Sunday, June 6, 2010

MHCC Almost Here

A critical mass of practitioners are going to gather to share and benchmark important developments at the IDGA Exhibition’s Military Healthcare Convention & Conference (MHCC), a brand new large-scale national forum to take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, June 22-25, 2010.

The MHCC is the only national joint service non-DOD convention and conference to provide in-depth firsthand accounts from experts in each stage of the care continuum. MHCC will target best practices and new developments in military healthcare and deliver a multidisciplinary approach to combating the health issues concerning all warriors and their families.

Over the past ten years, high intensity operations have created the need for and led to advancements in trauma care, casualty transit, CONUS care, rehabilitation, and post rehabilitation processes. While there are great successes in these areas, new challenges continue to present themselves. These enormous challenges include the study and treatment of TBI, working with the prosthetic evolution, and dealing with an alarming suicide rate. In short, the military medical environment is changing faster than the overall system so that it is very difficult for any single caregiver or service provider to keep pace.

Overall learning objectives include information on the latest tactics, strategies, technologies, systems, treatment, processes and services for patient care, advancements in providing for continuum of care, how to create a multidisciplinary approach for combating post-deployment mental health issues of servicemen, and how to integrate electronic health records systems.

The Conference will feature two days of main conference sessions that will start with inspiring keynote sessions, and then break out into tracks to specifically focus on Pre-Deployment, Battlefield Healthcare, Military Treatment Facilities OCONUS & CONUS, Mental/Behavioral Health, and Veterans Healthcare Services. On June 22 & 25, in-depth workshops will focus on TBI, EHRs, and veterans health.

Some of the Confirmed Featured Speakers include:

• Lt. Gen (Dr) Charles B. Green, Surgeon General of the Air Force, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force
• Brig General (Dr) MARK A. Ediger, Commander, Air Force Medical Operations Agency
• Brig General (Dr) Richard A. Hersack, Command Surgeon, Air Force Materiel Command
• Brig Gen (Dr) Michael W. Miller, Assistant Surgeon General, Chief of the Medical Service Corps, Office of the Surgeon General
• BG Joseph Caravalho, Jr., Commander, Air Force Medical Operations Agency
• BG Richard W. Thomas, MD, DDS, FACS, Assistant Surgeon General Force Projection
• COL (Dr) John M. Cho, Commander, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
• COL Claude Hines Jr. Program Manager Defense Health Information Management System
• COL Geoffrey Ling, MD, PhD, Program Manager, DSO, DARPA
• COL Barbara Springer, PT, PhD, OCS, SCS, Director, Proponency Office for Rehabilitation &Reintegration, Office of the Army Surgeon General
• COL Keith Salzman, Chief of Informatics, Madigan Army Medical Center
• Ibolja Cernak, MD, ME, PhD., Medical Director, Biomedicine Business Area, Department of National Security Technology, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
• Douglas Rosendal, DO, FACOS, Veterans Health Administration, Office of Health Information, Joint Interoperability Ventures
• BG Joseph J. Carroll, Commander, Air force Medical support Agency, assistant Surgeon General, Medical Modernization
• CAPT Anna Bettios, DC, US Expeditionary Readiness, bureau of Medicine & Surgery
• Noel Koch, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy
• COL. Steven E. Braveman, M.D. Commander, Carl R. Darnall, Army Medical Center

Many other key speakers and leading panel discussion leaders are continually being added as speakers and panelists to bring new excitement to this military and healthcare training event.

Register for the first MHCC today and be the first to preview new products before they become available, learn how your care fits into the continuum of care, and network with other practitioners to learn new techniques.

You will receive your Free Exhibition Pass with over 150 exhibitors, hands on demonstrations sessions by military, academic, and vendor speakers to take place in the Presentation Theatre plus receive a free pass to the Cocktail Reception.

IDGA Exhibition’s MHCC has just announced that their Inaugural “Continuum of Care Awards ™ will be given to highlight the advances and achievements in healthcare for warfighters and their families Be the first 100 to register, and mention code “Flyer” to receive the Continuum of Care Keynote Breakfast for Free.

Federal Telemedicine News readers will receive a 20% discount to attend MHCC along with a free exhibition pass by using the code “FTN”.

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