The 12th Annual IAMERS European Meeting

The 12th Annual European Meeting is coming up soon on 14–16 September in Lisbon, PT.
The meeting will begin on Wednesday night (14 September) with a reception and dinner. Business sessions will be held on Thursday and a partial day Friday. There will be a reception and dinner in a local restaurant on Thursday night.

 Keynote address on Thursday morning – Joe Shrawder, GE
 Changes in ISO 13485 for 2016 and it’s similarities to FDA requirements
 Review of current technologies
 Review of IAMERS Best Practices
 Importation of equipment into the US
 VAT requirements for Europe
 And more

Come early and join the private IAMERS tours in and near Lisbon. Tuesday’s tour will go to Sintra – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was the summer palace of kings. For paying spouses, there will be an additional tour of Lisbon on Thursday.

We suggest you come early or stay late, as there is plenty to see and do in Lisbon.

Tivoli Lisboa @ Avenida da Liberdade 185.
Reservations for rooms should be made through IAMERS.
Rates are €180 for singles and €192 for doubles, which includes breakfast.

We would like to accommodate as many at the hotel as possible. However, we have a limited number of rooms and our room block expires on 1 August.

If you are planning to attend the meeting and would like us to save you a room, please contact us as soon as possible, with your check-in/out dates and type of room (single or double). We will also need credit card information for the guarantee.

If you have already told us of your room needs, including credit card information, please do not respond to this email. We have you in the queue.

Please click here for the registration form for the meeting as well as the tours. Early registration ends on July 31st.

If you have any questions please contact me by phone or email.

+1.201.357.5400 (office)
+1.201.415.6807 (mobile)

IAMERS 23rd Annual Meeting

It is not too early to register  for IAMERS 23rd Annual Meeting to be held in Charleston, SC, 4-6 May 2016 at the Charleston Place Hotel.

The registration form and additional details can be found here.

Pictures from the IAMERS Annual Meeting






Lynette and Stuart Latimer (Trisonics, Inc) and Rob Kerwin





Don Bogutski (DiagnostixPlus) and Jason Shina (Absolute Imaging Solutions)






Patrick Hiney (De Lage Landen) and Frank Lewis (All Parts Medical)






Mike Kane (De Lage Landen) and Mike Schmit (GE)






Rick Hart (Elite Medical Technology), Voldoymyr Markevych (Vomark Technologies) and Jason Block (Block Imaging International)






Christophe Sitzer (Hegele Logistic) and Ed Sloan (Ed Sloan & Associates)







Carolyn and John Shaw (Northeast Electronics)

Josh Block








Josh Block – Block Imaging International

Seven High Points from the IAMERS Annual Meeting

Philby Philip F. Jacobus , President of DOTmed

Last week, I attended the annual meeting of the International Association of Medical Equipment Remarketers and Servicers (IAMERS) in Washington, DC. It was a great meeting and I was alert throughout the entire event. Sometimes, when you attend these meetings just for the sake of networking, you want to fall asleep during the lectures — but not so this time.

Some of the high points included:

1. Sean Cavanaugh, the director of CMS, gave us a review of the present but also some predictions about the future. It was extremely interesting.

2. Derek Guest, the executive director of the Remanufacturing Industries Council, talked about protocols his organization had developed so the definition of “remanufacturing” is the same everywhere. Because of the FDA it does not fit perfectly, but I think we all learned a lot.

3. Congressman Ron Kind, Democrat from Wisconsin, spoke to us at lunch. Normally, I would run from the room rather than listen to a politician but this guy was great. He tailored his talk to our industry and was amazingly conversant on any topic that anyone asked him about. Very impressive.

4. Michael Mabry, the executive director of the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA), spoke about the challenges that radiology managers face and what his organization is doing to help them. It was also an extremely interesting talk.

5. Daniel Vukelich, the executive director of the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors, talked about the evolution of reprocessing in the U.S. and in Europe and the positive impact surrounding reprocessing. It is green, it saves money and many would feel it is just logical.

6. And no IAMERS meeting would be complete without Wayne Webster and his mixture of humor and cynicism. This year, Wayne discussed the challenges of XR‐29 and left me feeling like it may not be as big of a deal as we thought it was.

7. Josh Block started out the morning talking about what important things we should all keep in mind to be successful business people and humans.

Sadly, I missed Linda Comisar because I had to be back in New York on Friday, but having spoken with her at the Thursday dinner, I am sure she gave an invigorating presentation.

