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.

In-Person Registration: Pre-registration is required for those planning to attend in-person and may be limited based on current city/state and convention center safety regulations.  Early registration is encouraged as no on-site/walk in registrations will be accepted.  Registration Deadline: June 21

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.
  • 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