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Medical Technology and its Impact on Women’s Health

  • 16 Apr 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
  • Startup Hall, Co-Motion, University of Washington, 1100 NE Campus Parkway, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98195


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As medical technology continues to evolve with the expanding use of 3D printers, AR and VR, how will this impact the assessment and treatment of women’s health? We will look at how the uses of technology will change the delivery of clinical assessment/treatments and the associated challenges. From the creation of single use devices personalized for patients, to the ability to download and analyze patient MRIs using AR we are seeing a revolution in the application of technology. How do we make use of the technologies available today to develop the tools to treat the medical needs of women?

We will also address the cultural issues affecting medical treatment for women. How do we overcome public perceptions/concerns about delivering emergency care such as CPR and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in an era of heightened sensitivity? It’s about technology, it’s about culture and changing the dynamics of delivering medical care.

*** Light Appetizers and Beverages ***

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About the Speakers

Ryan James

Ryan James is Co-Founder and CTO of Pyrus, a medical technology company focused on simplifying the delivery of cardiac rhythm care, and a PhD candidate in Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Washington. His research focuses on understanding how virtual and mixed reality can improve medical practices. He has special interests in human computer interaction, full stack software architecture, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and cardiac catheterization procedures. He received a B.S. in computer science from University of Michigan before working as a full stack developer for Microsoft for four years, where he learned the fundamentals of software design and development.

Paul Kostek

Paul Kostek is Senior Systems Engineer with Base 2 Solutions a Bellevue based consulting firm. Prior to joining Base 2 he was the Technology Project Manager for the Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technologies (CREST) at the University of Washington. CREST is part of the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine and develops virtual and physical training systems for medical training and patient education.

Paul works in the aerospace and medical industries and is Adjunct Faculty in the ECE Department at Seattle University.

He is Past President of IEEE-USA(1999), Past President of the IEEE Aerospace & Electronics Systems Society (2000-01) and Chaired the 2004 Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, the 2006 IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference and the 2011 and 2012 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference.

Paul received his BS from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

Sarah Ramsay

Sarah directs the technical team for the Circle Women’s Health Platform. Before joining Providence, Sarah spent nearly ten years at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, serving as director of IT Informatics and Operations Manager for Data Services Product Management. Sarah holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota, and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Smith College.

Jeremy Wolf

Jeremy Wolf is Senior Mechanical Engineer with the Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technologies (CREST) at the University of Washington. He has been involved with Additive Manufacturing since 2006 while designing and prototyping a wide array of products. He has worked extensively operating and maintaining 3DSystems and Stratasys 3D printers. As an Applications Engineer at Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, he was responsible for helping customers obtain the quality results they needed. This position required a strong knowledge base to offer customers solutions with the most appropriate technology for their application. Jeremy received his BS from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.


The Central Plaza Garage, on 15th Ave NE at NE Campus Parkway is the closest UW garage to Startup Hall. A daily parking fee is required.

There is also street parking (paid and/or time-limited) in the areas around the building.


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