Civil War Medicine Conference
Twenty-Third Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine
October 9-11, 2015
“One of the best conferences that I have ever attended. Well-organized, well-run
and effective. This was a very worthwhile conference that reflects positively
upon the museum and its personnel. Thank you for a wonderful experience.”
2012 Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine Attendee
Come join us!
The Twenty-Third Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine will be held October 9-11, 2015 in Frederick, MD. The Conference features lectures and scholarly research on topics relating to Civil War Medicine. This year the Conference will feature a tour of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and a hospital tour of downtown Frederick. We invite you to save the date, to attend and to submit proposals for lectures.
For the first time, the 8th Annual Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award dinner will be held the same week and will be the official kick off of the 23rd Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine on October 8, 2015. It will give attendees of the Conference an opportunity to attend this very special dinner which honors those who toil endlessly to advance modern medical care and conditions for our fighting troops, wounded warriors and civilian population. One organization and one individual will receive the Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award, in recognition of keeping the spirit of Major Jonathan Letterman alive.
The Twenty-Third Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine will now be held on October 9-11, 2015, and the Eighth Annual Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award dinner will be held on October 8th, 2015, at 6:00 pm at the Bethesda North Marriott.
For more information on the Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine, contact Thomas Frezza at Tom.Frezza@civilwarmed.org or call 301-695-1864 (ex. 1011) or Katie Reichard at Letterman@civilwarmed.org , or call 301-695-1864 (ex. 1010).
Civil War Medicine…it’s not what you think!
Come learn the facts at the Twenty-third Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 9-11, 2015, in Frederick, MD. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine has assembled an impressive panel of prominent historians, authors, and medical professionals speaking on a wide variety of topics relating to Civil War medicine.
Highlights of the conference include seven unique lectures all three days, a Saturday tour of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and a bus tour of the hospital sites in Frederick, MD.
Conference attire is casual.
Conference Lecture Schedule
Friday, October 9, 8:00 a.m. -6:30 p.m.
(At the Conference Hotel)
0800-0900: Registration/Information Desk Open/Vendors Open
0900-0915: Welcome Remarks
0915-1015: Malaria, Scourge of the Civil War and Today.
Peter J. Weina, PhD, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Colonel, Medical Corps, USA
1015-1115: Dr. Francis P. Porcher: Herbalist for the CSA. Herbs used then and Now
Yusuf M. Saleeby, MD
1130-1230: Lunch (At the Hotel)
1245-1345: Development of Medical Purveyors in the United States Army
Mavis Slawson, RN
1345-1445: The History of Medical Packs
AFMOA Medical Logistics Division
1445-1500: 15 min. break
1500-1600: Panel on Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office
1600-1630: 30 min. break
1630: Dinner (Banquet at the Hotel)
Saturday, October 10, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
(At the National Museum of Civil War Medicine)
0800-0930: Transport to Church, the walk to the Medical Museum
0930-1030: “We labor under many disadvantages”: The Army of Northern Virginia’s Medical Corps in the Maryland Campaign
Kevin R. Pawlak
1030-1130: Medicinal Alcohol in the Civil War
Guy R. Hasegawa, Pharm.D.
1130-1330: Lunch on your own
1330-1500: 1st Section of Tour
1500-1630: 2nd Section of Tour
1630: Gather at the Medical Museum
1700: Dinner at Brewers Alley
Sunday, October 11, 7:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
(At the Conference Hotel)
0730: Church Service
0800: Vendors Open
0900-1000: A Pile of Limbs
Robert Slawson, MD, FACR
1000-1100: Canadian Surgeons and Nurses in the Civil War
Roderick M. Holloway, B.A.(Hons.) B.Ed., M.Ed., LLB
1100-1115: Break No Food
1115-1215: Frederick Law Olmsted and the USSC: “Let us off jacket and go about it.”
Charles E. Driscoll, MD
1220: Farewell/Vendors Close/ Turn in Evaluation Sheets
Official Conference Hotel Information
Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick
When reserving a room, use the code “CWM” so that they know you are with the conference. You may call
directly at (301)696-1565, (800)Hampton or book at www.hampton.com.
1 King Bed @ $ 139.00
2 Queen Beds @ $ 139.00
Studio Suite @ $ 159.00
Photos from the 2012 Civil War Medicine Conference