2017 MED Week Conference

Sunday, October 22, 2017  to Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to celebrate Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week in partnership with the NMSDC at the 2017 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange.

The 2017 National MED Week celebration, recognized at the NMSDC Conference, will feature several Powered by MBDA workshops and seminars that focus on federal programs and recognize the 35th Annual National MED Week Award Winners in Detroit, Michigan

2017 FIME International Medical Trade Fair – Florida


The Florida International Medical Expo – FIME – now in its 27th year is the largest medical trade fair across the Americas.

The exhibition will welcome over 22,000 medical and trade professionals from North, Central and South America, as well as international professionals to do business with 1,500+ national and international companies showcasing new and refurbished medical and hospital equipment, technology, products and supplies.

Alongside the exhibition, FIME 2017 also introduces:

Dealer & Distributor Wall
A dedicated wall onsite and now an online, digital platform offering dealers / distributors / agents the opportunity to publicise the products / services they are seeking, with their contact info. Exhibitors in possession of the products / services sought after can then get in touch directly to arrange a meeting onsite.

MEDLAB Americas
Welcoming MEDLAB to FIME, a proven successful exhibition and conference model on an international scale. With year-on-year growth within the MEDLAB portfolio, from the Middle East, to Asia and Africa, MEDLAB Americas comes into play to satisfy the incessant demand for a broad medical laboratory expo in the Americas.

CME-accredited Conferences
Offering 3 multi-disciplinary conference tracks in the field of laboratory medicine and diagnostics, focusing specifically on Clinical Microbiology, Point of Care Testing (POCT) and Haematology.

Specifically designed to educate and inform dealers / distributors / agents on how to monetize their medical device marketing and thus sales, and maintain consistent with medical device access and regulation. Combined with a dedicated focus on 3D printing and technological innovations to enable profitable patient outcomes.

This year, FIME will be hosted at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida from August 8-10, 2017.

Discover Global Markets: Healthcare Connections 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Westin Bellevue
600 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, Washington 98004
United States
Tel:(425) 638-1000

Connect to global healthcare opportunities, regulatory developments, and market intelligence via panels, executive meetings, and networking

REGISTER TODAY for the best opportunity to schedule meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats and Specialists from 20+ markets.

– Find new opportunities
– Overcome challenges
– Obtain market knowledge

At Discover Global Markets: Healthcare Connections in Seattle, learn about export opportunities and market trends by meeting with in-country experts in a broad range of industries associated with healthcare and life sciences sectors, including:

Air ambulances Medical devices
Big data Medical travel
Cosmetics Medical vehicles
Diagnostic equipment Pharmaceuticals
Global health Refurbished medical equipment
Hospital design and construction Supplements
Hospital linens and other textiles Telemedicine
Hospital furniture Training and certification programs
Medical billing systems/software Veterinary products

Register today to pre-schedule your meetings with experts from among the countries listed below. Meetings are arranged on a first-come first-served basis, so don’t wait!

A participant from a previous Discover Global Markets healthcare forum had this to say:
“The industry-focused conference allows participants to address very specific issues, challenges and opportunities with the in-country specialist that is intimately familiar with that sector. This is a very high-value opportunity…The participant is actually getting both industry and geographic insight when they are talking with the in-country healthcare sector specialist.” – S. Renner, St. Paul, MN

Who Should Attend?
C-level executives responsible for understanding the global outlook for the industry and upcoming market opportunities
Sales and marketing professionals responsible for acting quickly on market demands, foreign tenders, and trade leads
Regulatory professionals responsible for understanding country approval frameworks
Investors and professional advisors

Questions about Discover Global Markets: Healthcare Connections?

Questions: Bob Deane at Bob.Deane@trade.gov
Event Questions: Tembi Secrist at Tembi.Secrist@trade.gov
or visit the website export.gov for more information.

U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2016–17 Best Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report released its 27th annual Best Hospitals rankings to help patients make more informed health care decisions on August 2, 2016. U.S. News compared nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.

This year the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is No. 1 on the Honor Roll, which has been expanded to highlight 20 hospitals delivering exceptional treatment across multiple areas of care. The Cleveland Clinic is No. 2, followed by Massachusetts General Hospital at No. 3. U.S. News also recognized 504 Best Regional Hospitals in states and metro areas.

