Sunday, March 9, 2008

Battlefield Healthcare Conference

The Annual Battlefield Healthcare Conference will feature top experts discussing advances in warfighter healthcare from the battlefield through to Level V care in CONUS. Technological advances from bandages to resuscitation techniques ongoing in military medicine will be highlighted at the Conference to be held March 31-April 2, 2008, at the Georgetown University Conference Hotel in Washington D.C.

Military, government, industry, and academia will gather to discuss goals and objectives, implementation strategies, enablers and barriers, and existing program initiatives to improve battlefield healthcare.

Some of the confirmed speakers are:

  • Honorable Dr. Michael Kussman, Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration
  • Vice Admiral Adam Robinson, MC, U.S Navy Surgeon General & Chief Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
  • Lieutenant General James G. Roudebush, MC, CFS, Surgeon General of the Air Force
  • Brigadier General Michael S. Tucker, Assistant Surgeon General for Warrior Care and Transition, U.S. Army Medical Command
  • Colonel Charles R. Scoville (Ret), Chief Amputee Patient Care Service, Integrated Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Captain William P. Nash, USN, MC, Combat and Operational Stress Coordinator Headquarters, Marine Corps
  • Colonel Les Folio, USAF, MC, SFS, Assistant Professor, Radiology and Radiological Sciences, MS-IV Radiology Clerkship Director, Assistant Chair for Military Radiology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • LTC Michael Jaffee, National Director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Colonel Loree Sutton, MC, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) for Psychological Health, and Director, Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Colonel Brian J. Eastridge, MC, Chief of Trauma, U.S Army Institute of Surgical Research, and Director 2007, Brooke Army Medical Center Joint Theater Trauma System

A pre-conference focus day on March 31, 2008 will present a series of in depth and interactive master classes to examine TBI from diagnosis to recovery. New approaches to treating TBI and PTSD, current state of military medicine, patient tracking and medical IT, advancements in amputee care and prosthetics, wound care and infection control, telehealth challenges and solutions, bridging the electronic gap, coordination with VA, R&D for battlefield healthcare, and much more will be discussed.

For more information and to register for the conference, go to or email