Innovation Summit

Preliminary Program
Day 1: Saturday, April 29, 2017

6:30 AM


7:00 AM

Greetings and Overview
W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr. & Pedro J. del Nido

Breakfast Session: The Value of Networking
Moderated by: David R. Jones

7:15 AM

Summit Challenges
Michael J. Mack

7:45 AM

Morning Keynote Address: Surgeon Innovators and the Innovation Imperative
James L. Cox

Session 1: Generating Great Ideas
Moderated by: Yolonda L. Colson

8:15 AM

Seeing Unmet Clinical Opportunities
William E. Cohn

8:30 AM

Forming a Team: Collateral Talent Engagement
Pedro J. del Nido

8:45 AM

Building Your Prototype and Testing Your Idea
Todd Rosengart

9:00 AM

Is My Idea Worth Pursuing?
Panel Discussion

9:20 AM


Session 2: Managing Your Intellectual Property
Moderated by: Todd Rosengart

9:35 AM

How to Protect your IP Initially?
W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr.

9:50 AM

Creating Valuable IP: The Invention Process
Richard Stack

10:05 AM

Preparing a Successful Patent Application
Vern Norviel

10:20 AM

IP From Start to Patent
Panel Discussion

Session 3: The Opportunity Gap – Where Ideas Starve
Moderated by: Mark Rodefeld

10:40 AM

What Is Between a Prototype and Commercialization
Michael J. DiMaio

10:55 AM

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and NIH for your Idea
Bartley P. Griffith

11:10 AM

Can COI Kill Good Ideas? Derisking your Technologic Idea
Pedro J. del Nido

11:25 AM 

Accelerating Translation, First-in-Human Studies and Start-Ups
Jeffery Karp

11:40 AM 

The FDA and Me! The Pathway
Michael J. Mack

11:55 AM

Panel Discussion: How to Prototype and What to do with it: Gain Momentum through the Gap

12:15 AM 


12:30 PM

Lunch Keynote Address: Idea to Commercialization – Personal Reflection
William E. Cohn

Session 4: Commercialization
Moderated by: Michael J. Mack

1:15 PM

When and How to Bring in Partners
Arthur J. Hiller

1:30 PM

The MitralClip Story: From Concept to Commercialization
Frederick G. St. Goar

Session 5: Industry Discussion

2:20 PM Afternoon Keynote Address: The Future of Biotech is Bright
Glenn V. Batchelder

2:50 PM How Can Surgeons Work With Industry Today? Industry Panel Discussion
Charles Bridges, Johnson and Johnson
Andrew Cleeland, Medtronic
Michael Dale, Abbott
Frederick G. St. Goar, The Foundry
Francesco Maisano, University of Zurich
Stanton Rowe, Edwards Lifesciences
LivaNova Representative 

3:30 PM


Session 6: Innovation to Commercialization Workshop
Moderated by: Richard S. Stack & William N. Starling

3:45 PM Incubate that Idea and Get It to Patient Care!

5:30 PM Adjourn

*Program is subject to change. 

 W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr & Pedro J. del Nido
 W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr & Pedro J. del Nido