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Thank you for attending SOMSA.  We are pleased to present the following presentations that have been approved to share.



*Strategic Overview: Embracing the Spectrum of SOF Medicine: Manning and Equipping to Sustain Health, Human Performance, Prehab, Resiliency, Trauma Management, Medical Care and Recovery

VADM Timothy G. Szymanski

SOF Combat Medic Vignettes: Mass Casualty Triage and Movement with Limited Resources; Effective Triage During MASCAL Event

Stephen Meyer

Grant Flemming

0930-1000 *Research Track: The Role of Technology Research in Enhancing Care in Austere Operational Environments Jeremy Pamplin
1000-1045 Break/Visit Exhibitors 
1045-1130 *Tom Deal Memorial Lecture: Go to the End of the World... Then Turn Left and Go a Bit Farther Olen Netteburg
1130-1200 *Wounded Warrior: Overcoming the Odds Israel Del Toro
1200-1300 Lunch On Your Own/Visit Exhibitors 
1300-1330 Business Meeting 



International Track: A British Perspective of SOF Medicine; Standardization of TCCC across NATO Special Forces by Setting up NAEMT Training Sides LTC Robert Poole; Alan O'Brien
1400-1430 MilSOF Track: Austere Resuscitative and Surgical Care in Support of Forward Military Operations; Austere Surgery JTS CPG Jay Baker
1430-1500 *Human Performance & Resiliency Track: PrTMS Trans-cranial Stimulation to Reduce Depression/Anxiety/Insomnia Kevin Murphy
1545-1615 UW in 2019 Michael Hetzler
1615-1645 TEMS Track: Wounding Patterns in Mass Casualty Hostile Events Mike Clumpner
1645-1730 US Special Operations Command Mortality Review: 2001-2018Russ ​Kotwal
Ed Ma​zuchowski HR​ Montgomery


0800-1000​Track 1: MilSOF 
0800-0815SOF Medics and Medical DirectionCord Cunningham
0815-0845*UAV/Drone Casevac - The SOF Medical Future?Paul Parker
0845-0915*Hypocalcemia and the ​Lethal TriadRicky Ditzel
0915-1000Everybody Lies - Sono Gets the Truth!; SOF Medics without Ultrasound like a Sniper without a ScopeKasia Hampton Christopher Dare
1045-1215Track 1: MilSOF 
1045-1115*Diving in Special Operations: A Special Tactics PerspectiveH. Leo Tanaka
1115-1145Robotic Enabled Autonomous and Closed Loop Trauma Care in a Rucksack – TRACIRRonald Poropatich
1145-1215*Coffee Ground HemostasisJustin Grisham
1330-1500Track 1: MilSOF 

SOF Surgical Support by Non-Surgeons

Alex Merkle Josh Randles

*SOF CBRN Medical Planning​

Jason Lorette

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Training Innovation: Objective Measurement of Learning & Performance Using AI Augmented Training Platforms & High Fidelity Trauma Simulators

Dan Irizarry
1545-1715Track 1: MilSOF 
1545-1615*Project Reach: A Gap Analysis of Telemedical Capabilities of the Special Operations MedicGrigory Charny

PACE Plan in INDOPACOM: Self-aid, Buddy-aid, and Patient Evacuation in  INDOPACOM

Andrew Oh
1645-1715Initial In-house Critical Care Flight Paramedics ProgramCord Cunningham
1630-1700TCCC: Lessons from Brazil's Narco Drug WarLeandro Castro



0800-1015Track 2: TEMS 
0800-0830Training Scars – Things We Are Doing with Simulation that May Harm Our LearnersTimothy Whitaker

Medical Best Practices at Mass Casualty Hostile Events


Mike Clumpner
0930-1015Tactical Medicine: Beyond Boundaries - The Diversity of the Calgary Metro TEMS UnitShane Fitzpatrick Jason Zubkowski
1045-1215Track 2: TEMS 
1045-1145AAR of The Tree of Life Synagogue ShootingKeith Murray
1145-1215Terror in Talihina, OklahomaMatt Drummond
1330-1500Track 2: TEMS 

