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​2018 SOMSA

Progra​m Schedule​

(S​ubject​ ​to Change)

Click here​ for a pdf of the following schedule.

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Day 1: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - LABS
Time​​Session TitleFaculty
1300-1800 Wilderness and Austere Medicine (Off-site)
No onsite registrations for this lab, maximum of 45 attendees
This lab will involve hands on training in 3 distinct aspects of Wilderness and Austere Medicine. It will be held at the US National Whitewater Center, a world renowned location with access to varied environments for training. Instructors wil​l be experts in their field with experience in training special operations medics, law enforcement and paramedics. Expect to be in three small groups moving between 3 unique stations that will hone your skills and knowledge.  The stations will cover an intro to swift water rescue, 3:1 high angle rescue system overview and practice, altitude illness overview and portable Gamow bag use.
BUS TRANSPORTATION will be supplied to and from the Charlotte Convention Center to the whitewater center. The bus will load outside the Martin Luther King St. entrance to the convention center at 11:30 am SHARP with arrival at the center at 12:15 pm for check-in. The bus will depart the whitewater center at 6:00 pm with arrival back at the convention center at 6:45 pm.  If you miss the bus, it will be up to you to find transportation to the whitewater center via taxi.  The address is: 
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Charlotte, NC  28214
DRESS CODE: "Roughs" field/outdoor work clothes appropriate for the weather and outdoor wear. You will have the opportunity to participate in the water rescue training which will involve getting in the water. If you would like to participate in this hands-on training, it is suggested that you pack clothes that you are ok with getting wet as well as a change of clothes. Bring sun protection and water. Food and water will be available for purchase. ​

MAJ J. Hunter Winegarner, MD
SFC Austin Collins, 18D
MAJ Mario Soto, MD
MAJ Jon B. Christensen, APA-C, CCC-P, TP-C, HMO, FAWM, DiMM           
Anthony Baker and Aaron Peeler, Swift Water Rescue Instructor, U.S. National Whitewater Center
 

1300-1700 Advanced Procedure Cadaver Lab
This lab will describe the management of a complex trauma patient with PFC concepts. Intended for the experienced SOF medic, PA, physician. Very limited class size of 12.
Vascular Access:
    Venous Cutdown
    Intraosseous Access
Hemorrhage Control:
    REBOA demonstration and discussion
    Junctional Tourniquets
Airway Management:
    Surgical Cricothyroidotomy
    RSI/DSI and Endotracheal Intubation Discussion
    Direct and Video laryngoscopy
Chest Trauma:
    Chest Tubes
    Needle Decompression
    Finger Thoracostomies
Additional Procedures:
    Lateral Canthotomy
    Field Amputation
LCDR Elliot Ross, MD, MPH
Scotty Bolleter, BS, EMT-P
Jenifer Stubbe, FF, NREMT
Capt Erica Simon, DO, MHA
1300-1600 Teleflex Prehospital and Emergency Care Procedural Cadaver Lab - Basic
This hands-on practicum will provide a unique opportunity to review relevant anatomy associated with critical care and lifesaving emergency procedures. It will include the management of the basic combat trauma patient, anatomy overview, vascular access including IV and IO, hemorrhage control including tourniquets, wound packing, junctional devices, airway management including BVM, airway adjuncts and supraglottic airway devices, chest trauma management including needle decompression, and finger thoracostomies, IM and intranasal drug administration. 
Dan Smith, RN, BSN, CFRN, CEN, Director, Global Professional Affiliations
Clinical and Medical Affairs, Teleflex, Inc
1300-1700 Fresh Whole Blood (FWB) Transfusion
This lab will familiarize the student with and demonstrate whole blood transfusion procedures utilized by SOF medics in the field. Learn indications for and how to perform a fresh whole blood transfusion.
SGT Justin Anderson, (SOCM) SO-ATP, NREMT-P
SO1 Shane Kronstedt, (SOCM) SO-ATP
MAJ Andrew Fisher, PA-C, MS-2
SSG Dennis Jarema, (18D) RN
SFC Justin Zeller, (18D) SO-ATP                                       

 

1300-1700 Introduction to Tactical Ultrasound for Tactical Operators and Providers
This point-of-care ultrasound workshop is designed for tactical operators and providers interested in learning how handheld ultrasound devices can improve medical care in far forward and tactical environments. Instead of feeling or listening for injuries, literally see through the body and identify life-threatening injuries like never before.  This course will have brief lectures, followed by hands-on ultrasound scanning of models and/or each other (please be sure to wear loose fitting clothing).
LTC Eric Chin, MD
MAJ John Knight, MD
LTC Brian Hall, MD, RDMS, RDCS
CPT(P) Lissa Myers, MD
MAJ T.G. Nessler, CRDAMC US Fellow
MAJ Kerri Van Arnem, DSc-PA
CPT Nick Thompson, MD
1300-1700

Non-Trauma Modules: Preventive Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Mental Health
The NTM is a supplemental program for 18D and SOCM who require this every 2 years for continued credentialing. Attendance at this module, plus a few specific lectures in the plenary and concurrent sessions, will convey credit for attending the NTM as required by USASOC. Topics covered in this lab include mental health, veterinary medicine, and preventive medicine.

