Past event: Operational Medicine Symposium 2024

The 6th Annual Operational Medicine Symposium (OpMed) & Technology Showcase is one of the largest and most influential military medical events in North America for senior medical officials, clinicians, government leaders, and solution providers. OpMed offers the unique opportunity to learn, network and engage with military medical professionals in an information driven, networking focused environment.

Each year this foremost symposium provides an opportunity for the services, medical units, industry partners and practitioners to advance military medical knowledge, techniques, and combat skills to support the delivery of high-quality healthcare in operational environments. Attend for the opportunity to explore prospects and partnerships with operational leaders and key decision makers who are at the forefront of improving warfighter health, strength, and survivability.

Topics of Discussion at the 2024 Symposium

  • Pursuing Emerging Technologies for Military Medical Innovation
  • Advancing Readiness by Improving Access to Care and Strengthening the Healthcare Workforce
  • Advancing MEDCoE and the Medical Service Corps to Strengthen the Foundation of Army Medicine
  • Enabling the Future Force with Robust, Equipped Multi-Capable Medics
  • Optimizing Trauma Patient Outcomes by Improving Combat Casualty Care
  • Coordinating Joint Force Military Health Services to Support Operational Medicine Initiatives and Priorities
  • Supporting Reservists and National Guard Members to Sustain the Fighting Force

Why You Should Attend

The 6th Annual Operational Medicine Symposium will bring together senior leaders from across the military, government healthcare agencies, academia, and industry to explore the optimization of military medicine through the modernization and implementation of policies, education, training, research & development, and emerging technologies to maximize warfighter health, strength, and survivability. As the United States recognizes the potential for a future high-end fight marked by mass casualties, the Operational Medicine Symposium will explore how to sustain life at the point of injury and beyond.

The 2024 Symposium will explore topics in operational medicine such as traumatic brain injuries, burn care treatment, infectious disease prevention, psychological stressors, contested logistics, tactical combat casualty care, and more. Speakers will address how the Military Health System is supporting the National Defense Strategy to prepare for large scale combat operations by ensuring a ready medical force and a medically ready force. Join over 1,000 individuals at the premier military medical event to hear medical experts, practitioners, and clinicians from across the military medical community discuss how to maximize care for the wounded and injured, including at the point of injury, en route, and in facility on land, sea, or aerospace.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities at the 2024 Operational Medicine Symposium are now available. Please take a moment to download and review the prospectus, complete with opportunities ranging from exhibit space to speaking sessions, and beyond.
Contact us for sponsorship information

March 2024 Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • The Honorable Lester Martinez-Lopez, MD, MG (Ret), Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
  • Brig Gen John Andrus, USAF, MD, Joint Staff Surgeon
  • MG Jill Faris, USA, Director, Office of the Joint Surgeon General, National Guard Bureau
  • Maj Gen Sean T. Collins, USAF, Air National Guard Assistant to the Surgeon General for the Department of the Air Force and Space Force, and Director of Space Force Medical Operations
  • Maj Gen Tom Harrell, USAF, MC, CFS, Director, Defense Health Network Central; Commander, 59th MDW; Director, San Antonio Market; Lead, Air Force Medical Agency Alpha
  • MG Joseph Marsiglia, USA Commanding General, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support), Army Reserve
  • BG Clinton Murray, USA, Commanding General, US Army Medical Center of Excellence
  • RDML Guido Valdes, USN, MD, Commander, Naval Medical Forces Pacific; Director, Medical Corps
  • Brig Gen Robert, Bogart, USAF, Commander, 711th Human Performance
  • COL Jennifer Gurney, USA, MD, Chief, Joint Trauma System
  • Chief Master Sergeant Taliah Wilkerson, USAF, Senior Enlisted Leader, Medical Education and Training Campus
  • CAPT Lynelle Boamah, USN, MD, Director of Maritime Operations, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
  • COL James Jones, USA, PhD, PA-C, SP, Director, MED CDID, FCC, Army Futures Command
  • CAPT Travis Polk, MD, USN, Director, Combat Casualty Care Research Program, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
  • CAPT Scott Cota, USN, MD, Director, TBI Center of Excellence
  • CDR Jean Paul Chretien,  MD, USN, Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office, DARPA
  • MSG Simon Gonzalez, USA, Combat Medic Division NCOIC, US Army

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Henry B. González Convention Center, The Hemisfair Ballrooms 1, 2 & 3
900 E. Market Street, 78205
San Antonio, Texas, USA

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Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24623