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New England, home to some of the nation's top universities, leads the nation in cutting-edge manufacturing and design innovations. From world-renowned medical centers to growing manufacturing hubs, the region is at the forefront of industry, where customization and wireless communication are changing everything. Attend innovative educational sessions covering the latest updates in these areas:

Wireless Medical Devices Conference – Hear from leading experts from Philips, Siemens, Stryker, Intel and more on the future of power, overcoming interoperability challenges and the future of big data and cloud storage. This conference must be booked for the full day only, not individual sessions.

Medical Device Design - Attend this 75 minute session on disruptive technologies and designing for simplicity. You may register for this content by the session or by the day.

3D Printing – Attend either a 90-minute session on the 3D printing for medtech on the first day of the event, or the all-day program on day 2, which covers 3D printing innovations for all industries. You may register for this content by the session or by the day.

Quality – ASQ (American Society for Quality) will lead a full day of Quality Workshops, bookable by full day only.

Here are just a few of the exciting speakers who will be presenting these conferences and seminars:

  • Ruth Cheng, Ph.D., Director of Innovation, Smith & Nephew
  • Nias Puthenveettil, Director-CTO, R&D, Siemens Healthcare
  • Stuart Williams, Ph.D., Director, Bioficial Organs Program, University of Louisville
  • Phil Raymond, Wireless Architect and Global Network Product Manager - Connected Care Solutions, Philips Healthcare
  • Slade Gardner, Lockheed Martin Fellow- Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
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Registration for individual sessions includes...

  • Entry to the session(s) you registered for, plus both days of the expo
  • Access to presentation materials after the event (as approved by each presenter)
  • Networking opportunities, including a guaranteed spot at our space-limited Speed Networking event
  • Possible professional development or re-certification points. Attendees may contact us after the event at tshowreg@ubm.com for a certificate of attendance, which may be used for your re-certification journal or application to certain relevant industry organizations.

One and two-day All-Access Passes include everything listed above, plus...

  • Unlimited access to all education sessions on the day(s) you’re registered
  • Complimentary refreshments, snacks, and a catered lunch
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May 6, 2015

10:00 am - 11:45 am

  • Join a Quality Revolution   more details ▾

    Conference

    All Industry

    Wednesday, May 6

    10:00 am -11:45 am
    Key Elements for Creating an Innovative Environment
    Creating an innovative environment requires a strategy, commitment, and a little bit of pain. Three key elements for fostering innovation include a relentless commitment to quality and continuous improvement, a collaborative culture that empowers engagement and supporting tools that capture ideas and enable experimentation. Attendees will learn how FMC Technologies has harnessed these elements and overcome barriers to evolve into an award-winning innovative company.

    Tamara Viles, Knowledge Management Specialist, FMC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Kim Glover, Manager of Knowledge Management,FMC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

    Bookable by full day only.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Innovations in 3D Printing for Medical Devices: New Materials, Prototyping to Manufacturing, and Advances in Bioprinting   more details ▾

    Session

    Medical

    Wednesday, May 6

    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    The next steps in how 3D printing is transforming medical device manufacturing

    • Exploring how 3D printing will change the medical design and manufacturing industry over the next 5 years
    • Discussing the major obstacles for the medical device industry when integrating 3D printing into the development and manufacturing life cycles
    • Evaluating the potential to streamline and accelerate your concept to market time line
    • Uncovering how 3D printing will impact your manufacturing bottom line

    Scott DeFelice, President & Chief Executive Officer, OXFORD PERFORMANCE MATERIALS
    Nadav Sella, Senior Manager of Manufacturing Tools, STRATASYS
    Stuart Williams, Ph.D., Director, Bioficial Organs Program, UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

    1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    Development of an advanced 3D printed scaffold for skeletal reconstruction

    • OPM manufactures FDA cleared PEKK implants using a 3D printing technique
    • 3D printed PEKK suitable for load bearing applications (VBR)
    • Ability to manufacture implantable devices with complex geometries is driving innovation for the next generation of devices

    Scott DeFelice, President & Chief Executive Officer, OXFORD PERFORMANCE MATERIALS

    1:50 pm - 2:10 pm
    Accelerating Medical Device Development through 3D Printed Injection Molding

    • Introduction to 3DP IM-when and how to successfully inject parts into 3D printed tools
    • Discussing the possible cost benefits and time reduction in product development cycles
    • Exploring real-life 3D printing injection molding case studies that have increased prototype efficiency

    Nadav Sella, Senior Manager of Manufacturing Tools, STRATASYS

    2:10 pm - 2:30 pm
    The realities and myths of building 3D printed body parts

    • Latest in organ printing technologies and applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
    • Uncovering the limitations and challenges of this technology
    • Detailing breakthroughs in printing human stem cells
    • Practicalities of taking a quantum leap into the commercial arena

    Stuart Williams, Ph.D., Director, Bioficial Organs Program, UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

    Click here for additional speakers' biographies.

