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Virtual Engineering Week is bringing a full week of best-in-class education to the global design, engineering, and manufacturing communities. Join us each morning to hear from medical device industry professionals during the Medtech Mornings series, and in the afternoons to learn from engineering and manufacturing experts in areas like 3D printing, smart manufacturing, packaging, materials and sustainability, and career development.

All times listed below are PST (Pacific Standard Time).

Monday | 8:00 am

Welcome & Fireside Chat with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Speaker: Tom Costabile  (ASME)

Track: Keynote, 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Innovation

Monday | 8:15 am

Keynote – Making Healthcare Better with Additive Manufacturing

Speaker: Naomi Murray, PhD  (Stryker)

Track: Keynote, MedTech Mornings: Medical 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Monday | 9:00 am

Application of 3D Printing Technology for Medical Device Engineering

Speaker: John Foody  (Corvia Medical)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Monday | 9:15 am

Driving Miniaturization to the Next Level

Speaker: Aaron Johnson  (Accumold)

Track: Tech Theater

Monday | 9:30 am

Overcoming the Limitations of Additive Manufacturing

Speaker: Dayton Horvath  (NewCap Partners)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Monday | 10:00 am

Opportunities & Challenges in Titanium Additive Manufacturing for Medical Devices

Speaker: Sean McEligot  (Mayo Clinic)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Monday | 10:15 am

Building Partnerships Through Contract Manufacturing

Speaker: Kim Hill  (Preco Medical)

Track: Tech Theater

Monday | 10:30 am

Automating Fixture Design with Stratasys & nTopology

Speakers: David Busacker  (Stratasys Blueprint), John Graham  (nTopology)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Monday | 10:45 am

The Enabling Benefits of Micro Molding

Speaker: Aaron Johnson  (Accumold)

Track: Product Showcase

Monday | 11:00 am

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Adoption of 3D Printing in Medtech

Speaker: Cynthia Star  (Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Monday | 11:15 am

Mitigating Supply Chain Risk In a Custom Part Sourcing Environment

Speaker: Taylor Foster  (Xcentric Mold & Engineering)

Track: Tech Theater

Monday | 11:30 am

Building It Right from the Start

Speaker: Troy Olsen  (rms Company (A Cretex Medical company))

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Monday | 11:45 am

Delta ModTech: Machines Engineered for Your Toughest Challenge

Speaker: Nick Schmidt  (Delta ModTech)

Track: Product Showcase

Monday | 12:00 pm

From Microscale Medical Prototyping to Short-run Production: A Conversation on Additive Manufacturing Across the Value Stream

Speakers: Eric Henrickson  (B9Creations), Dani Mason  (B9Creations), Kevin Herrera  (Johnson & Johnson)

Track: Innovation Power Hour

How to Reduce Injection Molding Costs

Speaker: Gus Breiland  (Protolabs)

Track: Sponsored Session

Monday | 1:00 pm

3 Business Cases for Additive Manufacturing

Speaker: Ken Burns  (Forecast 3D)

Track: 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Innovation

Monday | 1:15 pm

Optimal Catheter Design

Speaker: Nate Rhodes, MS  (Teleflex Medical OEM)

Track: Tech Theater

Monday | 1:30 pm

How Additive Manufacturing Will Democratize Manufacturing

Speaker: Matt Sand  (3DEO)

Track: 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Innovation

Monday | 1:45 pm

AI for Manufacturing: How to Implement It Today

Speakers: Ryan Gamble  (Intraratio), Daniel Gutierrez  (Intraratio)

Track: Tech Theater

Monday | 2:00 pm

How Do You Prototype & Produce the Unmoldable?

Speakers: Gage Cutler  (FinMan Fishing Innovations), Bob Gafvert  (Carbon), John Gallagher  (Gallagher Corp.)

Track: 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Innovation

Monday | 2:15 pm

Technology to Overcome Engineering Challenges & Design a Ventilator

Speaker: Steven Murphy  (SolidXperts)

Location:

Track: Product Showcase

Monday | 2:45 pm

Distributed I/O for Pneumatics & Electric Automation

Speaker: Sandro Quintero  (Festo Corporation)

Track: Product Showcase

Tuesday | 8:00 am

Welcome & Fireside Chat with The Medical Alley Association (MAA)

Speaker: Shaye Mandle  (The Medical Alley Association)

Track: Keynote, MedTech Mornings: Digital Health Solutions

Tuesday | 8:15 am

Keynote – Creating a Valuable & Virtual Medtech Experience

Speaker: Mike Thornton  (Image Stream Medical, wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus)

