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.

A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE FDA & THE 5 PEDIATRIC DEVICE CONSORTIA



UPCOMING FORUM | 03.11.21

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

Biomaterial Challenges in Pediatric Prosthetic Heart Valves Development

Hosted by the Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium

Thursday, March 11th, 2021 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST

Speakers:

  • Pediatric heart valve prostheses: Addressing unmet needs — Jonathan Chen, MD (Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, CHOP)

  • New synthetic biomaterials for pediatric heart valves — William Wagner, PhD (Director, McGowan Institute, Univ. of Pittsburgh)

  • Preclinical development of a novel heart valve prosthesis for pediatrics — Narendra Vyavahare, PhD (Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, Clemson University)

  • Pediatric prosthetic heart valve trials in the USMartijn Cox, PhD (Chief Technology Officer, Xeltis)

  • Materials regulation for pediatric heart valvesScott McNamee, PhD (Materials Engineer, Office of Product Evaluation and Quality, CDRH, FDA)

Agenda:

  • Introductory Remarks—Vasum Peiris, MD, CDRH, FDA (3pm-3:05pm)

  • Panelists Introductory Remarks (3:05pm-3:20pm)

  • Questions (pre-submitted) addressed to the panelists (3:20pm-4:00pm)

  • Audience questions addressed to the panelists (4:00pm—4:25pm)

  • Final remarks, Post Forum activities, and topic and date of the next Forum (4:25-4:30pm)

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