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11th Annual Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award Dinner
October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT| $50 and Up
Help us honor those who are carrying on Letterman’s legacy of medical innovation.
The Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award honors an individual, program, or organization that has made an exemplary contribution to civilian or military medicine–continuing the legacy of Dr. Letterman.It is given to those that are leading innovative efforts in battlefield care, prosthetic technology, improving patient outcomes of the severely wounded, or leveraging cutting edge medical technology in new ways.
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is proud to announce the two recipients of the 11th Annual Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award: COL Robert Mabry, MD, MC, USA and COL Jonathan M. Kissane, MSC, USA (Ret)
COL Mabry served as a Special Forces 18-D medic and was a recipient of the Silver Star for his actions during the battle of Mogadishu. He contributed to the development of the Combat Application Tourniquet, brought about landmark changes in the Army’s Combat Lifesaver Program and has been in the forefront of advancing the understanding and treatment of combat airway injuries. COL Mabry currently serves as the Command Surgeon for the Joint Special Operations Command.
COL Kissane served as a career Army Medical Service Corps officer and is currently a senior medical logistics consultant to the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. He has been recognized as the singular greatest driver of innovation in the medical logistics. COL Kissane’s knowledge and appreciation of the limitations on forward medical elements led him to devise creative and highly effective solutions for medical resupply by division and brigade level medics and medical units.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Dale C. Smith, PhD. Dr. Smith is the Professor and Director of Military Medicine and History at the Uniformed Services University. He is the renowned author of numerous publications on medical history. He is a recipient of the Laurance D. Redway Award for Excellence in Medical Writing and the USU University Medal for his commitment to the academic life of the university and by the medical students.
The dinner will be held at the Gettysburg Hotel in historic Gettysburg, PA on Thursday October 11th at 6:00 pm.
Parking: A self-parking garage is located just behind the Gettysburg Hotel. When passing by the front of the hotel on Lincoln Square, take the roundabout northward at the corner of the hotel (Carlisle Street) and take an immediate right down Racehorse Alley before you pass the Majestic Theater.
Online registration is open. Sponsorships are also available. Please contact Rachel Moses at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.