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Welcome to Medical Device
Commercialization Playbook 2017
VANCOUVER

Medical Device Commercialization Playbook 2017, Canada’s premiere event for medical device professionalsis coming to the Vancouver Convention Centre on April 4, 2017.

A full day of industry speakers and panels from British Columbia and across North America will discuss what it takes to Get Your Product Right. Network and learn 2017 trends, opportunities, and strategies for: Entrepreneur Case Studies, Getting the Product Right,  and Clinical/Regulatory advice from industry veterans.

Spend a day at the Vancouver Convention Centre sharing expertise, learning, and collaborating to foster innovation.  

Agenda

 

Vancouver Speakers

  • Sam Browd

    Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Inventor, Entrepreneur. Co-Founder & CMO: Aqueduct, Navisonics, Vicis, & eLoupes.

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    Key success factors in clinical entrepreneurship based on four successful University of Washington spin-outs

  • Bill Saltzstein

    President, Code Blue Consulting

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    Secrets of successful medical device connectivity
     
    Panel Discussion: Keys to getting the product right

  • Joel Weinstein

    President, Principal at MAVEN Medical Device Strategies, Boston MA

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    Case studies in product-market fit
     
    Panel Discussion: Keys to getting the product right

  • Amr Salahieh

    President & CEO at Shifamed LLC

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    Shifamed: Optimizing the Medical Device Incubator Model
     
    Panel Discussion: Keys to getting the product right

  • Paul Charlebois, BID

    Industrial Design / Human Factors Manager at StarFish Medical

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    Leveraging user familiarization for optimal design success
     
    Panel Discussion: Keys to getting the product right

  • Greg Browne

    Product Development Manager Novadaq Technologies Inc.

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    Discovering the unknown "unknowns" in product development

  • Scott Phillips

    CEO & Founder StarFish Medical, Creator Medical Device Commercialization Playbook

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    The state of Canada's medtech industry
     
    Closing Comments

  • Vesna Janic

    Director of QA/RA StarFish Medical

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    2 Case Studies of Integrating quality systems into ISO 13485:206
     
    Panel Discussion: The impact of the next ISO13485:2016 standard

  • Nadia Marchant

    Executive Director, Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs | McKesson Imaging & Workflow Solutions

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    2 Case Studies of Integrating quality systems into ISO 13485:206
     
    Panel Discussion: The impact of the next ISO13485:2016 standard

  • Ken Pilgrim

    Director RA & QA, Emergo Group

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    All you need to know about ISO13485:2016 in 15 minutes
     
    Panel Discussion: The impact of the next ISO13485:2016 standard

Location

VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE
West Meeting Rooms 301-305
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
Canada

2016 Playbook recap

Last year’s events in Toronto and Vancouver were a hit with participants, speakers, and sponsors. Veteran speakers providing industry insights and experience joined packed rooms full of the medical device entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and business cards in a day-long event designed specifically for local medtech innovators.

From a post-event survey:

  • 91% of Medical Device company attendees found the event Extremely Useful
  • 92% would recommend the event to friends

 “It is the only ‘conference’ of its type in Canada. I really enjoyed that it was all about the business and commercialization aspects of the health-tech industry and not heavily based on technology.”