2018 MBB SESSION SUMMARIES
Military Operational Medicine: Requirements and Acquisition Processes for Medical Products, Services, Education, Training and Research & Development. Representatives of US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), US Army Medical Materiel Agency, Womack Army Medical Center, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune and Navy Medicine East 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 these communities should participate in this interactive session.
Fort Bragg Research Institute Launch. The Fort Bragg Research Institute (FBRI) is dedicated to optimizing performance and readiness of the US Army Soldier. Through an endowment created by the Geneva Foundation, FBRI will be able to maximize research collaboration with the Cape Fear Research Consortium and other partner institutions.
Chemical and Biological Defense solutions for our Soldiers: Challenges, Opportunities and Funding Priorities. This session will feature representatives from two critical units of the Department of Defense that are responsible for identifying the priorities in chemical and biological defense – the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO). Each of these organizations have offices that focus on Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD) with DTRA identifying and supporting promising earlier stage technologies and the JPEO – CBD office focused on advanced development of these technologies as they move closer to the market. Also on the panel will be two representatives that have partnered with these agencies. Their presentations will describe how they are addressing these critical problems with their skills, expertise and technology solutions through current or past support from DTRA and/or the JPEO.
Marketing and Selling Your Products and Services to the Department of Defense; Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Health and Human Services. Representatives of the Department of Defense (including Defense Logistics Agency), Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Health and Human Services will identify current and future requirements and acquisition processes for medical supplies, equipment, devices, services and/or research and development. These agencies will outline the processes they use to acquire products and services, including the use of prime vendors, GSA schedules, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) and commercial contracts. They will also discuss opportunities to partner with industry to meet their requirements and serve military veterans and other populations.
Technology Solutions in Military Medicine: Augmented Reality for Surgical Telestration and Combat Casualty Care. As our military faces unprecedented challenges in ever more complex, multi-domain battlefields, significant advances in medical technologies and support in combat casualty care for our soldiers is needed to address serious medical tasks in these complex environments. Modern military medicine requires personnel to integrate and process a tremendous amount of asynchronous information in constantly changing environments (e.g., field hospitals, military treatment facilities [MTFs]). The ability to render medical care whenever and wherever a Service member is called to duty is a requirement for individuals working in the Military Health System (MHS). The field of medical simulation and training continues to be a priority and potential solution for our military partners. This session will focus on a real world example of how the fusion novel technologies are advancing that technology closer to practice and field use.
Marketing and Selling Your Product and Services to the Prime Vendors: Partnerships and Subcontracting Opportunities. Prime vendors to the Department of Defense (including Defense Logistics Agency), Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Health and Human Services will provide remarks on experiences and realities of doing business with the government agencies. They will discuss the agencies respective medical prime vendor systems, their experiences in doing businesses with these agencies and their process for leveraging subcontractors (including utilization of DLA Distribution and Pricing Registration Agreement [DAPA] holders) and their SDVOSB partners. North Carolina product providers and manufacturers will also provide remarks regarding their experiences in supplying the Department of Defense and other federal agencies. Businesses with the capability to provide subcontractor support should participate in this interactive session.
Networking with Military, Federal Agency and Prime Vendors. A list will be available closer to the event.
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