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June 14, 2022

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

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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

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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

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Orlando Malone

Global Director of Contract Manufacturing,

Zimmer Biomet

Speaker

Monica Burt

Senior Partner,

MB&A

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Mike Elsas

Director of Supply Chain,

Xtant Medical


2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

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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


June 15, 2022

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 Medical


10:30 am - 11:15 am

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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


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

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Foundational Tools for Your Next AI/ML 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


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


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


June 16, 2022

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

Moderator

Carolyn LaWell

Chief Content Officer,

ORTHOWORLD


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


11:15 am - 12:00 pm

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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


11:15 am - 12:00 pm

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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