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Registration Opens for the 2017 Military Health System Research Symposium

Nira Harikrishnan, Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Registration recently opened for the 25th annual Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS). Drawing in approximately 2,300 attendees, MHSRS is the Department of Defense’s (DOD) principal venue for the presentation of scientific knowledge for the advancement of military-specific research and development. Being the only military or civilian conference focusing specifically on the medical needs of soldiers, the MHSRS presents a collaborative platform between military providers with deployment, research and academics, international partners, as well as industry on research and related health care initiatives.

This year, the conference will be held from August 27 to August 30 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Sessions of note include Advanced Development (of medical technologies), Environmental Exposure Monitoring, and Rehabilitation Medicine. Specifically, the meeting will focus on issues including acquisition, fielding, and maintenance of medical materiel products in field; evaluating and treating environmental and occupational threats, microbiome modulation to treat or prevent health outcomes from military stressors; research, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases on the field; advances in psychological health and treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); and innovations in prosthetics, neuromusculoskeletal injuries, and opportunities with osseointegrated implants for patients with amputations.

The 2017 conference covers more topics and sessions relevant to warfighter health than last year’s conference, fostering discussion and spurring collaboration across the medical research community. Representatives from SMI’s biomedical division will attend the conference and can meet with companies interested in learning more about how to work with the DOD to advance the development of their technology. Please get in touch with Dr. Anna Kushnir or Dr. Teresa Abraham to set up a time to speak at this year’s MHSRS.

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