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Emerging Medical Technology Symposium

a Special Event @ InnoTech

11:30am – 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Rooms 203 and 204

Registration for the 7th Annual Emerging Medical Technology Symposium is $54.00 and includes lunch, EMT presentations, evening reception, and access to InnoTech (on April 9, 2015).

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 - Sea Change in Big Pharma

How the Orphan Drug Act of 1983 Redefined the Industry
RJHphoto_80Rick Hawkins
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lumos Pharma, Inc.


1:15pm – 2:15pm
Session One

Three Pillars of a Start-up
Raising money, generating critical performance data and engaging key advisors are crucial activities for medical start-ups.  Our seasoned panel will share their insights and expertise on funding sources for various business stages, on creating pre-clinical and clinical data for regulatory submissions, publications, etc. and on contracting the right resources to build value.
Joe_Skraba_80Joe Skraba, President and CEO, ENTvantage Dx, Inc. (Moderator)
David-A.-Spencer_80David Spencer, President/CEO, Pryor Medical Devices, Inc.
& President, Texas Intrepid Ventures
LPH-headshot_80Lynne Hohlfeld, SVP, Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer
Asuragen, Inc.
fred_ginger_80Fred DingerChief Executive Officer, Aerin Medical, Inc.

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Session Two

TRENDING TOPICS:  Breaking News in Medical Technology Industry 
The medical technology industry is changing every day.  In SNL style, hear about several important topics in 5 minute fast paced presentations.  Topics will include: Social Media and how to regulate, Prototyping & 3-D Printing, Wearable devices and regulating, venture fellows and introduction of a new physician entrepreneur chapter.
Topics: Presenter: 
Venture for America emily_bowe_80Emily Bowe, Operations Manager, 80/20 Foundation
Wearable Devices and Regulating  Bob RouderCounsel, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Valuation Don_80Don Douglas,CEO, liquid networx
Social Media Regulation Debra-Innocenti_80Debra Innocenti, Partner, Strasburger, LLP
Prototyping & 3-D Printing Albert_Pavin_80Albert ParvinPrincipal Engineer
, Southwest Research Institute
,Division 14, Applied Physics
Physician Entrepreneurs – New Chapter to leverage the SAT talents D_HARGROVE_80Dan Hargrove, President, Alamo MD, LLC

3:30pm – 4:00pm
Afternoon Refreshment Break – Exhibitor Showcase

-Service Providers
-Networking Fair
-Exhibitor Tables/Information

4:00pm – 4:45pm
Session Three

Rapid Fire Company Pitch Competition for $1000 award
In front of the entire conference, six exciting emerging medical technology companies will go toe to toe and demo for a chance at $1,000.  One of the main highlights of the day.
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Perseus Holdings USA
Inner Ally
Bluegrass Vascular Technologies, Inc.
Pryor Medical
Aerin Medical


Exhibiting companies:

The Bank of San Antonio
Norton Rose Fulbright
NuPak Medical LTD
Rosenthal, Pauerstein, Sandoloski, Agather, LLP
Strasburger  LLP
Vention Medical
Wortham Insurance & Risk Management
Xite Realty


4:45pm – 5:00pm 

Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks

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

5:00pm – 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, LLP
corey_80Corey Levenson, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
ViroXis Corporation
Tracy-Embrey_80Tracy Embrey
Accounting Manager
Wave Healthcare
Lori-Haglund_80Lori Haglund
Project Director, Expansion Markets
MCCI Group Holdings, LLC
Joe_Skraba_80Joe Skraba
President and CEO
ENTvantage Dx, Inc.