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Upcoming Events

A Life of Innovation (Lunch & Learn)

Thursday, September 28, 12 -1:30 pm

Please join us for an opportunity to meet and learn from Hira V. Thapliyal, one of the most important innovators in interventional cardiology. Humble, funny, and wildly accomplished, Hira came to the US for his education, then got his introduction to medical devices working at Corning Glassworks. His path led to California and then to John Simpson, MD and Paul Yock, MD, where he worked on DVI’s atherectomy device and co-founded CVIS,. He also co-founded ArthroCare, which patented Coblation, a pioneering technique using RF energy in joint surgery and other applications.

Email Fogarty Education to inquire about attendance.


25th Annual Thomas J. Fogarty, MD Lecture

Friday, September 29, 5 – 7:00 pm

For 25 years, the Fogarty Lecture series has inspired us with the stories of healthcare visionaries whose inventions and leadership have transformed patient care. In this milestone event, surgeon-innovator Carla Pugh will explore the historical context of the lectureship, and founder Tom Krummel will highlight the most influential ideas surfaced on this stage and the ethos of collaboration in Silicon Valley that helped them flourish.

We’ll also hear about some of the biggest ideas shaping the path ahead from Josh Makower, Director of Stanford Biodesign, and Andrew Cleeland, CEO of Fogarty Innovation.  Reception follows the lecture.



Intellectual Property Workshop

Thursday, October 19, 1:00 pm – 5:30pm

Join us for a half-day workshop on building your IP portfolio through preclinical and clinical development, featuring real world case studies and best practices to protect yourself. Speakers and panelists include:

  • Denise Zarins and Peggy McLaughlin, FI
  • Eb Bright, Exploramed
  • Michi Garrison, Consultant
  • Aris Gregorian, SLW
  • Alex Key, WSGR
  • Bill Revelos, Insight Legal Services
  • Anne Rubin, Perceive Biotherapeutics
  • Peter Socarras, Nevro

Email Fogarty Education to inquire about attendance. Cocktail reception follows the workshop.


TCT MedTech Innovation Forum

Moscone Center, San Francisco 

Monday, October 23, 8am – 5:30 pm

Building on last year’s successful inaugural TCT MedTech Innovation Forum, the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Fogarty Innovation are joining forces again to convene a global assembly of key stakeholders involved in medtech innovation. The forum will feature three dynamic session tracks: Global Market Dynamics, Hot Topics in MedTech Innovation, and FDA University for Startups, with digital health woven throughout.





Medtech Trailblazers Podcasts


Storytelling for Innovators 

Storytelling for Innovators 

Educational events at Fogarty Innovation usually start with two ingredients: a topic of high value to healthcare entrepreneurs and a subject matter expert who is willing to share an hour of their time and expertise. Add some tasty sandwiches and voilà – a Fogarty...

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Entrepreneurship Programs

Two New Feathers in Fogarty’s “CAP”

Two New Feathers in Fogarty’s “CAP”

Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the medtech industry, and Fogarty supports them through a number of initiatives, including its Company Accelerator Program (CAP). This program for early-stage companies uses a comprehensive, cross-functional approach...

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