Hosted at the NC Biotechnology Center (15 TW Alexander Drive, Durham, NC 27709). To participate, you must registered as a MBB participant for June 14th. A new half-day pre-symposium on June 13 in the afternoon at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center will focus on the truths and myths of Department of Defense (DoD) funding. Sessions will include introductions from NC Partners who strengthen the defense sector, company success stories working with the DoD/military/other government agencies, and an introduction to DoD funding.
A welcome social will be held following at the Durham Bull Athletic Park, for more information visit: https://mbb.ncmbc.us/welcome-social-2/
0815-0915: Morning Keynote Panel Remarks: Medical Modernization: Synthetic Environments, Simulations and Medical Assist Support Technology. A panel of experts will highlight medical modernization efforts and technological developments as well as the impact that these advancements will have on the Army’s future medical capabilities. Specific focuses will include synthetic training environments, augmentation of simulations, medical assist support technology, and how these advanced approaches can be used to optimize warfighter capability in efforts to provide medical care and intervention support in multi-domain operations. Also addressed will be anticipated gaps and requirements, complexities of these efforts, addressing and overcoming intricacies, and future initiatives.
09:15-10:15- Current Military Medical Requirements: Installation and Tactical Medicine. The Fort Bragg Research Institute, a program of The Geneva Foundation, is honored to present the needs, gaps, and requirements of our nation’s warfighting commands.
10:30-11:45- Department of Veterans Affairs: Future Requirements. Panel presenters will identify requirements of Department of Veterans Affairs and VA Medical Centers and clinics in the region 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. 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.
10:30-11:45- North Carolina Center for Optimizing Military Performance (NC-COMP). This session will provide information on NC-COMP highlighting the current work in Warfighter Brain Health that is focused on supporting the Army in scouting for traumatic brain injury (TBI) field assessment technology and refining the concept of operations/employment for TBI field assessment, field monitoring and field treatment in support of large scale combat operations.
1:15-2:15- Military Medical Facilities and Operational Medical Commands: Future Requirements.Panel presenters will identify requirements of military hospitals, clinics and operational medical commands 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 Defense Logistics Agency prime vendors, GSA schedules, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), commercial contracts and the military Class VIII supply system. Businesses with the capability to support installation medical facilities, deployable medical units, DLA prime vendors or other contractors with products or services should participate in this session.
1:15-2:15- Public-Private Partnerships. This panel will focus on the critical role that Public-Private Partnerships between government agencies and private-sector companies play in creating impactful medical solutions. The panel will feature two NC companies along with representatives from the agencies that funded their businesses.
The discussion will include questions about how they built the relationship, how that creates a successful work product and how they manage dual-use commercialization knowing that the military/federal agency is not likely to be their only customer.
2:30-4:00- 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.