Past event: Operational Medicine Symposium

Advancing Battlefield Medical Capabilities to Improve Warfighter Survivability

The 4th Annual Operational Medicine Symposium will focus on DoD initiatives to enhance military medicine in an era of great power competition. This symposium will bring together highly regarded medical professionals from all services to discuss the practice of medicine in expeditionary environments.

Current Health and Safety Protocols

Topics covered at the Symposium:

  • Preparing the Medical Force for the Future Operating Environment Developing effective countermeasures against stressors in order to maximize health, performance, and well-being
  • Injury Prevention and Reduction
  • USINDOPACOM Requirements from the Medical Community to Improve Performance and Ensure the Health and Readiness of the Joint Force
  • Preparing the Medical Force for Large Scale, Multi-Domain Operations
  • Advancements in Telehealth to Improve Patient Outcomes
  • Improving Survivability for Trauma Patients in Wartime and Peacetime
  • Precision Aerospace & Operational Medicine: Modeling a Framework for Integrating Genetics & Operational Medicine
  • Leveraging AI in Operational Medicine
  • Bringing Lifestyle and Performance Medicine to the Forefront of How the USAF Delivers Care

Why You Should Attend This Symposium:

Our 3rd Annual Operational Medicine Symposium will bring together medical professionals from across the services to discuss advancements in military medical care. This event will focus on the current and future innovations in the technology, resources, and training designed to improve medical personnel's ability to effectively safe lives on and off the battlefield. Presenters will highlight recent advancements, including in areas of combat casualty care, medical logistics, human performance and telemedicine, which expand the survivability of our Nation's warfighters.

The nature of operational medicine and the US military health system is at an inflexion point. The DoD is preparing for a medical operating environment which will be characterized by great power competition, high casualties, denied evacuation routes and advanced weaponry. As such, the military is making significant investments into the emerging technologies, medical devices, training and infrastructure aimed at ensuring medical services are able to reliably care for warfighters at the point of need.

Speakers from the services, combatant commands and DHA will share their perspectives on innovating and partnering with industry providers to deliver cutting-edge medical equipment to warfighters in any environment. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to network with some of the most highly regarded military medical professionals about DoD priorities to advance the practice of medicine in expeditionary environments and streamline medical care within DHA.

Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Symposiums' content and focus areas; we will assemble the most respected minds in human and technical analysis from key policymakers across military and civilian offices as well as technology leaders developing advanced threat detection methods. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The Operational Medicine Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.
Contact us for sponsorship information

2022 Early Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • BG Katherine Simonson, USA, DAD, Research & Engineering, DHA
  • Brig Gen Jeannine Ryder, USAF, Commander, 59th Medical Wing, JBSA; Chief, Air Force Nurse Corps
  • BG Clinton Murray, USA, Commanding General, Brooke Army Medical Center
  • Col Stacy Shackelford, USAF, Chief, Joint Trauma System
  • CAPT (Ret) Sean Biggerstaff, PhD, Deputy Director, Research & Engineering, DHA
  • CAPT Thomas C. Herzig, USN, Commandant, Medical Education and Training Campus

Event Moderator:

  • Col (Ret.) Ronald Poropatich, MD, MS, Director, Center for Military Medicine Research, Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

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Norris Conference Center - San Antonio
618 NW Loop 410, Suite 207, 78216
San Antonio, TX, USA

Nearby Hotels:
*We do not have a room block or discounted rate with any hotels.
Aloft San Antonio Airport (Walking distance from venue).
Home2 Suites by Hilton San Antonio Airport
Hilton Hotel San Antonio Airport
Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-23391

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