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Schedule of Events

Monday, May 23, 2016

LAB SESSIONS

 

 

Several of the same lab sessions are being offered more than once during the day.
These are designated by a 1, 2 or 3 after the title.

0800

1700

CONTOMS Medical Director Course
This course details the rationale and scientific basis for modified standards and scope of practice in the tactical environment.  It is designed for physicians and others who provide medical control for prehospital personnel operating with tactical law enforcement teams.

Greg Smith, EMT-P
Denis Fitzgerald, MD
William Zarychta
Philip Beck
Paul Hitchcock
Robert Wylie

0800

1700

Train the Trainer: Advanced Concepts of Prolonged Field Care
(Limited to active duty SOF medics and providers)
This full-day lab is intended to reinforce the capabilities and operational context of Prolonged Field Care, and educate unit medical leaders and trainers in advanced topics. The educational format will be lecture, small group demonstrations, and interactive discussion with subject-matter experts from the SOCOM PFC Working Group.

COL Sean Keenan, MD
SFC Paul Loos, 18D
LTC Jamie Riesberg, MD
Maj Jo Schmid, RN
MAJ Bill Vasios, PA-C
MAJ Doug Powell, MD
MAJ Kyle Faudree, PA-C
Kasia Hampton, MD
MAJ Robert Gayle, MD

0800

1700

SOMA/NAEMSP EMS Military Medical Director Overview Course
This course is specifically geared toward physicians and physician extenders who are tasked by the military to oversee EMS/pre-hospital operations. It will include the basic fundamentals of what "EMS" stands for, the various levels of credentialing and training, basic approaches to QA/CQI in EMS, and military-specific challenges of overseing pre-hospital medicine.

David K. Tan, MD
LTC Will Smith, MD
LCDR Elliott Ross
COL Chetan Kharod
LTC Cord Cunningham, MD
COL Sean Keenan, MD

0800

1000

Difficult Airway - Basic 1
This hands-on 2-hour course will give the student an introduction to difficult airway management in the austere environment, with attention to equipment selection and improvisation, prioritizing airway management techniques in the tactical setting and expanding the "toolbox" of the prehospital care provider.

Marc Rosenthal, PhD, DO, FACEP
Randel Davis, DO

0800

1000

Wound Repair - Basic 1
This 2-hour course will offer a great review of basic suturing techniques and excellent hands-on instruction with real life scenarios. The student will be taught which suture to use on various common injuries. Major Winschel has been teaching this sold-out course for the past several years.

MAJ Daniel Winschel, PA-C
LCDR Peter A. Carlo, PA-C, MPAS, NREMT-P 
Dave Ludlow, MD

0800

1000

Battlefield Acupuncture 1
This 2-hour lab will feature battlefield acupuncture therapy as a fast, easy, effective and non-pharmacological treatment of acute and chronic pain.

LTC Tristan T. Lai, MD
Kathryn Calabria, DO

0800

1200

Basic Point-of-Care Ultrasound
In this short course, we will cover the fundamental ways that point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) can be utilized to save lives in the austere combat environment. Topics include: basic fundamentals of POCUS; hands-on instruction on trauma scans (eFAST) to evaluate for hemothoraces, pneumothoraces, cardiac tamponade, and hemoperitoneum; and, hands-on instruction on utilizing ultrasound for vascular access and to confirm intraosseous needle placement.  This course is a great primer on how POCUS can impact your medical care on the battlefield.

LTC Eric Chin, MD
LTC Brian Hall, MD, RDMS
MAJ Craigreon Wallace, DSc-EMPA
MAJ Hillary Harper, MD, FACEP, RDMS
CPT(P) John G. Knight Jr., MD
CPT Melissa Myers, MD
Margaret Lewis, MD, FACEP
Bryant Allen, MD

0800

1200

Dynamic Response Rescue 1
Students will be divided into two groups. Group 1 will receive training on 1 and 2 man manual breaching on inward and outward swinging doors using a variety of tools to include a haligan bar, rabbit tool, and / or ram. Group 2 will receive instruction on contingency rescue and patient packaging to include raising and lowering with a variety of rope systems and a stairwell lower. Each group will receive 2 hours of instruction and switch.

Jeff Matthews, EMT-D
Sean McKay, EMT-P/T
Mike Perrone

0800

1200

Implementing The Dynamic Modern Day Rescue Task Force Program 1
Your department has decided to finally implement a Rescue Task Force Program where EMS personnel are tasked with teaming up with law enforcement personnel and deploying in a “Warm Zone” to provide point of wound care to victims where there is an on-going ballistic or explosive potential. So what do you do now? What are the steps necessary to implement a successful, premier and dynamic program?  How do we actually deploy the Rescue Task Force on these high threat calls?  In this fast paced, information-packed, hands on session, attendees will learn the roles and responsibilities of every key position on an incident involving the deployment of a Rescue Task Force. From the Task force member providing TECC while utilizing different strategies and tactics to the Rescue Group Supervisor coordinating the rescue and communicating to the Medical group every element will be covered.  Ofer Lichtman, from the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care and the Terrorism Liaison Officer Program Coordinator as well as Pat Lewis, Tactical Response Program Coordinator both were instrumental in developing their department’s Terrorism Awareness Program, which included implementation of an Active Shooter Program, will focus on the "how to" of this program that has been vetted from a 10-year successful Rescue Task Force program.

Ofer Lichtman, NREMT-P
Patrick Lewis, EMTP, HM2 (SEAL)

0800

1200

Procedural Sedation and Field Pain Management 1
Intravenous, intramuscular and intranasal sedation can greatly reduce patient pain and suffering when performing painful procedures. This course will teach the pearls and pitfalls when sedating a patient in the field to facilitate fracture manipulation, chest tube placement and others.

CDR Roy Seitz, MD
COL Ian Wedmore, MD
Brad Morgans, CRNA

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 Michael Mack, DO
LtCol Greg Hawkesworth, DO

0800

1200

Team Health: Sports Medicine in the Field 1
This two part lab is geared towards medical personnel that must make quick decisions evaluating and treating extremity injuries.  Primary focus will be on ankle and shoulder injuries.  Evaluation and quick tips on how to keep SWAT and Military Operators functional. Format is a lecture on basic anatomy and injuries followed by a hands-on lab.

A.S. Woody Goffinett, MBA, ATC, AT, EMT-T, FF1
Travis Snyder, ATC, AT, CSCS, EMT-T

1000

1200

Battlefield Acupuncture 2
This 2-hour lab will feature battlefield acupuncture therapy as a fast, easy, effective and non-pharmacological treatment of acute and chronic pain.

LTC Tristan T. Lai, MD
Kathryn Calabria, DO

1000

1200

Difficult Airway - Advanced 1
This hands-on 2-hour course will give the student techniques for more advanced methods in difficult airway management in the austere environment.  This course may be completed independently or as a follow-on to the basic difficult airway course.

Marc Rosenthal, PhD, DO, FACEP
Randel Davis, DO

1000

1200

Wound Repair- Advanced 1
This lab offers a great introduction into advanced suturing techniques and hands-on instruction in which advanced suture to use on various complex injuries.

MAJ Daniel Winschel, PA-C
LCDR Peter A. Carlo, PA-C, MPAS, NREMT-P 
Dave Ludlow, MD

1200

1300

Lunch on your own

1300

1500

Difficult Airway - Basic 2
This hands-on 2-hour course will give the student an introduction to difficult airway management in the austere environment, with attention to equipment selection and improvisation, prioritizing airway management techniques in the tactical setting and expanding the "toolbox" of the prehospital care provider.

Marc Rosenthal, PhD, DO, FACEP
Randel Davis, DO

1300

1500

Wound Repair - Basic 2
This 2-hour course will offer a great review of basic suturing techniques and excellent hands-on instruction with real life scenarios. The student will be taught which suture to use on various common injuries. Major Winschel has been teaching this sold-out course for the past several years.

MAJ Daniel Winschel, PA-C
LCDR Peter A. Carlo, PA-C, MPAS, NREMT-P 
Dave Ludlow, MD

1300

1500

Dental Lab 1
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.

COL Robert Harrington, DMD

1300

1700

Dynamic Response Rescue 2
Students will be divided into two groups. Group 1 will receive training on 1 and 2 man manual breaching on inward and outward swinging doors using a variety of tools to include a haligan bar, rabbit tool, and / or ram. Group 2 will receive instruction on contingency rescue and patient packaging to include raising and lowering with a variety of rope systems and a stairwell lower. Each group will receive 2 hours of instruction and switch.

Jeff Matthews, EMT-D
Sean McKay, EMT-P/T
Mike Perrone

1300

1700

Team Health: Sports Medicine in the Field 1
This two part lab is geared towards medical personnel that must make quick decisions evaluating and treating extremity injuries.  Primary focus will be on ankle and shoulder injuries.  Evaluation and quick tips on how to keep SWAT and Military Operators functional. Format is a lecture on basic anatomy and injuries followed by a hands-on lab.

A.S. Woody Goffinett, MBA, ATC, AT, EMT-T, FF1
Travis Snyder, ATC, AT, CSCS, 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 Michael Mack, DO
LtCol Greg Hawkesworth, DO

1300

1700

Advanced Point-of-Care Ultrasound
Choose up to three different tactical ultrasound skills to master.  Customize your own point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) workshop to focus on those skills that you are most interested in developing.  Every 1.25 hours you will rotate to a new hands-on skills station.  Choices include:  critical care resuscitation ultrasound; soft tissue and musculoskeletal ultrasound; procedure-based ultrasound, including regional anesthesia; cardiac and thoracic ultrasound; and, “practice scanning with an ultrasound expert”.  This course is designed for novice to advanced POCUS users interested in gaining more hands-on training in various POCUS skills.

LTC Eric Chin, MD
LTC Brian Hall, MD, RDMS
MAJ Craigreon Wallace, DSc-EMPA
MAJ Hillary Harper, MD, FACEP, RDMS
CPT(P) John G. Knight Jr., MD
CPT Melissa Myers, MD
Margaret Lewis, MD, FACEP
Bryant Allen, MD

1300

1700

Implementing The Dynamic Modern Day Rescue Task Force Program 2
Your department has decided to finally implement a Rescue Task Force Program where EMS personnel are tasked with teaming up with law enforcement personnel and deploying in a “Warm Zone” to provide point of wound care to victims where there is an on-going ballistic or explosive potential. So what do you do now? What are the steps necessary to implement a successful, premier and dynamic program?  How do we actually deploy the Rescue Task Force on these high threat calls?  In this fast paced, information-packed, hands on session, attendees will learn the roles and responsibilities of every key position on an incident involving the deployment of a Rescue Task Force. From the Task force member providing TECC while utilizing different strategies and tactics to the Rescue Group Supervisor coordinating the rescue and communicating to the Medical group every element will be covered.  Ofer Lichtman, from the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care and the Terrorism Liaison Officer Program Coordinator as well as Pat Lewis, Tactical Response Program Coordinator both were instrumental in developing their department’s Terrorism Awareness Program, which included implementation of an Active Shooter Program, will focus on the "how to" of this program that has been vetted from a 10-year successful Rescue Task Force program.

Ofer Lichtman, NREMT-P
Patrick Lewis, EMTP, HM2 (SEAL)

1300

1700

Procedural Sedation and Field Pain Management 2
Intravenous, intramuscular and intranasal sedation can greatly reduce patient pain and suffering when performing painful procedures. This course will teach the pearls and pitfalls when sedating a patient in the field to facilitate fracture manipulation, chest tube placement and others.

CDR Roy Seitz, MD
COL Ian Wedmore, MD
Brad Morgans, CRNA

1500

1700

Battlefield Acupuncture 3
This 2-hour lab will feature battlefield acupuncture therapy as a fast, easy, effective and non-pharmacological treatment of acute and chronic pain.

LTC Tristan T. Lai, MD
Kathryn Calabria, DO

1500

1700

Difficult Airway - Advanced 2
This hands-on 2-hour course will give the student techniques for more advanced methods in difficult airway management in the austere environment.  This course may be completed independently or as a follow-on to the basic difficult airway course.

Marc Rosenthal, PhD, DO, FACEP
Randel Davis, DO

1500

1700

Wound Repair- Advanced 2
This lab offers a great introduction into advanced suturing techniques and hands-on instruction in which advanced suture to use on various complex injuries.

MAJ Daniel Winschel, PA-C
LCDR Peter A. Carlo, PA-C, MPAS, NREMT-P 
Dave Ludlow, MD

1700

1900

Dental Lab 2
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.

COL Robert Harrington, DMD

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

0700

0800

Continental Breakfast

 

MAIN SESSION

0800

0810

President's Welcome and Opening Remarks

MCPO Steve Viola
LTC Guyon Hill

0810

0830

SOCOM Commander's Welcome

TBD

0830

0845

Wounded Warrior

TBD

0845

0915

Combat Medic Vignettes 1 and 2

TBD

0915

1000

21st Century Cultures of War
For all the attention focused on ‘new’ forms of warfare (e.g. hybrid, gray zone, etc.), and the impacts of technological and generational change – what about the givens of human nature?  Are there any?  What do these mean – for operators, for teams, and for military/security organizations?  We see plenty of innovation abroad in terms of what people are willing to do with and to other human beings.  How does – how should – this affect our conduct in war?  Or, on the domestic front: what does it mean when soldiers are increasingly treated as victims and heroes, leading to the elision that victims = heroes?  These are some of the questions I hope to raise when surveying ‘21st century cultures of war.’
    

Anna Simons, PhD

1000

1030

Refreshment Break/Poster Viewing in Exhibit Hall

1030

1115

Tom Deal Memorial Lecture: Optimizing Care for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Dr. Daniel Spaite serves as Professor and the Virginia Piper Distinguished Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona.  An internationally recognized researcher in the realm of emergency medicine and prehospital care, he will be presenting the Tom Deal Memorial Lecture on “Optimizing Care for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  He will discuss new discoveries from the NIH-funded Excellence in Prehospital Injury (EPIC) TBI study which is the largest TBI database in the world.  Two controversies that will be addressed include the definition and management of hypotension in the field and new understanding of issues related to prehospital intubation and post-intubation ventilation.

Daniel Spaite, MD, FACEP

1115

1200

War Zone Surgery in Syria

Iyad Azrak, MD, Syrian American Medical Society

1200

1330

Lunch on your own/visit exhibitors

1200

1330

Second Half Initiative Session #1: PA School Admission and UNC PA School; Wake Forest PA Bridge Program

MAJ (Ret) Todd Williams, PA-C;
Dave Callaway, MD

1330

1400

SOCOM Medical Update

SEMA
SGM F. Bowling, USSOCOM Senior Medic

1400

1430

An Update on Pre-Hospital Emergency Care from the UK’s Defence Medical Services

LTC Chris Wright, MD, DIMC, FRCEM

1430

1500

Damage Control: Evolution and Translation to Practical Application
COL Brian Eastridge is a visionary in the field of battlefield trauma care and currently serves as Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Chief of Trauma Services at University Hospital in San Antonio, TX.  He served as the Director of the Joint Trauma System overseeing combat casualty care throughout CENTCOM and as Trauma Consultant to the Army Surgeon General.  His talk “Damage Control: Evolution and Translation to Practical Application” will review the current literature in the realm of damage control resuscitation and provide guidance on using this to benefit both military and civilian trauma patients.

COL Brian Eastridge, MD

1500

1530

Refreshment Break/Poster Viewing in Exhibit Hall

1530

1600

DoD's Strategic Approach to Global Health Engagement

David J. Smith, MD

1600

1630

SOF State of the Science

Katharine J. Rocklein, DNP

1630

1700

TCCC Update

MSG (Ret) Harold Montgomery

1730

1900

Opening Reception - Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

0700

0800

Continental Breakfast

0730

0800

SOMA Membership Business Meeting

MAIN SESSION

0800

0830

NSW Special Operations Tactical Medic Program

MCPO Larry Lacefield, IDC, DSW, ATP
MCPO James Holmes, RN, EMT-P, NSW Medic

0830

0900

U.S. Marshals Service Special Operations Group Medical Program

Chris Gonzales

0900

0930

Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD: An Update on Research and Practice

COL Sean Mulvaney, MD

0930

1000

Introduction to the Military Special Operations Forces Concurrent Sessions

MAJ Kyle Faudree, PA-C

1000

1030

Refreshment Break/Poster Viewing in Exhibit Hall

 

