MEDTECH 2018 Agenda

November 13, 2018

10:00 am - 11:45 am: Registration | OnCenter, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY 13202

11:45 am - 1:00 pm: Keynote - Sean Swarner, young adult cancer survivor, world record holder, adventurer, performance coach, author of "Keep Climbing"

    • Be inspired by Sean's message of perseverance in the face of adversity and how medical advancements are transforming the lives of millions around the world. Learn more about Sean here.

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1:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Networking Break, Tech Showcase & Career Connections

  • Connect with vendors, suppliers and service providers. See the latest products, learn about cutting edge developments, and connect with the companies that will move your business forward.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Targeted Speed Networking©

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  • Easier. Smarter. Targeted. Trackable. Take part in a customized schedule of meetings with other professionals based on your preferences. Learn more here.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Innovation Spotlight - Hear entrepreneurs and innovators from across the state tell their unique stories.

  • Kelsey Moody, CEO - Ichor Therapeutics Inc. (Syracuse) website
  • Dave Fuehrer, Co-Founder & CEO - GRYT Health (Rochester) website
  • Leslie Kimerling, Co-Founder & CEO - Double Helix Optics (Rochester) website
  • Matthew Colpoys, CEO - Tactiva Therapeutics Inc. (Buffalo) website
  • John O'Kane, Co-Founder - SOMML Health (Albany) website

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Maximizing Your Member Benefits

  • Learn about member-only discounts and special programs through Membership Advantage. Receive your customized Savings Report, and ensure you're getting the most out of your membership and not leaving money on the table.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Networking Break, Tech Showcase & Career Connections

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Plenary Session - Empire State Development - New York State Resources for the Life Sciences and Manufacturing Industries

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Reception - Connect with your bio/med colleagues from across New York

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Bio, Blues, Bar-B-Que, and Brews @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

  • Enjoy a night of great food, cold beer, and camaraderie at the Original Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, a Syracuse landmark.

November 14, 2018

7:30 am - 9:00 am: Keynote - John Nosta, Founder, NOSTALAB

      • Be motivated and challenged by the foremost thought leader in science, medicine, and innovation. Learn more about John here.


9:00 am - 9:30 am: Networking Break, Tech Showcase & Career Connections

9:30 am - 10:30 am: Session 1

Regulatory & Policy
Verification and Validation
  • The regulatory impact of V&V through the product life cycle of medical devices
    • Moderator: Gina Guido-Redden, Owner; COO and Managing Partner, Coda Corp USA
    • Walt Murray, CSSMB, RAB/QSA/IATCA/IRCA, CTS Facilitator, SPC/SQC; Principal Consultant of PinPoint Consulting
Innovation &Technology
Natural Language Understanding for Pharma
  • Malaikannan Sankarasubbu, VP, AI Research at Saama Technologies
    • Malaikannan loves anything data. He has a keen interest in developing high-performance Artificial Intelligence-based GPU driven solutions for critical problems. He is currently working on optimizing and accelerating clinical trials.
How to Spend Your First $100k
  • Guiding CEOs and those responsible for guiding new product innovation to market. Case studies on what and what not to do first when commercializing breakthrough products.

10:30 am - 11:00 am: Networking Break, Tech Showcase & Career Connections

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Session 2

Regulatory & Policy
  • Linda Chatwin, Esq, RAC, Sr. Customer Solutions Consultant, Health Sciences Division - Emergo, a UL Company
Innovation & Technology
Intellectual Property Rights and Encouraging Innovation
  • Learn about the functions that intellectual property rights possess in catalyzing innovation and creativity
    • James Muldoon, Partner, Harris Beach, PLLC
    • Alice Li, Executive Director, Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University
    • Jeff Dunbar, Director, Technology Transfer at University of Buffalo
    • Dennis Sullivan, Partner, Barclay Damon, LLP
    • Heather Hage, Vice President, Industry and External Affairs, Research Foundation for SUNY
From Proof of Concept to Design for Manufacturing, Jumping the Chasm

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm: Networking Break, Tech Showcase & Career Connections

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Navigating the International Regulatory Environment featuring representatives from FDA and Health Canada

  • Nicholas Mendiola, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Public Health Service, Medical Device Specialist, U.S. FDA
  • David Boudreau, Executive Director, Medical Devices Bureau, Health Canada / Government of Canada

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Networking Break, Tech Showcase & Career Connections

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Session 3

Regulatory & Policy
Cyber Security/Data Integrity
  • Mickey Garcia, Director of Product Management, MasterControl
Innovation & Technology
Blockchain 101
  • Sam Marrazzo, Buffalo Niagara Medical Center
  • Bina Ramamurthy, PhD. Research Associate Professor
Incubator Resources
  • Marc Alessi, Executive Director - Business Incubator Association of New York State (BIANYS)

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Awards Ceremony

4:30 pm: Adjournment