SanDiego

ANNUAL MEETING 2015

April 16-19, 2015 in San Diego, California

We have designed a series of excellent CME offerings revolving around a conceptual patient that we will call G.I. Joe . . . .  understand that he can be any branch of the warrior class.  We will follow the care of this young American warrior from the moment of IED impact to his full recovery through the modern military health care system.  You will get a dynamic feel for how far military medicine has evolved and to what extend our capabilities compare favorably to any health care system in the world.  The topic specific lectures all involve the critical elements of his holistic care and optimal recovery.

As is our tradition, you will get up to the minute briefings from our various Flag officers and celebrate in a formal military mess [banquet] event.  Mark your calendars now for some outstanding CME and even better, for meaningful networking, comradery, and the true fellowship in the brotherhood of arms.  Share the news with friends and colleagues, and let’s make this the best AMOPS conference yet!

Medical Education

National Student Conference Schedule

THEME: A Tradition of Exceptional Care: The Medical Saga of GI Joe
* RED Highlights Dedicated Student Lectures

SPECIAL EVENT

Attendees at this year’s AMOPS Annual Meeting will have an opportunity to experience a unique off-site immersive, hyper-realistic demonstration that highlights this year’s theme of our conceptual patient called G.I. Joe.

This immersive demonstration will occur at one of the most unique training facilities in the country (formerly one of the largest independent movie/TV studios in America). You will be on a battlefield where rocket propelled grenades and IEDs will go off all around you, and a wounded G.I. Joe will receive tactical combat casualty care under fire. You will see tourniquet application, chest need decompression, and a chest tube inserted into a live person. And you may be asked to provide assistance. G.I. Joe will then be transported to an emergency room and then into an operating room where you will witness surgery performed on this live patient (who is wearing the latest “Cut Suit,” a human worn surgical simulator).

Strategic Operations Inc., on the lot of Stu Segall Productions, a full-service TV / movie studio in San Diego, Calif., provides “Hyper-RealisticTM” training services and products for military, law enforcement and other organizations responsible for homeland security. The company employs state-of-the-art Hollywood battlefield special effects, combat wound effects, medical simulation systems like the “Cut Suit,” role players, subject matter experts, and training scenarios to create training environments that are the most unique in the industry. Over the last 12 years Strategic Operations (www.strategic-operations.com) has provided Hyper-RealisticTM training support to more than 750,000 military and EMS personnel.

Here is a link to a recent story that ran online at Fox Business Network and on Fox and Friends: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/05/09/special-effects-training-helps-medical-students-prepare-for-life-or-death/

Events will start at 0900 on Thursday, 16 April 2015 with a short lecture by Anthony J. LaPorta MD COL, USA Ret., Professor of Surgery, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Parker Colorado.

Dr. LaPorta will be performing the surgery on G.I. Joe. He is not affiliated with, nor is he paid by Strategic Operations. Dr. LaPorta is one of the early adopters of the Cut Suit and has conducted research into improving individual surgical skills and teamwork with the Cut Suit in hyper-realistic training and education.

The title of Dr. LaPorta’s talk is: “The Holy Grail of Simulation: A Suggested Approach to Determining the Return on Investment (ROI) of Training Dollars Using Objective Measurements including Salivary Biometrics in a Hyper-Realistic Immersive Surgical Simulation.”

The demonstration will end before noon. Lunch on your own will be an option at the award winning Studio Diner (www.studiodiner.com) on the facilities. Reservations must be made in advance.

COURSE AGENDA (Subject to Change)

Thursday, April 16, 2015
0800-0845 Registration at the Handlery Hotel
0900-1200 AMOPS SPECIAL OFFSITE EVENT at STRATEGIC OPERATIONS on the lot of SEGALL PRODUCTIONS
This immersive demonstration will occur at one of the most unique training facilities in the country (formerly one of the largest independent movie/TV studios in America). You will be on a battlefield where rocket propelled grenades and IEDs will go off all around you, and a wounded G.I. Joe will receive tactical combat casualty care under fire. You will see tourniquet application, chest need decompression, and a chest tube inserted into a live person. And you may be asked to provide assistance. G.I. Joe will then be transported to an emergency room and then into an operating room where you will witness surgery performed on this live patient (who is wearing the latest “Cut Suit,” a human worn surgical simulator).
1200-1300 Lunch On Your Own at the Award Winning Studio Diner (www.studiodiner.com)
1300-1345 Registration at the Handlery Hotel
1345-1400 Welcome and Opening Remarks by COL Salvador Renteria
1400-1430 Greetings From AOA President-Elect John W. Becher, DO
1430-1830  OMT Workshop: Fascial Distortion Model by Eugene Lenard, DO

