February 28, 2019


Join us for our first Educational Medical Device Symposium to learn about the future trends, changing landscape and the regulatory and reimbursement pathways along with tips on creating a medical device startup.

Speakers include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Greg Canfield, Secretary of Commerce, Alabama Department of Commerce
  • Tiffany Wilson, CEO, Global Center for Medical Innovation
  • Bruce Gingles, VP Cook Medical
  • Christine Scifert, Executive Vice President at MRC/X, LLC
  • Machelle Shields, Sr. Executive Healthcare Policy and Compliance Advisor Butler Snow (and incoming President of SEMDA)
  • Chris West, President at Zeroto510 Accelerator

Ticket availability is limited, so be sure to register soon!

Tentative Schedule

7:30-8:00             Registration, light breakfast (muffins, bagels, etc)

8:00 – 8:15           Opening remarks from Southern Research

8:15-9:00              Tiffany Wilson (CEO, Global Center for Medical Innovation) – “Trends and Challenges in Medtech Innovation”

9:00-9:45              Bruce Gingles – VP Cook Medical – “A Manufacturer’s Perspective on the Changing Medical Device Innovation Landscape”

9:45-10:15             Networking Break

10:00-10:45          Machelle Shields (Sr. Executive Healthcare Policy and Compliance Advisor Butler Snow (and incoming President of SEMDA) and Christine Scifert (Executive Vice President at MRC/X, LLC) – “Regulatory and Reimbursement Pathways)

10:45-11:30           Chris West (President at Zeroto510 Accelerator) – “Medical Device Startup 101”

11:30-12:00           Keynote speaker: Craig Buerstatte, Acting Director for Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the US Department of Commerce

12:00-1:30            Networking Lunch (lunch provided)

1:30-2:50             Panel discussion with all the speakers including Greg Canfield (Secretary of Commerce, Alabama Department of Commerce)

2:50-3:00            Closing remarks from Southern Research

About Southern Research's Medical Technology

In 2014, Southern Research formed an initiative to develop new medical devices to improve healthcare in the U.S. and around the globe. SR’s Medical Technology program combines the research and discovery expertise of Southern Research scientists and engineers with entrepreneurs and clinicians. Together, we take a patient-centric approach to medical technology development in diverse areas, including rehabilitation engineering, orthopedics, trauma, ophthalmology, and cardiology.