2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Under My Thumb: Regulation and Healthcare Disruption

Monday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Room 201-202
110 E 2nd St

Some startups advance from dream to reality in a matter of months. In the heavily regulated life sciences industry, however, innovators and entrepreneurs face an uphill climb over hurdles that can be costly, uncertain, time-consuming, and in many cases terminal. This panel brings together diverse and sometimes opposing viewpoints--from a healthcare industry veteran, a former FDA regulator, and a healthcare venture investor--to explore why some healthcare ventures succeed where others fail.

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Benjamin Wallfisch at SXSW

Benjamin Wallfisch

Sr Assoc

Norton Rose Fulbright

Ben Wallfisch counsels life sciences companies and healthcare providers in connection with enforcement and regulatory matters, including conducting internal investigations and defending clients tar...

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Heather Rosecrans at SXSW

Heather Rosecrans

Exec VP of Medical Devices & Combination Products

Greenleaf Health LLC

Heather Rosecrans has more than 30 years of public health and medical device experience. She continues her commitment to public health by providing strategic consulting services and working with cl...

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James Eadie


Sante Ventures

James joined Santé Ventures in 2010. He focuses on medical device and health IT investing with particular focus on early stage technologies. He is on the boards of multiple companies including TVA ...

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Thomas Caven

VP Medical Affairs

Seton Healthcare Family

Dr Caven graduated summa cum laude from University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Plan II Honors Program. He completed his Medical Education at U.T. Medical School at San Antonio, where he was an A.O.A. ...

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