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Medical Device Innovation Workshop

Monday, November 27, 12:00-5:30 PM
ZDG Medical Devices Park, Beijing, China


In this fast-paced, half-day workshop, you will learn the essentials of being a medical technology innovator and key opinion leader. The lectures are complemented by a series of hands-on activities. All attendees receive a bound copy of "The Medical Device Innovation Handbook," a comprehensive resource.

2017 Workshop Agenda
  Welcome & Introduction
12:00 pm "Needs Finding"
Joe Hale, Director, Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows Program, University of Minnesota
12:30 pm

"Clinical Needs Finding"
Gwen Fischer, Critical Care Physician, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

We will discuss how to find needs in a clinical setting. In addition, we will discuss how to properly vett these needs using various resources available to clinicians.

1:00 pm Needs Finding Exercise
1:30 pm Networking Break (refreshments available)
2:00 pm "Brainstorming"
Joe Hale, Director, Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows Program, University of Minnesota
2:30 pm Prototyping Activity
3:30 pm Networking Break (refreshments available)
4:00 pm "Market Assessment"
Mike Finch, Children's Hospitals and Clinics, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
5:30 pm Adjourn

 

Key Opinion Leaders

Joe HaleJoe Hale, Director, Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows Program, University of Minnesota

Dr. Joseph Hale is an independent medical device consultant with expertise in new product and business development. His experience includes various roles - including biomechanical test design, US/OUS regulatory support and market analysis - with several start-up and early stage medical device companies, including Raymedica, Spineology and Conventus Orthopaedics. He is also an alumnus of the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows Program at the University of Minnesota.

 

Gwen FischerGwen Fischer, Critical Care Physician, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Gwenyth Fischer is a pediatric Critical Care Physician at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. She is also an alumnus of the Medical Device Innovation Fellows Program at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Fischer founded and currently directs the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (PDIC), and is always focused on getting pediatric technologies to market. She has been a co-inventor of several adult and pediatric medical devices and currently acts as the clinical advisor for the Medical Device Center fellows program.

 

Mike FinchMike Finch, Children's Hospitals and Clinics, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

Michael Finch, Ph.D., received his degree in Sociology from the University of Minnesota. From 1984 through 1998 he was a member of the faculty of the Division of Health Services Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota where he reached the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. From 1998 through 2004 Dr. Finch was Director of Research Programs for UnitedHealth Group. He is currently a member of the Graduate Faculty at the University of Minnesota with appointments in the Carlson School of Management and the School of Public Health.

He teaches the required Healthcare Marketplace course for MILI and is one of the instructors for the Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory.


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