Introducing...the Think Tank!




New for 2024, the Think Tank is an interactive, collaborative education space where today’s pressing questions are answered and problems are solved. The Think Tank swaps PowerPoints for group discussions.

Subject-matter experts will facilitate conversations and ask attendees to share barrier-breaking ideas to collectively unveil best practices and proven methods to achieve success. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

The European Union’s transition from the Medical Device Directive to the Medical Device Regulation has overwhelmed orthopedic companies and notified bodies as they seek to interpret and implement the new regulations. With deadlines looming, time is running out for inaction.

Bring your pressing questions to this session to have them answered by an EU MDR expert and former notified body reviewer. Are you unable to get a response from your notified body? Are you seeking clarification on clinical evaluation reports or post-market clinical follow-up reports? Have you experienced successes with the process that you could share with fellow peers? This interactive session provides clarity and solutions for navigating the MDR process. 

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Whether we like it or not, our bosses have enormous influence over our ability to succeed, thrive and advance in our organizations, careers and leadership journeys.

Establishing strong, productive working relationships with those above us is the single most effective way to accelerate success in any company.

This lively and interactive session provides proven strategies and techniques to increase cooperation and collaboration between those who have different power levels, perspectives and personalities.

Learning to effectively manage up is good for you, good for your boss and good for your organization.

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

As an orthopedic engineer, your nature is to solve problems and push the boundaries to achieve greater productivity with new products. What tools should you adopt to advance your own skillset and work productivity when there’s a seemingly endless number of digital platforms and development books that promise to improve your design, analysis, workflow and communication? 

This interactive session calls on the audience to share go-to tools and productivity hacks. The ultimate engineering toolkit will be built through collaborative conversation. Join this session and walk away with a list of ideas to immediately implement and gain efficiency in your daily work routine.

Thursday, June 13, 2024
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

In the past, high-performing companies leveraged their position to manage risk and gain market share. Yet, today’s market complexity requires a new approach where sourcing partners work together to build resiliency and agility into their supply chain and mitigate potential disruptions.

This informative and interactive session draws upon attendees to share their successes and provides expert advice on how sourcing and procurement roles can prevent and address vulnerabilities within the orthopedic supply chain.

Discover sourcing concepts and tools that will allow you to act with greater flexibility, regardless of the size of your company or the number of your suppliers.