Medical devices are essential to the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, and treatment of disease. While WHO estimates that in some health systems up to 80% of the medical equipment is either financed or donated by external parties, they still remain an under appreciated and neglected part of healthcare systems.  Addressing this challenge requires United States based donors, medical surplus recovery organizations, medical mission trip participants and sponsors to be in-sync with the worldwide effort to improve medical device donations. The 2017 Medical Device Summit focused on building strategies for improving transfers of donated health technologies by strengthening existing medical surplus recovery and distribution systems.  The program included collaborative learning, problem solving and solution building activities designed to equip the participants to provide appropriate medical devices to healers in low resource settings.

MSA Medical Device Summit Program

2017 Summit Speakers

  • Susan M. Huber, Senior Vice President, Global Mission, Governance and Sponsor Relations for Ascension Health, St. Louis, MO
  • Rachel M. Taylor, Director Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety Senior Program Officer, Board on Global Health, Health and Medicine Division, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Conor Shapiro, President/CEO at St. Boniface Haiti Foundation, Newton Upper Falls, MA
  • Audra Poe, Director, TriMedx Foundation, Indianapolis, IN
  • Moses M. Baryoh, BioMedical Engineering Technology Mission Specialist at TriMedx Foundation, Indianapolis, IN
  • Georgia Winson, President and Executive Director, Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, Springfield, IL
  • Ratish Kumar, Biomedical Engineering Supervisor, Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, Springfield, IL
  • Michael Seo, ReaMedica founder, New York, NY
  • Dean Hodgskiss, Biomedical Engineer and founder,, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sarah R. Boal, Director of Medical Missions & Organizational Initiative, Brothers Brother Foundation Presentation, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Gregg O’Ryon, Senior Vice President, Program Development, VisionLink Inc. and former Vice President, Program Development, Disaster Services, American Red Cross, Boulder, CO
  • Bryan Castro, Sr. Manager, Neurovascular Services, Stryker Performance Solutions
  • Shabab Gruberg, CEO & Co-Founder, Humanitarian Exchange International

Friday Quick Pick Webinars

    We know you are busy.  It’s difficult to find time for professional development and networking.  So we’ve designed a series of lunchtime webinars designed to nourish your spirit and feed your curiosity.  The 60-minute webinar format includes informative presentations, lively discussion and unique networking opportunities as we explore medical surplus recovery issues, challenges and opportunities.  Quick Pick Webinar registration is limited to 10 participants.
      • July 28th 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST /MSA Member and Stakeholder Only Event. 
      • October 27th 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST / What is the MedSurplus Alliance Accreditation Program?  The MedSurplus Alliance stakeholders believe that to make measurable progress we must commit to meet the MSA Code of Conduct standards and also demonstrate adherence through an objective accreditation program. This webinar will review existing medical product donation standards, the development of the MSA Code of Conduct,   MSA Accreditation Program overview and the current accreditation program process. (QuickPick Webinar)
      • November 18th 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST / How to Choose an MSRO Partner – This webinar will share guidelines, tools and strategies that hospitals and product donors can use to identify, evaluate and choose qualified MSRO partners. (QuickPick Webinar)
      • December – No Events Scheduled