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Agenda

  • 08:00 – 8:45

    Registration, Coffee/Tea & Networking

  • 08:45 – 9:00

    Welcome & Opening Remarks

    SCOTT PHILLIPS, CEO, StarFish Medical
    HON. GEORGE CHOW, Minister of State for Trade, British Columbia

  • 9:00 - 10:15

    Entrepreneur Presentations

    STAN LAPIDUS: Asking Better Questions - how asking new questions leads to the development of large businesses.

    DOUG GOERTZEN: Kardium – The journey of transforming a naïve idea into a commercial medical device

  • 10:15 - 10:45

    Coffee/Tea & Networking

  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Designing Your Company

    MITCH LEVINSON: Cerebrotech: A company “designed” to survive an unforgiving financing environment

    MICHAEL HOEY: Are you limiting your platform's potential?

  • 12:15 - 13:00

    Lunch

  • 13:00 - 13:10

    Afternoon Welcome & Opening Remarks

    DR. LESLEY ESFORD, President & CEO, LifeSciences British Columbia

  • 13:10 - 13:50

    Reducing Risk

    JENS QUISTGAARD: Risk Reduction in Medical Device Development

  • 13:50 -14:25

    Partnering

    PAUL WEBER: Doing strategic partner deals

  • 14:25 - 15:00

    Human Factors

    VIRGINIA A. LANG: Human Factors is good business -- not an obstacle!

  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Coffee/Tea & Networking

  • 15:30 - 16:00

    Getting The Product Right

    KEVIN STRANGE: My 20 years of Medical Device Start-ups in Vancouver

  • 16:00 - 16:30

    Clinical/Regulatory

    VESNA JANIC: ISO 13485: 2016
    Lessons learned from our transition audit

    JAMES JACKSON: Are you designing for the correct guidance regulations?
    FDA Guidance Finder

  • 16:30 - 16:50

    Changing Perspectives

    SCOTT PHILLIPS: Dream a Bigger Dream

  • 16:50 - 17:00

    Closing Remarks

    SCOTT PHILLIPS: Closing Remarks

  • 17:00 - 18:00

    Networking Reception

    ELAYNE WANDLER: Reception Welcome

    Reception sponsored by Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator