The Medical Device and Regulatory Compliance Congress
Harvard University Campus
Paul Berger: “How Access to Medical Technology Improves Quality of Life,
From the Patient’s Perspective”
Stephanie Mensh: Moderator & Presenter, Reimbursement Track:
“Best Practices in Medicare Coverage, Coding, and Payment”
We've always wanted to study at HARVARD, and now we had the chance to learn and to TEACH there!
“Paul, I hope you have some idea of the respect I have for you. You are a real inspiration...I will look forward to reading [your book].”
-George M. Burditt, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLC
Stephanie moderated panels of experts, and shared her expertise in Medicare reimbursement policy as a co-chair of "The Medical Device Regulatory and Compliance Congress," sponsored by the Harvard Health Policy Review, Health Affairs, her former employer AdvaMed, and other leaders.
Paul was on a panel with another survivor during the general session on March 31, talking about “How Access To Medical Technology Improves Quality Of Life - From The Patient’s Perspective.” He shared sharing his story, and discussed:
- the parallel between recovery and bringing a product to market,
- how medical devices can help stroke survivors, and
- how to see the survivor as a customer.
PAUL: “This program gave me the chance to show that, despite my aphasia, I can be very cool and commanding. Since I was first up on the third morning of the program, and attendees were having their morning cup of coffee, I found a way to wake them up--accidentally:
The lecturn at Harvard was an old, solid wooden structure, with a hole drilled for the microphone. However, the mikes for the Congress' state-of-the-art video-CD recording system didn't fit through the hole, so the A.V.guys clipped them to the edge of the lecturn. When I opened my notebook to turn to my speech, I accidentally knocked the mikes off, causing a loud clatter and spine-piercing audio-feedback. I was a little nervous, but I didn’t show it. Instead, I smiled, let the A.V. guys fix the mikes, then delivered a fluent, memorable presentation to an attentive audience.”
For details on my presentation, please
"I did enjoy Paul's presentation very much." --Peter Grant, Ph.D., Partner, Davis, Wright, Tremaine, LLP.
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Classes were held in Harvard University's Annenberg Hall, Lowell Hall Science Center and the Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA, on March 29-31,
2006. For a complete schedule here.