Register Now: HMMC Spring Conference April 19-21, 2022

Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta GA


April 19-21, 2022
Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, GA

HMMC is moving forward with an in-person Spring Conference to be held in Atlanta, GA. We have timed our event to coincide with Share Moving Media’s Medical Distribution Hall of Fame event.

HMMC Spring Conference Headliners and Content:

Northside Health System – Executive leadership from clinical, contracting and supply chain:  what they need manufactures to know about how their system functions.
Mark Seitz – NDC:  growth goals and the value they bring to manufactures.
Mike Lovdal – Adjunct Professor at the Columbia Business School:  What has changed in American health care, and what will change in the coming years?
Matt Rowan & Michael Dubose – HIDA:  Roles, relationships, and an open conversation.

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
12:00-3:00PM Board Meeting
3:15 – 5:00 PM Committee Meetings- New Members Welcome!

Program Committee
Sponsor Committee
Marketing Committee
Membership Committee
6:30 – 7:15 PM Welcome Reception
Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres
7:30 – 9:00 PM Opening Dinner
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
7:00-8:00AM Breakfast
8:00-8:15AM Welcome to the 2021 Fall Manufacturers Executive Conference
Kurt Forsthoefel- President
8:15-9:45AM Northside Health System Clinical and Supply Chain Leadership Panel:

Senior leaders with the Northside Health System will be sharing thoughts and experiences on best practices for manufactures to engage within the ever expanding and consolidating nature of health systems, specifically those of the Northside system.  George Shelton:  Manager Clinical Supply Chain, Charles Walker:  Director of Logistics, Kevin Love:  Director of Procurement and Contracts have collective experience with all aspects of product management within a health system, from relationships with distribution, utilization of GPO’s, value analysis and clinical review, and supply chain management. 

9:45-10:00AM Break
10:00-11:00AM J. Cris Salinas, MD and Aalap V. Patel MedTech Industry Trends,
Insights and the Road Ahead: Business Evolution in the “Next” Normal The MedTech industry has relied on a tried and true playbook for many years – one that is focused on driving in person engagement for product knowledge, service and medical education. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the MedTech industry to innovate and transform very quickly, for some in a matter of weeks and others a matter of months – all by leveraging data. This digital transformation was part of a longer term plan that was accelerated by the pandemic. As we continue on our journey in the “next” normal, MedTech organizations are focused on driving value that aligns with the continuum of care. In this session, you will hear how industry trends and insights are generating commercial innovation and business transformation that not only empowers sales and marketing teams, but also connects the entire MedTech organizations with Providers, Payors and Patients in a data enabled and connected ecosystem.
11:00-12:00PM Don Sizemore: Putting technology to work for you.

The “Gadget Guru” will share his knowledge and experience with us on how to better use current technology to improve our everyday lives, both personally and professionally. 

12:00-1:00PM Lunch
1:00-2:30PM Networking Activity 

Sales, Marketing, and Operations Breakouts

2:30-2:45PM Break
2:45-4:00PM Keynote Speaker, Mike Lovdal: Impact of the Pandemic on U.S. Healthcare

How has the pandemic impacted U.S. healthcare?   Mike Lovdal will focus on six impacts – national healthcare policy, public health coordination, health system reinvention, telehealth / home health, insurance migration, and the move to value-based healthcare. 

4:00-5:00PM Mark Seitz: President and CEO of NDC

Mark along with Steve Martin, SVP Supplier Relations and Ian Fardy, Vice President, Marketing will share the NDC experience with the private equity process leading up to NDC’s 2021 acquisition by Platinum Equity. In addition, Mark and his team will share the vision of the path forward for NDC and the value they bring to manufacturers. NDC has been a long-standing partner with HMMC with our mutual members working together to support the delivery of quality products throughout the continuum of care.

6:00-9:00PM Off Site Evening Networking Event



Thursday, April 21, 2022
7:00-8:00AM Breakfast
8:00-9:30AM HIDA and Thermo Fisher Scientific Discussion

Matthew Rowan, President and CEO of HIDA and Michael Dubose, HIDA 2022 Board Chair and President, Fisher Healthcare, will be sharing insights and trends as the industry responds to the dramatically changing healthcare marketplace. They will also discuss key priorities and the importance of industry partnerships so we can remain focused on keeping the customer and their patients first

9:30-9:45AM Break
9:45-10:45AM Brad Bilbo, Chief Executive Officer of Reliable Health Care Management

Brad will educate us on issues most important within the supply chain and delivery of care within the Long Term Care market. 

10:45-11:15AM Break
11:15-11:45AM Report Back on Networking Activity and Closing Comments
Kurt Forsthoefel- President
11:45AM Adjournment

Hotel Info

181 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

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Rates: $199/night (You may extend your stay by selecting Check Availability then EDIT)

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