Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium

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The Offices of United States Senator Richard Burr and United States Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center, NCBiotech and the UNC System are pleased to host the Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium on June 12, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with an evening welcome social at Durham Bulls Baseball stadium on June 11, 2019.

About the Support to the Warfighter Symposium

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 portion of this conference will include sessions on the federal biodefense research and development (R&D) landscape, mechanisms for engaging the defense and military biomedical R&D community, and new models for driving innovation through public-private partnerships.  In the first session, agency representatives from the Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services will discuss current interagency biodefense R&D priorities, perspectives, and collaborations.  The second session will provide valuable insights from selected federal funding agencies and industry enablers on traditional and emerging approaches to defense R&D funding and support.  The third session will feature representatives from several partnership-based R&D consortia and accelerators for biomedical and biodefense technology advancement.  Each session will include presentations and panel discussions to foster awareness and dialogue among government, academic, and industry stakeholders in addressing the future biomedical and biodefense technology needs of the military and our nation.


Visit the symposium website for agenda updates, session summaries, and sponsorship opportunities.



DIRECTIONS: The Friday Center is located at 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, approximately three miles east of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, just off Highway 54 East (Raleigh Road). The Center is a short distance from Interstate 40 (from Raleigh, I-40 exit 273A; from Greensboro, I-40 exit 273).

PARKING PASS: A parking pass is required. Parking passes will be provided closer to the event to print for registrants. 


Attendee: $140.00
State Agency/University/College: $130.00
Active Military or Federal Gov't: Free
$15.00 for the Durham Bulls Reception


More Information

A welcome reception will be held on June 11th at the Durham Bulls baseball game vs. the Toledo Mud Hens. This reception is an add-on cost available during your registration for $15.00 which includes admission, access to private party deck, all-you-can-eat buffet and nonalcoholic beverages. 


University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
The Friday Conference Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina  27599

Free - $140.00

Courtyard Chapel Hill (Less than 1 mile from venue)
100 Marriott Way Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Group Rate: $144 plus taxes

By Phone: 919-883-0700, ask for the MBB Symposium block
Online reservations, click here
Group Rate Deadline: May 10, 2019

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