Past Events

MedSC 2020 Fall Virtual Meeting

November 17, 2020 | Virtual


MedSC 2020 Fall Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, November 17
Covid Experiences and Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned from the Data
Mark Van Sumeren
– Managing Director; Health Industry Advisor LLC

From Hyper-Growth to Near-Zero and Back
Todd Abraham
– VP Operations; Ivantis
Jon Asercion – Sr. Manager, Global Supply Chain; Ivantis

PPE on Steroids
Mike Tuck
– VP Global Product Supply, Procurement and Supply Chain; O&M/ Halyard

Serving Medical Device OEMs as a Contract Manufacturer
Nicholas Schulz
– EVP Global Operations and Active Device Components; Heraeus
Jayme Hanson – VP Marketing and Customer Experience; Heraeus

Distribution and 3PL, and Europe (“Working in the Bubble”)
Yolanda van Riel
– Executive Strategic Accounts; Rhenus Contract Logistics

The Provider Perspective
Joe Walsh
– Consultant; Supply Chain Sherpas

The Vaccine Promise and Challenges, and Terso Update
Dr. Ash Anderson
– CMO; Promega and Terso Solutions
Joe Pleshek – CEO, Terso Solutions

Sponsor Introduction – Movemedical (
Mareo McCracken – Chief Customer Officer; Movemedical

Brexit Update
Gavin Orpwood
– Tax Director; PwC
Andrea Als – Director and Lawyer; PwC

Ethylene Oxide Update
Fielding Greaves
– Senior Director, State & Regional Government Affairs; Advamed

Pandemic Risk Management Strategies
Karl Bryant
– Senior Vice President, Business Continuity Management; Marsh Risk Management

Labeling for a Covid Supply Chain (
Joe Farrell
– Global Account Executive; Loftware
Laura Johnson – Senior Account Executive; Loftware

Sponsor Introduction – Providien Medical (
Ryan McCormick
– Director, Business Development; Providien, A Carlisle Company

Sponsor Update – GHX (
Denise Odenkirk
– Vice President, Supplier Sales; GHX

Sponsor Update – Vizient (
Rachael Martin
– Sr. Supply Chain Operations Program Director; Vizient

MedSC 2020 Spring Virtual Meeting

April 14, 2020 | San Antonio, TX


2020 Spring Virtual Meeting
April 14, 2020

European Regulation Update in Light of Covid-19, Including EU MDR
Kareem Elwakil – PwC Consulting        

Report-out from Gartner Covid-19 Interviews with Device and Diagnostic Manufacturers
Stephen Meyer – Gartner        

Overview of Provider Actions/Responses to Covid-19
Eric O’Daffer – Gartner    

Industry Resources and Supply Chain Continuity Initiatives
Joe Walsh – Supply Chain Sherpas    

MedSC 2019 Fall Meeting

November 06, 2019 | Scottsdale, AZ


Brexit Update as of November 2019
Gbenga Olatunji – Consulting Director; PwC

Healthcare Market Scan 2019
Mark Van Sumeren – Strategic Advisor, Medical Devices and Integrated Networks; Health Industry Advisor LLC

“Point / Counter-Point” – Gartner Views from Healthcare Provider and Manufacturer Analysts
Eric O’Daffer – Research Vice President; Gartner
Stephen Meyer – Research Director; Gartner

Perspectives on Private Equity
James Prutow – Consulting Partner; PwC
John Anderson – Operating Partner; Greenbriar Equity Group

Evolution of Consignment and Field Inventory Management Practices
Jerry Brown – Chief Technology Officer; JR Healthcare Solutions

Case Studies:  Leveraging Technology Creating Value for both Sales and Operations for Straumann Dental and Alcon
Joe Pleashek – CEO; Terso Solutions
Trevor Sutton – Senior Brand Manager; Alcon

Innovation in the Healthcare Supply Chain
Eric O’Daffer – Research Vice President; Gartner

MedSC 2019 Spring Meeting

May 23, 2019 | Chicago, IL


Your Customer's Customer - A Fireside Chat
Ash Anderson, MD MS - CMO; Promega and Terso Board Member
Tom Lubotsky - Vice President, Supply Chain; Allina Health
Mark Van Sumeren - Independent Healthcare Industry Advisor

Lean in Medical Device (with Breakout)
Andy Van Sumeren - Lean Consultant and Director, Imaging & Biomed Field Service; GE Healthcare

MDSAP and Regulatory Update
Daniel Wright - Operating Vice President, Global Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs and Product Safety; Halyard Health Division / O&M

