Courses with the Experts

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM AEST

Course 1: Innovation and invention Forum:  Taking an Idea Thru Fundraising, IDE, FDA Approval to Market.
Course Director:  Dr Vipul Patel
Course Chairs:  Dr Fred Moll, Amit Vohra (Promaxo) and Kurt Azarbarzin (Endoquest)
Course Faculty: Dr Adnan Siddiqui, Dr Rick Estape, Dr. John Ma (Ronovo), Dr. Sean Lavin, Daniel Hawkins (avail), Dr Sanket Chauhan (Surgical Automations), Carla Peron ( Medtronic), Dr Alberto Rodriguez-Navarro (Levita), Dan Wallace ( Capstan Medical), Tom Calef (Activ surgical), Neeraj Agarwal ( Crescent), Adam Sachs (Vicarious Surgical) , and Rajit Kamal (Medtronic)
Course Description:  This course is led by industry leaders and world class physicians with experience in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation.  This forum is designed physician innovators and medical device professionals and focuses on the fundamentals of taking am idea through the process of fundraising, IDE, clinical trials, FDA submission/ approval and taking it to market.  The faculty will discuss the recent changes in regulation and FDA requirements for 510k vs denovo submissions.  It is a must course for anyone planning to enter the world of innovation in med device.

Highlighted Topics:

  1. Idea Generation and Initial Funding
  2. Product and Market Definition
  3. Prototype Generation
  4. FDA Engagement
  5. FIM Strategy
  6. Commercial Approach, Pricing and Reimbursement Considerations
  7. Building Market Awareness


Tuesday, July 25, 2023 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM AEST

Course 2:  Artificial Intelligence in Surgery: How to AI Impact our Lives as Healthcare Professionals
Course Director:  Dr. Vipul Patel
Course Chairs:  Tony Jarc (intuitive Surgical), Dr. Andrew Hung (Cedar Sinai, Los Angeles), Dr. Todd Heniford
Course Faculty:  Pegah Khosravi (City Tech), Sri Venkataraman (Promaxo), Anthony Fernando ( Asensus) , George Murgatroyd ( Medtronic), Dr. Tamir Wolf (Theator), Shan Jegatheeswaran (Johnson and Johnson) , Brian Miller (Intuitive surgical) , Teodor Grantcharov ( black box),  , Manisha Shah Bugaj (Activ Surgical), Alan Kersey (Cytoveris) , Sham Shiblaq (procept)

This course is led by experts in healthcare artificial intelligence and by surgeon leaders with an interest in incorporating AI into the surgical world to improve surgical education and maximize benefit in patient outcomes.  This team will present the current advances in surgical AI and the current and future applications in the OR that will shape the evolution of surgical training,

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM AEST

Surgical Education and Telepresence:  How Collecting Real-Time Surgical Data Will Guide the Future of Surgery
Course Director: Dr. Jay Redan and Dr. Martin Martino
Course Faculty: Daniel Hawkins (Avail), Dr. Tamir Wolf (Theator), Darla Hutton (Intuitive Surgical) Chris Fitzpatrick, (Intuitive Surgical- Orpheus), Dr. Travis Rogers (Surgeon, Global Robotics Institute) , Doug Harcombe (CEO Advent Health- Celebration), Crystal Massey ( Johnson and Johnson) , Dr. Jeff Berkley (Surgical Science) , Dr Rick Satava, Dr Nadine Haram (Proximie), Kenji Oka (Sony), George Murgatroyd (Medtronic), Ken Koster (Ceevra), and Anthony Jarc (Intuitive Surgical)

This course is led by world class experts in the field of surgical education and data analysis.  We will explore the current platforms for evaluating surgical video and data and their future effect on surgical efficiency and education.  We will explore the metrics of video analysis, surgical training and efficiency.  Our expert faculty will unveil their ideas that will shape the future of surgery.  This course is a must for hospital executives, OR directors, surgeon, allied health staff and industry experts. 

Limited registration to first 100 registrants


Wednesday, July 26, 2023   4:00 PM – 6:00 PM AEST

The OR of the Future:  Key Technologies to Improve the Safety and Efficiency of Surgery
Course Director:  Dr. Vipul Patel
Course Chairs: Dr. Santiago Horgan, Dr. Jay Redan, Dr. Martian Martino, and Caitlin Clark (Stryker)
Course Faculty: David Schummers (Apella), Darla Hutton (Intuitive Surgical) , Dr. Travis Rogers (Surgeon, Global Robotics Institute), Kenji Oka (Sony) , Gary Tegan (ConMed), Doug Harcombe (CEO Advent Health- Celebration), Dr. Nadine Haram ( Proximie), Dr Inderpal Sakaria, and Peter Schulam

Course Outline:  The chairs and faculty will review important new concepts such as the use of advanced technologies, OR monitoring systems and AI in surgery to enhance operative room efficiency.  They will review real-time data analysis and its potential to improve efficiency and safety in the OR of the future.