MAJ Eli Edmunds
LTC Chris Larsen
MAJ David Wood
1300-1500 Difficult Airway-Basic
This basic hands-on course covers management of a basic airway with intubation, BVM use as well as supraglottic devices. Emphasis is on basic skills as well as pitfalls in procedures and preparation.
Marc S. Rosenthal, PhD, DO, FACEP, FAEMS
Randel Davis, DO
1300-1500 Wound Care and Suturing Techniques-Basic
This lab will review the basics and get you ready for the next step in wound care and advanced suturing techniques.
MA​J Daniel Winschel, PA-C
LCDR Peter A. Carlo, PA-C, MPAS, NREMT-P 
1500-1700 Difficult Airway-Advanced
This advanced hands-on course is for trained personnel, covers advanced methods of intubation, including surgical airways, and other devices useful in an austere environment. This course may be completed independently or as a follow-on to the basic difficult airway course.
​Marc S. Rosenthal, PhD, DO, FACEP, FAEMS
Randel Davis, DO
1500-1700 Wound Care and Suturing Techniques-Advanced
This lab offers a great review of advanced wound care and advanced suturing techniques and refers to real world, remote cases that require the skills when you are the only one out there. 
MAJ Daniel Winschel, PA-C
LCDR Peter A. Carlo, PA-C, MPAS, NREMT-P 
1700-2000 SOF Dental Review
Dental emergencies can put a significant burden on operations, distracting the operator and impacting mission performance.  This lab will teach management of dental emergencies in the austere setting with minimal equipment.  Dental blocks, temporary fillers and other techniques will be taught. This is now a 3-hour lab.
COL Robert Harrington, DMD
COL Jerold Kouchi, DDS
​Day 2: Monday, May 14, 2018 - LABS
0800-1700 C-TECC Meeting at the Westin Hotel in Providence Ballroom 3  
0800-1700 CONTOMS Medical Directors Course
The Medical Directors Course is an eight-hour course designed for physicians and others who provide medical control for pre-hospital personnel operating with tactical law enforcement teams. This course details the rationale and scientific basis for modified standards and scope of practice in the tactical environment. Key topics include:
  • Background for TEMS practice
  • Modifications in medical procedures and philosophy for care in the tactical environment
  • TEMS Protocol development
  • Step-by-step development of a TEMS program
  • Quality assurance mechanisms
  • Role of the physician in TEMS
  • Controversial issues in TEMS
  • Tactical Commander's perspective on TEMS
Denis Fitzgerald, MD
Greg Smith, Medic
Richard Thomas, Medic
William Zarychta, PA-C, NRP
Jeff Schneider
Ken Burchell


0800-1700 SOMA/NAEMSP EMS Medical Director Overview Course for Military Operations
This is a high-yield exposure to the dynamic world of the EMS medical director.  With a unique emphasis on military-specific issues, this course will introduce the participant to the history of EMS, foundational concepts of EMS medical direction, military-unique issues in medical oversight, EMS resiliency, and a case-based discussion with a panel of military EMS experts.
LCDR Elliot Ross, MD, MPH
Jeff Siegler, MD, EMT-P
CPT(P) Caitlin Howard, MD
0800-1700 K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
The K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (K9-TECC) course is an 8 hour course that focuses on prehospital tactical casualty care for the injured Operational K9. The goal of prehospital interventions is to eliminate THE MAJOR PREVENTABLE CAUSES OF DEATH with the intent of only providing the medical or surgical procedures necessary to manage problems that immediately threaten life, limb, or eyesight, and to prepare the dog for evacuation to definitive veterinary care. The course incorporates current TCCC and TECC guidelines using the M3ARCH2 PAWS approach with adaptations relative to canine anatomy and physiology. Training includes didactic and hands-on, scenario-based training. Canine mannequins will be utilized to help simulate field-based scenarios. This course is applicable to military and civilian Operational K9 handlers, prehospital, emergency care professionals (EMTs, AEMTs, paramedics, police officers, and fire fighters) and veterinary personnel of all skill levels.

