Theme: “Unmet Clinical Needs Driving Technical Solutions”
The sixth annual IEEE-NIH Strategic Conference will focus on point-of-care technologies (POCT) for healthcare, emphasizing funding opportunities and the promise and pitfalls of the journey from idea to the patient. The conference will provide a strategic forum in which clinicians, industry experts, innovation experts, researchers, and students will examine how to define unmet clinical needs and successfully travel along the innovation cycle towards commercialization and patient impact. Clinical, technological, regulatory, and marketing aspects of this learnable process will be stressed. Small group sessions will do deep dives in commercialization boot camp sessions. Recently-established Centers for POCT will highlight their funding opportunities for academic and industry innovators. “Speed dating” networking sessions will give innovators opportunities to privately discuss their technologies with Center leaders.