Check Out Upcoming Medical Device Events

Lots of exciting medical device events are approaching, including:

August 21, 2012 – IHIF Life Science Lunch: Stem Cell – R&D Update (Indianapolis, IN)

August 28, 2012 – FDA Public Workshop: Division of Cardiovascular (DCD) 30-Day Notices and Annual Reports Workshop (Silver Spring, MD)

September 6 – 7, 2012 – Medical Devices Summit Midwest (Minneapolis, MN)

September 28, 2012 – Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Series: Lessons from the School of “Hard Knocks” (Indianapolis, IN)

October 22 – 23, 2012 – Indiana Life Sciences Summit

Be sure to check out these and more from the our Events page.

Where to Meet Medical Device Professionals in Indiana

I had a call earlier this week from Mary. Mary started her career in the medical device industry. Several years ago, she put her career on hold to raise her kids. Now that Mary’s kids are older, she has an interest in getting back into the medical device field. Mary started networking in her local business community. Several of the contacts she made suggested that Mary contact Creo Quality for what to do next.

I’m glad Mary called. We’re happy to help. Interestingly, Mary’s question was one we’ve heard many times before. It just hit me that since Mary and others have had this question, maybe I should spend a little bit of time writing down my response for others to review too.

Mary is interested in networking and meeting medical device professionals in Indiana. I suggested that she check out the following:

  • INpact – A network of medical device service providers. INpact’s program is structured around issues around medical device product development. Monthly events are attended by service providers (such as designers, engineering firms, regulatory, quality, intellectual property), inventors, entrepreneurs, and startups.
  • Indiana Biomedical Entrepreneur Network (IBEN) – Monthly events feature topics pertaining to medical device / life science startups. Attendees include inventors, entrepreneurs, startups, service providers, and investors.
  • Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC) – Frequent events typically focused on FDA-related medical device issues. Attendees are typically comprised of Indiana’s medical device manufactuers.
  • Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) – Monthly lunch events draw larger crowd but attendees represent a much broader spectrum of backgrounds. Plus, IHIF caters more to life sciences industry as a whole rather than just medical devices.
  • BioCrossroads – They host and sponsor a few events throughout the year. Again, like IHIF, BioCrossroads has a wider scope of life sciences and has historically skewed more towards pharmaceuticals.

I also shared with Mary that we try to post many of these events on the CQ blog.

April 10, 2012 – IBEN Networking

IBEN: Networking & Drinks @ City Market – Apr 10th

The April 10th networking event will be at The City Market, upstairs in our own section of the mezzanine by the Tomlinson Tap Room. There is no cost, yet we will have some amazing food from several vendors in the market, as well as drink tickets for the Tap Room!

What better place for a networking event about entrepreneurship than where we can support multiple Indiana entrepreneurs!

It is critical for this event that you RSVP at least a few days in advance.

When: Apr 10th, 2012 5-7pm

Where: Indianapolis City Market, 2nd Floor mezzanine near the Tomlinson Tap Room For location, map, directions:
http://www.indycm.com

Parking:
I have been told that the parking lot in the NORTHEAST corner of Alabama and Market, the paved top parking lot is free after 4:30http://www.indycm.com/parking/

RSVP: https://www.formstack.com/forms/?998004-5CIlxUOPrZ

The Indiana Biomedical Entrepreneur Network (IBEN) strives to enable entrepreneurship in life sciences and medicine throughout Indiana.
This is achieved through social networking, education and events featuring experienced entrepreneurs.

IBEN is open to all who play a role or have an interest in biomedical entrepreneurship, from academics to product.

IBEN is made possible by Ice Miller, the IURTC, and The Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF)

April 17, 2012 – IHIF Life Science Lunch

Indiana’s longest running networking and informational forum for topics across the life science spectrum.

Click here for more details.

May 18 – 19, 2011 – Midwest Healthcare Supply Chain Conference

Registration Open!


2011 Midwest Healthcare Supply Chain Conference


University Place Conference Center

May 18-19, 2011

Indianapolis, IN


Click here for more information and to register!


