The MedTech Conference | Efficiently Collect Real World Data: Industry, Policy, and Regulatory Perspectives

At the MedTech Conference on Monday, Sep. 23, at 11:00 a.m., NESTcc chief of staff Rachel Rath joins an expert panel: Efficiently Collect Real World Data: Industry, Policy, and Regulatory Perspectives.

Panel Description

The demand for Real World Evidence (RWE) has increased dramatically, with the payers requiring more evidence to make their decisions and the global regulatory bodies looking to real world data for pre- and post-market decisions. Savvy MedTech companies are using real world data sets to their competitive advantage.

Historically a practice for disruptive products, today, RWE could be a critical component of successful go to market strategy. This session will look at how to make the collection of real world data more efficient, accessible, and compliant.

In a panel moderated by Seth Goldenberg, VP of Medical Device and Diagnostics for Veeva, the audience will hear the perspectives from Owen Faris, Clinical Trials Director – CDRH at US Food and Drug Administration, Rachel Rath, NESTcc Deputy Director and Manish Bharara, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs, Siemens Healthineers, on the collection, application and challenges of RWE, ultimately resulting in better outcomes and safer and more efficient use of technology.

MedTech Panel Preview

Seth Goldenberg and Rachel Rath previewed the MedTech Conference session with an MDICx Webinar, History of Real-World Evidence: Changes in the Landscape, Challenges to Date, Preparing for the Future, which you can watch below.



Seth Goldenberg, PhD
Vice President, Vault Medical Device & Diagnostics, Veeva Systems


Owen Faris, PhD
Director, Office of Clinical Evidence and Analysis, FDA/CDRH

Manish Bharara, PhD, MBA
Sr. Manager, Global Clinical Affairs, Siemens Healthineers

Diane Wurzburger, JD
Executive, Regulatory Affairs Americas & Global Strategic Policy, GE Healthcare

Rachel Rath
Chief of Staff, National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc), Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC)


Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Room 156 C
Boston, MA