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Welcome to Medical Device Playbook 2019

Medical Device Playbook, Canada’s premiere commercialization and innovation event for medical device professionalsis returning 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. Presentations include entrepreneur case studies, human factors and design, and clinical/regulatory advice from industry veterans.

Event includes Lunch, Breaks, and Networking Reception. 


Detailed agenda will be published March 30, 2019.

Vancouver Speakers

  • William L. Hunter

    Chief Executive Officer of Canary Medical

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  • Darren Kramer

    Founder and President of Light Matter Interaction Inc

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  • Mikael Totterman

    Founder and CEO of Clerio Vision

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    Building a Medical Device Company Through Strategic Partnerships

  • Bill Walker

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

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  • Ali Ardakani

    o-Founder & Managing Director of Novateur Ventures

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  • Dan Buchner

    Founder and Principal of ‘praktikel

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  • 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 Medica

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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.”