The Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) is the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting. It provides a venue for presenting new scientific knowledge resulting from military-unique medical research and development. The MHSRS is the principal military or civilian meeting that focuses specifically on the unique medical needs of the Warfighter. This annual four-day educational symposium draws approximately 3,000 attendees.
The MHSRS provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives. The theme for the 2019 MHSRS is Research for Readiness. The scientific presentations will focus on four critical areas – Warfighter Medical Readiness, Expeditionary Medicine, Warfighter Performance, and Return to Duty.