April 23 - 25, 2018

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What's New For 2018?

This year's event will see close cooperation and guidance from the DHA and will focus on the current challenge the Military Health system is facing as a whole. Our engagement team will tackle core issues, challenges and trends in operational readiness, combat casualty care and technological innovations.

A Glance at the Ten Largest DHA Contracting Opportunities

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) called for the major transformation of military healthcare and has consolidated primary responsibilities from the military departments to the Defense Health Agency (DHA). DHA is now aiming to modernize the medical forces and facilities by utilizing technological advancements and lifesaving innovation. This infographic includes the top largest proposed contracting opportunities from DHA with upcoming procurement plans. Prior to the upcoming Military Healthcare Summit this April in Washington D.C., we have outlined the top ten DHA contracting opportunities from largest to smallest anticipated value.

What's Changing Under the NDAA?

A key challenge in implementing the NDAA reform is doing so without obstructing the military's ability to maintain a "ready medical force and medically ready force." To maintain the military's ability, the DHA is utilizing recent technological advancements lifesaving innovations in an effort to modernize medical forces and facilities. In particular, the Biological Technologies Office within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is currently researching biological technologies that will provide new tools for countering threats against our soldiers and country. This article explores what innovation is taking place with insight from Dr. Brad Ringeisen, Deputy Director of the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) at DARPA, who believes there is an urgent need to provide medical tools and technologies for military readiness.

Bringing Quality Care to Our Veterans: The VA's Top 5 Priorities for 2018

VA Secretary David J. Shulkin summarized his plans to use the 2018 budget request towards improving veteran services. The 2018 budget request for discretionary funding totals $82.1 billion (including medical care collections), of which $66.4 billion was previously provided as the VA Medical Care 2018 Advance Appropriation. The budget request for mandatory funding totals $104.3 billion. While Secretary Shulkin acknowledged the VA has made noteworthy improvements in delivering benefits to veterans, more must be done. We have outlined the details of Secretary Shulkin's top five priorities for improving the quality of service provided to veterans by the VA.

HOSPEX Tabletop: A Field Hospital Simulation

Colonel David J Vassallo will lead the HOSPEX Tabletop exercise, representing the layout of a tented Medical Treatment Facility or Field Hospital. Learn and practice the principles of command and control, safety, communication, assessment, triage, treatment and transport (CSCATTT) to enhance trauma and medical decision skills. Explore what you will get to experience at this year's Military Healthcare 2018 Summit in this exclusive focus day exercise.

Military Healthcare Past Presentations

In preparation for Military Healthcare 2018, we wanted to exclusively share these past presentations with you. Below you will find expert content on how the U.S. can create a "Ready Medical Force and Medically Ready Force"

Fast Track Your Attendance

Anticipated Attendee Snapshot

In this snapshot, you will find a list of past attendees of the Military Healthcare Summit. We anticipate these titles, organizations and agencies to be in attendance for this year's event. 

Justify Your Trip Letter

Present your boss with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should join us at the upcoming 2018 Military Healthcare event and you'll be sure to receive approval to attend!

Registration Form

Download this registration form to begin your journey towards the Military Healthcare Summit 2018. 

Additional Content

Military Healthcare at a Glance

Facts and stats on one of the largest healthcare systems in the world. Including a comparison of how military hospitals perform against leading civilian hospitals, where the majority of battlefield wounds occur, percentages of the military health systems eligible beneficiaries and more.

The Way Ahead: Feedback from the Military Healthcare Community on the Administrative Transition

Following our article discussing the future of the Military Healthcare System under the new administration, we polled our MHS community of over 30,000 people for their thoughts on the matter. Find out the results of the survey now!

Trump and Tricare: How will the new administration affect military healthcare?

With new administration comes the possibility for change in policy and regulation. As the inauguration of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States gets closer, many DoD members and their families are wondering what the soon to be Commander in Chief has planned for the The Military Healthcare System. This exclusive content examines the comments and decisions that Trump has made thus far that could affect The MHS and military families.

Insights into Telehealth & Transplant Advancements

In this exclusive article from IQPC's 2016 VA Healthcare event, experts from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs share with us how they are addressing the advancements in Telehealth & Transplant technology as well as challenges, solutions and the road ahead for veterans affairs.


Military Healthcare System: New Case Study

This exclusive case study includes information regarding JPC-1 HITI research, FDA's organizational structure, and methods to potentially improve inter-professional communication throughout military healthcare. This valuable information, coupled with the unique insight contributed by organizations like the Medical Research and Material Command, the FDA, and the US Army Reserves, is too valuable to pass up.

Employing New Tools to Provide Better Care and Patient Health

In this presentation, Mark Goodge, Chief Technology Officer of the Defense Health Agency, shares his perspective on integrating health IT innovation, the advanced technology development efforts of the MHS, and the MHS Quadruple Aim.

Defense Medical Modeling and Simulation

In this presentation, Captain Arthur Anthony, Chief, Integration and Modernization, Education and Training for the Defense Health Agency, outlines the priorities and vision for medical modeling and simulation as a part of training and education. He additionally discusses the long term definition of medical, modeling and simulation priorities; as well as establishing a medical, modeling and simulation office within the Defense Health Agency.

Behavioral Health Related Apps and Technology for Diagnosis and Treatment

In this past speaker presentation, David Cooper, the Mobile Apps Lead for the National Center for Telehealth & Technology, talks about enhancing behavioral understanding and treatment, telehealth applications for PTSD, and mobile based anxiety and depression treatments.

Maximizing Rehabilitation and Recovery for TBI Patients both Military and Civilian

In this presentation, Heechin Chae, M.D., the Director of TBI-NICOE, Fort Belvoir discusses how to maximize rehabilitation and recovery for TBI patients. Dr. Chae additionally shares the latest advancements in psychological health treatment/research/education, individualizing treatment plans for all degrees of injury, and how to optimize clinical outcomes and improve patient quality of life.

Standardizing Education and Training Practices to Promote Skills Maintenance and Quality Care

In this presentation, Brigadier General James Dienst, Director of Education and Training for the Defense Health Agency, gives insight into joint training programs and facilities, standardization of techniques and procedures, and how to eliminate redundancies to facilitate cost reductions.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Prospectus

Take a look at the sponsorship prospectus for information on the networking opportunities available at the event. If you would prefer to receive a copy via email contact Max.Miller@idga.org