    You may register for this content by the session or by the day.

  • How to Assess Quality Processes   more details ▾

    Conference

    All Industry

    Wednesday, May 6

    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    ISO 9001:2015- An Overview of the Changes – Part 1
    This presentation summarizes the changes contained in the ISO 9001:2015 standard. This presentation outlines the specific requirements that have changed and the rational for each of these changes. The changes made are intended to help your ISO 9001:2015 management system achieve its business objectives as well as achieve customer satisfaction. Learn how the standard emphasizes business performance utilizing a value added approach.

    Ben Ames, Vice President, AQS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
    Mark Ames, President, AQS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

    Bookable by full day only.

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Disruptive Innovation in Medical Device Design: Designing for Simplicity   more details ▾

    Session

    Medical

    Wednesday, May 6

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Designing the next user-centric medical device and finding the balance between complexity and user capability

    • Discussing current examples of simple but disruptive designs and how to break the mold with a simpler consumer-friendly device
    • How device feature set and complexity decisions directly impact project complexity, timeline and cost, as well as safety, clinical efficacy and reliability
    • Leveraging the user's capabilities and expectations to navigate device design decisions across technology complexity levels, feature sets, and desired work flows 

    Craig Scherer, Senior Partner and Co-Founder, INSIGHT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
    Sean Corrigan, Director of Engineering, INSIGHT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovating in a changing marketplace: Designing with usability and reimbursement in mind

    • What do you need to include in your design process to accommodate diverse reimbursement requirements?
    • Discussing how to continue to design innovative products in a highly regulated environment
    • Usability point
    • Reviewing key questions to consider during the design or development process

    Ruth Cheng, Ph.D., Director of Innovation, SMITH & NEPHEW
    Mike Dunkley
    , Senior Vice President, CONTINUUM
    Robert Charles
    , Director and Principal, FARM DESIGN

    Click here for additional speakers' biographies.

    You may register for this content by the session or by the day.

  • Practical Tools for Quality Manufacturing   more details ▾

    Conference

    All Industry

    Wednesday, May 6

    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    ISO 9001:2015 - An Overview of the Changes – Part 2
    This presentation summarizes the changes contained in the ISO 9001:2015 standard. This presentation outlines the specific requirements that have changed and the rational for each of these changes. The changes made are intended to help your ISO 9001:2015 management system achieve its business objectives as well as achieve customer satisfaction. Learn how the standard emphasizes business performance utilizing a value added approach.

    Ben Ames, Vice President, AQS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
    Mark Ames, President, AQS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

    Bookable by full day only.

May 7, 2015

10:00 am - 11:45 am

  • Innovations in 3D Printing Part 1: Latest Trends and Integration Realities   more details ▾

    Seminar

    All Industry

    Thursday, May 7

    10:00 am - 10:35
    Successfully using 3D Printing in manufacturing to shorten the product cycle
    Explore how this technology is currently being used to create prototypes and manufacture complex end use parts. Assessing how this technology can be employed as a tool for creative discovery as well as validation. This session will cover how companies are using 3D Printing to shorten the product cycle and create value.

    10:35 am - 11:00 am
    Latest trends in 3D Printing – Impacts of 3D on Design and Manufacturing

    • Calculating the  set up and running costs of 3D Printing manufacturing versus current technology used
    • Describing how this technology will impact the short term cost and material choice of your prototypes and end products
    • Examing the latest trends in 3D printing – how is being used most and how is this usage changing over the years?

    Anthony Vicari, Research Associate, LUX RESEARCH

    11:00 am - 11:45 am
    Panel Discussion: Tools enabling 3D Printing in rapid prototyping

    This panel discussion will cover key trends and opportunities in this growing phenomenon in additive manufacturing. It will uncover from several manufacturers’ firsthand viewpoint on how an organization can successfully integrate 3D printing into their design and manufacturing procedures.

