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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.

PHS Officers Guide

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.

USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium

Emotional 2015 USPHS Symposium in Atlanta

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy motivated everyone. Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo said, if confirmed, that 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 to 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.

Find more information at http://symposium.phscof.org/

Big Turnout for 2014 USPHS Symposium in Raleigh

Over 1000 Public Health Service officers and local health professionals attended the 2014 USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium at the Raleigh Convention Center.  Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh provided keynote remarks.  Other plenary speakers included RADM Fitzhugh Mullan, USPHS (Ret.), Dr. Arthur Kellermann of the Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences, Dr. William Lanier of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Acting Surgeon General RADM Boris Lushniak, Acting Deputy Surgeon General RADM Scott Giberson, Chief of Staff CAPT Robert DeMartino, RADM Penelope Slade-Sawyer (Ret.) of the North Carolina Division of Public Health, and Dean Barbara Rimer of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.  It was a fantastic opportunity for continuing education credits and to collaborate with PHS officers from across the country.

Below are some video recordings from the conference.

Opening Keynote (Slade-Sawyer, Rimer, Koh):  click here

Luther Terry Lecture (Kellermann):  click here

Engineer Category Day (Beck):  click here

Closing Keynote (Currie, DeMartino, Giberson, Lushniak):  click here

 

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