Agenda | October 8, 2023

9:30 - 10:00

Networking Breakfast

10:00 - 10:05


10:05 - 10:40

Opening Keynote | Kwame Ulmer, Managing Partner, MedTech Impact Partners

10:40 - 11:40

Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!™ (5 presentations)

11:40 - 11:55


11:55 - 12:55

Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!™ (5 presentations)

12:55 - 13:45

Networking Lunch (Judges deliberate)

13:45 - 14:20 Panel 1. Equitable Access to Medical Devices in Hospital and at Home

Providing devices for use outside clinical settings can narrow the healthcare accessibility gap, enabling patients to receive care wherever they are – be it at home, in urban or rural areas. This panel will discuss the current availability of medical devices that are designed for safe and effective use beyond traditional healthcare environments, and what’s being developed specifically for the pediatric population.

Moderator: Julia Finkel, MD, Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Director of Pain Medicine Research, Children’s National Hospital

Speakers: Danielle Gottlieb Sen, MD, Pediatric Surgeon, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Brooke Krbec, DO, Neonatologist, Tufts Medical Center
Daniel Licht, MD, Neurologist, Children’s National Hospital
Joel Batts, Senior Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, OrthoPediatrics

14:20 - 14:55 Panel 2. Big opportunities for Children: The Evolving Financial and Regulatory Landscape in Pediatrics

This panel engages industry stakeholders, clinicians, and investors to discuss the complex financial landscape of pediatric medical device innovation. The panel members will dissect pivotal topics, including funding vehicles such as grants, venture capital, and strategic partnerships, all while addressing the distinctive regulatory details inherent to pediatric medical device development. By leveraging collective expertise and insights, the panelists attempt to unveil efforts aimed at optimizing investment strategies, ensuring that children have equitable access to medical devices, and driving business growth in the pediatric market, thereby enhancing both patient care and financial returns.

Moderator: John Konsin, CEO, Prapela

Speakers: Henri Justino, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital and CEO, PolyVascular
Kathryne Cooper, MBA, Partner, Jumpstart Nova
Myla Maloney, Chief Growth Officer, PINC AI Applied Sciences, Premier
Terri Burke, MBA, Venture Partner, Epidarex Capital

14:55 - 15:05 Break

15:05 - 16:40 Panel 3. Equity Through Market Access for Pediatric Medical Devices

This panel delves into the key challenge of ensuring equitable access to innovative medical devices tailored for children. The panel explores strategies and solutions aimed at breaking down barriers that hinder the availability of cutting-edge pediatric medical technologies. Panelists will examine key topics such as regulatory pathways, reimbursement models, and market dynamics, all within the context of promoting fairness and inclusivity in pediatric healthcare. By sharing insights and experiences, the panel addresses collaborative efforts that foster a more equitable landscape, ensuring that children can benefit from the latest advancements in medical device technology.

Moderator: Sandi Siami, Former Head of NESTcc

Panelists: Monty Mythen, Senior Vice President, Edwards Life Sciences
Maureen Mulvihill, CEO, Actuated Medical
Ryan Nolan, Vice President of Clinical Operations and Co-Founder, PhotoniCare
Sharief Taraman, Children’s Hospital Orange County

16:40 - 17:15 Panel 4. State Initiatives Driving Economic Growth Through Boosting Domestic Manufacturing

This panel delves into the crucial role of State initiatives in stimulating economic growth to address the pressing issues of supply chain and domestic manufacturing. In an era where access to medical devices is paramount, understanding the efforts made at federal and state levels to bolster domestic manufacturing is essential. This panel will probe the incentives and collaborative strategies that are propelling the growth of domestic medical device manufacturing in an effort to address the issues of equity and access to medical technologies for children.

Moderator: Tara Federici, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, AdvaMed

Speakers: Amra Racic, MBA, Sr. Director Global Government Strategy MedTech, Veeva Systems
Gwenyth Fisher, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Critical Care, University of Minnesota
Ryan Shelton, CTO and co-Founder, PhotoniCare
Jorg Lorscheider, Director, Omnica Corporation

17:15 - 17:30


17:30 - 18:15 Closing Keynote - Equity in Pediatric Medical Device Access

Fireside Chat | Vernessa Pollard and Vasum Peiris


Announcement of Winners


Cocktail Reception

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