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Partners' Past Events

U.S. Army Medical Research Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Military Health Systems Research Symposium (MHSRS) - August 15-18, 2016, Orlando, Florida

The MHSRS is a premier Department of Defense (DoD) symposium that focuses specifically on the medical needs of the warfighter. This symposium brought together military medical care providers with deployment experience and academic scientists, international partners, and industry to communicate and exchange information on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, and Military Infectious Disease.​

For more information, click HERE.

AUSA Army Medical Symposium & Exposition - July 24-25, 2017, Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, TX

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Institute of Land Warfare presented the Army Medical Symposium and Exposition held on 24-25 July 2017 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas. This symposium provided a venue for collaborative discussion and education on key topics by identifying leading practices and innovations from Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) organizations and industry partners that will better enable Army Medicine to prepare for future challenges in support of our Army and the Joint Force.

For more information, go to the event website

Medical, Biomedical and Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium

This event was hosted by the Offices of United States Senator Richard Burr and U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center, the NCBiotech and the University of North Carolina. The event was held on June 14, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

About the Event:

Medical Support to the Warfighter connected 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 – highlighted 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 – benefited from briefings on military requirements, procurement processes and supplier qualifications, from one-on-one meetings 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 portion of this conference touched on two topics that can have significant impact on the success of any R&D project. The first session is on the importance of R&D partnerships for successful medical, biomedical and biodefense innovation. Regardless of the technology, strong partnerships between federal or military program managers and their academic or industry partners is critical to the success of any R&D project. This panel discussed how they create and sustain productive and successful relationships. The second session will offer a view into how military medicine and R&D efforts are being affected by converging technologies. This panel included talks on how big data, medical simulation and precision medicine are impacting how we get to the next lifesaving discovery. 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.

For more information, agenda and registration, go to the event website.


Special Operations Medical Association (SOMSA) General Assembly - May 21-25, 2017 - Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

SOMA is a premiere medical society hosting meetings of more than 1000 attendees from more than two dozen countries. SOMA’s mission is to improve the capability of the SOF Medical Operator and to serve as a Combat Enabler for US Special Operations Forces. This year's theme was Back to the Future: Gaining New Ground and Preserving Lessons Learned. 

For more information, view the event page. 

NDIA/USAMRMC Military Medical Pre-Conference Seminar - March 6, 2017, Turf Valley Hotel and Conference Center, Ellicott City, Maryland

This half-day seminar was held on 6 March 2017 before the Military Medicine Partnership Conference and Expo.  This optional special session was geared toward enhancing your understanding of how USAMRMC does business from concept through commercialization and how to find medical research and development funding opportunities like RFP, BAA, PA, SBIR (and if you don't recognize these acronyms, all the more reason to attend). This was an excellent opportunity for newcomers who are seeking to apply for medical research funding to get a detailed understanding of the processes and funding mechanisms available.

For further information, click on the event page.

NDIA/USAMRMC Military Medicine Partnership Conference and Expo - March 7-8, 2017, Turf Valley Hotel and Conference Center, Ellicott City, Maryland

The theme for this event was: Arming the Military Medic through Innovation, Building Enduring Partnerships to Fill Warfighter Medical Capability Gaps.  ​​This event provided an opportunity for science and industry representatives to learn more about the DoD RDTE missions, programs and gap areas and to better understand the complexities of military medicine.  There were also opportunities for industry and academia representatives to meet with DoD officials to discuss their pertinent advances in medical research through advanced development.  There was also an exhibit hall for current products.  

Event discussion areas included:

  • Joint perspectives on:
          Medical Training and Health Information Sciences
          Military Infectious Diseases
          Military Operational Medicine
          Combat Casualty Care
          Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Interactive round-table discussions
  • Regional partnering opportunities
  • Perspectives from industry and academia
  • Interactive discussion of innovation 

For further information, click on the event page.

