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!

Patient-Matched Medical Devices for Pediatric Patients: 

A Case Study

Hosted by the Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC)

Tuesday, March 7th, 2023  | 12:00pm - 1:30pm PT (3:00pm - 4:30pm ET)

The Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) is hosting this installment of the FDA-supported Pediatric Device Innovators Forum (PDIF). This forum is being held in conjunction with the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s 2023 Scientific Retreat. The PDIF will feature a panel discussion on Patient-Matched Medical Devices for Pediatric Patients, including a case study on the collaboration between Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Actuated Medical to develop patient-matched, non-invasive pediatric respiratory masks and nasal prongs.

Panelists include:

Natalie Napolitano, MPH, RRT-NPS, FAARC - Moderator

Research Clinical Specialist

Respiratory Therapy Department

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Elizabeth Silvestro, MSE

Additive Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Children’s Hospital Additive Manufacturing for Pediatrics (CHAMP) 3D Labs

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Roger Bagwell, PhD

Director of Research and Development

Actuated Medical, Inc.

Jonathan M. Morris, MD


Head of the 3D Anatomic Modeling Laboratory

Mayo Clinic

Prashant N. Kumta, PhD

Edward R. Weidlein Endowed Chair Professor

Swanson School of Engineering and School of Dental Medicine 

Department of Bioengineering, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Department of Oral Biology 

University of Pittsburgh 

Matthew Di Prima, PhD

Materials Scientist         

Division of Applied Mechanics (DAM)

Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL)

Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)

U.S. Food & Drug Administration

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