Session Focus, Warfighter Future Medical Technology and Innovation: MBB- Support to the Warfighter Symposium (June 13-14, Chapel Hill)

SESSION FOCUS: Warfighter Future Medical Technology and InnovationThe Office of Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center will host the Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on June 13-14, 2023.

Office of United States Senator Thom Tillis
North Carolina Military Business Center
North Carolina Biotechnology Center

UNC System
North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH)
North Carolina Center for Optimizing Military Performance (NC-COMP)
Defense Alliance of North Carolina

WHEN.  June 13-14, 2023, In-person

WHERE.  University of North Carolina, The Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Medical Support to the Warfighter, will connect businesses in North Carolina with military and other federal agencies that require or purchase medical supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, medical information technology and medical services.  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, commands and facilities in North Carolina – will highlight current technology or resource gaps and needs, future requirements and procurement processes to supply military and federal medical facilities and agencies.  All medical-related businesses in North Carolina – large or small, prime contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers and service providers – will benefit from briefings on military requirements, procurement processes and supplier qualifications, from informal networking with buyers and users, and from exhibiting or viewing demonstrations of the latest medical technologies designed to support America’s warfighters.

The Biomedical and Biodefense Support to the Warfighter track will focus on establishing dialogue between industry and academia-based technology innovators and military and government officials to address the current and future biomedical and biodefense needs of the military and our nation.

Session Focus: Warfighter Future Medical Technology and Innovation. This session will feature speakers representing operations, requirements generation, research, and acquisition components of DoD’s medical technology innovation processes.   Experts will address future medical technology needs and trends and how to engage with their offices.Moderator: Denny Lewis, Director, North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH)Colonel James Jones, PhD, PA-C, Director, Medical Capability Development Integration Directorate (MED CDID), Futures and Concepts Center, Army Futures CommandLieutenant Colonel Amanda Love, Joint Product Manager, US Army Medical Research & Development CommandLieutenant Colonel Andrea Castillon, Defense Innovation Unit, Southeast Region DirectorMark T. Dertzbaugh, Ph.D., Principal Assistant for Research & Technology, US Army Medical Research & Development CommandPaul Dituro, US Army RetiredJoint Special Operations Command (invited)