iStock_000024964413Large-1024x768-1The 7th Annual Emerging Medical Technology Symposium kicks off Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

The conference features a luncheon keynote address by Rick Hawkins, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lumos Pharma, based in Austin. He will talk about the sea change taking place in the pharmaceutical industry.

Afternoon sessions include one on the three pillars of a successful startup with successful entrepreneurs. And another on trends in the medical technology industry with five minute talks on a variety of topics including 3D Printing, Venture for America, Wearable Devices and Social Media Regulation.

The symposium also features the third annual fast pitch competition. Eight companies will present before a panel of judges and the winner will receive a $1,000 check from the Targeted Technology Fund and other perks. Last year, ENTvantage Diagnostics of Austin won the competition.

The companies include Perseus Holdings USA< MobileStemCare, Inner Ally, Microdermis, Lumedica, Bluegrass Vascular Technologies, Pryor Medical and Aerin Medical. The Emerging Medical Technology Symposium takes place a day before InnoTech’s annual technology conference in San Antonio. The event cost $54 and includes lunch. Registration is required.

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