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  1. 1. Presents a training conference: Earn CME and Continuing Education CreditsPost-Combat Casualty CareMaximizing the Efficiency of Our CaregiversSeptember 19 – 21, 2011 • The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa San Diego, California Metro AreaHear From Leading Military Organizations, GovernmentAgencies, and Medical Service Providers:H. Westley Clark, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., Julie C. Chapman, PsyD,CAS, FASAM, Director, Center for Neuroscientist, Principal Investigator,Substance Abuse Treatment MIND Study, War Related Illness & Injury Study Center (WRIISC) VeteransCOL Leopoldo Cancio, USA, Affairs Medical CenterCombat Critical Care EngineeringProgram, US Army Institute of J. Wesson Ashford, MD, PhD,Surgical Research Director, War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, VA Palo AltoDr. Gary Abrams, Rehabilitation Healthcare SystemSection Chief, SF VA Medical CenterReceive Informative and Innovative Sessions fromDoD and VA Medical Professionals Addressing theNeed for our Military Personnel’s Continuum of CareTopics Include:• Post Combat Diagnostics of Neuron-Analysis• Pain Management Techniques and the Way Ahead• Advanced TBI Treatments for Mild, Moderate and Severe Patients• Next Generation Burn Treatment and Research• The Latest in Prosthetics Advancement and Application from the VAMedia • 1-800-882-8684
  2. 2. Post-Combat Casualty Care Dear Colleague, Who You Will Meet: At IDGA’s Post-Combat Casualty Care IDGA’s Battlefield Healthcare Series™ summits have become highly recognized and Summit, you will have the exclusive respected forums where members of the military healthcare community can come opportunity to interact, network, and together for an advanced and focused curriculum on up to date clinical diagnosis and learn from the leading representatives treatment techniques, lessons learned from the battlefield, and panel discussions that from military units / organizations, government agencies, and medical service allow participants to earn continuing education credits. providers. Attendees will hail from the government, academia, and the private With the conclusion of major battle operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and the sector, including: continued ground presence within Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), the necessity for • Physicians: Physical and an adjusted allocation of resources becomes evident. New advancements in military Psychological healthcare, rehabilitation, and civilian reintegration are of major importance to our • Researchers and Developers armed service members. Issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) are now our military’s newest • Surgeon Generals’ Staff and Assistants adversaries. Providing comprehensive wellbeing to the Warfighter has lead to the creation of more and more behavioral health programs in order to address issues such • Force Health Protection Personnel as PTSD, substance abuse, and suicide issues that face not just the DoD community, but • Case Management Professionals the VA community, and families as well. • Medical Operations / Training / Caregivers Recognizing that the resiliency and well being of our Warfighters does not stop when they return home, we proudly feature a diverse group of subject matter experts tackling a wide range of topics critical to the DoD and VA Community. By bringing together various perspectives with an attention to improved, essential care at home, we will provide you with three days of in-depth discussions and debates. Ultimately, you will About IDGA: leave with a better understanding of the current issues facing our Warfighters and Veterans. Please join us in September to hear from our distinguished speaker faculty, and meet your respective colleagues throughout all the Services and the VA. The Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) is a non-partisan information based Very Respectfully, organization dedicated to the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and defense. We bring together speaker panels comprised of military and government professionals while attracting delegates with decision-making power from military, government and defense industries. Matthew Russillo In addition to our live events, IDGA offers Program Director, IDGA an online community dedicated to providing defense industry professionals with industry analysis and insights through podcasts, videos, webinars, articles, and presentations from keyJoin us on at industry leaders. Members of our online community are able to extend their live event experience and interact with theBecome our fan on at defense industry by leveraging the opportunity to network, share ideas, best practices, and business solutions. Join ourFollow us on at community today at www.idga.org2 Log on to or call 1-800-882-8684 to register today
