This September, NCBiotech and FastTraCS, part of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, are collaborating with health systems across North Carolina to provide a foundation for clinician innovation. This two-day virtual event puts an emphasis on action, connecting attendees with the people, insights, and strategies needed to systematically tackle the innovation process from ideation through execution.
Questions to be addressed include:
- How do I identify significant unmet needs in health care?
- How do I translate a concept into a new product?
- How do I implement, integrate, and commercialize new technology?
- What funding mechanisms and other resources are available to support my innovation endeavors?
- Should I start a company around my new technology?
This event is perfect for health care providers including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, allied health professionals (e.g., physical therapy, respiratory therapy), EMTs and paramedics.
If you're interested in dipping your toe in the world of health care innovation or have a solution you'd like to develop yet are unsure of next steps, we encourage you to join us and hope you will leave inspired with a clearer picture of how to accelerate your future innovations.
Visit www.ncinnovates.org for additional event details.
Day 1 - Thursday, September 23
|11:30 - 11:40||Welcome||Doug Edgeton
President and CEO, NCBiotech
|11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.||Keynote||Billy Cohn, MD
Vice President, Medical Devices and Executive Director, Center for Device Innovation at Texas Medical Center (CDI @ TMC) Johnson & Johnson
|12:17 - 1:10 p.m.||Session 1:
Problem Discovery MicroSprint
Devin Hubbard, Ph.D.
|1:25 - 2:15 p.m.||Session 2:
Product Development: How to make it happen!
Bryant Moore, Ph.D. (moderator)
Allison London Brown
Candice Curtin, RN, BSN, WCC, DWC, OMS
|2:30 - 3:25 p.m.||
Suresh Balu (moderator)
T. Bruce Ferguson, MD
Kelly Reeves, BSN, RN, UXC
|3:25 - 3:30 p.m.||Closing remarks||
Day 2 - Friday, September 24
|11:30 - 11:40 a.m.||Welcome||Carol Lewis
Vice President, UNC Health Enterprises
|11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.||Keynote||
Hassan A. Tetteh, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE, FAMIA
|12:17 - 1:10 p.m.||
Meg Powell, PharmD (moderator)
Travis Manasco, MD
|1:25 - 2:15 p.m.||Session 5:
How to fund your endeavor
Adam Dakin (moderator)
Garheng Kong, MD, Ph.D.
Tracey du Laney, Ph.D.
|2:35 - 3:25 p.m.||Session 6:
Profiles in Health Care Innovation
Jeffrey H. Lawson, MD, Ph.D. (moderator)
Karen Tsang, RN, BSN, CPN
Leon DeJournett, MD
Iltifat Husain, MD
Jeko Madjarov, MD
|3:25 - 3:30 p.m.||Closing remarks||Mary Beth Thomas, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Science and Business Development, NCBiotech
Health system partners across North Carolina