Major Lee Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVECC, NRP, EMT-T, WEMT, CCRP, TP-C
Bruce Carlton, FF/EMT-P
John Kooistra, FF/EMT-P
Mike Ratcliff, DVM
Nell Dalton, DVM
0800-1200 Prolonged Field Care (PFC) 101 - The Basics of the Core 10 Capabilities
Designed as an introduction for the less experienced participant and trainer in Prolonged Field Care (PFC), this lab will review the core 10 PFC capabilities and include didactics, discussions in small group breakouts, and demonstrations of various capabilities and training methods.
SFC Paul Loos, 18D, ATP
MAJ Doug Powell, MD
Maj Jo Schmid, RN
MAJ Bill Vasios, PA-C
SFC Roger Dail
COL Sean Keenan, MD
LTC Jeremy Pamplin, MD
MAJ Andrew Schaffrinna
0800-1100 Teleflex Prehospital and Emergency Care Procedural Cadaver Lab - Basic
This hands-on practicum will provide a unique opportunity to review relevant anatomy associated with critical care and lifesaving emergency procedures. It will include the management of the basic combat trauma patient, anatomy overview, vascular access including IV and IO, hemorrhage control including tourniquets, wound packing, junctional devices, airway management including BVM, airway adjuncts and supraglottic airway devices, chest trauma management including needle decompression, and finger thoracostomies, IM and intranasal drug administration. 
Dan Smith, RN, BSN, CFRN, CEN
Director, Global Professional Affiliations
Clinical and Medical Affairs, Teleflex, Inc
0800-1200 Fresh Whole Blood (FWB) Transfusion 1
This lab will familiarize the student with and demonstrate whole blood transfusion procedures utilized by SOF medics in the field. Learn indications for and how to perform a fresh whole blood transfusion.
SGT Justin Anderson, (SOCM) SO-ATP, NREMT-P
SO1 Shane Kronstedt, (SOCM) SO-ATP
MAJ Andrew Fisher, PA-C, MS-2
SSG Dennis Jarema, (18D) RN
SFC Justin Zeller, (18D) SO-ATP

 

