Healthtech Week

Health Translation and Clinical Trials Workshop

Date:  Monday 1 July 2019
Time:  1pm - 5pm
Venue: Grey's Room, Cordis Hotel
Registration Fee:  $30.00 + gst

The success of a new medical technology is highly dependent on scientists, engineers, clinicians and commercial teams working closely together from the outset to develop a solution to an unmet clinical need. Each step that de-risks a medical device in development has spin-off benefits in the commercialisation process and capital raising efforts. A robust understanding of the clinical translation and implementation pathways of a new medical technology is critical to its eventual uptake and can accelerate commercial success.

This workshop builds on the inaugural event in 2018 that explored the New Zealand clinical trials ecosystem. This year, we move the conversation to exploring the expertise and offerings in clinical translation, and bring together the diverse skillset needed to support medical technology development for a robust discussion.


Start End Title Speaker
1300 1315 Welcome Faye Sumner, CEO Medical Technology Association of NZ
 Session 1: Collaboration opportunities with the health system
 1315  1335 The NZ Digital Hospital Opportunities Pete Hodgson, Chair Southland DHB
 1335  1355 Innovation and Improvement at Waitemata DHB Dr Robyn Whittaker, Clinical Director of Innovation, Waitemata DHB
 1355 1415 Working together, moving forwards together; health and technology hand in hand Matthew Parsons, Waikato DHB
 1415 1430 How to engage with the NZ Health Innovation Hub

Sunil Vather,
Founder, ableX

 Session 2: The NZ ecosystem supporting clinical translation and trials
 1430 1440 Funding and other support mechanisms for innovation Andrew Clews,
Callaghan Innovation
 1440 1500 The Benefits of Using ePROs in Clinical Trials

Ron Tenenbaum
The Clinician

1500 1530 Afternoon Tea and Networking
 Session 3:  Global perspectives on clinical translation
 1530 1550 China: Clinical Trials and Tribulations

Kerryn Kilkenny, Auckland UniServices Ltd

 1550 1600 NZ-Australia BioBridge Initiative Dr Diana Siew, CMDT and MedTech Centre of Research Excellence
 1600 1620 Establishing Clinical Trials in NZ vs International Haine Yee, Clinical Business Lead Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
 Session 4: Q&A Panel on Establishing a clinical trial in NZ: insights and learnings
Chaired by Steve Hamilton, Vento Consulting
1700   Summary of the Day
Networking Drinks & Nibbles

Contact Information

For REGISTRATION queries please contact:

Sarah Jonson
Medical Technology Association of NZ
Tel:+64 9 917 3645
Fax:+64 9 917 3651

Venue Information

Cordis Hotel
83 Symonds Street
Auckland City
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

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