April 24, 2024 | FedEx Institute of Technology | University of Memphis,TN
This networking and educational event will partner local experts with out-of-state industry thought leaders.
Meet with peers and colleagues from across the orthopedic device industry, with representatives from OEMs, suppliers, contract manufacturers, consultants, investors, and others.1
Those in attendance at the ODT Forum hail from all corners of the orthopedic device manufacturing industry, both local and from out of state.3
The agenda covers topics of great interest to many within the orthopedic device manufacturing industry, addressing current trends, issues, challenges, and concerns.2
This unique forum to discuss critical industry topics and offer tools to compete and grow in today’s challenging business climate is designed specifically to bring colleagues together in an intimate environment.4
Editor-In-Chief of Medical Product Outsourcing and Orthopedic Design & Technology
Currently the editor-in-chief of Medical Product Outsourcing and Orthopedic Design & Technology. Covering such an exciting and interesting, technologically advanced industry exposes me to fascinating and exciting developments in healthcare. While MPO and ODT actually cover the back end of the medical device industry (read by professionals at medical device OEMs), the component level technology that goes into the products are still on the cutting edge. As editor-in-chief, my goal is to facilitate the exchange of information between suppliers, OEMs, and consultants.
Group Publisher of Medical Product Outsourcing and Orthopedic Design & Technology
Howard Revitch has more than 30 years of publishing experience, with the majority focused on the global medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and healthcare manufacturing and packaging sectors. In that time, he has held increasingly key sales and management positions for many of the largest trade magazines serving these industries. Revitch graduated from Montclair State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing and advertising.
Co-founder and Managing Partner, MB Venture Partners
Gary Stevenson co-founded MB Venture Partners in 2001 after six years in healthcare investment banking and equity research. At MBVP, he has raised $120 million in committed capital to four funds and invested in more than 50 start-ups, most of which are focused on product solutions for musculoskeletal disease. He also spent seven years in a variety of general management roles with Abbott Laboratories. Gary holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Missouri. He also received an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a certified public accountant and a chartered financial analyst. Gary is a board member or observer for several MBVP portfolio companies. Johnson and Johnson, Medtronic, Smith + Nephew, Zimmer Biomet, and Wright Medical have each acquired MBVP-funded start-ups. In November, Gary will be hosting the Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference for the 21st straight year.
GAIN CRITICAL INSIGHTS
The ODT Forum is a bi-annual event that focuses exclusively on the ever-evolving orthopedic device manufacturing industry.
The ODT Forum is please to provide the following agenda for our next event. Details will be added as they are finalized.
An introduction of the region serving as the host of the 2024 ODT Forum—Memphis, Tenn.—and an overview of why the area is so important to the orthopedic device manufacturing industry.