A Medical History of the Vietnam War

10 March - 12 March 2016
Holiday Inn San Antonio Airport - San Antonio, Texas

The views and opinions expressed in these papers, presentations, and videos are strictly those of the presenters and authors and do not represent the Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University, or the State of Texas.

Friday, March 11th

Video

[Prairie and Mesa Rooms]
8:00 AM-. : Welcoming Remarks

Moderator: Stephen Maxner, Ph.D., Director, Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

    Video

    [Prairie and Mesa Rooms]
    8:30 AM-. Session 1: Medical Advising Programs in Vietnam

    Moderator: Sanders Marble, Ph.D

    •   COL (R) James G. Van Straten Ph.D.
    •   MAJ (R) Scott C. Woodard MA
    [Prairie Room]
    10:30 AM-. 2A: Military Veterinary Service Missions in Vietnam

    Moderator: BG John Poppe, USA (Ret), US Army Veterinary Corps

    •   BG John Poppe USA (Ret.)
    •   Kent Kerr Colonel (Retired)
    Video

    [Mesa Room]
    10:30 AM-. 2B: Medical Service Corps Combat Level Operations

    Moderator: Gus Kappler, M.D.

    •   Donald Hall
    •   Gus Kappler MD
    •   William Mahaffey
    Video

    [Canyon Room]
    12:00-. : Lunch Presentation: Allen Clark, Vietnam Veteran

      Video

      1:30 PM-. 3A: Agent Orange: Lasting Legacy of War

      Moderator: Susan Schnall, BSN, FACHE; Assistant Adjunct Professor, School of Professional Studies, New York University; Honorary Doctor of Humanities, Ohio Wesleyan University

      •   Paul and Susan Cox and Schnall
      •   Jean Grassman
      •   Carole A. Baraldi RN, Ed.D.
      •   Heather Bowser MSeD, LPCC
      Video

      [Mesa Room]
      1:30 PM-. 3B: The Medical Corps in the Vietnam War

      Moderator: Robert B. Daroff, MD

      •   Carl Gunderson Col MC (Ret)
      •   Robert B. Daroff MD
      Video

      [Prairie Room]
      3:30 PM-. 4A: Vietnam Redcatcher Medics of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade (1966-1970)

      Moderator: MAJ (R) Scott C. Woodard, MA

      •   MAJ (R) Scott C Woodard MA
      Video

      [Mesa Room]
      3:30 PM-. 4B: Conscientious Objection and Veteran Protest during the Vietnam War

      Moderator: Stephen Maxner, Ph.D.

      •   Gary Kulik
      •   Amy M. Hay
      Video

      [Canyon Room]
      6:30 PM-. : Special Vietnam Veteran Recognition Program

        Video

        7:40 PM-. : Keynote Address

        Moderator: LTG Quinn Becker, USA (Ret), Surgeon General of the United States Army 1985-1988

          Saturday, March 12th

          Video

          [Prairie Room]
          8:30 AM-. 5A: Medicine on 'the Other Side' during the Vietnam War

          Moderator: Stephen Maxner, Ph.D.

          •   Alan Hawk
          •   Professor C. Michele Thompson
          •   Rob Whitehurst
          Video

          [Mesa Room]
          8:30 AM-. 5B: The Involvement of Medical Allies during the Vietnam War

          Moderator: Sanders Marble, Ph.D.

          •   Wolfgang Eckart
          •   Jane Kim
          [Prairie Room]
          01:30 AM-. 6A: Australian Medical Experiences in the Vietnam War

          Moderator: Sanders Marble, Ph.D.

          •   Peter Yule Ph.D.
          Video

          [Mesa Room]
          10:30 AM-. 6B: The Impact of Disease during the Vietnam War

          •   Dr. Dennis Graham PhD, RN, ANP
          •   Dr. Bradford Waters
          •   COL Andrew Cottingham
          Video

          [Mesa Room]
          1:30 PM-. Session 7: Mental Health Aspects of Service in the Vietnam War

          Moderator: Stephen Maxner, Ph.D.

          •   Norman 'Mike' Camp MD
          •   Mike Doidge
          •   Nicholas Efstathiou
          Video

          [Mesa Room]
          3:30 PM-. Session 8: Vietnam Veteran Care When There Are War Remnants

          Moderator: Sanders Marble, Ph.D.

          •   Myrna Armstrong
          •   Patricia Conrad