7:30a – 8a

Breakfast and Networking

8a – 8:15a

Welcome and Introduction

8:15 – 9a

Opening Keynote

9a – 12p

Make your Medical Device Pitch for Kids! Competition

12p – 1p


1p – 2p

Panel 1: Regulatory – A Year in Review and Future Prospects

Moderator: Susan Alpert, MD, Principal, SFA Consulting

Panel Members:

  • Eric Chen, MS, Director, Humanitarian Use Device Program & Pediatric Device Consortia Grant Program, Food and Drug Administration
  • Tara Federrici, PhD Vice President, AdvaMed
  • Michael Morton, Vice President of Corporate Regulatory Affairs, Medtronic, Inc.
  • Maureen Mulvihill, PhD President & CEO, Actuated Medical, Inc.
  • Lisa Becker, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, St. Jude Medical

2p – 3p

Panel 2: Getting Devices into the Hospital and to the Patients

Moderator: Eric Stone, MBA, CEO, Velan Vascular

Panel Members:

  • Catherine Williams, RN, BSN, MS, NE-BC, Director of Neuroscience and Surgical Care Nursing,Children’s National Health System
  • Joni Rittler, MHA, Vice President of Supply Chain, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Carla Dahl, Vice President of Marketing, Preceptis Medical
  • Rene Castro, PhD, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, McKesson Corporation

3p – 3:15p

Break – Exhibition and Networking

3:15p – 4:15p

Panel 3: Landscape of Funding in Pediatric Device Market – A Year in Review and Future Prospects

Moderator: Tim Moran, MBA, CEO, PediaWorks

Panel Members:

  • Steve Anderson, CEO, Preceptis Medical
  • Mark Chandler, MBA, Managing Partner, Upstream Partners
  • Steven Hirschfeld, MD, PhD, Assistant Vice President for Research Initiatives and Compliance Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Guest Researcher at NIH
  • Tom Dann, JD, Venture Partner, New Atlantic Ventures
  • Patrick Fitzgerald, JD, Vice President, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

4:15p – 5:p

Panel 4: Role of Device Industry in Local and Global Economic Development

Moderator: Tiffany Wilson, MBA, CEO of Global Center for Medical Innovation/T3 Labs

Panel Members:

  • William Bentley, PhD, Director, Device Institute, University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering
  • Jeff Gallagher, JD, CEO, Virginia Bio
  • Stephen Rapundalo, PhD, Michigan Bio

5p – 6p

Closing Keynote

6p – 6:10p

Break – Networking

6:10p – 6:20p

Announcement of the Awardees

6:30p – 8p

Cocktail Reception