Swimming with Sharks: How Anesthesiologist Inventors Can Move Their Ideas Forward

Join FAER at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 as four participants share their medical innovations before a panel of successful inventors and investors in the specialty.

October 19 | 2:45 – 4:45 p.m. | Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, Florida

Anesthesiology has a long history of innovation, entrepreneurship, and close interactions between academicians, private practitioners, and industry to bring new concepts to the clinical arena and better care for our patients. Using an entertaining format of Shark Tank™, this session will present anesthesiologists with ideas for innovations to a panel of experts involved in developing such innovations to market in order to educate the audience regarding the multiple steps involved in the process and provide resources for those who hope to advance the practice through innovation.


2019 Panelists

Barrett Larson, M.D.
Founder and CEO
Leaf Healthcare
Palo Alto, CA


Pamela P. Palmer, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder
San Francisco, CA


Wendye Robbins, M.D.
President and CEO
Blade Therapeutics
San Francisco, CA


Steve Shafer, M.D.
Aesculapius Systems, Pharsight, Signature Therapeutics
San Francisco, CA
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