Medical Device Partnering Forum 

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AUTM Annual Meeting

Medical Device Partnering Forum

Tuesday, February 12
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(additional fees apply)
The Medical Device Partnering Forum is a terrific opportunity to network with industry partners and take an in-depth look at the medical device technology sector. Among the highlights will be presentations from industry focusing on success stories. You’ll want to take advantage of this opportunity to network with key stakeholders for your next deal.  
View the Technologies Represented
Industry Participants

AD&J Holdings
BD Biosciences
Boston Scientific
Hoya Corporation  
  Siemens - Healthineers 
Sintact Medical Systems
Vascular Technology
Vasoptic Medical Inc. 
West Pharmaceutical Services

University Participants

Akron Children’s Hospital
Arkansas State University
Binghamton University
Boston Children’s Hospital
California Institute of Technology
Case Western Reserve University
Center for Research Innovation,
   Northeastern University
Charles University Prague
Children’s National Health System
Cleveland Clinic Innovations
Emory University
Fralin Biomedical Research
H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
   & Research Center
Houston Methodist
Illinois Institute of Technology
Innovate Calgary
Montana State University
MSU TechLink
Northwestern University
Oklahoma State University
Pennsylvania State University
Princeton University
Sanford Health
St. Vincent’s Hospital
Texas Tech University
Trinity College Dublin, The
University Hospitals of Cleveland
University of Akron
  University of California, Irvine
University of Chicago
University of Dublin
University of Illinois,
University of Maryland
University of Maryland Baltimore
University of Massachusetts
    Medical School
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Nebraska
University of North Georgia
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas Arlington
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Virginia Licensing
   & Ventures Group
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Tech Applied Research      Corporation
Wake Forest
West Virginia University
Yale Office of Cooperative           

Other Participants
Aukland Uniservices
Chofn Intellectual Property - Beijing
IP Pragmatics Ltd & IPRIS
LA BioMed
MedStar Institut
Relay Medical Corp  
  Shanghai ShiChai Science and Technology Co.
Southeast Bioinvestors Forum
St. Vincent's Hospital   
Stice Medtech Consulting
US Department of Veterans
Vascular Technology
Walton Family Foundation

*Tentative schedule, subject to change.


Tuesday, February 12

2:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Welcome
Steve Susalka, AUTM CEO
2:05 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Keynote Address
Joseph Allen, Joseph Allen & Associates
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
What Does Industry Want from Academia? Guidelines for Effective Technology Transfer

Eric Agdeppa, Executive Director, Innovation and General Manager, Hill-Rom
Dr. Christian Eusemann, VP Collaborations, North America, Siemens - Healthineers 
Jamie Kemler, VP, Intellectual Property Business Strategy, Stryker 
Heather Walsh, Director, External Innovation, Baxter

This interactive session is led by industry executives from medical device companies. Each representative will discuss what they are looking for when evaluating university medical device technologies and discuss their company’s preferred structure for working with academic institutions. Discover how technology transfer professionals can better shop and position their technologies for better “matchmaking” with potential commercial partners. AdvaMed will discuss their newly completed Best Practices Guide which aims to facilitate advantageous relationships and better operating models between university technology transfer offices and the medical technology industry. A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion. 
3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Panel Discussion
Success Stories

Dan Hussey, Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Texas at Austin
Erik Robinson, CEO, Sintact Medical Systems
Kenneth Russell, Director of Medical Device Development, Wake Forest Innovations
Keith Svargerko, Corinnova

Learn about the paths taken to successful commercialization of medical device technologies. Whether through in-licensing, sponsored research, or startup venture, panelists discuss the ways they’ve been involved in the translation process. Hear from those with first-hand experience what has worked in the past and get ideas to move your technologies forward. 
3:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Speed Networking Session

Network directly with industry partners for 10 minutes to make key connections. There will be 4 opportunities to mix and mingle. 
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Networking Reception

Annual Meeting Sponsors

Elanco Animal Health
Osage University Partners
Relay Medical Corp
Burford Capital
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Parker Highlander PLLC
Pfizer Inc
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
MTI Biotech
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds
Eli Lilly and Company
University of Toledo
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP
Blank Rome LLP
Aird & McBurney LP
Fish & Richardson PC
Polsinelli PC
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Pabst Patent Group LLP
CrossPond Law
Smith, Gambrell & Russell
Hodgson Russ LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP
Licensing Executives Society
Royalty Pharma
Husch Blackwell