0800-1200
Team Health: Assessment of Orthopedic Injuries and Operator Fitness Solutions 1
This two part lab is geared towards medical personnel that must make quick decisions evaluating and treating extremity injuries.  Attention will also be given to common injuries seen with various fitness programs. Evaluation and quick tips how to keep SWAT and Military Operators functional. Format is a lecture on basic anatomy and injuries followed by hands-on lab.  Attendees are encouraged to bring shorts for lab component.
A.S. Woody Goffinett, MBA, ATC, AT, EMT-T, FF1
Travis Snyder, ATC, AT, PTA, CMT, CSCS, EMT, EMT-T
0800-1200 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 1
Musculoskeletal pain is a common occurrence for operators and desk jockeys alike.  Pain experienced can range from a minor annoyance to downright debilitating.  This lab will teach you the skills to diagnose skeletal dysfunction and the techniques to fix them.  You will also enhance your physical exam assessment with the palpatory skills that you will gain.
Maj Mike Mack, DO
LtCol Greg Hawkesworth, DO
0800-1200 Advanced Tactical Ultrasound for Tactical Operators and Providers
This workshop is desi​gned for tactical operators and providers interested in learning specific ADVANCED tactical ultrasound skills for use in far forward and tactical environments.  Choose up to four different ultrasound skills to master with an expert by rotating to a different skills station every 60 mins.  Topics covered include: Trauma-based E-FAST, ocular ultrasound, ultrasound-assisted regional anesthesia, modified Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (Modified RUSH exam), musculoskeletal and soft tissue (fracture, abscess, joint injections, tendon ruptures, etc.), focused cardiac ultrasound and hemodynamic assessment (echo, pericardiocentesis, IVC).  This is a hands-on and interactive workshop where you will be scanning models and/or each other (please be sure to wear loose fitting clothing).  No prior experience is necessary, however, the introductory ultrasound workshop is highly recommended for those completely new to POCUS.  
LTC Eric Chin, MD
MAJ John Knight, MD
LTC Brian Hall, MD, RDMS, RDCS
CPT(P) Lissa Myers, MD
MAJ T.G. Nessler, CRDAMC US Fellow
MAJ Kerri Van Arnem, DSc-PA
CPT Nick Thompson, MD
0800-1200 Battlefield Auricular Acupuncture 1 (Certification Course)
Didactics and hands-on skills lab for certification in Battlefield Acupuncture, an auricular acupuncture protocol for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.
COL Dean Hommer, MD, FAAPMR, FAANEM
Lt Col Dale Capener, MD
0800-1200 Potential Saves in Women's Health 1
This lab will introduce the pathophysiology and potential, simple treatments for several serious medical problems of pregnant and non-pregnant women and provide hands-on practice using a birthing manikin.
COL(Ret) David Ludlow, MD
0800-1200 Maggot Debridement Therapy 1
This lab will cover the history, theory, use, and application of Maggot Debridement Therapy in primitive medicine.
SGM(Ret) Michael R. Hetzler, NRP, ATP
Ronald Sherman, MD
0800-1100 SOF Dental Review
Dental emergencies can put a significant burden on operations, distracting the operator and impacting mission performance.  This lab will teach management of dental emergencies in the austere setting with minimal equipment.  Dental blocks, temporary fillers and other techniques will be taught. This is now a 3-hour lab.
COL Robert Harrington, DMD
COL Jerold Kouchi, DDS
0800-1000 Difficult Airway-Basic
This basic hands-on course covers management of a basic airway with intubation, BVM use as well as supraglottic devices. Emphasis is on basic skills as well as pitfalls in procedures and preparation.
Marc S. Rosenthal, PhD, DO, FACEP, FAEMS
Randel Davis, DO
1000-1200 Difficult Airway-Advanced
This advanced hands-on course is for trained personnel, covers advanced methods of intubation, including surgical airways, and other devices useful in an austere environment. This course may be completed independently or as a follow-on to the basic difficult airway course.
Marc S. Rosenthal, PhD, DO, FACEP, FAEMS
Randel Davis, DO
  LUNCH on Your Own   
1300-1700 Advanced Prolonged Field Care (PFC) - Updates to Enhance Your PFC Training
Designed as an immersive lab experience with experienced PFC Master Trainers, the participant will gain exposure to recent PFC guidelines, technology, and updates.  The format is minimally didactic with emphasis on discussion, case examples, sharing best practices in how participants' units train PFC, and demonstrations of principles and technology in a small group format.
SFC Paul Loos, 18D, ATP
MAJ Doug Powell, MD
MAJ Jo Schmid, RN
MAJ Bill Vasios, PA-C
SFC Roger Dail
COL Sean Keenan, MD
LTC Jeremy Pamplin, MD
MAJ Andrew Schaffrinna
1300-1700 Fresh Whole Blood (FWB) Transfusion 2
This lab will familiarize the student with and demonstrate whole blood transfusion procedures utilized by SOF medics in the field. Learn indications for and how to perform a fresh whole blood transfusion.
SGT Justin Anderson, (SOCM) SO-ATP, NREMT-P
SO1 Shane Kronstedt, (SOCM) SO-ATP
MAJ Andrew Fisher, PA-C, MS-2
SSG Dennis Jarema, (18D) RN
SFC Justin Zeller, (18D) SO-ATP
1300-1700 Team Health: Assessment of Orthopedic Injuries and Operator Fitness Solutions 2
This two part lab is geared towards medical personnel that must make quick decisions evaluating and treating extremity injuries.  Attention will also be given to common injuries seen with various fitness programs. Evaluation and quick tips how to keep SWAT and Military Operators functional. Format is a lecture on basic anatomy and injuries followed by hands-on lab.  Attendees are encouraged to bring shorts for lab component.
A.S. Woody Goffinett, MBA, ATC, AT, EMT-T, FF1
Travis Snyder, ATC, AT, PTA, CMT, CSCS, EMT, EMT-T
1300-1700 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 2
Musculoskeletal pain is a common occurrence for operators and desk jockeys alike.  Pain experienced can range from a minor annoyance to downright debilitating.  This lab will teach you the skills to diagnose skeletal dysfunction and the techniques to fix them.  You will also enhance your physical exam assessment with the palpatory skills that you will gain.
Maj Mike Mack, DO
LtCol Greg Hawkesworth, DO
1300-1700
Practical Tactical Ultrasound: Ultrasound Training Using Case-based Trauma and Medical Scenarios
This workshop is new for 2018 and designed for tactical operators and providers interested in learning how to integrate the use tactical ultrasound in various trauma and medical scenarios – undifferentiated shock, chest trauma, abdominal trauma, head injuries, extremity injuries, etc.  This workshop will allow you to choose a number stations with different tactical scenarios, discuss the case, and then learn how to apply specific ultrasound evaluations to better care for injured or ill patients.  This is a hands-on and interactive workshop where you will be scanning models and/or each other (please be sure to wear loose fitting clothing).  No prior experience is necessary, however, the introductory ultrasound workshop is highly recommended for those completely new to POCUS.
LTC Eric Chin, MD
MAJ John Knight, MD
LTC Brian Hall, MD, RDMS, RDCS
CPT(P) Lissa Myers, MD
MAJ T.G. Nessler, CRDAMC US Fellow
MAJ Kerri Van Arnem, DSc-PA
CPT Nick Thompson, MD
1300-1700 Fundamentals of Moulage
Moulage fundamentals from basic locally sourced materials through highly specialized movie quality methods.  Material selection including the when, where and why to utilize different materials to meet training objectives.  Best practices for high fidelity simulators, task trainers and human role players.  Target audience includes all levels of medical provider or support element focused on medical training. 

