A panel of medical experts, part of Oakland County’s Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2012 conference this week, will discuss the limitations of current medical devices and propose a wish list of devices that could shape the future of patient treatment.
“The doctors are talking about what they like and what they don’t like, what’s useful and what isn’t useful in patient care,” said L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County executive. “This discussion can help direct the manufacturers in the development of things that could affect health care well into the future.”

The panel is comprised of practicing physicians who will give their likes and dislikes of current devices and suggest what devices are needed to improve patient health care. The panel includes Jay Fisher, director of robotic and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich; Kenneth M. Peters, professor and chairman of urology at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine; chairman of urology at Beaumont Health System; Kenneth Bark, a colon rectal surgeon; and Lige M. Kaplan, a staff orthopedic surgeon at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.

The conference showcases the life science and health care industries in Southeast Michigan with a focus on the next generation of medical devices in oncology, cardiology, and orthopedics.

Follow the conference live on Twitter (@MedicalMainSt), Hashtag: #INNOVENTION