30 October 2013

We are honored to announce that Journal of Special Operations Medicine (JSOM) is now the "Official Journal" of the Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA). SOMA is a professional organization representing Special Operations medical personnel. Its mission is to preserve, protect, improve, and promote Special Operations medicine for the benefit of patients its members serve. Having an official journal moves SOMA from an organization that hosts an annual meeting to becoming the world's most unique medical society.

SOMA has renamed the December conference to the SOMA Scientific Assembly. The goal here is to focus on cutting-edge topics that will drive and synchronize advances in SOF medical practice. The name change also reflects a substantial increase in original research presentations from the SOF community that will be presented.   The presentation itinerary is now posted and registration is now open. 

Annual Scientific Assembly -This is the largest gathering of SOF medical providers in the world that includes, U.S. military, foreign military, domestic tactical law enforcement and tactical EMS providers. Mini Conferences, offered to members at no cost, throughout the United States - Mini-SOMA's are held each year with a large numbers of SOF medics bringing current and cutting edge topics to the operators. The locations are varied from year-to-year in order to serve as many operators as possible. Medic to Doctor Mentor Program -Our Second Half Initiative provides information and mentorship to SOF medics interested in attending higher medical education such as medical, physician's assistant, and nursing school. Scholarship Opportunities -Enlisted medics who join SOMA have the opportunity to earn thousands of dollars in cash scholarship to attend higher medical education. Networking -SOMA includes an interactive forum accessible only to SOMA members. Leadership Opportunities -SOMA has a numbers of work groups and committees.

Visit the SOMA web site for additional information:
JSOM will work together with SOMA to ensure the professional growth and success of Special Operations medical personnel. To maintain an aggressive, ongoing, and multi-faceted member awareness program, the JSOM will bring SOMA members ongoing SOMA news and updates each quarter.  Subscribe to the JSOM Newsletter.

JSOM U.S. members receive the journal quarterly -The only indexed, peer review journal in the world dedicated to SOF medicine.

The Fall JSOM is available online in the Digital and Tablet format.

Access the Journal of Special Operations Medicine:

Internet: http://www.jsomonline.org/
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Ref: SOMA Facebook Update.

23 October 2013
NSHQ opened Special Operations Forces Allied Centre for Medical Education (ACME):
18 June 2013
17 April 2013

In 2012, Post 911 tactical emergency medical challenges mandate the standardization of the military field validated Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) into civilian Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC). These tools provide civilian and traditional first responders with capabilities to address military style attacks and wounding patterns, in a new paradigm for response to terrorist tactics that include: Explosives, Active Shooter, Dynamic Small Unit Tactics, Lone Wolf, Targeting First Responders" -- Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Standardization: HRI:H-II: Pathobiologics. 21 December 2012.

15 April 2013

Journal of Special Operations Medicine eNewsletter

Journal of Special Operations Medicine (JSOM) is now publishing a eNewsletter the 1st and 15th of each month. Quick to Action - know your JSOM ABCs. The bimonthly eNewsletter brings you Advanced, Breaking, and Current News relevant to Special Operations medicine. The JSOM ABCs will contain Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and Tactical Emergency Medical Support. (TEMS) updates, upcoming article abstracts, SOF & TEMS relevant news, upcoming conferences and courses… Please be sure to go to the JSOM website at www.jsomonline.org and sign up to receive the newsletter. While you are there, be sure to subscribe to the JSOM so you don't miss another article in this one-of-a-kind peer reviewed journal that’s focus is on SOF and TEMS medicine in the austere environment.

31 January 2013

From: Stephen M. Apatow
Founder, Director of Research & Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)
Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate Studies
Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Phone: 203-668-0282
Email: s.m.apatow@humanitarian.net
Internet: www.humanitarian.net

Url: www.H-II.org

HRI:IDIN  Journal of Special Operations Medicine - In The Spotlight

Special Operations Medicine is focused on the education and training of the Special Forces and Special Operations Combat Medic, who are often alone and unsupported, in perilous tactical or non-tactical circumstances, and are responsible for the health care of the team and surrounding indigenous population (including non-combatant civilians). The specialized field of Tactical Medicine advances the science, technology, and skills of unconventional medicine which increases survivability, against the odds, for the people under their care.

The Journal of Special Operations Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal that brings together the international interests of first-responders in Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS).

SOF medicine and TEMS are branches grown from the same tree. For TEMS, the battlefield isn’t in overseas hotbeds of unrest, it is in communities and cities in which Operators live and work. SWAT teams are far-forward, meaning their placement is out-of-hospital and requires a non-traditional approach to pre-hospital emergency care. TEMS and law enforcement care-under-fire models were pioneered by military medicine, specifically SOF medics and Operators.

Special Operations medicine continues to generate the best-practice evidence to date, a fortuitous product of unfortunate conflicts. TEMS providers are as uniquely positioned as SOF Operators to generate evidence from providing medical care delivered under active threat.

The most applicable peer-reviewed evidence to TEMS is found in SOF medical evidence, which is published primarily in The Journal of Special
Operations Medicine (JSOM). Prolific SOF medics, physicians, physicians assistants (PAs), nurses, and clinical educators choose the JSOM to publish their evidence, as the specialties of tactical medicine and combat casualty care is so specific and practice-driven, no other publication can grasp the gestalt of the specialty.

Over the past 13 years, the JSOM has become the primary publication in which SOF and TEMS can identify, propose, and debate issues through professional writing. It is invaluable to SOF and TEMS professionals worldwide, and to their professional development. Both specialties - SOF and TEMS - are inseparable: they operate in environments, which are fluid and unpredictable, value evidence that is experience-driven, and depend on militaristic doctrine. Those leading the TEMS evolution have already constructed vital partnerships among themselves and with the SOF medical community. However, universal recognition of a clinical specialty usually comes when those practitioners evidence is vetted through peer-review and published in a scientific journal.

Access the Journal of Special Operations Medicine:

Internet: http://www.jsomonline.org/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/JSOMonline
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Journal-Special-Operations-Medicine-4549541

Today, the JSOM is published by Breakaway Media, LLC, is a female veteran owned business Registered with Central Contracting Office of the Department of Defense.

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