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FDNY Hosts Medical Special Operations Conference 2016

The New York City Fire Department in partnership with the FDNY Foundation is hosting the Fourth Annual Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC), April 29 to May 1, at the FDNY Training Academy on Randall’s Island.

FDNY Annual Medical Special Operations Conference

The FDNY Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC) provides a platform for medical personnel from around the world who provide patient care under disaster and urban search and rescue conditions.

FDNY Annual Medical Special Operations Conference

Lecturers and instructors will include experienced FDNY members, joined by physicians, medical specialists, educators and leadership from some of the country’s other top Urban Search and Rescue teams. In addition to leading hands-on skills and scenarios workshops, these instructors will present topics and discuss past disaster experiences, revealing strategy, equipment, technology and skills that have proven the potential to improve patient care. The MSOC will take place over two days consisting of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, hands-on skills and a vendor’s showcase with some of the latest equipment and products. An optional one day preconference workshop is available that will include a hands-on bio-skills cadaver lab, tactical medical care, wilderness medicine, search canine veterinary care, and a visit to the World Trade Center site. 

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Full details are also availble on the official conference flyer. Download the PDF at the link below.

FDNY Annual Medical Special Operations Conference