Free CME from American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Posted on Updated on

Dear Colleagues,

Exciting news that is hot off the press—the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) has granted healthcare professionals within the Department of Defense (DoD) complementary access to their online 5.5 continuing education credit Lifestyle Medicine & Food as Medicine Essentials Course Bundle!!  This includes the 1-hr Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine module and the 4.5-hr Food As Medicine modules.  It is available to all DoD healthcare professionals in need of continuing education credits.  Please share broadly with your DoD healthcare professionals that are associated with military facilities.  This will be available until all the complementary licenses are redeemed.

To access the CE bundle, navigate to:  

Then review the course information and register at no charge by clicking the “Register Now” button.

It will prompt you to sign in with your ACLM account information — if you do not yet have an account, you can click on “Create A New Account” which is a FREE option.

Then click on the “Register Myself” button to add the training to your shopping cart, then click Proceed to Checkout and use promo code ESS-DOD23 where you can fully register at no charge. (Note that the code is case sensitive).

Also, request access to our *NEW* Lifestyle and Performance Medicine Coalition of the Interested ACLM Connect platform to access all of our working group’s resources (this is replacing our former Teams platform).  Follow the instructions on the attached document.

Wishing you and yours a fulfilling, healthful and peaceful holiday season!  Thank you for all of your hard work in the field of Lifestyle Medicine!  We’ll see you in the New Year!

Air Force Lifestyle & Performance Medicine Working Group

Medical Corps CME/MOC Funding – End of FY – Non-Travel Submissions Due 23 SEP 2022 | Travel Related Funding Due 16 SEP 2022

Posted on Updated on

Medical Corps CME Funding: The end of the Fiscal Year 2022 is approaching. All Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Non-Travel related Certification Examination funding requests must be submitted to the Navy CME Office by 23 September 2022. Any travel related funding request must be sent to the Navy CME office by 16 September 2022.

In accordance with BUMEDINST 1500.20A, NAVMEDPRODEVCTR will not authorize funding for MOCs or exams taken in prior fiscal years.

MOC and Exam Funding requirements can be found at this website:

Send all inquiries and funding requests to:

2023 AMSUS Annual Meeting

Posted on Updated on

The 2023 Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) annual meeting is scheduled to be held 13-16 February 2023 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, D.C.  Main Theme of the Annual Meeting:  “Healthcare Collaboration: Meeting the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow”.

General Information:

  • Registration will be available via the AMSUS website: **15 September.** This includes the hotel room block.
  • The Annual Meeting is an in-person only meeting this year, 27.5 CME/CE hours will be available (ACCME, ANCC, ACPE, AANP; and credits when applicable to APA, ACHE, NASW, ADA-CERP).
  • Change from the past – the meeting will start on 13 February with the opening ceremony at 1200, allowing for morning plenary sessions.
  • Navy breakouts sessions will be:
    • 14 FEB at 1500-1600;
    • 15 FEB at 1300-1400
    • 15 FEB from 1400-1500, and
    • 16 FEB from 0800-0900.
  • Navy Plenary date and time will be 16 FEB from 0830-0900.


  • For Plenary and Breakout Presentations: Submissions open **6 July** for submission of title, description, learning outcomes (3), and up to four presenters. Submission deadline will be **3 October;** presentation slide decks will be due **12 December.** Submissions must comply with CE requirements.
  • Poster Presentations will be 15 FEB from 1100 to 1830 for up to 100 accepted posters. This year there will not be any virtual poster viewing options. Submissions via the platform will open **6 July** for poster abstracts; submissions close **15 October.**
  • AMSUS Awards: Nominations through the AMSUS online portal will be accepted from **6 July to 15 October 2022.** Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Exhibit booths: sign up for federal agencies start **15 July.**


Virtual Indo-Pacific Military Health Exchange Conference – Must Sign Up By 0800 EST Tomorrow!

Posted on Updated on

The INDOPACIFIC MILITARY HEALTH EXCHANGE (7-10 MAR 2022, 0800-1600 India time), the premiere regional military medical conference in the INDOPACIFIC has opened many more seats since it is now virtual.  The kicker is you have to register by 0800 Sunday EST.  The link to the form is below.  I know you cannot likely attend many of the talks but this gives you access to them for 30 days and you can view them at your convenience. There is a certificate that you can file and attempt to get category 2 CME or your organization’s equivalent.

Here’s the link to register if you are interested:

DHA Peer Support Training

Posted on Updated on

Registration is now open for the Special Feature Webinar, Peer Support Training that will occur on 24 March 2021 from 1430-1630 (ET) virtually through Adobe Connect. This special feature webinar will offer up to 2.0 Continuing Education/Continuing Medical Education (CE/CME) credits. To register for this course, please visit the following link:

Event Overview:  This Special Feature Webinar describes the detrimental impacts to health care providers of significant career events such as adverse outcomes of care, litigation, adverse licensure actions, deployment, career transition and COVID-19. Evidence-based interventions and recommendations are provided for colleagues, peers and leadership to support providers through these events, and the scrutiny and stress that often accompany them. The educational content has been developed by an internationally recognized subject matter expert in the fields of peer support and health care provider resiliency. The primary focus of this event is to improve the ability of Military Health System (MHS) providers to support their colleagues in an empathetic and productive manner after a significant career stressor; and to ensure that all MHS health care providers have access to a safe, non-judgmental resource that supports emotional, physical and professional well-being after these events.

