September 28-29, 2021 | Norris Conference Centers | San Antonio, TX

The 3rd 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.

2021 Speakers Included:

Maj Gen Paul Friedrichs, USAF
Joint Staff Surgeon
Joint Chiefs of Staff

BG Clinton Murray, USA
Commanding General
Brooke Army Medical Center

Brig Gen Thomas Harrell, USAF
Air Force Medical Readiness Agency

CSM Michael Gragg, USA
Senior Enlisted Leader
Defense Health Agency

Col Stacy Shackelford, USAF
Joint Trauma System

COL Gina Adam, USA
U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity

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

Why You Should Attend This Symposium:

Defense Strategies Institute’s 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.

DSI’s 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.
*Symposium is Closed to The Press/ No Recordings*

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

At Our Symposium You Have the Ability to:

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing battlefield medicine.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some the latest technologies and procedures to improve operational medicine.

Influence: Help foster ideas. Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.
Exhibit & Sponsorship Information:

The Operational Medicine Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD & Federal Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their organization’s overall mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal Government employees and is considered an educational and training forum.