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Advancing Medicine From The Frontlines To The Homefront

April 13, 2017

As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continue, more servicemen and women are experiencing physical and emotional wounds. The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) and the Tug McGraw Foundation (TMF) know that increased civilian/military partnerships can accelerate the pace of scientific advancements that will improve the identification and treatment of these wounds.

With the support of co-chairs Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, HJF and TMF will present Country United, a two-day event that includes the Partnership for Military Medicine Symposium. The symposium will highlight discoveries in military medicine and foster collaborations among military and civilian partners to advance research and clinical care.

Partnership for Military Medicine Symposium

On Nov. 6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., the Partnership for Military Medicine Symposium will bring together representatives of the military health system and its leaders, federal agencies, private research institutions, charitable foundations and policymakers. Renowned experts in military and civilian medicine will discuss military-civilian links and advances in research in several key areas.


7:30-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Welcome Keynote
Introduction of keynote speaker:
Lieutenant General Eric Schoomaker, Surgeon General of the United States Army
Keynote speaker:
General James F. Amos, Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps

8:30-10:15 a.m.

Military/Civilian Efforts in Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Response
Dr. Kevin Yeskey, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and Director, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations, Department of Health and Human Services Dr. John Howe, President and CEO, Project HOPE

Rear Admiral W. Craig Vanderwagen, former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Captain James W. Terbush, Command Surgeon, U.S. Fourth Fleet 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

PTSD and TBI: Collaborating to Advance Stress and Neuroscience Research
Dr. Robert Ursano, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, USU, and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Dr. Stephen Cozza, Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Child and Family Programs

Dr. James Kelly, Director, National Intrepid Center of Excellence

Dr. Jasmeet Pannu Hayes, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Duke University, and OIF/OEF Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at Durham VA Medical Center

Dr. Allen Song, Professor of Radiology, Psychiatry, Neurobiology and BME, Duke University and Director, Duke-UNC Brain Imaging and Analysis Center 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Luncheon and Keynote
Keynote speaker:
Faith Hill, with Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Gadson

2:00-3:30 p.m.

Joint Efforts to Combat Global Infectious Diseases
Captain Greg Martin, Program Director, Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program Dr. Donald Roberts, Professor Emeritus, Tropical Medicine, USU

Dr. David Morens, Senior Advisor to the Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Captain Kevin Russell, Director, DoD Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System

Captain Tanis Batsel Stewart, Director, Emergency Preparedness and Contingency Support, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery 3:45-5:30 p.m.

Wrap-up Panel
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ronald Blanck, Chair, USU Board of Regents Ellen Embrey, Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

Mark Shriver, Vice President and Managing Director of U.S. Programs, Save the Children, and Chairman, National Commission on Children and Disasters

Dr. Lee Jones, Associate Research Professor in Surgery, Duke University Medical Center and Director, Tug McGraw Research Center

Steve Vogel, The Washington Post

Dr. Mary Keller, President and CEO, Military Child Education Coalition

Dr. Robert Cantu, Chief of the Neurosurgery Service and Director of Sports Medicine, Emerson Hospital, and Co-director, Neurologic Sports Injury Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

Source: Patty Keller
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine