Welcome to Florence.
This years european meeting will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence. The hotel is situated on the largest private park in the city: Giardino della Gherardesca. It is a beautiful oasis within the city of Florence, with every amenity one can imagine. This gorgeous botanical garden spanning 35,000 square meters joins a 15th century Palazzo and 16thcentury Conventino. Staying at the Four Seasons is a truly unique experience.
TO REGISTER: Email Diana Upton at email@example.com
Topics of the meeting include
- Will Software Dominate the Future of Imaging?
- Winning the Contract Wars – Are the Right Elements in Your Contract?
- Market Focus – Europe
- ISO Review – Software Options for ISO Certification
- Global Healthcare Landscapes and Implications for Product Sales and Service
- UK Bribery Act & Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – What You Don’t Know May Hurt You.
- Tooling the Tool Kit – A Top-to-Bottom Review of Key Issues for Your Company
- Data Security – EU and US Imperative
- Of Medical Ethics and Imaging Systems
Wednesday 5th September
7 pm Reception & Dinner at the Four Seasons
Elegant attire requested
Thursday 6th September
9 am – 3 pm Business Sessions at the Four Seasons – lunch included
Spouses’ Tour – lunch included
Thursday 6th September
7:30 pm Dinner at local restaurant – La Giostra
Friday 7th September
9 am – 12 pm Business Sessions at the Four Seasons
Florence is an intimate city that invites walking; and all of the IAMERS tours will include some walking. Highlights of the tours are listed. All tours include entrance fees, private guide, any needed transportation, and a great Italian lunch. All tours cost €150 per person, per day, except for the Spouse’s Tour on Thursday which is complimentary for paying spouses.
Monday 3rd September
Our first stop will be the Duomo. This famous cathedral dominates the Florence skyline. Up close, this huge cathedral is overwhelming. We will also see the Baptistry, a beautiful octagonal building dedicated to St. John the Baptist – the patron saint of Florence. Along the way to see the most famous bridge in the world – the Ponte Vecchio, we’ll see Piazza della Rupubblica.
Tuesday 4th September
One of the two most beautiful pieces of art that exists is the Statue of David. We will visit the Accademia, and even avoid the lines. After another terrific Italian lunch, we will go to the Uffizi Museum; and avoid the lines here too. The Uffizi is a powerful expression of the extraordinary role Florence has played in the history of art.
Wednesday 5th September
The Bargello, with its beautiful courtyard, is considered to be the finest collection of Renaissance sculpture in the world. The Palazzo Vecchio has been Florence’s town hall since its completion in 1302.
Thursday 6th September – Spouses Tour
Non-meeting goers will see the Pitti Palace and the beautiful Boboli Gardens.
Richard Davis, Ph.D. is Vice President for Innovation and Patient Safety at Johns Hopkins Health Systems. Dr. Davis has a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, a Master’s degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Davis is a frequent lecturer on heath care issues worldwide.
Robert Fitzgerald is the President of the Lorenzi Group and a Data Analytics firm that specializes in digital forensics and data security consulting. The Lorenzi Group offers guidance on data security, compliance, productivity, and legal discovery. Utilizing specialized digital forensics tools, eDiscovery software, data analytics software, and other tools, The Lorenzi Group can analyze data before, during, and after a data breach, fraud exploitation, or other data-related event comes to light.
Dario Forte is the CEO of DFLabs in Milan, Italy. DFLabs is an ISO9001 certified company specializing in Information Security Governance, Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Business Security. DFLab’s Mission: Supporting information security strategies and guaranteeing business security.
Michael Friebe, Ph.D. is both a professor and business man in the world of imaging. Dr. Friebe has a Ph.D. in MRI physics, a Master’s degree in Technology Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Friebe holds more than 25 diagnostic imaging and image guided therapy patents. Dr. Friebe is a major technical and business contributor to IAMERS.
Robert Kerwin, Esq. has been general counsel to IAMERS since 1996. He is a shareholder in the law firm of Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C., and a member of the International Business Law Consortium. Mr. Kerwin has represented medical equipment suppliers and servicers in corporate, breach of contract, and trade restraint matters. He is a 1978 graduate of Brandeis University, cum laude with a B.A. in Economics, and a 1982 graduate of the Northeastern University School of Law. Recently he was selected for appointment as a Visiting Professor in Russia with the Senior Lawyers Program for the Center for International Legal Studies. IAMERS is deeply grateful to Rob for the countless hours that he contributes to our trade association.
Harry Khabra is currently managing director of Engineer Exchange Ltd, and Multi Vendor Service Ltd. For over a decade, Mr. Khabra has worked in the imaging equipment and services business, and as a result travelled extensively around the world. Harry has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Manchester University, and lives in London.
David Kuehn is the Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing and the GM for the Dunlee division of Philips Healthcare. Mr. Kuehn has over 20 years of industry experience in medical imaging. Mr. Kuehn has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Western Illinois University and a MBA from DePaul University in International Business.
Steen Lindequist, M.D. is the Managing Director of Agito Medical in Denmark. Dr. Lindequist is a board certified radiologist in Denmark, Norway and the UK. Dr. Lindequist has authored over 85 scientific papers and scientific presentations.
Joseph Shrawder is the President and CEO of GE Surgery. In this role he is responsible for the global development, distribution, and service support for all GE’s mobile surgical C-arm X-ray systems, surgical navigation systems, and associated peripheral devices. GE’s Surgery business is a $500M global business and the market leader in surgical c-arm and navigation products. Mr. Shrawder has a dual Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Wayne Webster is the Managing Director of Diagnostix Plus and the President of ProActics Consulting. In his consulting capacity with ProActics, Mr. Webster provides business planning and strategic acquisition support for diagnostic imaging clinics and hospitals. ProActics also supports business development efforts for high-tech electronics and other businesses requiring strategic business planning guidance. Mr. Webster is a major technical and business contributor to IAMERS. Mr. Webster has Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry.
Where to Stay
Room rates at the Four Seasons are €495 for Doubles, and €800 for Junior Suites. Should you choose to stay at the Four Seasons, please make your reservations through IAMERS. Please note our room rates are for a limited time. For more information about the hotel – www.fourseasons.com/Florence
Other hotels in the vicinity of the Four Seasons are listed below.
The Monna Lisa is a lovely 4-star small hotel less than a 10-minute walk to the Four Seasons. If you plan to stay at the Monna Lisa, you should make your plans early as they only have 45 rooms. Internet rates are under €200 for doubles. www.monnalisa.it
Hotel Loggiato dei Serviti is a 3-star hotel also less than a 10-minute walk from the Four Seasons. This hotel is a former monastery with very interesting rooms. www.loggiatodeiservitihotel.it
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