Special Operations Medical Association

The Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA) is the only medical association in the world that brings together the unique blend of pre-hospital, tactical, wilderness, austere, disaster, and deployed medicine.

Getting Involved

Make a difference. Many areas of special operations medicine have grown out of the efforts of our members and through our training at the Scientific Assembly. Areas like Prolonged Field Care (PFC), Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and Acute Resuscitative and Surgical Care (ARSC) started as topics and tracks at our Scientific Assembly all because individuals volunteered their time and expertise. Join other leaders in special operations medicine, who are SOMA members, and get involved in one of our committees or working groups Share your passion, share your experience, volunteer.

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Scientific Assembly

SOMA’s Scientific Assembly provides a forum for military and civilian medical providers, academia, and industry from around the world to meet and exchange ideas. Attendees from over 17 countries participate in the training, networking and exchange of ideas and experiences that come from the field experience of special operations medics worldwide. 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.

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