Faculty Bios

16th Annual Device Research & Regulatory Conference

Kathi Durdon, MA, CCRP, Course Co-Chair  

Kathi Durdon is Executive Director of the Central New York Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC) located in Syracuse, NY managing facility operations; pharmaceutical, biologic and medical device client needs; and collaborative partnership programs. Kathi serves as a Board Member for both MedTech, a non-profit trade organization, and the Business Incubator Association of New York State (BIANYS) and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Upstate Medical University. Previously, Kathi was the Clinical Affairs Manager at Welch Allyn, a medical device manufacturer (now Hillrom), and Director of Clinical Trials at Upstate Medical University. 


Angie Rock, MBA, CCRP, Course Co-Chair 

Angie has 21 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical, research and device industry. As the Director, Clinical Operations, Angie manages the strategic, operational and financial aspects of IDE and post-approval clinical investigations through the leadership and direction within the Clinical Studies Department. Prior to joining BIOTRONIK in 2012, Angie was the Clinical Operations Manager at Welch Allyn. She and Kathi Durdon ensured that their department was FDA and GCP compliant and conducted all aspects of device studies, including site selection, budget negotiations, CRF and protocol development and monitoring. Angie served as the Oregon SOCRA Chapter Chair from 2008 - 2011 and 2015 and on the SOCRA Board of Directors from 2013 – 2018.

Read the blog by the course co-chairs, Kathi Durdon and Angie Rock- 10 Reasons to Attend the 16th Annual Device Research and Regulatory Conference - to get insight on the program and what you'd gain from attending.