6th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium
Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System

On August 31, 2017 the Food and Drug Administration issued the finalized guidance for medical device developers’ use of real-world evidence (RWE) and real-world data (RWD) to gain FDA approval for their medical devices. On Sunday, September 23, 2018, just one day before The MedTech Conference powered by AdvaMed, join stakeholders from the industry, government, academia and patient groups for the nation’s leading pediatric innovation symposium where we will focus on how we can best use RWE to drive pediatric device innovation.

Now in its sixth year, the one-day symposium, hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System, brings together key leaders in the device space to stimulate pediatric device innovation and bring solutions to market faster for the benefit of children everywhere. Another highlight is a pediatric medical device pitch competition.

It’s a results-driven day you won’t want to miss focused on one mission: to save and improve children’s lives today and in the future.

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, is pursuing the goal of making pediatric surgery more precise, less invasive, and pain free. By combining research and clinical work in the areas of imaging, bioengineering, pain medicine, immunology and personalized medicine, the Institute’s physicians and scientists are developing knowledge, tools, and procedures that will benefit children globally. The Institute also offers funding opportunities to pediatric device innovators annually, both independently and as an FDA-funded pediatric device innovation consortium, and helps them pave the road to market/bedside by forging relationships with its network of prospective investors as well as experts in business, regulatory, engineering, and clinical fields. The Institute was founded in 2010 thanks to a historic and transformational gift of $150 million from the government of Abu Dhabi – the largest gift ever made to any children’s hospital. Learn more at childrensnational.org/innovationinstitute.

 

Symposium History

  • 2017

    5th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium

    Partnering for breakthroughs in pediatric surgery and care
    The San Jose McEnery Convention Center
    San Jose, California | September 24, 2017
  • 2016

    4th Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium

    Helping kids and the economy grow stronger through innovation
    Marriott Wardman Park
    Washington, DC | October 8, 2016
  • 2015

    3rd Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium

    Children's Need Must Drive Market Speed
    The Knight Conference Center at The Newseum
    Washington, DC | October 23, 2015
  • 2014

    2nd Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium

    Lessons from Drugs to Devices: A Pediatric Perspective
    The Knight Conference Center at The Newseum
    Washington, DC | October 24, 2014
  • 2013

    1st Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium

    The Ritz Carlton Washington, DC | June 13, 2013
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