SSG David Cherolis, NRP, FP-C, CCP-C, EMS-I, AT-P
David Shablak

1300-1700 Battlefield Auricular Acupuncture 2 (Certification Course)
Didactics and hands-on skills lab for certification in Battlefield Acupuncture, an auricular acupuncture protocol for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.
COL Dean Hommer, MD, FAAPMR, MBA, CPE
Lt Col Dale Capener, MD
1300-1700 Potential Saves in Women's Health 2
This lab will introduce the pathophysiology and potential, simple treatments for several serious medical problems of pregnant and non-pregnant women and provide hands-on practice using a birthing manikin.
COL(Ret) David Ludlow, MD
1300-1700 Maggot Debridement Therapy 2
This lab will cover the history, theory, use, and application of Maggot Debridement Therapy in primitive medicine.
SGM(Ret) Michael R. Hetzler, NRP, ATP
Ronald Sherman, MD
1300-1500 Wound Care and Suturing Techniques-Basic
This lab will review the basics and get you ready for the next step in wound care and advanced suturing techniques.
MAJ Daniel Winschel, PA-C
LCDR Peter A. Carlo, PA-C, MPAS, NREMT-P 
1500-1700 Wound Care and Suturing Techniques-Advanced
This lab offers a great review of advanced wound care and advanced suturing techniques and refers to real world, remote cases that require the skills when you are the only one out there. 
MAJ Daniel Winschel, PA-C
LCDR Peter A. Carlo, PA-C, MPAS, NREMT-P
​Day 3: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - General Session
0700-0800 Breakfast in Ballroom Foyer  
0750-0800 Opening Remarks Master Chief Steve Viola, MA, NREMT-P
LTC Will Smith, MD, EMT-P
Col Chetan Kharod, MD, MPH
0800-0815 Senior Leader Welcome Mark Mitchell, OASD SO/LIC
0815-0845 Wounded Warrior Talk with Spouse Capt (Ret) Nathaniel Nelson and Jennifer Nelson
0845-0915 SOF Combat Medic Vignette SFC Justin Peck, ATP
LTC Christina Hahn, MD                       
0915-1000 Strategic Overview Tim Nichols, PhD, Duke SOF Program
1000-1045 Refreshment Break/Visit Exhibitors  
1045-1130 Tom Deal Memorial Lecture: Medical Support to Protection, Security, and Crisis Response Activities Overseas William A. Walters, MD, Managing Director for Operational Medicine, Bureau of Medical Services, U.S. Department of State
1130-1200 Case Study: Infant with Blast Injuries;
Foley as Hemorrhage Control in Neck Wound (Mosul);
Current Challenges and Future Directions for Special Operations Medicine
Jean Ceccaldi, BE NSOCM
Michael Turconi, IT NSOCM
Adrian Murphy, M.D. PhD, Program Director, NATO Special Operations Medicine Development Initiative, University College Cork, Ireland
1200-1300 LUNCH On Your Own/Visit Exhibitors  
1300-1330 Business Meeting Master Chief Steve Viola, MA, NREMT-P
1330-1400 Viewing the Invisible Wound: Neuropathology Studies of Symptomatic Blast-Exposed Service Members Daniel Perl, MD
1400-1430 Implementation and Training for Far-Forward REBOA MAJ Andrew Fisher, MPAS
1430-1500 TBI and PCS (Post-Concussive Syndrome): Nutrition, Biomechanics, Pathophysiology, and Treatment Strategies                            

​Tara Lillemon, DPT

Laurel Wentz, PhD

1500-1545 Refreshment Break/Visit Exhibitors  
1545-1630 SOF Combat Medic Vignettes Benjamin Tristan
TBD
1630-1700 U.S. Global Health Engagement Strategy and SOF Mark Mitchell, OASD SO/LIC
1700-1730 Tactical Medical Support for the RAID Unit and Lessons Learned from 2015 Terrorist Attacks in Paris Matthieu Langlois, MD
1800-1900 Moderated Poster Session for CME                           
1730-1930 Opening Reception - Exhibit Hall

                        

Day 4: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Concurrent Tracks
0700-0800 Breakfast in Ballroom Foyer  
Track 1: MilSOF  
0800-0830 SOF Truths as Applied to SOF Medical Support LTC Cord Cunningham, MD
0830-0900 Advanced Field Care COL Jay Baker, MD 528th Surgeon
0900-0930 Expeditionary Combat Medic (ECM) Course  MSG Erik Gonzalez, NCOIC CPHM                         
0930-1000 Prehospital Initiatives Ranger Style LTC Ethan Miles, MD, 75th Ranger Regiment Surgeon
  Track 2: TEMS  
0800-0830 Protective Medicine Amado Baez, MD
0830-0915

Legal Implications in TEMS

Kevin Gerold, MD, JD
0915-1000 Sick Call in TEMS Ameen Jamali, MD
  Track 3: Human Performance & Resiliency  
0800-0830 Genetics Testing for Injury Prevention
Musculoskeletal injuries of elite military personnel can reduce military effectiveness, prevent completion of training, and increase the overall cost of training. New research has uncovered DNA markers for musculoskeletal injuries, including stress fractures, MCL rupture, ankle sprains and rotator cuff injuries. Genetic testing could inform athletes and military personnel about their risk for these injuries, enabling preventative diet, exercise and training regimens to be used before the injury occurs.
Stuart K. Kim
0830-0900 Nutrition for the SOF Operator
This presentation will be a glimpse into a unique system for assessing nutritional needs and progressions of injured tactical athletes while opening communication with the coaching and therapy staffs. It will also expose an efficient and systematic approach to quantifying athlete readiness that can be communicated day to day with staff members.
Bob Calvin, MS, RD, LD, CSSD, CSCS
0900-0930 State of the Art of Blood Flow Restriction
ACSM guidelines recommend resistive exercise loads between 65-80% 1RM to induce positive muscle strength and hypertrophy changes.  However, most patients after surgery or injury are unable to tolerate these loads.  Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training has emerged from a novel technique to a potential rehabilitation tool to maximize muscle strength and combat disuse atrophy in the clinical setting.  Johnny Owens will discuss the current understanding behind BFR, clinical applications and ongoing clinical trials.
Johnny Owens, MPT
0930-1000 Evolution Protocol
The Evolution Protocol is an integrated multi-disciplinary program designed to promote sustained optimal performance of SOF Soldiers.  This program utilizes organic medical capabilities in conjunction with on-post specialists to provide early detection and treatment of injury/illness.  This presentation will discuss the development of the program, the implementation, and potential utilization at other facilities. 

