Scholars in Medical Innovation
Nov 17, 4:00 PM – Dec 17, 7:00 PM
innovationmedicine.org
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ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

Creating Novel Ideas in Health Care

Although there has been significant and large production of medical evidence in the past two decades, only a small fraction of research evidence has genuinely translated into viable products to the public. Also, clinicians often have great ideas to improve outcomes in healthcare, but their ideas never get tested. This program aims to address these critical gaps as to inspire participants to consider this challenging but rewarding pathway to becoming an entrepreneur in healthcare. This program will introduce the process of translation from academic research to treatments and products that may go to the market. In this process, we will discuss the main principles that include rigorous scientific testing, leading to business model strategies. The goal of this program is to inspire participants to optimize their ideas and projects, providing a framework that participants can use to design a blueprint to test and turn their ideas into products in healthcare. The program will promote active discussions between researchers, academic societies, industry partners, investors, and regulatory agencies to enhance learning in this critical field.

During the program, participants will develop an idea and plans for testing and the initial business plan for that idea. At the end of the program, participants will pitch this idea to the program faculty and invited leading experts in the industry as a real potential idea to be commercialized. The ultimate goal of this program is to get participants to understand the pathway for commercializing science and high technology truly.

 

PROGRAM FACULTY

Besides the faculty involved in the creation of the program who have extensive experience in how to design robust clinical trials to validate an idea, this program will also have invited speakers with extensive industry experience in this area of innovation in health care.

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FELIPE FREGNI, MD, PHD, MPH, MED

Program co-founder and co-director

Prof, Fregni is a world-renowned scientist in the area of developing and testing novel medical devices to enhance neuroplasticity. He has more than 500 peer-reviewed published articles and currently is a Professor of PMR at Harvard Medical School and directs a large neuroscience laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. One of his aims is to inspire future scientists to develop novel treatments that are cost-effective in Medicine.

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TIAGO LAZZARETTI, MD, PHD, MSC

Program co-founder and co-director

Dr. Tiago Lazzaretti Fernandes is a Collaborative Professor and orthopedic surgeon at the Sports Medicine Division at the University of São Paulo Medical School. He co-coordinates the Regenerative Tissue Engineering Core at Sírio-Libanês Hospital and seeks to develop these new technologies for clinical practice. Dr. Lazzaretti has finished his post-doctorate program with a research fellowship from Harvard Medical School and did his doctorate with a fellowship from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He collaborates with Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital and is a site director of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - ECPE - Principles and Practice of Clinical Research Program (PPCR).

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MARCEL SIMIS, MD, MSC, PHD

Neuroscience Innovation Leader

Dr. Marcel Simis is a Neurologist and Neurophysiologist. As a neuroscientist, his research focus is on neuroplasticity and biomarkers. He works as a research collaborator at Spaulding Neuromodulation Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – Massachusetts General Hospital. Besides, he is the chief of the Neuromodulation laboratory at the Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Institute of the University of São Paulo. Part of his goal in innovation is to help researchers develop relevant knowledge and translational skills to clinical practice.

 

PROGRAM MAIN SCHEDULE

Main Module Content

TUTORIAL CLASS

Introduction and Planning of the Program

  1. Initial remarks

  2. Organization and educational goals of the program

  3. Why, What and How (Presentation of Innovative Process and Final Pitch).

MODULE 1 - SCIENCE OF INNOVATION

The Neuroscience of Innovation

1. Is a creative mind different than a non-creative one?

2. How to enhance creativity?

3. Motivational systems and innovation

4. Stress and innovation

5. How to train individuals to be innovators?

MODULE 2 - THE IDEA

Developing the Idea​

  1. The Source of Ideas: how to come up with great ideas

  2. Methods to Develop your Idea

  3. Design Thinking  / Sprint

  4. Identifying the Problem / Challenge

  5. Feasibility Analysis

  6. Who is the final client?

  7. Understanding Intellectual Property and Patent Process

MODULE 3 - RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Testing the Idea – the research component

  1. Translational Research - Laboratory 

    • Best practices

    • Proof of concept

    • Good Manufacturing Laboratory Practices

  2. Clinical Trial phases

  3. Finding a researcher partner or becoming a researcher-entrepreneur?

MODULE 4 - FUNDING YOUR IDEA

Basics of Developing a Business Plan: 

  1. Business Model

    • Business CANVAS

    • Market & Reimbursement 

    • Investors & Ventures

    • Industry partnership

  2. Getting Funded and Next Steps

  • Governmental Funding

  • Private Funding

  • Process and Product Development

  • Scale-up 

  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

MODULE 5 - BECOMING AN INNOVATOR

Becoming an Entrepreneur in Medicine: challenges and rewards 

  1. Analyzing Cases of Failures

  2. Analyzing Cases of Successes

  3. Transitioning from an Entrepreneur to a Business Manager: is this your goal?

  4. Becoming and Entrepeneur & Intelectual Property

MODULE 6 - FINAL PITCH

Final Pitch 

  1. Students will present the final project as the "final pitch"

  2. Closing remarks

 

DATES AND FORMAT

Dates

Live-online (for online participants) activities on Tuesdays (and one Thursday in the last week) from 4:00 PM to 7 PM Boston Time.


November 17th, 2020 to December 17th, 2020

Format

  • Blended format with online live classes on Tuesdays during the program and off-line collaborative activities.

  • Off-line collaborative activities: discussion forum and material reading and posting, group project development.

  • Live activities: invited keynote speaker to discuss the week topic with live participation during the class of & Innovation group project: Mentors will follow group projects during the six weeks. Participants will be divided into groups according to their background and expertise to ensure diverse groups.

Pitch

Groups of 4 to 6 participants will work on a project to develop a product or process related to health innovation that will be presented as a Final Pitch at the end of the course for invited specialists. The winner group will be awarded a prize that will be defined (mentorship, incubation, innovation hub…).


Mentors 

Mentors will guide teams for product / process development according to design strategies for the final Pitch presentation

Group Meeting
 

TUITION FEE AND APPLICATION

R$ 600.00 (BRAZILIAN REAIS)

Main Program Tuition

Tuition for registration after Sept 15, 2020

 

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