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2017 SESSION SUMMARIES: MEDICAL, BIOMEDICAL & BIODEFENSE: SUPPORT TO THE WARFIGHTER SYMPOSIUM

Special Operations Forces: Requirements and Acquisition Processes for Medical Products, Services and Research and Development.  Representatives of US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) will identify current and future requirements and needs for medical products and services, and will outline the processes they use to acquire these products and services. Businesses with the capability to support the special operations community should participate in this session.

Speakers.

  • Colonel Amy Bogiel, MC, FS, Command Surgeon, US Army Special Operations Aviation Command
  • Tony Matcham, Medical Material Requirement Specialist, US Army Special Operations Aviation Command
  • Master Sergeant John Sims, Medical Research Development Test & Evaluation (RDT&E), US Army Special Operations Command, Combat Developments Division (CDD)
  • Kathleen Berst, Deputy for Acquisition, US Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA), US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)

Department of Veterans Affairs and North Carolina Veterans Affairs Facilities: Requirements and Acquisition Processes for Medical Products & Services.  Panel presenters will identify requirements of VA medical centers and clinics in North Carolina for medical products and services, including research and development, supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, training, IT and staff augmentation.  They will also outline the processes they use to acquire these products and services, including use of prime vendors, GSA schedules, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) and commercial contracts.  American Medical Depot, prime vendor for the VA, will provide remarks on experiences and realities of doing business with the VA. Additionally, a representative from the National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF) will discuss research and development and educational collaboration opportunities available with the VA.  Businesses and researchers with the capability to support VA medical centers and clinics, vendors or other businesses with medical products or services should participate in this session.

Speakers

  • Fran Perez-Wilhite MBA, North Carolina Military Business Center and Department of Veterans Affairs Appointee, Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses
  • Joseph P. Edger, Deputy Network Director, Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN6
  • David Horne, Equipment Specialist, Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN6
  • Beverly Kuykendall, President, Government Business,
    American Medical Depot
  • Thomas Slade, Chief Logistics Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network
  • Rick Starrs, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundations

Importance of Research and Development Partnerships for Innovation.  At its best, innovation is practiced as a “team sport” with different players adding their special talents and perspectives to improve the overall final product. This panel will focus on how constructive relationships and partnerships can be used to advance innovative medical technologies to meet significant unmet medical needs. Representatives from two successful companies will highlight their unique technology offerings and discuss how relationships with the military helped refine and validate their solutions. This panel will also include representatives that will offer the perspectives from the federal agency and military side of the equation.

Speakers

  • Bill Howell, Principal, Business Development, Tunnell Government Services
  • Theodore Lithgow Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Humacyte, Inc.
  • Josh Boggs Ph.D., Vice President, Research and Development, SPR Therapeutics
  • Joseph Larsen, Ph.D., Acting Deputy Director,
    Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, United States Department of Health and Human Services
  • Kathleen Berst, Deputy for Acquisition, US Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA), US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
  • Tyler Bennett, Ph.D., Deputy for Acquisition, US Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA), US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)

Military and Federal Agency Medical Acquisition: Successes, Challenges and Future Opportunities.  The Department of Defense and federal agencies will identify current processes, successes, challenges, trends and future business opportunities in regard to acquisition of medical supplies, equipment, devices, services and research and development. This “big picture” overview of federal processes and outcomes will set the stage for detailed discussion of procurement and research and development acquisition to be discussed in agency specific breakout sessions. 

Speakers

  • Y. Sammy Choi, Director, Department of Clinical Investigation, Womack Army Medical Center
    (Fort Bragg)
  • Colonel Alex P. Zotomayor, Director,
    Defense Logistics Agency – Troop Support,
    Medical Supply Chain
  • Joseph Larsen, Ph.D., Acting Deputy Director,
    Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, United States Department of Health and Human Services
  • Erin Reichert, Ph.D., Chief, Translational Medical Science & Technology Division (J9-CBM) Joint Science and Technology Office Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • TBA – Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Defense: Requirements and Acquisition Processes for Medical Materiel and Services.  Representatives of the Department of Defense will identify current and future requirements, needs and acquisition processes for medical supplies, equipment, devices, services and research and development. They will also discuss opportunities to partner with industry to meet their requirements and serve military populations.  Prime vendors to the Department of Defense will discuss the medical surgical prime vendor system, their experiences in doing businesses with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and their process for leveraging subcontractors, suppliers and DLA Distribution and Pricing Registration Agreement (DAPA) holders in support of the Department of Defense.

Speakers

  • Samantha Godfrey, President & CEO, United Drug Supply
  • Colonel Alex P. Zotomayor, Director, Defense Logistics Agency – Troop Support, Medical Supply Chain
  • Daniel Keefe, Senior Procurement Medical Directive, Defense Logistics Agency – Troop Support, Medical Supply
  • Richard Webb, Director, Government Accounts, Owens & Minor
  • Calvin Parsons, Manager, Government Operations, Owens & Minor
  • Tom Burden, Founder and Co-CEO, Potomac Healthcare Solutions, LLC

Converging Technologies in Military Medicine.
This session will focus on how converging technologies are being applied in unique ways to positively affect military medicine. This panel will have representatives from industry and academia that will present on a diverse set of technologies that are already in use or that hold great promise for future deployments. Examples include a training simulation set up that better prepares ready-to-be-deployed medics for the field; a big data project to improve clinical outcomes in both military and civilian arenas; new wearable sensor technology to detect the status of skin hydration; and, a biomedical performance solution that includes cutting-edge, integrated software and hardware solutions to improve the safety, efficiency, capacity and delivery of healthcare.

Speakers

  • Neil Jones, Vice President, Corporate Strategic Partnerships, Southeast TechInventures, Inc.
  • Veena Misra, Ph.D., Director of NSF ASSIST Nanosystems Center; Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • Brian McCourt, Director, Clinical Research Informatics, Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Master Chief James Menke (US Navy, Retired), Military Research Liaison and Project Manager for Operation Re-entry North Carolina, East Carolina University
  • Jerry Heneghan, MBA, Chief Design Officer, BioMojo LLC

Cape Fear Research Consortium Quarterly Meeting. The Cape Fear Research Consortium is a collaboration of academic, healthcare and military institutions in the Cape Fear region. It includes Campbell University, Cape Fear
Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville VA Medical Center, Methodist University, North Carolina Military Business Center, Southern Regional Area Health Education Center, Womack Army Medical Center and associated Fort Bragg organizations. The mission of this consortium is to promote scientific, academic, medical and economic growth in the Cape Fear region by leveraging the region’s outstanding educational infrastructure with its robust healthcare and military presence.

Speakers

  • Y. Sammy Choi, Director, Department of Clinical Investigation, Womack Army Medical Center (Fort Bragg)
  • Scott Dorney, Executive Director, North Carolina Military Business Center
  • Elise Huszar, MBA, President, The Geneva Foundation
  • Mary Beth Thomas, Ph.D., Vice President, Centers of Innovation Program, North Carolina Biotechnology Center
  • Daryush Ila, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Fayetteville State University
  • Stephanie McElhinny, PhD, Life Sciences Division, US Army Research Office
  • Lieutenant Colonel Stephen DeLellis MPAS, PA-C, Deputy Surgeon, US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)
  • Kim Barnes, Deputy State Director, Office of Senator Thom Tillis




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