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June 14, 2022

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibit Floor

Exhibitor Registration and Set Up


12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Exhibit Floor

Attendee Registration and Badge Pickup


1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Session Rooms

Personal Development: Building and Leading High-Performance Teams

We all claim that “culture eats strategy for breakfast,” but we rarely explore what culture really is or ways to build it within our organizations. Similarly, companies talk about teamwork and collaboration but rarely work to understand the...

Speaker

Bryan Warren

President,

Trailhead Strategic Solutions


1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Session Rooms

How Procurement Can Contribute as a Growth Engine

Procurement can play a significant role in organizational growth and profitability. This session explores how ambitious procurement leaders scout innovation from suppliers, turn costs into competitive advantages and develop relationships across...

Speaker

Megan Bowden

Director,

Insight Sourcing Group

Speaker

Orlando Malone

Global Director of Contract Manufacturing,

Zimmer Biomet

Speaker

Monica Burt

Senior Partner,

MB&A

Speaker

Mike Elsas

Director of Supply Chain,

Xtant Medical


2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Session Rooms

Essential Communication Techniques to Influence and Improve Your Relationships

Organizations succeed or fail based on their ability to communicate to their teams, to customers, to stakeholders, to leaders and to each other. Learn to take a more deliberate, practical and effective approach to communication to get the most out of...

Speaker

Bryan Warren

President,

Trailhead Strategic Solutions


2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Session Rooms

4 Hospital and Surgeon Trends and What They Mean to You

The combination of changes in reimbursement, physician employment and the ever-present drive to improve quality while reducing cost has resulted in an inflection point in the healthcare industry that has prompted device manufacturers and their...

Speaker

Patrick Vega

Consulting Director,

Vizient


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Networking

Welcome Reception

This popular event begins after the day's education has concluded and most exhibitors are done setting up their booths. Connect with peers, partners and friends over light fare and drinks. Joe's Live Rosemont is within walking distance of the hotels...


June 15, 2022

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Keynote

Executive Insight: State and Future of the Orthopedic Industry

Despite uncertainty remaining in the overall market, orthopedic companies continue to make bold strategic moves through their product portfolios and industry partnerships. The highly-rated executive keynote panel returns to OMTEC to hear how...

Moderator

Matt O'Brien

Senior Research Analyst and Managing Director,

Piper Sandler

Panelist

Curt Hartman

President and CEO,

CONMED

Panelist

Brady Shirley

President and COO,

Enovis (formerly DJO)

Panelist

Rebecca Whitney

Senior Vice President and President, Global Spine,

ZimVie

Panelist

Eric Major

Entrepreneur and Advisor,

Major Advisory Group


9:30 am - 9:45 am

In-Booth Presentations

Live Demonstration of a 6-axis CNC Tool Grinding Machine for Orthopedic Cutting Tools

Metal cutting knowledge has helped shape the different geometries for drill points and flute shapes that are suitable for drilling into bone. The main goals in engineering medical drills are minimizing the thermal injury to the surrounding bone...


9:50 am - 10:05 am

In-Booth Presentations

Next-Generation Stainless Steel for Medical Devices

Among the various metallic materials used for orthopedic devices, stainless steel (SS) alloys such as 300 series, 400 series, 17-4PH, C455 and C465 are some of the most widely used for medical implants and surgical tools due to excellent corrosion...


9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Exhibit Floor

Exhibit Hall Hours


10:10 am - 10:25 am

In-Booth Presentations

Considerations for Sterilization of Orthopedic Devices with X-ray

Implantable orthopedic devices have an extensive history with radiation sterilization processes, specifically gamma irradiation. This presentation will compare gamma to X-ray, describe similarities and differences, showcase the benefits of adding...


10:30 am - 11:15 am

Session Rooms

How to Determine the Cost of Your Next Orthopedic Project

"How much will project x cost?" This is likely the first question engineering will be asked about their product idea. Every company wants their projects to cost less and be done faster, and they want to know that before they authorize and commit...

Speaker

Shaher Ahmad

Partner | Product Lifecycle Management,

Factor 7


10:30 am - 11:15 am

Session Rooms

How to Overcome the Supply Chain Challenges of Today and Tomorrow

Orthopedic supply chains have faced severe disruption spurred by the pandemic and natural disasters, staffing issues — and the list continues. This session brings together critical supply chain perspectives to discuss the challenges and...

