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SOMA 2023 Call for Abstracts, Labs, and Presentations



SOMA 2023
Call for Research Abstracts, Labs, and Presentations
is Now Open
Submission Deadline
December 15, 11:59 pm ET

The SOMA Research Committee is seeking high quality research with near-term impact on our ability to provide forward medical care in future operating environments.

For further information or to submit an abstract please review our guidelines.


Call for Presentations, Cinical Vignettes, and Labs

Submission Deadline
December 15, 11:59 pm ET


The SOMA Program Committee is seeking high-quality submissions for podium presentations, clinical vignettes, and labs in a variety of areas that address important medical challenges and issues, increase the knowledge and skills of SOF and civilian prehospital providers, and promotes the development of new best practices and technologies for the following session types:

Labs:  SOMA is seeking high quality lab submissions (educational and training programs) that enhance the skills and knowledge of SOF medics and those working in austere environments.  Submissions can be for skill levels that range from basic to advanced.  Please indicate your intended audience and recommended skill level for participation to maximize course participant experiences. 

Labs are educational/training programs that enhance the skills or provide certifications to the wide array of SOMA participants. This may include students that come from DoD, SOF, civilian, tactical, or international agencies with skill levels ranging from the medic to senior surgeons. Labs offer either a certification or CME/CE/CAPCE as specified in the published program.  Programs can also be designed and hosted by specific units for additional offsite training opportunities (for example Non-Trauma Module requirements and specialized certifications such as Advanced Burn Life Support or Advanced Hazmat Life Support). 

Presentation proposals: Podium Presentations or Clinical Vignette – Podium presentations are categorized into the following educational tracks: ARSC, Human Performance, International, MilSOF, and TEMS.   

  • Austere Resuscitative Surgical Care: The ARSC track is seeking high quality submissions about emergency resuscitative care within the austere environment. These presentations can include but are not limited to novel methods of surgical team implementation and integration, novel techniques adapted for austere environments, after action reports related to high profile events, new projects or developments in your ARSC unit, and strategic level overview of the ARSC units.  This is open to military and civilians working in this unique environment.  Submissions of relevant presentations accepted at other national meetings with our partners are also encouraged.
  • Human Performance and Resiliency: The HP track is seeking high quality submissions that provide real-life examples and/or evidence-based reviews of technology, data, and best practices to optimize performance, reduce injuries, speed recovery times, and foster physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
  • International: The international track is seeking high quality submissions pertaining to SOF medicine at all levels of care. Proposals are welcome from tactical/support medics (e.g. NSOCM/NSOMT, etc), physicians, and other personnel working in the SOF medicine environment.
  • Military Special Operations Forces: The MilSOF track is seeking high quality submissions about military special operations medic forces both within US military and the international community. Submissions are encouraged from both active SOF medics and leaders in the field.  Submissions from the Operators and/or the battlefield end users, from across the Combatant Commands are highly encouraged.
  • Tactical Emergency Medical Services: The TEMS track is seeking high quality submissions about emergency medical care within the civilian tactical environment. These presentations can include but are not limited to novel methods of TEMS delivery in the civilian world, after action reports related to high profile events, new projects or developments in your TEMS unit, an overview of the TEMS unit at your department including the command structure, one or two high profile "saves'', strengths, weaknesses, and overall design and delivery. Submissions of relevant presentations accepted at other national meetings with our partners are also encouraged.

For further information or to submit a lab proposal, podium presentation, or clinical vignette please review our guidelines.


Questions? Please contact Jennifer Lanphere at jlanphere@kellencompany.com.