We are pleased to announce that Bill Evans, IDSA, SVP of Innovation at Bridge Design, a Ximedica company, haas been selected to chair the 2016 Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)’s Medical Design Conference. In addition to bringing on a new chair, the conference will move from its previous location on the East Coast to the West Coast this year. An announcement is pending on the official theme of the conference, which will focus on the practice and current methodologies in the design and development of medical technologies.
Says Evans, “It is an exciting time to be a designer in healthcare. Our profession has a pivotal role—using design to help improve outcomes in a more cost effective way made possible by the digital revolution sweeping through our industry. This year’s conference will take up one of the most pertinent conversations today, in one of the most dynamic innovation hubs in the United States—the creation of meaningful value to truly transform the healthcare system.” He adds, “Recognizing that no one entity—patient, provider, payer or innovator—can address the complete value loop, this conference will draw representatives from the entire ecosystem to foster relevant dialogue and shared learnings.”
Says IDSA Executive Director Daniel Martinage, CAE, “Advancing the Medical Design Conference to the West Coast will enable this premier event to reach an even wider audience. We are confident our partnership with Bill Evans and the top-notch Bridge/Ximedica team will result in a best-in-class event.” The conference is expected to draw hundreds of designers, medical professionals and other experts in related fields to keynote sessions, panels and hands-on workshops in Fall 2016. Attendees will network,exchange ideas and engage in thought-provoking—often one-on-one—conversations in a dynamic environment.
About Bridge Design, a Ximedica company
For more than two decades, Bridge Design has focused on the medical and life sciences arena winning numerous awards for product and interface design. In 2015 Bridge joined forces with Ximedica to create a full service ISO13485 certified and FDA Registered MedTech development firm with over 200 practitioners in 4 locations.
Founded in 1965, the nonprofit, Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is one of the oldest and largest membership organizations for industrial design professionals. IDSA has thousands of members in dozens of Student Chapters, Professional Chapters and Special Interest Sections in the United States and internationally. IDSA sponsors the annual International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA), the world’s most prestigious and rigorous design competition. The Society hosts an annual International Design Conference; five District Design Conferences; and a Medical Design Conference. INNOVATION is IDSA’s flagship publication. The Society’s mission is education, information, community and advocacy.