The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is pleased to announce the Second Annual MTEC Membership meeting will be held at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, the "home of military medicine" on Thursday, March 30th, 2017. A special networking event featuring poster displays by current members and invited government sponsors will kick-off the meeting on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017.
Formed in conjunction with the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), MTEC is a tax-exempt non-profit corporation that has partnered with USAMRMC through an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to offer an alternative to FAR-based R&D acquisitions. The OTA acquisition model affords greater technology and prototype acquisition speed, getting solutions to end users sooner. In the very first solicitation cycle for MTEC, the time from issuing the solicitation to first award on contract was less than eight months. The OTA can be utilized by any government sponsor whose requirements fall within the USAMRMC technology domains.
The MTEC Second Annual Membership meeting is FREE and will focus on delivering VALUE to the attendee. It will provide a forum for gaining insight into soon-to-be released solicitations and the MTEC white paper process, promoting idea exchange and enhancing networking opportunities. Government and military personnel are welcome to attend and participate in all events, including the Poster Networking event on March 29, 2017, and optional tours of the Center for Intrepid, and Southwest Research Institute research areas.
Highlights of the meeting will include:
* An overview of upcoming MTEC solicitations.
* Upcoming funding opportunities such as:
o Prototype Acceleration Awards
o Broad Topic "Request for Project Information"
o MTEC White Paper Process
* Opportunity to meet and discuss ideas with MTEC Officers and USAMRMC's Medical Technology Support Center Project Officer.
* Briefing of MTEC's Future Endeavors by the MTEC President & Chairman of the Board.
* Overview by the project team of one of MTEC's first project awards.
* Status of MTEC's extensive philanthropic outreach activities.
* An optional tour of the Center for Intrepid, the National Armed Forces Physician Rehabilitation Center on March 30th.
* An optional tour of four of the Southwest Research Institutes healthcare research areas on March 29th from 3-5 PM.
* MTEC Networking event co-hosted by the Southwest Research Institute, BioMedSA, and MTEC with MTEC member poster session display on March 29th from 5-6:30 PM.
Non-members are welcome to attend the first portion of the event including the Pre-Meeting events on March 29th, 2017. Members and government/military personnel are invited to participate in the March 30th lunch and afternoon schedule including the Open Discussion session featuring upcoming funding opportunities, membership qualification presentations, break-out sessions and one-on-one opportunities with the USAMRMC representatives and MTEC Officers, and the Center for the Intrepid Tour.
VIEW THE AGENDA on the MTEC website at www.mtec-sc.org. Registration, directions, and hotel block information are provided on the website.
Who is speaking?
o James B. Phillips, Ph.D., Medical Technology Support Center, Projects Officer, Office of the Principal Assistant for Acquisition, USAMRMC
o Lester Martinez, MD, MPH, Major General (ret), U.S. Army, MTEC President and Chairman of the Board
o Adam L. Hamilton, P.E. - President, Southwest Research Institute
o Anthony Pusateri, Ph.D., Director of Research, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
o LTC (P) David Saunders, MC, Product Manager, USAMRMC
o William Howell, MTEC Chief Operating Officer
o Polly Graham, MS, PMP, MTEC Program Manager
o Lauren Palestrini, Ph.D., MTEC Director of Research
o Susan Raymond, Ph.D., MTEC Director of Strategic Funding
o Ann Stevens, President, BioMedSA
o Becky Cap, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, BioBridge
o Russ Keller, Senior Vice President, ATI
Please mark your calendar, and join the leading biomedical research and development community at our meeting at "the home of military medicine" on March 29th and March 30th. If you are unable to attend, the MTEC team would be happy to provide you and your command a "How to Work with MTEC" webinar via conference call, and you can find the "How to Work with MTEC" guide on the MTEC website, www.mtec-sc.org.
We hope to see you at the MTEC Second Annual Membership meeting in San Antonio.