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)
  • Mark Gardner, MBA, JDPresidentGardner Law

    Mark provides regulatory counsel to medical technology and pharmaceutical companies. Prior to practicing law he worked in product commercialization and development at three companies, MedTox (now LabCorp), Celleration (now Alliqua), and ev3 (now Covidien-Medtronic). Mark has been invited to speak nationally and internationally nearly eighty times on regulatory topics that impact the life sciences industry. His practice focuses on counseling companies on regulations that impact the commercialization of medical technologies and pharmaceuticals.
    Mark counsels clients on how to mitigate the risks that the Sales and Marketing functions present. He performs compliance assessments and implements compliance programs, trains companies on how to interact with healthcare professionals, and provides counseling on how to avoid and respond to enforcement actions. Mark performs investigations and negotiates with the FDA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of clients. He has convinced the government not to escalate enforcement actions on numerous occasions.

    Mark teaches FDA law as an Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He sits on the Advisory Board for the school's nationally ranked Health Law Institute. He is also the school Health Law Regulatory Compliance Competition Coach. Mark sits on the Section Council for the Minnesota State Bar Association Food, Drug, and Device Law Section. He has chaired the Section. Mark has Co-Chaired the Medical Alley Regulatory Special Interest Group. He is a member of the American Bar Association.


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