Accelerating Health Care Innovation in North Carolina: Charting the Course

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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.
Teaching Associate Professor, UNC & NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
Lead Design Engineer, FastTraCS
President & Founder, Aerem Innovations, Inc.

Nabil Khan
Prototype & Design Engineer, FastTraCS

1:25 - 2:15 p.m. Session 2:
Product Development: How to make it happen!

Bryant Moore, Ph.D. (moderator)
Director, Strategic Partnerships, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Office of Technology Commercialization

Allison London Brown
CEO, UVision360, Inc.

Bill Perry
CEO, Deep Blue Medical Advances, Inc.
Founder/Exec. Chair of Hybridge Medical, LLC

Bob Dieterle
Director, Digital Health Venture Studio,  Eshelman Institute for Innovation at UNC-Chapel Hill

Candice Curtin, RN, BSN, WCC, DWC, OMS
CEO/Founder, Pressure Dx, LLC
Director, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wound Care Clinic

2:30 - 3:25 p.m.

Session 3:
Market Translation and Commercialization

Suresh Balu (moderator)
Director, Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI)
Assoc. Dean, Innovation and Partnership, Duke University School of Medicine

Joseph Knight
President/CEO, InnAVasc Medical, Inc.
Adjunct Professor, Duke University

T. Bruce Ferguson, MD
CMO/Co-Founder, Perfusio Corp.
Chief Visiting Research Scientist for Departments of Engineering, Physics and Surgery, East Carolina University

Anne DeGheest
Managing Director, HealthTech Capital
Managing Director, MedStars

Kelly Reeves, BSN, RN, UXC
Research Nurse, Atrium Health

3:25 - 3:30 p.m. Closing remarks

Doug Edgeton
President and CEO, NCBiotech

 

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
Health Mission Chief
Department of Defense
Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

12:17 - 1:10 p.m.

Session 4:
Should I start a company?

Meg Powell, PharmD (moderator)
CEO, 501 Ventures, LLC

Krista Covey
President, First Flight Venture Center

Travis Manasco, MD
CMO, Bio 54, LLC
Emergency Medicine & Intensive Care Physician, WakeMed Health and Hospitals

Mike Carnes
Technology Commercialization Counselor & Equity Funding Specialist, NC Small Business and Technology Development Center (NC SBTDC)

Ken Russell
Director of Technology Development, Wake Forest School of Medicine

1:25 - 2:15 p.m. Session 5:
How to fund your endeavor

Adam Dakin (moderator)
Managing Director, Dreamit Ventures

Garheng Kong, MD, Ph.D.
Founder and Managing Partner, HealthQuest Capital

Tracey du Laney, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Science and Technology Development, NCBiotech

Rick Shrum
Chief Strategy Officer, WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Cory Allison
CEO & Co-founder, KelCor
General Partner, The JumpFund

2:35 - 3:25 p.m. Session 6:
Profiles in Health Care Innovation

Jeffrey H. Lawson, MD, Ph.D. (moderator)
President and CEO, Humacyte
Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Duke University

Karen Tsang, RN, BSN, CPN
Founder/President, MyKare, Inc.
Pediatric Clinical Nurse, WakeMed Health and Hospital

Leon DeJournett, MD
CMO, Ideal Medical Technologies, Inc.
Pediatric ICU Attending Physician, Mission Hospital

Iltifat Husain, MD
Co-founder, Impathiq, Inc.
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Jeko Madjarov, MD
Physician, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Atrium Health
Associate Professor, Atrium Health Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute

3:25 - 3:30 p.m. Closing remarks Mary Beth Thomas, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Science and Business Development, NCBiotech

 

 

Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities

Interested in highlighting your organization or promoting your resources to clinician innovators? Contact Greta Brunet or Corie Curtis for exhibitor/sponsor opportunities.

View sponsorship options.

Health system partners across North Carolina

Atrium health logo
Cone Health logo
Duke Health logo
First Health of the Carolinas logo
Mission Health logo
New Hanover Regional Medical Center logo
Novant Health logo
Wake Forest logo
Wake Med Health and Hospitals
UNC health
Vidant Health logo
For more info, contact:

For questions or more information, contact:
Greta Brunet, MBA, PA-C
Senior Director, Investments

Emerging Company Development

919-549-8868 | greta_brunet@ncbiotech.org

For questions or more information, contact:
Corie Curtis
Executive Director, Greater Charlotte Office

Statewide Offices

704-687-8563 | corie_curtis@ncbiotech.org

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Virtual

$25
Medical Devices
For more info, contact:

For questions or more information, contact:
Greta Brunet, MBA, PA-C
Senior Director, Investments

Emerging Company Development

919-549-8868 | greta_brunet@ncbiotech.org

For questions or more information, contact:
Corie Curtis
Executive Director, Greater Charlotte Office

Statewide Offices

704-687-8563 | corie_curtis@ncbiotech.org