MSOC

8th Annual FDNY Medical Special Operations Conference

Registration Open

June 4 – 7, 2020

The FDNY, in partnership with the FDNY Foundation, is proud to invite all first responders to the 8th Annual Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC). For the past seven years, MSOC continues to be the conference that military, federal, state and local medical responders attend to share their experiences, best practices and ideas. Each year, MSOC continues to evolve to include current hot topics, latest medical technological updates and recent case studies from around the world. MSOC takes place across four days and consists of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, hands-on skills scenarios and a vendor showcase with the latest equipment and products.

Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Continuing Medical Education (CME) are available to paramedics, nurses, physician assistants and physicians.

2020 FDNY MSOC EMS Competition

Registration Open! Space is limited!
Competition: June 3rd & 4th | Check-in: June 2nd | Award: June 5th

The FDNY and FDNY Foundation are proud to present the annual Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC) EMS Competition! This year’s high intensity, adrenaline rushing competition consists of multiple scenarios over two days with prizes awarded to the top three teams. The Competition will be located at the FDNY Fire Academy on Randall’s Island with an award ceremony at the NYC Fire Museum.

- New Scenario Format
- Great Prizes
- 15 Teams
Register for the Competition
Full Competition Description

The FDNY and FDNY Foundation are proud to present the annual Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC) EMS Competition! This year’s high intensity, adrenaline rushing competition consists of multiple scenarios over two days with prizes awarded to the top three teams. The Competition will be located at the FDNY Fire Academy on Randall’s Island with an award ceremony at the NYC Fire Museum.

Participants will be challenged to compete in various scenarios against teams from all over the world. These scenarios will test a team’s ability to operate as a unit in order to manage multiple patients with differing injuries and illnesses in an authentic simulated environment. Scenarios will challenge teams in their abilities for scene search and assessment, teamwork, scene management, difficult patient access and much more.

Scenarios will be live streamed across the world with last year’s Competition drawing over one million views! The Competition is a fun, challenging and educational experience for all emergency medical personnel.

As a special bonus, all participants in the Competition are eligible to attend the Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC) (June 6 - 7) with a complimentary ticket. Space is limited so register your team ASAP!

Competition Format: Multiple scenarios over two days of competitions with prizes awarded to the top three teams!

Dates: The Competition takes place from June 3rd - 4th with team registration and check-in on June 2nd. The award ceremony will take place on the evening of June 5th at the NYC Fire Museum.

Teams: Each team is comprised of a minimum of three emergency medical personnel, with at least one provider be credentialed at the EMT-P level or above. An alternate member may be registered, but is not required. FDNY employees are NOT permitted to compete.

Download Competition Release Form Download Rules & Regulations

Host Conference Hotel

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Ave of Americas, New York, NY 10019
TEL: +1-212-586-7000

Use the link below to book your room at the special MSOC rate.

Food and Transportation

Breakfast and lunch provided.
Transportation provided from host hotel to and from the various conference sites.

For general information, please call 718-999-2507
or email [email protected]

Want to exhibit at MSOC?
Please call (718) 999-0779


MSOC Schedule (click tabs to view)

2-DAY COURSES

Advanced K-9 Veterinary Care
June 4 - June 5

Learn to provide medical care for our four-legged Task Force members! The course includes both basic and advanced assessment, management, and procedures. Features live tissue and simulated hands on experience

MSOC Wilderness Medicine
June 4 - June 5

Learn how to treat common injuries and illnesses encountered in austere environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable through a combination of lectures, practical skills training and scenarios.

NAEMT TECC: Hands-On Active Threat Scenario
June 4 - June 5

NAEMT certification course on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) taught by members of FDNY and NYPD. Best practice treatment guidelines for trauma care in the high-threat prehospital environment.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Field Limb Amputation
June 5

Learn the critical decision process and hands-on skills for performing field limb amputations and other procedures in a state-of-the-art bioskills facility.

Moulage Training
June 5

Interactive course designed to assist the trainer/responder in enhancing realism during simulated training scenarios.

Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Medical Special Operations
June 5

Using the latest portable devices, learn the fundamentals of point-of-care ultrasound and its application in the austere environment. The development and implementation of an out-of-hospital ultrasound program will be discussed.

Welcome Reception

NYC Fire Museum
June 5

Saturday Day 1:

Terror MCI: What Did We Learn From the Past?
- Review lessons learned from the Israeli experience with MCIs resulting from terrorist activities
- Discuss best practices and applications to domestic threats

Tunnel Vision: Responding to Sub-Terrain Emergencies
- Review unique operational and medical challenges when responding to a tunnel collapse
- Discuss the use of rebreathers during operations

Confined Space Medicine: Initial Approach from Assessment to Management
- Discuss the “Less is More” approach to patient care in a limited environment
- Discuss the critical importance of the rescuer-medic relationship
- Review the role of anticipating needs in these high-stress scenarios

Eye in the Sky: The Medical Use of Drones
- Discuss the rapidly developing field of medical drones
- Review current and future technologies

