AMDA's 2019 Annual Conference

TH16 - Shark Tank and Beyond: Creating a Sea of Possibilities for PALTC Innovators

Mar 7, 2019 1:30pm ‐ Mar 7, 2019 3:00pm


The inaugural Shark Tank Competition for the PALTC setting was held at the 2018 annual conference. The competition was very well received and helped launch the Society on an exciting innovations journey that will create opportunities for members to participate in unique ventures. This session once again will highlight four serious PALTC innovators who will pitch their solutions to solve a predefined problem our members face in daily practice. (See details at The session also will provide a look at the Innovations Portal—a new approach to provide visibility to PALTC innovators and facilitate their partnerships with members who seek exciting collaborations. Finally, the session will include an inspiring keynote from a successful innovator who will share the recipe to meaningful discovery and implementation of new solutions.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the Innovations Portal approach in facilitating a culture of innovation for the Society.
  • List the barriers to and facilitators of using innovative thinking to solve problems.
  • Assess the value of the projects presented by the Shark Tank competitors.
  • Strategize to incorporate innovative solutions in your daily practice.


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