Medical Device Partnering Forum 

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AUTM Annual Meeting

AUTM/AdvaMed Medical Device Partnering Forum

Tuesday, February 12
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(additional fees apply)
The AUTM/AdvaMed Partnering Forum is a unique 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.  

Industry Participants

  • Baxter
  • Boston Scientific
  • Hill-Rom  
  • MedStar Institute
  • Siemens - Healthineers 
  • Sintact Medical Systems
  • Stryker 
  • Vasoptic Medical Inc. 

University Participants

  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovations
  • Emory University
  • Houston Methodist
  • Northwestern University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Maryland Baltimore
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of Washington
  • Valide
  • Wake Forest

*Tentative schedule, subject to change.


Tuesday, February 12

2:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Welcome
2:05 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Keynote Address
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
What Does Industry Want from Academia? Guidelines for Effective Technology Transfer


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

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

Erik Robinson, CEO, Sintact Medical Systems
M. Jason Brooke, Co-Founder & General Counsel, Vasoptic Medical Inc. 
Kenneth Russell, Director of Medical Device Development, Wake Forest Innovations

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
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Pabst Patent Group LLP
CrossPond Law
Smith, Gambrell & Russell
Hodgson Russ LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP
Licensing Executives Society