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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…​​

Important Deadlines and Registration Rates


SOMSA Hotel Reservation Deadline: Extended to May 1!

Advance Registration is closed! Onsite registration will open Sunday, May 21 at 0700.

If you are interested in attending please complete the registration form and take it to the onsite registration desk. ​Onsite registration will open on Sunday, May 21 at 0700. ​​​​Click here to download the registration form.​​
  • Important Notice for Military and DoD registrants​​
  • Single Day Registrations, Optional Sessions and Events, Cancellation Policy

Conference Program and CME Information

  • View the SOMSA Program Schedule
  • Continuing Education Hours

Exhibits and Sponsorship

Hotel and Travel Arrangements

  • SOMSA Hotel Reservation Deadline has been Extended to May 1!
  • Make Hotel Reservations

Upcoming Events


 2018 SOMSA

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