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Health Tech Forum: SAIL Lecture Series - War Stories from the Surgeon Innovator
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Health Tech Forum: SAIL Lecture Series - War Stories from the Surgeon Innovator

When: Wednesday, January 28th
from 5:30p until 7:00pm
Where: Anne Arundel Medical Center
2000 Medical Pkwy
The James and Sylvia Earl SAIL Center, Suite 104
Annapolis, Maryland  21401
United States
Contact: Traci Denhardt

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War Stories from the Surgeon Innovator

The CRTC Health Tech Forum is excited to kickoff a new Lecture Series in Partnership with Anne Arundel Medical Center's Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning (SAIL) Center.

The first program features:

Chairman, Department of Surgery Anne Arundel Health System
Professor of Surgery, PAR Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Jeffery Gelfand, MD, ABOS CAQHSH
·         Orthopaedic Surgeon       
·         Hand and Upper Extremity and Micovascular Surgery Cert. The Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center at Anne Arundel Medical Center
·         Founder, Helping Hands Foundation
·         President and Founder,  Suspension Orthopaedic Medical Inc.

Two surgeons from disparate specialties will recount their experiences with specific inventions in their respective clinical domains.  Dr. Gelfand, an orthopedic surgeon, will tell of the circumstances that led him to develop a device based solution to manage an uncommon but problematic fracture.  His efforts to ensure the science was sound and the idea viable were followed by the challenge of pulling together the funding and organizational structure to bring his invention to market.
Dr. Park, a "Minimally Invasive” Gastro Intestinal surgeon, will tell the story of his conception and development of an "Anastomotic Device” (AD).  The creation of an anastomosis is one of the fundamental technical tasks required of many types of surgeons.  The concept of anastomosing structures will be explained, as will the purported solutions provided by the AD.  A discussion of identifying unmet needs vs. developing a "better mousetrap” in the surgical domain will follow.  Dr. Park’s experiences with working through the IP and regulatory processes and vicissitudes of dealing with large medical supply companies, will be shared.

Following the featured presentations, attendees will participate in moderated discussion on the topic. 

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