  3. 3. Post-Combat Casualty Care Master ClassFocusing on TBI/PTSD Monday, September 19, 2011This series of workshops will spotlight the rehabilitation of polytrauma victims with a focus on TBI. Lessons will be on thetreatment of TBI and how to increase social competence among our military personnel at home. A workshop session onneuron-imaging and diagnosis increase the participant’s ability to locate and treat blast related brain injuries. Other sessionsinclude the transition from government to civilian healthcare detailing its significance in regards to troop’s wellbeing.8:00 am Registration & Coffee 9:00 am – 11:00 am Societal Collaboration Social Competence Treatment of Soldiers and Veterans with TBI/PTSD This session will present an evidence-based model for improving social competence How You Will Benefit: among military personnel with TBI. The GIST (Group Interactive Structured Treatment) • Identify common social competence problems of military personnel with TBI/PTSD model blends a structured curriculum with group process techniques, addressing both • Describe key elements of the GIST Program the psycho-social and speech-language aspects of social competence. Application of the • Ability to discuss the application of the GIST Program to meet the needs of model for use with military/veteran participants will be discussed and illustrated with case military/veterans with TBI/PTSD studies. A published evidenced based study demonstrating the efficacy of the GIST Jody K. Newman, M.A., CCC-SLP Lenore A. Hawley, LCSW, CBIT program will be reviewed. Private Practice, Denver, Colorado Private Practice, Denver, Colorado What Will Be Covered: • Social Competence challenges in soldiers and veterans with TBI/PTSD Clinical Professional in Research Clinical Professional in Research • Group Interactive Structured Treatment – GIST: an evidenced-based group treatment Research Department, Craig Hospital Research Department, Craig Hospital for social competence Englewood, Colorado Englewood, Colorado • Case studies and clinical observations of soldiers/veterans with TBI in the GIST Program 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Cognitive Remediation A Focus on the Recovery of Brain Injury Victims This session will focus on the damage done to the brain and the use of remediation How You Will Benefit: techniques to help lessen adverse effects. Neuron death and the severing of connections • Enable caregivers to recognize symptoms and proceed with necessary between neurons is the physiological cause of the mental impairments observed in brain remediation techniques injured people. • Maximize the use of tools, such as computer programs, to help lessen adverse effects What Will Be Covered • Create an action plan for the long term • Understanding the connection between physical and psychological damage • Cognitive Remediation: a focus on day to day rehabilitation of concentration and memory Anthony J.-W. Chen, M.A., M.D. • Coping with any permanent changes as a result of the injury, including physical, emotional Center for Brain Injury Treatment and Research Director, and cognitive conditions VA Northern California Health Care System and San Francisco VAMC1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Family Functionality The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on the Warrior and the Family Unit Blast-related traumatic brain injuries have affected about 320,000 U.S. troops and their families. How You Will Benefit: It is considered the "signature" injury of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan generating a broad • Developing elevated educational awareness at-home in order to combat TBI range of disabling and debilitating problems. The treatment and pain management of TBI • Improved ability to access proper treatment among polytrauma victims varies substantially. • Determine effective and necessary improvements to strengthen the collaboration of military and civilian health care What Will Be Covered • What are the signs/symptoms of TBI as they relate to the warrior and the family Dr. Chrisanne Gordon, M.D. • What are the resources available for the diagnosis and treatment of TBI nationally and locally Director of Rehabilitation Services • How can the cooperative efforts between military and civilian health care improve the Memorial Hospital of Union County reintegration of the Warrior and provide support to the family Marysville, OH. 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Optimizing Technique Deciphering Neuroimaging: TBI and PTSD The myriad and quickly evolving methodologies used in brain imaging render the What Will Be Covered understanding of results challenging for the non-radiologist clinician. Dr. Julie C. • Differences between neuroimaging methodologies and results Chapman will guide delegates through the complex task of deciphering • Brain Imaging results among patients sustaining blast and non-blast TBI experimental results and clinical interpretation for patients suffering from combat- • Neuroimaging differences in patients with TBI and PTSD related TBI and PTSD. During the first part of the workshop, Dr. Chapman will compare and contrast disparate imaging methods and detail their differential How You Will Benefit: relevance. In the second part, delegates