2021 Military City USA Trauma Collaborative Research Conference

UT Health San Antonio and U.S. military students, trainees, and faculty are invited to attend this year’s virtual Military City USA Trauma Collaborative Research Conference, hosted by the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery.

The 2021 Military City USA Trauma Collaborative Research Conference is a regional, virtual conference and will include sessions on oxygen delivery and shock management; hemorrhage and vascular dysfunction; metabolic failure and organ dysfunction; wound progression and infection; pain, sensory trauma, and mental status; and engineering solutions to enable combat casualty.  The event is also a forum to present clinical, translational, and basic science research that would have been presented at the 2021 Military Health Research System Research Symposium and other canceled trauma-related conferences due to the global health condition.

We are excited to host Raquel C. Bono, MD, MBA, FACS, VADM US Navy (Ret), Chief Health Officer, Viking Cruises and Former Director and Chief Executive Officer, Defense Health Agency, as this year’s Keynote Speaker!

Register now to save your seat!  Attendees must register for each conference day separately to obtain each event link.

**Don’t forget to RSVP for our in-person networking event, Wednesday, October 20th at Big’z Burger Joint, 6:00-8:00 p.m.! Please RSVP by October 18th.**

CME credit available! The UT Health San Antonio Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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Keynote Speaker

Raquel C. Bono, MD, MBA, FACS
Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret)

For nearly 30 years, Vice Admiral Bono served with honor and distinction as a highly respected Naval Officer and the first woman surgeon in the military to hold the rank of Vice Admiral. Currently, Bono is the Chief Health Officer for Viking Cruises, an industry-leading model to establish a C-suite office for re-starting the cruise and travel business while maintaining a public health safety profile. Previously, she was a gubernatorial appointee as the Director of Washington State COVID-19 Health System Response Management, Bono is a Senior Fellow with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and a Visiting Scholar of the University of Texas Value Institute.  As the former chief executive officer (CEO) and director, Defense Health Agency (DHA), Vice Admiral (Dr.) Bono led a joint, integrated combat support agency that enabled all branches of the U.S. military – Army, Navy, and Air Force – medical services to provide health care services to combatant commands. Bono integrated an unprecedented $50 billion worldwide health care enterprise composed of 50 hospitals and 300 clinics that provide care to 9.5 million military beneficiaries; oversaw the Department of Defense (DoD) deployment of the electronic health record (EHR) system; and advanced the development of the largest federated health system with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Conference Agenda

1:00-1:15pm      Welcome and Announcements: Susannah Nicholson, MD, MS, FACS

1:15-2:00pm      Keynote Speaker: Raquel C. Bono, MD, MBA, FACS, VADM US Navy (ret)

2:00- 3:00pm     Oxygen Delivery and Shock Management: Moderator:  James A. Bynum, PhD

3:00-4:00pm      Hemorrhage and Vascular Dysfunction: Moderator:  Donald H. Jenkins, MD, FACS

4:00-5:00pm      Metabolic Failure and Organ Dysfunction: Moderator:  Andrew Meyer, MD, MS

6:00pm               In person social/networking event at Bigz Burger Joint

1:00-1:15pm      Welcome and Announcements

1:15-1:45pm      Plenary Speaker: COL Andrew P. Cap, MS, MD, PhD, FACP

1:45-2:45pm      Wound Progression and Infection: Moderator:  Lt Col Valerie Sams, MD

2:45-3:45pm      Pain, Sensory Trauma and Mental Status: Moderator:  Firas Kaddouh, MD

3:45-4:45pm      Engineering Solutions to Enable Combat Casualty Care: Moderator:  Jose Salinas, PhD

4:45-5:00pm      Awards Presentation