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April 21-24, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA

We are privileged to invite you to the Annual Meeting of the Association of Osteopathic Military Physicians & Surgeons (AMOPS) in Philadelphia April 21-24, 2016. This is the premier educational event for the military medical professional and offers both basic and advanced sessions for military physicians in any stage of their career.

What is it about Philadelphia that inspires revolutionary thinking? Chosen as the city where great orators, thinkers, planners and leaders once gathered to declare independence, today Philadelphia remains an ideal meeting destination.

Please plan to join your colleagues, your peers, your mentors and your friends in April for another fabulous Annual Meeting. Bring your family along to enjoy Philadelphia’s historic attractions and culinary delights. Plan to come early or stay late and carve out time to break away.

Medical Education

CME Accreditation

The AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education has approved the following CME activity for 28.5 AOA Category 1-A CME credits.

Conference Schedule

COURSE AGENDA (Subject to Change)

Thursday, April 21, 2016
630-800 Registration and Exhibit Hours and Breakfast
800 Opening Remarks by COL David Towle
815-900 Medicine & the American Revolution by COL David Towle
900-945 A. T. Still and Civil War Medicine:  A Brief History by CAPT Wayne Z. McBride
945-1015 Exhibit Hours
1015-1100 Update on Zika Virus by COL David Towle
DVBIC Military TBI Session Led by Katharine Stout, PT, DPT, NCS, MBA

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury (DVBIC) Overview
MHS TBI Pathway of Care
TBI 101

1230 Lunch On Your Own

1330-1500 DVBIC Military TBI Session Led by Katharine Stout, PT, DPT, NCS, MBA

Progressive Return to Activity Clinical Recommendation
Headache Clinical Recommendation
Sleep Clinical Recommendation

1500 Program Adjourns for the Day
1600-1800 AMOPS Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, April 22, 2016
600-700 Exhibit Hours and Breakfast
700-745 History of Navy Medicine by LCDR Christina La Croix
745-830 TBA
830-915 Combat Stress and PTSD by LCDR Christina La Croix
915-945 Exhibit Hours
945-1030  History of Operational Military Aerospace Medicine and Contemporary Considerations for What We Do In Peace and War by Todd Fredericks, DO
1030-1115 Human Performance in High Reliability Organizations: How Aerospace Medicine Practice and Culture Translates Into Improved Hospital and Clinic Patient Safety/Outcomes by  Kris M. Belland, DO, MBA, MPH, MSS, CPE, FAsMA
1115-1200  What Can Healthcare Providers Learn from Aviators and Nuclear Engineers? High Reliability Healthcare in the Military Health System by  Elizabeth Oswald, PhD

1200-130 Sponsored Lunch
1330-1415 Aerospace Medicine Evolution by LtGen Douglas Robb
1415-1500 SEAL/Marine Navy Docs by Jaime Longobardi, DO, LCDR MC USN
1500-1600 Poster Competition and Scientific Seminar
1600 Program Adjourns for the Day

1600-1800 Member Social Activity

Saturday, April 23, 2016
700-830 AMOPS Membership Breakfast Meeting
830-915  Military Health System Reform Update by LtGen Douglas Robb
915-930 Exhibit Hours
930 - 1030 Military Health News from the Top by RADM Richard J. Jeffries and LtGen Douglas Robb
1030 - 1115 Human Resilience: Cutting Edge Prosthetics to Rebuild Soldiers for Return to Duty by CPT Joseph T. Scholz
1115-1200 OMM in the Field  by Capt Matthew Puderbaugh
1200-1315 Branch Networking Luncheon
1315-1330 Exhibit Hours
1330-1730 Workshop Sessions (Battlefield Acupuncture OR PCOM Simulation Laboratory)
1730 Program Adjourns for the Day

1830-2100 AMOPS Presidential Banquet, Conclave of Eagles, Student Awards and Installation of New Officers at the Hilton on City Avenue, Philadelphia

Sunday, April 24, 2016
600-700 Exhibit Hours and Breakfast
700-745 Future of Medicine: Drug Delivery by Tyler Cymet, DO
745-830 Medical Aspects of Performance and Exercise by CPT Dallin Thomas
830-915 Balance: Mind Body Spirit by Jaime Longobardi, DO, LCDR MC USN
915-930 Exhibit Hours
930-1200  OMT Workshop: Common Compensatory Pattern by COL David W. Towle
1200 Closing Remarks
1215 Program Concludes

General Information

The Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve the following CME activities for 27 AOA Category 1-A CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

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

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

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 871-6100

Airport Information
Please fly into the Philadelphia International Airport.

Driving Information
76 East: Take exit 339 for City Ave/US-1 S, turn right onto City Ave/US-1 S. Use left two lanes to turn left onto Monument Rd. Turn right onto Stout Rd. The entrance to PCOM and its garage will be on your right.

76 West: Take exit 339 for City Ave/US-1 S on your left. Be careful, this is a tight turn. Stay in the left lane, but turn right onto City Ave/US-1 S. Use left two lanes to turn left onto Monument Rd. Turn right onto Stout Rd. The entrance to PCOM and its garage will be on your right.


Exhibitors & Sponsors

Poster Presentations & Scientific Seminar

Friday, April 22, 2016
at the AMOPS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

• This competition is open to all current Osteopathic Medical Students, Interns and Residents
• Attending Physician and faculty co-authorship is encouraged.
• Multiple students, interns, and/or residents may collaborate on a single poster.

• Submit completed Poster Submission Form to Stephanie Wilson at by January 15, 2016.
• Include an abstract (400 word limit) for your Poster.
• Accepted Posters will be announced via email.
Note: Submissions that promote commercial interests or that feature proprietary materials will not be approved.

• Maximum Size: 48” x 48” (4’ x 4’)
• Be concise with written material and save elaborate points for discussions and interactions with viewers.
• Use graphics and colors to make your poster visually interesting and to highlight key portions.
• Include graphs, charts and/or tables to display results.
• Be available on April 22th to answer questions and discuss content. [Required]

• Yes! Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Posters.
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100