Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench to Speak at Health & Medical

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Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench to Speak at Health & Medical.

The Arizona Technology Council announced that Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench, presented by Stryker Orthopaedics, is the keynote luncheon speaker at the first annual Arizona Health & Medical Technology (AZHMT) Expo being held March 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Renaissance Hotel & Spa in Glendale, Ariz.

Sponsors of the event include The CORE Institute, also called the Center for Orthopedic Research and Education, and Grandview Terrace, a life-care community.

"As a former professional athlete that has undergone joint replacement, I can testify to the importance of doing your homework and staying on top of the trends in healthcare," said Bench. "This unique Expo is a prime opportunity to hear firsthand how technology is changing the way we take care of our bodies inside and out."

The AZHMT Expo will focus on healthcare topics and the latest technology advances in the medical field. Attendees will benefit from informative breakout sessions led by top experts, free health screenings, and one-on-one networking throughout an exhibit area. Exhibitors include: Arizona Telemedicine Program, Hospice of the Valley, Logistixs Group, OhYeah, OneNeck IT Services, PADT Medical, Roskamp Sun Health Life Care Communities, Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, Secure Trak, Stryker, Southwestern Eye Center, Swing Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Inc., TGen, The CORE Institute, and Trans- West Network Solutions.

"By launching our first annual Health & Medical Technology Expo, we are broadening our focus on health care and life sciences because ultimately, technology can help manage cost and efficiency and improve patient care," said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. "The work of our member companies encompasses a wide range of products and services, and we felt it was important to share the latest healthcare innovations with the Arizona community at large."

"The CORE Institute felt it was important to support the Council's effort to raise awareness in Arizona about today's healthcare technology," said Dr. David J. Jacofsky, MD, The CORE Institute. "By putting the cutting-edge technology and experts right at people's fingertips, we hope to educate others on how we are improving the lives of patients."

The Arizona Technology Council is a private, not-for-profit trade association founded to connect, represent and support the state's expanding technology industry.

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