In the specialty rankings, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is No. 1 in cancer, the Cleveland Clinic is No. 1 in cardiology heart surgery and the Hospital for Special Surgery is No. 1 in orthopedics. A total of 153 hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one specialty.

2016–17 Best Hospitals Honor Roll

1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
2. Cleveland Clinic
3. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
4. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
5. UCLA Medical Center
6. New York-Presbyterian University
Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
7. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
8. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
9. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia
10. NYU Langone Medical Center
11. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
12. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Pittsburgh
13. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
14. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, Stanford, Calif.
15. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
16. Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.
17. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
18. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
19. Houston Methodist Hospital
20. University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora

The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, number of patients, infection, adequacy of nurse staffing and more. Methodology updates made for 2016-17 include:

U.S. News evaluated hospitals in four new areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery. Read more.

U.S. News made further adjustments to account for the socioeconomic mix of patients treated at hospitals. As a result, a hospital will not be negatively impacted if it sees large numbers of low-income patients. Read more.

U.S. News credited hospitals that voluntarily make key data public in cardiology & heart surgery. The change reduced the weight reputation has in the specialty. 

How to Become a Vendor for the US Department of Health & Human Services

August 25, 2016
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Liberty Hall Corporate Center
1085 Morris Ave.
Union, NJ 07083

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. With 11 operating divisions and over 300 programs, HHS purchases a vast array of services and products from small and disadvantaged businesses.

Disadvantaged Business Utilization offers a comprehensive outreach program to assist small businesses in identifying and bidding on appropriate contracts.

Attend this free workshop to get started.

The Essentials of Government Contracting

Monitoring and responding to solicitations, processing paperwork, writing proposals, pricing your services/products – government contracting can be overwhelming, no matter the agency.

This highly interactive session will help you make sense of what’s really important and how to keep on track. Bring your questions and share your experiences – you’ll come away better prepared!

The Entry Process

July 20, 2016
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM PDT

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
601 S. Palos Verdes St.
San Pedro, CA 90731

On December 31, 2016, imports regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) will need to be processed in a paperless system. Preparing for this change is important in order to prevent delays in clearance.

This event is sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles World Airports at no cost to you.

To learn how to navigate the Entry Process to Reduce Delays!

2016 FIME International Medical Trade Fair and Congress USA

August 2-4, 2016
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami, Florida

Now in its 26th year, FIME is the largest medical trade exhibition in the Western Hemisphere, serving the entirety of the North, Central and South American regions. FIME’s primary focus is across four medical industry sectors: technology, products and supplies, services and equipment.

26 Years of Success. 20,000+ Visitors. 1,500+ Exhibitors. 15+ Country Pavillions.

FIME Exhibitors Include: 

Hospital Suppliers

Disposable Products Suppliers
HME/DME Home Care Suppliers
Surgical Suppliers
Diagnostic Suppliers
Laboratory Suppliers
Long Term Care Suppliers
Emergency Medical Suppliers
Medical Technology Providers
Dental Suppliers
Rehabilitation Product Suppliers
Orthopedic Product Suppliers
Imaging Suppliers
Medical Services Providers
Biomedical Product Suppliers
Pharmaceutical Suppliers

Exhibit to:

Generate sales leads
Build relationships with prospects
Advance the sales cycle
Meet spread-out buying teams at one time
Recruit new distribution
Enter untapped market

Build your brand
Increase awareness
Interview clients
Generate publicity

Launch new products
Survey attendees about new product ideas
Research competitor’s products and messaging

Keep up on industry trends
Meet with key clients
Meet with key business partners
Build the business profitability
Form new business networks

Discover Global Markets: Healthcare Connections 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Westin Bellevue
600 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, Washington 98004
United States
(425) 638-1000

Registration Questions: Bob Deane at Bob.Deane@trade.gov
Event Questions: Tembi Secrist at Tembi.Secrist@trade.gov

Join the U.S. Commercial Service, the U.S Department of Commerce’s lead export promotion agency, and the District Export Council for an international business conference designed to help U.S. businesses take advantage of established and emerging export opportunities in Healthcare.

Discover Global Markets: Healthcare Connections is the must-attend event of the year! Featuring global updates on healthcare opportunities, regulations, and best practices for success, this conference will equip you to compete and win internationally. You will hear directly from industry leaders and connect with international buyers, network with healthcare companies from around the country and get breaking news on country market intelligence.

This event will feature panels on opportunities in the medical device sector, diagnostics, health IT, global health, and more. Our U.S. Embassy-based industry specialists will give updates on country projects and regulatory framework.

Register by June 1 to qualify for a reduced “Early Bird” rate of $350. Registrations received after June 1 are $425 per person.

Meet with International Buyers

Designed to help U.S. exporters connect with leading healthcare companies from across the globe
Meetings serve as introductions for you to discuss business opportunities with potential foreign buyers
Gain unparalleled access to senior buyers from all aspects of the healthcare chain
Receive a complimentary listing in a U.S. Supplier Directory, which will be distributed to the international businesses in advance of the conference.

For more information on Business to Business Matchmaking meetings, contact:
David.Edminston@trade.gov or Shelby.Peterson@trade.gov

TRI J Group Inc., USA

TRI J Group Inc., USA was established in 2008. TRI J Group is a International health medical investment and services system in the USA.

TRI J Group , since its establishment, has been committed to the communications and cooperation in trade between the USA and China, bringing the advanced medical care technology, equipment and managerial concepts of the USA to China.

Investment Cooperation Project of Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory

TRI J Group Company head office is located in Los Angeles in US. Since it’s inception, the company has been committed to the international trade cooperation between China and US. meanwhile, introducing advanced medical technology, equipment and management conception to China. The current hospital clinical laboratory investment cooperation projects in China are as follows:

1. The whole automatic biochemical immune analysis system
2. Automated blood cell analysis system
3. Automatic thrombus/hemostatic analysis system
4. Full automatic enzyme immunoassay system
5. Full automatic urine analysis system
6. Automatic blood gas analysis system
7. Automatic blood group analysis system
8. Full automatic TCT analysis system
9. Automated nucleic acid analysis system
10. Full automatic microbial analysis system

Established Modern Microbiology Laboratory in China

Project Introduction

I. Origin of Antibiotics
In 1928, British bacteriologist Alexander Fleming invented penicillin. Since then, antibiotics represented by penicillin have saved thousands of people from diseases and made great contributions to human health. However, the over-reliance on antibiotics and abuse in recent years has made drug-resistant strains develop rapidly. Drug-resistant strains, along with multidrug-resistant TB and HIV, have become one of three pathogenic microorganisms, which pose great threats to human health. It is worried that whether humans will return to the no penicillin era due to body’s resistance to antibiotics.

II. Abuse of Antibiotics in China:
China has been one of the world’s most serious countries on abuse of antibiotics for a long time. China has passed some relative policies, but the effect is still not significant. According to WHO statistics, in hospitalized patients the rate of actual usage of antibiotics has been up to 80%. The usage of broad-spectrum antibiotics and joint use of two or more antibiotics accounts for 58%, which is 30% higher than international level. In British and United States and other developed countries, the usage rate is only 22%~25%. According to incomplete statistics, among the top 15 drugs in terms of usage and sales, there are 10 types of antibiotics. The spending on antibiotics used by hospitalized patients accounts for over 50% of total expenditure, which is much higher than international level (15%~30%). According to Center for Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) monitoring in China, 1/3 ADR cases are caused by antibiotics. The number of reported cases of adverse reactions of antibiotics accounts for nearly 50% of all case reports of adverse reactions of Chinese and Western medicine. The number and severity are ranked in the top of all kinds of drugs. Especially in recent years, the improper use of antibiotics has caused a yearly increase in the varieties of drug-resistant pathogenic strains and in other induced infections in hospitals. Doctors, with the right to prescribe, are undoubtedly the key factor in the rational use of antibiotics. The backwardness of microbiology laboratory conditions, lack of expertise and ideas of technical staffs lead to fail to provide accurate and effective test results, which is one of important reasons hindering clinicians from using antibiotics rationally. Only by enhancing the experimental level of microbiology laboratory, coupled with the strict government control, clinical abuse of antibiotics, at least, can be effectively controlled.

