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Training the Military Medical Force to Enable Readiness and Strengthen the Joint Force at Defense Strategies Institute’s 2nd Annual Operational Medicine Symposium

Defense Strategies Institute is proud to announce the 2nd annual Operational Medicine Symposium, taking place January 22-23, 2020 in San Diego, CA.

San Diego, CA, November 16, 2019 --( Defense Strategies Institute is proud to announce the 2nd annual Operational Medicine Symposium, taking place January 22-23, 2020 in San Diego, CA. This year’s symposium will focus on the current and future innovations in the technology, resources and training designed to improve medical personnel's ability to treat wounded warfighters in expeditionary environments, highlighting this year’s theme “Advancing Battlefield Medical Training and Technologies to Improve Warfighter Survivability.”

DSI’s 2020 Operational Medicine Symposium will focus on the policies, strategies, and medical advancements required to improve combat medicine and increase warfighter survivability across a full spectrum of operations. Speakers from across the services and Military Health System will share perspectives into their critical medical capability and training resource needs as well as their insights into the ways in which emerging technologies and human performance are being leveraged to enhance and support warfighters on the battlefield.

The 2020 Operational Medicine Symposium will feature senior-level speakers including:

- Maj. Gen. John DeGoes, USAF, Commander, 59th Medical Wing
- BG Michael Talley, USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command
- J.M. Harmon III, SES, Deputy to the Commanding General, US Army Medical Center of Excellence
- Dr. Rajesh Naik, SES, Chief Scientist, 711th Human Performance Wing
- Col. Jeremy Pamplin, MD, USA, Director, TATRC, US Army Research & Material Command
- Dr. Sean Biggerstaff, Acting Director, Research and Development Directorate, Defense Health Agency
- Col. Stacy Shackelford, USAF, Chief, Joint Trauma System, DHA Combat Support

Topics to be covered at the Symposium Include:

- Examining How the Changing Operating Environment Will Impact Operational Medicine
- Update on the Realignment of the Military Health System and the Transition of DHA’s New Responsibilities
- Ensuring Military Medical Forces are Ready and Equipped to Care for the Warfighter in Expeditionary Environments
- Highlighting Current Innovative Initiatives Aimed at Improving Medic Readiness and Capability
- Leveraging Medical R&D Advancements to Ensure the Survivability of the Joint Force

2020 Sponsors & Exhibitors: Combat Medical, Drip Drop, The Suture Buddy, ZOLL and North American Rescue

DSI is now welcoming Sponsors and Exhibitors for the forum. To learn more please contact Thomas Engelman at, 201-918-3477.

In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speaker and attendees, seating will be limited. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military and government and state personnel attend complimentary. Those interested in participating in the 2nd Operational Medicine Symposium can visit Defense Strategies Institute’s website at

Anyone interested in learning more or sending questions contact Erica Noreika at, 201-896-7802.
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