will incorporate this information into • Learn about the differential usefulness of neuroimaging methods (when & why didactics about currently known neuroimaging patterns associated with war- they are used) related TBI and PTSD. It is hoped that neuroimaging will contribute to the • Improve understanding of clinical interpretation and experimental results identification of condition-specific markers. These markers could facilitate the • Gain knowledge of neuroimaging patterns associated with TBI and PTSD discovery of new therapeutic targets and ultimately improve of the quality of life for America’s Warfighters. Julie C. Chapman, PsyD Director of Neuroscience, War Related Illness & Injury Study Center Assistant Professor of Neurology, Georgetown University School of Medicine Principal Investigator, MIND Study 3 Log on to or call 1-800-882-8684 to register today
  4. 4. Main Summit Day OneTuesday, September 20, 20117:15 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE8:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 12:00 pm LUNCH8:15 am Opening Keynote Remarks: Trauma’s Impact on 1:00 pm Panel Discussion: Effect of Community the Behavioral Health of Returning Military and Their Families Rehabilitation & Reintegration among Military • The relationship between trauma and substance abuse among Personnel due to the Implications of Post- returning military and their families Combat Injury • The importance of trauma-informed care when treating Dr. Gary Abrams returning military and their families Rehabilitation Section Chief • SAMHSA’s role in supporting programs and services to address SF VA Medical Center the behavioral health needs of veterans and their families. Judith T. Broder, M.D H. Westley Clark, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., CAS, FASAM Founder and Director of: The Soldiers Project Director Tatjana Novakovic-Agopian, Ph.D. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist SF VA Medical Center. Assistant Professor Dept. of Neurology UCSF. Co-Director,9:00 am Assistive Technologies: The Benefits for Returnees Program in Rehabilitation Neuroscience San Francisco and • Definition of Assistive Technology (AT) Martinez VAM • Domains of Assistive Technology (cognitive aids, communication devices, adaptive computer access, adaptive 2:15 pm NETWORKING BREAK sporting equipment, etc.) • Potential benefits of AT to compensate for functional 3:00 pm Effective Therapeutic Recreation Programming: impairments resulting from combat injuries Veterans with TBI/PTSD/Polytrauma Sandy Lai, MD, MBA • Developing peer relationships among wounded military Medical Director, Assistive Technology Center personnel and their spouses, friends or family VA Palo Alto Health Care System • Combining sports, family and coping therapies to restore and rehabilitate men and women of the armed forces9:45 am NETWORKING BREAK Bert Gillette, CTRS Veterans Outreach Coordinator10:30 am Neuropsychiatric Issues in the Diagnosis, Higher Ground Management, and Rehabilitation of TBI • Behavioral problems are commonly found in individuals who 3:45 pm Returning to School or College: Issue for have experienced a traumatic brain injury. Understanding the Returning Veterans with Polytrauma neuroanatomy of the lesion can help to understand what the • How schooling re-emersion positively affects social problems are, as opposed to considering the afflicted individual development to be “willfully” misbehaving. • Steps the VA has taken to encourage soldier2student • While the behavioral problems associated with PTSD can be transformation diagnosed and treated with standard psychiatric nosology, • Identifying the stressors experienced upon return to college understanding the problems as failures to process information in particular neuro-behavioral systems can improve the Oanh N. Mandal, M.D. approach to management. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation • Understanding the concept of neuroplasticity and that brain Polytrauma Network Site connections can be remodeled, leads to the tailoring of VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Livermore Division individual rehabilitation plans for patients who have had a traumatic brain injury 4:30 pm END OF MAIN SUMMIT DAY ONE J. Wesson Ashford, MD, PhD Director, War Related Illness and Injury Study Center VA Palo Alto Healthcare System11:15 am The "B" Really Matters in the "ABCs": Improving Prehospital Ventilation of Brain-Injured Casualties • Relationship between prehospital ventilation and mortality in This was among the best conferences, TBI patients • Data on effectiveness of prehospital ventilation in combat most comprehensive and worthwhile training casualty care • Strategies to improve ventilation in prehospital care: end-tidal I have ever attended. CO2 monitors, transcutaneous CO2 monitors, and decision - NNMC Bethesda support for ventilation Col. Leopoldo Cancio, USA Combat Critical Care Engineering Program US Army Institute of Surgical Research4 Log on to or call 1-800-882-8684 to register today