1030

1130

SOF Medic Combat Vignettes

Win Kerr, NREMT-P, ATP, JFKSWCS SOCMSSC Course Director

1130

1200

SOF Medical Round Table Discussion

Win Kerr, NREMT-P, ATP, JFKSWCS SOCMSSC Course Director

1200

1330

Lunch on your own/visit exhibitors

1200

1330

Second Half Initiative Session #2: Medical School Admissions and Quillen School of Medicine; Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) at Uniformed Services University

Thomas Kwasigroch, MD;
SFC Steve Radloff, 18D
LTC(P) Aaron Saguil, MD, MPH

1200

1330

Prolonged Field Care Working Group: Medic Roundtable Discussion of PFC

COL Sean Keenan, MD

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

 

#1: Military Special Operations Forces

1330

1345

Combat Medic Vignette

SFC Keith Wonneberg, 18D ATP

1345

1430

USSOCOM Surgeon's Office Updates

SGM F. Bowling

1430

1515

Ultrasound Use from the Remote Environment of the International Space Station

Richard Cole, MD, NASA Flight Surgeon

1515

1530

Military Mountain Medicine

COL Ian Wedmore, MD

1530

1615

AFSOC Tilt Rotor CASEVAC Platform Challenges and Updates

MAJ Alex Keller, MD, 720th Group Surgeon (AFSOC)

1615

1700

Medical Modernization for the Ranger Medic

MAJ Ethan Miles, 75th Ranger Regiment Senior Medic

 

 

#2: Tactical EMS

1330

1430

San Bernadino Terror Attack
On December 2, 2015, a married couple opened fire on an office party in San Bernadino, CA. 14 people were killed and 22 wounded. The couple was killed in a gun battle with police. SWAT team physician Joshua Bobko details lessons learned in this debrief of the shooting and SWAT team operations during and after the incident.

 

1430

1630

Lessons Learned from 50 Large-Scale Active Shooter Exercises

Mike Clumpner, Fire Captain

1330

1700

#3: Global Health Engagement:
From the jungles of Southeast Asia to Latin America and Africa, from the mountains and deserts of Central Asia and Iraq to North Africa, Special Operations Forces medics have provided health care and development to host nation forces, guerrillas, and civilian populations. From the early days of MEDCAPs to the more modern VSOs and interagency projects, the SOF medic’s unique ability to provide health care and training in remote, austere, and hostile environments is central to his team’s mission accomplishment. In fact, this “health engagement” part of the SOF medic’s job description is so important, and so successful, that it gave rise to an entirely new health profession: the physician assistant (PA).

COL(Ret) Warner Anderson, MD, FACEP
COL(Ret) Craig Llewellyn, MD, MPH, FACPM, FRSM
Charles W. Beadling, MD, FAAFP, IDHA, DMCC

 

 

#4: Research Presentations

 

1310

1320

Prehospital Analgesia Administration and Adherence to TCCC Guidelines: The Prehospital Trauma Registry Experience in Afghanistan

Cord W. Cunningham, MD, MPH

1320

1330

Dramatic Reduction of Body Impedance (‘DIR’) Effect Via Subcutaneous Electrode Placement and Ultra-Miniature External Battlefield Defibrillator Based on This Effect

Gary Abramov

1330

1340

IFMK: Integrated Field Medical Kit

Gary Abramov

1340

1350

Canine Battlefield Medicine: Lessons Learned from 14 Years at War

Janice L. Baker, DVM, DACVPM

1350

1400

Evaluation of a Multi-Media Mobile Medical Application to Support Prolonged Field Care in Austere Environments

LTC Elizabeth Mann-Salinas, PhD, RN

1410

1420

Combat Wound Infections in Prolonged Field Care: Lessons from History

LTC Kevin S. Akers, MD

1420

1430

Interventions to Improve Sleep and Next Day Performance at High Altitude

2d Lt Taylor Roth

1430

1440

A New Era: The Growth of Physiologic Objective Measurements to Quantify and Improve Training

CPT Charles R. Hutchinson, DO

1440

1450

Compatibility of Hextend with Transexamic Acid

CPT Nicholas Studer, MD

1450

1500

Getting Beyond PTSD: Back to the Basics - Repurposing the Tools We Have to Provide Efficient, Timely Treatment to Eliminate the Traumatic Response to Recalling Events

Carrie A. Elk, PhD, LMHC, CTE

1510

1520

Predicting Blood Transfusion Using Automated Analysis of Vital Sign Input from All Available Sources

