Operational Medicine Symposium

San Diego, CA, United States

The 2019 Operational Medicine Symposium will focus on the tools and advances currently underway to enhance military medicine techniques and drastically improve the quality of life of our nation's warfighters. This symposium will bring together highly regarded medical professions from all services to discuss the practice of medicine in expeditionary environments from battlefield to installation.

Topics to be Covered at the Symposium:

  • Current Near-Term and Long-Term Medical R&D Initiatives to Enhance Combat Casualty Care and Survivability on the Battlefield
  • Increasing the Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Reliability of Healthcare Delivery across the DoD Enterprise
  • Focusing on innovative research issues including traumatic brain injury treatment, wartime vascular injury management, and combat casualty care
  • Collaborating with scientists across the services as well as industry solution providers and academics to offer top quality medical care in the maritime operational environment
  • Initiating and disseminate policies that facilitate deployment of fully-trained and equipped medical personnel and units

Why you should attend this year's Summit:

This educational symposium will enable the most respected minds in military medicine gathering individuals from medical commands across the services. This collaborative town-hall forum will join together public and private agencies for a much-needed open and honest conversation highlighting the required technology and equipment to prolong the lives of our Nation's Warfighters.

Due to the significant advances in military medicine and preventative equipment, our Nation's Warfighters have had the highest survival rate in modern history, however, there is still significant work to be done. Public agencies must actively engage with commercial partners to deliver the most up to date and technologically advanced equipment to ensure our Warfighters are ready pre-deployment, on the field, and post-deployment.

The 2019 Operational Medicine Symposium will focus on the need for all service members to inveset in readiness tools and techniques and medical modernization resources which will create capabilities to enhance and support warfighter's needs on the battlefield

At the Summit you will have the ability to:

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing intelligence officers and analysts.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some the latest technologies helping process, exploit, and disseminate big data.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments and will receive a pre-Summit questionnaire for precise questions and subject matters you would like our speakers to address.

January 2019 Confirmed Speakers:

  • Rear Admiral Colin Chinn, USN, Joint Staff Surgeon, Joint Staff
  • Maj Gen (Dr.) John Degoes, USAF, Commander 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio
  • RDML Paul Pearigen, USN, Commander, Navy Medicine West, Chief of the Navy Medical Corps
  • BG Joseph A Marsiglia, USAR, Assistant Surgeon General for Mobilization Readiness and Army Reserve Affairs, OTSG, Office of the Surgeon General, Deputy Commanding General, AR-MEDCOM
  • Dr. George Ludwig, SES, Principal Assistant for Research and Technology, USAMRMC


San Diego State University, Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
5250 55th St
San Diego, CA 92115


Guests are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.

We recommend the following hotel:
Sheraton Mission Valley, San Diego Hotel
1433 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108, United States
Event details
Organizer : Defense Strategies Institute
Venue : Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, United States
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19107