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11th Annual Networking Event: Transitioning Into and Within the Medical Device Industry
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At this popular annual networking event, hear from our diverse set of panelists who successfully transitioned to find new roles and positions in their careers

When: Aug 16, 2017
5:30-8:30 PM
Where: Regis College, Fine Arts Center
235 Wellesley St
Weston, Massachusetts  02493
United States
Contact: Bill Munger

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August 16 MDG Networking

11th Annual: Transitioning into and within the Medical Device Industry
Are you now working in the industry and have considered moving to another company or using your skills in an entirely new area? 

The medical device industry is ripe with opportunities for people who want to help bring new medical products to market.

Member or Nonmember - $25, 

Student - $15

Wednesday August 16, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Regis College Fine Arts Center
Who Should 
  • Professionals and students interested in entering the medical technology industry
  • Anyone desiring to utilize their skill set and experience and move into a medical device company or to another device company.
  • Anyone seeking to move from one sector of the industry to another
Our Distinguished Panel

Darcy Martin
Sales Account Manager
Clariant Plastics & Coatings USA, Inc. Masterbatches Division

Maggie Pax
Vice President, Strategy and Marketing Thermo Fisher Scientific
BioPharma Services Division

Christina Demur, MS
GM for Cardiology IT Group GE Healthcare


Lisa Sasso, MBA, CPCC, ACC 
President & Executive Coach at Medical Development Partners, Inc.

Program Description

“I found it to be one of the most productive and interesting meetings I’ve attended in quite a while.”

This annual meeting is for anyone seeking to enter or move laterally within the medical device industry. Our panel of industry veterans will talk about their varied experiences with transitions and provide insights to help you in your career. Additionally, a number of past speakers are invited back as special guests.
“Involving so many individuals to provide the audience with input was brilliant and extremely successful.”
“It was fascinating to hear everyone’s advice and experiences in the medical device field.”
“It was very informative, and Lisa managed to acquire a ton of useful information and a lot of people participating in a short amount of time.”
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“I remember you mentioning that the best way to grow one’s network is to get involved.”

“By attending Lisa’s workshop I learned to always live your values, always be networking and always give as much
as you take.”
Historically, this is the most well-attended MDG Boston networking event of the year, so register early and start your year off right.

Panel Bios
Lisa Sasso, MBA, CPCC, ACC 
Lisa is a past President of MDG and currently serves on its board. She is the author of the just published book "Motivation Now!". Lisa is also President & Executive Coach at Medical Development Partners, Inc. (2005-present) and Past Co-Founder, President/CEO of Radi Medical Systems, Inc. (1998-2004). As President/CEO of Radi Inc., she grew the company from inception to revenues of $28M with profitability. Currently, as an Executive Coach, Lisa empowers Medical Device leaders and executives to embrace their passion and achieve their personal and professional goals with confidence, accountability and balance. Lisa was recognized and ranked #28 out of 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts in 2004. She received a BBA in marketing and a BA in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her MBA is from Bentley University where she graduated with honors.

Darcy Martin, Sales Account Manager, Clariant Plastics & Coatings USA, Inc. Masterbatches Division
Prior to working with Clariant, Darcy attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute and graduated with a BS in Biomedical Engineering, with a concentration in Biomechanics (Prosthetics and orthotics). Rather than continuing on in a strictly engineering field, she took her talent as a sales professional and combined it with her knowledge of engineering and pursued a career in technical sales. Her fundamentals of Engineering allow her to communicate more effectively with Medical Professionals, Engineers, Purchasing Agents and Executives, facilitating understanding on the complex or technical as needed.

Maggie PaxVice President, Strategy and Marketing Thermo Fisher Scientific, BioPharma Services Division
Her responsibilities include strategy, business planning and acquisitions for the company’s market-leading clinical supply, cold chain, cell therapy and logistics services. She previously led post-merger integrations and strategic commercial initiatives in Thermo Fisher’s Corporate Strategy group. Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Maggie led corporate development and new medical product innovation during 11 years with Philips Healthcare. She also held senior leadership roles with venture-backed life sciences and healthcare companies in the fields of drug delivery, interventional cardiology and long-term care.

Christina Demur, MSGM for Cardiology IT Group GE Healthcare
Christina recently joined GE Healthcare Digital as the GM for Cardiology IT. In that role, she is responsible for managing and leading strategy, product development, commercialization activities for the Cardiology IT business, including enterprise imaging, workflow, and administrative IT solutions.

Christina brings more than 25 years of clinical experience and med-tech product development. She began her career working as a Clinical Engineer for 10 years at two of Boston's teaching hospitals, Brigham and Women’s and New England Medical Center. She then joined Draeger Medical, where she spent 15 years in Patient Monitoring Systems. At Draeger Medical, Christina held various roles including more than five years as the VP of R&D.  

She is active in the Boston med-tech community including the Medical Development Group and the University of Massachusetts Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences. Christina holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University and a M.S. in Management from Lesley University. 

5:30-6:15PM Arrival, Networking & Dinner
6:15-6:30PM Announcements and Introductions
6:30-8:00PM Speakers and Q&A
8:00-8:30PM More networking

Program Co-Chairs

Lisa Sasso, MBA, CPCC, ACC

President & Executive Coach at

Medical Development Partners, Inc.

[see bio above]

Joe BerkowitzSenior Business Development Executive, Insperity
Joe is an entrepreneur who has a proven track record of growing revenue by increasing sales to both new and existing customers. A seasoned executive with a broad experience and effectively skilled in sales and marketing, with almost 20 years of growing revenue in fast-paced, competitive markets. Experienced in sales building through inside and outside sales, budget development, profit and loss analysis, cost control, hiring and training. In his professional experience he has managed over $125 Million in P&L's serving in roles ranging from general management to ownership. 

(Light dinner included)
Registration Fees:
Members: $25
NonMembers: $25
Students with a Valid ID
Location (Free Parking)

Regis College, Fine Arts Center
235 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493
About MDG
The Medical Development Group (MDG) is a community of individuals professionally committed to the Medical Device and other Medical Technology Industry segments united by the belief that innovation and advances in technology lead to substantial improvements in health care. MDG pursues this mission through the organization of educational programs and forums: the facilitation of cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration; the creation of venues for networking and information sharing for current and aspiring professionals, clinicians, and entrepreneurs; and the development of alliances with complementary organizations.

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