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2013-2014 MDG Programs (see PDFs for details of individual programs)
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June 4, 2014
Tissue Regeneration: Regenerative Medicine & Materials: 

Replacing Damaged Tissues and Organs with Lab Grown Biological Materials

Ed Berger (Moderator) - Principal, Larchmont Strategic Advisers

Al Correia - VP of Sales & Marketing Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, Inc.

  • Cell / Tissue / 3D Organ Engineering for Regenerative Medicine in Research and Clinical

Jonathan Garlick - Professor and director of the Division of Cancer Biology and Tissue Engineering at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

  • The Potency and Potential of Human Stem Cell Certainties and Uncertainties

Pamela Layton, CTBS - Founder and CEO Parcell Laboratories, Inc.

  • Better Cells. Better Therapies, Infinite Possibilities
May 7, 2014
Medical Device Innovation Under the ACA:Where are the Biggest Opportunity Areas for Growth?
Robert DeNoble (Moderator) Principal, RDA Healthcare Consulting, LLC
  • Introduction

Richard Trembowicz, President of Medicametrix and Principal of Paragon Health Consulting

  • Medicametrix & Paragon Health Consulting

Dr. Michael Sherman, Sr. VP and CMO - Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Maria Stewart,Director, Health Economics & Reimbursement, Boston Scientific Endoscopy

  • Boston Scientific

Dr. Bridget Stewart, Vice President Clinical Operations at Joslin Clinic

  • Joslin Diabetes Center
Apr. 2, 2014

Cardiac Disease: From Algorithm To Product

Richard Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., (Moderator) Whitaker Professor in Biomedical Engineering, MIT

  • Introduction

Alisa Niksch, M.D.,Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology & Exercise Stress Lab, Tufts University Medical Center

  • Implantable Cardiac Devices: The Unmet Needs

Ravi Kuppuraj, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer,Infobionic, Inc.

  • Infobionic MoMe System

Richard Sanders, MS BME, VP Scientific Affairs, Boston Scientific Corporation

  • Commercializing a New Therapy: The S-ICD
Mar. 25, 2014

How to Effectively Networkinthe 21st Century and Beyond

Jason Hartz,President, JDH Ventures
  • Ineffective Networking Can Shrink The Size of Your Paycheck

Judy Parisello, Principal, JP Marketing

  • Making the Most of LinkedIn: Sharing Your Voice of Authority
Mar. 5, 2014

Advances in Human-Robotic Interaction: Present and Future Impact on the Medical Field

Scott Stropkay, Partner, Essential Design

  • Design Process Case

Marienne Sanders, Director of Product Development Corindus Vascular Robotics

  • CorPath Vascular Robotics

Ingolf Tuerk, M.D., Chief of Urology, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

  • Robot Assisted Surgery: The Future is Now!


Jan 8, 2014The 4 Cs: CEO, Culture, Communications, & Collaboration

Mike Tamasi, CEO, AccuRounds, Inc.

  • From Lean Tools to Lean Culture

Bob Weber, Managing Director, Next Stage Solutions, Inc.

  • A Best Practices Roadmap: Aligning Strategy to Execution

Brian Butler, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, The Allied Group

  • Productivity in a Complex World: 5 Concepts for Communication & Teamwork Success
Dec. 4, 2013

New Product Launches in Asia Pacific: How to Address the Sale

of Life Science and Medical Device Products in This Unique Market

Alain Tranchemontagne, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Smith & Nephew

  • Top 10 Considerations WhenLaunching New Products inChina

Kimimasa Yamada, President and CEO, MBL International

  • New Product Launches in Asian Pacific

Pushpa Vijayaraghavan, Vice President, Sathguru Management Consultants

  • MedicalDevicesAndDiagnosticsOpportunityInIndia

Yvonne Schlaeppi (Moderator), Managing Partner andCo-Founder, Stratevise

  • Medical Device’s Search for Growth -­‐ Asia Pacific
Nov. 6, 2013
Dentistry: The Rodney Dangerfield of Medical Devices
Bob Steingart, Principal, Steingart & Associates
  • Introduction
Larry Bodony, President, Exocad North America
  • An introduction to Dental CAD/CAM

Ron Roche, Senior Territory Manager, Straumann
  • Digital Imaging and its Impact on Implant Dentistry

Scott Root, President, Dentsply Implants North America

  • Dentsply implants
Oct. 9, 2013Developing Medical Devices For Children:Opportunities & Challenges

Don Lombardi, CEO, Institute for Pediatric Innovation

  • Some Engineering Challenges in Creating Medical Devices for Treating Children

George Kenney, President, EntraTympanic

  • An In-Office Treatment for Pediatric Middle Ear Infections

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Sept 11, 2013Boston’s Emergency Medicine Response to the Marathon Attacks:

The Inside Story of Saving Lives by Advance Planning and Rapid Deployment

Alasdair Conn, MD, Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston Marathon Bombing Response and Recovery

Paul Biddinger, MD, Director of Operations for Emergency Medicine & Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness, Massachusetts General Hospital

The Boston Marathon Bombings

Ross D. Zafonte, DO, Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital






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