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Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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National 8a Association 2023 National Small Business Conference

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1/27/2023

The National 8(a) Association National Small Business Conference is the premier supplier diversity event for small businesses.

2nd Annual NVSBC Veteran Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Symposium

Calendar Event
1/27/2023

National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) is hosting its annual Veteran entrepreneurship symposium.

Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course (ILLSC): Houston, TX

Calendar Event
1/25/2023

A one-day face-to-face course designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness.

CDMRP Overview, How to Apply, Tips for Success, and FY23 Programs (Jan.)

Calendar Event
1/23/2023

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) will host a “Lunch and Learn” webinar titled “CDMRP Overview, How to Apply, Tips for Success, and FY23 Programs” on January 27, 2023 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. EST. CDMRP is the sponsoring organization. This meeting is being hosted by CDMRP-contracted support from Leidos. Webinars will be recorded. For additional information about CDMRP, visit https://cdmrp.health.mil.

CDMRP Overview, How to Apply, Tips for Success, and FY23 Programs (Feb.)

Calendar Event
1/23/2023

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) will host a “Lunch and Learn” webinar titled “CDMRP Overview, How to Apply, Tips for Success, and FY23 Programs” on January 27, 2023 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. EST. CDMRP is the sponsoring organization. This meeting is being hosted by CDMRP-contracted support from Leidos. Webinars will be recorded. For additional information about CDMRP, visit https://cdmrp.health.mil.

Defense Health Agency Fiscal Year 23-24 Industry Day Requirements Exchange

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1/23/2023

DHA holds annual, agency-wide Industry Day Requirements Exchange (IDRE) events to enhance relationships with industry partners. The next Industry Day event will be Wednesday, March 22, 2023; 9:00 a.m. EST.

Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC): Clay National Guard Center, Marietta, GA

Calendar Event
1/17/2023

A two-day face-to-face course designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness.

SBA7J How to Beat Your Business Goals in 2023

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1/13/2023

SBA7j - How to Beat Your Business Goals in 2023 *Lunchtime Learn*

PEO IWS Industry Day 2023

Calendar Event
1/13/2023

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) is pleased to announce its 2023 Industry Day .

SMART PRO GOVCON 2023

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1/13/2023

SMART PRO GOVCON is dedicated to connecting small business with government and industry.

Change Management II: Leading People Through Change

Calendar Event
1/12/2023

The Defense Health Agency Education and Training Directorate, Enterprise Professional Development Department, is pleased to offer the DHA workforce this one-hour interactive training opportunity. With change a constant, your staff may feel reluctant or overwhelmed by all the moving pieces and new demands. Join this session to learn about the challenges we encounter in the midst of change and some strategies to minimize resistance.

Change Management I: Trading Conflict or Collaboration

Calendar Event
1/12/2023

The Defense Health Agency Education and Training Directorate, Enterprise Professional Development Department, is pleased to offer the DHA workforce this one-hour interactive training opportunity. Changes in the workplace are inevitable. However, not everyone embraces change. What can you do to manage the conflicts that arise during the change process? In this session, you will discover practical strategies that can turn conflict into collaboration.

Resiliency I: Gratitude and Mindfulness: Being Present

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1/12/2023

The Defense Health Agency Education and Training Directorate, Enterprise Professional Development Department, is pleased to offer the DHA workforce this one-hour interactive training opportunity. Having gratitude can help build positive emotions. Come and discover how to incorporate gratitude and mindfulness practice to intentionally be your best self.

Professional Etiquette I: Professional Self

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1/12/2023

The Defense Health Agency Education and Training Directorate, Enterprise Professional Development Department, is pleased to offer the DHA workforce this one-hour interactive training opportunity. Awareness of self and others is essential for workplace success and effective leadership. While we often value technical skills and mental aptitude in work, emotional intelligence is increasingly recognized as key to long-term high performance and maintaining positive relationships.

Medical Museum Science Café: Military TBI—The History, Impact, and Future

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1/12/2023

With the closing of the Global War on Terrorism in August 2021, staff of the Defense Health Agency’s Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence have reflected on lessons learned in traumatic brain injury (TBI) care for the warfighter. Join us to hear from Megan A. Lindberg and Elisabeth M. Moy Martin of TBICoE as they take a historical approach, starting with the American Civil War and leading up to the GWOT, to show the evolution of clinical care, as well as Congressional Mandates that have directed and prioritized research efforts to result in best practices by health care providers. Museum staff members will showcase related collections items prior to the start of the program.

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