Events Calendar

As a member benefit, MassMEDIC holds an Annual Conference in May, an Annual MedTech Investors Conference in October and a series of informational programs throughout the year on a wide range of topics of interest to MassMEDIC members, including regulatory affairs, product development trends and reimbursement issues.

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  1. Jan
    23
    Tue

    1. NAMSA IVD SUMMIT
      12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      NAMSA IVD SUMMIT

      Discussion points will include:

      Regulatory Updates & Guidance (MDR, IVDR)

      IVD Clinical Trial Recommendations

      Quality Systems Overview (ISO)

      Global Regulatory Submission Pathways

      Real-World IVD Case Studies

      For more information and registration, please click here.

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      12:30 pm
      NAMSA IVD SUMMIT
  2. Jan
    30
    Tue

    1. Free MassMEDIC Webinar: Preparing for Future Device Trials and Market Access Requirements
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Register online here.

      New regulatory requirements and relationships with payers are requiring medical device companies to collect and share data earlier in the device development cycle than ever before. Additionally, trial data alone may not be sufficient for real market access. Post marketing research and device monitoring are also requiring planning and use of data collection and analytics capabilities. This webinar will talk briefly about the stakeholders in device trials, market access and post marketing device monitoring. We’ll also discuss new models for trials and post market secure collection of data and providing access to device companies, patients, healthcare teams and payers.

       

      Presenters

      Mark Vermette, Principal Consultant, Halloran Consulting Group
      Mark is the lead for solutions consulting at Halloran. Halloran helps customers navigate to leadership positions in drug and device development. Mark and his team guide customers with technology strategies to fit their business models and goals.

      Dr. Kyle E. Dolbow, CEO, HealthFactors
      Kyle was a founder of Preventice, a company focused on remote cardiac monitoring and integration into care management. He also served as President of Vree Health, an innovative subsidiary of Merck, which focuses on technology-enabled care management services.  HealthFactors digital health services enable medical device companies to more effectively engage their patients, improve their understanding of patient behaviors, and partner more closely with providers and payers.

       

      After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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      12:00 pm
      Free MassMEDIC Webinar: Preparing for Future Device Trials and Market Access Requirements
    2. The Learn, Engage, Grow event 
      3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      The Learn, Engage, Grow event 

      at Hopsters, a brewery and upscale eatery in Newton (Newton Corner), MA.  

      Presented by Agile Search and in partnership with MassMEDIC

       Come join the forward thinking discussion with other Senior Medical Device Technology professionals

      on Tuesday, January 30th from 3:30-6:30pm.  Space is limited.  Tickets are available at $100 per person.

       

      MORE INFO / BUY TICKETS

       

      Panel 1 – Developing Life Changing Products in a Rapidly Evolving Market   

      Our panelists are entrepreneurs at the point of the spear where technology development, risk, and reward come together. In a unique and informal setting, each will share stories and lessons learned, taking on the most challenging questions facing medtech innovation today.

       

      Chad Rogers – CEO                   TypeZero

      Chris Stepanian – CEO              WindGap Medical

      Greg Hall – VP R&D                   ThirdPole Therapeutics

      Pari Gaikwad – Director PMO    MicroChips Biotech

       

        – Appetizers, gourmet flatbreads, fresh beer, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks available and complimentary —

       

      Panel 2 –  Influencing Change and Managing Risk in an Uncertain Regulatory Environment 

      Our panel of Regulatory and Compliance executives are on the front lines of policy interpretation, risk management, and influential leadership. In an informal and open discussion, they will share experiences that have shaped them, foundations that have guided decision making, and how they are tackling the current issues.

       

      Todd Snell – EVP QA, RA, Clinical       NxStage

      Lisa Scaglione – Head of RA                Philips (IGT)    

      Raaj Venkatesan – VP RA and QA       Exosome Diagnostics   

      Steve Chartier – VP RA and Clinical     Anika Therapeutics            

       

      Location:  Hopsters 292 Centre Street, Newton MA  02458

      (convenient, validated garage parking available)   

       

      MORE INFO / BUY TICKETS

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      3:30 pm
      The Learn, Engage, Grow event 
  3. Feb
    15
    Thu

    1. Free MassMEDIC Webinar: Systems Engineering for Medical Device Development
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Register online here.

      Today’s medical devices are redefining the standard of care by improving medical outcomes and patient experience, thanks to technical innovations in product integration and connectivity. Users demand ergonomic, intuitive user interfaces, and increasingly expect their medical devices to seamlessly integrate into their personal suite of connected electronics. These demands drive up the complexity of medical devices, requiring multi-disciplinary development programs that delicately balance user needs with key business objectives. As medical devices become more complex, branching across multiple engineering disciplines, medical device manufacturers increasingly turn to Systems Engineering to guide product development.

      This webinar will demonstrate how Systems Engineering contributes to success in complex medical device development, by discussing the role of a Systems Engineer and describing the Systems Engineering process. Additionally, this webinar will cover the benefits of applying Systems Engineering processes and techniques on project outcomes, including:

      • Project budget and schedule predictability
      • Product performance
      • Medical device design control conformance

       

      Presenter: Nicholas Lesniewski-Laas, Director of Systems Engineering, Sunrise Labs

      Nicholas is an accomplished product designer in the fields of medical devices, robotics, wearables, microfluidics, and semiconductor manufacturing tools. As one of the first members of the Advanced Technology Team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Nicholas translated academic research projects into usable products, resulting in a medical device startup and multimillion dollar license deals with large multinational corporations. Nicholas tailored a systems engineering process to the needs of the medical device group at the Wyss, pushing the medical devices group to bring more technologies to license than any other group within the organization. Additionally, Nicholas was principal investigator for four human studies investigating the effects of Stochastic Resonance on balance and performance metrics, resulting in an award winning article in the Journal of Biomechanics. Prior to the Wyss, Nicholas developed robotics and metrology equipment for semiconductor manufacturing tools with extreme operating requirements such as megavolt biases, high-vacuum environments, and 24/7 operation. Additionally, Nicholas helped to build the reliability department at Varian Semiconductor, resulting in a doubling of mean time between interrupts over the term of his involvement with the group. Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

      After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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      12:00 pm
      Free MassMEDIC Webinar: Systems Engineering for Medical Device Development

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