Moderator

Tom Norman

Chief Operating Officer,

Skeletal Dynamics

Panelist

Tom Williams

General Manager,

Millstone Medical Outsourcing

Panelist

Denise Odenkirk

Vice President of Supplier Sales,

GHX

Panelist

Stacey Christensen

Director of Operations,

OsteoCentric Technologies


10:30 am - 11:15 am

Tech Center

How Can Personalized, Patient-Specific Implants Become the Norm?

Patient-specific implants and greater personalization of procedures hold exciting promise for the advancement of orthopedics. It’s generally believed that the better an implant fits a patient’s anatomy, the greater the chance for a successful...

Moderator

Peter Verrillo

Founder and CEO,

Enhatch

Panelist

Joseph Lipman

Director of Device Development,

HSS

Panelist

John Slamin

Chief Technology Officer,

Conformis

Panelist

Benjamin Johnson

Vice President of Portfolio & Regulatory,

3D Systems


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Networking

Networking Lunch

These two hours are yours to use as you wish---visit the Exhibit Hall to identify your next new partner, attend an In-Booth Presentation or recharge with light lunch fare and drinks provided in the Exhibit Hall Cafe.


1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

In-Booth Presentations

Maximizing Development Time to Market

Product development can be more art than science for small OEMs, which do not have internal resources for all aspects of a product’s lifecycle. Lincotek Medical’s expertise in product development is demonstrated with 200+regulatory filings for...


1:20 pm - 1:35 pm

In-Booth Presentations

Using FDA-Qualified MDDTs to Accelerate Medical Device Development

The FDA MDDT program supports innovation in medical device development and regulatory science, helping to bridge the gap between the research of medical devices and the delivery of devices to patients. The program provides FDA with qualified tools...


1:40 pm - 1:55 pm

In-Booth Presentations

Using Data Analytics and Project Management to Reduce Lead Times and Ensure Successful Product Launches

Access to information and raw data has never been easier than it is today. The amount of big data flowing through your organization is getting larger and larger. Capturing these data and displaying it in a way that’s easy to understand can help...


2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Session Rooms

Do You Have a Breakthrough or De Novo Device? Here’s an Overview of the Regulatory Pathways

Orthopedics has seen an increase in the number of products that have followed the Breakthrough Device Designation and De Novo regulatory pathways in the last two years. These pathways recognize truly novel devices. How do you determine whether your...

Speaker

Michelle Lott

Founder and Principal,

learnRAQA


2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Session Rooms

Foundational Tools for Your Next SaMD Technology

Artificial intelligence (AI)- and machine learning (ML)-based technologies have the potential to transform healthcare by deriving new and important insights from the vast amount of data generated during the delivery of healthcare every day. Example...

Speaker

Monica Burt

Senior Partner,

MB&A


2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Tech Center

Additive Manufacturing: Overcoming Fatigue Strength Hurdles in Orthopedic Implants

Orthopedics has experienced a proliferation of additive manufactured implants in recent years. Additive manufacturing has primarily been used for hip cups and spine devices. But why not other implants like hip stems and screws? We bring together...

Moderator

Mukesh Kumar

Global Technology Director,

Lincotek Medical

Panelist

Lisa Ferrara

Technical Director,

Element Materials Technology

Panelist

John Bohenick

Research, Development and Engineering Manager,

Osseus Fusion Systems

Panelist

Ryan Kircher

Senior Additive Manufacturing Engineer,

rms Company


3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Tech Center

The Power of Data: Today’s Apps, Wearables and Innovative Digital Ecosystem

Our increasingly digital world coupled with the uptick in remote care due to COVID has led to the adoption of patient engagement and monitoring tools. Orthopedic companies are entering the market with their own wearable and mobile app technology to...

Moderator

Peter Verrillo

Founder and CEO,

Enhatch

Panelist

Colleen Gray

Chief Executive Officer,

TracPatch Health

Panelist

Rob Kraal

Vice President and General Manager, Connected Health Group,

Zimmer Biomet


3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Session Rooms

How to Drive a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Highly successful leaders and companies exhibit a culture of continuous improvement. What does that look like in practice? This session digs into the specific actions that engaged leaders take to ensure that their organizations fully embrace...

Speaker

Mark Freier

Executive Coach,

WhatIf Enterprises


3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Session Rooms

Global Roundtable: Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Regulatory Market Forces

The orthopedic market faces numerous complexities with its international scale. Manufacturing, labor, supply chain and regulatory considerations all play a role in a company's ability to successfully work in or serve a country or region. Our global...

