Speaker Panelists
    • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    National Expert in the Use of Simulation for Patient Safety
    National Expert in the Use of Simulation for Patient Safety
    • Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

    Shad Deering is a board-certified perinatologist currently stationed at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) as a US Army physician as the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also the Chairman of the Army Central Simulation Committee which is responsible for oversight of medical simulation for graduate medical education at 10 training hospitals with his staff training more than 50,000 providers a year. Specifically, this organization trains interns and residents how to perform common procedures and manage medical emergencies on simulators rather than patients, and work together as a team instead of individuals. He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service. Dr. Deering developed the Mobile Obstetric Emergencies Simulator (MOES) training program that focuses on simulation training on actual labor and delivery units to improve safety which he implemented in all 54 hospitals in the US Department of Defense that offer obstetric services. As Chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Simulation Working Group, he has led the effort to develop the Emergencies in Clinical Obstetrics (ECO) Course, which is now being offered across the country and is approved for Maintenance of Certification credit by the American Board of OB/GYN. He has delivered babies in 10 different States and a combat zone, has over 100 publications, and has managed over 7 million dollars in grants and external funding.

    • Complex General Surgical Oncology
    • General Surgery
    Physician and Author
    Physician and Author
    • Chief of Surgical Oncology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
    Matthew Hueman is the Chief of Surgical Oncology at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, as well as an Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Training Program and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the USU Walter Reed Department of Surgery. He has been deployed four times as a General Surgeon on a Forward Surgical Team, once in support of Operating Iraqi Freedom in Mosul, Iraq, and three times in support of Operating Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He was the Chief Medical Officer of the 8th Forward Surgical Team while deployed in 2009-2010 at Forward Operating Base Shank, which at the time was the busiest location in the CENTCOM theater (highest number of treated injured patients per month). He was most recently the Chief Medical Officer of the 250th Forward Surgical Team, supporting the storied 82nd Airborne in support of the Theater Reserve Force at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. Dr. Hueman graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1996 and Duke University School of Medicine in 2000. He completed his residency training in General Surgery in 2006 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC and his fellowship training in Surgical Oncology in 2009 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a Member of the Society of Surgical Oncology.
  • Wounded Warrior
    Wounded Warrior
    • Senior Advisor at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
    Justin Constantine is a former Marine and attorney, and now speaks at numerous corporate, educational and military events about leadership, the upside of change, teamwork and overcoming adversity. He advises the corporate community on military issues and sustaining employee peak performance. He survived a gunshot wound to the head while serving in Iraq. Justin retired from the Marine Corps with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He now serves on the board of directors of the Wounded Warrior Project and is senior advisor at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, where he leads a team focused on employment opportunities for wounded veterans and their caregivers.
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