This year, the Washington State Biomedical Association (WSBA) and the Oregon Biomedical Association (OBA) are joining forces to host the Northwest HTM Mixer, proudly supported by TechNation. The HTM Mixer will be held Nov. 10-11 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in downtown Bellevue, Washington. Registration is free for all WSBA and OBA members!
The two-day event will feature a welcome reception, educational opportunities, a keynote address and various valuable networking opportunities for HTM professionals as well as leaders from the medical device equipment and service industry.
Each year WSBA and OBA host individual conferences with excellent attendance and vendor support, but this year the associations felt a combined event would best serve their members and corporate sponsors.
OBA President David Gillaspie said the HTM Mixer is an opportunity for quality education and networking.
“You really can’t lose,” he said.
Gillaspie said he would tell anybody thinking about attending that “this is a great opportunity. This is a once in a year opportunity to get out there and be local and attend a conference without having to travel.”
The outstanding educational offerings will include CE credits that can go toward certification or re-certification. Gillaspie is especially excited about the networking opportunities for OBA and WSBA members as well as area HTM students.
“With the networking, you get to know fellow biomeds from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and beyond. You can connect with more resources, training and, the big one is, job opportunities,” Gillaspie said.
Summit Imaging Manager of Global Education and Training Kyle Grozelle described the HTM Mixer as an exciting and unique opportunity.
“The Northwest Mixer is a chance to gather the HTM community from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and even western Canada in a central location for education, networking and a chance to meet vendors from all over the country,” Grozelle said. “Nothing of this nature has been attempted before and with the support from the Oregon Biomed Association and the Washington State Biomed Association this event will not be something to miss!”
On Friday, November 10 the WSBA will hold its annual members meeting from 4-5 p.m. followed by the 2017 Northwest HTM Mixer Welcome Reception for all attendees and exhibitors.
The HTM Mixer continues with a full day on Saturday, November 11 beginning with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by opening remarks and scholarship information. The keynote address “DNV Accreditation – Combining ISO and Medicare conditions to focus on patient care” is set to begin at 9 a.m. followed by educational sessions.
The exhibit hall opens at noon and lunch will be provided. The exhibit hall will remain open until 3 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to meet with the exhibitors displaying the latest service and equipment offerings from throughout the HTM industry.
Another round of educational sessions runs from 3-4:15 p.m. followed by a Happy Hour event from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
For more information, including vendor and attendee registration, visit northwestmixer.com.
Next year, one of the HTM industry’s most popular conferences will be in the great northwest! MD Expo will be held in Seattle, Washington, on October 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. For more information about MD Expo, visit MDExpoShow.com or join the Facebook group.
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