Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Senior Dept of Defense Leadership to meet with North Carolina Businesses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ACTING SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND SENIOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE LEADERSHIP TO MEET WITH NORTH CAROLINA BUSINESSES
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 and the University of North Carolina are pleased to host the Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium on June 5-6 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
“The most senior leadership of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical establishments will participate in this Symposium,” said Scott Dorney, Executive Director of the NCMBC. “This is a rare opportunity to showcase the capabilities of the medical industry in North Carolina to military commands, the VA and medical prime contractors in our state and beyond. All businesses capable of providing medical services, supplies, devices, equipment, pharmaceuticals or research and development to the federal government should participate in this landmark event.”
Event Website: http://www.ncmbc.us/2018mbb/
About the Symposium.
The Biomedical and Biodefense Support to the Warfighter portion of this conference will be split with a focus on traditional biodefense R&D topics in our morning breakout and a focus on military medical R&D topics in our afternoon session. Each session will include a federal representative from these topical areas who will highlight the government’s challenges, needs and priority areas of interest. Each panel will also include a researcher and/or industry partner that are developing technology solutions that address some of the problem areas. Each session will conclude with a panel discussion regarding challenges and opportunities for funding and collaboration. Both of these sessions aim to establish a dialogue between industry, academia and government to form partnerships to address the future biomedical and biodefense technology needs of the military and our nation.
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.
Launch of the Fort Bragg Research Institute (FBRI). The FBRI mission is to optimize military performance through scientific innovation. The Institute will assist Fort Bragg investigators and their collaborators to perform research to advance the well-being of our Warfighters.
For more information about the Symposium, visit: http://www.ncmbc.us/2018mbb/or contact Courtney Smedick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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