Medtech Entrepreneurship & Clinical Needs Finding

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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

2075 Bayview Avenue

Lecture Theatre M6-502

Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

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Identifying a clinically important need may seem simple and straightforward, but it is not. If innovators identified a problem that doesn’t correspond to a real need for patients, physicians, payers and other participants in the healthcare system, the innovator’s substantial efforts, time and money may be expended to no productive end. The process of identifying clinical needs requires innovators to find reliable ways of looking at processes, technologies, data and clinical practices to increase their odds of choosing a clinical need that has the most compelling opportunity for success.

Join us for this session and hear from experienced clinician-entrepreneurs and innovators on how they have utilized their skills and found new ways of looking at processes, procedures and events to nurture innovation.

Key questions our speakers will address in this lecture include: (i) As an innovator, How can you identify a novel clinical need/challenge with significant commercialization potential? (ii) What makes a successful healthcare entrepreneur? (iii) What do you need to know now before you embark on an entrepreneurial journey in healthcare?

N.B. A live webcast will NOT be available for this session.



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William Mitchell: Will Mitchell serves as a Professor of Strategic Management and Co-Academic Director, Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences Program at Rotman, where he holds the Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization and Co-Director, Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences. Will studies business dynamics in developed and emerging markets, investigating how businesses change as their competitive environments change and, in turn, how business changes contribute to ongoing corporate and social performance. Will teaches courses in corporate strategy, emerging market strategy, entrepreneurial strategy, and pharmaceutical and other health sector strategy. He serves as a board member of Neuland Laboratories, Ltd. (Hyderabad).

Chris O’Connor: Chris began his medical career as a general practitioner in 1990. After 3 years of practice he returned to residency in General Internal Medicine and Critical Care. He started practicing in critical care at Trillium Health Partners in 2000 and served as their Director of Medical Informatics. In 2006, he received the Ontario Innovation Award for Improving Quality & Patient Safety after successfully launching the first ever hospital-wide order set project at Trillium. He founded Think Research in 2006 with a vision of creating a collaborative community of clinical practice. He won the Emerging Leader in Canadian Informatics Award in 2007 for innovation in the health care field. Since founding Think Research in 2006, he has been actively involved in Think's development and growth.

Kieran Murphy: Professor Kieran Murphy MB BAO BCH FRCPC FSIR graduated in 1986 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. During his 6 years in Med school he spent time overseas developing primary health care projects with Tibetan refugees with whom he still maintains involvement today. He initially pursued the surgical pathway with primary Fellowship in Surgery and BSc in Anatomy, before becoming interested in medical innovation and moving to Radiology Residency at Albany Medical Center, Albany Ny. He completed his Radiology residency and Neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Interventional Neuroradiology fellowship at University of Geneva. He was then recruited by Johns Hopkins University to lead the Division of Interventional Neuroradiology from 1998 to 2008. During that time he filed 60 patents on new medical devices, pioneering new routes, techniques and approaches to complex spine and neurovascular and CSF pathologies. He has started 8 medical device companies, two in France, 2 in Canada, 4 in the US. He has authored over 170 peer reviewed publications, published several textbooks and mentored over 100 undergraduate, Masters, and Phd candidates, med students, residents, fellows and staff physicians. He was recruited by University of Toronto and University Health Network in august 2008 as Professor and Vice Chair of Radiology and Deputy Chief of the UHN Dept of Medical Imaging. He launched and led UHN's international Health care program, successfully negotiating with the Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Saudi governments. From 2012 he has been Director of Clinical Faculty at the Techna Research Institute. He has been heavily involved in developing a culture of innovation, incubation and entrepreneurial behaviour in the Techna and UHN faculty. His devices are used 100,000 a year world wide. His current focus in on spine augmentation, radiofrequency ablation of bone metastatic disease, ozone in disk herniations, anti oxidant use in radiation injury reduction, and global medical education through www.medlantis.com. His hobbies include medical device development, historic airplanes, race car driving and taking things apart. He was awarded the Society of Interventional Radiology Innovator of the Year award in 2015,and was nominated for the 2016 Manning Innovation award. He is Senior Technology Advisor to TVM private Equity based in Dubai, and Shore capital based in Chicago.


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