LANDSDOWNE, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy Surgeon General welcomed the top resource managers, logisticians, and analysts from all across Navy Medicine to the 2011 Resources, Logistics, and Analytics Training Symposium, May 10.
"The professional fields represented here today require specific attention and incredible diligence," said Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson, Jr., U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. "You as leaders in Navy Medicine are at the forefront of helping us meet our mission to provide a strong continuum of care to our Sailors, Marines, and their families at home and abroad."
This year's symposium themed 'Excellence through Partnership and Best Practices,' explores the interdependencies that exist between the three communities and how to improve the relationships between them to achieve common goals.
"The goal of the conference is to give participants tools to improve business practices, to build working relationships, and to ensure that Navy Medicine continues to provide world-class care," said Joseph Marshall, deputy chief for resources and comptroller, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. "The event promises to offer a number of opportunities to network and to train alongside counterparts in the resources, logistics and analytics communities."
Throughout the week, attendees will participate in focused training sessions in financial management, logistics, acquisition and applied analytics. The symposium's keynote address will be given William D. Eggers, author of "If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government."
Robinson presented awards at the symposium kickoff event to recognize individuals and teams for excellence in theirwork in support of comptrollership, logistics and analytics in Navy Medicine. The awards included Military and Civilian Comptrollers of the Year; Director for Administration Resource Partner of the Year; Lifetime Achievement Award; Best Business Process Team Achievement Award; and the Cmdr. Robert A. Edgar Award.
The symposium is a unique opportunity for people all across Navy Medicine to share perspectives and learn practical solutions to everyday problems from their peers.
For more information on the Symposium, visit http://www.chevents.com/navymed/home1.htm.
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