AUA Innovation Nexus Program Agenda

7:00 - 8:00 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks Steven A. Kaplan, MD, FACS
Professor of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
8:15 - 9:15 AM The Importance of an AUA Incubator

Moderator: Jim Robinson
CEO, Urovant Sciences

John Flavin, MBA
Founder & CEO, Portal Innovations; Co-Founder, Matter

Patrick Flavin, JD
President, Portal Innovations; Co-Founder, Matter

Brian Friedman, JD, MBA
Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, William Blair

9:15 - 9:45 AM Urology: Defining the Top of the Funnel

Moderator: John McConnell, MD
CEO Emeritus & Professor of Urology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Neil Fleshner, MD, MPH, FRCSC
Chair & Professor, Division of Urology, University of Toronto

Derick Maggard, MS
Executive Director, Apex Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurs, Virginia Tech University

9:45 - 10:15 AM Networking Break
10:15 - 10:45 AM Investing in Urologic Discovery

Michael Ragan
Executive Director, Healthcare Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Taking Ideas to Reality

Moderator: Susan Stimson
President & CEO, Zenflow, Inc.

Arie S. Belldegrun, MD
Professor & Director, UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology

Theodore Lamson, PhD
Co-Founder, Neotract; Co-Inventor, UroLift

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Lunch and Networking

My Prostate Cancer Journey and How Wall Street Financed Innovations That Saved My Life 

Speaker: Charlie Gasparino
Senior Correspondent, Fox Business Network

1:30 - 3:00 PM Reverse Pitches Moderator: Jennie Xue
Managing Director, Guggenheim Securities, LLC
3:00 - 3:30 PM Networking Break
3:30 - 4:45 PM Showcases

Moderator: Charlie Gasparino
Senior Correspondent, Fox Business Network

Amarpreet S. Sawhney, PhD
General Partner, Incept, LLC

Kevin Slawin, MD
Founder & Managing Partner, Rapha Capital Management, LLC

Jennie Xue
Managing Director, Guggenheim Securities, LLC

4:45 - 5:15 PM Lessons Learned: My Successes and Failures

Moderator: Mitch Steiner, MD, FACS
Chairman, CEO & President, Veru

5:15 - 5:30 PM Closing Remarks Steven A. Kaplan, MD, FACS
5:30 - 6:30 PM Networking Reception

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