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

Jun 07, 2019 08:15am -
Jun 07, 2019 04:30pm
UNC Chapel Hill - Friday Center

Event Description


Zero Preventable Deaths: Synthesizing Cutting-Edge Trends and Technologies in Military and Civilian Trauma Care is an exciting 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.  Co-Hosted by AMSUS- Society of Federal Health Professionals and the University of North Carolina, expert speakers will present a series of lectures followed by a panel discussion and optional Stop the Bleed Training Session.   

Goal:  Create a forum to save lives in the community and battlefield through the synthesis of industry, academia, and military medicine.


  • Explore emerging trends and technologies in civilian and military medicine for the management of trauma patients
  • Establish a forum where military and civilian experts in trauma care can exchange ideas and explore collaboration
  • Provide examples of how military medicine has influenced civilian casualty care

Target Audience: Clinicians, researchers, educators, product developers and leaders within military, civilian, academic and commercial sectors. 

Agenda: (Speakers and times subject to change) Presentations will include Q&A time

8:15-8:45am Breakfast & Networking

8:45-9:45am Achieving Zero Preventable Deaths
Jason M. Seery, MD, FACS, COL, USA
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 DHA. Dr. Harris will follow with a presentation of research efforts at Fort Bragg to use Augmented Reality and training to allow non-traditional providers to perform some damage control procedures to keep patients alive until they get to surgeons.

9:45--10:30am Narrowing the Trauma Capability Gap:  Augmented Reality Supported Forward Surgical Care 
Tyler Harris, MD, FAAOS, COL,USA, FS, Orthopaedic 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.

10:30-11:30 am Overview of Military Medical Applications of Carbon Nanotube X-Ray Sources 
Christy Inscoe, PhD
Will provide an overview of military medical oriented applications of the Carbon nanotube x-ray sources. Discussion will include: review of x-ray physics (IE, conventional x-ray sources); X-ray tomosynthesis (FDA approved devices); carbon nanotube x-ray sources; orthopedic applications of CNT (UNC funded); Body Trauma applications of CNT (related projects funded by NCI / UNC internal); stationary head CT (DOD funded); and future idea development.

11:30-12:15pm Lunch (Provided) Augmented Reality for Surgical Telestration and Combat Casualty Care
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.

The Impact of Military and Civilian Trauma Medicine On Prolonged Field Care
William N. Vasios III, PA-C

1:15-2:15pm Value of Simulation in Modern Surgical Training - The UNC Experience
Marco G. Patti, MD, FACS, Professor of Medicine and Surgery, 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.

2:15-2:30pm Break
2:30-3:15pm Panel Discussion: The Synthesis of Civilian and Military Trauma Care

Panel moderated by Jerry Heneghan, Director, UNC Center for Innovation in Pharmacy Simulation
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 
Alex Carrico, MS, RN, MICN

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. 

4:30-6:30 pm Networking Social (Location TBD)

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
Psychologists APA
Nurse Practitioners AANP
Health Care Executives ACHE
Dentists ADA-CERP
General Participation Certificate

Event Type:Regional Seminar
Category:CE Seminar
Early registration ends on Mar 31, 2019.
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)


Registration Fees
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Non-Member Fee: $150.00$175.00$200.00