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Military Health System Research Symposium

The Defense Department's premier scientific meeting, the MHSRSGoes to the MHSRS Webpage, is a joint symposium that provides a collaborative environment for military medical care providers with deployment experience, military scientists, academia, and industry to exchange information on research and health care advancements within the areas of Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, and Military Infectious Disease Research Programs. 

The dates and location for the 2024 MHSRS haven't been announced.

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Aug 24, 2023

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Performs First Robotic Bronchoscopy Within the Defense Health Agency

Walter Reed’s Interventional Pulmonology team gears up for first Robotic Bronchoscopy within the Defense Health Agency. Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Robert F. Browning (1st row 4th from left) and U.S. Navy Capt. Sean McKay (1st row 5th from left). (Photo: James Black)

Walter Reed performed the first robotic bronchoscopy procedure in the Defense Health Agency. Using the robotic bronchoscope to augment our current cutting edge cone beam CT Bronchoscopy program, Walter Reed now offers state of the art services in precision lung biopsy and early lung cancer diagnosis previously unavailable within the DHA.

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Aug 23, 2023

Military Health System: How Ideas Are Adopted to Help Patients, Providers

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Victoria McPhall hands Lt. Laken Koontz an intrauterine device at Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River. IUDs are one of the many birth control options offered during the clinic’s walk-in contraceptive clinic every Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. The Defense Health Agency’s Women’s Health Clinical Management team faced an aggressive three-month deadline to roll out new Walk-in Contraceptive Services walk-in contraceptive services at military hospital and clinics across the Military Health System. (Photo: Photo by Kathy Hieatt, Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, Maryland)

New evidence-based practices can improve health care, yet they don’t always get adopted. There are many reasons for this, including a lack of awareness, lack of training and implementation support, and a reluctance to doing things differently than in the past—to name a few. Even mandates to adopt a certain new service or practice may not overcome some ...

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Aug 23, 2023

Forward Care for the Warfighter: U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command Talks Battlefield Countermeasures at MHSRS

Soldiers with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command perform a battlefield care scenario during the MRDC 2023 Best Squad Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, on April 11, 2023.  (Photo: Danae Johnson)

With time spent on the battlefield being an increasing reality, products to help deliver immediate prolonged care to the Warfighter are now more important than ever. A concept known well by Maj. Zachary Booms, an emergency medicine physician at the Combat Casualty Care Research Team at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command's Institute ...

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Aug 23, 2023

Researchers Say 'Warfighters Must Train like They Fight,' Emphasizing Mental Resilience During MHSRS

Susannah Knust, a research psychologist at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, speaks during a 2023 Military Health System Research Symposium session on Warfighter Operational Resilience on August 17, 2023. (Photo credit: Danae Johnson, USAMRDC Public Affairs)

Nearly all military physical and field training exercises can enhance mental toughness and physical endurance, which researchers at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command believe can prepare Warfighters for the future, they explained during a session on the final day of the 2023 Military Health System Research Symposium on August 17, ...

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Aug 23, 2023

MHSRS 2023 Kicks Off with Powerful Message: Medical Readiness for the Future Fight

Team members from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command's Medical Material Development Activity - Broad Spectrum Snakebite Antidote (BSSA) program, receive the Military Health System Research Symposium 2023 Outstanding Research Accomplishment award in team/program management in Kissimmee, Florida on August 14, 2023.  (Photo: Danae Johnson)

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Lester Martinez-López kicked off the 2023 Military Health System Research Symposium with a keynote speech on the morning of August 14, delivering powerful words to the more than 4,000 people attending the event. Weaving his heartfelt sentiments into an overall call for action, Martinez put the ...

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Aug 17, 2023

Military Health System Research Symposium 2023

Military Health System Research Symposium 2023

Alan Hawk, collections manager of the historical collections at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, presents a talk titled, ”’Cotton Mather, You Dog, Damn You,’ a History of Vaccine Hesitancy.” Hawk was one of several speakers talking about vaccine hesitation among service members at the 2023 Military Health System Research Symposium on Aug. 17.

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Aug 17, 2023

Military Health System Research Symposium 2023

Military Health System Research Symposium 2023

Danielle Ali, biologic scientist with the Naval Medical Research Command Biological Defense Research directorate, accepts an award for second place in the poster sessions at the 2023 Military Health System Research Symposium in Kissimmee, Florida on Aug. 17. She received the award for research into high-efficacy assays for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. ...

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Aug 17, 2023

Military Health System Research Symposium 2023

Military Health System Research Symposium 2023

U.S. Air Force Capt. Zahari Tchopev, with the 959th Medical Group at San Antonio Military Medical Center in Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas, receives second place in the 2023 MHSRS Young Investigator Award for his presentation titled “Incidence and Clinical Features of Nightmare Disorder and Trauma Associated with Sleep Disorder in U ...

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Aug 17, 2023

Military Health System Research Symposium 2023

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Ian Stanley, with the department of emergency medicine at Anschutz Center for Combat Medicine and Battlefield, University of Colorado School of Medicine, receives first place in the 2023 MHSRS Young Investigator Award for his presentation titled, “Lethal Means Safety Counseling Among Firearm-Owning U.S. National Guard Personnel: Hyperarousal Symptoms ...

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Aug 17, 2023

Military Health System Research Symposium 2023

Military Health System Research Symposium 2023

Anna Adetona, with the Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio, accepts an honorable mention award in the poster sessions at the 2023 Military Health System Research Symposium in Kissimmee, Florida on Aug. 17. She received the award for research on “Force Health Protection: Understanding Emerging Health Risks in the Arctic and the Threat of ...

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Military Health System Research Symposium 2023

Military Health System Research Symposium 2023

U.S. Air Force Major William Davis, with the 59th Medical Wing, Defense Health Agency, accepts an honorable mention award in the poster sessions at the 2023 MHSRS in Kissimmee, Florida on Aug. 17. David received the award for research on “Reliability of Continuous Noninvasive Hemoglobin Monitoring in Healthy Participants During En Route Care Training. ...

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Alan Hawk, collections manager of the historical collections at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, presents a talk titled, ”’Cotton Mather, You Dog, Damn You,’ a History of Vaccine Hesitancy,” Hawk was one of several speakers talking about vaccine hesitation among service members at the 2023 Military Health System Research Symposium on Aug. 17.

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Military Health System Research Symposium 2023

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Lauren Hurtado, with the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, presents her talk about why service members are hesitant in receiving vaccinations, including the COVD-19 vaccination. Her talk was titled “Examining Associations Between Perceptions of Leadership and covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Sailors,” during the DOD’s annual four-day 2023 ...

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Aug 17, 2023

Military Health System Research Symposium 2023

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Andrew Clark, with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Services, receives third place in the 2023 MHSRS Young Investigator Award for his presentation titled ”Combating Volumetric Muscle Loss: An Investigation of Two-Staged Treatment Strategy Utilizing an Acute Muscle Void Filler Followed by Delayed Definitive Treatment” at the 2023 ...

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