Event Closed

This event ran March 30-31, 2017 and has now finished.

If you’d like to to participate and take part in discussions at next year’s event, please contact:

Symon Rubens, CEO
Healthcare Conference Network
Phone: +1 (832) 709-0098
Email: symon.rubens@healthcareconferencenetwork.com


8:00 am

Registration and coffee

9:00 am

Chairperson opening remarks

Michael Raphael, CEO and President
Direct Dimensions, Inc.


9:00 am

Keynote: Virtual reality and augmented reality as game changers in medical imaging

Eliot Siegel, MD, FACR, FSIIM, Chief Imaging
VA Maryland Healthcare System

9:30 am

Pre-operative 3D modelling and planning – changing the way surgeons work

  • New and innovative techniques using pre-operative 3D techniques to achieve results
  • Circumventing high costs associated with CT and streamlining workflow by utilizing X-ray to 3D technology for more value

Jamie Milas, Vice President - Marketing
EOS Imaging

10:00 am

3D Bio-printing of living tissues and organs

  • Bio-printing technology and how it is different to 3D printing
  • Available technologies in bio-printing including extrusion, laser and droplet-based bio-printing techniques
  • Current status of organ bio-printing technology

Dr. Ibrahim Ozbolat PhD, Associate Professor
Penn State University

10:30 am

Morning networking break

11:00 am

Investment Opportunities in the Medical 3D Space

  • Discussion of recent performance of the 3D printing sector
  • Focus on specific investment opportunities in medical companies involved in 3D and 3D printing

David Labiak, Senior Portfolio Manager
Trent Capital Management, Inc.

11:30 am

Leveraging personalization techniques for 3D – modifying your process, not your patient

  • Analyzing advanced 3D scanning and imaging systems
  • Converting raw ‘pointcloud’ data into high-resolution/high-accuracy 3D computer CAD models for subsequent downstream manufacturing, analysis, and visualization applications

Michael Raphael, CEO and President
Direct Dimensions, Inc.

12:00 pm

Collaboration and open innovation in medical additive manufacturing

  • Insight into the inter-professional collaboration between the 3D Medical Applications Center, Department of Radiology, Department of Simulation, and Naval Postgraduate Dental School at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Circumventing the limitations of cost and market availability for skills-specific simulation models through 3D printing and digital constructs
  • Customizing new simulation models that can fulfill training goals and objectives, demonstrate a high degree of realism, and be produced at a low cost

Dr. Peter Liacouras, Ph.D., Director of Services, 3D Medical Applications Center
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

12:30 pm

Networking lunch



3D design and successful prototyping to lower costs and maximize value

  • Outlining the design process for 3D, including specific challenges and how they can be overcome
  • How to best optimize design and how to apply traditional manufacturing methods to 3D digital design – specifically software, standards, and best practices
  • Consideration of various available options, constraints, and limitations to achieve results with lower costs and maximum value

Dima Elissa, CEO and Founder

2:30 pm

Applications of 3D technologies in Medical Art

  • Exploring the medical use of 3D technologies including: photogrammetry, laser scanning, DICOM data reconstruction, digital sculpting, and 3D printing in clinical and educational applications.
  • Utilizing 3D printing to reduce workflow, costs and increase accuracy in custom facial prosthetics.

Juan R. García, MA, Director – Facial Prosthetics Clinic, Associate Professor, Certified Clinical Anaplastologist (CCA)
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

3:00 pm

Afternoon Networking Break

3:30 pm

Challenges to increasing applications of 3D printing/additive manufacturing in medicine

Exploring limiting factors including the lack of economic data, uncertain protocols, the learning curve for non-traditional manufacturers (clinicians), the awareness of quality processes, the available materials, understanding regulatory requirements, and the convergence of engineering and biology

Lauralyn McDaniel, Industry Manager

4:00 pm

Future medical applications in 3D printing - clinical benefits, regulatory issues and manufacturing challenges

Is printing a knee really any different to printing a drug? The regulatory strategies are exactly the same! Can we ‘print’ medical devices? Can we ‘print’ permanent implants? can we ‘print’ combination products? Can we ‘print’ drugs (i.e., new molecular entities)? Can we ‘print’ living tissue? What are the technical and regulatory challenges these new technologies pose? Strategies for using regulation as a competitive advantage will also be discussed.

  • Understand what is currently being done in biomedical 3D printing
  • Appreciate the technical and regulatory challenges and how to address them
  • Be aware of applications and technologies under development

Michael Drues, President
Vascular Sciences

4:30 pm

Translating technology into a clinical reality

  • Leaders in the 3D movement including relevant projects and progress updates
  • 3D & AM integration within hospitals and innovation centers
  • How to begin navigating the 3D landscape as a newcomer

Dr. Ritu Gill M.D. MPH, Associate Director, Surgical Imaging Innovation, Center for Surgical Innovation
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

5:00 pm

Close of Day One

8:30 am

Registration and coffee

9:00 am

Chairperson opening remarks

Chris Higgins, Patent Attorney
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe


9:10 am

Building a proposal for an institution-wide 3D printing program in a hospital setting

  • Identifying Needs
  • Start-up and Operating Costs and ROI
  • Short term and long term visions
  • Protecting patient health information
  • Models and marketing opportunities

Robert Wesley, Biomedical Engineer - Research, Cardiovascular Surgery
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

9:50 am

Implementation of 3D printing at the US Dept of Veterans Affairs

  • Overview of current applications, pilot studies & staff education efforts
  • Discussion of current limiting factors to wider implementation
  • – Proposed 3 year strategic plan

Ben Salatin, Clinical Rehabilitation Engineer, National Digital Fabrication Coordinator
US Department of Veterans Affairs (Albuquerque, NM)

10:30 am

Morning networking break

11:00 am

The effect of intellectual property on medical 3D printing

  • Overview of IP in 3D printing
  • Unique legal issues for 3D printing in the medical field
  • Strategies for companies to utilize IP to expand use of 3D printing
  • Risks to consider

Chris Higgins, Patent Attorney
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

11:30 am

Panel: Paving the way for a 3D and 4D future

  • Engaging and interactive Q&A for top industry experts to share their game-changing research and projects
  • Frank discussions on the current climate of 3D and various challenges and obstacles in the medical space
  • Future predictions and what we can expect in the areas of 3D printing, 3D imaging and bio-printing, among others

Jamie Milas, Vice President - Marketing
EOS Imaging
Robert Wesley, Biomedical Engineer - Research, Cardiovascular Surgery
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

12:00 pm

Networking lunch

1:00 pm

Close of Conference