COL James Lynch, MD
LTC(P) Gary Means, MD

 

Track 4: Global Health Engagement and Medical Support Operations for Unconventional Warfare

 
0800-0815 Introduction: Complex Operations and Changing Threats David W. Callaway, MD
0815-0900 U.S. Global Health Engagement Strategy and SOF Mark Swayne, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
0900-0930 The WHO Emergency Medical Team Process and Relevance to Global Response Erin Noste, MD
0930-1000 Rules of the Road: Civil Military Engagement in ODTAAC CDR Kris Meyer
  Track 5: Research  
0740-0800 Continuous Vital-Signs Monitoring from Medevac to Higher-Level Care Catherine Divingian, MS, PhD, MD Candidate
0800-0820 Forward Resuscitative Care (FRC) and the Future: Will ECMO Play a Role? LTC Drew Stephens, MD
0820-0840 Venom sPLA2 Inhibition by LY315920 Rescues Mice From Lethal Experimental Envenomation and Appears to Preserve Clotting Function Matthew R. Lewin, MD, PhD
0840-0900 Freeze-dried Human Plasma Retains In Vitro Coagulation Activity Similar to That of Fresh Frozen Plasma  Ashley Parr, MPH
0900-0920 Developing a Prolonged Field Care Human Performance Training and Testing Platform Sena Veazey 
0920-0940 Monitoring Occupational Exposures to Blast – What Have We Learned? What Are We Doing? MAJ Walter Carr, PhD
0940-1000 The Influence of Social Media on Prehospital Medical Education SGT Collin T. Dye
  Track 6: International  
0800-0845 Medical Support for Domestic CT Operations - NATO SOF Approach OR07 Daniel Fletcher, Medic
0845-0930 Ketamine S - Experience in the Clinic and Battlefield - A European Approach - Guidelines for Medics OF04 Florent Josse, MD
0930-1000 Development of Academic SOF Medicine OF4 Adrian Murphy, MD
1000-1045 Refreshment Break/Visit Exhibitors  
1045-1215 Track 1: MilSOF  
1045-1115 Surgical Support During OIR - Lessons Learned in Syria MAJ Julie Rizzo, MD
1115-1145 Evaluating Host Nation Hospitals for Medical Contingency Planning

MSG Donald Hovander, Battalion 18D

MAJ Jason Pickett, Battalion Surgeon,  2/19 Special Forces Group (Airborne)

1145-1215 Expeditionary Resuscitation Surgical Teams (ERST) MSG Rich Jarrett, NCOIC CPHM
  Track 2: TEMS  
1045-1145 Medical Best Practices at Hostile Mass Casualty Events Mike Clumpner
1145-1215 Novel Opioids Dave Neubert, MD
  Track 3: Human Performance & Resiliency  
1045-1115 Biomarker Testing
There are multiple tests available through serum, urine or saliva that can help a practitioner determine the effects of training and readiness of an athlete.  This talk will look at tests that help to give indications of an athlete in a catabolic or breakdown state who would be at increased risk of injury and delay healing.
David LeMay, MD
1115-1145 Optimizing SOF Soldiers in Environmental Stress Conditions
Warfighter performance can be dramatically affected by environmental extremes, with direct impact on the mission. In this session, Dr. O'Connor will review the physiologic stress of heat, altitude and cold on performance, and identify strategies for both prevention and optimization.
COL Francis O'Connor, MD, MPH
1145-1215 OTSG - Update on Concussion Management to Include Current Oculomotor and Vestibular Rehabilitation Concepts
During a previous assignment in the National Football League, MAJ Baynes learned emerging screening exams to evaluate potentially concussed athletes in the acute and rehabilitative setting.  One of the exams, Vestibular/Ocular-Motor Screen (VOMS), has great applicability for the military community.  It quickly, consistently and reliably assesses areas of the vestibular and ocular system that are responsible for integrating balance, vision and movement.  VOMS requires minimal train-up time for the provider and can be administered in any environment.
MAJ Tyson Baynes, PA-C
 

Track 4: Global Health Engagement and Medical Support Operations for Unconventional Warfare

