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Raising The Pulse


of Medtech


Innovation in


Latin America



Sunday, October 09, 2016

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Registration sponsored by Kelpac



Monday, October 10, 2016

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Registration Open

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast essential COSTA RICA with the participation of Mr. Luis Gamboa, President of  the Board of Directors of CINDE.

Sponsored by Fedex

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening Remarks by Mrs. Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría, Vice President of Costa Rica, and Jorge Sequeira, Managing Director of CINDE

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Keynote Opening Address: “What Does the Future Hold for Life Sciences? 

Speaker: Kristin Pothier, Partner and Managing Director, Global Head at Parthenon-EY Life Sciences

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Networking Time sponsored by BAC

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Session Title:  “Device Innovation: Patient Driven or Technology Driven?”

Speaker: Michael Fisher - Director of Product Development at the Global Center for Medical Innovation​

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Session Title: “3D Printing and the future of Medtech Manufacturing”

Speaker: Andy Miller, VP of Devices, ELEVATE, LLC.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch Break and Networking Time sponsored by La Lima

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Session Title:  “Innovative Materials in Medical Devices”

Speaker: Dr. Alvaro Mata, Director of the Institute of Bioengineering

Queen Mary University of London

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Session Title: “Developing first-in-class medical devices through collaboration with engineering firms” 

Speaker: Michael Pereira, Executive Vice President Technology & Operations


3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Networking Time sponsored by MicroTechnologies

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Session Title:  “Managing Cost While Ensuring Quality and Safety”

Moderator: Matt Szhuhaj - Director at Deloitte Consulting LLP

Speakers: Javier Gómez - Site Manager at St. Jude Medical, Costa Rica

               Isaías González - Site Manager at Hospira, Costa Rica

                 Jorge Perera - Operations VP & General Manager at Boston Scientific, Costa Rica

                 Salvador Dada - COO at Establishment Labs

5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception sponsored by Coyol



Tuesday October 11, 2016

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Coffee bar sponsored by Boston Scientific

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibits Open

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Session Title:  “Boosting R&D outcomes in Medical Device Research through academic-industry collaboration”

Speaker: Eric Richardson, Director, Global Medical Innovation (GMI) track in the Master of Bioengineering (M.B.E.) program, Rice University

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Session Title: “Finding the cure: Opportunities for Conducting Clinical Trials in Latin America”

Speaker: Dr. Ana Lilia Camelo, Therapeutic Area Leader for Oncology, ROCHE Latin America

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Networking Time sponsored by ThermoFischer

11:00 am - 12:00 am

Session Title: “Delivering a Forward-Thinking Supply Chain”  

Panel moderator: Tony Conant, COO of the Institute for Supply Chain Management

Speakers: Roy Calderón, Materials & Logistics Director at Allergan

                  Diane Beideman, Executive Director of Global Procurement - Direct Sourcing at Allergan

                  Mario Torres, DIrector of Materials, Boston Scientific 

                  Todd McCaslin, Global Sourcing Director at Boston Scientific Corporation

12:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lunch and Networking Time sponsored by ContecThe Greenpark

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Plant Tours to leading companies:

  • Abbott Vascular 
  • Boston Scientific Cardio
  • Boston Scientific Endo
  • Hologic
  • Hospira
  • Medtronic
  • St Jude Medical


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