13th Annual Networking Event: Transitioning Into and Within the Medical Device Industry

7/31/2019

When: July 31, 2019
5:30-8:30 PM
Where: Regis College, Fine Arts Center
235 Wellesley St
Weston, Massachusetts  02493
United States
Contact:
Bill Munger (Sign in to view e-mail address)

Event Details
MDG Career Building Event Wednesday July 31
13th 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.     "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."
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.     One of our special guests, Dr. James Philip, transitioned from an electrical engineer into medicine and a career as anesthesiologist and inventor.   "Lisa managed to acquire a ton
of useful information and a lot of people
participating in a short amount of time."

"I remember you mentioning that the
best way to grow one's network is to get involved."     This annual meeting is for anyone seeking to enter or move laterally within the medical device industry.   Historically, this is the most well-attended MDG Boston networking event of the year. Register early and start your year off right.      
"I found it to be one of the most productive and interesting meetings I've attended in quite a while."   Event Sponsors  



    DEVELOP YOUR ELEVATOR SPEECH    Wednesday July 31, 5:30 - 8:30 PM Regis College Fine Arts Center Weston, MA Map and Directions Here    Preregistration Fees
   Member - $25      Non-member - $25     Student - $15          Event Sponsorship - $500    (contact Bill Munger for details - wmunger@mdgboston.org)      Premier Sponsors  


    "By attending Lisa's workshop   I learned to always live your values,  always be networking and   always give as much as you take."     You Should Attend If You Are: 
    Professionals and students interested in entering the medical technology industry Anyone seeking to move from one sector of the industry to another Anyone desiring to utilize their skill set and experience and move into a medical device company or to another device company.
  You Should Attend If You Are: 
    Professionals and students interested in entering the medical technology industry Anyone seeking to move from one sector of the industry to another Anyone desiring to utilize their skill set and experience and move into a medical device company or to another device company.
Our Distinguished Panel   Regina Au, MBA, MIM Principal, New Product Planning Consultant BioMarketing Insight Steve Bowman, PhD   Senior Director of Program Project Management Fresenius Medical Care North America     Judy Isaacson, MS   Executive Consultant Vital Now! Medical Marketing and Communications Kelly Burke, MS, PMP   Program Manager, Product Development AngioDynamics, Inc. Lisa Sasso, MBA, CPCC, PCC Transitioned from the Retail Industry into the Medical Device Industry - MODERATOR Panel Bios   Regina Au, MBA, MIM Principal, New Product Planning Consultant BioMarketing Insight
Regina helps companies to maximize the benefits of their technology by conducting the business due diligence early in product development to de-risk the process and increase commercial success. She will translate these unmet needs into a target product profile (TPP). Regina then develops marketing strategies to ensure market access and product adoption.

Regina has 20+ years experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and healthcare industries. She is a member of the Advisory Board for Regis College, Master of Regulatory and Clinical Research Management Program, a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapy and Industry Advisor for the European BioPharmaceutical Review Journal.

Steve Bowman, PhD Senior Director of Program Project Management Fresenius Medical Care North America Steve is a leader in Fresenius’ Global R&D organization, responsible for leveraging the company’s vertical integration in both dialysis machines and clinics to identify new innovations that will significantly improve the treatment of End Stage Renal Disease.

He has over 20 years of experience in various R&D, project management, alliance management, and leadership roles at multiple global life sciences companies including Johnson & Johnson, Smith & Nephew, and Shire Pharmaceuticals. Steve earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia, an M.S. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from the Harvard - MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

Judy Isaacson, MS
Executive Consultant Vital Now! Medical Marketing and Communications Judy brings 35 years of global experience in medical marketing, communications, investor and public relations. Her specialty is working with small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and startups, increasing overall brand awareness and market share. She is skilled in both internal and external communications with a combined focus on inbound- and outbound marketing.

Her experience covers cardiology, gynecology, oncology, radiology, orthopedics, biomaterials, capital equipment, disposable labware, medical software, and continuing medical education. Judy currently serves as an advisor for the Mansfield Bio-Incubator and is the Chief Marketing Officer at Floelle, Inc., a startup specializing in women’s health.
Kelly Burke, MS, PMP
Program Manager, Product Development AngioDynamics, Inc. Kelly Burke is an engineering leader who utilizes strong program management techniques in conjunction with engineering expertise to deliver high quality new products to meet the needs of customers and patients. Currently Kelly is focusing on leading programs for realtime dosimetry associated with radiation treatments and a new product for the removal of pulmonary embolisms. She joined AngioDynamics in December of 2018.

Prior to joining AngioDynamics Kelly had a career at Haemonetics, where she progressed through various roles from individual contributor, to Senior Project Manager Advanced Engineering. She also was a lead in implementing Oracle at Haemonetics. Kelly’s first roles were with Raytheon, Missile Systems Division working on Patriot System and AMRAAM Missile.
Lisa Sasso, MBA, CPCC, PCC - MODERATOR
Transitioned from the Retail Industry into the Medical Device Industry Lisa is a past President of MDG and currently serves on its board, where she has served for over 13 years. She is also (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, balance and gratitude . 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 UMass. Her MBA is from Bentley University where she graduated with honors. Lisa's new book, Motivation Now! is available on Amazon. LSasso@MedDevCoach.com.
  MDG Special Guests   Phil Kasiecki, EE Senior Software Engineer II, Integrated Defense Systems, Raytheon Company Phil Kasiecki has spent most of his software engineering career working close to the hardware and operating system to make everything come together. The one constant has been enjoying the fun and challenge of doing much more than simply writing code to make a system greater than the sum of its parts.   James Philip MEE MD CCE Anesthesiologist and Director of Bioengineering, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital James Philip began his career as an electrical engineer and transitioned into medicine and a career as anesthesiologist and inventor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.   Eric Ross, MS Networking expert, VP of Industrial Operations in transition
Eric Ross is a senior industrial operations leader with a career history meeting or exceeding expectations for product quality and delivery while concurrently growing company profitability by building operational excellence.   Jerrold Shapiro, PhD /Bioengineering President and CEO, FEM-Medical LLC, President, Floelle Inc, Board member, Medical Development Group (MDG Boston),
Mentor, MIT Portugal, Mentor, MIT Enterprise Forum In 1969, Jerry Shapiro transitioned from the lab that created the Internet to the lab that invented modern holography. He used it to detect breast cancer in mammograms in nanoseconds, modified it to detect glaucoma from three dimensional images of the optic nerve, commercialized that invention in 1990, then stayed in industry to lead the development of many treatments for eye, skin and women’s diseases.   Fees -   (Light dinner included) Fee Category Early Registration
(By July 24 ) Week Prior
(July 24 - July 31) At the Door ( July 31 ) Member/Alliance Partner: $25 $25 $35 Non-Member: $25 $25 $35 Student Member $15 $15 $20 Student Non-member w/ a valid ID $15 $15 $20                                     Event Sponsor - $500 -  (contact Bill Munger for details - wmunger@mdgboston.org)