Scientific Assembly


SOMA is the only medical association in the world that brings together the unique blend of prehospital, tactical, wilderness, austere, disaster and deployed medicine.  SOMA  2021 provides the opportunity for military and civilian medical providers, academia and industry partners from around the world to meet and exchange ideas. It is the largest gathering of SOF medical providers in the world that includes U.S. military, foreign military, domestic tactical law enforcement and tactical EMS providers.

The Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA) is looking forward to its 2021 Scientific Assembly (SOMSA) in Charlotte, North Carolina!  Due to continued concerns about COVID, this year we will be holding a hybrid event providing the opportunity for educational attendees to participate either in person or virtually.

*Update! In-Person Registration: Based on current city/state and convention center safety regulations we are now able to accept on-site/walk in registrations.  Early registration is still encouraged for planning purposes.

Virtual Registration: Pre-registration is required for those planning to attend online.  There are no limits for virtual participation. Registration Deadline: June 21

  • Labs: In-person only
  • General and Breakout Sessions: In-person and Live streamed.  These sessions will also be recorded for on-demand viewing later. CME credits will be available for on-demand sessions, but not CAPCE credits.
  • Exhibit booths: In-person 

         Mark Your Calendar

 May 2-6, 2022
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, North Carolina

May 15-19, 2023
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, North Carolina