Navigation Links
Children’s National to Host Symposium on Medical Device Development

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 23, 2013

Medical device development is the focus of an up-coming symposium hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center.

The First Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium will be held June 13, 2013, at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, DC. It will address critical issues in pediatric surgical innovation and medical device development. Registration and other information are available on the Sheikh Zayed Institute website.

United States Representative Bill Cassidy, (R-Louisiana), a physician and Associate Professor of Medicine at Louisiana State University, will be the keynote speaker, providing a perspective on how the legislative/regulatory arena impacts medical device development.

“Around the world, we see a critical unmet need for development of pediatric medical devices,” said Peter Kim, MD, CM, PhD, Institute Vice President. “The unique challenges in testing and marketing new devices for children, the limited sources of funding support, and the current regulatory process all contribute to this need.”

Additional symposium speakers include Constantine Stratakis, MD, D(Med)Sci, Scientific Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Murray Sheldon, MD, Associate Director of Technology and Innovation for the Food and Drug Administration; Elazer Edelman, MD, PhD, Director of MIT-Harvard Biomendical Engineering Center; Ralf Herold, MD, Senior Scientific Administrator of the European Medicines Agency; Eric Silfen, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Philips Healthcare; Rita Barksdale, MBA General Manager, Maternal Infant Care at GE Healthcare; as well as policymakers, clinicians, legal experts, scientists, and bioethicists from around the world.

Plenary sessions will address device development, regulation and innovation, with breakout sessions devoted to bioethics, research, policy and legal matters, clinical issues, and the interests of professional societies and industry.

“To improve the health of children worldwide, manufacturers, innovators, and regulatory bodies must work together to find a balance between encouraging medical advances and ensuring that children receive treatment that is as safe and effective as possible,” said Mark Batshaw, MD, Physician-in-Chief, Executive Vice President, and Chief Academic Officer, Children’s National.

The symposium is sponsored by The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation in collaboration with the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons.

Contact: Leah Parker or Paula Darte, 202-476-4500

Children's National Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. Children’s National is a Magnet® designated hospital. With 303 beds and eight regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of acute pediatric services in the Washington metropolitan area. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Newtown Square Liberty to Donate 10 Percent of July Repairs to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
2. Miami Children’s Hospital Performs First Nerve Repair Surgery Using Avance® Nerve Graft Technology
3. Celebrating Little Girls – Children’s Brand mimvail Announces Debut Collection
4. Marietta Dentist Kirk Kimmerling DDS Renews Pledge to Calvary Children’s Home
5. Hasbro Children’s Hospital Opens Soft Play Area for Patients and their Families
6. Childcare Network Announces Acquisition of 22 Learning Centers from Children’s Friend of Georgia
7. Dog Sniffs Out Breast Cancer of Susan Castriota, Author and Illustrator of Anti Bully Children’s Book as Recently Aired on WTAE Pittsburgh
8. Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York Promotes Brand and Wellness with Community Play Area Sponsorship
9. Public Vote Can Help Support a Bereavement Camp at Cohen Children’s Medical Center
10. Platypus Australia Leads The Way For Summer Fashion By Launching New Range of Children’s UV Protective Swimwear
11. Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation to Host Private Party at American Girl Place, New York City
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... A novel class of antimicrobials ... effective in fighting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the major drug-resistant bacterial ... small molecule analogs that target the functions of SecA, a central part of ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... Using a combination of two blood sugar tests rather ... according to a new study by researchers at the School of Public Health at ... Using Combinations of Blood Glucose Tests ,” published in Frontiers in Public Health, the ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... PA (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... to a new study by UPMC and KingMed Diagnostics ... over three years found that consultation with UPMC pathologists resulted in significantly altered ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... The Foundation for Breast and Prostate ... joining forces with the award-winning creator and writer of Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes ... at the Union League of Philadelphia. , The benefit, titled “An Evening ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... for the last 15 years, announced today that Michigan-based Family Health Center (FHC) ... care for over 45 years, FHC was awarded the largest Affordable Care Act ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... Diagnostics, the U.S.-based manufacturer of point-of-care biometric testing devices ... systems, and PTS Detect™ cotinine systems, has announced the ... the company into the mHealth market. ... The technology is a system that interfaces with mobile ... and uses test strip technology already developed by PTS ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... and ST. LOUIS , Nov. ... (NASDAQ: ESRX ) today announced an early renewal ... which began in 1999, will now extend through at ... --> After evaluating pharmacy benefit manager capabilities during ... Express Scripts continues to offer the best health plan ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... 30, 2015   Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... Support Company (NDSC) today jointly announced a new ... that utilize the American College of Radiology,s (ACR) Imaging ... to comply with current and emerging value-based payment ... --> By combining clinical decision support, radiology reporting ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: