MEDTECH PARTNERING CONFERENCE - Tuesday, March 3, 2020
UCLA Technology Development Group, in partnership with MedTech Innovator, is proud to host the 8th Annual UCLA MedTech Partnering Conference at the UCLA California NanoSystems Institute on Tuesday March 3, 2020 from 9:45 am to 7pm. The conference provides a unique opportunity for inventors, investors and industry executives to establish new relationships for furthering innovation. In addition to the speaker track, the program includes a demonstration track of the latest innovations in medical devices from around the region, and a Partnering Lounge for 1-1 partnering organized via the jujama partnering app.
9:00am Registration opens
9:30am Partnering Lounge opens (5th floor Presentation Space)
9:30am Welcome Remarks
Dina Lozofsky, Sr Director of Business Development, UCLA TDG
Paul Grand, CEO, MedTech Innovator
9:40am State of the Industry
Casey McGlynn, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
10:00am Accelerating Bio Discovery with Machine Learning
Philip Nelson, Director of Engineering, Google
10:30am Rise of Digital Medication as an Alternative to Drugs
Moderator: Joel Kehle, Business Development Officer, UCLA TDG
Benjamin Lewis, CEO, Limbix
Martha Lawrence, CEO, AccendoWave
11:10am UCLA TDG Innovation Fund: Crossing the Chasm (Fast Pitches) Moderator: Matthew Savary, Innovation Fund & New Ventures Principal, UCLA TDG
Three projects teams from the UCLA Innovation Fund portfolio will discuss their products, the need that gave rise to them and their impact on patients.
UCLA Biodesign Program
Introduction: Jennifer McCaney, Co-Executive Director, UCLA Biodesign
1:00pm Real World Data
Jacqueline Law, Vice President, Global Head of Personalized Healthcare Data Science, Roche
1:20pm Transforming UCLA IP into Products
Moderator, Amir Naiberg, Associate Vice Chancellor/CEO of UCLA TDG
Jay Wang, CEO, Zenomics
Koren Bertolli (CAO) and Nicole Durden (COO), Sonosim
These two fireside chats will discuss how our partners are transforming UCLA innovations into products.
2:00pm - 4:30pm Demo Track in the Presentation Space!
Enjoy a series of 10 minute demonstrations throughout the afternoon from startups and research institutions from around the region. Feel free to pop in/out throughout the afternoon or while you are waiting for your partnering meetings to begin.
2:00pm Current Perspectives/Trends in Digital Health and Patient Data
Moderator: Jill Gordon, Partner, Co-chair, Life Sciences Practice, Nixon Peabody
Clara Lajonchere, PhD, Deputy Director, UCLA Institute for Precision Health
Mike Pfeffer MD, FACP, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer, UCLA Health Science
3:10pm Connected Medtech Product Development: Lessons Learned in a Complex Digital Ecosystem
Jan Zukowski, Director of Digital Products, Ximedica
Michael Neidert, VP Strategic Development, Ximedica
A discussion of watch-outs with early medical device product development, especially with regard to cloud connectivity, data, user design, user interface and more.
3:30pm Investor Panel: Trends in the MedTech Industry
Moderator: Hallie Kuhn, Principal, Alexandria Venture Investments
Jay Schmelter, Managing Director, RiverVest Ventures Partners
Luke Hayes, Managing Director, Torrent Ventures
Caitlin Wege, Partner, MooDoos Investments
Hear from investors who are actively investing in our industry about what’s hot, what’s not and what interests them.
4:15pm MedTech Innovator Award Winner
Introduction: Paul Grand
4:30pm MedTech Terms for the Non-Scientist/Buzzword Bingo!
Moderator: Matthew Savary, New Ventures Principal, UCLA TDG
Kwame Ulmer, Venture Partner, Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health
Amy Hurwitz, Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group
We are going to give the audience a chance to ask our experts about all that pesky jargon that everyone seems to know exactly what they mean(but maybe nobody does!). For all of you experts out there, this will also be Buzzword Bingo!
5:00pm Partnering Lounge closes
This event is held in coordination with the MedTech Innovator LA Pitch Event on March 2, 2020. Attendance at the pitch event is by invitation only. Startups should apply here by Jan. 17 to be considered. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer for the LA Pitch Event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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