Army Research Laboratory Open House - November 16-17, 2016, Adelphi Laboratory Center, Adelphi, Maryland

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) held an Open House on November 16-17, 2016 in Adelphi, Maryland. This open house introduced the Science and Technology (S&T) community to ARL's research scientists and engineers for follow-on collaboration and introduce specialized laboratory facilities for joint research.  This two-day event featured presentations, tours and one-on-one meeting with Army researchers. 

For more information, click HERE.

North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Symposium - November 15, 2016, NC Biotechnology Center, Research Triangle Park, NC.

(Event is underwritten by the State of North Carolina and its NC Military Business Center)

The purpose of this symposium was to inform the Defense Innovation Unit-experimental (DIUx), the Army and Marine Corps Rapid Capabilities Offices (RCO), and other government innovation offices of the "innovation ecosystem" (military, government, academe, and industry) available in North Carolina, and to learn more about the Defense Department's innovation outreach efforts. This event provided a forum for information exchange among DoD agencies, NC Innovative Companies, Academe, and enabling NC organizations.

For information, click HERE.  

Biodefense Summit Hosted by the NDIA Health Affairs Division - October 21, 2016, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Washington, DC

Hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association, topics of discussion will include:

  • Optimizing military-civilian collaboration toward national biodefense
  • Improving biowarfare threat assessments and analytics
  • Institutionalizing incentives for greater civilian participation in the defense market
  • Assuring warfighter readiness through development and procurement of medical countermeasures, biodetection and biosurveillance systems, personal protective equipment and other needed technologies
  • Preparing the civilian and military health systems for pandemics
  • The agenda will be informed in part, by the findings and recommendations of the bipartisan Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense.

Panel discussions will cover the following topic areas:

  • Healthcare Innovation
  • Pandemic Propogation and Control
  • Civil Agency Biodefense Programs
  • DoD Biodefense Programs

Speakers include The Honorable John Warner, Former U.S. Senator; Major General Joseph Caravalho, Joint Staff Surgeon, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff; and, Dr. Gerald Parker, DVM, Blue Ribbon Panel Ex Officio Member.

For more information and to register, click HERE.

BARDA Industry Day - October 18-20, 2016, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC 

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the Office of Acquisitions Management, Contracts and Grants (AMCG), components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), will hold a three-day conference with days one and two providing an overview of BARDA's priorities for product development and manufacturing for all threats going forward from FY17, as well as the range of agreements that BARDA and AMCG use to work with the private sector.

Agenda items include:

  • The past, present, and future of BARDA, what has been accomplished and what remains to be accomplished to ensure preparedness against outstanding threats

  • BARDA's strategy, goals, and areas of interest for FY17 and beyond

  • BARDA Program updates in Influenza and CBRN threat areas

  • Updates and details about BARDA’s Broad Agency Announcements

  • Challenges of dealing with emerging, as well as current, infectious diseases

  • BARDA Core Services that can support product development and manufacturing

  • Building a national medical response infrastructure, and updates on responses to recent public health emergencies

  • New initiatives and future directions for BARDA

  • Opportunities to develop medical countermeasures for both government and commercial markets

  • Roles and responsibilities of BARDA, AMCG, and private sector partners in contract administration and performance

Conference participants can also request one-on-one meetings on day three with BARDA Program Staff and AMCG Contracting Officers to discuss their specific interests and questions about working with BARDA. Pre-registration for these meetings will also be available at the time of online registration, and early registration is recommended since these meeting timeslots are also expected to fill up.

For more information and to register, click HERE.

U.S. Army Medical Research Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Military Health Systems Research Symposium (MHSRS) - August 15-18, 2016, Orlando, Florida

The MHSRS is a premier Department of Defense (DoD) symposium that focuses specifically on the medical needs of the warfighter. This symposium brought together military medical care providers with deployment experience and academic scientists, international partners, and industry to communicate and exchange information on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, and Military Infectious Disease.​

For more information, click HERE.

U.S. HHS Summit to Accelerate Zika Diagnostics Development - July 15, 2016 -
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC. 

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services held a one-day summit to accelerate Zika diagnostics development on July 15, 2016 in Washington, DC.  This summit was sponsored by the following agencies:

  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

  • Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)

For more information, view the event page.

