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How MassMEDIC Uses Advocacy to Elevate the Medtech Industry & What it Means for Your Company

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EST)


For more than a quarter of a century, MassMEDIC has been the voice of the groundbreaking medical technology industry in New England, advocating for sound public policy that supports innovation and fostering a community built on a shared purpose.

Join us for this 60-minute webinar, which will focus on:

  • The role of political advocacy in MassMEDIC’s mission and how companies should think about incorporating public advocacy into their business plans
  • A list of the advocacy efforts underway in the state and federally and how they will impact your business, as well as select experts discussing unique advocacy efforts some of our member companies are employing
  • A preview of the 2024 election and what it means for Massachusetts 
  • A look at all the tools MassMEDIC uses to tell our story, including the MassMEDIC Good Government Fund, The Washington, DC fly-in, Beacon Hill Briefings



Anthony DeMaio
Vice President
ML Strategies

Anthony is a Vice President on ML Strategies’ federal advocacy team in Washington, DC. He works with clients, including MassMEDIC and several member companies, to develop and implement effective messaging and legislative strategy. Anthony helps clients navigate the Congress and administration in pursuit of policy objectives and federal funding, as well as through congressional inquiries.

For well over a decade, Anthony has been working with Congress, the bureaucracy, and the media to advance priorities of the health technology sector. He has represented MassMEDIC since 2020, working with the association through the turbulent COVID-19 pandemic, two power-shifting elections, and the establishment of ARPA-H, among other significant inflection points.

Prior to joining ML Strategies, Anthony served in government affairs and public relations roles at firms in Washington and Boston. He is active in Democratic politics, particularly in his home state of Massachusetts.

Brian Johnson


Brian Johnson was named president of the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) in July 2018. An accomplished author, media entrepreneur, Brian serves as the associations second chief executive officer in its history, managing its day-to-day operations and working with medical device industry executives in developing its policy agenda. Since its establishment in 1996, MassMEDIC has grown to 300 member companies – manufacturers and developers of medical products, suppliers, research institutions and academic health centers –and has advanced the public policy interests of the New England medical device sector on Capitol Hill, Beacon Hill, and before various federal agencies. 


In 2007, Brian conceived and later launched, where he been responsible for the strategic vision of the company, from inception through the summer of 2018, including leading the company through an acquisition in 2015 by WTWH Media.

Paul Seltman
Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy & Government Affairs
Smith + Nephew

Paul Seltman joined Smith+Nephew in 2010 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy & Government Affairs. Smith+Nephew is a portfolio medical technology company focused on the repair, regeneration, and replacement of soft and hard tissue.

Seltman has over three decades of experience in Washington. Prior to joining Smith+Nephew, he was Director, Public Policy and Government Relations, at Becton, Dickinson and Company in Washington, D.C. His private sector experience also includes serving as Counsel with the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath and Associate Vice President for Payment and Policy with the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EST)
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