Daily Keynote Presentations

Naomi Murray, Ph.D.
Director of Advanced Operations for Additive Technology Solutions, Stryker

Making Healthcare Better with Additive Manufacturing

Monday, November 30, 8 a.m. PST

With the capability of creating innovative designs, accelerating the development process, and building from medical imaging, medical applications have been an additive manufacturing leader for more than 30 years. Diverse applications and a new era of medical manufacturing is emerging. In this keynote presentation, Dr. Naomi Murray will provide some insights into healthcare’s use of 3D printing in all areas and share her experiences with Stryker to leverage additive manufacturing’s design freedom to create shapes that were not possible before.

A fireside chat with Tom Costabile, Executive Director/CEO with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) will precede this keynote.


Presented by American Society of Mechanical Engineers – ASME

Mike Thornton
Vice President, Research & Development, Image Stream Medical, wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus

Creating a Valuable and Virtual Medtech Experience

Tuesday, December 1, 8 a.m. PST

Healthcare IT solutions are partnering IoT and the Cloud like never before to facilitate a rich, virtual collaborative experience between physicians in a medical treatment location, such as an operating room during a clinical procedure, and vendors or other clinicians outside of the environment. In this keynote presentation, Michael Thornton, VP of R&D, will draw from his experiences at Olympus to provide insights into developing such medtech from the ground up, the engineering involved, and details on the technology development process, including Agile SW development.

A fireside chat with Shaye Mandle, President & CEO of the Medical Alley Association will precede this keynote.


Presented by Medical Alley Association

Amy Stewart
Product Development Manager, Printpack Medical & IoPP Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee, Board Chairperson

Leading the Change in Medical Device Packaging

Wednesday, December 2, 8 a.m. PST

The CDC estimates that on any given day, 1 in every 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. It’s these odds that draw professionals from medical device manufacturers, their packaging supply partners and package designers, and every individual who feels the gravity of packaging integrity to patient safety to lead change.

A fireside chat with Jane Chase, Executive Director of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), on packaging industry advances will precede this keynote.


Presented by IoPP Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee (MDPTC)

Conor Carlin
Vice President, Sustainability, Society of Plastics Engineers

Altering Decisions for Plastics Consumption in a Circular Economy

Thursday, December 3, 8 a.m. PST

Conor Carlin will share current opportunities to inform our decisions in life cycle assessments, designs for the environment and application of specific regulatory changes.

A fireside chat with Patrick Farrey, CEO, Society of Plastics Engineers will precede this keynote.


Presented by Society of Plastics Engineers – SPE

Mark Wehde
Chair, Division of Engineering, Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic 2030: Hospital of the Future

Friday, December 4, 8 a.m. PST

Prior to 2020, the two main drivers of change in healthcare were costs and improvements in technology leading to better diagnostics and therapeutics. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, changes that were under way to better utilize digital technology have dramatically accelerated. In this keynote the chair of engineering at Mayo Clinic will discuss how the rapid increases in technology related to connectivity, data analytics, cloud data storage, artificial intelligence, robotics, and sensors is enabling the creation of something new, something that was previously only in the realm of science fiction.

A fireside chat on “What’s New For You in 2021? An Anaheim Update” with Group Event Director, Hayley Haggarty, will precede this keynote.