JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- 6/5/2015 -- "I believe the symposium accomplished the goals that we had set. It allowed (Department of Defense) and (Department of Veteran Affairs) clinicians an opportunity to present, discuss and learn from each other the lessons that have been learned over the last decade of caring for the wounded from the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters," said Stuart Campbell, program manager for the 2015 Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training (FAAST) Symposium, May 19-21.
"The symposium highlighted the rehabilitative care provided in DoD and VA facilities is truly state-of-the-art. I also believe that we, at the Center For the Intrepid, were able to demonstrate to the VA participants that the sports medicine model we use for rehabilitation can be used in the populations most commonly seen in their clinics," Campbell said. "I would like to think that participants left the symposium with an increased skill set and that they were reinvigorated to go back to their clinics and challenge their patients to reach higher levels of function."
Approximately 100 medical experts from the DoD and VA attended the 2015 Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training (FAAST) Symposium. Leading experts and health care professionals of these two federal healthcare systems joined in a collective effort to share information and collaborate on how to best care for service members and veterans who have sustained limb-loss or other traumatic injury. read more>>>