Opening Reception

Join us as we kick off the Scientific Assembly with a reception in the exhibit hall on Tuesday, June 29. The reception provides an excellent opportunity to meet your colleagues and visit with the vendors and our Scientific Assembly sponsors while enjoying food stations and beverages.  This event is included with your registration.

Exhibit Hall

Please take the time throughout the Scientific Assembly to visit with our vendors and sponsors in the exhibit hall which opens on Tuesday morning, June 29, and will remain open through Thursday afternoon, July 1. Without our corporate members, exhibitors and sponsors, the Scientific Assembly would not be possible, be sure to thank them and see the latest in products and services.

Click here to become an Exhibitor or Sponsor.

Click here to view the list of Corporate Members, Exhibitors and Sponsors in the Vendor Directory.

SOMA Gear Store

The SOMA Gear Store will be open in the Exhibit Hall during regular Exhibit Hall hours.


Stop by to view the latest research in the Exhibit Hall.

The author-moderator poster session will be in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, June 29, from 1800-1900.  Authors are required to stand by their posters and answer questions from attendees and judges for the full hour.  In addition, posters will be on display during all refreshment breaks and lunch on both Wednesday and Thursday, June 30 and July 1.  Poster setup and teardown are as follows:

Poster Set-up: Tuesday, June 29 - 1215-1315
Poster Teardown:  Thursday, July 1 - 1545-1700

Business Meeting

The SOMA Board of Directors will present the Business Meeting in two sessions:  Tuesday, June 29, and Wednesday, June 30, at 11:45 a.m.  Join us for the latest Association updates and installation of the 2021 SOMA Board of Directors.  The meetings will provide you with the opportunity to find out about the exciting changes that have been happening over the past year and learn where SOMA is headed in the future.  View the Business Meeting agenda and materials here.

SOMA at the movies

Join us at 1800 Wednesday night in the convention center for a showing of the movie "Last Out" Elegy of a Green Beret.  Learn more about the movie here:   A cash bar and snacks will be available for purchase.

Second Half Initiative Session

The Second Half Initiative will be holding our its annual in-person meeting on Wednesday, June 30 from 1215-1315. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss our past accomplishments and the future direction of the organization. We will share success stories and provide time for member networking. Lunch will be sponsored by HomeFront Health (HFH), a tech-enabled mobile healthcare provider that delivers hospital-level medical services to patients wherever care is needed. HFH is a veteran-created and veteran-led company committed to utilizing one of our nation's most valuable but untapped resources - former military-trained and field-tested medics to extend the frontlines of healthcare into the home.


The Second Half Initiative is a networking platform for SOF and Former SOF personnel to advance post-military careers in civilian medicine. We are an official Special Operations Medical Association committee that was founded by former special operations medics in 2013. The purpose of this committee is to connect members who are interested in healthcare with those who have successfully navigated healthcare education at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels and who have landed careers in the medical field. Our mentors provide guidance on education, entrance exams, interviews, and beyond. Our members' educational backgrounds and careers span the healthcare continuum. We have a proven track record of advancing our members' educational and career opportunities with connections that span the globe.

RSVP is required. 


SOMA Networking Reception
You are invited to the SOMA Networking Reception at the Westin Charlotte on Thursday, July 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom AB. Come and enjoy a drink with appetizers while connecting with new and old friends to share stories and what you have learned at the Scientific Assembly.  Casual attire.

Free Networking Time

Monday and Thursday evenings will be open to provide you the opportunity to catch up with your friends and colleagues at a local restaurant or pub.