  5. 5. Main Summit Day TwoWednesday, September 21, 20117:15 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE 12:00 pm LUNCH8:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 1:00 pm Physical Health & Rehabilitation: Advanced8:15 am Keynote Remarks: Addressing Suicidal Outreach Neuroimaging Results Illustrate the Risks of Programs for Unstable Vets Obesity and Diabetes • Uncovering the causes of suicidal tendencies • Brain imaging results from individuals with obesity and/or • Crafting support programs as inhibitors type two diabetes mellitus • How outreach programs proactively enable their users • Implications for rehabilitation and recovery COL John C Bradley, MD • Strategies for therapeutic intervention Chief, Integrated Department of Psychiatry Julie C. Chapman, PsyD Army Medical Command Director of Neuroscience, War Related Illness & Injury Study Center9:00 am Suicide Detection and Prevention in the Post- Assistant Professor of Neurology, Georgetown University School Combat Warrior of Medicine • Emphasizing that receiving help is not weakness Principal Investigator, MIND Study • Training personnel to recognize suicidal symptoms • A comprehensive look at all the elements around suicide, 1:45 pm Advances in Prosthetic’s: Moving forward including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mild • Advances in upper and lower extremity power prosthetics traumatic brain injury (TBI), and depression. mimetic devices • Advances in microprocessors in lower extremity prosthetics MAJ Jerald Block, USA • Prosthetic interfaces Practicing Psychiatrist - Sockets and advanced composites Oregon Health Science University - Mind machine interface and other control mechanisms - Suspension systems9:45 am NETWORKING BREAK • Cutting edge devices now in use vs. the future10:30 am Pain Management after Combat Injury: Charles R. Scoville PT, DPT, COL(R). Battlefield to Recovery Interim Director • Review pathophysiologic mechanisms leading to persistent DoD/VA Center of Excellence for Traumatic Extremity Injury and pain following injury Amputation • Review the continuum of care from injury to recovery • Review approaches to managing pain with complex co- 2:30 pm NETWORKING BREAK morbidity such as TBI and PTSD Rollin M. Gallagher MD, MPH 3:15 pm mTBI/ TBI: Coordinated Care for Service Deputy National Program Director for Pain Management, VA Members and Veterans Central Office • DoD and USMC policies and programs related to Traumatic DoD - VA Health Executive Committee Working Group on Pain Brain Injury Management • Recent DoD and USMC advances in battlefield care of TBI and post-deployment care coordination11:15 am Burn Rehabilitation Challenges with Co-Morbid • The mission and capabilities of the National Intrepid Center Trauma of Excellence for Traumatic Brain Injury • Provide an Overview of Burn Rehabilitation Principles and CDR David Tarantino, MD, MPH Practice in the DoD setting Director for Clinical Programs • Discuss Common Co-morbidities with Combat Related Burns Headquarters Marine Corps/Health Services • Describe Current Treatment Interventions used at the U.S. Army Burn Center 4:00 pm The Reintegration and Rehabilitation of Scott Dewey, PT, CHT, OCS Veterans with TBI Clinical Coordinator, Burn Rehabilitation • Diagnosis criteria for TBI U.S Army Burn Center, USAISR • Overlapping features of TBI/PTSD • Rehabilitation of TBI Allison Franklin, DO Very organized and well presented Polytrauma Physician conference that highlighted a multitude of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Denver VA Medical Center current issues and raised interesting 4:45 pm END OF MAIN SUMMIT questions for the future - Delegate from Walter Reed Army Medical Center 5 Log on to or call 1-800-882-8684 to register today
  6. 6. Location & Lodging Information 5 Easy Ways to Register Now! The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa 1775 East Mission Bay Drive San Diego, CA 92109 Web: 619-276-4010 Email: Hilton-San-Diego-Resort-Spa-California/ Phone: 1-800-882-8684 or 646-378-6026The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa is just six miles from the San Diego InternationalAirport, and right on San Diegos famous Mission Bay. This Four-Diamond San Fax: 646-378-6025, 24 hours a dayDiego, California resort and spa is conveniently located one mile from San DiegoSeaWorld and offers 5-star service. A romantic paradise of palms and perfect sandy Mail: IDGAbayfronts, this bayside retreat is complete with our all-new $5 million dollar crownjewel, Spa Brezza, state-of-the-art fitness center, beautifully refreshed guestrooms, 535 5th Avenue, 8th Floorplus Concerts on the Bay. From championship tennis courts to waterfront fine New York, NY 10017dining, wherever your inspiration comes from, the Hilton San Diego, CA Resort andSpa is your destination and your retreat. As guests at our San Diego, CA resort andspa, indulge yourself in spa treatments, playing tennis, wakeboarding, sailing,splashing around the pool, or taking a bike ride along the boardwalk of beautifulMission Bay. Relax around a fire pit at Acqua, our newly designed restaurant while Pricingyou view Mission Bay and enjoy our California