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Medtech Innovators to Showcase Devices at 4th Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium in Washington, DC

September 08, 2016

Washington, DC – Medtech innovators from across the country will showcase their pediatric medical devices to an audience of investors, children’s hospital executives, medical device companies and policy makers in Washington, DC on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at the fourth annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System. Innovators interested in participating in the symposium and securing a booth can register here.

 “This year, we are providing an opportunity for early stage companies and research labs to exhibit their pediatric device and solution in front of our symposium’s influential audience,” said Kolaleh Eskandanian, PhD, Executive Director of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. “By inviting Medtech innovators to attend and showcase their devices, we hope to set the stage for creating a network of companies and research labs interested in developing medical devices for children, and to foster partnerships and collaborations.”

As part of this year’s theme, “Helping Kids and the Economy Grow Stronger Through Innovation,” Brian Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development for the District of Columbia, will deliver the keynote address, touching on Washington, DC’s vision for technology and innovation. By providing infrastructure to advance the MedTech sector, local economic development groups can play an instrumental role in supporting investment, innovation, and patient access.

For the symposium agenda, registration, and to reserve a booth space for the Medtech innovation showcase, visit www.pediatric-surgery-symposium.org.

Contact: Hani Ukayli at 202-476-4500


About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn intensive care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.

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