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Call for abstracts open for 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium

More than 3,000 people attended the 2018 MHSRS meeting. Attendees participated in a wide range of sessions targeting combat casualty care, military operational medicine including psychological health and resilience, clinical and rehabilitative medicine, medical simulation and health information sciences, and military infectious diseases. (DoD photo) More than 3,000 people attended the 2018 MHSRS meeting. Attendees participated in a wide range of sessions targeting combat casualty care, military operational medicine including psychological health and resilience, clinical and rehabilitative medicine, medical simulation and health information sciences, and military infectious diseases. (DoD photo)

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium Call for Abstracts is open now and will close on March 15, 2019. 

MHSRS is the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting and addresses the unique medical needs of the Warfighter. The symposium is a collaborative environment for military medical care providers with deployment experience, DoD scientists, academia, international partners, and industry to exchange information on research advancements.

The theme of this year’s meeting is Research for Readiness and conference programming will focus on four presentation areas: Warfighter Medical Readiness; Expeditionary Medicine; Warfighter Performance; Return to Duty.

The MHSRS website is the best source of information on the 2019 MHSRS Call for Abstracts, and includes the 2019 Breakout Sessions and instructions on how to submit an abstract.

The 2019 MHSRS Call for Abstracts will not be extended past the closing date. Persons planning to submit abstracts should plan accordingly to respond by March 15, 2019 with the required associated documentation.

The location and date of the 2019 MHSRS are yet to be determined. Details will be posted on the MHSRS website and communicated when available. Interested persons are asked to refrain from contacting the meeting organizers to inquire about conference planning information.

More than 3,000 people attended the 2018 MHSRS meeting. Attendees participated in a wide range of sessions targeting combat casualty care, military operational medicine including psychological health and resilience, clinical and rehabilitative medicine, medical simulation and health information sciences, and military infectious diseases. MHSRS also features an awards presentation honoring individual and team research accomplishments.

Readers are encouraged to spread the word about the MHSRS Call for Abstracts to encourage a robust and diverse forum to advance the mission of the MHS and military medicine.

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This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), based on the authority of References (a) through (c), and in accordance with the requirements of References (d) through (y): • Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to implement and maintain a DHA Cybersecurity Program for the Military Health System (MHS) to protect and defend DHA information and Information Technology (IT). • Is effective immediately; it will be converted into DHA-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), “Cybersecurity Program Management.” This DHA-IPM will expire effective 12 months from the date of issue.

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DHA IPM 18-011: Video Network Center (VNC) Endpoint Standards

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This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), based on the authority of References (a) through (c), and in accordance with the guidance of References (d) through (g): - Provides guidance for video network endpoint standards required for sites to connect to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) VNC network. These standards will help ensure security compliance, efficiency, and best practices are maintained across the DHA network. Meeting certification requirements brings many benefits, including: increased assurances of a successful video teleconference (VTC) experience, full access to bridge and point-to-point calls, and access to peer video networks, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, academia, and industry partners. Compliance with stated standards does not preclude users connecting to other DoD approved networks. - This DHA-IPM is effective immediately; it will be converted into a DHA-Procedural Instruction. This DHA-IPM will expire effective 12 months from the date of issue.

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DHA IPM 18-013: Risk Management Framework (RMF)

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