IDSA Medical Design Conference 2016: From Volume to Value

The design industry and the frontlines of the medical field are teaming up to deliver improved healthcare value. 

Join us Nov. 11–12, 2016 at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center’s Mission Bay Conference Center for the IDSA Medical Design Conference 2016: From Volume to Value. 

Significant challenges face both the design and medical fields as they work to address needed improvements in healthcare value. Improving quality of care while lowering costs seems contradictory and to date has been unattainable. Tackling this challenge will require new models of collaboration across the design and healthcare fields. This groundbreaking conference, co-hosted by IDSA and UCSF’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, is your chance to learn firsthand about such models and create new collaborations of your own!

See the complete schedule and industry-leading speakers!

Held on the frontlines of healthcare at UCSF, a national leader in health tech innovation, this unique event brings together designers, health care providers, researchers and innovators to explore the development of transformative solutions through collaboration.

Valuable takeaways from the IDSA Medical Design Conference 2016 include:

  • An understanding of challenges unique to designing in healthcare and how they can be addressed.
  • Insights on the need for collaboration between the design and healthcare fields, including concerns and successful models.
  • Exposure to new perspectives and actionable methodologies for innovation in healthcare.
  • New network connections with potential collaborators from healthcare, design, innovation and related fields from the San Francisco Bay Area and wider professions.

Follow the journey to the third annual IDSA Medical Conference with #IDSAMedical @IDSA on Twitter; Industrial Designers Society of America on Facebook and LinkedIn; and @IDSAdesign on Instagram.

Bill Evans, IDSA
Co-Chair, IDSA Medical Design Conference 2016
Senior Vice President of Innovation, Bridge Design, a Ximedica company

Aenor Sawyer, MD, MS, UCSF
Co-Chair, IDSA Medical Design Conference 2016
Director UCSF Skeletal Health Service
Chair, Health Innovation & Technology in Ortho
UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


Thank you to our conference co-host 

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"There's no better place to meet thought leaders," declares Bryce Rutter, PhD, IDSA, of Metaphase Design Group as he weighs on in on WHY you should attend theIndustrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)'s third annual Medical Design Conference (@IDSA #IDSAMedical), set for Nov. 11-12, 2016 at University of California-San Francisco, Mission Bay. Watch this video and hear more—then, check out the sensational lineup of speakerssessions and panels and register at