    • The benefits of embracing 3D printing and additive manufacturing as part of a structured growth program
    • Explore how 3D Printing will change low  volume manufacturing processes
    • Discover how 3D laser scanners are enhancing the usability of 3D printers
    • Where do 3D Scanning and design tools need further development to make them more effective in 3D Printing?

    Donovan Weber, COO, FORECAST3D
    Anthony Vicari, Research Associate, LUX RESEARCH
    Diran Apelian, Alcoa-Howmet Prof. of Engineering, WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

    Click here for additional speakers' biographies.

    You may register for this content by the session or by the day.

  • Wireless Medical Devices Part 1: Product Development Opportunities in a Highly Regulated Environment   more details ▾

    Conference

    Medical

    Thursday, May 7

    Capitalizing on wireless product development opportunities in a highly evolving regulatory environment

    10:00 am - 10:30 am
    State of the Industry panel: Balancing standards, risk and hospital requirements

    • Discussing industry and government approaches to harmonizing regulatory, infrastructure and risk challenges while understanding global harmonized protocols for wireless devices
    • Exploring resources available to medical device manufacturers for wireless product development
    • What questions do hospitals ask when allowing a new wireless medical device into their environment

    Michelle Jump, RAC, M.S., Regulatory Affairs Associate Analyst, STRYKER CONNECTED CARE
    Russell Johnson, EE, Regulatory Affairs Manager, HEARTWARE, INC.
    Rick Hampton, Wireless Communications Manager, PARTNERS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, INC.

    10:30 am - 11:15 am
    Business paradigms for bringing wireless devices to market (Workshop style format)

    • Balancing medical vs. technological protocols for device design
    • Exploring the technology road map ahead for innovation in wireless products
    • Discussing device applications and use cases and how risk assessment is key to the product development cycle and pre-market clearance
    • What do you need to include in your design process to accommodate connectivity with hospital EMR systems?
    • Reviewing key questions to consider during the design or development process

    Nias Puthenveettil, Director-CTO, R&D, Siemens Healthcare, HEALTH SERVICES

    11:15 am - 11:45 am
    The future of medical device battery and power systems: Trends impacting device features

    • Reviewing new advances in batteries and energy harvesting technologies that will affect device form and function
    • Evaluating the future of medical grade monitoring devices and applications for legacy devices
    • Understanding when a device crossover requires a 510K submission

    Prabhakar Tamirisa, PhD, Principal Scientist, Battery Research & Technology Group, MEDTRONIC ENERGY AND COMPONENT CENTER

    Click here for additional speakers' biographies.

    This conference must be booked for the full day only, not individual sessions.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Innovations in 3D Printing Part 2: Supply Chains and Lockheed Martin’s View on the Factory of the Future   more details ▾

    Seminar

    All Industry

    Thursday, May 7

    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
    The impact of 3D printing on supply chains

    • Evaluate elements of direct cost comparisons between 3D Printing of end use objects and more traditional manufacturing methods
    • Examine some of the "intangible" elements of the business case for both 3D printing and more traditional manufacturing methods
    • Consider current research related to production costs for both businesses and consumers

    Jim Joyce, specialist leader- supply chain practice, DELOITTE CONSULTING

    1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
    Additive manufacturing capabilities: Costs and benefits of internal vs outsourcing

    Mark Sivak, Academic Specialist-Interdisciplinary Experience Design, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    Large Additive Manufacturing transitioning to the Factory of the Future

    Slade Gardner, Lockheed Martin Fellow- Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, LOCKHEED MARTIN SPACE SYSTEMS COMPANY

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    You may register for this content by the session or by the day.

  • Wireless Medical Devices Part 2: Meeting Platform and Interoperability Requirements   more details ▾

    Conference

    Medical

    Thursday, May 7

    Managing regulatory and technical risk to meet wireless platform and interoperability requirements

    Chair: Anura S. Fernando, Principal Engineer - Medical Software & Systems Interoperability, UL

    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Surviving the wild west of wireless platform development in a highly regulated environment

    • Exploring the evolution of current standards and the capacity for a single wireless platform
    • Discussing how the entropy of wireless platforms affects device design and innovation
    • Understanding how to collaborate with other players in the ecosystem and how this affects risk in terms of security and safety

    Anura S. Fernando, Principal Engineer - Medical Software & Systems Interoperability, UL

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Controlling regulatory risk when developing wireless and mobile medical devices

    • Understanding how to use regulatory guidance from FDA and FCC and FAA and how wireless standards may be impacted by the latest technological innovations
    • Reviewing how device manufactures can speak the same regulatory language as hospitals to address safety and security issues
    • How to move a wireless device forward under a normal product lifecycle process within the current regulatory framework

