Special Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly (SOMSA)

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​​On behalf of the Special Operations Medical Association, we'd like to invite you to the 2017 Special Operations Medical Association's Scientific Assembly (SOMSA).  The theme of Back to the Future: Gaining New Ground and Preserving Lessons Learned highlights the juxtaposition of developing new knowledge and approaches to SOF medicine while not losing any lessons paid for in blood, lives, and the great personal cost of so many.  Current concepts such as battlefield plasma and whole blood use are not really new at all, but a reinvigoration and refinement of previous lessons learned. Since its inception, SOF has always been involved in some degree of conflict or deployed military operations and we remain the true stewards of that priceless operational and tactical medical knowledge and lessons learned. Click here to continue…​​

 Click here to download the registration form.
 Click here​ to register online.

(Members should use the login and password used to log into the SOMA website, non-members and first time users will need to create an account).​

​​Registration Category ​Member ​Non-Member
​SOMA Lifetime​$0
​Military Medic​$150​$225
*​Current US DoD Employee​$175​$225
​Civilian Medic (non-DoD)​$200​$350
​Professional (non-DoD)​$325​$525
​Physician (non-DoD) ​$375 ​$625
​Lifetime Physician CME only​​$300

       * This category does NOT include International attendees.  ​​​​

LIABILITY WAIVER AND EMERGENCY C​​ONTACT:  I acknowledge that I am undertaking participation in SOMSA events and activities as my own free and intentional act and I am fully aware that possible physical injury might occur to me as a result of my participation in these events. I give this acknowledgement freely and knowingly and that I am, as a result, able to participate in SOMSA events and I do hereby assume responsibility for my own well-being. I am aware t​​​​hat photographs will be taken during the conference and may be published on the SOMA website or used in promotional materials.

SOMA 2017 Continuing Education 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA). Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 36.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE)
An application for accreditation has been submitted to Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education. 

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Exhibit booths are quickly filling up for the 2017 SOMA Scientific Assembly to be held May 21-25, 2017 in Charlotte, NC. SOMA invites you to register to exhibit today. 
We've made registration faster, easier and more convenient. All exhibit information is online - including a comprehensive FAQ page and an interactive floor plan. Please click here to visit the website and learn about the different exhibit opportunities available.
​To register, simply visit the Booth Selection page and select your booth to begin the registration process. 

Click here​ to view a list of Exhibitors and Sponsors current through February 28.
The Special Operations Medical Association is able to conduct high-quality meetings at desirable locations for a reasonable registration fee because a block of hotel rooms is reserved for meeting attendees. In exchange for filling the required number of sleeping rooms, SOMA is permitted to use the hotel and convention center meeting space at no or reduced costs, thus keeping registration fees low. In addition, meeting attendees receive a reduced rate for their sleeping rooms. We kindly request that all meeting attendees support SOMA and take advantage of the group rates by staying at the official 2017 SOMSA Hotels.
Click here for more information and hotel reservations.

​Ground Transportation

Taxi service is available curbside, on the Baggage Claim level.  The current rate to the city center is $25 one-way and is subject to change.​​

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 2018 SOMSA

May 14-17, 2018
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina