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Anyone interested in the process of product development and commercialization in the healthcare space. Opportunities to network with like-minded professionals and learn during educational forums on topics of current interest.

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Innovation in Orthopedics

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Complimentary Panel & Industry Networking Sessions

Industry leading speakers will address the current dynamics in the orthopedic industry addressing both new technologies and the impact of surgical dynamics over the past 2 years. Join us to discuss the innovations in the space!

Andrea Light, MBA
Sr. Director, US Knee Commercial Marketing, Smith & Nephew
Ms. Light has extensive experience in the marketing of orthopedic devices. Prior to Smith and Nephew, she spent 19 years at Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Synthes with her last role as Director, US Marketing. She received her degree in mechanical engineering from Union College and her MBA from Babson College.
Topic: The dynamics in the knee implant market and major trends in the orthopedic space.. LinkedIn

James Paiva, MS
VP, Marketing Conformis
Mr. Paiva leads the marketing organization at Conformis, Inc. which uses patient data to design and produce personalized joint replacements, for a custom form and fit. Previously, he was Senior Director of Global Marketing at Johnson & Johnson. He holds a degree in biology from the University of Rhode Island and an MS in biomedical engineering from Brown University.
Topic: Perspectives on the custom orthopedic implant market and dynamics, especially given the shifts in the market and patient preference post-pandemic.. LinkedIn

Brennan Marilla
Chief Commercial & Operating Officer, Ossio
Mr. Marilla has a successful record of driving growth and transformation. He most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer for Surgical Specialties Corp. Prior, he was VP & GM of Covidien’s $650M Endovascular business and VP, Sales and Marketing for their $1B+ Peripheral Vascular sector. Before Covidien, he was VP, US Sales and Director, Global Marketing for their aortic stent graft business. He received his bachelors of science in business management from North Carolina State University.
Topic: Innovation in bone healing and a new category of “Bio-Integrative” implants

Moderator & Co-Champion:
Ilsa Webeck, MBA
Managing Director & Founder, MedTech Strategies
Ms. Webeck is Managing Director and Founder of MedTech Strategies, with work experiences at Biogen, Heartware, and DePuy Spine (a J&J company). She is also on the current board of directors of MDG Boston. She has a degree in biology from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business.
Topic: Overview of the orthopedic market, looking at shifts in care and treatment as adjustments have been made to accommodate product and surgical demand challenges. LinkedIn

June 1, 2022: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
4:30 - 5:00 General Networking
5:00 - 6:00 Panelist Forum
6:00 - 6:30+ Meet the Speakers & More Networking

Upon Registration at mdgboston.org, you will receive two emails: 1) An acknowledgement email, and 2) An email with the Zoom links for the Forum & Networking sessions. You may need to check your Spam folder.
We will send the Zoom Links again just prior to the event.

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