Peter Hu, PhD

1520

1530

Optimization of Simulation and Moulage in Scenario-Based Combat Medical Training

LtCol Stephen C. Rush, MD

1530

1540

Emergent Fasciotomy in a Forward-Deployed Location: Two Case Reports

MAJ Leigh-Anne Slack, DO

1540

1550

Shear Shock Waves in the Brain: Observation and Characterization with High Frame-rate Ultrasound

David Espindola, PhD

1550

1610

Expanding Military Trauma Research in Law Enforcement and Responder Populations

Elizabeth Cuevas, MS, NRP

1610

1630

Stellate Ganglion Block for Treatment of PTSD Symptoms in Active Duty Service Members: A Randomized Controlled Trial and Qualitative Study

Kristine Rae Olmsted, MSPH

1630

1640

Case Report: Mass-Casualty Lightning Strike at Ranger Training Camp

Eric Pierce

1640

1650

Case Report: Mass-Casualty Lightning Strike at Ranger Training Camp

2d Lt Shannon N. Thompson

1650

1700

Special Forces Medics’ Self-Assessed and Demonstrated Competency in Prolonged Field Care Skills: Implications for Mission Preparation and Sustainment Training

Ramey L. Wilson, MD, MPH

1800

1830

Mess Night Reception - The Westin Hotel

 

1830

2100

Mess Night - The Westin Hotel

 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

0700

0800

Continental Breakfast

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

 

#1: Military Special Operations Forces

 

0800

0830

Combat Medic Vignette

Jacob Garel

0830

0915

Snakebite Care in Remote Environments

MAJ William Vasios, PA-C, SOCAF Senior PA

0915

1000

Updates on NATO SOF Medicine

COL Michael Henry
OR8 Sandro "Rabbit" Heinrich, NATO Senior Enlisted Medical Advisor

1030

1100

Military Response to Active Shooter Events

COL Ishay Ostfeld, MD, Israeli Defense Force

1100

1130

Improvised Junctional Tourniquets

Win Kerr, NREMT-P, ATP, JFKSWCS SOCMSSC Course Director

1130

1200

Office of Special Warfare Surgeon's Update

COL Greg Risk, MD

 

 

#2: Tactical EMS

0800

0900

Polk County SWAT Team Shooting
On February 6, 2015, a suicidal subject barricaded himself in a warehouse and threatened to kill law enforcement officers and states he is wired with explosives. Polk Co (FL) SWAT team paramedic John Mikula was wounded during the shootout and resulting explosion and fire. Paramedic Mikula will discuss the operation and how the team dealt with the multiple challenges in this complicated operation, as well as his care and road to recovery.

John Mikula, Polk County, Florida SWAT Paramedic

0900

1100

Six Week Manhunt for a Cop Killer: Lessons Learned
On September 12, 2014, two Pennsylvania State Troopers were ambushed by a subject with a .308 cal rifle, killing one and critically injuring the other. The shooter was pursued by police on a massive 48 day operation through remote wooded areas that resulted in his capture. Paramedic Mike Sorrentino details the unique aspects of this extended operation in a rural setting.

Mike Sorrentino, EMT-P
Jody Michael Heckman, RN

1100

1200

Not just simple paperwork...the Value of a Detailed Medical Threat Assessment in Operational Medicine and Tactical Missions
Forming a Medical Threat Assessment is an integral part of Operational Medicine and Tactical Mission Planning.  This valuable tool is more than just a piece of paperwork to be done as a matter of routine administrative requirements.  In this discussion,TEMS physician, Dr. Ryan Lewis will discuss the importance of a detailed Medical Threat Assessment and how it can impact medical decision-making and overall mission success.

Ryan Lewis, MD, SWAT Physician

0800

1200

#3: Global Health Engagement:
The Global Health Engagement Concurrent Session will introduce you to the resources available to succeed in your health engagement planning and operations. SOF medics will mix with experts from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), the United States Institute of Peace, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who have years of field experience in remote and conflicted areas. Through presentations, panel discussions, and one-on-one conversations, you will explore and learn new concepts and exchange important ideas with these leaders.

