Schedule at a Glance

November 30 - December 1
Hilton Austin
Austin, TX USA


AUTM Business Development Course - Healthcare IT Commercialization

*Tentative schedule, subject to change

Wednesday, Nov. 30
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open
11 a.m. - 12p.m. Current Trends in the Healthcare IT (HCIT) Space

Explore some of the current trends, issues, controversies, gaps, and opportunities in the HCIT space. Learn how universities can align with, and exploit these trends to further innovation.


Instructor: Rick Peters, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin

12 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. HCIT Licensee: Working with Academic and Strategic Directions

Hear how the industry is currently approaching this space, and some of the strategic areas they are working on.  Learn how universities can work with industry to further research and commercialization in this space.  
  Instructor:     Nadia Morris, AT&T Connected Health Foundry                
2:30 - 3 p.m. Networking Break
3 - 4:30 p.m. Technology Transfer Office Experiences with HCIT Commercialization
  Instructors:  Paul Carter, Washington University 
                         Lewis Humphreys, Tech Launch Arizona
  As you help get your PI ready to create a startup there are shifts in your relationship, and there are important distinctions to be made between licensing medical devices vs software. This session will explore how to coach faculty who want to create a startup and what to look out for as external people get involved in the deal. Sometimes we can all be naive about the journey we are undertaking and things fall apart. This session will walk you through the story of a medical software technology start up, and the lessons learned along the way. 
5 - 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception 
Thursday, Dec. 1
8 - 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 - 10:30 a.m. The Influencers Every Digital Health Startup Needs
  Moderator: Chris Laing, University City Science Center
Panelists:     Venu Shamapant, Live Oak Ventures
                       Stephanie Kreml, Accordian Health    
  Creating and managing a successful startup is difficult in the best circumstances, and impossible without resources and good advisors. The three critical pieces of outside assistance that every startup needs is help in planning a funding path, industry input into what the customers want, and advice on finding a rich environment to grow your business. Our panel has assembled experts in these three arenas to sit down with you and answer your questions on what will help your company succeed. Venu Shamapant from Live Oak Ventures, Stephanie Kreml from CMO Accordion health, and Christopher Laing from the University City Science Center will be available as panel experts to discuss how they help digital health companies to succeed.  
10:30 - 11 a.m. Networking Break
11 a.m. - Noon Licensing Data Rights
  Instructor: Debbie Alexander, D.Phil, UCSF Office of Innovation
  Data is becoming an extremely valuable intellectual asset in the information age, and universities should be adequately equipped to commercialize data rights.  Learn about policies and best practices for licensing data rights from a pioneer and leading institution in this space. 
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Legal Issues: HCIT IP and Licensing Considerations

Instructors: Scott Burkette, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati  
                     John Miller II, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  Learn the current state of protecting innovations in this space including intellectual property protection strategies, trends and pitfalls and legal considerations related to licensing such rights to best protect the university!
2:45 - 3 p.m. Wrap up