Lunch N Learns (Invitation Only)
Date & Time
Monday, August 29, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Location Name
Grand Sonoran CD, E, F, G and HIJ

Lunch N Learns are in-depth educational forums offering opportunity for discussion of current issues impacting the healthcare supply chain. These invitation-only sessions allow host companies the chance for open dialogue about strategies, problem-solving and informed decision-making in the changing atmosphere of the healthcare supply chain.

Led by industry leaders, these provider-only sessions are designed to be interactive and provide access to experts from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Each session will afford ample opportunity for open dialogue with the presenting companies. 

Cook Medical | Grand Sonoran F

Supply Chain Risks: How Can Suppliers Support You?

For the last few years, supply chain transparency has been a trending topic. We all need information to better forecast our areas of business. Our organization has received many questions about our ability to supply and what impacts our manufacturing lines. So we designed a tool that we call the ‘Supplier Risk Dashboard’. The goal is for it to help answer your questions about what impacts our resiliency to a part number or it’s family. But we want to exclusively share it here first with our attendees to know what other information you need and what would make your job easier. Perhaps you are just determining how to make use of your suppliers’ risk impact. We will also share the stage with Vizient to make use of our new tool so that you may get ideas of how to use it in your role or organization.

No matter what stage of the journey you are in, come share your thoughts and needs with us in this open conversation.


Four Tower | Grand Sonoran HI

Creating the Right Software for Managing the Sourcing of your Preferred Supplies

4Tower has changed the industry with its capital planning software through active engagement with their primary end users. The same active engagement is how 4Tower is expanding into software for the management of supplies.

4Tower is inviting supply chain leaders to engage in an active discussion about their unmet needs, gaps in the industry, and what a superior software solution would provide clinicians and purchasing teams and ultimately help effectively manage sourcing the right supplies, from the right suppliers at the right time.

Join 4Tower, share your needs, and be a part of developing a superior solution for managing supplies.


Heron Therapeutics | Grand Sonoran CD

Enter a New World of Postoperative Pain Management 

Pain management in the first 72 hours after surgery is critical. As the body’s inflammatory process unfolds, the surgical site becomes increasingly acidic and limits the efficacy of local anesthetics, regardless of administration technique. But what if local anesthetics were capable of more? By attending this symposium, you will learn how a local anesthetic designed to consistently deliver pain relief for up to 72 hours after surgery could impact the way we treat pain. 


Premier | Grand Sonoran E

Conductiv’s Purchased Services Workshop

Join the authors and contributors of Significant Figures: A Practical Guide to Unprecedented Cost Savings in Purchased Services for a hands-on workshop discussing the challenges and opportunities for streamlining indirect spend. Learn where your organization is on the Purchased Services Maturity Continuum and how to craft an improvement strategy based on where your organization is at today. Come prepared with your toughest questions about purchased services and our team can answer them. Participants will receive a free copy of the book.


Lindsay Wise – Author and Sr. Director of Marketing, Conductiv

Mickey Meehan - Author and COO, Conductiv

Anna Ormiston – VP of GPO and Strategic Sourcing, Conductiv


Vizient | Grand Sonoran G

Strategies to Increase Supply Assurance Through Challenging Market Dynamics

Description: The recent pandemic combined with foreign and domestic market disruptions underscored the importance of improving reliability and mitigating disruptions for essential medical and pharmaceutical products. Learn about Vizient’s best practices to help members and suppliers gain greater visibility and supply assurance through Novaplus Enhanced Supply, domestic sourcing, and other targeted strategies.

Speakers: Sarah Herrmann, Director, Program Services, Vizient

To RSVP for a Lunch N Learn session at the 2022 Fall IDN Summit, please contact Trey Beuttel at 859.523.5701.