Lahey Clinic and Medical Development Group to Hold Jointly-Sponsored September 19th Forum

Burlington, Mass.—September 13, 2012 – Lahey Clinic and The Medical Development Group announce a jointly sponsored forum on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 entitled “Clinical World Is the Critical Partner for New Products and Technology,” focusing on examples of recent cooperative relationships between Lahey’s Department of Urology, with support from Radiology, and local medical device companies. These examples illustrate how collaboration between local device companies and medical facilities benefit both by expediting research, sparing companies the capital costs of setting up their own labs, while simultaneously giving industry access to the clinical expertise required for the entire process of device development, from feasibility through FDA approval.

Moderator: Peter N. Madras, MD had a 30-year career as a transplant and vascular surgeon and associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School before being invited to join the Urology Department at Lahey Clinic eight years ago.
Urology Presenters: John A. Libertino, MD, chairman of the Department of Urology at Lahey Clinic, and professor of Surgery at Tufts University Medical School: “Principles Underlying Successful Industrial-Clinical Relationships.”
Kimberly M. Rieger-Christ, PhD, director of Cancer Biology and director of the Ian C. Summerhayes, PhD Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory: “Neural Tissue Engineering.”
Radiology Presenters: Sebastian Flacke, MD, PhD, professor at Tufts University Medical School and chief of Interventional Radiology at Lahey: “Selective Interruption and Restoration of Blood Flow – Methods and Uses.”
Christoph Wald, MD, PhD, executive vice chair of the Department of Radiology at Lahey: “Working with New Software Algorithms for Improved Imaging.”
Summary: Peter Madras, MD: “As MDG Members, How Do We Avail Ourselves of This Cooperative Effort?”
Event details: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Forum begins 5:30 pm.
Registration Fee: Non-Lahey: Members: $25 (prepaid), $35 at the door. Nonmembers: $35 (prepaid); $45 at the door. Register at Free for Lahey colleagues (Colleagues should visit http://MassNet/MDGForum to register. This registration form is for colleagues only). Cutoff for preregistration is 8 pm the evening before the event.
Location: The main auditorium of Lahey Clinic is at 41 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805. Directions: Enter 41 Mall Road. Bear left and turn right into the Visitor Parking Garage. Follow signs for Main Entrance. Upon entering the building, take immediate left toward Coats and Chapel. Walk a short distance to the Alumni Auditorium and Conference Room. See event link for complete directions: Contact:

About Lahey Clinic
About Lahey Clinic
Lahey Clinic, a physician-led, nonprofit group practice, is world-renowned for innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment, and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the Clinic provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. Lahey Clinic nurses also earned Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a recognition only achieved by five percent of American hospitals. For more information please visit our website at

About The Medical Development Group
Medical Development Group ( is virtually headquartered in Massachusetts and serves the entire New England region. The Medical Development Group (MDG) is a community of individuals professionally committed to the Medical Device and other Medical Technology Industry segments united by the belief that innovation and advances in technology lead to substantial improvements in health care.