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Welcome to Medical Device Playbook 2019

Medical Device Playbook is Canada’s largest Medtech event for entrepreneurial companies and medical device professionals. MDPLAYBOOK returns to the Vancouver Terminal City Club on May 23, 2019.

Industry speakers and panels from British Columbia and across North America will discuss, network and learn 2019 trends, opportunities, and strategies to Maximize Your Founder, Company and Device Value. Presentations include entrepreneur case studies, success stories, deal making, financing and clinical/regulatory advice from industry veterans.

Event includes Lunch, Breaks, and Networking Reception. 


Vancouver Speakers

  • William L. Hunter

    Chief Executive Officer of Canary Medical

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    "Smart Medical Devices" – My Career in Convergence

  • Darren Kraemer

    Founder and President of Light Matter Interaction Inc

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    Case Study: Bringing to market ophthalmology and biodiagnostic applications of a new laser technology

  • J. Mikael Totterman

    Founder and CEO of Clerio Vision

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    Building a Medical Device Company Through Strategic Partnerships

    In taking this approach, it is important to structure the partnerships in ways that both propel progress and align the interest of all the parties involved.

  • Bill Walker

    Co-Founder and Chief Technology Architect HemoSonics, LLC, Director of Engineering Entrepreneurial Ventures at Duke University

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    Ultrasound Entrepreneurship: Perspectives as a Player and a Coach

  • Ali Ardakani

    o-Founder & Managing Director of Novateur Ventures

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    Panel: Current & Future trends on medical device financing & partnerships

  • Cyril V. Philip

    Principal, Providence Ventures

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    Panelist: Current & Future trends on medical device financing & partnerships

  • Nishant Rastogi

    Senior Associate, New Rhein Healthcare Investors

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    Panelist: Current & Future trends on medical device financing & partnerships

  • Dr. Sabina Bruehlmann

    Director of Technology and Co-founder of Zephyr Sleep Technologies

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    Successfully Navigating the De Novo pathway for FDA Clearance

  • Brian Shoemaker

    International Medical Device Software Consultant

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    Risk Management and the Agile Approach

  • Vesna Janic

    Director of QA/RA, StarFish Medical

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    Successfully Navigating the De Novo pathway for FDA Clearance

  • Scott Phillips

    CEO and Founder of StarFish Medical

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    Analysis: Maximizing value for medtech founders, companies and devices

  • Wendy Hurlburt

    President & CEO of LifeSciences BC

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    Afternoon Welcome & Opening Remarks


Terminal City Club
Metropolitan Ballroom
837 W Hastings Street
Vancouver BC V6C 1B6
(604) 681-4121

2018 recap

The 2018 events in Toronto and Vancouver were a hit with 450+ participants, speakers, and sponsors. Veteran speakers providing industry insights and experience joined rooms full of the medical device entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and business cards in a day-long event designed specifically for local medtech innovators.

100% of 2018 Vancouver attendee respondents rated Medical Device Playbook 2018 excellent or very good overall in post event survey.

 “One of the best conferences that I’ve ever attended.”