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
  • 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:


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.

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