COL(Ret) Warner Anderson, MD, FACEP
COL(Ret) Craig Llewellyn, MD, MPH, FACPM, FRSM
Charles W. Beadling, MD, FAAFP, IDHA, DMCC

 

 

#4: Human Performance and Resiliency

0800

0830

Introduction/Operational Concussion Scenarios
An introduction to Giza’s neurometabolic cascade, the SCAT3 and MACE assessment tools and three case examples of concussions that raise the question: should we err on the side of being more cautious when returning Soldier Athletes to sport / battle.

LTC David D. Haight, MD

0830

0900

US Olympic Committee Concussion Management
A discussion of current trends in concussion management in Olympic athletes, based on recent developments in active rehabilitation concepts.  This talk will review the latest research on NFL Athletes and current application of active and vestibular rehabilitation concepts in Olympic athletes.

Bill Moreau

0900

0930

The Vestibular Ocular Motor Screening (VOMS) Tool: Preliminary Findings and Planned Application with USASOC
This lecture will describe the Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening (VOMS) tool, which is a brief (5 min) assessment that can be deployed by Special Operation Combat Medics [SOCM] and Special Forces Medical Sergeants [18D] medical personnel with minimal training and materials. The lecture will also discuss preliminary evidence for the VOMS in civilian/sport populations and describe an upcoming 3-year multi-site study of the VOMS in SOF.

Anthony Kontos, PhD

0940

1010

Mindfulness Based Attentional Training for Special Ops Personnel
It is critical to provide SOF personnel with training programs to protect against degradation of executive functions (EF) (particularly attention and working memory) over high stress/high demand intervals.  Mindful Training (MT) programs offered to civilians and military personnel have been found to effectively protect EF’s over high-stress intervals.  This presentation will review these findings and describe a research program intended to study MTs effectiveness with SOF personnel.

Amishi Jha, PhD

1010

1040

MRT - Performance Expert
What is resilience and can it be trained? The importance of addressing the role your mind plays in performance.   A review of the research and training to increase the resilience and performance outcomes in the medical field with a focus on translation to operator fitness.

Brad Baumgardner, MA

1040

1120

Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD: An Update on Research and Practice
This lecture will focus on medical evidence related to stellate ganglion block for PTSD, current research as well as current practice and availability of this treatment.  

COL Sean Mulvaney, MD

1120

1200

An Acupuncture Primer: Myth, Magic or Meaningful?
A brief overview of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture philosophy and mechanics and a discussion of how acupuncture can be applied in the SOCOM Community.

LTC Stephen M. DeLellis, MPAS, PA-C

0800

1200

#5: Special Session on Unconventional Warfare
 
** By invitation only **

SGM (Ret) Walter M. Hetzler, 18D

1200

1300

Lunch on your own

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

 

#1:  Military Special Operations Forces

1300

1330

Combat Medic Vignette

SFC George Brown, 18D

1330

1415

Special Operations Critical Care Evacuation Team (SOCCET) - Training and Lessons Learned

CPT Jimmy Gruenewald, PA-C, 160th SOAR (A) Regiment Physician Assistant;
MAJ Kyle Faudree, PA-C

1415

1500

Canadian Special Operations Forces Medical Advances

MAJ Christopher Funk, CANSOFCOM

1530

1615

Civil Affairs Applications in Special Operations

SFC Danal Jimenez
SSG Phil Aubery
SSG Logan Ohara

1615

1715

USASOC Medical Proficiency Training

SFC David Lowe, 18D

 

 

#2: Tactical EMS

1330

1430

BORSTAR Tactical and Austere Medicine Programs
U.S. Border Patrol agents operate in remote areas along the US/Mexico border, and in many locations OCONUS, far from definitive medical care. The Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) Commander Jesse Munoz along with BORSTAR paramedics Mike Friedrich, Matt Curnoles, and Joseph Darden discuss the BORSTAR Tactical Medicine and Austere Medicine programs.  This training provides agents with advanced medical capability in remote settings.

Joseph Darden, Special Agent, Customs and Border Patrol
Jesse Munoz, EMT, BORSTAR Commander
Matthew Curnoles, Paramedic, Austere Medical Program Manager
Michael Friedrich, Paramedic, EMS Program Manager

1430

1630

Fire-As-a-Weapon for SWAT
Fire Captain/Paramedic Mike Clumpner and Charlotte Fire Department Division Chief Kent Davis discuss the use of fire as a weapon for— and against— SWAT teams.

