The Apex of Innovation

September 12-13, 2024 | VEA Newport Beach, A Marriott Resort & Spa

900 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660


Catalyzing Change in Cardiovascular Care: The Power of Collaboration

Join us as we unite visionaries, trailblazers, and industry mavens to delve into cutting-edge breakthroughs and advancements in cardiovascular technology. Our forum is more than an event—it’s a vibrant hub for sharing insights, forging connections, and shaping the future of cardiovascular health in an ever-evolving landscape.

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Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD

Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
President, American Heart Association

Cardiovascular Tech Forum welcomes Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD. His remarkable contributions, including over 600 publications and prestigious awards like the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, make him a leading figure in cardiovascular medicine and research.

Reasons to Attend

Partnership Pursuit

An opportunity to meet with dynamic early stage companies in need of expertise as a board member, advisory committee, or medical advisor

Innovation Panels

Learn all about the newest technologies and research that can elevate your practice and attract new patients

Investment Opportunities

Meet new companies that have completed Octane’s LaunchPad accelerator and present a highly probable success rate through Octane’s due diligence process

Enhancing Your Practice

Learn from investors on how to build value and position your practice for an acquisition in the future

Maria Berkman, MD, MBA

2024 Emcee Just Announced!

We’re thrilled to announce that Maria Berkman, MD, MBA, will return as the 2024 emcee. Maria is the Head of MedTech at Broadview Ventures and the Managing Director of Longview Ventures, bringing a wealth of experience and insight to our fourm. With a portfolio of achievements spanning clinical-stage opportunities and strategic advisory roles, Maria is a driving force in catalyzing change in cardiovascular care.

Maria’s leadership and expertise underscore the essence of the Forum: “Catalyzing Change in Cardiovascular Care: The Power of Collaboration.” Together, we’ll explore how collaboration can transform the landscape of cardiovascular health, driving innovation and improving patient outcomes.

     2023 Cardiovascular Tech Forum Highlights!

    Building a cardiovascular ecosystem in Southern California. 

    • Keynote with Todd Brinton, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, Edwards Lifesciences; Founder & Medical Director, Shockwave
    • Panel Topics included Innovations in Heart Failure Treatment, Changing the Trajectory of Heart Health Globally, and First-in-human trials.
    • Octane portfolio companies pitched their products to our investor ecosystem
    • Cardiovascular Innovation Prize presented to William E Cohn, MD who delivered a powerfully inspiring keynote address

    What Sets CTF Apart?

    1. Innovation Hub: Immerse yourself in a vibrant ecosystem of innovation. Discover the latest technologies, from wearables and remote monitoring devices to advanced imaging systems and precision medicine solutions.
    2. Thought Leadership: Hear from the brightest minds in the field as they share insights, strategies, and real-world case studies. Our lineup of keynote speakers and panelists will delve into the trends shaping the future of cardiovascular health.
    3. Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors who share a passion for advancing cardiovascular technology. Forge valuable partnerships and collaborations that drive progress in the field.
    4. Exhibition Space: Explore a curated exhibition featuring leading companies in the cardiovascular tech space. Engage with exhibitors and discover solutions that can transform your practice or business.

      Highlighted Features

      Leading Speakers

      Engaging Innovation

      Networking Opportunities

      Dynamic Attendees

      Bringing together industry leaders, entrepreneurs, physicians, and startups that will shape the future of cardiovascular innovation.  


      Join us at the Cardiovascular Tech Forum at VEA Newport Beach, A Marriott Resort & Spa! Enjoy special rates just for attendees. Book now to save on your stay with the Octane room rate! Don’t miss out on this chance to experience luxury in Newport Beach. Reserve your spot today!

      Founding Sponsor

      Cardiovascular Tech Forum Committee

      Arshad Quadri, MD (Chairman)

      Executive Chairman & CMO, inQB8 Medical Technologies

      Farzad Azimpour, MD

      Senior VP, Advanced Tech at Edwards Lifesciences

      Maria Berkman, MD, MBA

      Head of MedTech, Broadview Ventures

      Professor Arash Kheradvar, MD, PhD

      University of California, Irvine

      Sabing Lee

      Partner, Knobbe Martens

      Ramin Mousavi

      President, CEO & Board of Directors, Cathworks

      Aidan Raney, MD, FACC

      Former Medical Director, Cardiovascular Surgery
      Hoag Hospital

      Stanton Rowe

      CEO, NXT Biomedical

      Sponsor Cardiovascular Tech Forum

      Want to get visibility for your company among top cardio entrepreneurs and investors in Southern California? We offer a variety of packages to fit your company’s needs and maximize your visibility at Cardiovascular Tech Forum. View sponsorship opportunities here. 

      OC Innovation Week: Opening Reception

      UCI Beall Applied Innovation 5270 California Ave # 100, Irvine, CA

      Join us for the grand kickoff of OC Innovation Week at our Opening Reception, where excitement and innovation converge.

      Fast Pitch

      The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation 5270 California Ave, Irvine, CA, United States

      Fast Pitch is a unique opportunity for Orange County's tech innovators to showcase their groundbreaking ideas. Participants present their pitches to a distinguished panel of judges, potential partners, and investors.

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