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Lessons from the Orthopedics Capital of the World

September 11, 2009
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Grace College, Orthopaedic Capital Center
610 Wooster Road, Winona Lake, IN 46590
Primary Sponsors
Supporting Sponsors
Commissioning Agents, Inc.
Paragon Medical
Symmetry Medical


This conference will be held in Warsaw, Indiana, the Orthopedics Capital of the World. What does it take to build a successful life sciences cluster? What does it take to keep it on top? What does the future hold for the global orthopedics industry? And how do Indiana's other life sciences clusters benefit from Indiana's orthopedics industry? This conference will explore and answer these questions, helping attendees to understand the business, regulatory and legal issues involved. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to hear and discuss recommendations from an extensive report providing an overview and analysis of the orthopedics industry, with a focus on opportunities presented by, and challenges facing, Warsaw's orthopedics cluster.

8:00 am – 9:00 amRegistration and Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 amWelcome
 Cheryl Blanchard, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Zimmer
9:15 am – 10:15 amMorning Keynote Introduction
 Speaker: Barry L. Parker, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Symmetry Medical, Inc.
 Morning Keynote: Surgeons/Industry Innovation: A Whole New Ballgame
 Speaker: Walter Eisner, Senior Writer, Orthopedics This Week
10:15 am – 10:45 amBreak
10:30 am – 12:00 pmPanel Presentation - Opportunities and Challenges of the Device Industry
 Moderator: Pat Cross, Leader, Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice, Baker & Daniels, LLP
 Panel Members:
 Nick A. Deeter, Chairman, President & CEO, OrthoPediatrics
 Robert E. Durgin, Senior Vice President, Quality/Regulatory/Clinical Affairs, Biomet, Inc.
 Vincent J. Ventimiglia, Jr. Senior Vice President, B&D Consulting
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Keynote Introduction
 Speaker: Steve Corbett, Director of U.S. Operations, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc
 Keynote Address: Warsaw, IN: The Orthopaedics Capital of the World: An Overview, Analysis, and Blueprint for Future Industry and Community Growth
 Speaker: David Johnson, President & CEO, BioCrossroads
2:00 pm – 3:30 pmPanel to Discuss BioCrossroads Report
 Panel Introduction by: Robert Chew, Vice President, Commissioning Agents, Inc.
 Panel Moderator: David Johnson, President & CEO, BioCrossroads
 Panel Members:
 Cheryl Blanchard, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Zimmer
 Toby Buck, President and CEO, Paragon Medical
 Brian Emerick, President & CEO, Micropulse, Inc.
 David Findlay, CFO and Executive Vice President of Administration of Lake City Bank
 David Floyd, President, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
 Ron Manahan, President, Grace College
 Jon Serbousek, President, Biomet Orthopedics
3:30 pmWrap-up
 Speaker: David Floyd, U.S. President of Orthopaedics, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.