Nineteenth Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine: Civil War Medicine, It’s Not What You Think

Nineteenth Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine

Civil War Medicine…it’s not what you think.

Come learn the facts at the Nineteenth Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine Friday-Sunday, Sept. 30, Oct. 1-2, 2011, at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel in Towson, MD.

A pre-conference event is scheduled for Thursday, September 29. The NMCWM has assembled an impressive panel of prominent historians, authors, and medical professionals speaking on a wide variety of topics relating to Civil War medicine.   Lecture topics and speakers are as follows:   Aspects of the Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Disease in the Civil War, Joseph I. Berman, M.D.; The Union Artificial-Limbs Program, Guy R. Hasegawa, Pharm.D.;   Children’s Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century;   Robert E. Mallin, M.D.; Battlefield Surgery:  Then and Now, John M. Rathgeb, M.D.; Artificial Resuscitation in the Civil War Era, Robert G. Slawson, M.D., FACR;  Blood: Theory and Therapy from Medieval Bleeding to Modern Transfusion, Janet Sorrentino, Ph.D.; and  How Battlefield Trauma Care and Rehabilitation Have Advanced from Jonathan Letterman’s Time to Today, Robert H. Vandre, D.D.S., (Col. U.S. Army-Ret.).

Dr. Vandre is the 2011 individual recipient of the Third Annual Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award, recognized for establishing the Armed Forces of Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) and serving for two years as its first project director.  As the Army’s Defense Health Program Research Manager for the Combat Casualty Care, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear Dr. Vandre speak on the impact of Civil War medicine on today’s medicine.

The Thursday evening pre-conference event will be a presentation by Susan Rosenvold, NMCWM Director of Education, speaking about Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office, a museum 14 years in the making.

Conference registration also includes a day long bus on tour on Saturday, October 1, with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office.  Don’t miss our visit to the mid-nineteenth century boarding house, the headquarters of her humanitarian efforts during and after the Civil War, where Clara Barton lived and worked.  We will see her third floor office, which was rediscovered in 1997.  Other tour stops include:  Fort Stevens, Ford’s Theater and the Petersen House, and the National Portrait Gallery.

All conference attendees will receive…in addition to the pre-conference event, all lectures, and the Saturday bus tour…a Friday evening dinner; continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday morning, and a Saturday evening happy hour.

For information or a brochure, pleased write to NMCWM, P.O. Box 470, Frederick, MD; e-mailMuseum@civilwarmed.org, or call 301-695-1864.

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