San Antonio


April 6-9, 2017 in San Antonio, TX

Military Medicine: Train Up to Injury, Prevention of Injury to Return to Duty

Physician Conference Schedule

COURSE AGENDA (Subject to Change)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Theme Of The Day: Meet and Greet
1700-1900 AMOPS Board of Directors Meeting
1900-2100 Event Registration

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Theme Of The Day: Pre-Deployment, Injury In Theater, Evacuation
0700-800 Event Registration and Continental Breakfast
0745-0800 Opening Remarks by AMOPS President CPT Matthew Puderbaugh, Conference Chairs COL Todd Fredricks, COL Marin, CPT Scholz
800-900 From the Battlefield to Return to Duty
900-1000  What is AMMED? by BAMC Commander COL Ackermann
1000-1015 Exhibitor Hours
1015-1115 Leadership by COL (ret) Salvador Renteria
1115-1200 68W: What They Do and Scope of Practice by MAJ Steven Harper
1200-1300 ADM Louis H. Eske Memorial Lecture by MG Phil Volpe: Black Hawk Down: A Turning Point in the Army Doctor
1300-1500 En Route Medical Care from the Flight Medic's Perspective by Daniel Gower, PhD, Retired Army Colonel
1500-1515 Exhibitor Hours
1515-1615 CCATT Air Force by Major JK "Shane" House
1615-1815 AMMED Museum Tour, 3898 Stanley Road, Building 1046, Fort Sam Houston TX

Friday, April 7, 2017
Theme Of The Day: EVAC to LMH, WRNMMC, San Antonio-CFI
0700-800 2018  Conference Planning Committee Meeting
0700-800  SAMOPS Advisor Meeting
0700-800  Continental Breakfast
800-900  Rehabilitation of the Combat Wounded by COL Raul Marin
900-1000  Trauma and Acute Care Surgery by COL (Ret) Salvador Renteria
1000-1015 Exhibit Hours
1015-1115  Surgical Effects on Amputee Rehabilitation: A Prothetis View by John Fergason, CPO, BAMC
1115-1215  Nutrition Recovery Presented by BAMC: MAJ Trisha Stanovha
1215-1315  Jim Yonts Memorial Member Lunch Lecture Combat Medicine at the Front Presented by Richard Jadick, DO
1315-1615  OMT Workshop Presented by R. C. WALSH, JR., Colonel, TXANG, MC, CFS
1615-1815  Poster Presentations and OMT Table Time
1830-2000  AMOPS Group Welcome Event Sponsored by USAA

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Theme Of The Day: VA, DVBIC, Return to Duty/Civ
0700-800  AMOPS Membership Meeting and Continental Breakfast
800-900  Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers by Dr. Elizabeth Halmai and Dr. Rebecca Tapia
900-1000  DVBIC Clinical Recommendations: Integration into Clinical Practice by Jessica Ray, PA and Tina Huffman Cerullo, MBA, BSN, RN
1000-1100  DVBIC Progressive Return to Activity Clinical Recommendations by Tina Huffman Cerullo, MBA, BSN, RN and Jessica Ray, PA
1100-1115 Exhibit Hours
1115-1215  TBI and Community Reintegration by Elizabeth Halmai, VA San Antonio
1215-1315  Sponsored Lunch
1315-1415  Adaptive Technology and the Cutting Edge of Reintegration by Rory Cooper, PhD
1415-1515  Case Records of the Joint Trauma System by Dallas Burelison, MBA
1515-1530 Exhibit Hours
1530-1630  Flag Officer Update: The Role of USPHS in Global Emergency Preparedness and Response by RADM Te Cora Ballom
1630-1730  Burn Lecture by Allen Young, DO

1800-2000 AMOPS Presidential Banquet

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Theme Of The Day:
0700-800  AMOPS Board Meeting
0700-0800 Continental Breakfast
800-900  Rehabilitation Update by COL Dean Hommer, Consultant, Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine at BAMC
900-1000  Army Update
1000-1100  Navy Update
1100-1200  Air Force Update by Brigadier General Miller
1200-0100  Future Direction of Rehabilitation in the Military by COL Raul Marin
0100 Closing Remarks
0115 Conference Concludes

Student Conference Schedule

(Subject to Change)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
No Student Activities Planned

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Theme Of The Day: Welcome To San Antonio
0700-800 Breakfast and Registration
800-1600 Registration & Attend AMOPS Lectures (See Above)
1800-2000 AMOPS Group Welcome Event

Friday, April 7, 2017
Theme Of The Day: TBA
0530-0600 River Walk Run (Optional)
0700-730 SAMOPS President Welcome & Introduction to SAMOPS by 2LT Matt Nemergut
830-930 Becoming a Military Osteopathic Physician
900-1000  PD Hour
1000-1130  Residency Overview & Residency Panel Discussion
1130-1200 SAMMC & SIM Lab Tour
1200-1300 Center for Intrepid Tour
1300-1400  Lunch On Your Own
1400-1500 Banking, Investing & Home Buying by USAA Representative
1500-1600  Blended Retirement System by USAA Representative
1615-1815  DVBIC Traumatic Brain Injury and Clinical Recommendations by Tina Huffman Cerullo, MBA, BSN, RN and Jessicah Ray, PA
1600-1800 Poster Presentations and OMT Table Time
1830-1930  AMOPS Group Welcome Cocktail Hour Sponsored by USAA

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Theme Of The Day: TBA
0530-0600 River Walk Run (Optional)
0700-800  AMOPS Membership Meeting
830-900 AMOPS Introduction & Welcome by AMOPS President CPT Matt Puderbaugh
900-1100  OMS I and III Lecture Block & Panel Discussion
1100-1200 Branch Specific Breakout Session
1200-1300  LTG Ronald Blanck Memorial Lunch Lecture
1300-1400  Student/Resident Oral Presentations
1400-1600 OMS II and IV Lecture Block & Panel Discussion
1600-1700  SAMOPS Elections by Vice President 2LT Brant Adams
1800-2000 AMOPS Presidential Banquet

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Theme Of The Day:
0700-800  AMOPS Board Meeting
800-945 Resources & Bringing Life to your SAMOPS Chapter by Whay Cheng
0845-900 Mentorship Program
0900-0930  Research by AMOPS Research Committee Chair Brion Benninger, MD
0930-1030  Student Council Executive Board Meeting & Committee Updates
1100-1130  Conference PPT & Awards
12:00 Closing Remarks

General Information

The Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education. This CME activity has been approved for 33 AOA Category 1-A CME credits.

Navy: Service Khakis
Army: ACU
Air Force: Class B
Presenters May Wear the Uniform of the Day

Navy: Mess Dress Blues
Army: Class A
Air Force: Class A
Students May Wear a Suit and Tie

Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio
205 East Houston Street
San Antonio Texas 78205

Airport Information
Attendees are encouraged to fly into the San Antonio International Airport, 9800 Airport Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78216
Airport Code is SAT

Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio
205 East Houston Street
San Antonio Texas 78205

The Gunter Hotel opened on November 20, 1909, on the site of the earlier Mahncke Hotel. There had been a hotel or inn on the same site since 1837. The eight-story, 301-room hotel was built by the San Antonio Hotel Company and named for Jot Gunter, a local rancher and real estate developer who was one of its financiers. It was designed by Ernest Russell, of the St. Louis firm Mauran, Russell & Garden. It was the largest building in San Antonio at the time.

The Baker Hotel Company purchased the hotel in 1924 and expanded it in 1926 with the addition of three stories. The addition was designed by architect Herbert Green.

It was restored from 1980-1985, overseen by architect Robert V. Buck. At the same time, a two-story parking garage was added adjacent to the hotel, designed by Gustav Heye. It was renamed the Radisson Gunter Hotel in April 1986 and then the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in 1989. It was sold to the Camberley Group in 1996, becoming The Camberley Gunter. It was sold to Houston Street Hotel Partners in 1999 and became, again, the Sheraton Gunter Hotel.[7]

The insurance company United Services Automobile Association was formed based on a meeting of twenty five United States Army Officers on June 22, 1922 at the Gunter Hotel to discuss the procurement of reliable and economical auto insurance.


The Vance House hotel, now the site of the Gunter Hotel, became the administrative offices for the U.S. Army during the Mexican–American War from 1846-1847 as the Headquarters for Texas military affairs. At this site, General David E. Twiggs surrendered $1,600,000 in federal property to the forces of Confederate Texas. The Gunter Hotel was also the site of the headquarters of Brevet Colonel Robert E. Lee who assumed command of the Post of San Antonio on August 5, 1857.


Exhibitor Information



The Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons invites you to join our team of exhibitors at our Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel this April 6-9, 2017 in beautiful San Antonio. Your participation as an exhibitor connects you with a network of leading military physicians and physicians-in-training from across the country and beyond.

Exhibiting with the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons provides a terrific opportunity to interact with our physicians in a casual setting allowing you to introduce and familiarize them with your products and services. Our physicians are on the cutting edge of technology and are engaged in the marketplace while eager to learn how to help and best serve their patients.

Exhibit space is limited to maintain an intimate atmosphere and provide quality and friendly in-person and relationship building time with the doctors. We invite and encourage you to review our materials detailing the opportunity to exhibit with and/or sponsor our organization. For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Stephanie Wilson via email ( or by dialing (610) 664-4466.

Course Director & Faculty

AMOPS Membership Meeting



The Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons will host the Membership Meeting on Saturday morning, April 8 at 0700.  An agenda will be published prior to the meeting. One agenda item will be the Bylaws. A vote to change the Bylaws will be called during the Membership Meeting and the edits may be viewed here in their entirety.

Constitutional Changes and Membership Votes:

  1. It is so moved that the overall bylaw edits entitled AMOPS Bylaws 2017 draft be approved and voted on by the general membership
  2. It is so moved that the definition of Active Member be changed to:

a. An Active member will be graduates of colleges and schools of Osteopathic Medicine accredited by the AOA, members of the AOA, and eligible for licensure as osteopathic physicians and/or surgeons.  Active Members must be:

i. Serving on active duty or in a reserve/guard component in the Uniformed Services of the United Statues

ii. Retired or honorably separated from active service or a reserve/guard component in one of the Uniformed Services of the United States

iii.Currently working as a GS or retired as a GS physician from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

b. Associate Members shall be graduates of an accredited medical school that is recognized by the AOA, AMA, or another similar body, and eligible for licensure as a physician in the United States.

i. Associated members shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges afforded to Active members, except for the right to vote or hold elected offices.

3. It is so moved that the provisions of the President, President-Elect, and 1st Vice President to be 'on Active Duty during the majority of their term' be changed to be 'on Active Duty or in a Reserve/Guard component of the Uniformed Services.'

4. It is so moved that the annual dues of the membership be increased as follows:
a. Active Member: $225/year
b. Postgraduate Member: One time fee of $200 during their post-graduate training
c. Student Member: One time fee of $100 for 4 years of medical school
d. Associate Member:  $160/year
e. Allied Member:  $95/year
f. Lifetime Member: $3375