Friday, April 17, 2015
0645-0800 Membership Meeting Breakfast
0800-0845  Introduction to Battlefield Medicine by COL (ret) David W. Towle
0845-0930  Formal Forward Deployed Medical Assets by LTC Benjamin A. Hill, Jr.
0930 Exhibit Hours
0945-1030  Forward Surgical Capacity by COL (ret) R. Todd Dombroski
1030-1115 Critical Care in the Air (CCAT) by Patricio Bruno, DO, Lt Col, USAFR, MC, SFS
1115-1200 Viral Diseases Affecting Military Operations by Capt (ret) Dennis Amundson
1200 Sponsored Luncheon
1330-1430  Burn Care at Point of Injury by Todd R. Fredricks, DO, COL MC SFS WVARNG
1430-1630  Vascular Surgery Intervention by COL (ret) Salvador Renteria
1630-1730  Rehabilitation of Combat Trauma by Capt J. Thomas Scholz
1730-1800 Current Trends in Veterans Research at Ohio University: Interdisciplinary and Institutional Collaboration Projects by Todd R. Fredricks, DO, COL MC SFS WVARNG

Saturday, April 18, 2015
0700-0800 SAMOPS Business Meeting
0800-0900  Genitourinary Trauma by by Sean P. Stroup, MD, CDR, MC, USN
0900-1000 Environmental Medicine Effects by Capt Matthew Puderbaugh
1000-1015  Exhibit Hours
1015-1115  Legal Medicine by David B. Canton, DO, MPH, JD
1130-1215  Bio Terrorism on the Battlefield by COL (ret) Charles A. Holt
1215 Lunch On Your Own
1330-1430  IEDs by COL (ret) Salvador Renteria
1430-1530 Facial Injuries by COL (ret) Salvador Renteria
1530-1630  Flag Officer Briefing

  • Douglas J.Robb, DO, MPH
    Lieutenant General, USAF, MC, CFS
    Director, Defense Health Agency
  • Richard Jeffries, DO, RADM (retired), Medical Corps, USN
  • Clinton Adams, DO, MPA, FACHE
    Rear Admiral (retired) United State Navy

1630-1730 2nd Annual Poster Competition
1830-2100 Presidential Banquet, Conclave of Eagles, Installation of New Officers

Sunday, April 19, 2015
0800-0845  Military Medicine: Planning for a Successful Military Medical Career by Douglas J.Robb, DO, MPH, Lieutenant General, USAF, MC, CFS, Director, Defense Health Agency
0845-0900  Creating a Successful and Thriving Local Club at Your School Led by Whay Cheng and the Student Leaders at Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine
0900-1000  An Overview of Flight Medicine by Capt Matthew Puderbaugh
1000 Break
1015-1045  What You Need to Know to Land Your Dream Military Residency by Douglas J.Robb, DO, MPH, Lieutenant General, USAF, MC, CFS, Director, Defense Health Agency
1045-1115  Everything You NEED to Know About the New Single Accreditation System and Its Effect on You by Clinton Adams, DO, MPA, FACHE, Rear Admiral (retired) United State Navy
1115-1145  Top 5 Secrets for a Successful Military Residency by COL (ret) R. Todd Dombroski
1145-1215  Student Panel Discussion with the Flag Officers
1215  Closing Remarks
1230pm Program Concludes

General Information

POSTER SUBMISSION APPLICATION
The Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS) is currently accepting abstract submissions for Scientific Display Posters for the 2015 AMOPS Annual Meeting set for April 18 in San Diego, CA. Those medical students, residents and physicians intending to submit abstracts should download the Poster Submission Application and follow the guidelines.  Poster Competition Application

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

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

LOCATION

Airport Information
Attendees are encouraged to fly into the San Diego International Airport.

Shuttle Information
Super Shuttle offers airport shuttle service. Please click for the discount link:  http://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=HNDLR

Or call 1-800-BLUE VAN and mention the Handlery Hotel to receive the discount ($10 per person/one-way).

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
Handlery Hotel San Diego
950 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA  92108
(619) 398-8334