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Interview with: Edward G. Chekan, Medical Director, Worldwide Medical Education, Johnson & Johnson Global Surgery Group, a speaker at the marcus evans Medical Device Manufacturing Summit Fall 2013 and the Medical Device R&D Summit Fall 2013, on how device

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Interview with: Edward G. Chekan, Medical Director, Worldwide Medical Education, Johnson & Johnson Global Surgery Group, a speaker at the marcus evans Medical Device Manufacturing Summit Fall 2013 and the Medical Device R&D Summit Fall 2013, on how device manufacturers and those delivering patient care must collaborate

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Interview with: Edward G. Chekan, Medical Director, Worldwide Medical Education, Johnson & Johnson Global Surgery Group, a speaker at the marcus evans Medical Device Manufacturing Summit Fall 2013 and the Medical Device R&D Summit Fall 2013, on how device

  1. 1. Bridging the Knowledge Gap between Medical Device Manufacturers and Healthcare Practitioners and this gap has not been formally addressed by the medical educational system. Medical device manufacturers can help to fill this void by leveraging their understanding of the design and manufacturing of a specific device. What will fill this gap? Training and educational programs? Interview with: Edward G. Chekan, Medical Director, Worldwide Medical Education, Johnson & Johnson Global Surgery Group There is an educational gap in surgeons’ knowledge of how medical devices interact with tissues, says Edward G. Chekan, Medical Director, Medical Education, Ethicon, Inc. a Johnson & Johnson Company. “This gap must be formally addressed, through collaboration between medical device manufacturers and those delivering healthcare. Collaboration between physicians and industry along the length of the product development pathway from clinical problem identification through training on the safe and effective use of the device helps lead to improvement in patient outcomes,” he explains. Edward G. Chekan is a speaker at the marcus evans Medical Device Manufacturing Summit Fall 2013 and the Medical Device R&D Summit Fall 2013, in Palm Beach, Florida, November 18-19. What knowledge gap exists in surgical training today? How did it come about? There is an educational gap in the knowledge base of surgeons regarding their understanding of how modern medical devices interact with tissues Educational programs that are created and delivered by collaboration between m e d ic a l d e v i c e c o m p an i e s a nd physicians or academic organizations will most effectively fill this void. The most current and relevant information about the design and use of a new medical device comes from the manufacturer. Manufacturers should consider the strategy for “educational program design” around a new device currently with a “product development design”. of how devices What will this lead to? What commercial benefits would this collaboration result in? and tissues More collaboration leads to better patient outcomes. Better patient outcomes can be realized if end users merely learn how to most safely and effectively use the devices that they already have. The more patients that are benefited by the device, the better off the patient, the surgeon and manufacturer. More collaboration also leads to the development of new products that will fix the problem that needs to be fixed. Any final thoughts? When a design engineer is asked to design a new product, they should ask themselves these questions before diving into design solutions: What clinical problem will this new device solve? Do patients need this problem to be solved? How are we going to educate the end user on the safe and effective use of this product? The fundamental understanding interact will lead to better patient outcomes
  2. 2. For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com or visit The marcus group evans delivers Summits the event websites below: peer-to-peer information on strategic matters, Medical Device Manufacturing Summit Fall 2013: professional www.medicalmanufacturingsummit.com trends and breakthrough innovations. Medical Device R&D Summit Fall 2013: www.medicalrdsummit.com Please note that the Summit is a closed number business of event participants and the strictly limited. Contact Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits Division Tel: Email: + 357 22 849 313 press@marcusevanscy.com For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.com About marcus evans Summits marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtables and one-on-one business meetings. For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.com To view the web version of this interview, please click here: www.medical-summits.com/EdwardG-Chekan

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