2019 Speakers

These speakers are leaders, executives and trailblazers in the MedTech Industry.

Jessica Achtsam

Partner, Knobbe Martens

Richard Afable, MD, MPH

President and Board Member, MindOC

Lubna Ahmad, PhD

CEO, Invoy Technology

Marina Bejanian, PhD

Executive Director, Clinical Development Allergan

Caitlin Blanche

Partner, K&L Gates

Bill Carpou


Anthony Chang, MD

Chief Intelligence & Innovation Officer, CHOC 

Clayton Chau, MD, PhD

Chief Clinical and Strategy Officer, MindOC

Ashley Chiu

Cannabis Strategy and Risk Advisor, EY

Trish Costello

CEO, Portfolia

John Cox

President & CEO, FRESCA Medical

Natalie Dakers

President and CEO, Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator

Paul DeRidder, MD

President, BioValleyCHINA

Alison Dennis

Partner, Field Fisher

Kevin Depew

Deputy Chief Economist, RSM

Linda DiMario

Executive Vice President, Irvine Chamber

Jim Fallon

Professor, UCI, Neuroscientist, Best Selling Author

Grace Fu Palma

President and CEO of ChinaMed Device LLC

Doug Fisher, MD

Executive in Residence, InterWest Partners

Mara Gordon

Co-Founder & Chief Process Engineer, The Oil Plant

Mike Howells

Consul General, British Consulate

Patrick Johnson

President & CEO, Celluma

Steve Keiles

Senior Director, Genomic Services, Advanced Diagnostics, Quest Diagnostics

Ciara Kennedy

CEO, Amplyx Pharmaceuticals

Gilber Kilman, MD

General Partner & Managing Director, InterWest Partners

Kim Kovacs

Managing Director of Arroyo Ventures, President, Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA), & Founderr, MyJane

Irina Kulinets, PhD, RAC, CQE

Sr. Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research & Quality, MicroVention, Inc., A TERUMO Group Company

Jinny Lee

President of Exploration and Strategic Marketing, Advanced Technology, Edwards Lifesciences

Fei Li

President and CEO, HYCOR Biomedical

Shaista Malik, MD, PhD, MPH

Associate Vice Chancellor, Integrative Health & Executive Director, Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

Jim Mazzo

Global President Ophthalmic Devices, ZEISS

Natasha Mesinkovska, MD

Dermatology Specialist, UC Irvine Medical Center

Darin Messina

Vice President of Device Biology R&D, Allergan

Dave Mildrew

Managing Director, BioQuest

Jenna Mons

CEO, AccessElite, Inc.

Mike Mussallem

CEO, Edwards Lifesciences

Azadeh Nasibi

Sr. Director, Strategy & Business Development, Brain Therapies, Medtronic

Amy Oppedisano

Co-Founder, Terra Tech Corp. (Owner of Blüm)

Edward Ross, MD

Dermatology, Scripps

Stanton Rowe

CEO, NXT Biomedical

Daniel Torpey

Partner, EY

Scott Whitcup

Founder and CEO, Akrivista

Annette Walker

President, City of Hope Orange County

Justin Zaghi, MD

Medical Director, Heal.com