The FDNY and the FDNY Foundation are proud to host the fourth annual FDNY Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC) April 29 – May 1.
The MSOC is the leading conference in medical special operations and has become a recognized platform for medical personnel from around the world to train in operating and providing medical care under disastrous conditions.
“We are proud to host this conference each year with the FDNY Foundation, to share our knowledge with members of agencies from across the country and around the world,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro. “We know that we are able to keep the people who live in, work in and travel to New York City safe in all emergencies, and it is our hope that this conference serves to help organizations from other cities learn firsthand from our members.”
“The MSOC gives attendees the opportunity to learn from members of the Greatest Fire Department in the World,” said FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard. “It provides the opportunity to hear directly from our members, who are on the front lines every day, responding to all types of emergencies. It also gives everyone who participates the ability to train in hands-on skills and to attend a wide variety of lectures and workshops, in an effort to better protect their own communities.”
The three-day Conference will consist of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, hands-on skills and a vendor’s showcase with some of the latest equipment and technology.
“Now in its fourth year, the Conference has always gotten a tremendous positive response from the people and groups who have attended,” said Dr. Douglas Isaacs, FDNY Deputy Medical Director, Office of Medical Affairs. “The MSOC allows agencies and organizations from around the world to come together, and to not only learn from the FDNY and other experts in the field, but also to share their experiences and learn from each other. The MSOC is the highest quality educational conference for medical personnel to learn the best practices and strategies to care for patients under these increasingly frequent disaster situations.”
“The MSOC continues to give medical operators from all levels of the national and international response framework an opportunity to share and innovate,” said Rescue Paramedic Juan Henriquez, a Conference organizer. “This conference has become the hottest ticket in the medical special operations field.”
The MSOC gives first responders, physicians and paramedics from across the country an opportunity to learn best practices, exchange ideas and learn more about the technology and skills that are involved with increasing the survivability of patients under the care of the Special Operations Medical Community.
Lectures and instructors include prominent members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Urban Search and Rescue teams from around the country, as well as leaders within the FDNY.
Highlights of this year’s conference will include: the military’s approach to extended patient care management, hemorrhage control with limited resources and a first-hand, patient encounter with the Haiti earthquake. Optional pre-conference workshop topics include a hands-on cadaver lab, tactical medical care, wilderness medicine, search canine veterinary care and will conclude with a visit to the World Trade Center site.
Continuing Education Credit (CEU) will be made available to Paramedics, Nurses, Physicians Assistants and Physicians. For more information about MSOC or to register to attend the Conference, please click here.
"Now in its fourth year, the Conference has always gotten a tremendous positive response from the people and groups who have attended. The MSOC allows agencies and organizations from around the world to come together, and to not only learn from the FDNY and other experts in the field, but also to share their experiences and learn from each other. The MSOC is the highest quality educational conference for medical personnel to learn the best practices and strategies to care for patients under these increasingly frequent disaster situations."