CTIP Presents

The Los Angeles MedTech Ecosystem:
Spotlight on Pediatrics

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The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) is proud to announce its 2019 Symposium, The Los Angeles MedTech Ecosystem: Spotlight on Pediatrics. This is an annual event that represents the Los Angeles convening of innovators, clinicians, entrepreneurs, engineers and wayward thinkers.

September 19th, 2019

1-5pm, happy hour and networking to follow

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Main Campus
4650 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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The Symposium

The Los Angeles MedTech Ecosystem: Spotlight on Pediatrics Symposium will feature leaders and key stakeholders in the Los Angeles MedTech ecosystem. Attendees, partners, and sponsors will learn more about pediatric MedTech and this innovation ecosystem through panelists, keynote speakers, product demos, and networking.

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Catalyzing Pediatric Innovation

The winners of CTIP’s 2020 Catalyzing Pediatric Innovation (CPI) grant will demonstrate their technologies. These innovators are creating novel solutions for pediatric patients in diverse fields. Learn more about them below.

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Los Angeles

This unique mix of public and private sector organizations, academic and healthcare institutions, the thriving entrepreneurial community, and the diverse patient population found here in Los Angeles has primed our region to become THE destination for pediatric MedTech innovation.

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About CTIP

The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) is an FDA-funded pediatric MedTech accelerator centered at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Our goal is to facilitate the development, production, and distribution of pediatric medical devices by identifying companies working in the space and providing advice, networking, and direct and indirect financial support on the road to commercialization. Our consortium includes children’s hospitals, academic institutions, accelerators and incubators across the West Coast.

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We are honored to be joined by our event partners in hosting The Los Angeles MedTech Ecosystem: Spotlight on Pediatrics. Please join us in recognizing our amazing sponsors for their contributions and support!

Limited opportunities for sponsorship are still available

All sponsorship funding directly contributes to CTIP’s operations and programming, intended to identify and support early stage pediatric medical device innovators on their journey from concept to commercialization.

For more information about attendance, sponsorship, or if you are interested in speaking, please contact us at info@westcoastctip.org.

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Symposium: DAY 1

September 18, 2019

6:00-8:00: VIP Networking Reception

Symposium: DAY 2

September 19, 2019

1:00pm - Check-in, MedTech exhibits
2:00pm - Welcome from the Director
2:10pm - Opening Remarks
2:20pm - Keynote Address
2:40pm - Panel #1: Data, Real World Evidence, and Medical Devices
3:20pm - Panel #2: Impact Investing: Finding Value Where Others May Not
3:50pm - About the 2019 Catalyzing Pediatric Innovation Grant
4:00pm - CPI Grant Winners Presentations
4:50pm - Closing Remarks
5:00pm to 7:00pm - Reception

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Speakers & Panelists

Frances J.

Richmond, PhD

Chair, Department of Regulatory and Quality Science
University of Southern California



Manager, Economic Policy
Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office


Ogunyemi, PhD

Associate Professor
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science



Chief Executive Officer
Children's Hospital Los Angeles



Chief Operating Officer



Associate Partner
Stat Zero



Vice President of Industry Cluster Development
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation


Espinoza, MD, FAAP

Director, Principal Investigator
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago


Liu, PhD

Chief Data Scientist
IBM Analytics Services


Bar-Cohen, MD

Children's Hospital Los Angeles



Executive Director


Cooper, MBA

Investment Advisor