August 30, 2021By Lance Baily

Registration Open for DSI’s 2021 Operational Medicine Symposium

In an era of great power competition, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) has developed initiatives to enhance military medicine. To highlight and discuss a number of these initiatives, The Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) will host the 3rd Annual Operational Medicine Symposium on Sept. 28 and 29 at the Norris Conference Centers in San Antonio, Texas. Registration is now open for this military medical event, which will present attendees with the unique opportunity to learn, network and engage with some of the most highly regarded military medical professionals.

At the event, over 250 expected attendees will participate in two days of plenary sessions, panel discussions, tech talks and product demonstrations. This year’s agenda will highlight recent advancements in battlefield medicine, including in areas of combat casualty care, medical logistics, human performance and telemedicine, which expand the survivability of our nation’s warfighters. This year’s theme is “Advancing Battlefield Medical Capabilities to Improve Warfighter Survivability.”

There will be a new panel discussion for 2021 on advancements in telehealth and virtual health in support of operational medicine. Further, attendees can use this opportunity to align their organization with senior officials from across the services, combatant commands and DHA.


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They will hear from senior-level speakers on ways to innovate and partner with industry providers to deliver cutting-edge medical equipment to warfighters in any environment. Speakers at this senior-level forum will share their perspectives on innovating and partnering with industry providers to deliver cutting-edge medical equipment to warfighters to ensure we are able to care for warfighters reliably at the point of need. The 2021 Operational Medicine Symposium will feature senior-level speakers including:

  • MG Dennis LeMaster, USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence
  • Brig Gen Paul Friedrichs, U.S. Air Force, Joint Staff Surgeon, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Brig Gen Thomas Harrell, U.S. Air Force, Commander, Air Force Medical Readiness Agency
  • CSM Michael Gragg, USA, Senior Enlisted Leader, Defense Health Agency
  • Col Stacy Shackelford, U.S. Air Force, Chief, Joint Trauma System
  • Col Caesar Junker, U.S. Air Force, AI Leader, Human Performance Health Mission Director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center
  • MAJ Garrett Larson, USA, Deputy Director of Operations, Virtual Medical Center

A topic to be covered at the Symposium will include leveraging “Holistic Health and Fitness to Prepare Soldiers for Multi-Domain Operations.” Preparing the medical force for the future operating environment and developing effective countermeasures against stressors in order to maximize health, performance, and well-being, will also be discussed. Other topics will be:

  • Injury Prevention and Reduction, USINDOPACOM Requirements from the Medical Community to Improve Performance and Ensure the Health and Readiness of the Joint Force.
  • Preparing the Medical Force for Large Scale, Multi-Domain Operations
  • Advancements in Telehealth to Improve Patient Outcomes

In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue among speakers and attendees, seating will be limited. Early registration is encouraged, and active military and government and state personnel attend complementarily.

Note: Sponsor and exhibit opportunities for the forum are open. Diamond and luncheon sponsorships are sold out. Exhibitors will be able to showcase their organization as a leader in military medical solutions. Current sponsors and exhibitors at this year’s symposium include DripDrop, AcelRX, Fort Defiance Industries, MedWed, GDIT and Zoll.




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More About Defense Strategies Institute

DSI is a nonpartisan institute designed to assist in advancing the mission critical goals of the United States’ military and government. The organization’s founding partners created it with the vision of using their expertise in political/military affairs, government relations and military operations to spark necessary dialogue and debates among the respective offices and industry.

Animated by the values and guiding principles of DSI, the organization’s vision today is to continually be the United States’ most dynamic and ethical institute to the defense and federal government communities. The DSI also aims to be recognized by government, military organizations and private industry as both a thought leader and a reliable, trustworthy and value oriented operating partner. DSI strives to deliver mission-relevant educational summits, seminars, and symposiums to the respective departments, agencies and private industry leaders in order to help them achieve effective and efficient mission success.

Included in DSI’s leadership team are professionals in international negotiations and conflict resolution, former Congressional staffers, professional symposium producers, and a variety of other professional backgrounds that, when combined, form a holistic operating team. In order to maintain its nonpartisan stance, DSI receives no financial investment for operating costs from any outside organization, individual or group.

Register for DSI’s 3rd Annual Operational Medicine Symposium


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