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Connecting the Mobilized Medical Device Ecosystem

5 November 2019 Cleveland, OH

With the influx of breakthrough technologies in the form of medical IoTs/Wearables, 5G, distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) and other critical network platforms, the reality of a truly connected yet mobile medical device system can be realized. The workshop features cases studies, technology developments, and latest research on what is needed to realize the reality of a connected medical device system.

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

8:00 – 18:00

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

Looking Ahead

The IEEE-SA Global Wireless Platform Development Lab (PDL) will officially launch in 2020 by connecting six wireless test beds in Europe, North America, and India who are each addressing the issues of connecting one area of the hospital system (ie. emergency room, etc). The IEEE-SA PDL will become a virtual testing, training and validation lab to establish global technical and data standards for medical IoTs/wearables to ensure a secure, connected and uninterrupted PPAN (Personal Patient Area Network) experience and continue to support the future work of technologists and clinicians. Your participation in this workshop gives you first right access to learn and express interest in participating in the lab.

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Who Should Attend?

YOU, if you are in any of the following areas:

  • Clinical Trials Design & Operations
  • Clinical/Medical Professional
  • Health Insurance Payment
  • Health Wearable Start-Up
  • Hospital/Health System – Innovation and Data Project Leads
  • Medical Device Manufacturers – product design or engineering
  • Medical Device Software – design or engineering
  • Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) product design or engineering
  • Sensor Development
  • Communications Network Engineering
  • Blockchain/DLT Technologists: Blockchain/DLTs
  • Government/Regulatory
  • Research: Academia or Industry
  • Other: Enthusiast not mentioned in this list


This program continues to be in development speaker additions and potential session title and time changes. Visit the page regularly for agenda updates.
Each session will feature up to 10 mins of audience Q&A – included in the total session time.

TimeSession Name
8:00 AM – 8:30 AMRegistration Check-in and Breakfast
8:30 AM – 8:45 AMOfficial Opening Remarks

Understanding The IEEE-SA Global Wireless Platform Development Bed

Gerard Hayes (IEEE-SA)
Director, Wireless Research Center (WRC)
Chair, of IEEE Connectivity Harmonization of the Digital Citizen Industry Connections Program
8:45 AM – 9:25 AMMacro Perspective: Government, Tech and Industry Collaborating to Make Real a Connected Mobile Medical Device System

Speaker Announced Soon
9:25 AM – 10:05 AMThe Connected Patient: Challenges and Opportunities with Multi-Site, Multimodal Data Using Telemedicine

Speaker Announced Soon
10:05 AM – 10:45 AMThe Decentralized Connected Medical Device System

Susan Ramonat, CEO, Spiritus Partners
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM Technical Standard Review:
Clinical (IoT) Data and Device Interoperability with TIPPSS - Trust, Identity, Privacy, Protection, Safety, Security

Florence DiStefano Hudson
IEEE P2733™ Standards Working Group Chair
11:15 AM – 12:15 PMSensor Talk Panel:
Challenges with Sensors Interoperating with Traditional Medical Devices

Moderators and Panelists Announced Soon
1:15 PM – 1:55 PMBreaking Down the Data and Outcomes of the Connected Medical Device System

Speaker Announced Soon
1:55 PM – 2:35 PMThe Next Generation Medical Device Connection Architecture – The Impetus for Future Device Systems

Speaker Announced Soon
2:35 PM – 3:35 PMMedical Device Talk Panel
Taking traditional medical devices remote with sensors. Challenges and opportunities.

Moderators and Panelists Announced Soon
3:35 PM – 5:00 PMOutcomes Industry Report Roundtables
Three roundtable groups will collaborate on providing opportunities and challenges with the connected device system from the following perspective:

1. Technical Interoperability
2. Regulatory Compliance
3. Patient Adherence & Use
5:00 PM – 5:15 PMReport out from Roundtable Findings – presented by Roundtable Leaders
5:15 PM – 6:00 PMNetworking Reception and Tour of Great Lake Science Center

Speakers: Subject Matter Experts

We are currently accepting speaker submission and tech presentations through 15 September 2019. If you are interested write to for more details.

Confirmed speakers’ bios and photos will be posted here soon.


Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Parking and map directions

Attendee Registration Fee Schedule

Registration fee includes the following:

  • One full day of learning, networking and contributing towards solutions
  • Breakfast, lunch, and reception
  • Discount credit of $50 towards a one-year membership in the IEEE-SA Global Wireless Platform Development Lab
  • Opportunity to contribute to the workshop’s industry outcomes report
Early Savings Fee
Before 11 Oct 2019
Standard Fee
After 11 Oct 2019
Non-IEEE Member$199$299
IEEE Member
10% discount code is provided to IEEE members and must be used at time of registration.

Underwriting Opportunities

Supporting the communities who want to openly collaborate and build consensus for solutions that will enable commercialization of new ideas and technologies benefits all industry stakeholders. Supporting this Workshop directly contributes to the development of technical and data standard activities, industry whitepapers, and global education on the adoption of published standards. Opportunities start at $1,250. See PDF for full details.


For questions on current and future workshop programs, technical standards activities and/or the overall WAMIII initiative, please write to:

Maria Palombini
Director of Communities and Opportunities Development, Life Science Practice

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