Back to Top Skip to main content

Navy Medicine researchers kick off 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium with strong showing

Navy Medicine West Commander Rear Adm. Tim Weber (right) discusses research findings with scientists from Navy Medicine's hospitals and research labs during the first poster session at the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium. (U.S. Navy photo By Regena Kowitz) Navy Medicine West Commander Rear Adm. Tim Weber (right) discusses research findings with scientists from Navy Medicine's hospitals and research labs during the first poster session at the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium. (U.S. Navy photo By Regena Kowitz)

Recommended Content:

MHSRS 2019 | Research and Innovation

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Navy Medicine researchers from across the globe convened Aug. 19 in for the start of the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium to discuss the latest scientific advances and initiatives that support warfighter health, readiness and survivability.

MHSRS is the Department of Defense’s annual, four-day scientific meeting that provides a venue for presenting new scientific knowledge resulting from military research and development.

“This is really one of the best meetings that we have in the MHS that brings together techniques, research projects, and capabilities to the warfighter,” said Navy Rear Admiral Bruce Gillingham, director, Medical Resources, Plans and Policy, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. “It’s terrific to be here to support the work as we continue to focus on readiness for the Fleet and Marine Corps.”

This year, dozens of scientists from Navy military treatment facilities and medical research labs are presenting their work at two plenary sessions, speaking at more than 50 breakout sessions, and sharing more than 130 posters on research topics that include:

  • Surgical telementorship
  • Naval aviation survival training
  • Influenza vaccine effectiveness
  • Delayed amputation and limb salvage
  • Cognitive rehabilitation for the warfighter
  • Search and rescue patient transportation
  • Embedded mental health in operational settings

“This year, the real focus is on research for readiness,” said Navy Rear Admiral Darin Via, deputy chief of medical operations, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. “That’s looking at how we support the warfighter, from mental health conditions and infectious disease, to blood support, advanced surgical techniques and increasing survivability on the battlefield. It’s great to see Navy Medicine represented so well in a joint environment.”

Navy Capt. Adam Armstrong, Naval Medical Research Center commander, was on hand to support scientists from the eight medical research laboratories that conduct studies aimed at enhancing readiness and increasing the well-being of future forces. These labs are situated in locations around the world – from Singapore to Dayton, Ohio – where they focus on emerging infectious diseases, combat casualty care, injury prevention and rehabilitation, aerospace and undersea medicine, and more.

“One of the great things about MHSRS is that we can bring all of our eight labs and show how we have the ability to do a wide range of research in the Navy,” Armstrong said. “One of the major things we’re doing is bringing innovation, knowledge, and products to the warfighter to keep them in the fight and get them back into the fight.”

To learn more about MHSRS 2019, check out the Military Health System or the MHSRS website.

Navy Medicine West (NMW) leads Navy Medicine’s Western Pacific health care system and global research and development enterprise. Throughout the region, NMW provides medical care to nearly 700,000 beneficiaries across 10 naval hospitals, two dental battalions, and 51 branch clinics located throughout the West Coast of the U.S., Asia, and the Pacific. Globally, NMW oversees eight research laboratories that deliver research expertise in support of warfighter health and readiness.

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

You also may be interested in...

MHSRS Young Investigator competition awards announced

Article
8/23/2018
Keisuke Kawata, Ph.D. (left), of the Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health, Indiana University, receives the first-place award for “Association of Increased Serum S100B Levels with High School Football Subconcussive Head Impacts.” (MHS photo)

Three take top honors in highly competitive field

Recommended Content:

MHSRS 2019

Beyond the Golden Hour to the Platinum Ten Minutes

Article
8/23/2018
Navy Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, director, medical resources, plans and policy, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and other senior leaders speak at the general officer round-table discussion during the 2018 Military Health System Research Symposium. (MHS photo)

The next fight is going to be very different from past conflicts

Recommended Content:

MHSRS 2019

MHSRS 2018 Kyle Brandenberger

Video
8/22/2018
MHSRS 2018 Kyle Brandenberger

MHSRS attendees were asked about their impressions and thoughts on the symposium.

Recommended Content:

MHSRS 2019

MHSRS 2018 MAJ Steven Adamson

Video
8/22/2018
MHSRS 2018 MAJ Steven Adamson

MHSRS attendees were asked about their impressions and thoughts on the symposium.

Recommended Content:

MHSRS 2019

MHSRS session focuses on war-sparked innovation

Article
8/22/2018
Air Force Col. Todd Rasmussen said battlefield research was uniquely requirements-driven, lifecycle by nature, and designed to deliver specific products. (Courtesy photo by USU)

Pace called an extraordinary story of U.S. medicine

Recommended Content:

MHSRS 2019

MHSRS 2018 Dr. Rauch

Video
8/21/2018
MHSRS 2018 Dr. Rauch

MHSRS attendees were asked about their impressions and thoughts on the symposium.

Recommended Content:

MHSRS 2019

MHSRS 2018 CPL Michelle Ott

Video
8/21/2018
MHSRS 2018 CPL Michelle Ott

MHSRS attendees were asked about their impressions and thoughts on the symposium.

Recommended Content:

MHSRS 2019

Awards honor distinguished service, individual and team research

Article
8/21/2018
Pictured are the recipients of the 2018 MHSRS Awards, including the 2018 MHSRS Distinguished Service Award, the individual achievement in research awards, and the research team awards. Right to left are Air Force Maj. Joseph K. Maddry, Army Col. Michael P. Kozar, Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, Ph.D., Navy Lt. Cmdr. Micah Gaspary, Australian Defence Force Col. Michael Reade, Army Col. Andrew P. Cap, Dr. Thomas Joiner and Dr. Peter Gutierrez. (MHS photo)

Three people, four teams recognized at symposium

Recommended Content:

MHSRS 2019 | Research and Innovation

Premier scientific symposium showcases medical research and development

Article
8/20/2018
Dr. Terry Adirim, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Health Services Policy and Oversight, speaks at a plenary session at the 2018 Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug. 20, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Medical Innovation for Warfighter Readiness: The Future Starts Now.” (MHSRS photo)

Recommended Content:

MHSRS 2019 | Research and Innovation

Researchers will present findings at Military Health System Research Symposium

Article
8/15/2018
The theme of this year’s meeting is “Medical Innovation for Warfighter Readiness.”

As the DoD’s premier scientific meeting, MHSRS helps to facilitate the exchange of information between almost 3,000 attendees

Recommended Content:

MHSRS 2019 | Research and Innovation

Medical research and development take center stage at symposium

Article
8/15/2018
The theme of this year’s meeting is “Medical Innovation for Warfighter Readiness.”

Premier scientific meeting to draw 3,000 attendees

Recommended Content:

MHSRS 2019 | 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

Defense Health Agency Overview

Presentation
2/9/2017

Defense Health Agency Overview

Recommended Content:

Military Medical History | 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

Overview of Air Force Medical Service

Presentation
2/9/2017

Overview of Air Force Medical Service

Recommended Content:

Research and Innovation | Military Medical History
<< < 1 2 3 4 5  ... > >> 
Showing results 31 - 45 Page 3 of 9

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.