 
1045-1130 SOF Medics Mission Planning Considerations for the UW/HA/GHE Mission Set SGM(Ret) Mike Hetzler, NRP, ATP
1130-1215 UW in the Iraq-Iran War Shakir Jawad, MD
  Track 5: Research  
1045-1100 The United States Military Experience with Serum Buffering Agents for Combat-Related Trauma Maj Christopher Hewitt, DO
1100-1120 Befriending Death: An Ethical Evaluation of Prolonged Field Care's Need to Explore the Process of Attending Death E. Ann Jeschke, PhD
1120-1140 Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) Leading to Increased Hemorrhage and Shock Post Gun Shot Wound (GSW) to the Hand Daniel J. Hull, MD, FACEP 
1140-1200 Puff, Puff, or Pass: Quantitative Analysis of Special Operations Forces, Conventional Military, and Civilian Clinician Knowledge of Medical Marijuana in Treating Combat-associated Trauma Kat Andrews
1200-1215 Is REBOA Feasible in the Pre-hospital Combat Casualty Care? Capt. T.T.C.F. van Dongen, MD, PhD
  Track 6: International  
1030-1130 London's Medical Response to Recent Terrorist Attacks OF05 Claire Park, MD
1130-1215 CBRN/Toxic Chemistry Industrial in Domestic CT/ for SOF Operations             OF05 Roman Woelfel, MD, PhD, DTMH
1215-1330 LUNCH On Your Own/Visit Exhibitors  
1215-1330 The Second-Half Updates:     
- Scholarships Friendly to SOF Medics
- 18D to PA Program Update
- Introducing SOMA Scholarship
- CRNA Overview and pathway for SOF medics
- Path-specific Breakout Sessions for PA/MD/DO/CRNA/USUHS
- Participants will be free to roam and interact.
 
1330-1500 Track 1: MilSOF  
1330-1400 Update on Pararescue Medical Operations LtCol Stephen Rush, M.D., USAF Pararescue Medical Director
1400-1430 Use of Pediatric BVM for Adult Patients? Jeffrey Siegler, MD, EMT-P
1430-1500 18D Refresher Course SFC Paul Loos
  Track 2: TEMS  
1330-1430 Whole Blood Prehospital Kevin Schulz, MD
1430-1500 TEMS in Correctional Institutions  Adolfo Savia, MD
  Track 3: Human Performance & Resiliency  
1330-1400 Managing Operational Stress
Bob Delaney's life story is one of resiliency and re-invention. Delaney infiltrated the Genovese and Bruno Organized Crime Families as an undercover New Jersey State Trooper posing as President of a waterfront trucking company in the 1970's; Delaney went on to become a highly respected NBA Referee and Crew Chief from 1987-2011 and then NBA Vice President serving as the Director of Officials 2014-2017.  Delaney has shared his PTS education/awareness message to soldiers in Afghanistan, Iraq, Asia, Europe and US posts and bases and will relay some of his exceptional operational experience in PTS and resiliency.
 NBA Cares Ambassador Bob Delaney
1400-1430 Alpha Stim and Its Applications for Sleep, Depression and Anxiety
This session will introduce cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) as a safe and effective non-drug treatment option for anxiety, depression and insomnia.  We will discuss treatment protocols, research and how CES can affect mission readiness.
Jeff A. Marksberry, MD, CCRP
1430-1500 Sleep Optimization to Enhance Performance for the SOF Operator
Insufficient sleep causes decrements in cognitive and physical performance, increases the risk for accidents, impairs recovery from injury, and adversely impacts long-term health. This presentation will highlight the role of sleep on performance and health, review studies exploring the effect of sleep debt in SOF operators, and discuss techniques to optimize sleep in garrison and operational settings in order to improve human performance and combat effectiveness.
COL Chris J. Lettieri, MD
 

Track 4: Global Health Engagement and Medical Support Operations for Unconventional Warfare

 
1330-1430 CBRNE Threat in Current AO MSG Devin DeFeo
1430-1500 Operating Complex Environments: South Sudan Payal Modi, MD,MPH
  Track 5: Research  
1330-1345 Oxygen Requirements of Mechanically Ventilated Casualties – An Evidence Based Evolution CMSgt(Ret), Dario Rodriquez, Jr
1345-1400 Whole Blood Leukoreduction with Platelet Sparing Technology: Modified for Far Forward Operations Warren Dorlac
1400-1420 Evaluation of Human Simulation Models (HSM) - a current Chance for Replace or Reduce the Number of Animals in Live Tissue Training André Lieber
1420-1440 Fever of Unknown Origin in US Service Member – Medical Support Limited in Forward Location (West Africa) MAJ Paul Auchincloss, MPAS, APA-C
1440-1500 Advanced Tactical Casualty Response: Integrated Combat and Medical Training Curriculum Noel Sons, Navy Seal (SOCM) Medic
  Track 6: International  
1330-1415 CBRN /Toxic Chemistry Industrial View from a SOF Medic Standpoint      OR07 Daniel Fletcher, Medic
1415-1500 GSG 9 - The New Challenges of Medical Support for SOF Police OR02 Markus Moser, Medic
1500-1545 Enabling Partner Forces: Forward CCP in Support of Massive Urban Operation - Operation Inherent Resolve OR04 Michael Turconi, NATO SOCM
1500-1545 Refreshment Break/Visit Exhibitors  
1545-1715 Track 1: MilSOF  
1545-1615 Burn Care in the Austere Environment

