Agenda

Mobile & Digital Health
10:00 - 11:15 Marina’s Private Section
Session
Managing Partner
Decode Innovation
Senior Lecturer
National University of Ireland, Galway
Consultant Colorectal/General Surgeon
University Hospital Limerick - HSE
Professor of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery & Clinical Vascular Lead
National University of Ireland & Saolta Hospital Group

10:00 – 10:10 Opening Chair: Michael G. Madden, Senior Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway

10:10 – 10:25 The next wave of prosperity in Irish Medtech: how the convergence of Medtec and Smart tech will drive the sector's most lucrative phase yet

• Looking at 3, 5 and 10 year horizons, Ireland has a unique opportunity to shape the future of Medtech
• Outcome-based reimbursement and fear of litigation will drive firms to embrace Smart Tech
• Ireland is the perfect location from which to dominate the next wave of Smart Medtech

Damian Costello, Managing Partner, Decode Innovation

10:25 – 10:50 Future of medicine and health treatment outlook: A Clinician opinion

Sherif Sultan, Professor of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, National University of Ireland, Clinical Vascular Lead, Saolta Hospital Group,Ireland

10:50 – 11:15 Surgical Robotics: Case study

Colin Peirce, Consultant Colorectal/General Surgeon, University Hospital Limerick - HSE

Inventor, Entrepreneur and Start-Ups Forum
10:00 - 16:00 Veranda Lounge
Session
MD, CPE, FAAPL, Chief Medical Officer, Reimbursement Strategies
Life Sciences International
Strategic Development Lead
BioInnovate Ireland
Health Economics and Reimbursement Director
Medtronic
Founder
Open Innovation Partners
Regulatory & Quality Director
Veryan Medical
Senior Consulting Partner
EUPharmaCon
Medical Officer
HPRA
Adjunct Professor
University of Arizona
Sr Director of Supply Management
Medtronic
Partner, Corporate Strategy and International Relations
Index Canada

10:00 – 10:10 Opening Chair‎: Pascal King, Senior Consulting Partner, EUPharmaCon

10:10 – 10:40 Understanding the Business Model value proposition and the role of needs led innovation in informing your business model canvas

Paul Anglim, Strategic Development Lead, BioInnovate Ireland

10:40 – 11:10 – Networking Break and Exhibition Visit

11:10 – 11:30 Digital Reimbursement

Daniel A. Lace, MD, CPE, FAAPL, Chief Medical Officer, Reimbursement Strategies, Life Sciences International (LSI)

11:30 – 12:30 Discussion Panel: Reimbursement New models and what is in for Start ups

• What kind of innovation is needed to support the changes in healthcare reimbursement systems
• What kind of innovation will benefit from the new reimbursement models

Daniel A. Lace, MD, CPE, FAAPL, Chief Medical Officer, Reimbursement Strategies, Life Sciences International (LSI)

Pascal King, Senior Consulting Partner, EUPharmaCon

Pascalle Brasseur, Health Economics and Reimbursement Director, Medtronic

12:30 – 13:00 - Networking Break and Exhibition Visit

13:00 – 14:00 How to manage different providers? What is the check list needed from Start-ups?

• Management of providers: how to deal with providers of quality management, services, materials, regulatory and others
• Human point of view
• How to check capability, certification and others: check list

Gordon Crowley, Regulatory & Quality Director, Novate Medical & Regulatory Advisor, Veryan Medical

Marie O’Malley, Sr Director of Supply Management, Medtronic

14:00 – 14:30 Clinical Development paths in Europe & US. Clinical investigations considerations for start-ups and new requirements under the MDR

• Reconsidering clinical development location after the new regulation
• Key impacts for early stage Medtec companies

Tom Melvin, Medical Officer, HPRA

14:30 – 15:00 – Networking Break and Exhibition Visit

15:00 – 15:20 How can healthcare empower patients and build trusted relationships in an increasingly crowded online environment? Key success factors for Start-ups when using Online Marketing

• How to get your best 'return on social'
• Learn new techniques and see how health systems are using the power of social media and online marketing to build long-lasting communities that attract new patients, engage existing patients and provide valuable population health insights.
• Online Marketing & Start ups

André Rizzo, Partner, Corporate Strategy and International Relations, Index Canada

15:20 – 15:50 How the new European Pilot Line in Optics can support SMEs and start-ups? Optical microsystems for emerging medical applications

• Advanced prototyping and manufacturing for Start ups
• Understanding the development and manufacture of optical microsystems for emerging medical applications

Peter O'Brien, Adjunct Professor, Optical Science Centre, University of Arizona & Head of Group, Photonics Packaging Research, Tyndall National Institute

15:50 – 16:00 Closing Chair: Diarmuid Cahalane, ‎Founder, Open Innovation Partners

Connected Devices & IoT
11:50 - 13:00 Marina’s Private Section
Session
Chief Information Officer
Galway Clinic
Co Founder
Bluedrop Medical
Senior Lecturer
National University of Ireland, Galway

11:45 – 12:10 Top challenges facing IoT/IoH – and how we can overcome them

Simon Kiersey, Co Founder, Bluedrop Medical

12:10 – 12:35 Artificial Intelligence and Wearables for Health and Well-Being

Michael G. Madden, Professor, Computer Science, National University of Ireland, Galway

12:35 – 13:00 Case Study : Improving patient care and reducing early warning score errors by implementing electronic vital signs

Raphael Jaffrezic, Chief Information Officer, Galway Clinic

Innovative Technologies
13:30 - 14:40 Marina’s Private Section
Session
Vice-Principal for Research, Innovation & Impact,
University College Dublin
Professor & Director of Research
University of Limerick
Director
NIBEC- Ulster University
Principal Investigator & Lecturer
NUI Galway

13:30 – 13:50 Biofunctional implantable devices – The next frontier

Dimitrios Zeugolis, ‎Principal Investigator & Lecturer, NUI Galway

13:50 – 14:10 – Understanding how a medical device can quickly scan a patient and diagnose just about anything?
• Point of care diagnostics
• Vital Signs
• Symptom Checker
• Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence

Jim McLaughlin, Director, NIBEC- Ulster University

14:10 – 14:30 Benefits of Bioresorbable magnesium alloys for orthopaedic trauma surgery: review the state-of-the-art, and research update

• Use of alloys of magnesium as implantable surgical devices
• Healing process
• Benefit of elimination of the need for a traumatic second operation to remove the medical device

Prof. David J. Browne, Vice-Principal for Research, Innovation & Impact, University College Dublin

Quality Management & Biocompatibility
15:00 - 16:00 Marina’s Private Section
Session
Managing Partner
Decode Innovation
European operations manager
NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland)
Consulting Manager
Nelson Laboratories LLC

15:00 – 15:25 Quality management system ISO 13485: key factors to reach better standards when complying with MDR

Susan Murphy, European operations manager, NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland)

15:25 – 15:50 Recent updates and changes to the most recent ISO standard on biocompatibility

· New changes to the ISO 10993 series of standards including 10993-1, -17, and -18.
· Impactful information for the recent FDA guidance on biocompatibility and the effect it has on the devices.
· What is on the horizon? Description on what biocompatibility will look like in the future

Thor Rollins, Consulting Manager, Nelson Laboratories, LLC

15:50 – 16:00 Closing Chair: Damian Costello, Managing Partner, Decode Innovation