2015 USPHS Symposium called a Huge Success
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy motivated everyone. Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo said, if confirmed, she would put on the uniform of the Public Health Service. Retired RADM Jim Curran of the Emory Rollins School of Public Health talked about the early days of tracking HIV/AIDS. Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice of the Morehouse School of Medicine welcomed people to Atlanta.
The 50th annual USPHS Symposium was also very emotional. RADM Boris Lushniak announced his retirement plans. Surgeon General Murthy announced that RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams would become Deputy Surgeon General. The PHS Ensemble Concert dedicated songs to the Ebola responders and the people of West Africa. And then there was author Mike Stobbe's talk during the formal Anchor & Caduceus Dinner, which got everyone riled up.
Authors Release New PHS Officer's Guide
CAPT Jim Knoben (Ret.) and CAPT Alice Knoben released their new and improved PHS Officer's Guide, a must-have for every officer in the PHS Commissioned Corps. RADM Boris Lushniak wrote, "The Public Health Service Officer's Guide is an excellent reference... (that) provides an opportunity for officers to enhance their knowledge base."
Chapters in the book include: Uniformed Service Essentials, Leadership Principles, Courtesy & Protocol, Ceremony Protocol, Special Duty Positions, Communications, Meetings, Table Protocol, and much more. The appendices include planning for various ceremonies, Dining-Out, formal receptions, and distinguished visitors.
Click here for the order form. Discounts for COA members.
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