48th Annual Scientific Meeting
March 27-30, 2022

“Gynecologic Surgery Training: Lessons from the Past, Looking to the Future ”

Course 3: Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Medical Professionals 
Sunday, March 27, 2022 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CT
Live and Virtual
Course Director
Paula Doyle, MD

Course Faculty: Jon I. Einarsson, MD, MPH, Douglas W. Miyazaki, MD, Peter L. Rosenblatt, MD, Anthony G. Visco, MD

Medical professionals spend years of training to perfect clinical skills, and through this process, innovation for new ideas, techniques, and devices are created. However, medical professionals often don’t know how to proceed with their invention or develop the entrepreneurial skills needed.

The pathway to innovation is unclear and filled with mistrust around intellectual property, suspicion of industry, and general anxiety of the process.

This course will be a safe and structured session to guide members through the innovation process. We will teach the general guidelines for patents in and outside of academic institutions. In addition, the session will include a discussion on commercialization options after the intellectual property has been established.

The primary objective of this course is to teach and guide members through the innovation process and to communicate basic business principles. In addition, the faculty will provide additional resources for future reference.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
1) Discuss various patent options
2) discover commercialization options for health care professionals with innovative ideas
3) explore financing opportunities for prototype development
4) discuss licensing options versus starting a company
5) review FDA classification for medical devices
6) review what colleagues have done to take an idea through the commercialization process.

Course Outline:

 8:00 am – 8:45 am                  Introduction – Paula J. Doyle, MD

8:45 am – 9:30 am                  Patents/IP - Peter L. Rosenblatt, MD

9:30 am – 10:15 am                Commercialization/Financing - Jon I. Einarsson, MD, MPH

10:15 am – 11:00 am              Bootstrapping/FDA - Anthony G. Visco, MD                                      

11:00 am – 12:00 pm              Panel Discussion – All Faculty