If you are a big fan of 3D printing, in particular its applications in the healthcare sector, then this is a conference you simply cannot miss. I met Dr. Jenny Chen, the founder and CEO of 3DHEALS, 3 years ago and I can still remember the resonating energy and vibe I got from her very first 3DHEALS event in downtown San Francisco. “What an amazing woman,” I thought, and “what a great initiative to have for this ecosystem!”
In April 2017, Jenny organized the first ever 3DHEALS Global Conference and to date, it is the largest 3D printing for healthcare conference in the world. With her relentless effort and amazing team, Jenny was able to gather healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, developers, designers, regulatory experts, and investors all in one place. It was a huge success and I have no doubt that the 2018 conference will be another great one.
Why should I attend?
1. Great talks by great speakers
Last year’s panel of speakers blew me away and this year, I am not expecting any less. My personal favorite was hearing the founder of Organovo, Keith Murphy, share his insights and lessons learned from bioprinting. We were also very honored to have Professor Ali Khademhoesseini, previously from Harvard Medical School and now at UCLA, to share his latest research breakthroughs in bioprinting. Many attendees were so inspired by this conference that they could not wait to attend the next one.
2. Startup pitch competition
Investors, entrepreneurs and healthcare technology aficionados simply must not miss the 3DHEALS startup pitch event. This conference attracts the largest group in healthcare 3D printing and bioprinting, and with its proximity to Silicon Valley, you can expect to find the most influential and experienced panel of investors giving startups direct feedback and insights on the best strategies moving forward.
3. The non-profit gala
How much value are we bringing to this world if we cannot make this amazing technology available to everyone? The 3DHEALS team believes that this conference can also make a meaningful social impact and will be organizing a fundraising event for 2 non-profits in the healthcare 3D printing space, as they did last year. The non-profits being featured this year are Victoria Hand Project and Limbforge. The fundraising event will be held on Friday April 20th at Bespoke San Francisco.
4. Workshops: a place for all to learn
One of the great things about this conference is that there are plenty of opportunities for you to learn. The first day, Friday April 20th, is dedicated to workshops where everyone can learn new tools and techniques that are healthcare 3D printing-related, from digital dentistry to bioprinting. Of course, SE3D will be hosting the bioprinting workshop, which is free for all attendees. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please register with us here and don’t forgot to also register at the 3DHeals conference website.
Last but not least, there will of course be plenty of opportunities to network with one another during lunches and breaks between the talks. Don’t forget the evening reception on Saturday night, April 21st - join the tribe at the 3DHEALS Conference with us!