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From Idea to Product - A 4-part Course for Physicians

A 4-part Online Course for Physicians, over 4 weeks. Working on the frontlines of patient care, many of us get ideas for a product that can solve a problem. How does one make this idea into a product?

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From Idea to Product - A 4-part Course for Physicians
From Idea to Product - A 4-part Course for Physicians

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Aug 05, 2020, 4:30 PM – Aug 26, 2020, 6:00 PM

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Wednesday, Aug 5th, 2020 - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)

Wednesday, Aug 12th, 2020 - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)

Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2020 - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)

Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2020 - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)


This Online Course provides clinicians with clear, structured introductions to key topics in medical product innovation. Each session features a short, highly relevant lecture by a design expert, paired with an engaging discussion with a physician entrepreneur on how the topic affected their own journey. Each event will end with an attendee Q&A session and take-away resources for further exploration. Whether you are evaluating new products for your patients, asked to advise on products under development, or considering inventing and developing an idea of your own, this series will introduce you to the many challenges and resources such inventions entail. 

Week       Topic                                     Key Question

Aug 5th - Finding Opportunities - What problem am I actually trying to Solve?

Aug 12th - Finding, Building & Testing Solutions - What is my solution to the problem, and how do I know it will work?

Aug 19th - Quality & Regulatory - What regulations and industry standards impact my solution?

Aug 26th - Development & Production - How do I make 1, 100 or 1 million of my solution?


Dr. Kate Stephenson is an engineer, researcher, public speaker, and writer with over 20 years and 60+ products of technical experience. Her consulting firm, Dyad Engineering, focuses on technical and educational strategies for implementing disruptive technologies. Her clients include startups, investment firms, academic institutions, and Fortune 100 companies. Kate has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and has developed and taught multiple classes and workshops in new product innovation. She is particularly passionate about the ways new technologies have allowed for innovation in under-served populations, primarily by disrupting the resources necessary to bring such products to the market. 


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