Program at a Glance

Opening Remarks  10:00 am – 10:05 am EDT
Symposium #1: Public Forum on HTIT: Innovative Medical Device Industry 10:05 am – 1:30 pm EDT
Moderator: Natalie Wisniewski, Ph.D. & Metin Akay, Ph.D.
Anja Brau, Ph.D., GE Healthcare
Innovations in the MRI Industry
10:05am – 10:25am EDT
Peter C. Simpson, M.S., Dexcom
Future Technologies for Diabetes Management
10:25am – 10:45am EDT
Alicia Chong Rodriguez, M.S., Bloomer Tech
Improving Women’s Cardiovascular Health via Smart Clothing
10:45am – 11:05am EDT
Adam Sharkawy, Ph.D., Material Impact
Medical Device Innovations: a VC Perspective
11:05am – 11:25am EDT
Break 11:25am – 11:35am EDT
Stephanie Fertig, Ph.D., NIH
Seeding Future Innovations
11:35am – 11:55am EDT
Mike Hess, M.S., Medtronic
Delivering the Next Generation Medical Device Technologies
11:55am – 12:15pm EDT
Oxana Pantchenko, Ph.D., NextFlex
Flexible Hybrid Electronics in Medical Devices
12:15pm – 12:35pm EDT
Break 12:35pm – 12:45pm EDT
PANEL DISCUSSION and Wrap-up (Wisniewski & Akay) 12:45pm – 1:30pm EDT
Symposium #2: Public Forum on HTIT: Digital Health Industry 10:00 am – 1;30 pm  EDT
Moderators: Ming Jack Po, M.D., Ph.D. & Bruce Hecht, M.S.
Kow Ping, M.S., Well Being Digital
Unique and Highly Accurate Sensing Technology in Earbuds for Digital Health
10:00am – 10:20am EDT
Jeffrey S. Palmer, Ph.D., MIT Lincoln Laboratory
A Window into Digital Health through Speech: Vocal Biomarkers of Neurological Conditions
10:20am – 10:40am EDT
Zen Chu, MBA, AccelMed Venture
Digital Health: from Problems to Startups
10:40am – 11:00am EDT
Heidi Dohse, M.S., Tour de Heart
Improving Patient Outcomes using Digital Health Technologies
11:00am – 11:20am EDT
11:20am – 11:30am EDT
Kevin Zhao, M.S., Harmonize, Inc
The unfulfilled potential of enterprise digital health
11:30am – 11:50am EDT
Julien Penders, M.S., Bloomlife Inc
Bringing Prenatal Care in the 21st Century
11:50am – 12:10pm EDT
Steve Xu, MD, MSc, FAAD., Sibel Health
Wearables and COVID-19: Gaps and Opportunities
12:10pm – 12:30pm EDT
Break 12:30pm – 12:40pm EDT
PANEL DISCUSSION and Wrap-up (Po & Hecht) 12:40pm – 1:30pm EDT
Symposium #3: Public Forum on HTIT: BioPharm and BioTech Industry   10:00 am – 1:30 pm EDT
Moderator: Colin Brenan, Ph.D. & Ali Tinazli, Ph.D.
David A Weitz, Ph.D., Calyxia
Translation of technology from academia to biotech startups
10:00am – 10:20am EDT
Jadwiga Bienkowska, Ph.D., Pfizer
AI in Biotech and BioPharm
10:20am – 10:40am EDT
James Sherley, MD, Ph.D., Asymmetrex LLC
My Biotech Start-up Founder Story: “Not even thinking about it to thinking about it all the time”
10:40am – 11:00am EDT
Asli Aras, Ph.D., Woodside Capital Partners
Investment and M&A Trends in Health-Tech
11:00am – 11:20am EDT
11:20am – 11:30am EDT
Tanya Kanigan, Ph.D., Biocogniv, Inc
The pleasures and perils of interdisciplinary research in a medtech startup
11:30am – 11:50am EDT
Tara Heitner, Ph.D., Cyzone
Taking risks and coffee meetings: My career in biotech
11:50am – 12:10pm EDT
Meike Herget, Ph.D., Avails Medical, Inc
Using electronic biosensors to solve unmet needs in the Clinical Microbiology and antibiotic resistance testing workflow
12:10pm – 12:30pm EDT
Break 12:30pm – 12:40pm EDT
PANEL DISCUSSION and Wrap-up (Brenan & Tinazli) 12:40pm – 1:30pm EDT
Symposium #4: Public Forum on HTIT: NeuroTech Industry 10:00 am – 1:30 pm EDT
Moderators: Erika Ross, Ph.D. & JoJo Platt, M.S.
Chad Bouton, M.S., Neuvotion
Unmet Needs and Trends in Neurorehabilitation and Brain Interface Technology
10:00am – 10:20am EDT
Ana Maiques, MBA, Neuroelectrics
Developing at home treatments for neurological disorders
10:20am – 10:40am EDT
Marcus Gerhardt, M.S.,Blackrock Neurotech
The Long Road to BCI Commercialization
10:40am – 11:00am EDT
Amy Kruse, Ph.D., Prime Movers Lab
Current Trends in Neurotech Deal Flow: An Investor’s Perspective
11:00am – 11:20am EDT
11:20am – 11:30am EDT
Yagna Pathak, Ph.D., Abbott
Rapid Development of an Integrated Remote Programming Platform for Neuromodulation Systems through the Biodesign process
11:30am – 11:50am EDT
Martha Morrell, MD, NeuroPace
From Discovery to Delivery: Development of a Responsive Direct-Brain Neurostimulator for Epilepsy
11:50am – 12:10pm EDT
Chris Berka, M.S., Advanced Brain Monitoring, Inc
Personalized Medicine for Neurological & Psychiatric Disease with EEG Biomarkers
12:10pm – 12:30pm EDT
Break 12:30pm – 12:40pm EDT
PANEL DISCUSSION and Wrap-up (Ross & Platt) 12:40pm – 1:30pm EDT
Closing Remarks 1:30 pm EDT