Day 1

Monday, November 18, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast - Regency Ballroom Foyer

9:00 - 9:05 AM Welcome Address - Regency Ballroom

9:05 - 9:35 AM Keynote: The Current State of Medtech and Some Thoughts on the Future

  • Paul Yock, Founder & Director, Stanford Biodesign

9:35 - 10:15 AM The Biodesign Process: Application and Success in the Real World

10:15 - 10:20 AM Sponsor Moderator- Medmarc

10:20 - 11:10 AM Start-Up Presentations

11:10 - 11:30 AM Networking Break - Regency Ballroom Foyer

Speaker Breakout - Harbour A

11:30 - 11:35 AM Moderator

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM Spotlight Session: And THAT’S Why We Don’t Talk About Deals During Thanksgiving Dinner! – A Parent’s Guide to Having Deals, From Inception to Maturity

12:05 - 12:50 PM Serial Entrepreneurs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Behind Building Successful Companies

12:50 - 2:00 PM Lunch

2:00 - 2:45 PM Panel: Turning Hiring Obstacles into Opportunities to Build (and Keep) Better Teams

In the never-ending war for talent, medical device companies are straining to find innovative ways to attract top talent… and keep it. This critical panel will explore how today’s competitive job market, access to capital, incoming leadership, and digital technology – by means of AI, robotics, computer-assisted algorithms, social platforms, and digital media – impact team culture, growth and retention. Join us as we turn hiring obstacles into opportunities.

2:45 - 3:30 PM Keynote: The Current Hospital Scene and What Innovation-Based Start-Ups Need to Know

3:30 - 3:35 PM Sponsor Moderator - Olympus Corporation

3:35 - 4:05 PM Start-Up Presentations

4:05 - 4:20 PM Networking Break - Regency Ballroom Foyer

Speaker Breakout - Harbour A

4:20 - 4:25 PM Sponsor Moderator - The Mullings Group

4:25 - 5:15 PM Start-Up Presentations

5:15 - 5:30 PM Establishing Patient Access to New Technologies during Clinical Trials: Generating claims data to support the pathway to reimbursement

 This program will discuss:

  • How sponsor-funded studies are having a negative impact on the reimbursement strategy for new technologies

  • The importance of claims data generated during a clinical trial to establishing new codes, appropriate payment, and coverage for new technologies upon commercialization

  • How a well-managed patient access program can expedite enrollment in a clinical trial and support the reimbursement strategy through claims generation 

5:30 - 5:45 PM How Medtech Companies Leverage Financial Resources

  • Chris Coleman, Executive VP & Head of Business Banking, First Republic Bank

5:45 - 7:00 PM Networking Break - Regency Ballroom Foyer

Speaker Breakout - Harbour A


Day 2

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast - Regency Ballroom Foyer

8:30 - 9:15 AM The Depth and Breadth of Medtech M&A in a Global Market

9:15 - 9:20 AM Sponsor Moderator- genae

9:20 - 9:30 AM Digital Transformation in Clinical Trials

  • Aly Talen, Co-Founder & Senior VP Business Development, genae

9:30 - 10:30 AM Start-Up Presentations

10:30 - 10:35 AM Moderator

10:35 - 10:55 AM Networking Break - Regency Ballroom Foyer

Speaker Breakout - Harbour A

10:55 - 11:00 AM Start-Up Presentations

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Patent Law Update for Medical Device Companies 2018

12:00 - 1:15 PM Lunch - The Grove

1:15 - 1:20 PM Sponsor Moderator - Intertek

1:20 - 2:20 PM Start-Up Presentations

2:20 - 2:35 PM Networking Break - Regency Ballroom Foyer

Speaker Breakout - Harbour A

2:35 - 2:40 PM Moderator

2:40 - 3:10 PM Keynote: Duke Winning is the Only Option

3:10 - 3:55 PM Raising Capital - Turning Off the Spigot - Mistakes VCs See When Companies Pitch Them

3:55 - 4:00 PM Sponsor Moderator

4:00 - 5:00 PM Start-Up Presentations

5:00 - 6:00 PM Closing Reception