Commercialization Conference

The Commercialization Conference connects OHSU innovators with investors, industry partners and community collaborators to help build a vibrant regional hub for innovative technology. The conference offers a platform for attendees to explore the impact of and understand the drivers of innovation that will revolutionize health care. 

Commercialization Conference: fueling healthcare innovation

Fueling Health Care Innovation, March 27-28, 2019

The 2019 Commercialization Conference connects OHSU innovators with investors, industry partners and community collaborators to help build a vibrant regional hub for innovative technology. Speaker sessions, startup pitches, industry insights and collaboration stories will focus on the theme of Fueling Health Care Innovation. The conference offers a platform for attendees to explore the impact of and understand the drivers of innovation that will revolutionize health care.  

OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development celebrates the sixth year of our signature conference, formerly the Startup Symposium, by expanding the framework to include startup and established enterprises. Take advantage of the networking sessions, presentations highlighting industry and academic trends and breakout sessions offering professional development at this year's OHSU Commercialization Conference.

Speakers

Fireside Chat keynote

Ken Fisher
Founder, executive chairman and co-chief investment officer, Fisher Investments

Opening keynote

Jared L. Short
Chief operating officer, Cambia Health Solutions

Afternoon keynote

Neal Sandy, M.B.A.
Chief marketing and commercial officer, Clinical Support Solutions, GE Healthcare

Panel Speakers

Eric D. Agdeppa, Ph.D., MTM
Executive director of innovation and general manager, Hill-Rom

Rob Arnold
Entrepreneur-in-residence, OHSU

Imran Babar, Ph.D.
Chief business officer, Cydan II Inc.

Susan Bakewell-Sachs, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Vice president for Nursing Affairs and Professor and dean, School of Nursing, OHSU

Abhijit Banerjee, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Senior director, Business Development, OHSU

Peter G. Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D.
Chief research officer and executive vice president, OHSU

Dylan Boyd
Director, R/GA Ventures

Wellesley Chapman, M.D.
Medical director of innovation and business development, Kaiser Permanente of Washington

Alice Chen, Ph.D.
Vice president, Accelerator Life Science Partners

Travis G. Cook, M.S., M.B.A., CLP
Senior technology development manager, Technology Transfer and Business Development, OHSU

Ray Costantini, M.D., M.B.A.
Co-founder and chief executive officer, Bright.md

Kanad Das, Ph.D.
Investment director, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund

Jeffrey W. Gaus
Founder, Oregon Blockchain Venture Studio

Charlotte Hubbert, Ph.D.
Partner, Gates Foundation Venture Capital

John Hunter, M.D., FACS, FRCS Edin (honorary)
Executive vice president, OHSU and Chief executive officer, OHSU Health System

Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
President, OHSU

Luis Machuca, M.S.I.E.
Chief executive officer, Enli Health Intelligence

Michael Main, M.B.A.
Managing director, Monitor Deloitte

Kuldeep Neote, Ph.D.
Senior director, New Ventures, J&J Innovation Center

Samantha O'Connor, B.Sc.(Hons), M.B.A.
Executive director and head of operations and portfolio management, Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation

Ketan Paranjpe, M.B.A., M.S.
Vice president, Diagnostic Information Solutions, Roche

Brigitte Piniewski, M.D.
Strategic advisor, Healthcare at NexCubed

John Sabol, Ph.D., MSc.
Chief scientist, GE Healthcare's Global Research Organization

Kurt Sheline, M.B.A.
Principal, Strategic Investments, Echo Health Ventures

Sreenivas Rangan Sukumar, Ph.D.
Senior analytics architect, Office of the CTO, Cray Inc.

Andrew R.O. Watson, Ph.D., CLP
Senior director, Technology Transfer, OHSU

Leon Wolf, M.S.
SBIR/STTR assistance manager, VertueLab

2017 Commercialization Conference

The 2017 Commercialization Conference connects OHSU innovators with investors, industry partners, and community collaborators. We have a great line up of speakers and panelists, including our two keynote speakers, William Ruh, the CEO of GE Digital and Gerry Langeler, managing director of OVP Venture Partners. 

On Sept. 13, select members from industry and the investment community are invited to an exclusive pre-conference event featuring executive round tables, insights by startup CEOs, a special MedTech Alliance showcase, and a private reception. MedTech Alliance will highlight the ways in which the group provides a mechanism for potential investor, industry, and community collaborators to identify OHSU medical technologies that have good potential for commercialization. 

OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development celebrates the fifth year of our signature conference, formerly the Startup Symposium, by expanding the framework to include startup and established enterprises.