Medical, Biomedical and Biodefense: Support for the Warfighter Conference - June 7 and 8, 2016, Raleigh and Durham, NC

DAY 1 - MEDICAL: JUNE 7, 2016

Location: North Carolina State University
McKimmon Conference & Training Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606

Day one, Medical Support to the Warfighter, connected businesses and academic researchers in North Carolina with military and other federal agencies that purchase or require medical supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, information technology and services, or fund medical-related research and development.  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/facilities in North Carolina - highlighted current technology 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, suppliers or subs, manufacturers, researchers or service providers – benefited from briefings on military requirements, procurement processes and supplier qualifications, one-on-one meetings with buyers and users, and from exhibiting or viewing demonstrations of the latest medical technologies designed to support America’s warfighters.

DAY 2 - BIOMEDICAL/BIODEFENSE: JUNE 8, 2016

AGENDASPEAKER BIOS AND SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

Location: North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Hamner Conference Center
15 TW Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709

Day two, Biomedical and Biodefense Support to the Warfighter, focussed on navigating biomedical and biodefense innovation in order to provide effective solutions to our warfighters and our nation. The morning focussed on the current state of our nation’s biodefense capabilities and involve the primary federal agencies that support and fund important biodefense innovations. It included a panel highlighted North Carolina’s role in biodefense preparation. The afternoon showcased North Carolina’s strengths in two important areas that affect soldiers, veterans and the civilian population. The first session examined the challenges of diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. The second session highlighted the challenges faced with Emerging Infectious Diseases and connect real world experiences learned from the Ebola outbreak to potential future epidemics. Day two is aimed at establishing dialogue between industry, academia and government in order to form partnerships to address the future biomedical and biodefense technology needs of the military and our nation.

For more information, click on the event page.

Special Operations Medical Association (SOMSA) General Assembly - 
May 23-26, 2016 - Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

SOMA is a premiere medical society hosting meetings of more than 1000 attendees from more than two dozen countries. SOMA’s mission is to improve the capability of the SOF Medical Operator and to serve as a Combat Enabler for US Special Operations Forces. This year's conference theme was built around tyranny of distance, difficult evacuations, immature theaters, and prolonged field care scenarios as challenges. Nationally and internationally recognized experts have been invited to help solve these challenges. This year there were a significant number of SOF medics who gave presentations as well as a SOF medic roundtable discussion during the main session. These medic vignettes were valuable for academic and industry looking to help solve real-world tactical medical problems.

For more information, view the event page

NDIA/USAMRMC Medical Research, Development and Acquisition in Support of the Warfighter Conference - April 19-20, 2016, Turf Valley Hotel and Conference Center, Ellicott City, Maryland

The theme was: Military Medicine in a Complex Environment. This event included the medical research, development, test and evaluation (RDTE) missions across the DoD and included perspectives from Army, Navy, Air Force and the Defense Health Agency.

Conference Topics included:

  • Modeling and Stimulation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health
  • Human Performance
  • The Medical Technical Enterprise Consortium, a newly formed 501(c)(3) corporation
  • Air Evacuation
  • Undersea Medical Operations
  • Global Health Engagement
  • Joint perspectives on:
    • Medical Training and Health Information Sciences
    • Military Infectious Diseases
    • Military Operational Medicine
    • Combat Casualty Care
    • Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Funding Opportunities

For further information, click on the event page.

 

 

Medical, Biomedical and Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium - June 14, 2017, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

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 14 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

About the Event:

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 one-on-one meetings 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 portion of this conference will touch on two topics that can have significant impact on the success of any R&D project. The first session is on the importance of R&D partnerships for successful medical, biomedical and biodefense innovation. Regardless of the technology, strong partnerships between federal or military program managers and their academic or industry partners is critical to the success of any R&D project. This panel will discuss how they create and sustain productive and successful relationships.  The second session will offer a view into how military medicine and R&D efforts are being affected by converging technologies. This panel will include talks on how big data, medical simulation and precision medicine are impacting how we get to the next lifesaving discovery. 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.

For more information, agenda and registration, go to the event website