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Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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E Public Committee Meeting Agendas

Held by the Committee on
Military Trauma Care’s Learning Health System
and Its Translation to the Civilian Sector
(May 2015-February 2016)

MEETING ONE: May 18, 2015
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20418

Agenda

SESSION I:
SPONSOR BRIEFING:
DISCUSSION OF THE COMMITTEE’S CHARGE

10:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

DON BERWICK, Committee Chair

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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10:30 a.m.

Federal Perspectives on Charge to the Committee

COL TODD RASMUSSEN

Director, Combat Casualty Care Research Program
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
U.S. Department of Defense

ARTHUR KELLERMAN

Dean, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

KATHRYN BRINSFIELD

Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

DREW DAWSON

Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation

11:30 a.m.

Discussion with Committee

12:00 p.m.

Professional Organization Perspectives on Charge to the Committee

DAVID HOYT (by Teleconference)

Executive Director
American College of Surgeons

M. MARGARET KNUDSON (by Teleconference)

Medical Director
American College of Surgeons Military Health System Strategic Partnership

CRAIG MANIFOLD

American College of Emergency Physicians

JULIO LAIRET

Government Services Chapter
American College of Emergency Physicians
Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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ALLEN YEE

National Association of EMS Physicians

STEVEN MERCER

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

JOHN OSBORN

Trauma Center Association of America

12:50 p.m.

Discussion with Committee

1:15 p.m.

Lunch

SESSION II:
ADDITIONAL CONTEXT FOR THE STUDY

2:00 p.m.

White House Initiative on Bystander Interventions for Life-Threatening Traumatic Hemorrhage

Richard Hunt

Director for Medical Preparedness Policy
National Security Council Staff
The White House

2:15 p.m.

Discussion with Committee

2:30 p.m.

Overview of the U.S. Department of Defense Trauma System Elements

COL KIRBY GROSS

Director, Joint Trauma System
U.S. Department of Defense

DAVID BAER

Deputy Director
Combat Casualty Care Research Program
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
U.S. Department of Defense

LTC ANDREW CAP

Chief, Blood Research
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
U.S. Department of Defense
Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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3:15 p.m.

Discussion with Committee

3:45 p.m.

Public Comment Period

4:00 p.m.

ADJOURN OPEN SESSION

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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MEETING TWO: July 23-24, 2015
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20418

Agenda

July 23, 2015

10:00 a.m. Welcome and Meeting Objectives

DON BERWICK, Committee Chair

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

SESSION I:
LEADERSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITY

10:10 a.m.

Military Sector Panel

RADM (RET) DAVID SMITH
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health
Readiness Policy and Oversight
U.S. Department of Defense

LT GEN DOUG ROBB

Director, Defense Health Agency
U.S. Department of Defense

10:30 a.m.

Discussion with the Committee

11:15 a.m.

Civilian Sector Panel

DAVID HOYT

Executive Director
American College of Surgeons

PAUL PATRICK

President, National Association of State EMS Officials
Deputy Division Director, Utah Department of Health
Division of Family Health and Preparedness
Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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LENWORTH JACOBS

Director of Trauma and Emergency Medicine
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
Hartford Hospital

BRENDAN CARR

Director, Emergency Care Coordination Center
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

12:00 p.m.

Discussion with the Committee

12:45 p.m.

Lunch

SESSION II:
TRAUMA DATA AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

1:30 p.m.

Military Sector Panel

MARY ANN SPOTT

Deputy Director, Joint Trauma System
U.S. Department of Defense

COL (RET) BRIAN EASTRIDGE

Professor of Surgery, Jocelyn and Joe Straus Endowed
Chair in Trauma Research
University of Texas Health Science Center

1:45 p.m.

Civilian Sector Panel

AVERY NATHENS

Director, Trauma Quality Improvement Program
American College of Surgeons
Chief of Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

MARK BARNES

Partner
Ropes and Gray, LLP

2:00 p.m.

Discussion with the Committee

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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SESSION III:
CLINICAL GUIDELINE DEVELOPMENT

2:45 p.m.

