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  • Ernst Berndt, Louis E. Seley Professor in Applied Economics, Sloan School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Keynote Topic: Cost of Treatment of Disease
  • Thomas Fogarty, MD, Founder, Fogarty Institute for Innovation
    Keynote Topic: Value Collaboration between Physicians and Engineers
  • DeVon W. Griffin, PhD, NASA Glenn Research Institute
    Keynote Topic: What is the Difference Between Device Cost and Disease Treatment?
  • William Heetderks, PhD, MD, Director of Extramural Science Programs, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Keynote Topic: The Role of Federal Funding Agencies in the Adoption of Value-driven Engineering
  • Robert E. Litan, PhD, Vice President for Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
    Keynote Topic: Medical Innovations and Healthcare Cost
  • Marc S. Penn, MD, PhD, FACC, Director, Research Cardiovascular Institute, Summa Health System
    Keynote Topic: Clinical Utility to the Clinician
  • Soumyadipta Acharya, MD, MSE, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
    Topic: How Medical Device Complexity Fits with Low Resource Settings
  • Brian Davis, PhD, Vice President, Medical Device Development Center, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron
    Moderator, Session Four: Healthcare and Device Cost
  • Ali Dhinojwala, PhD, Department Chair, H.A. Morton Professor in Polymer Science, The University of Akron
    Panel, Symposium: Educating the Next Generation of Value-driven Innovators
  • Frank L. Douglas, PhD, MD, President and CEO, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron
    Welcome and Open Remarks
  • Stephen D. Fening, PhD, Director of Orthopaedic Devices, Medical Device Development Center, ABIA
    Topic: Value-driven Engineering History and the VdE Equation
  • Martha Gray, PhD, J.W. Kieckhefer Professor of Medical and Electrical Engineering, Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST)
    Panel, Symposium: Educating the Next Generation of Value-driven Innovators
  • A. Seth Greenwald, DPhil (Oxon), Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratories
    Moderator, Session Three: Medical Device Complexity
  • Jonathan F.I. GreenwaldBusiness Development Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratories
    Moderator, Value Collaboration between Physicians and Engineers
  • R. Reade Harpham, Manager, Human Centric Design, Health and Life Sciences, Battelle
    Topic: Starting at the End: Patient Centric Innovation in Healthcare
  • Martin P. Hauser, President, SummaCare Inc.
    Topic: Cost of Treatment of Disease
  • Michael Hawkins, PhD, Vice President of Corporate Research, Zimmer, Inc.
    Topic: Increasing Value to the Supply Chain
  • Mike Hess, Vice President, Corporate Technology and Innovation, Medtronic Inc.
    Topic: What Value-driven Engineering means to the Medical Device Industry
  • Uday N. Kumar, MD, Founder, iRhythm Technologies Inc.; Fellowship Director, Global Biodesign Programs, Stanford University
    Moderator, Session Five: Value
  • A. Jay Khanna, MD, MBA, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
    Topic: Driving Clinical Utility by Incentivizing Physicians to Participate
  • Debra Lappin, Senior Vice President, B&D Consulting
    Topic: Why is Patient Centricity Important: A Patient Perspective
  • Megan Moynahan, Associate Director of Technology and Innovation, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    Topic: Regulatory Innovation Pathway
  • Luis M. Proenza, PhD, President, The University of Akron; Board of Directors, U.S. Council of Competitiveness
    Topic: Value from an Academic Perspective
  • Richard Skolasky, ScD, Director, Spine Outcomes Research Center, Johns Hopkins University
    Topic: How do you Measure Cost for Value-driven Engineering?
  • Lynn Andrea Stein, PhD, Director of the Initiative for Innovation in Engineering Education, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
    Panel, Symposium: Educating the Next Generation of Value-driven Innovators
  • Stephen P. Welby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering
    Topic: Department of Defense’s Value Engineering Initiative
  • Scott Weiner, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Summa Health System
    Topic: Using Medical Devices in a Low Resources Setting
  • Youseph Yazdi, PhD, MBA, Executive Director, Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design, Johns Hopkins University
    Moderator, Symposium: Educating the Next Generation of Value-driven Innovators