefit Patients Learning to Self-Inject
Ben Cox, Team Consulting & Gabriel Iobbi, Novartis

Building an Engagement Architecture in Medical Devices
Andrew Zimmermann, Behavior Design Group

Q&A, Discussion

17:05 | End of Conference Day 1 and Networking Event

Day 2

Wednesday, 05 June 2024

09:00 | Welcome back by the Co-Chairs
Stephanie Göbel, Roche/Genentech
Paul Upham, Genentech/Roche

Session 4: Commercialization
Moderator: Andrei Yosef, LTS Device Technologies

Strategies for Enhancing Adoption of Connected Combined Products in the Digital Health Landscape
Rahel von Rohr & Alexa Staehli, Kymanox

Assessing the Impact of Connected Healthcare on the Adoption and Valuation of Drug Delivery Systems: A Detailed Perspective from Pharma and Biotech Stakeholders
Aaron Swick & Mehul Desai, Enable Injections

Breaking Barriers in Clinical Decision Support Systems: Navigating the Challenges of Regulation, Reimbursement, and Interoperability
Miriam Schulze, BAYOOMED

Q&A, Discussion

10:35 - 11:05 | Networking Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

Session 5: Case Studies - Using the Data
Moderator: Iain Simpson, Phillips Medisize

Optimizing Medicines Through Connected Devices: Dosing History Data is Key!
Bernard Vrijens, AARDEX Group

Unveiling the Power of Injection Devices Transmitted Data: Use cases
Rodrigue Chatton, Merck KGaA

Unveiling Insights Through Wearable Drug Delivery Devices and Data Management
Tal Ohev Zion & Ori Ben-David, LTS Lohmann Therapie Systeme

Q&A, Discussion

12:35 - 13:35 | Networking Lunch Break, Exhibition & Poster Session

Closing Plenary
Moderator: Paul Upham, Genentech/Roche

Interactive Questionnaire
via Mentimeter

Care Pathways: A Holistic Approach to Understanding the Sustainability Impacts and Benefits of Medical Devices and Encouraging Innovation
Simon Aumonier, Consultant

Wondering How to Navigate the MDR GSPR's for Your PFS? Help Is Out There!
Bettine Boltres, West & Christiana Hofmann, Sandoz

14:30 - 15:05 | Networking Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

15:05 | Passport Raffle

Title to be announced
Alexandre Habib, Simon Kucher

Final Panel Discussion

Conference Summary from the Co-Chairs

Closing Remarks & Farewell

17:05 | End of Conference

PLEASE READ  PDA is not affiliated or contracted with any outside hotel contracting company. If someone other than PDA or the PDA chosen hotel contacts you suggesting that they represent any PDA event, they do not. It is PDA's recommendation that you book your hotel directly through the official PDA chosen hotel that is listed on our web site.

PDA recommends the reservation at the following hotel

Hilton Antwerp Old Town
Groenplaats 32
B2000 Antwerp

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms by 1st April 2024.

Book your room at the PDA Group Rate via the above-mentioned reservation button.

How to Get Here
By Air

There are two airports close by, Antwerp International Airport which is around 20 min by car or Brussel International Airport (Airport Zaventem) which is an hour away.

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By Car On site parking is available, please contact the hotel for further information.
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Area Attractions
We are in the heart of Antwerp, overlooking the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Old Town square. Shops, restaurants, and the Plantin-Moretus Museum are a short walk from our door. Antwerp Zoo and Antwerp Central Rail Station are within four kilometers. Enjoy all-day dining and drinks, 24-hour room service, fitness center access, and the rooftop sun deck.