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2020 Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Conference: Call for Poster Abstracts

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The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center is pleased to announce that the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Conference is preparing for 2020, pending approval.

The conference will be held in Tidewater (Virginia) March 17-19, 2020, with the specific venue to be determined.

The deadline for poster abstract submissions is 31 October 2019 by 2359 EST. No late submissions will be accepted. Selected posters will be announced December 2019.

Please submit an abstract with a title, author names and affiliations, and a body of no more than 250 words in a Word Document to Stephen.p.rossi.civ < at > mail.mil with the email subject: Poster Abstract – Last Name, First Name.

Poster subjects should be related to public health in the military. Topics may include:

  • Supplements
  • PrEP
  • Changes in HPW
  • Diabetes Education
  • MHPPH Update
  • Smoking Cessation
  • HPW best practices
  • Readiness
  • Program Evaluation
  • Women’s Health
  • Process Improvement
  • Analytic techniques
  • Injury Prevention
  • Fleet HPW Programs
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Navy Needs Assessment
  • Semper Fit Update
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Hospital Acquired Infections
  • Behavioral Health Surveillance
  • Communicable Disease Surveillance
  • Public Health Dashboards and Assessment Tools
  • Injury surveillance

Our conference team is working hard to develop a solid readiness-focusedagenda that addresses force health protection strategies and solutions for current and future public health threats to Navy and Marine Corps mission readiness.

We look forward to your submissions.

August Message from the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

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MHS Team:

Earlier this month, the Senate confirmed my nomination as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. The time I have spent in the principal deputy position has given me valuable perspective on the unique role the Military Health System (MHS) plays in national security and in American medicine. I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve in the ASD role and alongside such a talented team that makes up the MHS.

As I told the Senate Armed Services Committee last November, it will be a great privilege to lead the MHS during this period of unprecedented transformative change. With readiness of our service members as our first priority, we are implementing a historic transition in how we manage our Military Treatment Facilities. We are also conducting comprehensive reviews of the Direct Care System to enhance MTF operations as training platforms to support medical readiness, and identifying the optimal military medical manpower requirements to meet operational requirements. As you know, we continue the deployment of a truly modern electronic health record that will support the provision of integrated, standardized care across the MHS enterprise. Next month, MHS GENESIS will go live at Travis AFB, Mountain Home AFB, NAS Lemoore, and the Presidio at Monterey. This next deployment has been informed by the hard work of the teams at Fairchild Air Force Base, Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor, Naval Hospital Bremerton and Madigan Army Medical Center during the Initial Operating Capability (IOC) rollout. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit COL Thomas Bundt, Commander, Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC), and his team. Their passionate embrace of the opportunity to be one of the IOC sites has paid off for the entire enterprise. Their contributions to our strategy for future deployment – informed by their lessons learned on the ground – has positioned us for a successful next phase of MHS GENESIS implementation. Thank you, COL Bundt and the entire MAMC team.

In addition to the major reform efforts underway, our day-to-day successes continue to support the Department’s priorities. Earlier this week, I joined the more than 3,000 researchers and scientists from across the Department, interagency, industry, academia, and partner nations at the annual Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS).

I spoke to participants about the critical role of military medical research and development in advancing the MHS’s integrated system of readiness and health. From strengthening Traumatic Brain Injury clinical and research capabilities, addressing mental and behavioral health issues among injured service members, vaccines and countermeasures for infectious diseases, to the developments in medical technologies to advance enroute patient care, the MHS’s research and development initiatives enable the U.S. military to remain at the forefront to protect and defend the U.S. homeland and the shared interests of our allies and partners. I encourage you to review the innovative findings coming out of this year’s conference at www.health.mil/mhsrs.

I had the pleasure to recognize a number of MHSRS award winners – awardees like CDR Ian Valerio, who has made pivotal contributions to research on preemptive treatments for phantom and residual limb pain; and the Zika Purified Inactivated Virus WRAIR team, who helped develop a Zika vaccine candidate for clinical trial; and Dr. Amy Adler, whose research in military behavioral health has led to improved outcomes in health, resilience, and performance of service members. It is abundantly clear how the MHS’s commitment to innovation and partnerships is yielding new technologies, processes, and services that help ensure a more prepared, stronger and more resilient force.

A big thank you to Dr. Terry Rauch and the Health Affairs team, RADM Mary Riggs and the R&D team at DHA, Dr. Richard Thomas and his team at USUHS, the Services, and the thousands of scientists and researchers across the MHS who contributed to MHSRS. Thank you for your continued work in advancing the incredibly important mission we are privileged to carry out.

Tom

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

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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
    outcomes/needs
  • 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
    services

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:

 

NMC Portsmouth Quality Symposium Accepting Submissions

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Naval Medical Center Portsmouth cordially invites you to attend the Annual Quality Symposium:

Driving Healthcare Excellence Through Innovation and Collaboration

We are now accepting abstracts from across the MHS. Showcase your performance improvement projects. All submissions will be considered for either a poster or podium presentation.

When: 17 MAR 2019, 0700 – 1600

Where: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Building 3, Auditorium, 620 John Paul Jones Circle, Portsmouth, VA 23708

Abstract submission due by 1 April 2019.

Presenters: Summer Whites

Attendees:Khaki/Service Equivalent
Civilian: Business Casual
Continuing Education Credits will be available for this event.
RSVP is available at this link:
Here are a couple of useful documents:

Government Sponsor, Health Outcomes Research Center of Excellence, NMC Portsmouth – O4-O6

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NMCP is seeking candidates to assume the position of Government Sponsor for the Health Outcomes Research Centers of Excellence (HORCE). This is a is a collaborative healthcare research partnership between the United States Department of Defense Military Health System (DOD) and Health ResearchTx LLC (HRTX) that was established in 2010. The primary aims of the HORCE program are to:

  • Improve health outcomes
  • Advance patient safety
  • Increase force readiness
  • Lower healthcare costs

HORCE seeks to advance the goals of military medicine while also improving healthcare across the United States. To do this, HORCE leverages the power of the DOD to perform collaborative healthcare studies across a broad spectrum of therapeutic areas with the best medical minds from the DOD and civilian worlds. This also highlights DOD medical leadership to a broader audience in the civilian world and affords research opportunity via a public-private partnership, with a HRTX who provides funding for the program while DOD provides in-kind expertise and facility access. Over time, this model has delivered significant benefits to DOD at little or no cost.

The role of the Government Sponsor is to advise and facilitate adherence to DOD guidelines, ethics and good research practices. Additionally, the incumbent will serve as the government subject matter expert to recruit active duty medical officers and graduate medical education trainees to participate in novel research while proactively following DOD requirements.

The position is open to faculty at the 04 to 06 level, all Corps. Anticipated time commitment is equivalent to 0.05-0.1 FTE.  The preferred candidate will have the following attributes:

  1. Experience and familiarity in the conduct of clinical and outcomes research, government research protections, policy and appropriations.
  2. A track record of broad superior performance in both clinical and leadership positions.
  3. Significant interpersonal, communicative, and collaborative skills.
  4. Superior military bearing.
  5. Understanding of operational settings and understand operational imperatives.
  6. Be available to turnover in the MARCH-APRIL 2019.

Applications are due by 15 FEB and the application details are in this announcement.

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.

http://www.amsusmeetings.org/2017-call-reviewers/

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 > amsus.org 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