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Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium (June 7-8)


The Offices of United States Senator Richard Burr and United States Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the North Carolina Military Foundation and the University of North Carolina are pleased to host the Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium on June 7 in Raleigh and June 8 in Durham, North Carolina.


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Day 1:  June 7, 2016
Medical: Support to the Warfighter

North Carolina State University
McKimmon Conference & Training Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, North Carolina

Day 2:  June 8, 2016
Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter

 North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Hamner Conference Center
15 TW Alexander Drive
Durham, North Carolina

DAY 1 MEDICAL.  Day one, Medical Support to the Warfighter, will connect businesses and academic researchers with military and other federal agencies that purchase or require medical supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, information technology and services, or fund medical-related research and development.  Representatives from the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services, their prime vendors and major contractors – from national commands and from bases/facilities in North Carolina – will highlight current technology gaps and needs, future requirements and procurement processes to supply military and federal medical facilities and agencies.  All medical-related businesses  – large or small, prime contractors, suppliers or subs, manufacturers, researchers or service providers – will benefit from briefings on military requirements, procurement processes and supplier qualifications, one-on-one meetings with buyers and users, and from exhibiting or viewing demonstrations of the latest medical technologies designed to support America’s warfighters.

DAY 2 BIOMEDICAL/BIODEFENSE.  Day two, Biomedical and Biodefense Support to the Warfighter, will focus on navigating biomedical and biodefense innovation in order to provide effective solutions to our warfighters and our nation. The morning will focus on the current state of our nation’s biodefense capabilities and involve the primary federal agencies that support and fund important biodefense innovations. It will also include a panel that will highlight North Carolina’s role in biodefense preparation. The afternoon will showcase North Carolina’s strengths in two important areas that affect soldiers, veterans and the civilian population. The first session will examine the challenges of diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. The second session will highlight the challenges faced with Emerging Infectious Diseases and connect real world experiences learned from the Ebola outbreak to potential future epidemics. Day two is aimed at establishing dialogue between industry, academia and government in order to form partnerships to address the future biomedical and biodefense technology needs of the military and our nation.


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