In this section you will find details regarding the program, outlined speakers and offered sessions.

The conference will feature industry panels and showcase recent developments from some of Southern California’s leading research institutions, as well as provide ample time for networking.

We invite you to review the program and join us for a tightly packed, daylong, event.

*Please note, agenda subject to change


8:30am          Registration/Coffee                                                                                                      

9:00am          Welcome
Roger Wakimoto, Vice Chancellor for Research, UCLA

9:15am          Keynote Speaker – Translation of Innovations in Patient Care at UCLA Health
Johnese Spisso, President, UCLA Health & CEO, UCLA Hospitals and Clinical Systems

9:45am           Break

10:15am         Industry Panel
Steve Goetz, Engineering Director, Deep Brain Stimulation Systems  |  Medtronic
Tony Arnold, President and CEO  |  Set Point Medical
Lothar Krinke, CEO  |  Magstim Group
Kate Rosenbluth, CEO  |  Cala Health

11:15am         Neurostimulation: Research to Patients
Nick Terrafranca  |  NeuroRecovery Technologies, Inc.                 

12:00pm         Lunch   


1:00 – 1:30     Keynote Speaker – Trends in MedTech
Eileen Coveney, Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting

1:30 – 2:30     Investor Panel 
Renee Ryan, Vice President, Venture Investments  |  J&J Innovation
Juan Pablo Mas, Partner  |  Action Potential Venture Capital
Tak Cheung, Principal  |  New Enterprise Associates
Alain Chevallier, Partner  |  Truffle Capital
Enke Bashllari, Managing Director  |  Arkitekt Ventures

2:30pm          Networking Break                                                                                       

3:00pm          Startup Pitches                                                                                                             

4:00pm          Closing Reception          

5:00pm          Event Close