Track: Keynote, MedTech Mornings: Digital Health Solutions

Tuesday | 9:00 am

Better UI/UX for Medical Devices

Speakers: Tom KraMer  (Kablooe Design), Brian Mullins  (Kablooe Design)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Digital Health Solutions

Tuesday | 9:15 am

Measure Force at the Tipping Point: Sensor Miniaturization & the Future of MedTech

Speaker: Maciej "MJ" Lisiak  (FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology)

Track: Tech Theater

Tuesday | 9:30 am

Next-gen Technologies: Miniaturization, Wearables & Implantables

Speakers: Dr. Patrick Ganzer  (Battelle), Dr. Jonathan Reeder  (University of Oregon Knight Campus)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Digital Health Solutions

Tuesday | 9:45 am

Robotic Labeling Brings 21st Century Technology to Applying Barcode Labels on Products & Packages

Speaker: Mark Edwards  (Vanomation)

Track: Product Showcase

Tuesday | 10:00 am

Artificial Intelligence & Risk Management: New Ways to Fail

Speaker: Pat Baird  (Philips)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Digital Health Solutions

Tuesday | 10:15 am

Medical Device User Interface Design: Touchscreens & Membrane Switches, Integrated for a Better Interface

Speaker: Ken Boss  (JN White)

Track: Tech Theater

Tuesday | 10:30 am

The Growing Role of Sensors & AI in Healthcare

Speaker: Sandhiprakash (Sandhi) Bhide  (Anwaya Consulting)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Digital Health Solutions

Tuesday | 10:45 am

Epson VT6L All-in-One 6 Axis Robot

Speaker: Aaron Donlon  (Epson Robots)

Track: Product Showcase

Tuesday | 11:00 am

FDA & Medical Artificial Intelligence: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Bradley Merrill Thompson  (Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Digital Health Solutions

Tuesday | 11:15 am

Automation 201 – Clarifying Your Requirements for Project Success

Speaker: Scott Marsic  (Epson Robotics)

Track: Tech Theater

Tuesday | 11:30 am

Architecting Medical IoT for the Home Setting

Speaker: Guy Vinograd  (bio-T Medical)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Digital Health Solutions

Tuesday | 11:45 am

The Engineers of Heat Shrink

Speakers: Robert Komma  (TE Connectivity), Matthew Osten  (TE Connectivity), Roberto Vidal  (TE Connectivity)

Track: Product Showcase

Tuesday | 12:00 pm

Overcoming Challenges in Haptic Feedback for Robotic Surgery Platform

Speakers: Ehsan Mokhberi  (FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology), Ebenezer Ferreira  (FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology)

Track: Innovation Power Hour

Tuesday | 1:00 pm

Industry 5.0: Creative People, Collaborative Robots & Smart Factories

Speaker: Shalabh Bakshi  (Siemens)

Track: Smart Manufacturing: Robotics & AI

Tuesday | 1:15 pm

Taking the Risk Out of Your Medical Device Supply Chain

Speakers: Alex Denogean  (Quasar Medical), Sam Chaoui, PhD, MEM, PE  (Quasar Medical)

Track: Tech Theater

Tuesday | 1:30 pm

The Smart Factory: You Have All the Data, What Do You Do with It?

Speakers: John Danese  (Birlasoft), Advait Waghmare  (Birlasoft)

Track: Smart Manufacturing: Robotics & AI

Tuesday | 1:45 pm

Secure Development Lifecycle & Supply Chain Risks

Speaker: Christopher Gates  (Velentium)

Track: Tech Theater

Tuesday | 2:00 pm

How to Survive Cultural Disruption from Disruptive Technology

Speaker: Will Healy III  (Balluff)

Track: Smart Manufacturing: Robotics & AI

Tuesday | 2:15 pm

Automation in Decorating & Marking

Speaker: Micah Swett  (Diversified Printing Techniques)

Track: Sponsored Session

Tuesday | 2:45 pm

Networking – Table Top Discussions

Track: Networking

Wednesday | 8:00 am

Welcome & Fireside Chat with the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)

Speaker: Jane Chase, CPP, Fellow  (Institute of Packaging Professionals)

Track: Keynote, MedTech Mornings: Medical Packaging

Wednesday | 8:15 am

Keynote – Leading Change in Medical Device Packaging

Keynote: Amy Stewart  (Printpack Medical)

Track: Keynote, MedTech Mornings: Medical Packaging

Wednesday | 9:00 am

Ethylene Oxide Sterilization: An FDA & EPA Update

Speaker: Mac McKeen  (Boston Scientific)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical Packaging

