Zero Preventable Deaths: Cutting-Edge Trends and Technologies in Military and Civilian Trauma Care

Zero Preventable Deaths: Synthesizing Cutting-Edge Trends and Technologies in Military and Civilian Trauma Care is an one-day forum to explore, synthesize and collaborate on cutting-edge trends and technologies emerging within civilian and military sectors to treat severely injured patients.

When Jun 07, 2019
from 08:15 AM to 04:30 PM
Where William and Ida Friday Center, Chapel Hill
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Contact Phone 984-974-2431
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Agenda: (Session descriptions will be updated as received from presenters. Speakers and topics subject to change.)

  • Achieving Zero Preventable Deaths. Colonel Jason Seery MD: Dr. Seery will provide an overview of the Zero Preventable Deaths Campaign work with strengthening military-civilian collaboration. Dr. Seery has extensive experience with and knowledge of battlefield trauma and is a key player in the effort to build effective military civilian partnerships. He is working with Cooper University as well as the Joint Trauma System and Defense Health Agency. 
  • Narrowing the Trauma Capability Gap: Augmented Reality Supported Forward Surgical Care LTC Tyler Harris MD FAAOS, Orthopedic Hand Surgeon, Womack Army Medical Center: Dr. Harris will present research that uses advanced training and remote support for non-surgeons to provide life, limb and eyesight saving damage control procedures in situations where care by a traditional surgical team is not available due to distance or security issues. This project has important implications for civilian disaster care and humanitarian assistance and will require civilian military partnerships to develop further. This effort was initiated by the United States Army Special Operations Command as part of their Battlefield Emergent Stabilization Skills Triad (BESST) project to stabilize isolated casualties from remote battlefields. Funding was provided by a grant from the Army Medical Department (AMEDD), Advanced Medical Technology Initiative program. 
  • Augmented Reality for Surgical Telestration and Combat Casualty Care. Brandon Conover, PhD, CTO BioMojo LLC: As our military faces unprecedented challenges in ever more complex, multi-domain battlefields, significant advances in medical technologies and support in combat casualty care for our soldiers is needed to address serious medical tasks in these complex environments. Modern military medicine requires personnel to integrate and process a tremendous amount of asynchronous information in constantly changing environments (e.g., field hospitals, military treatment facilities [MTFs]). The ability to render medical care whenever and wherever a Service member is called to duty is a requirement for individuals working in the Military Health System (MHS). This session will focus on a real world example of how the fusion novel technologies are advancing battlefield care for Warfighters. 
  • Rapid Skill Trauma Training Bob Buckman, Robert F Buckman Jr, MD, FACS, Founder and CMO Operative Experience Inc.: Under USAMRMC funding, we have developed a scalable system to rapidly train combat medics and surgeons to perform critical trauma procedures.
  • Value of Simulation in Modern Surgical Training - The UNC Experience Marco G. Patti, MD, FACS, Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Co-Director, Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, Director of the Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, Department of Surgery, UNC: The Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina, has developed a revolutionary simulation model that allows clinicians to practice surgical skills on perfused and reanimated tissues and organs. Using a specially designed perfusion pump, the simulator uses porcine tissue and organ blocks to recreate abdominal and thoracic anatomy to include a beating heart. 
  • Panel Discussion: The Synthesis of Civilian and Military Trauma Care. Panel moderated by Alberto S. Bonifacio RN, BSN, MHA, CEN, UNC Trauma Program Manager: Using real-world scenarios, this interactive panel hopes to synthesize the experience, knowledge and ideas of the conference speakers and participants to explore collaboration between military and civilian medicine. 
  • Stop the Bleed Workshop. Alberto Bonifacio RN BSNM= MHA CEN, Stop the Bleed (STB) is a campaigned aimed at empowering the general public to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching them the basic techniques of bleeding control. By encouraging the early use of tourniquets and medicated bandages to stop life threatening bleeding, STB is an excellent example of how lessons learned in the military can translate not only into civilian medicine, but to the general public. Participants who complete the course will receive a Stop the Bleed Certificate of Completion. Participants who complete the course and hold a medical license (MD, RN, EMT) will be eligible to become instructors. Click on the logo below to learn more about Stop the Bleed.
  • Networking Social (Location TBD): An optional networking social will be held immediately after the program to allow conference participants, conference planners and faculty to meet, explore collaboration and enjoy a beautiful spring evening together.


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CME will be available for registered attendees - 6-8 credits
Physicians ACCME, AMA, PRA Category 1 Credit
Physician Assistants ACCME, AMA PRA, Category 1 Credit
Nurses ANCC
Pharmacists ACPE
Pharmacy Technicians ACPE
Psychologists APA
Nurse Practitioners AANP
Health Care Executives ACHE
Dentists ADA-CERP
General Participation Certificate

Event Type: Regional Seminar

Category: CE Seminar
Regular registration starts on Apr 01, 2019 and ends on Jun 05, 2019.
Late registration starts on Jun 06, 2019.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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