November 8-9, 2017Minneapolis Convention CenterMinneapolis, MN

2017 Minneapolis Content Schedule

Use the scheduling tool below to browse all the available sessions, speakers and topics at this year's event. Find the content and sessions to fit all of your educational needs and ensure you get the most out of your time at the show.

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    • Wednesday | 8:30am
    • 0, 8:30am - 9:10am
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      Moderator:
      Kevin Arnal (Beachfront Design)
      Panelists:
      Jennifer Raeder-Devens (Becton Dickinson), Ralph Cardinal (Boston Scientific), Matt Adams (Minnetronix)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing, Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 8:30am - 11:45am
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Brian Mullins (Kablooe)
      Format: Workshop
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track C: Hands-On Workshops
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Wednesday | 9:10am
    • 0, 9:10am - 9:15am
      Location:  
      Chairperson:
      Bill Betten (Devicix by Nortech)
      Format:
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 9:10am - 9:15am
      Location:  
      Chairperson:
      Derek Mathers (Worrell)
      Format:
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Wednesday | 9:15am
    • 0, 9:15am - 10:00am
      Location:  
      Moderator:
      Bill Betten (Devicix by Nortech)
      Panelists:
      Adam Reinhardt (Boston Scientific), Ryan Douglas (Nextern), Eric Johnson (Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition, Inc)
      Format: Panel
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 9:15am - 10:00am
      Location:  
      Moderator:
      Bonnie Kee-Bowling (Integer Holdings, Inc.)
      Speaker:
      Alex Thaler (Smiths Medical)
      Panelists:
      Dale Larson (Draper Labs), Srihari Yamanoor (DesignAbly)
      Format: Panel
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Wednesday | 10:15am
    • 0, 10:15am - 11:00am
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Steve Geist (Edwards Lifesciences, Transcatheter Mitral & Tricuspid Therapies)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 10:15am - 11:00am
      Location:  
      Speakers:
      Stephanie Christopher (Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC)), Anindita Saha (Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Office of the Center Director, U.S. FDA)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Wednesday | 11:00am
    • 0, 11:00am - 11:45am
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      John Crombie (ZSX Medical)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 11:00am - 11:45am
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Nikhil Murdeshwar (Olympus)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Wednesday | 12:00pm
    • 0, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
      Location:  103B
      Keynote:
      Eric Topol, MD (Scripps Research Institute (STSI))
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Keynote (Free)
      Session Type: Keynote (Free)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid), Expo (Free)
    • Wednesday | 1:15pm
    • 0, 1:15pm - 2:00pm
      Location:  
      Speakers:
      John Rondoni (Inspire Medical Systems), Sandy Wixon (Medtronic CRHF), Terry Woods (US FDA)
      Format: Case Study
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 1:15pm - 2:00pm
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      James Marti (University of Minnesota, Minnesota Nano Center)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 1:15pm - 4:00pm
      Location:  
      Speakers:
      Paul Iaizzo, PhD, FHRS (University of Minnesota Visible Heart® Lab), Brandon Bogdalek (Worrell), Pamela Omdahl, PhD (Medtronic), Jay Reid (Medtronic Global Medical Education), Michael Bateman, PhD (University of Minnesota Visible Heart® Lab)
      Format: Workshop
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track C: Hands-On Workshops
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Wednesday | 2:00pm
    • 0, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Reza Taghavi, PhD (Tactile Image, Inc.)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Karen Corallo (Greenberg Traurig)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Wednesday | 2:45pm
    • 0, 2:45pm - 3:15pm
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Len Czuba (Czuba Enterprises)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 2:45pm - 3:15pm
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Audrey Turley (Nelson Labs)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Wednesday | 3:15pm
    • 0, 3:15pm - 4:00pm
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Mark Wehde (Mayo Clinic- Division of Engineering )
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 3:15pm - 4:00pm
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Binita Sinha (Cantel Medical)
      Format: Panel
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Wednesday | 4:00pm
    • 0, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Mark Domyahn (Pursuance Consulting)
      Format: Case Study
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
      Location:  
      Moderator:
      Jamie Hartford (UBM Americas, Advanced Manufacturing Group)
      Format: Tour
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Wednesday | 4:30pm
    • 0, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
      Location:  
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Thursday | 8:25am
