Agenda


September 24, 2017

7:30a – 8a

Breakfast and Networking


8a – 8:15a

Welcome and Introduction

  • Kurt Newman, MD, President & CEO | Children’s National Health System
  • Kolaleh Eskandanian, PhD, MBA, PMP, Executive Director, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation &
    National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI)

8:30a – 9:20a

Opening Keynote | Fireside Chat

  • Alan Flake, MD, FACS, FAAP, Director of Center for Fetal Research | The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Anthony Sandler, MD, SVP and Surgeon-in-Chief | Children’s National Health System

9:20A – 11A

Make your Medical Device Pitch for Kids! Competition
(Presentations 1-5)


11A – 11:15A

Break – Networking


11:15A – 12:30P

Make your Medical Device Pitch for Kids! Competition
(Presentations 6-10)


12:30P – 1:30P

Lunch | Keynote
FDA Update on Pediatric Device Innovation

  • Vasum Peiris, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Pediatrics and Special Populations | FDA

1:30P – 2:15P

Panel 1: Gap Funding for Pediatric Innovation

  • Eric Sugalski, CEO | Smithwise
  • Kyparissia Sirinakis, Managing Partner | Epidarex Capital
  • Nate Gross, MD, CEO | RockHealth
  • Andrew ElBardissi, MD | Deerfield Management
  • John Parker | Springhood Impact Ventures

2:15P – 2:30P

Break – Networking


2:30P – 3:15P

Panel 2: From Ideation to Commercialization: Journey to Standard-of-Care

  • Eric Stone, CEO | Velano Vascular
  • Karun Sharma, MD | Children’s National Health System
  • Todd Dunn | Intermountain Health
  • Steve Anderson, CEO | Preceptis Medical
  • Jenell Paul-Robinson | MedTech Innovator

3:30P – 4:15P

Panel 3: Pediatric Device Needs Assessment

  • Kara Haas, MD | Johnson & Johnson
  • Vasum Peiris, MD | FDA
  • Tara Federici | AdvaMed
  • Chester Koh, MD | Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Robert Kroslowitz | Berlin Heart, Inc.

4:15P – 4:30P

Break – Networking


4:30P – 5:15P

Closing Keynote: Daniel Kraft, MD | Exponential Medicine


5:15P – 5:30P

Break – Networking


5:30P – 5:40P

Announcement of the Pitch Competition Awardees – $250,000 in prizes


6P – 8P

Cocktail Reception