This year was a great event and I am glad I was able to attend.

My compliments to Diana Upton for putting together a great meeting.

IAMERS Reception in Vienna at ECR

Some pictures from the our reception at the ECR.









Shirin Sharkhar, Don Bogutski, Leon Gugel & Phil Jacobus










Himanshu Gupta, Hassan El Azzazi & Peggy










Erik Rehn & Ladi Vavricka










Stephen Glasgow, Ahmed Saleh & Jon DeRoost










Mehdi Smail, Jan Falberg & Jan Laheij














Rob Kerwin, Erol Canli & Tayfun Canli










Ravinder Bindra, Diana Upton & Himanshu Gupta


IAMERS’ 2015 Members’ Reception at ECR

You’re invited to join us for the 2015 Members’ Reception at the ECR

Friday, 6 March 2015 • 7pm – 10:30pm
Palais Hansen Kempinski • Schottenring 24 • 1010 Vienna
No Charge for Members • €1000 pp for non-members

RSVP by Tuesday 24 February 2015
PLEASE RSVP TO: diana@iamers.org
Everyone must be pre-registered.

Members not pre-registered must pay €400 pp.

Some additional details:
Members can bring employees/family members/guests to the reception. Your dues category for 2015 determines how many you can bring.

1 – 15 employees = 2 people
16 – 99 employees = 4 people
100+ employees = 8 people

Please note:
Ex-members cannot come as guests
All must be pre-registered
Add’l attendees €300 (pre-registered)

IAMERS 21st RSNA Reception

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IAMERS 21st Annual Meeting

Helping Small Business Help the Economy

April 30th – May 2nd 2014

Willard Hotel • Washington D.C.

Featured Speakers:

Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Mark Leahey, CEO
Medical Device Mfgr. Assn.

Featured Topics:

Small Business Initiatives
CMS Trends in Reimbursement
FDA Updates
Global Markets Review
U.S. Dept of Commerce

Contact Diana Upton at diana@iamers.org for more information.


Washington DC

IAMERS ECR Reception

You’re invited to attend the IAMERS’ ECR Reception in Vienna

The recption will be heald on Saturday March 8th at 7pm

Non-members €800 per person
All attending must be pre-registered.

For additional information: diana@iamers.org


IAMERS 9th Annual European Meeting Schedule

IAMERS announces the 9th Annual European Meeting Schedule
All events are at the Four Seasons, unless otherwise noted


Michael Friede, Ph.D.
Charting the Future of Our Industry & What it Means for IAMERS
  – Conceptual Blockbusting

10:30 am – 12:45 pm
First Session

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Last Session

Wednesday Night • 7 pm
Welcome Reception


9:30 am
Welcome Address

9:45 am
Mario Zeiss, VP, Head of Sales & Marketing for Refurbished Systems, Siemens Healthcare
Siemens Healthcare – Our Philosophy, Our Vision: Where are We from, Where are We Going?

10:30 am
Phil Jacobus, President, DOTmed.com, Inc.
Market Trends: Which Markets and Market Segments are Growing and Which are Contracting? Forewarned is Forearmed.

11:30 am
Blaž Višnar, Esq., European Commission, DG Competition/Antitrust
EU Anti-trust Law in the Health Sector

12:15 pm
Lunch, included

1:15 pm
Shipping into the US
Part 1 – Logistics
  – INCO Terms
  – Cargo Insurance

1:45 pm
Mike Pringle, Director, MMP Associates, Ltd.
The Changing World of Radiology Equipment Service Delivery
  – A UK Perspective

2:30 pm
Business Sessions Adjourn for the Day

Thursday Night
7 pm
IAMERS 20th Birthday Celebration
at the Municipal House


9:45 am
Robert Kerwin, Esq., IAMERS General Counsel – Panel Member
Mike Schmit, Director, Remanufacturing Technology, General Electric – Panel Member
Wayne Webster, Proactics Consulting – Moderator
Unique Device Identification
  – Implementation
  – IMDRF [1] & FDA

11:00 am
Hiren Desai, Partner, Soma Technology, Inc.
Hiren Vepari, Partner, Vepari & Co.
Emerging Markets – India: Prospects and Legalities

11:45 am
Shipping into the US – Part 2 – Regulations
  – Accession Numbers
  – FDA – Predict Program

12:00 pm
IAMERS Business Meeting

12:30 pm
Lunch, paid spouses welcome

Learn more about the meeting

[1] International Medical Device Regulators Forum
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