UMASS Lowell M2D2 / Advancing Med Device & Biotech Innovations


Created especially for healthcare startups and medtech innovators: A half-day workshop packed with authoritative insights on leading-edge technologies, new best practices, business intelligence, and networking opportunities (with continental breakfast and light lunch included).


7:30-8:00 Coffee w/continental breakfast

8:00-8:15 Welcome & Introductions

8:15-9:15 Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence – Real World Healthcare Applications

  • Speakers: Kris Srinivasan, CEO, Life Sciences, Alpha MD & Edward Bukstel, CEO, Clinical Blockchain

9:15-9:45 Blockchain: What Startups need to succeed; What larger corporations like J&J can do to support their growth

  • Speaker: Kate Merton, Head of JLABS NYC & Boston — J&J Innovation

9:45-10:15 Healthcare Industry Update

  • Speaker: Ibraheem Badejo, Senior Director, New Ventures, J&J Innovation

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 Continuum of Medical Affairs in a Startup Company

  • Speakers: Dr. Peter Johnson & Dr. Gerald Klein, Co-Principals, MedSurgPl, LLC

11:00-11:30 Friction Points in Health Communications at Point of Care

  • Speaker: Richard Nordstrom, CEO, Liberate Ideas, Inc.

11:30-12:00 Lunch Break

12:00-12:45 Mock interview with Investors: One or more investors with successfully financed entrepreneur and startup pitch. How to deal with Investors.

  • Speakers: Steven Schwartz, Robert Bausmith

12:45-1:00 Q&A and Closing Remarks

MedSurgPI: Physician Functional Service Provider


     MedSurgPI is the preeminent Physician Functional Service Provider.  We provide medical strategy, medical monitoring, medical affairs, and medical writing from our experienced physician team of seasoned executives.  Our goal is to provide this outsourced service to increase efficiencies and decrease cost for drug, device, diagnostic, and nutritional development services.

     MedSurgPI doctors are flexible and can provide short term assistance or long term collaboration. 

     Whether you want a medical strategy, clinical trial guidance, medical monitor or an interim Chief Medical Officer, contact MedSurgPI, LLC at:

James D. Hundley, M.D. of MedSurgPI co-authors book: My Hip Hurts!

James D. Hundley, M.D., Physician Associate with MedSurgPI, LLC has co-authored a book My Hip Hurts!: Causes and Treatment of Hip Pain in Seniors.  Authors Dr. Hundley and Richard J. Nasca, M.D. are two orthopaedic surgeons with over 100 combined years of training and experience.  This is an exciting book as Drs. Hundley and Nasca describe conditions of the hip suffered by older people, what can be done for them, and what they would recommend.  Simple drawings and x-rays are used for illustration along with a glossary to help understand medical terms.

This book is available through Amazon at the following link:  My Hip Hurts!: Causes and Treatment of Hip Pain in Seniors 

AlphaMD and MedSurgPI have entered into a partnership to provide comprehensive Product Development and Commercialization with Medical Affairs Services to clients worldwide.

This service is a proprietary process to assist start-ups and established Life Science companies launch their drug, diagnostic and medical device products successfully from concept through launch and post-market surveillance. It encompasses proof-of-concept studies, clinical trial assistance, market research, product development, health economics and outcomes research services, a successful launch, data analytics and pharmacovigilance.