AMSUS Call for Abstracts and Reviewers

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Call for Abstracts

The 126th Annual AMSUS meeting will be held in the Washington, D.C. area 28 November-1 December, 2017. The call for abstracts is in full swing and we need some of your motivated officers to step up and present on the impressive work they are doing at a variety of settings. The lecture submissions are due on 31 May 2017 and the poster session presentations are due on 1 September 2017. Areas of interest include:

  • Battlefront Care
  • Combat support
  • Humanitarian Missions
  • Disaster response
  • Global Health Operations
  • Patient movement
  • Homefront Care
  • Definitive treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Recovery
  • Return to a new normal for both patient and family
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Psychological Status/PTSD/TBI
  • Disease and Population Health
  • Preparedness & Operational Issues
  • High Reliability Organizations
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Value based care

Please encourage your members to consider presenting at this year’s meeting here in Washington D.C. For more information go to the AMSUS website 2017 Call for Abstracts page or check out the AMSUS Meeting Announcement.

Call for Reviewers

Do you have members who are looking for opportunities for a collateral duty/volunteerism, or to earn CME? The 2017, 126th Annual AMSUS Meeting extends this Call for Volunteer Reviewers to help select presentations for
the 2017 CE/CME sessions. The committee will include a variety of professionals across disciplines including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, dentists, dieticians, and medical administrators.

Each reviewer will be responsible for reading an assigned set of abstracts, completing an online score sheet and submitting recommendations. Approximately 8 hours of review and online reporting will be required. As an online review process, you will have access at your convenience. Reviewers will be acknowledged in the Continuing Education print material, and AMSUS web site as part of the organizing committee for the 2017 AMSUS Annual Meeting. A certificate of participation as a reviewer is available upon request. The review process will begin 5 June 2017 and be completed no later than 10 July. Conference attendance is not required to volunteer as a reviewer.

To apply as a reviewer, please submit a CV, with contact information, by e­mail to Lori.Lawrence < at > no later than 5 May 2017. Include the following:

  • Name
  • Identify your professional category to review
  • Email and phone number
  • List of Medical Credentials
  • CV

Director for Education, Training, and Research at Walter Reed – O5/O6 Position

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All the info is in this PDF:

WRNNMC Director of ETR

The qualified officer should be in the grade of O5/O6, have senior leadership experience, and be able to serve a minimum of 2 years.  If you are interested, contact your Specialty Leader or Detailer.

Deadline Extended to 15 DEC – Director of Combat Casualty Care Research Program

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“Deadline Extended” is code for “no one applied or wants this job.”  It might be easier to get for an aspiring CDR, CDR(s), or even a senior LCDR.  Who knows.  Can’t hurt to ask.  Here is the original info on this position:

Director/Chair of Combat Casualty Research Program – O5/O6

Director & Chair of Combat Casualty Research Program – O5/O6

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Here is the announcement:

Director and Chair of Combat Casualty Research Program Announcement

Rank: O6, with consideration for a senior well-qualified O-5

Documents Required to Apply: CV, military biography, letter of intent, Officer Summary Record (OSR), Performance Summary Record (PSR)

Nomination Process: Contact your Specialty Leader by 21 NOV

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Visiting Scholars Program

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Any academics should consider applying for this program.  It is funded by ABMS and would go a long way toward setting you up for a career in academics and research.  It is these kind of things that differentiate you from the pack on FITREPs, when you are competing on a promotion board, and for future career milestones like Program Director or Specialty Leader:

ABMS Visiting Scholars Program

Program Information

Background and Purpose

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Visiting Scholars Program is a one-year, part-time program that is intended to provide exposure to the fields of professional assessment and education, quality improvement (QI), and regulatory policy while promoting research and scholarship in areas related to Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC)/Continuing Certification (CC) that are important to the ABMS Member Boards Community.

Scholar Benefits

  • Scholars receive support from ABMS leadership to enhance their research projects related to Board Certification and MOC/CC
  • Scholars receive a unique education about current ABMS issues and initiatives through interactive monthly videoconferences and in-person meetings with health care and Member Board Community leaders
  • Scholars receive an introduction to the ABMS Member Boards Community through in-person participation in committee meetings, conferences and forums, and discussions with leadership
  • Scholars are linked to appropriate contacts within ABMS and the Member Boards Community who will assist with the spread and scale of the scholars’ research projects
  • Scholars will have ongoing engagement with the ABMS Member Boards Community through an alumni network

Who Should Apply?

The program is open to junior faculty including assistant professors and instructors, fellows, residents, medical students, public health students, graduate students and PhDs in health services research and other relevant disciplines who are working on or developing a research project related to Board Certification and MOC/CC.


Download the Visiting Scholars brochure to learn more about the program.


Become an ABMS Visiting Scholar


The Visiting Scholars Program is extremely competitive; a well-prepared application and carefully selected references are key components to a successful application.

Download the full application here to review the questions before submitting. Have the following materials prepared before beginning the application process:

  • Your current CV
  • 2 -3 letters of recommendation, specifically at least one from your research mentor and one from your program supervisor

Applications are due by midnight, May 31, 2016.

For questions or concerns, please contact the ABMS Research and Education Foundation at