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Category: Event,Webinar
Apr 21, 2020
Scheduled Event Webinar

There are literally hundreds of 3D printing designs to support the current COVID19 response. Some work, others don’t. Some look great but do not work. 3DHEALS is inviting several top additive manufacturing designers who have been very active throughout the COVID-19 crisis to speak at this 1.5-hour webinar.


April 21st, 2020


11:00 AM PST

Disclaimer: The content of t he webinar are opinions of the individual speakers ONLY, and does not serve as any official healthcare or manufacturing guidance.


Nicholas Jacobson is a practiced architect and designer; he designs buildings for the aerospace industry, OR’s, high-end residential, and off-grid structures in extreme environments. He has been 3D printing since 2002 and focused on biomedical 3D printing since 2014. Currently, he spends time working alongside surgeons to find new opportunities for 3D printing and improving patient care. He received a Bachelor’s in Architecture (Cum Laude) from the University of Wisconsin SARUP and an M.Des (Design Technology) from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

His work and research have been published in books, scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers; these include: ACADIA, AD, CAADRIA, Code LA, Huffington Post, Modern Luxury, Nature, New York Times, Popular Science, and Vogue and shown work both nationally and internationally. He has lectured at Harvard University, Stanford University, University of North Carolina, University of Puglia, the University of Denver, and for companies such as AutoDesk, Zaha Hadid Architects, Thornton Tomesetti, Stratasys, and Trimble.

Dr. Kevin Yoder : Over the years Dr. Yoder has been immersed with computers and technology, which he quickly developed a fierce passion for.  He coded his first application when he was in the 7th grade, and continued on until he received his undergraduate degree in computer science.

After completing his dental degree and settling into private practice, Dr. Yoder immediately saw the need for many technological advancements in the field of dentistry and made it his second full-time job to raise the bar for the profession.  Since then, Dr. Yoder has spent countless hours researching, prototyping and experimenting with various modalities of technology, trying to determine what the best and cheapest methods are to universally advance dentistry as a whole. He prides himself on his software development skills, a thorough understanding of CAD/CAM and streamlining workflows for digital dentistry. Dr. Yoder will be a speaker at 3DHEALS2020 .

Dr. Stephanie Willerth holds a Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Victoria where she has dual appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Medical Sciences as a Full Professor. She runs an active research group that engineers tissues from stem cells and are currently starting a company to sell bioinks for engineering neural tissues.

She serves as the Acting Director for the Centre for Biomedical Research at the University of Victoria and on the steering committee of the B.C. Regenerative Medicine Initiative. Her honors include being named the 2018 REACH award winner for Excellence in Undergraduate Research-inspired Teaching, a Woman of Innovation in 2017, one of the 2015 Young Innovators in Cellular and Biological Engineering and a “Star in Global Health” by Grand Challenges Canada in 2014. 

She spent Fall of 2016 on sabbatical at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery supported by the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries International Travel Award where she wrote her book “Engineering neural tissue using stem cells” published by Academic Press. She completed her postdoctoral work at the University of California-Berkeley after receiving her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University. Her undergraduate degrees were in Biology and Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also a speaker for the upcoming 3DHEALS2020.

Jordan Elevons is a trained Industrial Designer and computer graphics artist. His skillset spans computer graphics, CAD & CAM and of course, 3D printing. In his professional career, he has designed a composite car chassis, consumer products, and even photorealistic architecture visualization. He is a “3D Engineer”.Jordan is also very passionate about education and has taught a public class in CAD & 3D printing for the last 5 years. He has put on webinars and educational talks for 3DPrint.com, Formlabs and the Gnomon School. He was born on St. Croix in the USVI and currently resides in Massachusetts, USA. In his free time I’m into aviation, R/C planes, gaming, Virtual Reality and spending time with his wife and three cats.


Jenny Chen, MD, is currently the Founder and CEO of 3DHEALS, a company focusing on education and industrial research in the space of bioprinting, regenerative medicine, healthcare applications using 3D printing. She is trained as a neuroradiologist, Dr. Chen holds degrees in both medicine and radiology from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed fellowship training in neuroradiology at Harvard Medical School.

She currently serves as Adjunct Clinical Faculty in neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center. With a focus on health technology, Dr. Chen also serves as a startup Mentor to IndieBio EU and French Tech Hub, tech accelerators that help IT and life science companies launch and expand their product offerings, identify customers, and manage operations. Her interests lie in the applications of emerging technologies (especially in the field of 3D printing and bioprinting), automated biology, and has a vision of a decentralized and personalized healthcare delivery system for our near future.

Dr. Nabeel Cajee

Dr. Nabeel Cajee is a thought leader in 3D Printing in dentistry and healthcare. He is the Dental Ambassador of 3DHEALS; a healthcare 3D printing innovation platform. He directs the PRINTtoPROTECT Coalition, a COVID19 emergency PPE 3DPrinting effort in California’s Central Valley which aims to produce 10,000 face shields for frontline workers. He is recognized as a Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. Dr. Cajee maintains a private practice in Manteca, CA where he focuses on implant and complex dentistry.

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