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Emerging Medical Technology Symposium

a Special Event @ InnoTech

11:30am – 6:30pm
April 13, 2017

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Registration for the 8th Annual Emerging Medical Technology Symposium is $55.00 and includes lunch, EMT presentations, evening reception, and access to InnoTech (on May 11, 2016).

Apply here to participate in the Rapid Fire Pitch Competition


Sponsored by:

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Emerging Medical Technology Symposium Agenda -

11:00am – 11:30am
Registration and networking

11:30am – 1:00pm
Luncheon and Keynote Presentation: How to Design for Human Users

Kirsten-Ostherr_80Kirsten Ostherr, PhD, MPH, Professor of English, Rice University
This talk will explain the role that human habits and cultural practices play in the success or failure of emerging medical technologies. By looking at how the context of use shapes human interactions with new technologies, Dr. Ostherr will show why user-centered design practices are becoming vital forms of engagement for healthcare startups.

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Session One: Best MedTech Financing Options For You

Charles_Plauche_80Charles Plauche, Principal, S3 Ventures
David M. Haselwood, MBA, MPH, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Prytime Medical Devices, Inc.
lisa59 - Cropped -  Lisa M. Kurek, Managing Partner, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC
 george karutz_80George Karutz, Managing Director, Pasadera Capital (MODERATOR)
This panel of experts will discuss various finance options and what is working now and in the near future. This is not your grandmother’s finance world anymore.  We will explore non-dilutive funding sources, proven finance alternatives and the VC perspective.


2:15pm – 3:00pm
Session Two: Building Value From Various Perspectives – Strategy, Product Adoption & Sales Growth & IP Protection

keith-peeples_80Keith M Peeples, President/CEO, BioMedical Enterprises
Zannes_80Maria Zannes, President and Chief Executive Officer, bioAffinity Technologies, Inc.
Pratap_80Pratap Khanwilkar, Ph.D, Vice-President, Product Development, InCube Labs
Gebhard-pic_80John Gebhard, PhD, Senior Executive Director, Office of Technology Commercialization, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio (MODERATOR)

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Afternoon Refreshment Break – Exhibitor Showcase

-Service Providers
-Networking Fair
-Exhibitor Tables/Information

3:30pm – 4:15pm
Session Three: Trending Topics
Moderated by Cynthia Day Grimes, Partner, Strasburger & Price, LLP and Tracy Embrey, Accounting Manager, Wave Healthcare

  1. Commercialization Strategies:  US or Europe First?
    Shannon Scott, MS, RAC, RA/QA Consultant

  2. Hiring Do’s and Don’ts: Tools for Building Your Ideal Team
    Adam Boland, Senior Counsel, Strasburger & Price, LLP

  3. Data Security and the Medical Environment
    Chris Gerritz,CEO + CO-FOUNDER, Infocyte

  4. Internet of Things and the Medical Community
    David Raine, Owner, 5 Minute, Inc.

  5. Start-up Sales and Marketing  - Best Strategies
    Lisa Owens, Partner, Regnier Valdez

4:25pm – 5:15pm
Session Four – Apply here to participate in the Rapid Fire Pitch Competition

Rapid Fire Company Pitch Competition for $1000 award


Exhibiting companies:

Nupak Medical, Ltd.Provenir


Temple Health and Bioscience District



5:15pm – 5:30pm

Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks

Gabi_Neiderauer_80Gabriele G. Niederauer,PhD, CEO and President, Bluegrass Vascular Technologies, Inc.
Chair of Organizing Committee

5:30pm – 6:30pm
Reception / Networking

Thank you to the Emerging Medical Technology Advisory Board for lending their time & expertise to the event:

COMMITTEE CHAIR: Gabi_Neiderauer_80
Gabriele G. Niederauer
,PhD, CEO and President, Bluegrass Vascular Technologies, Inc.
Chair of Organizing Committee
Cynthia-Grimes_80Cynthia Day Grimes
Strasburger & Price, LLP
corey_80Corey Levenson, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
ViroXis Corporation
Tracy-Embrey_80Tracy Embrey
Accounting Manager
Wave Healthcare
Matt Scherer
Chief Executive Officer
Scherer Communications
Joe_Skraba_80Joe Skraba
President and CEO
ENTvantage Dx, Inc. 
GV_Nebulab_80Guillermo Vela
Gebhard-pic_80John Gebhard
PhD, Senior Executive Director
Office of Technology Commercialization
University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio