Federal Health, The New Normal: 2015 AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting

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The 2015 AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting from 1-4 December in San Antonio, TX provides unequalled opportunities to foster understanding and develop professional relationships between all federal agencies, as well as international military medical officers.

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The 2015 AMSUS Continuing Education Meeting, Federal Health, The New Normal, will take place in San Antonio, TX from 1-4 December at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Pre-con sessions will take place on Monday, 30 November.

The AMSUS Meeting provides four days of plenary and multi-track educational sessions. Top federal leadership from DoD, DHA, Joint Staff, Army, Navy, Air Force, VA, and USPHS will provide plenaries on current issues and future plans for their organizations. Subject matter experts will present scientific sessions in six educational tracks:
     • Clinical Operations                                    
     • Psychological Health
     • Global Health                                        
     • Military Health System updates (MHS and DHA Status)
     • Medical Operations and Logistics            

Speakers include (*invited):

  •     Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
  •     Dr. David Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health for the Department of Veterans Affairs*
  •     VADM Vivek Murthy, USPHS Surgeon General*
  •     MG Nadja West, Joint Staff Medical Officer*
  •     Additional Senior Officials*
  •     Dr. Bill Henrich, President University of Texas Medical Center, San Antonio
  •     ADM (Ret) Bill McRaven, former Navy Seal, now Chancellor of University of Texas

There will be “not-to-be-missed” highlights on Tuesday and Friday: ADM (Ret) Bill McRaven will share his views on military medicine on Tuesday, 1 December, and a panel session on Friday, 4 December, “The Journey of Injury,” which will follow the treatment, rehabilitation and return to a “new normal” life for a family who has successfully completed that journey.

A robust poster session will feature 200 presentations. Over 100 exhibitors will provide updates in the latest developments of their parent companies, and the highly acclaimed hands-on “wound care” exhibits have been expanded to include “burn care.”

Attendees include personnel from the DoD, USPHS, VA and over 35 nations, providing unequalled opportunities for furthering professional relationships. In addition, attendees can earn 25+ CE credits. The annual banquet is highlighted by the presentation of the prestigious annual AMSUS, DoD and VA Awards for excellence.

View the schedule and register for the event, or visit http://www.amsusmeetings.org for more information.

AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals, is a non-profit 501(c)(3), founded in 1891, and chartered by Congress in 1903 to assist the advancement of military medicine. AMSUS accomplishes its mission through its Annual Meeting, as well as publication of the Journal, Military Medicine. More information can be found at http://www.amsus.org

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