Past Events

Dec 10th 2015 MA Conference for Women

Thursday, 12/10/2015
Time:From 7:30AM - 5:00 PM
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02451
Contact:Lisa Sasso
Phone: 781-872-1045

Once again Lisa has been selected to represent one of 50 coaches that will be coaching Women Executives and Professionals during the 11 Annual Massachusetts Conference for Women. Last year there were over 10,000 Women at the Conference and it is again already sold out this year. This event is the “state’s premiere networking and educational experience for women and the largest women’s conference in the country.” (1)

If you are fortunate enough to have registered for the event, then make sure that you take advantage of the FREE Coaching that is being offered in the afternoon at the Career Pavilion. This resource is being shared with attendees and it is a value add on a first come first serve basis.

What is included?
Light continental breakfast
Two main keynote sessions
Three breakout sessions featuring more than 15 topics to choose from
Access to the exhibit hall all day
Access to the Career Pavilion, Health & Wellness Pavilion, Community Connection Pavilion

(1) MA Conference for Women’s website,
I hope to see you there.

Oct 21 MDG Forum 3D Printing Is Changing Everything

Wednesday Oct 21, 5:00 – 8:30 PM
At Constant Contact Headquarters
1601 Trapelo Rd, Waltham


Register for this event here.

Who Should Attend?

  • Medical professionals interested in current and future trends for this new technology
  • Individuals in clinical and educational settings looking to understand the far ranging application of 3D Printing
  • Entrepreneurs with interest and vision for future medical applications of 3D Printing.
  • Professionals with a passion to contribute to the on-going dialog in this field


Sept 16 2015 Forum: Diabetes Today – Discipline & Devices & Development
When: Sept 16, 2015
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: The Colloquium Room, located on the Boston University campus inside the Photonics Center
8 St. Mary’s Street
9th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts
Contact:Bill Munger
Phone: 617-620-4161

Register here for this event.


Sept 30 2015 Networking: Transitioning Into & Within The Medical Device Industry

Wed, Sept 30, 2015
Time:5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Constant Contact
1601 Trapelo Rd
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
Contact:Lisa Sasso

Transitioning Into and Within the Medical Device Industry

Have you thought about entering the medical device industry?
Are you now working in the industry and have considered moving to another company- or using your skills in an entirely new area? The medical device industry is ripe with opportunities for people who want to help bring new medical products to market. It is a diverse industry that develops and manufactures devices to diagnose or treat the spectrum of diseases and afflictions. Companies range in size from small start-ups to large corporations.

Join us for an inspiring evening to discuss transitions both into and within this exciting industry.
Our panel of industry veterans will talk about their varied experiences with transitions and provide insights to help you in your career. This session is designed for those looking to enter the medical device industry as well as medical device veterans. Historically, this is the most well-attended MDG networking event of the year, so register early.

Terri Marion: Transitioned from Automotive into Medical Devices
Art Combs: Transitioned from Medical (MD) into Medical Devices
Arnie Feinberg: Transitioned from Medical Device into Medical Devices
Lisa Sasso (Moderator): Transitioned from Retail into Medical Devices

terri_marionTerri Marion is the Medical Segment Marketing Manager for Bloomington, Illinois-based Bi-Link. Bi-Link is a global ISO-13485 certified manufacturing company offering a full-range of capabilities including open innovation, prototyping, injection molding, metal stamping, and assembly services to the Automotive, Wireless, Medical and Consumer industries. A dual-degreed engineer, Terri began her career with Ford Motor Company as a Design Release Engineer, and she spent the next 20+ years in the Automotive industry holding progressively key positions in Product Engineering, Operations, and Marketing. In 2010, she leveraged her unique combination of technical and business skills, along with extensive global cross-functional leadership experience, to reinvent herself in the medical device industry.
art_combs_mdArt Combs, MD, is a physician executive and serial entrepreneur. He has served as an EVP for a Fortune 500 company and as an officer of 3 medical device start-ups, most recently as CEO of Grove Instruments, Inc. The concentration of his work has been in breakthrough noninvasive medical devices. More than half a dozen unique medical devices have been brought to market under his leadership. Two of his start-up companies had successful M&A exists, and the third and a [fourth] spinout remain in business today. Art's focus is identifying important unmet needs, seeking unique technological and clinically meaningful solutions that enable feasible business models and value creation opportunities.
arnie_feinbergArnie Feinberg graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a BSME and has been a product design engineer and consultant for over 30 years. A versatile engineer that is experienced in new product design, prototype design, bench top molding, value added design, product testing, troubleshooting, and sustaining engineering. His product background includes infusion catheters, surgical instruments, switches, connectors, personal safety products, cable assemblies, value add designs, electro-mechanical devices, high and low volume production. Knowledge of plastic molded parts (thermoplastic and thermoset), bench top molds, metal stampings, die castings, sand castings, machined components, sheet metal, screw machined parts, plating, powder coating, and ultrasonic welding. Worked with Vascular Insights, Davol Inc, Holmed Inc, Honeywell, Hypertronics, Augat, C&K Components, and Herbst Lazar Bell. He holds 4 patents.

5:30 – 6:15 Registration, Networking, Dinner
6:15 – 6:30 Announcements and Introductions
6:30 – 7:00 Medical Device Industry Facts (group participation & networking)
7:00 – 8:00 Panel Stories and Questions Q & A
8:00 – 8:30 Networking

Champion & Moderator Lisa Sasso, MBA, CPCC, ACC


Lisa Sasso is a past President of MDG and currently serves on its board. She is also President & Executive Coach at Medical Development Partners, Inc. (2005-present) and Past Co-Founder, President/CEO of Radi Medical Systems, Inc. (1998-2004). As President/CEO of Radi Inc., she grew the company from inception to revenues of $28M with profitability. Currently, as an Executive Coach, Lisa empowers Medical Device leaders and executives to embrace their passion and achieve their personal and professional goals with confidence, accountability and balance. Lisa was recognized and ranked #28 out of 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts in 2004. She received a BBA in marketing and a BA in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her MBA is from Bentley University where she graduated with honors.

Who should attend
Professionals and students interested in entering the medical technology industry
Anyone seeking to move from one sector of the industry to another
Anyone desiring to utilize their skill set and experience and move into a medical device company or to another device company.
Medical technology professionals who want to understand employment trends and opportunities in a rapidly changing healthcare landscape

Cost (Includes sandwiches,beverages, dessert)
$25 for everyone (members or non-members)

For more information, please visit the MDG website.

About MDG
MDG’s mission is to contribute to the continuing development of medical devices and other medical technologies by enhancing the professional development of its members, fostering and supporting entrepreneurial thinking, serving as a forum for exploration of new business opportunities and promoting best practices in enterprise management.