Meeting Changing Regulatory and Customer Demands: The Power of Data and Digital Networks
Karen Conway - Vice President, Healthcare Value; GHX
Denise Odenkirk - AVP, Supplier Sales; GHX

Heraeus / Medical Components - An Introduction
Amanda Kurth - Vice President, Manufacturing Technologies; Heraeus Medical Components

MedSC 2018 Fall Meeting

November 13, 2018 | San Diego, CA


Healthcare Market Scan
Mark Van Sumeren - Healthcare Industry Advisor LLC

Medical Device 3D Printing Case Study - Xilloc
Maikel Beerens - CEO; Xilloc

Digital Supply Chain in Healthcare
Stephen Meyer - Research Director; Gartner

Elevating Supply Chain Management to the Executive Suite
Joe Walsh - Executive Advisor; Supply Chain Sherpas

US Trade Policy and Tariffs - Implications for the Medical Device Industry
Molly Jantzen - Global Solutions, Medical / Life Sciences; Integration Point

Changing Role of the GPO
Stephen Downey - Group SVP, Supply Chain Operations; Vizient

Healthcare Provider Self-Distribution
Jamie Kowalski - Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting, LLC
Molly Ehrlich - Consulting Director; Vizient
Tom White - Director, Supply Chain; Froedtert Health
Scott Wilson - Program Director, Americas Distribution; Medtronic

EU Medical Device Regulations Update
Kareem Elwakil - Consultant; PwC

Sponsor Introduction - Millstone Medical

Sponsor Introduction - Loftware

MedSC 2018 Spring Meeting

May 15, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA


US Tax Reform - Implications For The Medical Device Industry
Ben Proce - Life Sciences Partner; PwC Tax
Linda Meloro -
Managing Director, Life Sciences Operations and Supply Chain; PwC Consulting

Blockchain - Implications for Supply Chain
Wayne McDonnell - Principal; PwC Consulting

Navigating Today's Challenging Global Trade Environment - Understanding US Customs and Border Protection Mission / Priorities
George Weise - Senior Advisor; Integration Point and Former Commissioner; US Customs Service
Molly Jantzen - Global Solutions, Medical / Life Sciences; Integration Point

Point-of-Care Logistics - A Case Study
Jerry Brown - Operating Vice President, Service Line Strategy; Owens & Minor
Jonathan Tillman - CEO; Medical Tracking Solutions (MTS)

MedSC 2017 Fall Meeting

November 08, 2017 | Scottsdale, AZ


Brexit Update
Jo Pisani
Partner; PwC UK

Healthcare Market Scan
Mark Van Sumeren
Healthcare Industry Advisor LLC

The Business of Healthcare - A Customer Facing Approach
Mike Hughes

Vice President, Healthcare Business Solutions; Cook Medical

Biocom Update
George Bonaros

Director, Business Development; Biocom

Supply Chain Transformation at Halyard Health
Joe Vidricksen
Vice President, Global Supply Chain; Halyard Health

Consignment Inventory Practices for Physician Preference Items (PPI)
John Kelty

Business Solutions; WL Gore

Advanced Analytics in the Post-Sales Supply Chain
Dan Gettens

Chief Analytics Officer; OnProcess Technology

MedSC 2017 Spring Meeting

April 26, 2017 | Austin, TX


Trump Administration Trade and Tax Policies - Supply Chain and Business Operations Implications
Jennifer Parkhurst
Consulting Partner; PwC
Benjamin Proce
Tax Partner; PwC

One Health System Leaders Perspective on Emerging Trends 2017
John Brindley
Retired President; SETON Healthcare

Business Continuity Management
Karl Bryant
Senior Vice President, Business Continuity Management; Marsh Risk Consulting
Craig Hourigan
Director, Supply Chain Optimization; Hollister, Inc.

Merger Integration Update
BD, Medtronic, Hill-Rom

Big Data in Healthcare: Trends and Opportunities for the Medical Device Supply Chain
Carl Finamore
Consulting Director; PwC

Advanced Analytics in the Post-Sales Supply Chain
Mitchell Miller
Senior Analyst; OnProcess Technology

MedSC 2016 Fall Meeting

November 08, 2016 | Scottsdale, AZ


Healthcare Market Scan
Mark Van Sumeren
Healthcare Industry Advisor

An "Amazon" Perspective on Healthcare and the Medical Device Industry
Chris Holt
Leader; Amazon Global Healthcare