Mike Clumpner, Fire Captain and
Kent Davis, Division Chief, Charlotte Fire Department

1330

1530

#3: Global Health Engagement:
The section leaders of this session will make a special effort to take your feedback on what has worked for you in the field and what hasn’t, and deliver this feedback to the highest levels of health engagement policy making at the Department of Defense.

COL(Ret) Warner Anderson, MD, FACEP
COL(Ret) Craig Llewellyn, MD, MPH, FACPM, FRSM
Charles W. Beadling, MD, FAAFP, IDHA, DMCC

 

 

#4: Human Performance and Resiliency

1300

1330

Running….Shoes??
1. Dissect running shoes and learn its anatomy 2. Review research of shoe types and relationship to injury prevention 3. Explore the minimalist shoe trend 4. Review gait retraining and its clinical applications

LTC Robert Oh, MD, MPH

1330

1400

Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries in Warfighter Athletes: What Works and What Doesn't
Musculoskeletal injuries are the leading cause of lost readiness in the DoD and the most expensive source of disability claims in the VA. Most importantly, it's really tough to win any war, when your best players are walking the sideline on crutches.  In this session, we'll review the lessons learned from military and civilian populations about the fine line between performance enhancement and injury prevention.

Col Anthony Beutler, MD

1400

1430

Size Matters: Nanotechnology Implications for Human Performance in Special Operations Forces
This lecture will define nanotechnology and review scientific principles relevant to nanotechnology and military human performance. Current applications of nanotechnology will be highlighted and potential applications will be explored within an ethical context as it applies to the performance enhanced Special Operator. 

COL Melissa Givens, MD, MPH, CSCS

1430

1500

Androgens and Androgen Derivatives: Science, Myths and Theories Explored from a SOF Perspective
This lecture will describe the current epidemiology of androgens and androgen derivatives used for performance enhancement. Benefits and risks of use for performance enhancement will be defined based on available literature and discussed in the context of issues unique to SOF, while identifying current and future research relevant to both epidemiology of androgen use among SOF and performance issues associated with androgen use by SOF.

COL Melissa Givens, MD, MPH, CSCS

1510

1540

The CFI: The Role of an Orthopaedic Integrated Performance Unit in the Rehabilitation of Major Extremity Trauma
This presentation will describe the advances in orthopaedics & rehabilitation since 9/11 with an emphasis on advanced rehabilitation techniques in an integrated,  multi-disciplinary, patient centered model from definitive limb reconstruction to re-integration and/or return to duty.

LTC(P) Anthony E. Johnson, MD

1540

1610

Exertional Heat Illness, Exertional Rhabdomyolysis and Sickle Cell Trait: An Evidenced Based Approach to Return to Duty
Musculoskeletal injuries represent a considerable burden to individual and unit readiness.  Despite numerous studies trying to predict and prevent injuries the key variable appears to be a history of prior injury and premature return to play/duty.  This lecture will provide an evidence based framework for return to duty with a focus on three military relevant injuries: exertional heat stroke; exertional rhabdomyolysis; and sickle cell trait.

COL Francis G. O'Connor, MD, MPH

1610

1640

THOR3 Update
A brief review of current research initiatives underway within THOR3, including program metrics, Operator Readiness Test (ORT), operator feedback, and more. 

LTC Patrick Depenbrock, MD

1640

1710

NASA Astronaut Program
This talk will provide a brief overview of the NASA Astronaut program. Andrew Morgan is a former Special Operations Emergency Medicine Physician, and he has completed basic astronaut training and is currently active in the NASA Astronaut program.

LTC Andrew R. Morgan, NASA Astronaut

1300

1700

#5: Primitive Medicine
  
** Session limited to 24 - RSVP required at
         Soma-Education@kellencompany.com **
This special session on primitive medicine is a first time offering at SOMSA.  It will be a three station round-robin block of instruction exploring the historical aspects and practical applications of therapeutics still being employed.  The stations include ether anesthesia and TIVA, maggot therapy and wound healing, and three jar suction to negative pressure with the Atrium machine.

SGM Mike Hetzler, 18D
David Hardin, MD
Ronald Sherman, MD