Federal Agencies – AMSUS Executive Advisory Council (EAC) and inter-related agencies and departments,
including the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Defense Health Agency
US Department of Health and Human Services
Military Health System (MHS):
Defense Health Agency
Registration is now open for the 26 August 2021, DHA, J-7, Clinical Communities Speaker Series (CCSS), “Exploration of Innovations in Health Care.” This CCSS will take place from 0730-1600 (ET) virtually through Adobe Connect and participants have the opportunity to earn up to 6.5 Continuing Education/Continuing Medical Education (CE/CME) credits if all courses are completed! To register for the 26 August 2021 CCSS, please visit the following link: https://www.dhaj7-cepo.com/content/aug-2021-ccss-exploration-innovations-health-care
This event will explore the innovations in health care from the Department of Defense (DoD), DHA, Veteran Affairs (VA), and other top community practice groups. The educational content will be created by Subject Matter Experts in the ethics, research, academia, and medical domains of military and civilian health care sectors. The primary focus of this event aims to enhance the quality of patient outcomes and population health by providing advanced continuing education opportunities to improve the practice, skills, and knowledge of health care providers across the Military Health System (MHS).
Overview of Topics for Live Event
Review of the Department of Defense’s Contribution to Vaccine Efficacy
Air Force Col. Jessica Cowden, M.D., Medical Director, Immunization Health care Division, Pacific Region Vaccine Safety Hub, DHA, San Diego, Calif.
Margaret Ryan, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Joint Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense and the Infectious Disease Programs, Defense Institute for Medical Operations, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
Scalp Application of Near-infrared LEDS to Improve Cognition in Chronic TBI and Gulf War Illness*
Margaret Naeser, Ph.D., Lic.Ac., Research Professor, Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine and Research Linguist/Speech-Language Pathologist, V.A. Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Mass.
Yelena Bogdanova, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Cognitive Rehabilitation and Neuromodulation in Traumatic Brain Injury, Boston Veteran Affairs Health Care System, The Translational Research Center for Traumatic Brain Injury and Stress Disorders, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass.
Ethical-legal Issues Generated by the Increase Use of Biotechnology in Health Care*
Megan Applewhite, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, John A. Balint MD Chair, Medical Ethics, Director, Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y.
James Giordano, Ph.D., M.Phil., Chief of Neuroethics Studies Program, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Joseph Procaccino, J.D., M.F.S., Legal Advisor, Department of Defense Medical Ethics Center, Uniformed Services University for the Health Services [USU], Washington, D.C.
Maximizing Function Through Innovative Occupational Therapy and Assistive Technology Interventions*
Dorothy Porcello, O.T.D., M.S.O.T., O.T.R./L., Occupational Therapy Vision Rehabilitation Services, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center [WRNMMC] Bethesda, Md.
Amanda Meares, M.S., A.T.P., Assistive Technology Specialist, WRNMMC, Bethesda, Md.
Kathryn Ellis, O.T.D., O.T.R./L., A.A.S.E.C.T.-S.C., Founder, Institute for Sex, Intimacy & Occupational Therapy, Wilmington, Del.
Harvey Naranjo C.O.T.A./L., Program Manager, Adaptive Sports & Reconditioning Liaison, Service Dog Program, WRNMMC, Bethesda, Md.
Joe Butkus, M.S., O.T.R./L. Occupational Therapy Supervisor, Amputation and Limb Trauma Care, WRNMMC, Bethesda, Md.
Digital Surgery –Telementoring and Beyond
CAPT Gordon Wisbach, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S., Chair and Navy Lead, DHA Surgical Services Clinical Community, San Diego, Calif.
Addressing Oral Health Inequities through Community Based Programs: Opportunities for Interprofessional Teams*
Stephanie de Sam Lazaro, O.T.D., O.T.R./L., Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Programs in Occupational Therapy, Saint Paul, Minn.
Annalise K. Wallerich, D.T., R.D.H., Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist, ADT Dental, Ready Set Smile, Minneapolis, Minn.
Rachel McPherson, O.T.S., Occupational Therapy Doctoral Student, St. Catherine’s University, Saint Paul, Minn.
*Please note, these sessions are approved for ASHA CEUs.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Physician Assistants, Optometrists, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Lab Technicians, Social Workers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Case Managers, Kinesiotherapists, Healthcare Executives, Registered Dieticians, Dietetic Technicians, Certified Counselors, Speech Language Pathologists, Audiologists, and other health care professionals who support/ care for U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.
The DHA, J-7, CEPO awards the credits, which are limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.
Sessions 2, 3, 4 and 6 have been approved for ASHA CEUs.
To register for the August CCSS Live Event, please visit the following link: https://www.dhaj7-cepo.com/content/aug-2021-ccss-exploration-innovations-health-care