2020 Medical Special Operations Conference

November 8 - 12, 2020



Annual Medical Special Operations Conference®

November 8 - 12, 2020

The Medical Special Operations Community, is proud to invite all first responders, to this year’s official Medical Special Operations Conference​® (MSOC). This year, MSOC has partnered with the State Urban Search and Rescue (SUSAR) Alliance, and together will host their respective conferences from November 8 – 12 in Columbia, South Carolina. 

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


This year, MSOC has partnered with the State Urban Search and Rescue (SUSAR) Alliance, and together will host their respective conferences November 18–21, 2019 in Wichita, Kansas. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, network, and exchange ideas with rescue and medical professionals, leading industry equipment experts, along with other stake holders from across the country.

Countdown to MSOC 2019
Host Conference Hotel


Located at:

To be determined


Group Info: To be determined

Food and Transportation
  • Free Hot Breakfast – Start every day with make-your-own Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, KELSO+BROS® coffee and more. Free hot breakfast is served daily from 6–9:30 a.m. on weekdays and 7–10 a.m. on weekends.

  • Free 5:30 Kickback®* – Join us from 5:30–7 p.m. every evening to enjoy free hot food and cold beverages at our 5:30 Kickback®. We feature a rotating menu of hot food, beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.

  • Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Hotel – Get the score, check your social networks or email family members from anywhere in the hotel – for free!

More information will be posted soon

Classes will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel, Wichita Fire Department Training Center, and other locations to be announced.

For general information, please call 239-203-9331 or email info@medicalspecialoperations.com

To become an exhibitor, please call 239-203-9331 ​or email info@medicalspecialoperations.com

MSOC Schedule (click tabs to view)

MSOC board and committee meeting (by invitation only)

0800 – 1700                                      CONFERENCE COURSES and WORKSHOPS 

0800 – 1700                                      CONFERENCE COURSES (limited registration day -1)

  • Field Amputation-Sedation / Cadaver Lab                  Classroom
  • K-9 Advanced Veterinary Care Course                         Classroom
  • NAEMT – TECC Tactical Medic Course                       WFD offsite

0800 – 1200                                       MSOC CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – PRESENTATIONS                   Ballroom

  • Rescue vs Recovery – Viability and risk assessment 
  • Limited patient access skills and new technologies
  • HazMat: The Three P’s (Prevent, Protect, Pursue)
    • Special Operations HazMat during deployment
  • Intentional Mass Casualties “Low” and “High” Tech  
    • (Targeted Automobile Ramming Mast Casualty)
  • Equipping to sustain health
    • Must have cache equipment and how to pack it
  • Pediatric Disaster Response 
  • Hurricanes/Tornadoes and Floods

1300 – 1700                                    MSOC CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – Hands-on SKILLS

  • Advanced Inaccessible Patient Assessment              WFD offsite
  • Engulfment/Trench Extreme Rescue                            WFD offsite
  • Ultrasound FAST and ENT Skills                                    WFD offsite

1300  – 1700                                      EXHIBITOR SETUP

0800                                                 Presentation of the Colors                                                              Ballroom 

Pledge of Allegiance 

Moment of Silence/Invocation

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Presentation of the Jim Riley Award (SUSAR)


0930                                                 Keynote Presentation 

1030                                                 Round Table Discussion

1130                                                 Vendor/Sponsor Introductions

1200                                                 LUNCH

1300-1700                                       State of the States and Program Updates:

 SUSAR, MSOC, FEMA, EMAC, Community Update 

1830                                                 Vendor/Sponsor Social and Drawing

0800 – 1700                                   EXHIBITS OPEN

0800 – 1700                                         EXHIBITS OPEN

0800 – 1700                                         CONFERENCE COURSES (limited registration day -2)

  • Field Amputation-Sedation / Cadaver Lab                    Hospital
  • K-9 Advanced Veterinary Care Course                           WFD offsite
  • NAEMT – TECC Tactical Medic Course                         WFD offsite

0800 – 1200                                          MSOC CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – PRESENTATIONS                 Ballroom

  • Medical Management for Technical Rescue Events
    • Special Ops Response to Non-Mission Specific Assignment
  • Treating trauma with limited resources
    • Hemorrhage Control and Wound Care
  • Beyond entrapment
  • Special Operations medicine
  • Mayday! Team Member Down – update
    • Update for team member emergency response
  • Lessons learned 2019
    • Recap of 2019 do’s and don’ts

1300 – 1700                                          MSOC CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – SKILLS

  • Difficult Airway Access and Cricothyrotomy Skills       WFD offsite
  • Trauma Emergencies Skills                                              WFD offsite
  • Difficult Vascular Access Skills                                        WFD offsite

0800 – 1100                                           MSOC CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (all participants)            Ballroom 

  • Medical Considerations for Water MRP’s
  • Active Shooter- SWAT Medics and TECC
  • Advanced Hypothermia Management
  • Making the Right Call?
    • Absolute decision-making and understanding your role

1100 – 1200                                            Conference Wrap Up/Closing Ceremony                                   Ballroom 

Announcement of 2020 Conference Dates & Location

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MSOC Conference Information

Participants may register by filling out the online registration form and pay by credit card or by purchase order (must contact us via email at info@medicalspecialoperations.com for purchase order).

Tickets may only be purchased through the MSOC registration process. Two day courses space is limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants will receive proof of registration and MSOC identification that will be used as security measures during MSOC activities.  Participants must wear MSOC identification and may be asked to provide a valid picture ID as proof of registration.

Cancellation must be received in writing via email to info@medicalspecialoperations.com no later than October 12, 2019. Full refunds less a $100 processing fee will be issued for cancellations received by the above date.  Any cancellation request  received later than this date will be subject to review.

MSOC Transportation will be provided – logistics will be posted here SOON.

What if i have to cancel my stay?

You can cancel until 12 pm on the day of your arrival with no charge unless otherwise stated. Cancelling your reservation after this deadline or failing to show will result in a non-refundable charge for 1 night per room to your credit card. Taxes may apply.
go to https://www.druryhotels.com/content/faqs for more information.



Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport
2277 Eisenhower Airport Parkway, Wichita, KS 67209

Continuing Medical Units (CEU) / Continuing Medical Education credit will be provided.  Participants must sign in daily to receive credit.