    • 0, 8:25am - 8:30am
      Location:  
      Chairperson:
      Ryan Douglas (Nextern)
      Format:
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 8:25am - 8:30am
      Location:  
      Chairperson:
      David Copeland (Ximedica)
      Format:
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Thursday | 8:30am
    • 0, 8:30am - 9:15am
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Cushing Hamlen (DPM Insight)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 8:30am - 11:45am
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Brandon Bogdalek (Worrell)
      Format: Workshop
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track C: Hands-On Workshops
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 8:30am - 9:15am
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Jeff McCloud (Ximedica)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Thursday | 9:15am
    • 0, 9:15am - 10:00am
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Kathleen Harder, PhD (University of Minnesota)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 9:15am - 10:00am
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Brian Loushine (Nextern)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Thursday | 10:15am
    • 0, 10:15am - 11:00am
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Perry Parendo (Perry's Solutions)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 10:15am - 11:00am
      Location:  
      Speakers:
      Sean Hägen (BlackHägen Design), Michael Lynch (Intertek)
      Format: Case Study
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Thursday | 11:00am
    • 0, 11:00am - 11:45am
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Mu Young Lee (Varian Medical Systems)
      Format: Case Study
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 11:00am - 11:45am
      Location:  
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Thursday | 1:15pm
    • 0, 1:15pm - 1:45pm
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Mike Drues (Vascular Sciences)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 1:15pm - 1:45pm
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Mark Gardner, MBA, JD (Gardner Law)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Thursday | 1:45pm
    • 0, 1:45pm - 2:15pm
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Meghan Thorne (Medrobotics)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 1:45pm - 2:15pm
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Nicholas Paradise (Wright Medical)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Thursday | 2:30pm
    • 0, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Natalie Abts (MedStar Health, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
      Location:  
      Format: Presentation
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Thursday | 3:00pm
    • 0, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
      Location:  
      Moderator:
      Jamie Hartford (UBM Americas, Advanced Manufacturing Group)
      Format: Tour
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track A: Product Development and Manufacturing
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
      Location:  
      Speakers:
      Jorge Chaves (Boston Scientific), Carol Piedra (Boston Scientific)
      Format: Case Study
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
    • Thursday | 3:30pm
    • 0, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
      Location:  
      Speaker:
      Russ Branaghan, PhD (Research Collective)
      Format: Case Study
      Industry: Medtech
      Track: Medtech Track B: R&D and User-Centered Design
      Session Type: Conference (Paid)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid)
      0, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
      Location:  TBD
      Speaker:
      Gianfranco Bonanome (Intelligent Product Solutions)
      Format: Presentation
      Industry:
      Track: Center Stage (Free)
      Session Type: Center Stage (Free)
      Pass Type: Conference (Paid), Expo (Free)
  • Kevin ArnalOwnerBeachfront Design

    Kevin Arnal is an energetic R&D leader specializing in engineering management, program management and product development. Currently he is the Principal at Beachfront Design, a Minneapolis-based firm that delivers product development consulting for the medical device industry. Previously he was the Director of R&D at American Medical Systems, which was the number one provider of medical devices in the US markets served. As an R&D professional with over 20 years of results-driven leadership in engineering, Mr. Arnal has a track record of developing high-performing teams and delivering innovative new surgical, implantable, and capital equipment medical products to market.

    Prior to American Medical Systems, Mr. Arnal held a variety of technical leadership positions at Plasmon, Minntech and Management Graphics in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Intermec in Seattle, Washington, where he developed electro-mechanical equipment and mechanisms for the medical device, industrial equipment and high-tech markets.

    Mr. Arnal earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and is a grad¬uate of the Minnesota Executive Program from the Carlson School of Business. He is currently named on 29 patents covering medical devices and electro-mechanical equipment and mechanisms and has brought 11 new medical devices to first-in-human use and launched 8 new medical devices.


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