Wednesday | 9:15 am

The Form 3L: Big Parts, Big Throughput

Speaker: Kyle McNulty  (Formlabs)

Track: Tech Theater

Wednesday | 9:30 am

Driving Innovation in Medical Device Packaging

Speakers: Rod Patch  (Johnson & Johnson Vision), Jennifer Benolken  (Dupont)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical Packaging

Wednesday | 9:45 am

Dino-Lite Digital Microscopes in Manufacturing

Speaker: Kerie Roark  (Dino-Lite US)

Track: Product Showcase

Wednesday | 10:00 am

Developing International Consensus Standards for Sterile Packaging Meeting Regulatory Requirements

Speaker: Thierry Wagner  (Dupont)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical Packaging

Wednesday | 10:15 am

Assessing Medical Devices Manufacturing with 3D X-ray Inspection

Speaker: Herminso Villaraga-Gomez  (ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions)

Track: Tech Theater

Wednesday | 10:30 am

Stability Testing in Today's New Regulatory Environment

Speaker: Wendy Mach  (Nelson Laboratories, LLC)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical Packaging

Wednesday | 10:45 am

Answering the Food & Pharma Industry's Problem to Missed Package Leaks

Speaker: Cole Laux  (INFICON)

Track: Product Showcase

Wednesday | 11:00 am

How to Make Medical Packaging More Sustainable

Speaker: Jennifer Griffin  (Medtronic)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical Packaging

Wednesday | 11:15 am

High Precision Micro 3D Printing

Speaker: David Tedder  (Boston Micro Fabrication - BMF)

Track: Tech Theater

Wednesday | 12:00 pm

Complex Challenges Require Straightforward Solutions

Speaker: Arjun Luthra  (BioInteractions Ltd.)

Track: Innovation Power Hour

Wednesday | 1:00 pm

The Economics of Flexible Packaging

Speaker: Todd Meussling  (Reynolds Presto Products Co.)

Track: Advancements in Packaging

Wednesday | 1:15 pm

Adhesion Additive for Bonding LSR to Various Plastics

Speaker: Kaite Tuttle  (Parker LORD)

Track: Tech Theater

Wednesday | 1:30 pm

Coopetition: The Key to Packaging Sustainability?

Moderator: Lisa Spicka  (Maracuja Solutions)

Panelists: Alyssa Harding  (OSC2), Jake Hebert  (Futamura Group)

Track: Advancements in Packaging

Wednesday | 1:45 pm

Innovative Ultrafast Lasers Enabling Machining Solutions for Increased Quality & Throughput

Speaker: Andreas Oehler  (Lumentum)

Track: Tech Theater

Wednesday | 2:00 pm

Lifecycle Assessments for Packaging: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Prashant Jagtap  (Trayak)

Track: Advancements in Packaging

Thursday | 8:00 am

Welcome & Fireside Chat with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)

Speaker: Patrick Farrey  (Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE))

Track: Keynote, MedTech Mornings: Medical Materials

Thursday | 8:15 am

Keynote – Altering Decisions for Plastics Consumption in a Circular Economy

Speaker: Conor Carlin  (Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE))

Track: Keynote, MedTech Mornings: Medical Materials

Thursday | 9:00 am

Recycling & Circularity in Healthcare Plastics

Moderator: Peylina Chu  (Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council)

Panelist: Nick Packet  (Dupont)

Speaker: Bob Render  (Ravago)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical Materials

Thursday | 9:15 am

Fiber Optic Shape Sensing for Medical Device Navigation & Visualization

Speaker: Alex Tongue  (The Shape Sensing Company)

Location:

Track: Tech Theater

Thursday | 9:30 am

How to Best Use Next-gen Materials in Medical Design

Speaker: Jay Jayashankar  (Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical Materials

Thursday | 9:45 am

PSN Relevance Across The Medical Device Product Life Cycle

Speaker: Corey Linden  (Plastics Services Network)

Track: Product Showcase

Thursday | 10:00 am

Material Selection for Medical Devices

Speaker: Asmita Khanolkar  (Cambridge Pharma, SMC)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical Materials

Thursday | 10:15 am

Getting Durability Right for Elastomeric Parts

Speaker: William Mars  (Endurica LLC)

Track: Tech Theater

Thursday | 10:30 am

Medical Plastics: Making the Right Choice

Speaker: Michael Paloian  (Integrated Design Systems Inc.)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical Materials

Thursday | 11:00 am

Ask the Experts: Sustainability, Environmental Responsibility & the Medical Device Community

Moderator: Len Czuba  (Czuba Enterprises, Inc.)

