MTIF 2018 Highlights

October 28 – 29, 2019

Impacting the Future of MedTech

This year at MTIF is shaping up to be one of our most impactful yet! With top tier presenting companies, representatives from over 300 leading companies and exhibits and panels from around the world, this MTIF highlights the future of MedTech in Southern California.

Impacting the Future of MedTech

This year at MTIF is shaping up to be one of our most impactful yet! With top tier presenting companies, representatives from over 300 leading companies and exhibits and panels from around the world, this MTIF highlights the future of MedTech in Southern California.

MTIF 2018 Agenda

  • Oct. 28
  • Oct. 29
    07:00 - 08:15 AM
    Registration, Networking & Exhibits
    08:15 - 08:25 AM
    Welcome Address: Building the SoCal of Tomorrow

    OCTANe CEO Bill Carpou opens up the 2019 Medical Technology Innovation Forum with a focus on the current MedTech ecosystem in Southern California and what the future holds for growth in Orange County

    08:30 - 09:15 AM
    Keynote: AI Med- Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

    Dr. Anthony Chang- Chief Intelligence & Innovation Officer, CHOC

    09:15 - 10:00 AM
    Future of Health Care- The Role of Personalized Medicine?

    Better diagnoses, earlier interventions, more-efficient drug therapies, customized treatment plans. These are the promises of personalized medicine. Individualized, precision or personalized medicine provides a genomic blueprint to determine each person’s unique disease susceptibility, define preventive measures and enable targeted therapies to promote wellness. Our panelists will provide their unique perspectives on what the future holds for personalized medicine.

    Steve Keiles, Senior Director, Genomic Services, Advanced Diagnostics, Quest Diagnostics

    Patrick Lilley, Founder & CEO, Liquid Biosciences

    Annette Walker, President, City of Hope

    Shaista Malik, MD, PhD, MPH, Associate Vice Chancellor, Integrative Health & Executive Director, Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

    10:00 - 10:30 AM
    Break & 1:1 Meetings
    10:30 - 11:15 AM
    Industry Track – The Challenges of Clinical Trials

    Focusing on the challenges with clinical trials- recruitment, capturing information, reimbursement and the payer perspective.

    Bruce Feuchter, Shareholder, Stradling (Moderator)

    Janice Sidorick, CEO, Janix (CRO)

    Marina Bejanian, PhD, Executive Director, Clinical Development, Allergan

    10:30 - 11:15 AM
    International Track- EU Regulatory Update: MDR/IVDR/ Brexit

    An update on current status of BREXIT. What does BREXIT mean for companies in the US and Britain? What are the tax and legal implications? What are the implications for doing business in the rest of Europe?

    Kevin Depew, Deputy Chief Economist, RSM- Moderator

    Mike Howells, Consul General, British Consulate

    Alison Dennis, Partner, Field Fisher

    Patrick Johnson, President & CEO, Celluma

    11:15 - 11:45 AM
    Break & 1x1 Meetings
    11:45 - 12:45 PM
    Lunch: Keynote Speaker- Jim Fallon- Professor, UCI, Neuroscientist, Best Selling Author

    Through research he explores the way genetic and perinatal environmental factors affect the way the brain gets built — and then how an individual’s experience further shapes his or her development.  But has Fallon’s research on psychopaths and murderers made a strange and personal turn.  With PET scans and genetics , he uncovered  the deep, underlying traits that make people violent and murderous.

    12:45 - 01:00 PM
    Break & 1x1 Meetings
    01:00 - 01:45 PM
    Industry Track- Medicine-On-The-Go

    Panel participants will focus on the future of care, the changing medical landscape, and whether telemedicine makes healthcare more affordable.

    Jessica Achtsam, Partner, Knobbe Martens- Moderator

    Dr. Justin Zaghi, Medical Director, Heal.com

    Jenna Mons, CEO CONCIERGE KEY Health, Inc.

    Robert Allison, Principal & Managing Director, Innovation Partners

    01:00 - 01:45 PM
    International Track- Reality Check-Doing Business in China

    This session will focus on the the challenges of doing business in China: avoiding the pitfalls and how to find trusted partners while doing business in the country.

    John Cox, President & CEO, FRESCA Medical (Moderator)

    Chris Lo, Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

    Jim Mayfield, Director, US Export Assistance Center

    Paul DeRidder, MD, MBA, President, BioValleyCHINA

    Andrew Pan, Senior Vice President & Head, East West Bank’s   China Business & Strategy

    01:45 - 02:30 PM
    Industry Track- Future of Mental Health

    Hear from leaders of Be Well OC- a transformative first of its kind-initiative bringing together public, private, academic and faith based based organizations to coordinate a coordinated system of mental health and support. What is the latest innovation in mental health treatment? How do you personalize treatment?

    Dr. Rick Afable President and Board Member, MindOC

    Marshall Monchief, CEO, MindOC

    Dr. Clayton Chau, Chief Clinical Officer, MindOC

    01:45 - 02:30 PM
    International Track- Healthcare Around the World

    Healthcare varies around the world with almost all wealthy nations providing universal health care (the US is an exception).  Due to the costs required as well as various social, cultural, political and economic conditions, healthcare is challenging to get right. Learn from other countries about how their healthcare systems are evolving and what innovative steps are they taking. Learn  about  the landscape for MedTech start-ups and companies doing business in other countries and  the advantages to being based outside the United States and what opportunities are there available.

    Linda DiMario, Executive Vice President, Irvine Chamber

    02:30 - 03:00 PM
    Break & 1x1 Meetings
    03:00 - 03:45 PM
    Medical Innovation in Aesthetics

    Panelists in this session will facilitate the exchange of insights on emerging trends and innovation in medical aesthetics.

    Dr. Scott Whitcup, Founder and CEO, Akrivista and Whitecap Biosciences (Moderator)

    Dr. Edward Ross, Scripps

    Dr. Chris Zachary, Chair & Professor – Dermatology, UC Irvine School of Medicine

    Dr. Natasha Mesinkovska, Dermatology Specialist, UC Irvine Medical Center

    Dr. Steve Yoelin, Cosmetic Surgeon

    Darin Messina, Vice President of Device Biology R&D, Allergan

    03:45 - 04:30 PM
    Panel Discussion: The State of Affairs for Medical Cannabis

    Despite its controversial nature, medical marijuana use and legal adoption continues to expand nationwide. Currently, there are over 70 completed or ongoing human clinical trials exploring cannabinoid use. However, many questions remain as variations of legal use exist from state to state, and more data is necessary to determine its clinical benefit and global effect on the United States health care system.

    Kim Kovacs, President, Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA), & CEO, MyJane (Moderator)

    Dan Torpey, Partner, EY

    04:30 - 04:45 PM
    Closing Day 1
    04:45 - 06:00 PM

    MTIF 2018 Speakers

    Alexandra Wilson

    SVP Consumer Strategy & Innovation, Allergan

    Henry Samueli

    Chief Technology Officer & Chairman, Broadcom

    Christopher A. Longhurst, MD, MS

    Chief Information Officer, UC San Diego Health

    Renee Compton Ryan

    Vice President of Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

    Clay Wilemon

    CEO & Chief Strategy Officer, DevicePharm Inc.

    Christy Lea

    Partner, Knobbe Martens

    David Mildrew

    Partner, BioQuest

    Darryl Barnes, MD

    CEO, Sonex Health

    2018 Speaker Company Highlights

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    Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

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