III. Introduction and Plan of the Company

TRI J Group Inc., USA, since its establishment, has been committed to the communications and cooperation in trade between the USA and China, bringing the advanced medical care technology, equipment and managerial concepts of Advanced Countries in the world to China. TRI J Group has not only established friendly cooperative relationships with domestic and foreign clinical microbial products manufacturers but also accumulated rich clinical experience and a network of expert resources of the microbial world home and abroad. Besides, TRI J Group has trained a large number of clinical technicians specializing on micro-organisms in the frontline. TRI J Group plans to entrust bacteria laboratory in hospitals of AAA Level to establish modern microbiology laboratories in China by means of technical cooperation. Theselaboratories will attract Queen Mary Hospital and learn relative experiment technologies and experience from the most developed countries around the world. Combined with holding various clinical microbiological academic exchanges in and outside the hospital on a regular basis, the company decides to gradually upgrade laboratory capacity through the introduction of the most advanced experimental facilities and management processes from abroad, and domestic and foreign experts on-site guidance and training of the laboratory staff in other countries. The total investment is nearly RMB 10 million yuan on one bacteria laboratory. TRI J Group strives to make this microbiology laboratory close to international standards, to further improve the level of development of microbiological experiment in local and surrounding areas of this microbiology laboratory and to improve the health system in China and the domestic government image, so the patients and ourselves can be better served.

TRI J Group is a corporate standard membership of AICC.

Please visit  the TRI J Group website at: www.trijgroup.com

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Next Steps, Funding to Address Substance Abuse in Rural Communities

ATLANTA, March 28, 2016 
At the Operation UNITE Summit in Atlanta today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a series of upcoming rural town halls as well as funding rural communities can use to conduct health and safety outreach around prescription painkiller and heroin abuse. Opioids, including prescription painkillers and heroin, accounted for 28,648 deaths in 2014, and rural communities are affected at higher rates than urban communities. This is in part due to a lack of outreach and treatment resources available in rural communities, and this year USDA is expanding its Rural Health and Safety Education (RHSE) competitive grants program to give rural communities the opportunity to use funds for programs that will address the opioid epidemic.

In January, President Obama tapped Secretary Vilsack to lead an interagency task force focused on this specific challenge. Recent efforts have helped identify effective tools to reduce drug use and overdose, including evidence-based prevention programs, prescription drug monitoring, medication-assisted treatment and the overdose reversal drug naloxone.

“The opioid epidemic is a fast-growing problem all across America, and we know that rural communities are facing an even higher burden than those in urban areas,” said Vilsack. “We’ve identified ways to use existing resources to help rural towns and organizations address this challenge head-on and potentially save lives, and I look forward to meeting with community leaders to better understand how we can further support their efforts to create healthier, safer futures for families and individuals who may be struggling.”

Over the next several months, Vilsack will travel to New Hampshire, Missouri, Nevada, Mississippi and Appalachia to participate in town halls that will bring together local and state government partners, the health community, and other stakeholders to raise awareness of the issue and discuss possible solutions. Vilsack will encourage public and private organizations to commit to plans of action for their communities.

Additionally, USDA is making available $1.4 million through its Rural Health and Safety Education (RHSE) competitive grants program. Administered through USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA), the program’s goal is to enhance the quality of life in rural areas through improved health and safety education efforts, including expanding the focus to address the critical challenges of substance abuse in rural communities across the nation. For the first time, USDA is encouraging applicants to develop projects that specifically work to educate the public about opioid abuse and overdose. USDA will also consider projects that target other health outcomes.

Since 2009, NIFA has awarded $10.6 million to the RHSE program for projects that support the health and safety needs of rural America. Fiscal year 2016 applications to the RHSE program should focus on supporting projects proposing to scale-up existing, outcome-based extension programs in the area of individual and family health education to rural communities, state-wide or regionally across state lines. Programs that apply for RHSE funding in fiscal year 2016 can focus on extension work in the realm of substance abuse, as well as nutrition and physical activity, healthy and safe homes, aging in place, as well as other behavioral health and human social topics.

Applications are due June 1, 2016. More information is available in the online Request for Applications.

Past projects funded through the RHSE program include an Oklahoma State University project that aims to improve health literacy among family and consumer sciences educators, rural hospital discharge planners, and family caregivers. A project from the University of Wisconsin seeks to increase cancer treatment education and access to services for rural residents, while also forming coalitions to address rural health disparities.

Since 2009, NIFA has invested in and advanced innovative and transformative initiatives to solve societal challenges and ensure the long-term viability of agriculture. NIFA’s integrated research, education, and extension programs, supporting the best and brightest scientists and extension personnel, have resulted in user-inspired, groundbreaking discoveries that are combating childhood obesity, improving and sustaining rural economic growth, addressing water availability issues, increasing food production, finding new sources of energy, mitigating climate variability, and ensuring food safety.