This past #SOMSA19 (Special Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly 2019) was particularly special and nostalgic to me… After years of background service, SOFsono has earned its own slot and prime time at the most important SpecOps medical conference worldwide. I was truly humbled by the outpouring of unanimously positive feedback and supportive reactions. That “Ma’am – you knocked it out of the park” really stuck with me. Yet one big shoutout in particular has actually brought tears to my eyes. Oh yes, ladies do cry 🙂 A huge compliment to “Kasia, a lady from Poland” coming from the SOF community. JJ and doc Rush on PJ Medcast took me a little bit by surprise! Continue Reading
“Inspiring change” sounds like a good excuse, doesn’t it? Even though in special operations excuses are generally unacceptable, let alone welcome, I sheepishly hope, you won’t take ours as lame.
We haven’t been posting on this blog… Our vimeo channel got covered in dust and our social media venues ( i.e. Facebook and Twitter) have long disappeared of anyone’s radar… Yet, behind the scenes we’ve been working hard to empower the SOF Medics on the Old Continent. We’ve been sharing the advances of U.S. SOF medicine, and dedicating our time to inspire a paradigm shift in the special operations circles on the Eastern side of the Big Pond.
Since the moment I got involved in SOF ultrasound education (early 2015), I heard on multiple occasions that the original SOLCUS (Special Operator Level Clinical Ultrasound) program was at a transitional point in its existence. Few might have even implied that it fell off the popularity radar… I surely noticed a number of factors that possibly contributed to these opinions, yet let me refer you to the SOLCUS AAR (After-Action Report) provided by MAJ. Vasios in the Spring ’16 issue of JSOM (Journal of Special Operations Medicine). He has been there and done that! I can only add that the program is quite alive and well, but certainly in need of a few adjustments and modifications. Continue Reading