126th Annual AMSUS Meeting

Force Health Protection: From Battlefront to Homefront

28 November – 1 December 2017

Gaylord, National Harbor, Maryland 

Washington, DC Metropolitan Region

Lecture notifications have been emailed

Poster notification will be sent by Friday 15 September

Mid-September – Registration and Housing information will be emailed to the presenters with registration codes


**2017- Presenter Registration Fee Options 

All accepted presenters, Lecture and Poster, will have two registration fee options:

  1. $0 to register and present on the day of your session in your presentation room – NO ACCESS to other areas of the meeting, and NO ACCESS to morning General Plenary Sessions.
  2. $250 Discounted registration fee (half OFF of the member rate) for full meeting access.


ALL lecture presenters must provide to the audience the following information via slide deck, or verbally prior to the presentation; the provided slide template can be utilized the background and layout can be manipulated to match individual presentations or agency layout. Slide template

  • Title
  • Presenter(s) Name(s)
  • Disclosure Statement
  • Learning Objectives
  • CE/CME certification information

Slide presentations for lectures MUST be submitted up to, and no later than 11 September 2017

Non-compliant presentations may be removed from the presentation schedule

(sample lecture room)

POSTERS: An image of the poster will be made available for view online if supplied to AMSUS in PDF or Slide format

Each accepted Poster will be provided a 44.75″h x 91″w standing cork board with push pins.

Poster presenters may submit an image of the poster which will be viewable on the AMSUS web page

(sample poster session)




Failure to Present
Submission of an abstract is considered a commitment to present if accepted. Failure to present may jeopardize future submissions by the same author or institution.


Abstracts will be posted online as submitted for public viewing. No editing will be managed by the AMSUS staff.

No edits to the title, content, or learning objectives will be permitted after content is submitted for accreditation review, 15 September 2017.

2017 Dates to remember:


11 September                               LECTURES: Slide Presentations must be submitted up to, and NO LATER THAN 11 September 2017! All slide decks must include Title, Presenter Names, Learning Objectives, Disclosure Statement, and How to obtain CE/CME. See Slide template


28 November – 1 December           AMSUS 2017 Meeting (Pre-Conference sessions will be held Monday 27 November)

Meeting Theme:

The theme of the 126th AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting is “From Battlefront to Homefront” in recognition of the wide range of skills and specialties which must work synchronously to care for those who go in harm’s way, as well as for their families.

CJCS Henry Shelton once said, “Battlefield medicine neither starts nor stops at the edge of the battlefield.”

Medical response at the point of injury differs greatly from the skills for timely transport; definitive treatment; and rehabilitation services.  All must be equally applied to provide the spectrum of care required to return the sick and injured to their “new normal.”

AMSUS 2017 will have a keen focus on readiness, as speakers discuss forward response, as well as the spectrum of multidisciplinary, joint medical care and rehabilitation leading to the healing of the whole family – our new normal.

This, the 126th Annual AMSUS  Meeting, will provide a platform of special interest for DoD, VA, USPHS, International Military Medical officers, and all healthcare professionals – public or private sector – to develop strong professional relationship networks by sharing knowledge of cutting edge medical research, innovative medical advances, and superior practices in patient care.

‘Battlefront’ Care:

  • Combat support
  • Humanitarian Missions
  • Disaster response
  • Global Health Operations
  • Patient movement

‘Homefront’ Care:

  • Definitive treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Recovery
  • Return to a new normal for both patient and family

Each focus area will be further defined within concurrent CE tracks:

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Psychological Status/PTSD/TBI
  • Disease and Population Health
  • Preparedness & Operational Issues

Educational Learning Objectives:

  1. Share knowledge and implement current and planned best practices, as well as alternative care methods for local, regional, and international medical conditions
  2. Discuss and implement evidence-based research, data, and practices to improve the health of populations
  3. Explore and interpret inter-professional perspectives from all medical disciplines for the highest quality medical response and care through multidisciplinary, joint operations.




 Questions? Email Lori Lawrence or call 301-828-1587