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Webinar: Innovations in Health Care – Accelerating Innovation in a Time of Crisis

October 8, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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The Center for Medical Innovation is joining forces once again with the Technology Council of Central PA for the annual Innovations in Health Care conference.

As the health care ecosystem endures the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s virtual event will explore how the industry is accelerating innovation in a time of crisis. The online event will feature panel discussions on the roots of innovation – redeploying existing technologies to address challenges, breakthroughs in telemedicine and the new wave of biotechnologies.

The main event will run from 2 to 5 p.m. EST, followed by a virtual Innovation Café open networking session from 5 to 6 p.m. using a web-based networking platform.

As a guest of the CMI, registration is free. Please use code PSCMF20

Register online here


Speaker Lineup:

Ann Hughes, President, Tech Council of Central PA

Roots of Innovation Panel (2 to 3 p.m. EST)
Erika Swift, Penn State Center for Medical Innovation (moderator)
Timothy Simpson, PhD, Penn State Mechanical Engineering, MASC founder
Richard Bagley, Penn State Health Supply Chain
Steve Tracey, Penn State Center Supply Chain Research
Anthony Tsai, MD, Penn State Health Pediatric Surgery
Barry Fell, TPC Design and SIG Medical Corp.

Telemedicine Panel (3 to 4 p.m. EST)
Christopher LaCoe, DBA, Penn State Health Virtual Care (moderator)
R. Hal Baker, MD, WellSpan Health Innovation Center
Robert Neff, Jefferson Health Innovation Technology
Jennifer Kraschnewski, MD, MPH, Penn State Health Medicine and Project ECHO
Sricharan Chalikonda, MD, MHA, Allegheny Health Network Clinical Operations

Biotechnologies Panel (4 to 5 p.m. EST)
Mel Billingsley, PhD, Life Sciences Greenhouse (moderator)
Nikolay Dokholyan, PhD, Penn State Pharmacology
Thomas Caltagirone, PhD, Aptagen, LLC
James Adair, PhD, Penn State Materials Science and Engineering
Jian Yang, PhD, Penn State Biomedical and Regenerative Engineering
Daniel Hayes, PhD, Penn State Biomedical Engineering


October 8
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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Center for Medical Innovation

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