“Innovate, Invent, Disrupt: The Importance of Medical Technology in Transforming Healthcare for the Future”

The campus community is invited to join the Department of Biomedical Engineering for its 50th anniversary celebration at the Ford Distinguished Lecture Thursday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom.

Omar Ishrak, chairman and CEO of Medtronic, will present “Innovate, Invent, Disrupt: The Importance of Medical Technology in Transforming Healthcare for the Future.”

Register for the event.

Immediately following the lecture, there will be a panel discussion titled “Public Health and Private Hospitals: Better Together?”

Panelists will be:

  • Toby Cosgrove, former CEO of the Cleveland Clinic;
  • Greg Moody, director of the Office of Health Transformation for the State of Ohio; and
  • Glen P. Mays, professor in services and systems research at the University of Kentucky.

Those who plan to stay for the panel discussion should purchase tickets online.

About the speaker

Ishrak has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic since June 2011. Medtronic is the world’s leading medical technology company, with $30 billion in annual revenue, and operations reaching more than 150 countries worldwide.

Medtronic offers technologies and solutions to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including cardiac and vascular diseases, respiratory, neurological and spinal conditions, diabetes, and more.

The Medtronic mission is to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life for millions of people around the world.