DeviceTalks Minnesota 2020 Agenda

*Timing and session topics are subject to change

Day 1
01 Jun 2020
Day 2
02 Jun 2020

Keynote Interview: Engineering a Path to the CEO’s office

Few technologies face as many different design and implementation challenges as neurostimulation. In this panel you’ll hear from two engineer-turned-CEOs who are leading two of the more accomplished start-ups in this field.
Mike Favet
Nadim Yared

Innovation & Finance (2 Sessions)

Engineering and operating a start-ups requires a whole different set of skills. In this track you’ll learn how to build a better Medtech business.

Engineering Tools & Tech (2 Sessions)

From sensors to additive manufacturing, the pace of medtech innovation will only accelerate as new technologies are brought into the process. Find out what the next new essential component of your design process will be from tech leaders.

Manufacturing & Sourcing (2 Sessions)

OEMs, start-ups and contract manufacturers must comply with increasing regulatory oversight, concerns over sterilization and a changing regulatory landscape. Hear how your colleagues are finding success in these challenging times.

Engineering Tools & Tech (2 Session)

From sensors to additive manufacturing, the pace of medtech innovation will only accelerate as new technologies are brought into the process. Find out what the next new essential component of your design process will be from tech leaders.

Manufacturing & Sourcing (TBD)

OEMs, start-ups and contract manufacturers must comply with increasing regulatory oversight, concerns over sterilization and a changing regulatory landscape. Hear how your colleagues are finding success in these challenging times.

Innovation & Finance (1 Session)

Engineering and operating a start-ups requires a whole different set of skills. In this track you’ll learn how to build a better Medtech business.

Keynote Interview with Tim Herbert, President & CEO, Inspire Medical Systems, Inc.

Tim Herbert founded Inspire Medical Systems in 2007. Since then, the company has raised VC, launched a disruptive product, gone public and grown into an industry leader. Herbert, who was recognized by E&Y as entrepreneur of the year, will speak to carrying an idea from inception to IPO and Beyond.
Tim Herbert

Prototype & Product Development

Medtech innovation requires a team effort. Innovators, engineers, clinicians and product developers need to find the best ways to work together to create devices that are beneficial, safe and cost-effective to the Medtech Sector.

Regulatory & Reimbursement

Finding a Sure Path Through MDR, Brexit and Other Global Challenges

Prototype & Product Development (1 Sessions)

Medtech innovation requires a team effort. Innovators, engineers, clinicians and product developers need to find the best ways to work together to create devices that are beneficial, safe and cost-effective to the Medtech Sector

Keynote Interview with Penny Wheeler, MD, President & CEO of Allina Health

How is technology fundamentally change how we’re treating patients. In this keynote interview, Penny Wheeler, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who took over as CEO of Allina in 2015, will share how the healthcare system views Medtech, AI and other disruptive technologies.
Penny Wheeler

Additive Manufacturing and Virtual Reality – Changing the Face of Healthcare

In this panel, experts from the Mayo Clinic will discuss how additive manufacturing, augmented and virtual reality applications are becoming essential to surgical practice, preparation and training. But where will these disruptive technologies fit into future patient care?
Jay Morris
Amy Alexander
Sean McEligot
Mark Wehde

FDA “Super Session” District Office Update

Hear from and network with key FDA officials and staff who led all medical device inspectional and compliance activities covering eighteen states from Florida to Minnesota. This interactive FDA session will cover the key compliance and regulatory issues critical to the medtech industry, as well as Q&A and discussion.
David Van Hooten
Brittani Franklin
Meredith M. Andress
Joshua Silvestri
Blake Bevill
Mac McKeen

Prototype & Product Development (2 Sessions)

Medtech innovation requires a team effort. Innovators, engineers, clinicians and product developers need to find the best ways to work together to create devices that are beneficial, safe and cost-effective to the Medtech Sector.

Prototype & Product Development (2 Sessions)

Medtech innovation requires a team effort. Innovators, engineers, clinicians and product developers need to find the best ways to work together to create devices that are beneficial, safe and cost-effective to the Medtech Sector.

Closing Keynote

Prof. John A. Rogers, Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querry Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University In this talk, Professor Rogers will lay out his lab’s ongoing development of skin-interfaced, wireless wearables capable of ICU-grade monitoring, both in the clinic and the home. These advanced tools also support simultaneous capabilities in continuous tracking of novel metrics of patient health, with the ability to provide comprehensive, and potentially predictive, assessments of physiological status using advanced data analytics approaches.
John A. Rogers