MPO Summit Salt Lake City Highlights Strong Agenda Business Wire RAMSEY, N.J. -- April 11, 2013 The MPO Summit, June 4-6, delivers a powerful agenda, with extensive education and networking opportunities. On June 4-6, Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO) will provide medical device professionals with top-level learning and networking opportunities during the MPO Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah. The MPO Summit, held at the Grand America Hotel, will tap into the state’s innovative and growing medical device market while addressing broader industry-related issues critical to medical device manufacturing professionals. The theme for this year—with the conference held at the foot of the Wasatch and Oquirrh ranges—is “helping medtech manufacturing move mountains.” For eight years, at leading manufacturing hubs throughout the United States and internationally, MPO events have provided the medical device industry with the most comprehensive programs addressing critical medical device outsourcing and manufacturing issues. The conference topics for this year’s MPO Summit build on almost a decade of experience with right-sized education and networking meetings geared toward medical device manufacturing’s busy professionals. As in years past, this MPO meeting will focus on delivering the mission-critical information and knowledge-sharing that manufacturers and their suppliers use to succeed. The MPO Summit Salt Lake City will include sessions on supply chain issues, product development partnerships, supplier management, quality and risk management, outsourcing strategies, sourcing decisions, product commercialization, and insight from leading medical device CEOs. Among the don’t-miss sessions are: Setting Strategy to Cultivate Win-Win Growth Partnerships, presented by Sean MacLeod, President of Stratos Product Development (Seattle, Wash.), and Ashish Bhargava, Senior Director, Product Development for Cyberonics Inc. (Houston, Texas). This session will address how well-executed partnerships are innovation engines for driving revenue and market-share growth. How do companies identify opportunities for growth, and how can the right partnerships foster proactive thinking and support bringing the “next big idea” to fruition? This interactive discussion will uncover how top companies are leveraging strategic partnerships to assess feasibility, validation and launch concepts into the marketplace. Takeaways include: Ideas for strategic partnering vs. tactical outsourcing to build healthy product pipelines; how to develop partnerships that will supplement existing programs; and insight into where your organization may be able to use partnerships to better effect. Connected Health and Collaboration in the Value Chain: Beyond Traditional Models, presented by Donna Fedor, founder of the Arden Consulting Group. This panel will discuss the new realities and complexities that digital, connected health is bringing into the value and supply chains of medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Profits are moving away from the hardware and the transactional procedure toward the whole patient experience to drive better outcomes inside and outside hospital. New elements, such as ecosystem design, patient behavior specialists, consumer platforms, mobile device management, cloud diagnostics, global data hosting/storage, mobile app development, and new types of patient support technologies and methodologies are challenging a traditionally conservative medical device industry approach to supplier interface and management. Fedor and her panel of industry experts will address how the industry can develop a more collaborative value chain approach to co-produce better, more cost-effective outcomes in the coming connected health era. In addition to the panels above, other highlights include: •Medtech Leadership Roundtable, with panelists from leading medical device companies—OEMs and contract manufacturers. Speakers include Dan Croteau, President & CEO of Vention Medical (Marlborough, Mass.); Matt Jennings, President & CEO, Phillips-Medisize Corp. (Hudson, Wis.); Michael Mussallem, Chairman & CEO of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (Irvine, Calif., invited); and Eric Olson, President & CEO of Amedica Corp (Salt Lake City). This interactive panel will discuss current hot-button industry issues, new technology trends, changes to healthcare impacting the medical device sector, market challenges and opportunities, and more. • Tech Transfer and Partnering for Innovation: Engaging Universities and Medical Device Companies in New Product Creation, presented by John Langell, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Surgeon, Assistant Professor, and Executive Director of the Center for Medical Innovation at the University of Utah. Dr. Langell will address how universities engage in technology development and connect with industry to bring cutting-edge devices to market. •Risk Management, Supplier Controls and the OEM/Supplier Relationship, presented by Mark Leimbeck, Quality and Training Program Manager of Health Sciences for UL LLC. Many OEMs are surprised to learn of their obligations with respect to components and supplier controls, and recent data suggests that suppliers of medical OEMs are even less aware of the implications of recent quality standards. This presentation will explore several examples to prepare OEMs and suppliers for compliance, and how to support each other while delivering safe and effective products in the marketplace. But there’s still more. Along with the valuable opportunities for education outlined above, additional sessions will tackle international supply chain quality, environmental issues and medtech manufacturing, reducing material costs, and new market opportunities. Of course, the two-day conference program also includes multiple networking breaks and meals, supported by event sponsors. Visit www.mposummit.com to learn more about the agenda, speakers and sponsors. Click here to register. About Medical Product Outsourcing Magazine Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO) is the only global magazine dedicated to the growing trend of medical device outsourced manufacturing. In-depth coverage includes comprehensive feature articles, industry news, trends and other developments pertinent to the contract manufacturer-OEM relationship. MPO examines the increasingly complex and demanding requirements of managing outsourcing partnerships. From regulatory mandates and market shifts to manufacturing technology and legal concerns and much more, MPO provides, in print and online, relevant content to help device manufacturers and their vendors stay informed about the industry. Medical Product Outsourcing (www.mpo-mag.com) is a title of Rodman Media Corp. Contact: Rodman Media Chris Delporte, 202-393-0915
MPO Summit Salt Lake City Highlights Strong Agenda
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