Obesity 360-Nat Bowditch, Darshana Nadkarni & Alex Nedvetsky-04/23/2013 - 8:30am

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Event Topic: 
Obesity 360
Event Date: 
04/23/2013 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Nat Bowditch, Darshana Nadkarni & Alex Nedvetsky
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Nat Bowditch, Darshana Nadkarni & Alex Nedvetsky

Dr. Darshana Nadkarni is on the board of Bio2DeviceGroup. She does Recruitment for Medical Device and Biotech companies. She also facilitates trainings in areas of diversity and inclusion. She maintains an active blog that includes summaries of most of the presentations at bio2devicegroup and many other items on a variety of subjects. Her blog is www.darshanavnadkarni.wordpress.com and Twitter Handle is @DarshanaN. She holds a PhD in Psychology for University of Cincinnati.

Nat Bowditch has worked in the medical device field for 25 years. Nat is the founder and CEO of OrthoHub, a software company developing software for orthopedic applications. Previously, Nat founded and served as CEO of Hancock Medical, which is developing a new therapeutic device to treat sleep apnea. In 2009-10, Nat served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for IntraPace, which was developing gastric electrical stimulation as a treatment for obesity. As CEO of Apneon from 2006-2008, Nat managed the development and clinical testing of implantable magnets as a treatment for sleep apnea. Before entering the sleep apnea field, Nat worked for Avantec Vascular from 2001-06. The company raised $18 million to commercialize its coronary stents and balloons. Nat served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, growing international sales to $21 million. After Avantec was sold to a Japanese company for $165 million, Nat was promoted to CEO of the US subsidiary. Nat holds degrees in biology from Cornell University and Stanford University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Alex Nedvetsky got his MD from First Moscow State Medical University. He graduated from the Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Program and received his PhD in Surgical Techniques from the All Union Research Center of Surgery. He received Clinical Research Management certification at UCSC.
Dr. Nedvetsky practiced general and thoracic surgery, as well as internal medicine for over 20 years. His other interests include: Clinical Research for Medical Devices and Pharma, R&D Medical Devices, and Holistic Medicine. In his capacity as Leading Clinical Scientist, he worked with National Level Athletes in cycling and swimming. He was the Consulting physician at “Fit & Fun”, an exclusive private Sports Club in Moscow.Dr. Nedvetsky worked in clinical research and R&D for various biotech companies of the Bay Area since 2000. He has 3 patents and over 30 inventions. He described his personal approach to health and fitness in his book “7 Steps 2 a Lean U”, which is available on Amazon and Lulu. He is developing a line of groundbreaking weight loss products based on patent pending technology.

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Obesity 360
In this presentation, 3 member panelists will cover the modern medical challenge of obesity from multiple angles. After a brief overview of statistics, prevalence, and co-morbidities, we will review the challenges presented by cultural complexity and traditional healthcare model, as discussed in the documentary "Escape Fire". We will discuss invasive treatment models for overly obese including gastric bypass as well as implantable devices. Finally, we will discuss the challenge of changing mindset for healthy consumption of what and how we consume what we call food and how technology might help us get there.