Brexit Implications for Medical Device Manufacturers
Jo Pisani
Partner; PwC UK

Gartner Supply Chain Cost Reduction Survey
Stephen Meyer
Research Director, Supply Chain; Gartner
Doug Keys
Leadership Partner; Gartner

Medical Device Field Inventory – Real Challenges, Real Solutions
Wayne McDonnell
Principal; PwC

Field Inventory Control and Visibility Using Branch Concept
Stephen Bradley
CEO; Medical Tracking Solutions (MTS)
Jerry Brown
Consultant to Owens & Minor

Automated Field Inventory Management Through RFID Technology
Scott Wilson
US Indirect Sales Administration (Spine & Biologics); Medtronic
Jason Rosemurgy
Global Sales Director; Terso Solutions

Biocom Update
George Bonaros
Director, Business Development; Biocom

MedSC 2016 Spring Meeting

April 28, 2016 | Nashville, TN


Healthcare 2017 and Beyond: The Six Things You Need to Know About the Future of Healthcare and Probably Don’t
Joe Flower 

Healthcare Futurist, Industry Analyst, Author and Speaker

Supply Chain Trends Through a Global Lens
Bruce Johnson


Operationalizing the Future
Todd Abraham

Consultant; Former VP of Operations for Endologix

Mergers and Supply Chain Integration in the Medical Device Industry
Ewald Parolari

VP Supply Chain North America; BD
Rob Varner
VP Americas Distribution; Medtronic
Alan Rust
Director Strategic Solutions; O&M Healthcare Logistics
Bill Mosser
VP Supply Chain Solutions; FMOL Health System

The Reinvented Leader
Chuck Bolton

CEO; The Bolton Group LLC

Trust Between Healthcare Trading Partners
Gene Schneller
Professor, Dept. of Supply Chain Management; W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University


MedSC 2015 Fall Meeting

November 12, 2015 | Scottsdale, AZ


Healthcare Industry Market Scan
Mark Van Sumeren – Managing Director; Health Industry Advisor
Formerly VP of Strategy and Business Development; Owens & Minor

New Entrants in the Medical Device Industry
Brian Williams – Director, New Health Economy; PwC
Driving Cost Reduction in Supply Chain
Kevin Lewis – Partner, Pharma/Life Science Supply Chain; PwC
Partnering for Improvements in Cost, Efficiency and Asset Management
David Kopstein – Vice President, Sales & Marketing; O&M Healthcare Logistics           
Chris Lynch – Vice President, Global Service and Logistics; Acelity
Biocom Update
Rick Fultz – Managing Director; Biocom Purchasing Group

What Companies are Looking For in Supply Chain Leadership
John Davitt – Senior Client Partner and co-Leader Supply Chain Center of Excellence North America; Korn Ferry
AdvaMed Government Policy Update
Riley Swinehart – Vice President Government Affairs; AdvMed
Best Practices in Supplier Controls
Steve Niedelman – Lead Quality System and Compliance Consultant; King & Spaulding LLP

Situational Awareness Within the Healthcare Supply Chain
Joe Pleshek – CEO; Terso Solutions

MedSC 2015 Spring Meeting

June 02, 2015 | Charleston, SC


FDA/CDRH Compliance Initiatives
William McFarland
Director; Division of Manufacturing & Quality, FDA
Shanika Booth
Consumer Safety Officer; Division of Manufacturing & Quality, FDA

Quality Remediation Case Study
Mark Lincoln
Vice President, Quality & Operations; Terumo Cardiovascular

Partnerships with Contract Manufacturers
Jan Boyd
Vice President, Sales and Marketing; Kelpac Medical

Service Supply Chain Management
Carolyn DeVasto
Vice President, Business Development; OnProcess Technology

A Medical Device 3D Printing Start-Up Story
Maikel Beerens
CEO; Xilloc

Innovation and the Changing Nature of Supply Chain
Michael Wentling
Chief Solutions Officer

Total Cost of Ownership Pilot Project
Tim Nedley
Vice President, Materials Management; UPMC
David Reed
Vice President, Operations; Cook Medical

Franciscan Missionaries of our Lady (FMOL) Health System -  Road to Excellence
William Mosser
Vice President, Supply Chain

UDI Implementation Experiences and Provider Adoption
Grant Hodgkins
Vice President, Commercial Practice; USDM Life Sciences
Karen Conway
Executive Director, Industry Relations; GHX
William Mosser
Vice President, Materials Management; FMOL Health System

GPO for Medical Device Manufacturers
Rick Fultz
Vice President and Managing Director; Biocom