Medical Development Group & Lahey Clinic Announce September 19th Forum: “Clinical World is the Critical Partner for New Products and Technology”

Waltham, MA, August 29, 2012 --( The Medical Development Group and Lahey Clinic announce a jointly sponsored Forum on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 entitled “Clinical World Is the Critical Partner for New Products and Technology,” focused on examples of recent cooperative relationships between the Department of Urology, with support from Radiology, and local medical device companies. These examples illustrate how collaboration between local device companies and Lahey benefit both by expediting research, sparing companies the capital costs of setting up their own labs, while simultaneously giving industry access to the clinical expertise required for the entire process of device development, from feasibility through FDA approval.

Moderator: Peter N. Madras, MD had a 30 year career as a transplant and vascular surgeon and associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School before joining Lahey Clinic eight years ago. He is currently serving on committees for the US Medical Licensing Examinations.

Urology Presenters: John A. Libertino, MD, Chairman of the Department of Urology at Lahey Clinic, and Professor of Surgery at Tufts University Medical School: “Principles Underlying Successful Industrial-Clinical Relationships.”

Kimberly M. Rieger-Christ, Ph.D., Director of Cancer Biology and Director of the Ian C. Summerhayes, Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory: “Neural Tissue Engineering.”

Radiology Presenters: Sebastian Flacke, MD, PhD, professor at Tufts University Medical School and Chief of Interventional Radiology at Lahey Clinic: “Selective Interruption and Restoration of Blood Flow – Methods and Uses.”

Christoph Wald, MD, PhD, Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Radiology at Lahey Clinic: “Working With New Software Algorithms for Improved Imaging.”

Summary: Peter Madras, MD: “As MDG Members, How Do We Avail Ourselves of This Cooperative Effort?”

Link to event details: MDG Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 Forum begins 5:30pm.

Registration Fee: Members: $25 (prepaid), $35 at the door. Nonmembers: $35 (prepaid); $45 at the door. Register at Cutoff for preregistration is 8 PM the evening before the event.

Location: The main auditorium of the Lahey Clinic Hospital at Lahey Clinic, 41 Burlington Mall Road Burlington, MA 01805. Directions: Enter 41 Mall Road. Bear left and turn right into the Visitor Parking Garage. Follow signs for Main Entrance (4th Floor). Upon entering the building, take immediate left toward Coats and Chapel. Walk a short distance to the Alumni Auditorium and Conference Room. See event link for complete directions: Contact:

About The Medical Development Group
Medical Development Group ( is virtually headquartered in Massachusetts and serves the entire New England region. The Medical Development Group (MDG) is a community of individuals professionally committed to the Medical Device and other Medical Technology Industry segments united by the belief that innovation and advances in technology lead to substantial improvements in health care.

About Lahey Clinic
Lahey Clinic Hospital is a 327-bed teaching hospital affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine. In addition to world-class clinical expertise, Lahey has R&D capability extending from the animal lab through clinical trials. Affiliation with the medical school brings sophistication in clinical trial design, conduct and oversight, and relationship with the School of Veterinary Medicine brings unusual depth in survival studies in virtually any species.
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