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Register now for this event co-hosted by the Eshelman Institute for Innovation and Innovate Carolina. Together, they’ll explore opportunities and approaches for expanding pharmacy research in medical devices and diagnostics.

Opportunities and approaches for expanding pharmacy research in medical devices and diagnostics.

About this Event

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage with key opinion leaders and practitioners in these fields to determine issues and bottlenecks facing industry
  • Attend tracked sessions and various roundtable discussions with industry professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device industries
  • Join interactive networking sessions with faculty across UNC.


8:20 a.m. Welcome – Eshelman Institute for Innovation, UNC-Chapel Hill

8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks – Bryant Moore; Director, Strategic Partnerships, Office of Technology Commercialization, UNC-Chapel Hill

9:00 a.m. Value Based Clinical Care and Economic Outcomes Samir Mody; VP CRHF Strategy, Economics, Reimbursement and Evidence Medtronic

9:30 a.m. Companion Diagnostics Value in Drug Development Peter Hoehn; Co Diagnostic Commercial Strategy Leader, Global Commercial Strategy, Janseen Pharmaceuticals Johnson & Johnson

10:00 a.m. Regulatory Considerations in Drug-Device Development Diana Severynse-Stevens; Global Health Technologies & Diane Earp; Corporate QA Officer & Senior Director RTI International

10:30 a.m. Breakout Session & Networking (30 minutes)

11:00 a.m. Smart Devices and the Value they Contribute to Care Delivery Mircea Despa; Associate Director, R&D. Smart Device and Data Science Group Becton Dickinson

11:30 a.m. Lessons Learned in Academic Development: Transforming Maternity Health Care and the Couplet Care BassinetTM Kristin Tully; Research Associate, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill

12:00 p.m. Lunch – Breakout Session & Networking

1:00 p.m. Growing Value and Commercial Opportunities Ross Meisner; Managing Director, Life Science Practice Navigant Consulting, Inc.

1:30 p.m. Panel Session: Perspectives on the Future Economic of Device/Diagnostics with all summit speakers and moderated by Stephen Eckel; Interim Chair, Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC-Chapel Hill

2:10 p.m. Closing Remarks – Judith Cone; Vice Chancellor for Innovation Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, UNC-Chapel Hill