    Phil Raymond, Wireless Architect and Global Network Product Manager - Connected Care Solutions, PHILIPS HEALTHCARE

    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Hospital interoperability panel: Avoiding crosstalk in an increasingly complex setting

    • Discussing current coexistence challenges among unrelated devices
    • Uncovering the top challenges hospitals face when integrating more wireless medical devices into a hospital environment
    • The importance of testing wireless products based on risk

    Moderator: Anura S. Fernando, Principal Engineer - Medical Software & Systems Interoperability, UL

    Ken Fuchs, Executive VP - Interoperability R&D, CENTER FOR MEDICAL INTEROPERABILITY
    James C. Fackler, MD, Associate Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, JOHN HOPKINS MEDICINE
    Julian Goldman, MD, Medical Director of Biomedical Engineering, Partners HealthCare System and Director, MGH MEDICAL DEVICE INTEROPERABILITY PROGRAM

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    This conference must be booked for the full day only, not individual sessions.

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Innovations in 3D Printing Part 3: Material Developments and Legalities   more details ▾

    Seminar

    All Industry

    Thursday, May 7

    2:45 pm - 3:20 pm

    Innovative materials; uses of metal in 3D Printing
    This talk will discuss 3D printing using metal and the implications surrounding this material that is not commonly used. Printing with metal has been possible for some time - but the price of this technology has limited its availability and use. This session will discuss the future of this material and how it can be integrated into your 3D printing system.

    • Exploring the cost benefits of metal tooling
    • Understanding direct metal deposition and the current use in advanced additive manufacturing technology
    • Analyzing the future of 3d Printing with the integrated use of metal and alloy

    Diran Apelian, Alcoa-Howmet Prof. of Engineering, WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

    3:20 pm - 4:00 pm
    Intellectual property concerns in 3D Printing

    • 3D printing is creating new questions around patent law. How will designers and manufacturers protect and share their designs?
    • Determining the challenges of managing property rights in this new age of manufacturing.
    • Exploring the war between open innovation and Intellectual Property in the 3D Printing space
    • Discovering  the IP rights impacted by 3D printing from copyright to trademarks and patents
    • Reverse engineering and legal issues

    Bryan J. Vogel, Partner, ROBINS, KAPLAN, MILLER & CIRESI L.L.P.

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    You may register for this content by the session or by the day.

  • Wireless Medical Devices Part 3: Big Data and Data Security   more details ▾

    Conference

    Medical

    Thursday, May 7

    The big deal about big data and data security for wireless medical devices

    Chair: Michael C. McNeil, Global Products Security and Services Officer, PHILIPS HEALTHCARE

    2:45 pm - 3:05 pm
    Cyber security: Flaws in medical device security protocols that compromise data

    • Understanding security and safety protocols and their affect on wireless infrastructures
    • Addressing device security through device safety features and interoperability advancements
    • What it takes to create a solid risk management approach for device security

    Michael C. McNeil, Global Products Security and Services Officer, PHILIPS HEALTHCARE

    3:05 pm - 3:30 pm
    Data, data, data: Overcoming cloud storage and server platform challenges

    • Reviewing how security is tied to a product’s risk management assessment and how to ensure your product’s data is secure
    • Exploring immediate solutions for sharing secure data across various integrated systems
    • Understanding industry and the FDA’s role in collaborating to solve existing infrastructure challenges within the HIPAA, HITECH and ONC framework.

    Ravi Kuppuraj, Chief Technology Officer, INFOBIONIC

    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Panel discussion: Big data gathering, sharing and ownership: The future of connected health

    • Exploring how the industry is using the growing mass of information in ways that help device manufacturers while safeguarding patients
    • Bringing mHealth, mobile app development, and the consumerization of healthcare into your planning cycle
    • Exploring how the marketplace will drive innovation and models for data sharing and ownership
    • As we begin to realize this opportunity, how will it impact the future of health data privacy and security?

    Moderator: Michael C. McNeil, Global Products Security and Services Officer, PHILIPS HEALTHCARE

    Ravi Kuppuraj, Chief Technology Officer, INFOBIONIC
    Matthew Quinn, East Coast Managing Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences, INTEL CORPORATION
    Axel Wirth, Healthcare Solutions Architect, SYMANTEC CORPORATION

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    This conference must be booked for the full day only, not individual sessions.

 
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