In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI and America’s participation in the Great War, the Foundation recently sponsored the WWI Medical History Conference conducted by the Army Medical Department Center of History and Heritage. The Conference also received financial support from the Society for Military History. The Conference ran from 22 – 24 March and was the latest in a series of Medical History Conferences put on by the History and Heritage staff and financially supported by the Foundation as part of its education mission.
Thirty-eight attendees from across the US, Canada, and Great Britain enjoyed a Welcome Reception on Thursday night hosted by the Foundation at the Museum. Along with a buffet and beer and wine bar, the attendees were treated to uniformed WWI re-enactors, a tour of the Museum and the Archives, Gift Shop shopping, and welcoming remarks from Pat Sculley of the Foundation and COL Tom Bundt, Chief of Staff at the AMEDD Center and School.
The next two days were spent in classrooms at the AMEDD Center and School enjoying lectures about WWI medicine presented by experts from around the country. Feedback received from the conference attendees was very positive. In addition to the opening reception, your Foundation also provided lunches, coffee and break snacks, and a round-trip bus ride for the attendees to journey down to The Pearl area Friday night to enjoy their choice of numerous restaurants for dinner. More photos can bee seen at the Photo Gallery on this site.