Military Sector Panel

CAPT ZSOLT STOCKINGER

Director of Performance Improvement
Joint Trauma System
U.S. Department of Defense

CAPT (RET) FRANK BUTLER

Chair, Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care
Director of Pre-Hospital Trauma Care
Joint Trauma System
U.S. Department of Defense

3:00 p.m.

Civilian Sector Panel

CAROLYN CLANCY

Chief Medical Officer
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

SUSAN KIRSH

National Director
Clinic Practice Management for Clinical Operations and Access
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

PETER TAILLAC

Clinical Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director, Bureau of EMS and Preparedness,
Utah Department of Health
Colonel, Medical Corps
State Surgeon, Utah Army National Guard

DAVID CALLAWAY

Co-Director
Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Carolinas Medical Center
Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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3:30 p.m.

Discussion with the Committee

4:15 p.m.

Break

SESSION IV:
EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR READINESS

4:30 p.m.

Military Sector Panel

CHARLES RICE

President
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
U.S. Department of Defense

BRIG GEN ROBERT MILLER

Director, Defense Health Agency Education and Training Directorate
Commandant, Medical Education and Training Campus U.S. Department of Defense

COL RAYMOND FANG

Director, U.S. Air Force Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS)-Baltimore U.S. Department of Defense

LTC JASON SEERY

Director, U.S. Army Trauma Training Center
U.S. Department of Defense

CAPT (RET) PETER RHEE

Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Trauma,
Critical Care, Burn and Emergency Surgery
University of Arizona

ALEC BEEKLEY

Associate Professor
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

5:15 p.m.

Discussion with the Committee

6:00 p.m.

Public Comment Period

6:15 p.m.

ADJOURN OPEN SESSION

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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July 24, 2015

8:00 a.m.

Discussion of Draft Case Studies with Committee

LTC ANDREW CAP

Chief, Blood Research
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
U.S. Department of Defense

KATHRYN BRINSFIELD

Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

DREW DAWSON

Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation

DAVID HOYT (by Teleconference)

Executive Director
American College of Surgeons

ALLEN YEE

National Association of EMS Physicians

STEVEN MERCER (by Teleconference)

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

JOHN OSBORN

Trauma Center Association of America

10:00 a.m.

Closing Keynote Address

GEN (RET) PETER CHIARELLI

Chief Executive Officer
One Mind

10:45 a.m.

ADJOURN OPEN SESSION

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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MEETING THREE: September 16-17, 2015
National Academy of Sciences Keck Building
500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Agenda

September 16, 2015

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Meeting Objectives

DON BERWICK, Committee Chair

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

SESSION I:
ETHICAL AND REGULATORY ISSUES

8:40 a.m.

Facilitated Panel Discussion on Ethical and Regulatory Issues

Regulatory Perspective

LAURA BROSCH

Director, Office of Research Protections

U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

U.S. Department of Defense

LUCIANA BORIO

Acting Chief Scientist

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

JERRY MENIKOFF

Director, Office for Human

Research Protections

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Field Practitioner Perspective

NEAL DICKERT (by Teleconference)

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Cardiology

Emory University School of Medicine

CHUCK CAIRNS

Interim Dean, College of Medicine

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Vice President, Clinical Research

University of Arizona Health

Sciences Center

CHARLES BRANAS (by Teleconference)

Professor of Epidemiology

University of Pennsylvania

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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CHRISTINA HEIDE

Senior Advisor for HIPAA Policy

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

SESSION II:
TRAUMA RESEARCH INVESTMENT

11:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion on Trauma Research Investment

JEREMY BROWN

Director, Office of Emergency Care Research
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

COL TODD RASMUSSEN

Director, Combat Casualty Care Research Program
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
U.S. Department of Defense

NICOLE DI RESTA

Senior Vice President
Cassidy and Associates

ANDREW POLLAK

The James Lawrence Kernan Professor and Chair
Department of Orthopaedics
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Chief of Orthopaedics
University of Maryland Medical System

MARY WOOLLEY

President
Research!America

12:15 p.m.

Lunch

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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SESSION III:
COMMISSIONED PAPERS

1:00 p.m.