cuisine. Treat yourself to the manySan Diego attractions during your time away from home. Military, Government, Register by Register by Register by Standard & Academia* June 24, 2011 July 29, 2011 August 26, 2011 PriceGroup Rate-$179Please identify you are part of the IDGA – Post Combat group to ensure the Conference $399 $499 $599 $699special rate. Note that you are eligible for this rate three day prior and three days Workshop Day $645 $645 $645 $645post the event. Reservations Telephone- (800) 445-8667Directions from local Airports: Industry Register by Register by Register by StandardSan Diego International-Lindbergh Field June 24, 2011 July 29, 2011 August 26, 2011 PriceDistance from hotel: 10 mi.Drive time: 6 min. Conference $999 $1,089 $1,189 $1,289Directions: Take I-5 north to Seaworld Drive, turn left at top of exit, turn right on Workshop Day $645 $645 $645 $645East Mission Bay Drive. The resort is 3/4 mile on the left.Estimated taxi fare: 25.00 USD, Super Shuttle: 13.00 USDMcClellan-Palomar AirportDistance from hotel: 28 mi. * This category does NOT include government contractors. Contractors are considered civilian/industry for the purpose of determining registration fees.Drive time: 35 min.Directions: Take I-5 South and exit Clairemont Drive/Mission Bay Drive. Turn Left SOCO ADVISORY 09-03: 7.(a) Admission fees of $645 per day or less for all attendeesat stop sign. Turn left again at stop onto Mission Bay Drive. The resort is located are considered reasonable costs worldwide for the purposes of JER 3-211 (a)(7).1/2 mile on the right. Team Discounts+Sponsorship and Exhibition Number of Attendees: 3 to 4 Savings of: 10% 5 or more 15%Opportunities Still Available! +Discounts apply to registrations submitted together, at the same time. Cannot be combined withFor more information please contact Tom Boccard at 646-253-5517 any other discount.or Dress Code: Military personnel are kindly requested to attend in the Uniform of the Day. Appropriate attire for civilians is business casual.Stay Connected! 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  7. 7. Presents a training conference: Earn CME and Continuing Education CreditsPost-Combat Casualty CareMaximizing the Efficiency of Our CaregiversMaximizing the Efficiency of Our CaregiversSeptember 19 – 21, 2011 • The Hilton SanCalifornia MetroSpaSeptember 19th – 21st, 2011 • San Diego, Diego Resort & Area San Diego, California Metro Area 1 Website: www.Battlefield 2 Email: 3 Phone: 1-800-882-8684 4 Fax: 646-378-6025 5 Mail: IDGA - 535 5th Avenue, or 646-378-6026 24 Hours a Day 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017Please register me:Name _________________________________________________________________________________________________________Job Title/Rank ___________________________________________________________________________________________________Organization ____________________________________________________________________________________________________Address ________________________________________________________________________________________________________City ____________________________________ State/Province __________ Country ____________ Zip/Postal Code ___________Phone _____________________________________________________ Fax _______________________________________________E-Mail_________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please register me for: K Summit K Post-Combat Casualty Care Master Class Focusing on TBI/PTSD See Page 6 for pricing details.K Please keep me informed via email about this and other related events.K Check enclosed for $______________(Payable in US Dollars to IDGA)Please charge my: K AmEx K Visa K MasterCard K DiscoverCard #________________________________________________________________ Exp Date:_______/________CVM Code:________Details for making payment via EFT or wire transfer can be found on preceding page.11132.009/D/KCDon’t Miss CME and Continuing Education Credits!Physicians: This activity has been planned AMA PRA Statement: IAHB designates this Approval Program Committee, an accredited approver by theand implemented in accordance with the educational activity for a maximum of 20.75 American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission onEssential Areas and Policies of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians Accreditation. This course is coprovided by Amedco and theAccreditation Council for Continuing Medical should only claim credit commensurate with Institute for Defense and Government Advancement.Education through the joint sponsorship of the extent of their participation in the activity. Maximum of 22 contact hours.The Institute for the Advancement of Human Nurse: Amedco is an approved provider ofBehavior (IAHB) and the Institute for Defense continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin CA Nurse: Amedco approved by the CA Board of Registeredand Government Advancement. IAHB is Nurses Association Continuing Education Nursing, Provider #CEP13683, for 20.75 contact hours.accredited by the ACCME to providecontinuing medical education for physicians.