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Wednesday, December 9
 

3:30pm

Registration, networking reception
Check in, choose the session you would like to attend and grab a refreshment. 

Wednesday December 9, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Irvine Marriott

3:30pm

Innovation through convergence: A workshop on disruptive partnerships
"Innovation through convergence" is a mini "hackathon" (A 2-hour brainstorming and networking workshop) on disruptive partnerships led by experts from MPR Product Development and Halloran Consultants.

The medical industry is evolving, and has the potential in the next 10 years to look nothing like it does at present. With regulations pushing toward improving patient outcomes and reducing overall cost, there are more opportunities than ever to be on the forefront of groundbreaking technology convergences. The key is to be consistently innovating internally and not wait for your core technology to become obsolete.

Creativity and convergence however, is merely the first step. There is a process a product must take to get from idea to commercial launch, which will minimize risk and increase the chances of success. This workshop is designed to develop potential new partnerships through creative brainstorming.

Here's how it works:

After a brief presentation on the status of the industry and convergences happening around us, the attendees will split into small groups for the main event.

Drawing upon its member's expertise and experience, each table will be challenged to develop new products and service models. The goal is not only to develop a new product, but also to draw on products currently on the market and take them to the next level.

In a 2-minute presentation, each team will pitch its new product for the chance of receiving not only a swag bag full of prizes, but bragging rights for the rest of the event.

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Champagne

Jeff Champagne

Director of Business Development, MPR Associates, Inc.
With a background in R&D and Marketing, Jeff Champagne has a decade of product development experience. Focused on Life Sciences but crossing over multiple industries including Biotech, Medical Device, Energy, Advanced Materials, Specialty Chemistry, Food & Beverage, and Consumer Products... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Champagne

Jeff Champagne

Director of Business Development, MPR Associates, Inc.
With a background in R&D and Marketing, Jeff Champagne has a decade of product development experience. Focused on Life Sciences but crossing over multiple industries including Biotech, Medical Device, Energy, Advanced Materials, Specialty Chemistry, Food & Beverage, and Consumer Products... Read More →
avatar for Greg  Dombal

Greg Dombal

COO, Halloran Consulting Group
Greg joined Halloran Consulting Group in 2007.  He focuses on helping emerging companies navigate the challenges of product development while establishing appropriate clinical, regulatory, and compliance structures to drive efficient development.  He specializes in working with... Read More →
avatar for Paola  Murphy

Paola Murphy

Managing Director, Halloran
Paola joined Halloran Consulting Group in 2010. She focuses on the following areas: global clinical program development and project management, strategic planning, due diligence and integration, organizational development, change management, infrastructure augmentation, continuous... Read More →


Wednesday December 9, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Irvine Marriott

4:00pm

Hot Topics: M&A Megadeals, IP, Financing, and Product Liability Trends for MedTech Companies

 


·         M&A trends from the perspective of both acquirer and seller
·         IP protection is key to a successful exit
·         Financing best practices from early stage to exit
·         Products liability litigation - what every medtech company needs to know


Moderators
avatar for David  Dykeman

David Dykeman

Shareholder; Co-Chair, Medical Technology, Greenberg Traurig
David Dykeman, who co-chairs the firm's global Life Sciences & Medical Technology group, is a registered patent attorney with nearly 20 years of experience in patent and intellectual property law. David's practice focuses on securing worldwide intellectual property protection... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Saeed  Azimi

Saeed Azimi

CEO, Founder, DynoSense Corp.
Mr. Saeed (Sam) Azimi has more than 27 years of technology engineering, management and business development experience. He is also a prolific technology inventor with more than 40 granted patents. Prior to DynoSense, he was CEO and president of Vital Connect Inc., a developer of... Read More →
avatar for Eric  Geismer

Eric Geismer

Vice President and Chief Counsel, Medtronic Diabetes
Eric P. Geismar has worked as an attorney and businessman in the Medtech and Healthcare sectors for over twenty years. Currently, Eric is Vice President and Chief Counsel at Medtronic Diabetes, one of four businesses at Medtronic, plc. Eric has been at Medtronic Diabetes and its... Read More →
avatar for Robert Greenberg

Robert Greenberg

Chairman, Second Sight Medical Products
Dr. Greenberg has worked in the field of retinal prosthetics for over twenty years. From 1991 to 1997, Dr. Greenberg conducted pre-clinical and clinical trials demonstrating the feasibility of retinal electrical stimulation to elicit visual perceptions. From 1997 to 1998, he served... Read More →
avatar for Ginger Pigott

Ginger Pigott

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Ginger Pigott focuses her practice on products liability litigation and commercial litigation. A particular focus of her practice lies in the defense of complex medical device and pharmaceutical products liability litigation, as well as counseling on pre-litigation issues that include... Read More →
avatar for J. Rick Taché

J. Rick Taché

Orange County Managing Shareholder; Co-Chair, Glob, Greenberg Traurig
J. Rick Taché is Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Orange County office and Co-Chair of the Global Patent Litigation Group. Rick is a registered patent attorney focusing his practice on intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret... Read More →


Wednesday December 9, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Irvine Marriott

5:30pm

Networking/dinner reception
Wednesday December 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Irvine Marriott

7:00pm

Founders Story: A conversation with Merit Medical's Fred Lampropoulos
MassDevice publisher Brian Johnson sits down with Fred Lampropoulos to discuss his amazing personal journey from homeless child to founder/CEO of one of the biggest medical device companies in the world.  

Wednesday December 9, 2015 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Irvine Marriott

7:30pm

CEO Panel: Building a medical device company that can last
Join Nihon Khoden North American CEO Wilson Constantine and ReShape Medical's Richard Thompson for a discussion on building medical device companies that have the power to last. 

 

Wednesday December 9, 2015 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Irvine Marriott

8:15pm

Evening adjourns
Wednesday December 9, 2015 8:15pm - 11:30pm
TBA