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Military Health System Research Symposium

August 15, 2016 - August 18, 2016

Military Health System Research Symposium

The 2016 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) will be held August 15-18, 2016 in Kissimmee, Florida.

The MHSRS provides a scholarly forum for the planning and development of future studies aimed at optimizing care for members of the Uniformed Services in operational settings. Held in a collaborative, joint setting, it enables military medical care providers with deployment experience to exchange information with Department of Defense and academic scientists, international partners, and industry.

The event offers 40+ scientific breakout sessions and over 1,000 poster presentations. Highlighted topic areas include:

  • Impact of infectious disease on military operations
  • OCONUS disease surveillance
  • Emerging viral infectious diseases to include Zika virus, MersCoV, Chikungunya
  • Case reports of specific diseases (malaria, dengue, travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Ongoing efforts in product development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines
  • Historical infection challenges in trainees (influenza, adenovirus, group A Strep)
  • Current surveillance data in trainee populations
  • Re-emergence of naturally occurring viral infectious diseases in DoD personnel to include norovirus, measles and mumps
  • Medical countermeasures against acute radiation exposure
  • Impact of skin and soft tissue infections in DoD personnel
  • Surveillance and characterization of drug resistance in acute/chronic wound infections
  • Stem cell therapeutics and their utility in treatment of wound infections
  • Outcome of DoD interventions during Ebola support deployments
  • Microbiome as a surveillance tool
  • Future impact of viral vaccines on DoD readiness

Please visit the Military Health System Research Symposium website for more information.


August 15, 2016
August 18, 2016
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Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs


Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W Osceola Pkwy
Kissimmee, FL 34746 United States
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(407) 586-0000
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