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Featured Speakers


BG Lance Raney, USA

U.S. Army Medical Command

Brigadier General Lance C. Raney was commissioned as a U.S. Army Medical Corps Officer in 1993 and completed a residency in Family Medicine. He holds a Doctor of Medicine, a Master’s in Strategic Studies, and is board certified by the America Board of Family Medicine.  His experience spans 30 years of military operational and institutional healthcare from the front line tactical to the DoD strategic levels.  He provided medical leadership at the clinic, department, and hospital level and operationally at the Battalion, Brigade and Army Service Component Command level. BG Raney served in strategic positions at Office of the Secretary of Defense, Army, US Army Central Command, U.S. Army Forces Command, and US Army Medical Command. He is currently assigned as a special assistant to the Army Surgeon General.  

Session: Tuesday, 15 August | 1530 - 1730

Leveraging Big Data/Predictive Analytics for Military Health System Decision Making: Considerations for Assessment, Treatment, and Policy

  • Actionable Data, 1530 - 1543

Gp Capt Alexander Bennett, Ph.D., FRCP, MFSEM​

Defence Professor of Rheumatology & Rehabilitation, HQ Joint Medical Group, Academic Department of Military Rehabilitation, Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire

Gp Capt Alexander Bennett joined the RAF in August 2000. He has been a Consultant in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court and Stanford Hall since October 2008, the Head of the Academic Department of Military Rehabilitation since June 2011 and was the RAF Consultant Advisor in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation between 20012-2019. He was appointed Defence Professor of Rheumatology & Rehabilitation in March 2017 and Honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Loughborough in May 2018.

He is a clinical academic and has published widely in the fields of Rheumatology, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in particular in the fields of early diagnosis and prognosis in seronegative inflammatory arthritis/spondylitis and trauma and musculoskeletal injury. He has lectured on many occasions at national, European and American conferences. He is a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and a member of the British Society for Rheumatology, the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and the International Society of Assessment in Ankylosing Spondylitis (ASAS) and is the secretary to the British Society of Spondyloarthritis (BRITSpA).


Gp Capt Bennett oversees all research at the Academic Department of Military Rehabilitation, which focuses on trauma rehabilitation and outcome, musculoskeletal injury and disease. He is the Chief investigator of the ADVANCE Study, a 20yr cohort study investigating medical and psycho-social outcomes of combat casualties with multimillion pound funding and is also principal investigator to another 3 large randomized controlled trials investigating interventions for musculoskeletal injury and supervising multiple PhD studies. He has successfully raised over £19million in grant funding for research for the benefit of military personnel. 

Session:  Wednesday, 16 August | 1300 - 1500

​Military Exposures and Subsequent Long-term Outcomes

  • A Prospective, Longitudinal Cohort Study Investigating the Medical and Psychosocial Outcomes of UK Combat Casualties from the Afghanistan War: the ADVANCE Study, 1315 - 1330


Michael J. Roy, M.D., MPH, FACP

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Dr. Roy is Professor of Medicine, Director of the Division of Military Internal Medicine, and Deputy Director of the Military Traumatic Brain Injury Initiative, at Uniformed Services University. He is a graduate of Brown University and Brown University School of Medicine and received a Master’s in Public Health at Uniformed Services University. He completed an internal medicine residency and a general medicine fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and retired as a Colonel after serving in the Army for 24 years. He is a 2-term past president of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP). Dr. Roy authored the books, Physician’s Guide to Terrorist Attack and Novel Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and more than 125 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. He has received over $30 million in competitive grants to apply novel approaches such as virtual reality to improve the care of service members with PTSD. Dr. Roy is the recipient of the ACP Army chapter’s Colonel William Crosby Superiority in Research Award, SBMT’s Golden Axon Award for Career Service to the medical community, and the Cybertherapy, Cyberpsychology, and Social Networking Conference’s Cybertherapy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Session: Monday, 14 August | 1300 - 1400

Scientific Abstracts of Distinction Plenary Session

  • Evaluation of U.S. Special Operation Personnel During Heavy Weapons Training:  the INVestigating traIning assoCiated blasT pAthology (INVICTA) Study, 2020-2023, 1300 - 1320

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