MAJ Julie Rizzo, MD

1615-1645 Pediatric Prehospital Trauma for the SOF Provider                         

LTC Guyon Hill, MD

1645-1715 BATDOK (Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit)Gregory Burnett
LtCol John Dorsch
  Track 2: TEMS  
1545-1615 TEXAS DPS John Dunn, LP, DPS
1615-1715 Taking TCCC to Local Law Enforcement Agencies: Utilizing Reasonable Training Time and Providing a Robust Practical Curriculum                         John Stevens
  Track 3: Human Performance & Resiliency  
1545-1615 UPDATE - USSOCOM Magnetic Resonance EEG Guided Transcranial Stimulation for the Treatment of PTS/TBI
Magnetic EEG Resonance Therapy (MeRT) is a modified version of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.  This non-invasive brain stimulation technology is being studied to see if it can improve the symptoms associated with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress.  The lecture will update the audience on the current studies being conducted at USSOCOM utilizing this neuromodulation therapy. 
COL Mark Baggett
1615-1645 The Role of Specialized Resolving Mediators in Sport Related Health Conditions
Inflammation is a normal process of tissue repair that is supposed to be a time limited process.  Sports related activity creates a pro-inflammatory state.  This lecture introduces the concept of pro-resolution mediators and their role in shifting a normal inflammatory response to a resolution phase. 
David LeMay, MD
1645-1715 Therapeutic Reprograming of Tissue within the Live Body
The notion of stem cell is interesting because these cells may generate other cell types of interest for therapeutic purposes. More recent work show that we may not need stem cells, adult cells can be reprogrammed too. Currently, such reprogramming happens in the laboratory and requires many laboratory procedures, several of them require expertise and are difficult to reproduce. Such reprogrammed cells are then introduced to the body for therapeutic purposes. Dr. Sen's team has introduced a technology called Tissue Nanotransfection (please Google) that can reprogram tissues within the live body. The procedure is simple lasting less than a second. Applications of this technology in trauma care will be discussed.
Chandan Sen, PhD
 

Track 4: Global Health Engagement and Medical Support Operations for Unconventional Warfare

 
1545-1615 Operations in Complex Environments: YEMEN Chris Houston
1615-1645 Guerilla Hospitals in WWII European Theater COL(Ret) Warner 'Rocky' Farr, MD
1645-1715 UW in EUCOM COL Sean Keenan, MD
  Track 5: Research  
1545-1600 The Operational Advantages of Utilizing Enteral Resuscitation for Severe Burn Injury in Prolonged Field Care Scenarios David Burmeister, PhD
1600-1620 Diagnosis of ARDS from transcutaneous O2 saturation measurement in a combat relevant model of prolonged field care and ground and high-altitude evacuation Andriy I. Batchinsky
1620-1640 Seeing is Believing: Exhaled Carbon Dioxide Education Using a Live Tissue Model of Hemorrhagic Shock Hannelisa Callisen, PA-C
1640-1700 Police Department Tactical Medicine (TACMED) program impact on trauma patient mortality: A review of a large urban EMS and TACMED system. CDR Elliot Ross, MD, MPH
1700-1720 Best teaching modality - simulation, live tissue or augmented reality? MAJ Tania Rogerson, MBBS, MPH
1720-1740 New Military Research Task Areas in Medical Robotics and Medical Autonomous and Unmanned Platforms Gary Gilbert, PhD
  Track 6: International  
1545-1630 Case Study of a Belgian SOF Medic - Infant Arrives at CCP

Jean Ceccaldi, NATO SOCM
Francois Waroquier

1630-1715 Starting Up a Human Performance Program Tailored to a SOF Unit: How to Mix Cutting Edge Science with the Tried, Tested and Trusted Nathalie Pattyn, MD, PhD, MPsy, MSc
1800-1830 Mess Night Reception  
1830-2100 Mess Night  
Day 5: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - General Session
0700-0800 Breakfast in Ballroom Foyer  
0800-0830 SOCOM Medical Update TBD
0830-0915 DARPA Update Eric Van Gieson, PhD 
0915-1000 On Scene Medical Response to the Las Vegas Shooting Jeffrey Yost, EMT
1000-1030 Refreshment Break  
1030-1100 The Death of the Golden Hour and the Return of the Future Guerrilla Hospital COL(Ret) Warner 'Rocky' Farr, MD
1100-1130 PFC Updates COL Sean Keenan, MD
1130-1230 TCCC Update MSG(Ret) HR 'Monty' Montgomery
1220-1230 Concluding Remarks Steve Viola, Will Smith, Chetan Kharod