Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Westin Hotel, Edmonton, AB
“The World Health Organization suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience disability. For people with disabilities, the challenge of moving from a healthcare setting to a home setting (illness to wellness) cuts across age, gender, industrial sectors, and ethnic boundaries. It also represents a growing global market for technologies and assistive devices.”
This event is designed to unleash innovation by connecting clinical knowledge, innovative talent & business development expertise.
Spotlight on Innovation Breakfast & Keynote Address
featuring Dr. Geoff Fernie, Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Dr. Fernie has an impressive record of taking inventions from bench to commercialization, including multiple commercialized products with some currently in clinical trials. He has helped launch several successful companies in the rehab space.
Pitch Sessions: Ideas, Clinical Challenges & Solutions
Have you identified a major clinical challenge that lends itself to a technological solution but can’t find that solution, or do you have a prototype product that you wish you could show to a physician or a customer? Maybe you are an academic researcher who has specialized technical expertise but you need a real-world use-case to apply it to. Do you need a funder/collaborator to move your product into the market? These are all reasons to sign up to do an 8-minute Pitch. You can sign up below after selecting “Full Day” for your ticket option.
Showcase your clinical knowledge,expertise, research or clinical challenge by presenting a poster during the annual Poster Symposium.
Increase your exposure and networking opportunities by showcasing your organization, product or specialized expertise by purchasing one of our limited number of exhibitor tables.
Workshop: Exporting Into International Markets: Are You Ready? | LIMITED ENROLLMENT – $50 fee
Exporting has many challenges, but with careful preparation and planning these can be overcome. Determining whether your business is ready to export is an important first step.
Spend an afternoon with Ms. Francine Masson, EMBA – developer of the MPII™
innovation management process – learning how to assess whether your company is export-ready. Learn what is required to competitively deliver a marketable product or service into the global marketplace.
Ready for Export Workshop Details
Conversation with the Keynote: Transitioning from Hospital to Home
When it comes to medicine, surgeons and engineers aren’t very different. Together, they can collaborate with the similar goal of turning daunting medical problems for patients into solutions. This desire for collaborative solutions continues to be Dr. Geoff Fernie’s primary motivation as a biomedical engineer.
Spend some time with Dr. Fernie, hearing his thoughts on what is needed to transition patients from the clinical setting to the home setting and discussing how technology can be developed that will help with this transition.
Panel Discussion: What is Required to Build a Robust Medical Technology Industry Sector in Alberta?
According to Forbes, the Global Medical technology market is anticipated to reach the $1.85 trillion mark in 2018. Alberta has world class expertise and skills in design, IT, engineering and fabrication that can be competitively deployed to this large and lucrative global market.
Attend this provocative Panel Discussion led by Mel Wong, President and CEO of Bio Alberta, to hear a group of eminent thought leaders discuss what is required to grow and support a robust medical technology industry in Alberta.