Back to Top Skip to main content

Researchers will present findings at Military Health System Research Symposium

The theme of this year’s meeting is “Medical Innovation for Warfighter Readiness.” The theme of this year’s meeting is “Medical Innovation for Warfighter Readiness.”

Recommended Content:

MHSRS 2019 | Research and Innovation

Researchers from Naval Medical Research Center will discuss their latest findings during the 2018 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Aug. 20-23. 

The scientific meeting will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida and will focus on the unique medical research needs of our armed forces. NMRC researchers will present their work to counter wound infections, malaria, pneumonia, arthritis, and more and how it protects the health of warfighters on and off the battlefield. 

The theme of this year’s meeting is “Medical Innovation for Warfighter Readiness,” and will feature presentations by Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Thomas McCaffrey, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight, Terry M. Rauch, Ph.D., and Director of the Defense Health Agency, Navy Vice Adm. Raquel C. Bono, among others.

As the DoD’s premier scientific meeting, MHSRS helps to facilitate the exchange of information between almost 3,000 attendees from around the world on health care topics related to combat casualty care, rehabilitative medicine, infectious diseases, medical simulation, and the operational readiness of the warfighter.

“Our researchers are committed to conducting medical research to improve the readiness of our Sailors and Marines across the globe, and to protect our warfighters operating in harm's way," said Navy Capt. Adam Armstrong, commander, Naval Medical Research Center. 

Scientists from across the entire Navy Medicine research and development enterprise will join scientists from across the Department of Defense to share information about current research initiatives for new treatments and prevention measures for injuries and diseases that improve mission readiness. They will discuss with their military medicine colleagues and partners from academia and industry a broad range of topics during breakout and poster sessions that highlight the innovative work they’re doing, including: 

  • PfSPZ Vaccine: A Whole Organism Malaria Vaccine for Protection of Military Personnel, Travelers, and Individuals in Malaria-Endemic Regions
  • Development of Strategies to Counter Wound Infections in Maritime Environments
  • Histopathological Evidence of Multiple Organ Damage After Simulated Long-range Flight in a Swine model
  • Multi-functional Hydrogels for Advanced Wound Contact Materials: Combating Drug Resistance in Traumatic Limb Injuries

Among the many presenters, Navy Cmdr. Matthew Bradley, department head of regenerative medicine in the Operational Undersea Medicine Directorate, will introduce an updated version of the model NMRC developed to identify predictors of pneumonia in combat trauma patients.

“Pneumonia is the most common hospital acquired infection in trauma patients. As part of our ongoing iterative process, we developed a more sensitive predictive model for pneumonia, which is an important test to ensure the disease does not go undiagnosed,” said Bradley. “Advancing modeling for the development of clinical decision support tools is a huge step forward in continuing to care for the warfighter.”

Disclaimer: Re-published content may have been edited for length and clarity. Read original post.     

 

 

You also may be interested in...

From an award ceremony to panel talks, senior leaders will have presence at HIMSS

Article
3/8/2018
Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of Defense Health Agency, will be honored as a recipient of the HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards on March 8 in Las Vegas.

Federal health, IT experts come together for discussion on hot topics

Recommended Content:

Access to Health Care | Innovation | Patient Safety | Quality and Safety of Health Care (for Healthcare Professionals) | Research and Innovation

2017 Year in Review: A look at inspiring individuals who help shape the MHS

Article
12/20/2017
Staff Sgt. Matthew Crabtree, a medic with the 285th Medical Company (Area Support) and a registered nurse, performs a medical assessment on an infant less than one month old Oct. 27, 2017, in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Military medical personnel were critical to disaster response related to hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. (Ohio National Guard photo by Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw)

MHS highlights the contributions of veterans, advocates, providers

Recommended Content:

Mental Health Care | Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief | Research and Innovation

Centers of Excellence align under Defense Health Agency

Article
11/1/2017
DCoE has provided the MHS with the latest psychological health and traumatic brain injury clinical and educational information since 2007.

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) began realignment under the Defense Health Agency Oct. 1 as part of the ongoing Military Health System transformation

Recommended Content:

Research and Innovation | Traumatic Brain Injury

DHA symposium brings together minds to get the most out of research dollars

Article
10/17/2017
Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency, addresses attendees of the Return On Investment Symposium, Oct. 11, 2017, at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration building in suburban Washington, D.C. (Courtesy photo)

A recent symposium sponsored by the Defense Health Agency brought together military, federal government, academia, and private industry to talk about how best to get the most out of tax dollars while helping patients

Recommended Content:

Research and Innovation

Improving Defense Health Program Medical Research Processes

Report
8/8/2017

A report from the Defense Health Board (DHB) that summarizes the findings and recommendations from its independent review of Improving Defense Health Program (DHP) Medical Research Processes.

Recommended Content:

Research and Innovation | Health Readiness

Agenda: February 9, 2017

Meeting Reference
2/9/2017

Agenda for the February 9, 2017 DHB Meeting

Recommended Content:

Research and Innovation | Access, Cost, Quality, and Safety

Minutes: February 9, 2017

Meeting Reference
2/9/2017

Minutes from the DHB meeting on February 9, 2017

Recommended Content:

Research and Innovation

Decision Brief Improving Defense Health Program Medical Research Processes

Presentation
2/9/2017

Decision Brief: Public Health Subcommittee Improving Defense Health Program Medical Research Processes

Recommended Content:

Research and Innovation

Defense Health Agency Overview

Presentation
2/9/2017

Defense Health Agency Overview

Recommended Content:

Military Medical History | Research and Innovation

Overview of Air Force Medical Service

Presentation
2/9/2017

Overview of Air Force Medical Service

Recommended Content:

Research and Innovation | Military Medical History

Scientists use fluorescent gels for innovative brain research

Video
1/11/2017
Scientists use fluorescent gels for innovative brain research

Army researchers are studying the physiological effects of blast pressure on the brain in order to discover technology solutions to protect Soldiers.

Recommended Content:

Research and Innovation

Minutes: November 1, 2016

Meeting Reference
11/1/2016

Minutes for the DHB Meeting on November 1, 2016

Recommended Content:

Research and Innovation

Classifying the Histomorphology of Prostatic Adenocarcinoma with Deep Neural Networks

Presentation
11/1/2016

Classifying the Histomorphology of Prostatic Adenocarcinoma with Deep Neural Networks

Recommended Content:

Research and Innovation | Technology

Improving Defense Health Program Medical Research Processes

Presentation
11/1/2016

Improving Defense Health Program Medical Research Processes briefing to the Defense Health Board, Nov. 1, 2016.

Recommended Content:

Research and Innovation

Mechanical Ventilation Methods in Transport of Critically Injured Patients

Presentation
11/1/2016

Mechanical Ventilation Methods in Transport of Critically Injured Patients

Recommended Content:

Access, Cost, Quality, and Safety | Research and Innovation
<< < 1 2 3 4 5  ... > >> 
Showing results 31 - 45 Page 3 of 8

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

Some documents are presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). A PDF reader is required for viewing; Download a PDF Reader or learn more about PDFs.