AdvaMed -- Medical technology trade association supported by 800 medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems manufacturers.

The Association of British Health-Care Industries (ABHI) -- Lead association in the United Kingdom working with and for the health-care industry to advance and promote medical systems and technologies. AHBI serves as the primary communications channel between companies, legislators, academics, health care providers and end users, at home and in the global market. ABHI's 180+ members include manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and those serving the industry in associated businesses.

Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management. National professional association of materials management executives. (Three-time IMDA speaker.)

Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals -- Clinicians and professionals associated with all facets of the procurement and management of hospital supplies and equipment. (Past IMDA presenter.)

Association of University Technology Managers -- Nonprofit association with membership of more than 2,300 technology managers and business executives who manage intellectual property, one of the most active growth sectors of the U.S. economy. AUTM's members represent over 300 universities, research institutions, teaching hospitals and a similar number of companies and government organizations. AUTM encourages networking between university technology transfer offices and venture funds.

Banther Consulting -- Management and sales consulting. Founder Barry Banther (past IMDA speaker) is author of several books, including A Leader's Gift: How to Earn the Right to be Followed.

Coalition for Best Practices in HCIR Credentialing -- Coalition of providers, suppliers and third-party vendor credentialing companies committed to streamlining the healthcare industry representative (HCIR) credentialing process for all stakeholders, while meeting the common goals of patient safety and confidentiality, through the development of industry recommendations and best practices.

Delphi Ventures -- Private venture capital firm providing equity financing and supportive business expertise to young biomedical and health care companies.

Eucomed -- Association representing more than 3,000 medical products manufacturers in Europe. Mission includes promoting good business practices, enhancing global market access and encouraging the development of innovative technologies.

European Medical Device Distributors Alliance -- Association for specialty, hospital supply distributors in Europe.

Family Business Center, Loyola University Chicago -- Focuses on family business leadership, the communication patterns of business-owning families, the role of trusts and trustees in family firms, the performance of family businesses compared with non-family managed counterparts, and demographic profiles of family businesses.

Food and Drug Administration -- Listing of 510(k) and PMA activity for medical devices.  

The H. R. Chally Group -- Helps companies evaluate and identify the strategies and people they need to create the most effective sales, marketing and organizational structures possible. (Past IMDA speaker.)

Hatch Medical -- Must-see site for physicians developing new medical devices.

Healthcare Manufacturers Management Council -- Industry's only association for senior-level sales and marketing executives from manufacturers of health care products and services.

HealthStream -- extends special pricing to IMDA members for its course on OR protocol for sales reps.

Journal of Healthcare Contracting -- Bimonthly publication for hospital and IDN contracting executives.

Kramer and Kramer, LLP -- Offers a broad range of legal services with a special emphasis on handling legal matters unique to sales representatives and distributors.

Medmarc -- Insurance solutions for manufacturers and distributors of medical technology and life sciences products. IMDA partner.

Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry -- Pre-eminent magazine of medical product design, manufacturing and marketing.

Medical Device Manufacturers Association -- Trade association representing 130 independent manufacturers of medical devices, diagnostic products and health care information systems.

Medical Design Technology -- Information about new products, materials and components for medical device designers.

Repertoire -- Industry's No. 1 source of news and analysis for medical products distributors and manufacturers.

S2N Healthcare -- Services across the lifecycle of medical technology companies, including fundraising, market development, pricing strategy, marketing and strategic planning.

Sales Coach International -- CEO Gerry Layo (past IMDA speaker) offers a core set of success philosophies and hands-on sales tools.

Saterfiel & Associates -- Developer of employment selection programs and affiliate of Achievement Tec, a provider of validated assessments to employers.  Job applicants fill out an online pre-employment assessment, then Saterfiel compares the results to those of top-performers in the same field.

Strategic Visions -- Renowned strategic planning and marketing needs consulting firm. Specialty areas include: executive support, referral dynamics, marketing, sales and selling, customer service and image development. (Two-time IMDA speaker.)

Vector Resources -- Provides medical device companies with project-specific business development and marketing assistance (Past IMDA speaker.)