Presented by:

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For sponsorship opportunities please  click here.

May 18 – 19, 2011 – Midwest Healthcare Supply Chain

Midwest

Healthcare

Supply Chain

Conference

May 18-19, 2011

University Place Conference Center

Indianapolis, IN

More Info and Register

Registration Open!

May 18-19, 2011
University Place Conference Center
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Please visit www.ihif.org for more information.

Presented by:

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February 15, 2011 – IHIF Life Science Lunch

IHIF Barnes & Thornburg

Next Event: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Host Location:Barnes & Thornburg LLP, 5th Floor
11 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN

“US v. Europe – How is our regulatory pathway affecting access to therapies and technology?”

Faster approval times for devices and a defined path to approval for biosimilars in Europe are driving US pharma and device companies to seek approvals abroad first and making the U.S. a second or third tier medical market. Please join us as we explore key differences between the two approval systems, take a closer look at the approval process for biosimilars and medical devices, and discuss the ramifications on patients seeking access to new therapies.

Speakers:

Colleen Hittle, Principal, Anson Group

Julie Dykstra, Attorney, Barnes & Thornburg

Invited speaker: International Government Affairs, BIO

Click here to register to attend the lunch

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November 11, 2010 – 510(k) Reform: Using Recall Data to Analyze the 510(k) System

510(k) Reform: Using Recall Data to Analyze the 510(k) System

Rescheduled 510(k) Reform Presentation

November 11, 2010

8:00am-10:00am

If you had previously registered and paid but cannot make the new date please contact rhardin@ihif.org for a refund.

While much has been debated in the 510(k) realm, we have yet to see true statistical data – until now. Ralph Hall, counsel for Baker & Daniels, recently completed the first major study examining the 510(k) system. This presentation, which is sponsored by IHIF, IMDMC and Baker & Daniels LLP, will provide a detailed look into his research and the resulting potential implications for the 510(k) system.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is in the midst of an 18-month assessment of the 510(k) system and whether it provides adequate product safety. Hall’s work will be presented to the IOM and those Congressional offices interested in possible changes to the system. Hall’s study will provide the aforementioned policy makers with the critical data they need to make 510(k) guidance decisions.

Date:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Time:

8:00 a.m. EDT I Registration
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT I Programming

Location:

Indiana University Emerging Technologies Center (IUETC)
351 W. 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Register Here.

Registration Fee: $25 for IHIF and IMDMC members, $75 for non-members

Please bring your check (payable to “IHIF”) to registration on the day of the presentation.

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September 15, 2010 – 510(k) Reform: Using Recall Data to Analyze the 510(k) System

510(k) Reform – Using Recall Data to Analyze the 510(k) System

While much has been debated in the 510(k) realm, we have yet to see true statistical data – until now. Ralph Hall, counsel for Baker & Daniels, recently completed the first major study examining the 510(k) system. This presentation, which is sponsored by IHIF, IMDMC and Baker & Daniels LLP, will provide a detailed look into his research and the resulting potential implications for the 510(k) system.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is in the midst of an 18-month assessment of the 510(k) system and whether it provides adequate product safety. Hall’s work will be presented to the IOM and those Congressional offices interested in possible changes to the system. Hall’s study will provide the aforementioned policy makers with the critical data they need to make 510(k) guidance decisions.

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Time:
8:00 a.m. EDT I Registration
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT I Programming

Location:
Indiana University Emerging Technologies Center (IUETC)
351 W. 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Registration Fee: $25 for IHIF and IMDMC members, $75 for non-members

Please bring your check (payable to “IHIF”) to registration on the day of the presentation.

Register Here.

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April 15, 2010 – IHIF Clinical Networking April Reception

IHIF Clinical Networking April Reception

Hosted by Clarian and Methodist Research Institute

Mark April 15th in your calendars for more than just Tax Day! Clarian / Methodist Research Institute (MRI), Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) and Baker & Daniels are hosting a networking reception for members of the IHIF Clinical Trials Working Group and invited VIP guests.

Speaker Anantha Shekhar, M.D, Chair of the Indiana Clinic Research Committee and Director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, will address how the emergence of the Indiana Clinic will positively affect and impact research in Indiana. Cary Mariash, M.D., Medical Director of the Methodist Research Institute and a practicing physician at Indiana Clinic Endocrinology, will also be on hand to answer questions.

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EDT

Methodist Research Institute
1812 North Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Register here.

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March 11, 2010 – IHIF Annual Meeting

IHIF Annual Meeting

Thursday, March 11, 2010 – 1:00 – 7:00 pm
University Place Conference Center

For more information , click here.

February 9, 2010 – Intellectual Property Discussion

Intellectual Property: A discussion around current trends

Where: Riley Outpatient Center (Directions)
When: 2/9/2010 at 12am

Come join us for an opportunity to ask your questions about Intellectual Property and startup companies. Gain advice from a panel of experts whether you are currently in the patent process or considering making public disclosures including publishing your research.

Cost is free, but registration is required.

Click to Register

Speaker(s):
Dustin DuBois, Partner, Ice Miller’s Business Practice Group
Mark Reichel, Associate, Ice Miller’s IP Practice Group
TBA, TBA

Moderator(s):
Tom Walsh, Partner & Chair of Ice Miller’s IP Group

January 19, 2010 – Myelin Repair Foundation (IHIF Life Science Lunch Series)

Life Science Lunch Series

Myelin Repair Foundation:

Acceleration Research Collaboration Modelâ„¢ (ARCâ„¢)

presented by The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Type of Event: Life Sciences Lunch Series
Event Duration: Jan 19 2010 11:30AM to Jan 19 2010 1:00PM
Location of Event: Barnes & Thornburg LLP, 5th Floor
11 S. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN
Address of Event: Available live via video in other B&T offices in South Bend, Fort Wayne, Chicago, Elkhart, Grand Rapids, Washington D.C., Atlanta (Georgia), and Minneapolis.
Also available live via video in Merrillville, Muncie, West Lafayette, Evansville, Bloomington, Richmond, Terre Haute, Hammond and New Albany.
Registration:
http://www.ihif.org/conference/register/14

Beginning January 2009, attendees at the Indianapolis location will be charged a $10.00 fee to attend. Payment may be made by cash or check at the door (please make checks payable to Indiana Health Industry Forum). There is no charge to attend at the other locations.

Speakers: Scott Johnson, The Myelin Repair Foundation

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT) Registration and Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Presentation

You may contact Jodie Daugherty at 317-261-7922 with any questions.

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December 4, 2009 – Neuroscience Summit hosted by IHIF

On December 4, 2009, the Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) will host a Neuroscience Summit, fourth in a series of conferences examining sectors of critical importance to Indiana’s health and life science industries.

This year’s summit offers the opportunity to participate in a Poster Display in conjunction with the event. The Poster Display is open to companies, programs, initiatives, and products highlighting neurologic research, treatment, diagnostics, imaging, care delivery, and awareness programs.

For Poster Presenters instructions, click here.

Click here to reserve a space!

Click here for more information about the conference!

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November 10, 2009 – Indiana Health Industry Forum Series

Indiana Health Industry Forum – 4 Part Series

This four-part, informational seminar series focuses on the Health Information Exchange (HIE) networks in Indiana and provides up to the minute information on the state’s efforts to win stimulus funding made available through the ARRA federal program.  This series also explores related topics in Health IT and provides opportunities for networking with others in the field.  Programs are video broadcast from host HIE community sites to a number of convenient viewing locations across Indiana.  Programs will be recorded and available to watch after the event for those who are unable to attend in person.  If you are interested in learning more about current topics in healthcare IT and the federal stimulus funding available for growing the sector, this series is for you!

All sessions run from 8:30 – 10:30am(Eastern)/7:30 – 9:30(Central).  Registration and networking begin an hour before the event.  Check event website for details.

November 10broadcast from Bloomington

For specific locations and to register on-line, please visit www.ihif.org

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