Promoting Collaboration to Improve Pediatric Care.

The Pediatric Device Innovators Forum is a recurring collaborative educational experience hosted by the FDA-supported pediatric device consortia and designed to connect and foster synergy among innovators across the technology development ecosystem interested in pediatric medical device development.



Each forum will focus on a different topic relevant to pediatric medical device innovators. Our upcoming forum is shown below; keep checking back with us for future forum topics!

Role of the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) in Improving Pediatric Health Equity

Hosted by the UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium

Friday, October 7th, 2022 | 11:30pm - 1:00pm PT (2:30pm - 4:00pm ET)

Learning Goals:

  • Introduce the role and value of the unique device identifier (UDI) in facilitating pediatric device innovation and real-world evidence studies.

  • Discuss the challenges with UDI implementation and identify strategies to increase support for adoption at children’s hospitals nationwide.


  • 11:30-11:32 am Welcome

      • Michael Harrison, MD; PI & Director, UCSF-Stanford PDC

  • 11:32-11:35 am Introduction: Overview & Goals for PDIF #8

      • Stefano Rensi, PhD & Elizabeth Gress, MPA; RWE Leads, UCSF-Stanford PDC

  • 11:35-11:45 am Keynote: Impact of UDI in Bolstering Health Equity for Pediatric Patients

      • Florence Bourgeois, MD, MPH; Harvard Pediatrics & Computational Health

  • 11:45am-12:15 pm Panel 1: Perspectives from Supply Chain, Value Committees, and Academic Research

      • Moderator: James Wall, MD, Stanford Director, UCSF-Stanford PDC

      • Panelists:

        • Florence Bourgeois, MD, MPH; Harvard Pediatrics & Computational Health

        • Kunj Radu Sheth, MD; Stanford Pediatric Urology / Value Committee

        • Erika Torjusen, MD; FDA Office of Orphan Products Development

  • 12:15-12:45 pm Panel 2: Challenges and Opportunities for UDI Uptake

      • Moderator: Stefano Rensi, PhD; RWE Lead, UCSF-Stanford PDC

      • Panelists:

        • Indira Konduri, UDI Lead @FDA CDRH

        • Juan Espinoza, MD; CHLA & CTIP

        • Natalia Wilson, MD, MPH; ASU & NESTcc UDI Investigator

        • Vasum Peiris, MD; FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health

  • 12:45-12:59 pm Audience Q&A / Discussion

      • Moderator: Janene Fuerch, MD; Stanford Assistant Director, UCSF-Stanford PDC

  • 12:59-1:00 pm Announcement of PDIF #9

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