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GUEST SPEAKERS: MEDICAL, BIOMEDICAL & BIODEFENSE: SUPPORT TO THE WARFIGHTER SYMPOSIUM

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DAY 1 – JUNE 7 (MEDICAL)

Keynote – Current and Future Challenges for Military Medical Technologies

  • Kenneth Bertram, Principal Assistant for Acquisition, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)

Panel – Special Operations Forces: Requirements and Acquisition Processes for Medical Products & Services

Moderator: Mr. Richard Holcomb, Deputy to the Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)

  • Master Sergeant John Sims, Medical Research, Development, Test & Evaluation, US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)
  • Benjamin Chitty, Science & Technology Projects Manager, USSOCOM
  • Tony Matcham, Medical Material Requirement Specialist, USASOC

Panel – Department of Defense & Department of Health and Human Services: Requirements and Acquisition Processes for Medical Products & Services

Moderator: Dr. Mary Beth Thomas, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

  • Colonel Alex P. Zotomayor Director, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support – Medical
  • Dr. Gary Disbrow, Director, Division of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Countermeasures, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • LT Shawn Haney, Company XO, Medical Logistics Company, 2d Supply Battalion, Camp Lejeune, NC
  • Calvin Parsons, Manager, Government Operations, Owens & Minor

Lunch Keynote Remarks

  • Current and Future Acquisition Processes and Challenges for Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support
  • Current and Future Challenges for Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Mr. Gregory L. Giddens, Acting Chief Acquisition Officer & Principal Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction, US Department of Veterans Affairs

Panel – Department of Veterans Affairs and North Carolina VA
Facilities: Requirements and Acquisition Processes for Medical Products & Services

Moderator: Fran Perez-Wilhite, 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
  • Gregory Goins, Assistant Director, Department of Veterans Affairs, Durham VA Medical Center

Panel – North Carolina Military Medical Facilities and Operational Medical Commands: Requirements and Acquisition Processes for Medical Products & Services

Moderator: Corey Russ, CEO, Combat Medical Systems

  • Captain Amy Branstetter, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Executive Officer
  • Captain Sean Barbabella, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Force Surgeon
  • Major Brian Savage, North Carolina National Guard, G1 Medical
  • Shannon Hochmuth, Service Team Lead, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

Day 2:  JUNE 8 (BIOMEDICAL, BIODEFENSE)

Welcome and Introduction

  • Scott Dorney, Executive Director, North Carolina Military Business Center
  • Doug Edgeton, MPH, MBA, President and CEO, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Keynote – National Plan for Biodefense Report

  • Dr. Robert Kadlec, Deputy Staff Director, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush for Health and Biodefense; Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

Panel – Biodefense Challenges, Opportunities and Funding

Moderator: Kelly Lehner, MRA, Regional Director of Grants and Contracts for the Eastern Region, Geneva Foundation

  • Dr. Paula Bryant, Senior Scientific Officer, Concept Accelerator Program , Office of BioDefense, Research Resources, and Translational Research, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Richard Hatchett, Acting Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA); Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • David Williams, MHA, Senior Medical Acquisition/Portfolio Manager for the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD)

Panel – North Carolina’s Role in Biodefense Preparation

Moderator:   Dr. Jeffrey Runge, Director, National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness, Adjunt Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Keynote – Biomedical and Biodefense Solutions for Military and Civilian Use

  • Colonel Dallas Hack, USA (Ret.), M.D., M.P.H, Advisor, One Mind – Former Senior Medical Advisor to the Principal Assistant, Research and Technology, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)

Panel – Biomedical Challenge to Warfighter, Veteran and Civilian: Diagnosing and Treating Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD

Moderator:   Dr. Sammy Choi, Director, Department of Clinical Investigation, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

  • Jason Mihalik, Ph.D., CAT(C), ATC, Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina Concussion Center
  • Dr. Chris Marx, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Chief, Division of Translational Neuroscience, Interim Vice Chair for Faculty in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Charles Tegeler, Professor, Neurology Center for Integrative Medicine, Hypertension and Vascular Research Center, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Professor, Wake Forest University
  • Wes Cole, Ph.D., Senior Clinical Research Director and Neuropsychologist, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, Womack Army Medical Center

Panel –Biodefense Challenge to Warfighter, Veteran and Civilian: Emerging Infectious Diseases – A Global Challenge

Moderator:  Dr. Chris Woods, Professor of Medicine, Duke University and Chief, Infectious Diseases Division, Durham VA Medical Center

  • M. Louise Pitt, Ph.D., Civilian Deputy Science Director, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
  • Ray Taylor, Vice President, Corporate Planning, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals
  • Dr. P. Frederick Sparling, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, University of North Carolina Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases

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