Thriving During Healthcare Reform

SEMDA is currently finalizing the 2014 program. Below is an outline of topics and confirmed speakers. If you are interested in being a speaker, please contact






Day 1, Wednesday May 7, 2014 


Opening Remarks

Robert Crutchfield, SEMDA President

Angela Sinton, Conference Chair

National Legislative/Policy Update

Stephen J. Ubl, President & CEO, AdvaMed

Business Development Case Study

Presenting Companies

The Commercial Side of Health IT – The New Normal for Technology Enabled Care

Presenting Companies

Health-oriented Mobile Apps

Presenting Companies

Company Update

Steve Johnson, President & CEO, CreatiVasc

FDA Update

Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Gala Cocktail Reception


Gala Dinner

SpotLight Award Presentations




Day 2, Thursday, May 8, 2014 


Invitation Investor & Presenting Company Breakfast

Investor Session

State of the Nation: Funding Trends Across the U.S.

Tom Hawes, Managing Director, Sandbox Industries

Justin Klein, Partner, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)

Rik Vandevenne, River Cities Capital Funds

Case Study in Logistics/Supply Chain Optimization

Presenting Companies

University Technology Forum

Day 2 Keynote

Gari Clifford, University of Oxford; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hot Topics: Reacting to Reform

Legal Hot Topics

Financial Hot Topics

Presenting Companies

Company Update

Paul Fitzpatrick, CEO, Advanced Catheter Therapies

CEO Roundtable

Southeastern Success Stories

Jay Ethridge, CEO IPG

Jay Pierce, CEO OrthoSensor

End of Conference I-Pad Drawing

Angela Sinton, Conference Chair

Award for Presenting Company in the SpotLight and Poster SpotLight Winner

Chris Hooper. MedTech South, LLC and Lisa Perpal, Clemson University

Angela Sinton, SEMDA Director Strategic Development/Conference Chair

Chairman's Award Presentation

Closing Remarks

Bob Crutchfield, SEMDA President

































Conference Sponsors

Headline Sponsor 

Spotlight Awards Sponsor

VIP Reception

Conference Lanyard

Conference Tote Bag Sponsors

Presenting Companies

 Program Presentation Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

University Supporting Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Member SponsorsAdvanced Catheter Therapies, Inc.
Arnall Golden Gregory
Georgia State University
Georgia Tech (IBB) 
ModernTech Mechanical
River Cities Capital
TAMM Net Inc
University of Florida Office of Technology Licensing

Non-Member SponsorsHeidrick & Struggles
Mölnlycke Health Care
Shore Capital Partners