Forum in Surgical Technology: GERD and the Lower Esophageal Sphincter
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
STIC-UM Forum in Surgical Technology
GERD and the Lower Esophageal Sphincter
The University of Massachusetts Department of Surgery, in collaboration with the UMCCTS and M2D2, is hosting the first of a series of events to introduce the newly formed Surgical Technology Innovation and Commercialization Program at UMass (STIC-UM)!
The STIC-UM Forum in Surgical Technology will occur four times a year and focus on key surgical market opportunities. The events will include presentations from Forum topic-specific clinical experts, engineering experts, and guest speakers from the industry and regulatory spaces.
The first Forum in Surgical Technology will occur on May 29th from 5-7 p.m. at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. The focus of this Forum will be Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and the Lower Esophageal Sphincter.
The agenda will include presentations on:
- Market opportunities for GERD
- Overview of the current surgical standard of care
- Review of novel technology approaches
- Promising new technology
- Regulatory perspectives
This will then be followed by a round-table discussion moderated by Dr. Demetrius E.M. Litwin, Chairman of the Department of Surgery.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking will be at the Visitor Parking Lot on the UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus between North Lake Avenue and Plantation Street. See Directions below.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact: Chris Macomber, MD, MBA
Will a webcast be available for this event if I can't get to the UMass Worcester Campus?
Yes. Certain UMass campuses will have a webcast available to view the event. Additional details will be provided one week before the event.
When & Where
Surgical Technology Innovation and Commercialization Program at UMass (STIC-UM)
STIC-UM has been developed to provide a forum and process by which new and innovative advancements in surgery may be presented, discussed and rapidly developed into clinically viable, market-ready technology.
The mission of the Surgical Technology Innovation and Commercialization (STIC) Program is to create an environment for education, collaboration, and the development of intellectual property and devices for the advancement of the surgical care of the patient.
STIC-UM works with UMass clinicians and engineers as well as industry companies to harness the UMass system to address a critical need for novel surgical innovation by identifying unmet needs and key problem areas in surgery and creating unique teams of surgeons, engineers and entrepreneurs to rapidly develop novel solutions.
The STIC-UM program is based in the UMass Medical School Department of Surgery. It has been developed in collaboration with the UMass Lowell/Worcester Massachusetts Medical Device Development (M2D2) Center and the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS).