Bench to Community: Translating New Ideas Into Clinical Practice

Medical practitioners frequently identify clinical needs, new product ideas, and enhanced methodologies for improving diagnosis, treatment, and patient care. Physicians, surgeons, nurses, engineers, and others can benefit from learning about steps involved in translating their ideas and discoveries into clinical practice. Experienced industry and academic leaders will provide information on the development process, intellectual property, licensing and start-up options, and regulatory pathways.

This course introduces the multiple factors involved in translating new solutions for unmet needs into clinical practice reality. The session provides an overview of the process of innovation from need identification and solution concept creation, developmental steps, and regulatory influences for commercialization of a finished medical product. VCU medical, academic, and support staff and will receive introductions