Speaker

Dale Tempco

Founder,

Dale Tempco Consulting

Panelist

Curt Jennewine

President,

Asia MedPartners

Panelist

Laurent Pruvost

President and CEO,

Intech Group


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Networking

Exhibit Floor Open House and Happy Hour

These two hours are solely dedicated to mingling and networking with all of OMTEC's participants...with a special focus on the ~150 exhibitors. Delicious appetizers and drinks will be served — this popular gathering is not to be missed! ...


June 16, 2022

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Exhibit Floor

Exhibit Hall Hours


8:00 am - 9:00 am

Networking

Pancake Breakfast

Kick-off Day 2 of OMTEC with new partners and old friends in the Exhibit Hall Cafe. A hot, delicious pancake breakfast will provide the fuel you need for a productive and profitable day!

Sponsored by ECA Medical


9:20 am - 9:35 am

In-Booth Presentations

Revival of Pure Titanium for Medical Device Manufacturing Thanks to Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing of titanium medical devices usually means Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) of Ti-6Al-4V Grade 5 or Grade 23. Despite the lower strength, pure titanium (CP Ti, Commercially Pure Titanium) has some interesting properties that can...


9:40 am - 9:55 am

In-Booth Presentations

Improving Profitability Through Integration & Visibility of Your Supply Chain’s Last Mile

Medical device companies invest significant resources to deploy and manage field-based inventory. The costs associated weigh heavily on the financial statements, influencing profitability, balance sheets, working capital and cash flow. Traditional...


10:00 am - 10:45 am

Session Rooms

Applying Lessons Learned to a Post-Pandemic World

Let’s face it, the past two+ years have forced you to execute new levels of flexibility, adaptability and perseverance. You’ve found smarter ways to work and collaborate. You’ve achieved nimbleness and assertiveness in the face of adversity....

Panelist

Ryan Belaney

Vice President, Clinical & Regulatory Affairs,

Active Implants

Panelist

Scott Shankle

Vice President of Operations,

MicroPort Orthopedics

Panelist

Jeff Tyber

Founder and Chief Executive Officer,

Tyber Medical


10:00 am - 10:45 am

Session Rooms

Process Validation: How to Make Sense of the IQ/OQ/PQ Alphabet Soup

Process Validation often trips up orthopedic companies despite its constant presence in the device manufacturing processes. This session begins with a reminder of the process validation basics, including Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational...

Speaker

Dale Tempco

Founder,

Dale Tempco Consulting


10:00 am - 10:45 am

Tech Center

VR and AR: The New Reality for Surgical Training, Planning and Navigation

The use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is expected to profoundly impact the future of surgical training, planning and navigation. As more VR and AR software companies enter the specialty, orthopedic engineers and product...

Moderator

Peter Verrillo

Founder and CEO,

Enhatch

Panelist

Jon Bracken

Vice President of Product and Partnerships,

PrecisionOs

Panelist

Jonathan Nielsen

Vice President of R&D,

Insight Medical Systems


11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Tech Center

New Biomaterials: What Problems Need Solving? What Lessons have been Learned?

New materials will play a critical role in the advancement of orthopedics, as companies seek to positively impact the outcomes of popular procedures and even develop solutions to help the body regenerate. Bringing new materials to market is a lengthy...

Moderator

Robert A. Poggie, Ph.D.

President,

BioVera

Panelist

Kevin Rocco

President, CEO and Founder,

Biorez

Panelist

Herb Schwartz, Ph.D.

President, CEO and Founder,

BioPoly

Panelist

Ramille Shah, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer,

Dimension Inx


11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Session Rooms

Additive, AI, Digital Health: What FDA’s Thinking on Science and Technology Means for Orthopedics

FDA reports on the science and technology areas in which it plans to advance its thinking and practices in response to innovation from industry. The Agency’s current strategic initiatives include unleashing the power of data, increasing choice and...

Speaker

Michelle Lott

Founder and Principal,

learnRAQA


11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Session Rooms

Improving Engineering and Reducing Time to Market Through Process Automation

As most businesses try to navigate a more digital approach to product development, the results have been quicker times to market. In a recent report, PwC found an average of a 29% increase in achieving product launch date targets through automation....

Speaker

Edwin Chung

Director of Engineering Technology & Applications,

SPK and Associates


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking

Beers, Burgers and Biomechanics

PrecisionOS and Trilion Quality Systems bring their exciting technologies to OMTEC for this engaging conference finale. Their interactive biomechanics-themed activities will be positioned in the corners of the Exhibit Hall Café and will complement a...


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Exhibit Floor

Exhibitor Move Out