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Recommended Conferences for Tactical Medicine

Tactical Medicine

As per available reports about 4 relevant journals, 12 Conferences, 4 workshops, 2 National Symposiums, are presently dedicated exclusively to Tactical medicine and about 452 articles are being published on Tactical medicine.
Tactical medicine concepts have been around since the dawn of medicine….and warfare. Even in early battles the “King’s Doctor” was to be close at hand to deal with injuries, but only to the royal few. Outcomes were not very good as the initial insult might have killed the victim; if that didn’t, then infection usually did. Historical accounts and personal diaries of military medics through the centuries are fascinating and show a steady progression of tools and techniques and an ever improving understanding of injury management. The Vietnam War showed that rapid transport to a higher echelon of care had a significant impact on survival.
Tactical medicine has become a discipline and specialty within law enforcement circles. High profile events such as the Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora Movie Theater and countless other “active shooter” incidents have shifted the way law enforcement operates. There have been two major shifts in doctrine related to SWAT and law enforcement operations over the last 10 years. One change was focused on aggressively going after active shooters with whatever assets happen to be on hand, instead of waiting for a SWAT team. The second has been to recognize the need for emergency medical contingency planning. This includes training officers/agents in the basics of “self-care” and “buddy care” with the focus on bleeding control. Another aspect of this doctrine shift is the inclusion of organic assets (the tactical medic), and involving, or at least notifying local EMS, hospitals about law enforcement operations that have a high risk for injuries. SWAT teams have increasingly a dedicated tactical medical component as part of their setup. Some law enforcement agencies (LEA) have decided to send officers to EMT school, or specific tactical medical classes. That may be a workable solution; however, it is unlikely those individuals have the experience and patient assessment skill needed to be the best medical practitioner they can be.

Scope and Importance:
Tactical emergency medicine services (TEMS) has emerged as a specialized niche within the field of emergency medicine. With increasing demand for physician participation in civilian tactical teams, there will be efforts by residents to become involved at earlier points in their clinical training. Interest in prehospital care research continues to grow within emergency medicine (EM), and the operational boundaries of its providers are continually being pushed further outward. Indeed, for many of us in the field, potential involvement in this earliest phase of care—with television images of lifesaving in-field cardiac defibrillations, racing ambulances, and medical helicopter evacuations in our minds—was one of the most alluring calls to join the ranks of emergency physicians, with the goal that we too would practice the best medicine "anywhere, anytime."
Tactical Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) is out-of-hospital care given in hostile situations by specially trained practitioners. It is distinct from the care given by medics in war zones, as TEMS generally refers to care rendered by civilians. Tactical Medics are Emergency medical technicians (EMT), paramedics, nurses, and physicians who are trained to provide life-saving care and, sometimes, transport in situations such as tactical police operations, active shooters, bombings, and natural disasters (though rarely the latter).
As the number of training programs in emergency medicine has grown, so too has the number of subspecialty areas within the field. One such niche is tactical emergency medicine services (TEMS), herein defined as the provision of emergency medical support to civilian law Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and military special operations units. Importantly, this care encompasses not only that provided while under active fire, but also includes the preventive and primary care that takes place before combat ever begins.
Traditionally, the involvement of physicians in this area of medicine, and especially in the training for such participation, has come at the fellow or attending level. Currently, some emergency medical services (EMS) and occupational medicine fellowships include involvement with a TEMS team as an option for those interested.
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List of Best International Conferences

1.   3rd World Congress Women’s Health and Breast Cancer
      October 13-15, Manchester, UK

2.   Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Conference
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3.   Pregnancy and Child Health Conference
     August 29-31, Sao Paulo, Brazil

4.   2nd Gynecology and Obstetrics Conference
     November 16-18, San Antonio, USA

5.   8th Euro Global Summit on Cancer Therapy 
      November 03-05, Valencia, Spain

6.   Pancreatic and Colorectal Cancer  Conference
     March 29-30, Atlanta, USA

7.   Public Health and Nutrition Conference
     March 10-12, Madrid, Spain

8.   Annual Congress on Primary Healthcare 
      April 25-27, Dubai, UAE

9.   Annual Congress Trauma and Critical Care 
      March 07-09, Madrid, Spain

10. Annual Congress on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs
      May 12-13, Chicago, USA

11. 4th Bacteriology and Infectious Diseases Conference
      May 16-18, San Antonio, USA

12. Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Conference
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13. 3rd Health Informatics and Technology Conference
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14. Hepatitis Vaccines Conference
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15. 2nd Retroviruses and Novel Drugs Conference
     June 30-July 01, Cape Town, South Africa

16. 13th Global Diabetes Conference
     August 08-10, Birmingham, UK

17. 6th Global Healthcare and Fitness Summit
      August 22-24, Philadelphia, USA

18. 2nd Breast Cancer Conference
     September 19-21 Phoenix, USA

19. Cervical Cancer Conference
     September 22-23, Vienna, Austria

20. 2nd Euro Health Care and Fitness Summit
      September 26-28, London, UK

21. 5th Biometrics and Biostatistics Conference
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23. 3rd Hepatitis and Liver Diseases Conference
      October 17-19, Dubai, UAE

24. 2nd Infectious Diseases Conference
      August 25-27, Philadelphia, USA

25. 10th European Breast Cancer Conference
     March 9-11, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

26. MENA Women’s Health Congress
     Nov 5-7, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

27. IMPAKT 2016 Breast Cancer Conference
     May 12-14, Brussels, Belgium

28. 3rd Conference on Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases
      June 1-3, Nanjing, China

29. 33rd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference
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Relevant Society/Associations :-
1) National Tactical Officers Association
2) National Association of Tactical Medics
3) Special Operations Medical Association
4) Tactical Medics International (TMI)
5) International School of Tactical Medicine
List of Companies:-
1) Abbott laboratories
2) Aeterna zentaris
3) Agendia
4) Altheadx
5) Ambergen inc.
6) Astrazeneca plc
7) Atossa genetics inc.
8) Biotime
9) Ccc diagnostics llc
10) Clarinet
11) Dako
12) Eisai inc. (headquarters)
13) Eutropics pharmaceuticals
14) Fluxion biosciences
15) Genentech
16) Genomic health
17) Glaxosmithkline
18) Life technologies
19) Bristol-Myers Squibb
20) Merck
21) Medivation
22) FiercePharma
23) Gilead Sciences
24) AbbVie Inc.,
25) Novartis AG
26) AstraZeneca PLC
27) Johnson & Johnson

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