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
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      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
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      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)
  • Kathleen Harder, PhDDirector, Center for Design in HealthUniversity of Minnesota

    Kathleen Harder, PhD, is Director, Center for Design in Health, University of Minnesota, and Director of Graduate Studies, Human Factors Program, University of Minnesota.In her research program, Dr. Harder investigates problems in health care delivery and employs deep cognitive systems design to improve human performance and facilitate safe, effective, and efficient patient care. For more than 15 years she has applied her expertise in human behavior and human-centered systems design to guide users toward desired behaviors in health care delivery. Her work has been implemented with excellent outcomes in a variety of health care contexts across the United States.

    After conducting an extensive analysis of surgical procedures in perioperative services in eight Minnesota hospital facilities, she developed the Safe Surgery Process to prevent wrong-patient, wrong-procedure, and wrong-site surgery. The Safe Surgery Process is designed to foster the active cognitive engagement of all team members, making the process more rigorous, reliable, and effective so that surgery patients receive the correct procedure at the correct site. In 2009, the Joint Commission approved the Safe Surgery Process as an alternate universal protocol in the State of Minnesota. Since that time, this system has been implemented in many hospitals in Minnesota and other states and is currently undergoing implementation at other hospitals on the East Coast.

    Dr. Harder has conducted extensive systems analyses and generated recommendations to improve care delivery with a variety of different processes including heparin administration, blood transfusion process and policy, preventing unintentionally retained foreign objects following surgery, handling of surgical specimens, and systems issues surrounding administering medications to patients. From a medical device standpoint, she has led a comprehensive analysis of four IV pumps, including usability testing with front line nurses, to inform the purchasing decision of a large health care organization.

    She has also conducted extensive analyses of the functionality of electronic medical records systems and has, among other things, worked closely with a large health care organization to design electronic orders for blood transfusions. The focus of this work has been on systematically analyzing and redesigning orders and clinical documentation to complement the needs of health care practitioners, to ease their workflow rather than hinder it.


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