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Advances in Diabetes Care Using Consumer Friendly Wearables & Mobile Phone Apps

September 21, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT



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    Medtech product design is being transformed by consumer friendly wearable medical devices and smartphone Apps. An outstanding example is diabetes mellitus, a devastating disease which can lead to, if not controlled, multiple consequences such as blindness, kidney failure, amputation, and premature death. Approximately 7.4 million diabetics in the US rely on insulin.
    These sophisticated devices and software make possible continuous blood sugar monitoring, are readily self-managed by patients, and can encourage healthful behavior changes. Insurance companies and investment groups now understand the tremendous cost savings that can be accrued from the tighter control of blood glucose levels.
    Our speakers will show us three different ways in which technology is helping patients with diabetes control their glucose levels and thus decrease their chances of having devastating complications.
      Doug Lawrence, MBA

      Doug Lawrence, MBA

      CEO of Hygieia and Co-Founder of HydroSpire

      Mr. Lawrence is an experienced Fortune 500 executive and startup CEO.  He has developed and launched single use medical devices and diagnostics products serving clinicians managing diabetes, ophthalmology critical care and infusion therapy markets and patients around the world. He resides in Framingham, MA.

      Topic: He will discuss d-Nav, Hygieia’s mobile app that is the first FDA-cleared system that autonomously calculates and adjusts the dose of insulin that a patient with Type 2 diabetes mellitus should inject.

      Tom Bishop

      Tom Bishop

      CTO (Sensor) for PKvitality SaS

      Mr Bishop has 35 years of experience leading R&D departments, developing innovative and non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring products. He is a renowned diabetes expert, highly specialized in CGM, and is in charge of sensor development and clinical.
      Topic: He will discuss K’Watch from PKvitality, which is a wrist watch that continuously monitors glucose levels and alerts users of highs and lows.
      Jason O’Connor

      Jason O’Connor

      VP of Product at Insulet Corporation

      Mr. O’Connor is an engineer turned product leader, who is responsible for ensuring that Insulet’s product portfolio has a customer centric product focus. He led the design of Omnipod 5, Insulet’s flagship Automated Insulin Delivery system.
      Topic: How advancements in consumer medical devices and interoperability have led to groundbreaking technology like Insulet’s Omnipod 5.
      Breanna Everett, MD, MBA  MODERATOR

      Breanna Everett, MD, MBA MODERATOR

      CEO & Co-Founder, Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc. & Kinetyx Sciences Inc.

      Dr. Everett is a medical doctor who completed residency training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Calgary. Seeing the burden that diabetic foot complications pose on both patients and the healthcare system, she founded Orpyx, a digital therapeutic company that has a comprehensive turnkey solution to extend health span.

      David N. Nussbaum, DPM, DABFAS.  EVENT CHAMPION

      David N. Nussbaum, DPM, DABFAS. EVENT CHAMPION

      Software Engineer, Board Certified Podiatrist, Python Institute Certified Programmer (PCEP)

      Dr. Nussbaum is a board-certified podiatric physician with extensive patient care experience as well as Python language and software engineering training. He is endeavoring to pivot from clinical care to working with a healthcare company in a role that would allow him to utilize his extensive clinical experience to maximize the client usage experience and function as a bridge between the clients and the programming team by applying his familiarity with both the clinical and technical terminology.


      Sept 21, 2022: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm EDT

      • 4:30 – 5:00 General Networking
      • 5:00 – 6:00 Panelist Forum Presentations / Q&A
      • 6:00 – 6:30+ Meet the Speakers & More Networking

      We will send Zoom Links prior to the event


      September 21, 2022
      4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
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