Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute
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Biomedical Innovation & Development Conference

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Short Course in Translation/Implementation of Biomedical Technology-February 21-22

The BioID (Biomedical Innovation and Development) Conference will be held February 21-22, 2013 at the Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA will include a short course in Translation/Implementation of Biomedical Technology.

This is a "how-to" course for inventors, surgeons, clinicians and entrepreneurs interested in learning essential steps in developing ideas for new and improved medical products and techniques. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will provide continuing medical education (CME) credits for clinical attendees.*

Topics covered will include:

  • Recognizing inventions
  • Identifying marketplace and patient care needs and translate to medical device improvements
  • Developing and documenting an idea
  • Invention steps – conception, reduction to practice and protection measures
  • Intellectual property research techniques
  • The patent application process
  • Product development and funding start-ups
  • Engineering process & prototype development    
  • Developing, refining and testing
  • Commercialization law – the basics
  • Invention disclosure, provisional patent filing, international Patent Convention Treaty application
  • Regulatory hurdles, A-to-Z
  • Recognize regulatory and reimbursement requirements, including device classes 510(k) pathway and CMS regulations and requirements
  • Relationships with industry partners and conflict of interest

Physicians frequently identify clinical needs, techniques and product ideas to aid in the surgical procedures they perform. This conference is for those individuals interested in learning how to take these ideas from conception to commercialization. A multidisciplinary faculty of subject matter experts has been assembled to provide up to date technical, legal and regulatory information that will instruct the participants in transforming an idea into a finished product.

The BioID Conference will be beneficial for all healthcare providers as they prepare for the upcoming regulatory, financial, intellectual property and operational changes to the medical device industry. New pre-market notification (510(k)) regulations are being put into place, new medical device taxes and new regulatory approval processes are being implemented - all in the coming year. This conference will allow members of the medical device community to face these changes with confidence and will encourage innovation and development.

The conference is hosted by the Translational Research Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Science (TRIBES) at Georgia Tech with support from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta ( and the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Research Institute (ACTSI). 

For more information, see the conference website at or contact Martha Willis at for sponsorship opportunities. For location information visit the Global Learning Center website at

* This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) through the joint sponsorship of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Tech Translational Research Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Science. 

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing education for physicians.

Children's designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.