Life Over Limb: Field Limb Amputation as the Last Resort
- Review the most recent national survey on system preparedness
- Discuss the decision making process
- Review the procedure and recommended equipment/supplies

Subway Trauma: Man Versus Subway
- Provide overview of the NYC Subway system
- Discuss subway-related trauma injuries and management
- Discuss the operational challenges of operating in a subway system

Afternoon Lectures
Hazardous Materials response in the US&R world
- Review of Hurricane Harvey (2017) Hazardous Materials Response
- Discuss the FEMA Hazardous Materials Response capabilities
- Discuss common potential hazards and mitigation strategies during a deployment

A Look Back at the FDNY 23rd Street Fire and Introduction to Building Collapses
- Review of the 23rd Street Fire
- Discussion of various types of building construction and related collapses
- Discuss search and rescue in collapsed structures

Hands-On Scenarios
Mass Transit Disaster: Mass Casualty Care in a Subway Simulator
- MCI Triage, patient care and possible dangers when operating in a sub- level rail system

Collapse Structure Response: Simulated Building Collapse with an Active Rubble Pile
- Technical rescue involving confined space maneuvers, limited patient access and extrication

Note: Each scenario will have multiple skill stations

Sunday Day 2: Lessons Learned from Around the World

Beyond the Tremors: Lessons Learned from Christchurch, Australia
- Discuss the challenges and lessons identified from the Australia Taskforce 1 response to the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake

Grenfell Tower Fire, London: Reflections and Challenges of a Paramedic
- Discuss the challenges of the initial Grenfell fire response
- Discuss the importance of working with multi-agency partners

Vive la France! Medical Care in Paris during Terrorist Attacks
- The French experience: pre-hospital and hospital care
- Post-analysis and lessons learned

Challenges in International Urgent Relief to Large Scale Disasters in the Future
- Discuss how the growing number of significant disaster influence international relief efforts

International Panel Discussion

Afternoon Lectures
FDNY Counter-Terrorism Task Force: Rescue Task Force Best Practices
- Describe the new FDNY “warm-zone” triage approach
- Review overall Rescue Task Force patient care strategies
- Discuss inter-agency operations including challenges and solutions

Medical Best Practices at Mass Gathering Events
- Discuss certain characteristics and challenges for planning for different types of events
- Describe common medical conditions and complaints at mass gathering events
- Discuss when a mass gathering events transition to a mass causality incident

Hands-On Scenarios
Mass Transit Disaster: Mass Casualty Care in a Subway Simulator
- MCI Triage, patient care and possible dangers when operating in a sub- level rail system

Collapse Structure Response: Simulated Building Collapse with an Active Rubble Pile
- Technical rescue involving confined space maneuvers, limited patient access and extrication

Note: Each scenario will have multiple skill stations

MSOC Conference Information (click + to view)

Registration

Participants may register and reserve a seat for the various Pre-Conference and Conference activities by completing the registration form and pay by credit card or by registering by Purchase Order. If you need to register through a Purchase Order please email us at: [email protected]

Seats may only be reserved through completed registration. Seating is limited to the Pre-Conference Workshops and Courses. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We may not release the information on the number of seats available to these activities so please register early!

Pre-Conference Activities

Participants may only register and attend the Pre-Conference Workshops and Courses with registration for the Conference.

Participants will be required to sign in daily to the various Pre-Conference Workshops and Courses and will not be allowed admittance unless you have registered for these courses.

Participation in the Pre-Conference Workshops or Courses includes a reception at the NYC Fire Museum.

Conference

All registered attendees will be issued an attendee badge and badge holder at registration. Please wear your badge at all times when attending and participating in MSOC activities. Badges are a security measure to identify participants during the Conference. If you are not wearing your badge, you may be asked to show proof of your registration and a picture ID.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on each day of the Conference.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing and sent to [email protected] by May 4, 2020. Full refunds less a $100 processing fee will be issued for cancellations received by the above date. Cancellation requests received after this date will be reviewed.

Transportation

Transportation will be provided to attendees to and from the Host Conference Hotel to the various Pre-Conference and Conference activities. If you wish to provide your own transportation, please note that parking will be limited at the various activity sites.

Hotel Cancellation Policy

Hotel cancellations will be subject to the Host Conference Hotel’s cancellation policy and should be contacted directly.

Arriving by Air

The closest airport to the Host Conference Hotel and Conference activities is LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Transportation from the airport will not be provided.

Participants who are leaving directly to the airport on the last day of the Conference are encouraged to arrange for their own transportation to the airport from Randall’s Island. We may be able to help arrange transportation from Randall’s Island on the last day of the Conference to the airport as needed. An announcement will be made at the Conference regarding transportation to the airport.

Transportation will be provided for those participants that are returning to the Host Conference Hotel at the end of the Conference.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits and Continuing Education Units (CEU)

CME and CEU credits will be available. Participants must sign in daily on the attendance forms in order to receive CME and CEU credit. Please make sure we have your correct contact information in order for you to receive your educational credit.


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