Hear directly from key industry experts, with the opportunity to ask questions.
Thursday, February 8
8:30 – 9:25am ET

Opening Session

Building A Healthier Supply Chain

Yes, the supply chain can be both resilient and efficient! That’s what everyone wants, and today, the technologies and know-how are available to make it happen. This session will feature TED-talk style perspectives on building a healthier supply chain, from three of the healthcare industry’s most visionary leaders.

Steve Downey
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Cleveland Clinic

Laura Kowalczyk, JD, MPH
Vice President Supply Chain & Supply Services, UAB Medicine
, Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)

Tom Schwieterman, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer
Midmark Corporation

9:40 – 10:30am ET
Anatomy Of A Disruption

The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a major driver for improvements in the healthcare supply chain. But there’s still a lot of work to be done. In this session, we’ll use a more recent threat to the supply chain – the barely-averted UPS strike – to look at the systems and players involved in managing a major disruption. We’ll determine what processes were employed in the days leading up to the likely strike date and dig into the role of commercial and public partners in disruption preparation and response. 

Arlene Joyner
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Industrial Base Management & Supply Chain, Administration for Preparedness & Response,
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Friday, February 9
8:30 – 9:20am ET
2024 Outlook For Global Logistics

The top-rated speaker from last year’s event is BACK! Lars Jensen wowed attendees with his insights on trends ahead for global shipping – and what they mean for product availability. Whether you’re directly involved in freight management, or just on the receiving end of supply chain delays, you’ll gain important insights from this presentation.

Lars Jensen

Lars Jensen
Vespucci Maritime

10:45 – 11:15am ET
Factors Impacting 2024 Demand And Product Availability

Accurate forecasting requires much more than historical order data. This session will offer insights on trends and issues that might factor into your supply and demand planning. We’ll take a look at which healthcare settings are seeing recent increases and decreases in patient visits, examine looming concerns like potential shutdowns of sterilization facilities, and consider other factors that might threaten product availability.

More education sessions TBA


Stephanie Reed

Stephanie Reed, MS
Director, Education