Discussion of Commissioned Papers with Committee

ELLIOTT HAUT

Associate Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Surgery Johns Hopkins Medicine

COL (RET) RUSS KOTWAL (by Teleconference)

Independent Medical Consultant

CLAY MANN (by Teleconference)

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Utah School of Medicine

JEREMY CANNON

Associate Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

2:00 p.m.

Public Comment Period

2:15 p.m.

ADJOURN OPEN SESSION

September 17, 2015

8:00 a.m.

Joint Trauma System Video Teleconference

9:00 a.m.

ADJOURN OPEN SESSION

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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MEETING FOUR: October 26, 2015
WebEx (Teleconference) Meeting

Agenda

12:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

DON BERWICK, Committee Chair

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

12:10 p.m.

EMS in the Context of a Learning Health System

SCOTT BOURN

Senior Vice President of Quality Measurement and Improvement
Evolution Health

DIA GAINOR

Executive Director
National Association of State EMS Officials

DAVID PAGE

Director, Prehospital Care Research Forum
University of California, Los Angeles

SEVERO RODRIGUEZ

Executive Director
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

1:00 p.m.

Discussion with Committee

2:00 p.m.

ADJOURN OPEN SESSION

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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MEETING FIVE: December 2, 2015
WebEx (Teleconference) Meeting

Agenda

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Meeting Objectives

DON BERWICK, Committee Chair

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

9:10 a.m.

The Role of Leadership in a Learning Trauma Care System

ADM (RET) MICHAEL MULLEN

President/CEO, MGM Consulting, LLC
17th Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

10:00 a.m.

ADJOURN OPEN SESSION

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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MEETING SIX: January 5, 2016
WebEx (Teleconference) Meeting

Agenda

3:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

DON BERWICK, Committee Chair

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

3:10 p.m.

Nursing in the Context of a Learning Health System

COL (RET) ELIZABETH BRIDGES

U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps (Retired)
Associate Professor
University of Washington School of Nursing

LT COL JENNIFER HATZFELD

En Route Care Portfolio Manager
Combat Casualty Care Research Program
U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps

KATE FITZPATRICK

Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
University of Vermont Medical Center

THERESE RICHMOND

Andrea B. Laporte Endowed Professor of Nursing and
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
University of Pennsylvania

MG MARGARET WILMOTH

Deputy Surgeon General for Mobilization, Readiness and Army Reserve Affairs
Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army
U.S. Department of Defense

4:00 p.m.

Discussion with Committee

5:00 p.m.

ADJOURN OPEN SESSION

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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MEETING SEVEN: February 5, 2016
WebEx (Teleconference) Meeting

Agenda

3:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

DON BERWICK, Committee Chair

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

3:10 p.m.

Military Health System Leadership in a Learning Trauma Care System

LT GEN MARK EDIGER

Surgeon General for the U.S. Air Force
U.S. Department of Defense

MICHAEL MALANOSKI

Executive Director
U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
U.S. Department of Defense

3:30 p.m.

Discussion with Committee

4:00 p.m.

ADJOURN OPEN SESSION

Suggested Citation:"Appendix E: Public Committee Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23511.
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Advances in trauma care have accelerated over the past decade, spurred by the significant burden of injury from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Between 2005 and 2013, the case fatality rate for United States service members injured in Afghanistan decreased by nearly 50 percent, despite an increase in the severity of injury among U.S. troops during the same period of time. But as the war in Afghanistan ends, knowledge and advances in trauma care developed by the Department of Defense (DoD) over the past decade from experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq may be lost. This would have implications for the quality of trauma care both within the DoD and in the civilian setting, where adoption of military advances in trauma care has become increasingly common and necessary to improve the response to multiple civilian casualty events.

Intentional steps to codify and harvest the lessons learned within the military’s trauma system are needed to ensure a ready military medical force for future combat and to prevent death from survivable injuries in both military and civilian systems. This will require partnership across military and civilian sectors and a sustained commitment from trauma system leaders at all levels to assure that the necessary knowledge and tools are not lost.

A National Trauma Care System defines the components of a learning health system necessary to enable continued improvement in trauma care in both the civilian and the military sectors. This report provides recommendations to ensure that lessons learned over the past decade from the military’s experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq are sustained and built upon for future combat operations and translated into the U.S. civilian system.

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