The FDNY Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC)

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Target Audience: Medical professionals working in Urban Search and Rescue, Disaster Medicine, Civilian and Military Special Operations Environment.

The FDNY Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC) will provide a platform for medical personnel from around the world who provide patient care under disaster and urban search and rescue conditions.

Lecturers and instructors will include experienced FDNY members, joined by physicians, medical specialists, educators and leadership from some of the country’s other top Urban Search and Rescue teams. In addition to leading hands-on skills and scenarios workshops, these instructors will present topics and discuss past disaster experiences, revealing strategy, equipment, technology and skills that have proven the potential to improve patient care. The MSOC will take place over two days consisting of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, hands-on skills and a vendor’s showcase with some of the latest equipment and products. An optional one day preconference workshop is available that will include a hands-on bio-skills cadaver lab, special patient populations lecture, swift water rescue awareness certification, and a visit to the World Trade Center site.

Schedule Conference Brochure

May 17th (Preconference)


  • (1200-1500) Bioskills: Field Amputation, Humeral IO, Difficult Airway Management (Limited to 30 Registrants) – SOLD OUT
  • (1200-1500) Special Patient Populations: Man in Machine, Pediatrics, Bariatrics and Geriatrics
  • (1200-1500) Swift Water Rescue Awareness Certification

Night Activities

  • (1630-1730) WTC Visit /ceremony
  • (1800-2000) Reception: NYC Fire Museum

May 18th (Day 1)
FDNY Fire Academy: Randalls Island

  • (0730-0830) Registration and Breakfast
  • (0830-0845) Welcome and introductions
  • (0845-0905) Opening Remarks, Current State of Disaster Medicine
  • (0910-1245) Lectures, Topics to be discussed:
    1. Limited Access Patient Assessment
    2. Crush Injuries and Syndrome
    3. Burn Care of Entrapped Patients
    4. Pediatrics
    5. Extraction or Extrication…is there a difference
    6. Sedation in the Rescue Environment
  • (1245-1345) LUNCH & VENDORS
  • (1345-1445) Panel: Haiti Experience
  • (1500-1730) Hands-on Skill/Scenarios*

May 19th (Day 2)
FDNY Fire Academy: Randalls Island

  • (0730-0830) Sign-in & Breakfast
  • (0830-1215) Lectures, Topics to be discussed:
    1. Airway Management
    2. Blast Injuries
    3. Hemorrhage: Tourniquets to Blood Products
    4. Trench: Operations and Expected Injuries/Management
    5. Building a Cohesive Response
    6. Earthquakes: Potential Factors Influencing Survival
    7. Ensuring Medical Competencies
  • (1215-1315) LUNCH & VENDORS
  • (1315-1415) Panel Discussion: Review of Survey Results and Best Practices
  • (1430-1630) Hands-on Skills/Scenarios*
  • (1645-1700) Closing Statements



Lectures Only $125                               Full Conference $225
   May 18-19, 2013                                        May 17-19, 2013
-Add Hands-on Skills for an                      -Preconference workshops
additional $50                                           -Lectures and hands-on skills
-Add Preconference (May 17th)
for an additional $50

Event Registration Online for 2013 Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC) powered by Eventbrite

 Registration for FDNY Members HERE!

*Hands-on Skills/Scenarios (Limited to 200 Registrants)
  • Patient monitoring/Airway Management in Confined Space
  • Patient packaging
  • Patient Decon/HAZMAT
  • Ultrasound

Participants must provide safety gear: helmets, gloves, safety boots, BDU, eye protection

For those participating in the hands on skills they are required to fill out the release form. If you are unable to have it notarized beforehand there will be a Notary Public at the conference site. Conference Release Form

Hotel Information

Courtyard by Marriot ALL ROOMS ARE SOLD OUT

Millenium Hilton
55 Church Street
New York, NY 10007

To make a reservation please call 1-888-273-0734.
Please note that when making reservations, refer to the FDNY Medical Conference in order to get the special group rate.
Special Code : FDMSOC
Transportation from the Millenium Hilton to the FDNY academy will be provided

 Rooms Rates: Get a room here

1 King Bed Deluxe Room – $199.00
2 Double Beds Deluxe Room – $229.00
To receive special FDNY rates, please register by April 26th.


Paramedics can receive CME

“Approved by NYC REMAC for 17 Hours CME”

Offering a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.


Fore more information Please contact Alexander Lipsitt by email at or by phone at 718-999-2675


Space is limited – Please register early