RAMP Mass Casualty Triage Technique, A New Answer To An Age Old Problem


Brad Keating

Anchorage SWAT Ginami Street Barricade and Shooting - Aggregate TEMS Lessons Learned


Seth McMillan
1530-1715Track 2: TEMS 
1530-1600*Thaum Lung Cave Rescue in Thailand-PJ involvementDerek Anderson
1600-1630*Low Titer Fresh Whole Blood Transfusion Programs in TEMSWren Nealy
1630-1715Active Threat Response in Nashua, NH: the Process, the Plan & the TestMark Hastings



0800-1000Track 3: Human Performance & Resiliency 
0800-0830*Tactical Performance Index (TPI) - Creating a Human Optimizing CultureMike Sanders Christopher Brooks

*Current Concepts in Injury Prevention and Performance Maximization


Dustin Nabhan
0900-0930*Facts, Fallacies, and the Future: What Works/What Doesn't and the Way Ahead for SOF NutritionNicholas Barringer

*The Acute and Chronic Cardiovascular Risks of Endurance Exercise: What the Operator Needs to Know


Francis O'Connor
1045-1215Track 3: Human Performance & Resiliency 
1045-1115*Pearls and Pitfalls in Addressing Common Sports Medicine Complaints in the Special Operations AthleteScott Young
1115-1145Neuromechanical Responsiveness in Traumatic Brain InjuryChad Prusmack
1145-1215*Pain Management Optimization for SOFSteven Scott
1330-1500Track 3: Human Performance & Resiliency 
1330-1400Use of Artificial Intelligence in Biomarker TestingChris Talley
1400-1430*A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Neuroendocrine DysfunctionDavid LeMay
1430-1500*Non-Pharmacological Sleep ModulationJacob Collen
1545-1645Track 3: Human Performance & Resiliency 
1545-1615*Suicide PreventionBryan Bacon

*"Ryan's Story" - A Warrior Who Got Left Behind


Frank Larkin




0800-1000Track 4: Medical Support Operations for UW-FID 
0800-0830Guerilla Hospitals on the Modern Day Battlefield.Jon Johnson
0830-0930Panel: Digital Disruption in the Gray Zone: An Audience-Engaged Discussion on Phase 0-1 UW to Persist, Overcome and PrevailJoan Myers
0930-1000UW Training and the Future of SOF Medical MissionsPaul Loos
1045-1215Track 4: Medical Support Considerations for UW-FID 
1045-1115*Global Health Engagement in Conflict Zones- The WHO Red BookHossam Elsharkawi
1115-1145*CA Approach to GHEJohn Schwartz
1145-1215Show Me the Money: Funding GHE and UW projectsMark Swayne
1215-1230SOF Global Health Engagements and Combat Aviation Advisors BriefingKenneth Beadle
1330-1500Track 4: Medical Support Considerations for UW-FID 

*Complex Medical Operations in Conflict Zones – The Ebola Outbreak in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo


William Garvelink
1400-1430Underground Surgical Care: SyriaAhmad Tarakji
1430-1500Planning Medical Support to UW Operations, A Medic's PerspectiveJustin Rapp
1545-1715Track 4: Medical Support Considerations for UW-FID 
1545-1615*Global Health Engagement in Asymmetric and Hybrid Conflict: Lessons from UkraineJohn Quinn
1615-1715Panel: Trojan Footprint (CA/SOCEUR)Geoffrey Washburn Jamie Riesberg


0800-1000Track 5: Research Oral Presentations 
0800-0820Safety Analysis of a New Generation Freeze-dried Plasma Product: Report of a Completed Dose-escalation, Phase 1 Clinical Trial.Jose Cancelas

Trends in Prehospital Analgesia Administration by US Forces from 2007 through


Mike April
0840-0900Deployment of Low Titer O-Positive Whole Blood in the Prehospital EnvironmentRandall Schaefer

Comparison of the Dart Target™ and Traditional Landmark Method for the Placement of Chest Decompression Needles in the Treatment of Tension


