PDIF 5 / Annual Symposium

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm CT (2:00pm – 3:30pm ET) “Pediatric Surgical Device Development: Challenges and Future Directions

Each year the SWPDC hosts a symposium inviting all clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, and investors. Starting in 2021, The Pediatric Device Innovators Forum (PDIF) was introduced as a collaboration between the FDA and the five Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC).

PDIF is a recurring collaborative educational experience designed to connect and foster synergy among innovators across the technology development ecosystem who are interested in pediatric medical device development.

A brief SWPDC Annual Update will immediately follow PDIF 5.


Past Symposiums and Speakers

  • 2020: Dr. John Langell, President, N.E. Ohio Medical University. “Creating an Academic Ecosystem to Drive Innovation, Translation and Commercialization of Disruptive Health Care Solutions”
  • 2019: Rachel Rath
  • 2018: Eric Chen
  • 2017: Dr. Vasum Peiris
  • 2016: Sherry Farrugia
  • 2015: Dr. Peter Kim

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