USSOCOM Warrior Care Program
Contact: Hector Franco, Training Coordinator

USSOCOM Warrior Care Program (Care Coalition)

Program: USSOCOM Warrior Care Program Conference
October 22-23, 2019
Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
Orlando, Florida

Prosthetic Innovation

Dr. Rory A. Cooper holds several prestigious positions including Associate Dean for Inclusion and FISA & Paralyzed Veterans of America Distinguished Professor of Rehabilitation Science and Technology and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also the Founding Director and the VA Senior Research Career Scientist at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories. He holds an adjunct professorship at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University and is also a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

BCPA Competencies:

Medical Knowledge and Healthcare System; The HERL Presentation will provide knowledge on the latest technology available from a reliable source. It will also uncover detailed and reliable medical information provided a by an expert in the field of Robotics and Spinal Cord Injury Adaptive Devices. Domain 2f (Empowerment, Autonomy, Rights and Equity) Domain 5e (Medical Knowledge and the Healthcare System)

Technology Innovation for Warrior Recalibration

Dr. Steven G. Scott is the Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. He provides Leadership to the Rehabilitation Programs and Services offered within the largest Rehabilitation setting in the VHA.  Dr. Scott leads the Polytrauma/TBI Rehabilitation Center, he is the Co-Clinical Director of the Center of Innovation on Disability Rehabilitation Research, and the Site Director and Principal Investigator of the Defense and Veterans’ Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) since 1990.    

BCPA Competencies:

The Post Deployment rehabilitation and Evaluation Program, PREP, Modalities presentation aligns with Healthcare access available to Veterans and Active Duty Service Members. It’ll also provide the Medical Knowledge on the modalities used by the PREP Program to treat Service Members with brain injuries and the complexity of the treatment and diagnosis of TBI. Domain 5g (Specialized Medical Knowledge and the Healthcare System) Domain 5e (Medical Knowledge and the Healthcare System)

Suicide Prevention and Postvention

Dr. Carla Stumpf Patton is the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, TAPS, Senior Director of suicide Postvention Programs. Dr. Beth Zimmer Carter is a Retired US Army Reserves Lt. Colonel, having Deployed three times with Command Experience. She has been practicing Family Medicine for over thirty years.

BCPA Competencies:

Dr. Carter and Dr. Stumpf both had a family member who died by suicide. Their experience as Military Family Members, Counselors and Program Directors and Survivors bring a tremendous learning opportunity on how to handle family as well as well as Service Members with Ideations. Domain 3f (Communication and Interpersonal Relationships) Domain 1h (Scope of Practice and Transparency)

Panel (Recalibrated Warrior)

The Panel will be comprised of three Wounded Service Members and one Veteran. All are members of the Special Operations Forces and were Wounded during Combat Operations. They all suffered traumatic events which they have overcome and were able to navigate through Recovery, Rehabilitation and re-integration into their units.

BCPA Competencies:

Their lifecycle stories will help provide a clear way of how some Wounded Service Members were able to navigate through the challenges of a complex healthcare system. Domain 4a, 4b, 4i (Healthcare access, Finance, and Management) Domain5e (Medical Knowledge and the Healthcare System)

Operator Wellbeing and Lethality

Colonel (Dr.) Eveline F. Yao is the Command Surgeon, Headquarters United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).  She serves as the senior medical advisor to the Commander, USSOCOM, providing advice to the Commander and Theater Command Surgeons on all aspects of health service support across the Special Operations enterprise.  Colonel Yao’s oversight and engagement impacts the health and welfare of over 70,000 special operations forces who support persistent, networked and distributed Global Combatant Command operations to protect and advance our Nation’s interests. 

BCPA Competencies:

USSOCOM Surgeon will provide an overview of ongoing efforts and initiatives to promote and protect SOF warfighter well-being and enhance and extend operator lethality through evidence-based, ethically-sound medical interventions. Will discuss in-depth the USSOCOM Warfighter Brain Health Policy and the associated neurocognitive assessment testing, Comprehensive Assessment and Symptom History (CASH), Brain Health Centers of Excellence and education initiatives and programs; blast and overpressure injuries, prevention, and monitoring; nutrition and sleep; health and occupational/environmental surveillance activities; individual exposure recordkeeping; as well as longitudinal and retrospective health studies currently in development. Domain e, f, g (Medical Knowledge and Healthcare System)

Approval active from October 22, 2019-October 22, 2020 (Expiration Date)

Approval Statement: The USSOCOM Warrior Care Program Conference is approved for 7.75 CEs by the Patient Advocate Certification Board to satisfy the requirements for Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). Approval code: 18030.