Michael Morrison
0920-0940The Effects of Concussion History and Resilience on Positive Psychological Outcomes in Active Special Operations Forces (SOF) Combat and Combat Support SoldiersNikki Barczak
0940-1000The Effects of a Novel Checklist on Self-Efficacy for Rapid Sequence IntubationKevin Foss
1045-1215Track 5: Research Oral Presentations 

Field-Deployable 'Dry Component' Approach to Resuscitation for Hemorrhagic Shock

Jennifer Richards
1105-1120Prolonged Field Care - The U.S. Air Force Pararescue ExperienceRichard Luna

Skills Retention of SWAT Operators Applying the Abdominal Aortic and Junctional Tourniquet

James Vretis
1140-1120Prehospital Combat Pill Pack Administration in Iraq and Afghanistan: A Department of Defense Trauma Registry AnalysisJason Naylor
1200-1215The Role of Oral Progenitor Cells in Wound Repair and RegenerationLindsay Davies
1315-1500Track 5: Research Oral Presentations 
1315-1330Military Prolonged Field Care and Survival in Iraq and AfghanistanStacy Shackelford

Movement Screening for Musculoskeletal Injury Risk: Utilization as a Surrogate for Impact Screening

Darren Hearn

Consensus-Based Recommendation for Oxygenation Targets in Critically Injured Patients

Steven Schauer
1400-1415Norwegian Emergency Medicine System's Training and Equipment for Penetrating Injuries. A National Survey-based StudyJorgen Melau
1415-1430First Responder Advanced Life Support Improves Outcomes in the Helicopter Transported Trauma PatientDavid Wampler
1430-1445A Retrospective Review of the Respiratory Effects of Analgesic/Anxiolytic Agents Administered to Traumatically Injured Civilians in the Prehospital SettingTasia Long
1445-1500Description of Penetrating Trauma in Children by Age and Location: A National Trauma Database ReviewJoseph Kelly
1545-1700Track 5: Research Oral Presentations 
1545-1600How Telemedicine Impacts Clinical Decision and Performance In Prolonged Field Care Scenarios: A Preliminary ReviewSena Veazey
1600-1615Augmented Ultrasound Intelligence Protocol for Detection of PneumothoraxSena Veazey

In Vitro Evaluation of RSDL® Product for Efficacy to Select Dermal Toxic Chemical Compounds

Laura Cochrane

Preparing for the Unforeseeable: Validation of a Research-driven Hemorrhage Control Training Protocol in Norway

Erik Dragset
1645-1700The Role of NCO in Avoiding Heat-induced Adverse Health Effects of Military Recruits during ExerciseEmiel Boers


0800-1000Track 6: International 
0800-0845Training Doctors for SOF

Bartosz Tolala

Robert Poole Christian Neitzel

0845-0930Training Paramedics for SOFAlan O'Brien Kyle Kotze
0930-1000The German Approach for Training Doctors for SOFFlorent Josse
1030-1215Track 6: International 
1030-1130The Localization Strategy: Self Sustainable Lifesaving Kits for NigerSwijns Stijn

Repetitive Sub-concussive Trauma in CANSOF Breachers and Snipers: A Clinical


Isabelle Vallee
1330-1500Track 6: International 
1330-1400*Review on the Prehospital Response to TerrorismMatt Pepper

*Civilian, Military Coordination and the Future of Humanitarian Response

Alex Potter Peter Reed
1545-1700Track 6: International 

*SOF CBRN Medical Planning

Jason Lorette
1630-1700TCCC: Lessons from Brazil's Narco Drug WarLeandro Castro


0800-0830 SOCOM Medical Update David Hayes
0830-0915​ DARPA Update Matthew Hepburn
0915-1015 SOF Combat Medics Vignettes: Casualty Treatment of Massive Occular Hemmorage due to IED; Subclavian Artery Transsection; 160th SOAR(A) CASEVAC Lessons Learned; The Jolo Effect

Patrick Murphy Ethan McDonald Damien Trout

Griffin Elzey

1015-1030 Refreshment Break 
1030-1100 Meeting the Needs of Our Nation Round 2: Feasibility of Former SOF Medics Serving as Physician Extenders Arthur Kellerman, Dean of USUHS
1100-1130 *PFC Update Jamie Riesberg
1130-1230 TCCC Update Frank Butler​