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize effects of adverse events on clinicians.
  • Demonstrate skills for providing peer support to colleagues.
  • Discuss methods for overcoming barriers (organizational and professional) to peer support.
  • Develop a support structure to assist clinicians when going through rapid change, transitions and uncertainty.

Participation: To register for the Special Feature Webinar, Peer Support Training, please visit the following link:

Spend Your FY20 CME and Board Certification/MOC Money Now!

Posted on Updated on

Due to COVID-induced limitations on travel, the Medical Corps has some remaining FY20 funds to support reimbursement of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) fees, Non-BSO-18 CME fees as well as board certification fees.  As these are FY20 funds, the requests for reimbursement must be submitted to the CME funding email address ( NLT COB 21 SEP 2020 and one must pay the MOC fee/take the exam/attend the CME event NLT 30 SEP.

COVID Grand Rounds Today at 1630 EST

Posted on

Sorry, but I just found out about this one, and it is today at 1630 EST. It is titled:

COVID-19 Therepeutics: “The 3-Legged Stool” Featuring Dr. Michael Joyner, of the Mayo Clinic

Details are in this PDF document.

Defense Strategies Institute Operational Medicine Symposium -22-23 JAN 2020 – San Diego

Posted on Updated on

Here’s a link to the conference website for those interested in operational medicine (which should be everyone reading this):

Free Clinical Resources

Posted on Updated on

Here are some free clinical resources recently sent out by the OB/GYN Specialty Leader, CDR Lamb:

Audio Digest Platinum

Lectures from over 350 meetings and 16 specialties that you can use to earn CME. It also has a dashboard of quiz questions for board preparation and self-assessment. It comes in an app so you can use it on your phone as well.

Here are some handouts:

Open Athens Account

This allows you to access free journal articles and textbooks away from work (on your home computer or phone). See the info below for information on how to set up an account.

Here is the link for self-registration for access to create an Athens account:

You now have the capability to self-register using the following email domain addresses:

If your email domain is not in the list above or if you are unable to use the self-registration process, please send me an email with your information and medical specialty/position and I will create an account for you. (Working with the vendor to update the website)

Select Navy Medicine Electronic Library as your library

Once you complete the self-registration process the system will send you an email from with a link to allow you to create a password for use with the system.

Passwords are case sensitive, between 8 and 20 characters long, and contain a mix of letters and non-letters. They cannot be the same as your username, contain ascending or descending series of characters or common patterns.

The system will send an email to your new email address with a link for you to click on to confirm your new address is correct.

You must activate your account by using this link included in the email from

Here is the link to logon to Athens

Here is the link in case you forget your password for your account. You
will need you username and the email account currently associated with your
account on the Athens system to recover your password.

After you have logon to the system, you can change your password and update
your email address information on the “My Account” tab.

Passwords are case sensitive, between 8 and 20 characters long, and contain a mix of letters and non-letters. They cannot be the same as your username, contain ascending or descending series of characters or common patterns.

Please update your current duty station, email address and phone # in the Global Address Listing so that we may contact you (if required).

Update Global Address List (GAL)

I would suggest that you bookmark these links in your favorites.

Any questions/problems or if I may be of additional service or support
please let me know.

Very Respectfully,

James H. Coyle, CSM
Program Manager – Navy Medicine electronic Library (NMeL)
Solution Delivery Division – Health Services Support

Defense Health Agency, Solution Delivery Division, Deputy Assistant Director
Information Operations/J-6 (DAD IO/J-6)

300 Convent St, Suite 1100, San Antonio, TX 78205
AECOM/URS Federal Services, Inc..
Support Contractor/Trusted Agent

Office Phone: 210-536-7108
DSN Auto Attendant: 761-1153 – Option # 1 then Dial: 536-7108
Email: james dot h dot coyle dot ctr at mail dot mil

Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Call for Abstracts and Presenters

Posted on Updated on

The 128th Annual AMSUS meeting will be held at the Gaylord National Harbor, 2­6 December 2019. The theme of this year’s AMSUS continuing education meeting is “Transforming Healthcare through Partnership and Innovation”. This meeting provides a neutral platform for military, academia, industry and civilian health professionals to share successful ethical, and optimal professional healthcare practices and research findings and outcomes.
The call for meeting abstracts including panel sessions, lectures and posters has opened and healthcare providers are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract to present the current and planned best practices of their clinics and departments. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Improving Health: The Art and Science of Medicine and Surgery – these clinically relevant presentations encompass the entire spectrum of care delivered by physicians, nurses, allied health personnel and healthcare extenders
  • Leadership in Healthcare, Global Health, Operational Readiness and Humanitarian Support – topics include but are not limited to leading during a changing healthcare landscape, global health, operational readiness and training of medical forces, natural disaster response, family readiness, patient transport and transfer
  • Trauma Care, Behavioral Health, and TBI – the latest research in trauma and casualty care, behavioral health and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Advances in the Delivery of Healthcare­ – these presentations highlight the
    increasing complexity of healthcare administration and business operations
    while providing leading edge solutions in areas such as: health IT, medical
    logistics, the business of healthcare, HR talent management and shared

Follow instructions for submission guidance attached. All abstracts must be submitted online by 3 June 2019 and are required to meet CME/CE accreditation standards to be accepted. Presentations should be free of commercial bias and approved through local COC and PAO.

Here are the forms: