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From Transitions to Transformation – Making Every Connection Count across DoD, VA and the Community

Monday, June 26, 2017
7:30am – 5:15pm (registration and breakfast 6:30 – 7:30am)
Hilton Austin Hotel – Salon F (6th Floor)
500 East 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Lunch and poster presentation will take place in Salon H on the 6th floor
Cost: $100

CMSA is proud to bring back DoD/VA Military Day as part of CMSA’s 27th Annual Conference & Expo. The day-long event provides service leaders with a prime occasion to present the state of their service branch. In these sessions, case managers will be updated on strategic goals, enterprise-wide initiatives, recent policy and procedure changes and performance measures applicable to each branch (Army, Air Force, USMC, US Navy, Coast Guard, VA).


Keynote Address

Session Details

Poster Details



The Hotel Van Zandt is currently offering government rooms Sunday June 25 – Friday June 30 (check-out on Saturday July 1). The Hampton Inn is currently offering government rooms Sunday June 25 (check out on Monday June 26) for those only attending the Military/VA/DoD day. Room rates are available to military members and government employees. A Military or government ID will be required at check-in.

Hampton Inn and Suites Austin Downtown Convention Center
200 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX  78701

  • Government rooms available on Sunday night at $141/night
  • Currently offering government rooms Sunday June 25 (check out on Monday June 26) for those only attending
  • Call reservations at 512-472-1500
  • Military or Government ID required at check-in


Hotel Van Zandt 
605 Davis Street
Austin, TX  78701

  • Government rooms available on Sunday night – Friday night at $141/night
  • Call reservations at (800) 546-7866. Please give the agent Reservation ID 062517CASE
  • Military or Government ID required at check-in


Military Day Keynote
The Value of an Inter-disciplinary Team Approach in the Management of Sleep Disorders


  • Appreciate how sleep disorders can impact multiple comorbidities across numerous medical specialties
  • Understand how a multi-disciplinary team approach, which includes case managers, social workers, psychologists and physicians, can improve outcomes in patients with complex sleep disorders
  • Understand how to recognize and overcome systems-based and team-based barriers, with a goal to improve holistic transitions of care

Christopher J. Lettieri, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM is a Professor of Medicine and currently serves as the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Consultant to the Army Surgeon General; Senior Medical Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Director of Global Operations, Office of the Joint Staff Surgeon.  COL Lettieri received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center and received his fellowship training in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Lettieri has served as the Chief of Medical Residents, a team leader for the US Army Special Medical Augmentation Team, Chief of Walter Reed’s Sleep Disorders Center, Medical team leader for the Raven Rock Mountain Complex, and the Assistant Deputy Commander for Medical Services at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Most recently, he served as the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program Director at the National Capital Consortium. He completed Operational assignments as the Battalion Surgeon for the 1st Infantry Division in support of Operation Shared Accord, Team Surgeon for JTF-FA (Asia-Pacific), and Chief of Medicine and Critical Care Services for both the 14th and 31st Combat Support Hospitals in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Dr. Lettieri has been the Chair of the American Thoracic Society’s Section of Terrorism and Disaster Medicine, Chair of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Education Committee, and a member of the Executive Board of the American Sleep Medicine Foundation. He currently serves as a Board Member for the National Sleep Foundation, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the American Academy of Cardiovascular Sleep Medicine. He is also a member of the Food and Drug Administration Advisory Board and seven editorial boards. Dr. Lettieri has served on numerous national and international task forces and working groups for Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine topics.

COL Lettieri is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. He has received several teaching, research and achievement awards.  Most recently, these include the Surgeon General’s Physician Recognition Award, the Admiral James Zimble Award for the Outstanding Program Director, The Major General Lewis A. Mologne Award for Outstanding Academic Medicine, the William Crosby Excellence in Research Award, and several Faculty Teacher of the Year Awards.  He is a recipient of the US Army’s “A” proficiency designator and was selected into both the Order of Military Medical Merit and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society.

Annual Conference Information for Military/VA

We hope you will join us for this exciting, informative and important event.

Review the materials in our justification kit to gain a greater understanding of the 2017 CMSA Annual Conference & Expo, June 26 – 30, 2017, in Austin, TX, and how to communicate the value it can provide when attempting to gain attendance approval from your manager, supervisor or chain of command.

CMSA has created simple steps to assist you in obtaining financial support to attend the conference. With expert advice and pre-conference justification documents, your manager or supervisor is sure to appreciate the investment made into your training and development as well as to your program’s success.

Please click below to access the military justification kit:


Military Day Sponsors

Case Management Society of America

5034A Thoroughbred Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027