Panelists: Vipul Davé, PhD  (Johnson & Johnson), Frank Pokrop  (Quidel Corporation), Randy Barko  (Ximedica)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Medical Materials

Thursday | 11:15 am

Micro Molding Case Study Supporting Small Ultra-High Precise Markets

Speaker: Donna Bibber  (Isometric Micro Molding, Inc.)

Track: Tech Theater

Thursday | 12:00 pm

Custom Compounds: Contributing to Successful Device Design

Speakers: Karl Hoppe  (RTP Company), Bob Williams  (RTP Company)

Track: Innovation Power Hour

Speed Time to Market & Increase Profits with Advanced Design for Manufacturability Techniques

Speaker: Kevin Hogan  (Diversified Plastics, Inc.)

Track: Innovation Power Hour

Thursday | 1:00 pm

What's Your Global Manufacturing Strategy? Is It Time To Reshore?

Speaker: Rosemary Coates  (Reshoring Institute)

Track: Plastic Materials & Sustainability

Thursday | 1:15 pm

Understanding Part Sensitivity to Process Parameters Changes

Speaker: Michelle Di Biase  (SIGMA Plastic Services, Inc)

Track: Tech Theater

Thursday | 1:30 pm

Making Impossible Parts: Injection Molding & 3D Printing Combined for Complex Shapes

Speaker: Carsten Jarfelt  (Addifab Inc.)

Track: Plastic Materials & Sustainability

Thursday | 1:45 pm

Keeping Medical Equipment Clean & Durable: High Performance Copolymers to Address Infection Control Challenges

Speaker: Nithin Raikar  (SABIC)

Track: Tech Theater

Thursday | 2:00 pm

Considerations for Selecting a 3D Printing Material

Speaker: Matt Lewis  (Formlabs)

Track: Plastic Materials & Sustainability

Friday | 8:00 am

Welcome & Fireside Chat – What's New For You in 2021? An Anaheim Update

Speakers: Hayley Haggarty  (Informa Markets - Engineering), Melissa Magestro  (Informa Markets - Engineering)

Track: Keynote, MedTech Mornings: Product Design & Development

Friday | 8:10 am

Keynote – Mayo Clinic 2030: Hospital of the Future

Keynote: Mark Wehde  (Mayo Clinic)

Track: Keynote, MedTech Mornings: Product Design & Development

Friday | 9:00 am

Using AI & Machine Learning to Improve Medical Device Design

Speaker: Bernhard Kappe  (Orthogonal.IO)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Product Design & Development

Friday | 9:15 am
Friday | 9:30 am

Innovative Design After the FDA Emergency Use Authorization Era

Speaker: Andrew J. DiMeo, Sr. Ph.D.  (CanvasGT)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Product Design & Development

Friday | 10:00 am

The Regulatory Perspective: What Medical Developers Should Know About Software Cybersecurity

Speaker: Michelle Jump  (MedSec)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Product Design & Development

Friday | 10:15 am

How Interconnect Tech Advances Will Help Designers Shrink Neuro Device Packaging

Speaker: Mark Russell  (Bal Seal Engineering)

Track: Tech Theater

Friday | 10:30 am

Risk Management & the New IMDRF Problem Codes: Pulling Data through the Lifecycle of Medical Devices

Speaker: Kim Trautman  (NSF Medical Devices)

Track: MedTech Mornings: Product Design & Development

Friday | 11:15 am

De-risking Medical Devices & Ensuring Patient Safety with Appropriate Controls

Speaker: Justin Metcalf  (MED Institue)

Track: Tech Theater

Friday | 12:00 pm

Manufacturing Solutions for the Medical Industry

Speaker: Jason Thoen  (Preco Medical)

Track: Innovation Power Hour

Friday | 1:00 pm

The Future of Industrial Jobs & Manufacturing

Speaker: Ryan Chan  (UpKeep)

Track: Engineering Your Career

Friday | 1:15 pm

Pitfalls & Opportunity: Laser-Cut Tubes for Delivery Systems That Perform

Speaker: Todd Dickson  (Lumenous Device Technologies)

Track: Tech Theater

Friday | 1:30 pm

Resume Writing & Job Search Tips

Speaker: Professor Nez  (Professor Nez Consulting Agency, LLC)

Track: Engineering Your Career

Friday | 1:45 pm

Demystifying CEC Compliance

Speaker: Malcolm McClure  (Energy Access Inc)

Track: Tech Theater

Friday | 2:00 pm

Personal Branding on LinkedIn

Speaker: John Crombie  (UpStart Product Development)

Track: Engineering Your Career