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Agenda

Meeting the Changing Threat through Military Medical Research

Presenters at the 2024 MHSRS will share their latest research findings and challenges in breakout sessions covering combat casualty care, military operational medicine, clinical and rehabilitative medicine, medical simulation and information sciences, military infectious diseases, and the radiation health effects. 

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1300 - 1400 
  • Experimentation—Beyond the Bench

  • Cellular Therapeutics for Treatment of Shock and Trauma

  • Directed Energy Health Effects Research for the Warfighter

  • AI/ML in Military Medicine—Supporting Clinical Decision, Medical Readiness, and Return to Duty

  • Scientific Abstracts of Distinction Plenary

1430 - 1630 

  • Young Investigator Competition

1430 - 1730 

  • Lessons Learned from Current Conflicts in Ukraine and Israel to Improve Combat Casualty Care Strategies 

  • Women's Health and Readiness: Health Focused Updates

  • Advances in Diagnosis of TBI: Biomarkers and Beyond

  • Military Exposures and Subsequent Long-term Outcomes

  • Casualty Care During Multi-Domain Operations, Large Scale Combat Operations, and Prolonged Care

  • Innovative Tools and Technologies for Predicting and Assessing Musculoskeletal Injuries of the Warfighter

  • Big Data and Machine Learning for Full Spectrum Military Health Readiness, Performance and Care

Monday
MONDAY, 26 AUGUST
0800 - 1000
  • An Ounce of Prevention: Next Generation Vaccines and Passive Immunoprophylaxis to Enhance Warfighter Readiness

  • Severe Burn Injury: Strategies To Accelerate Casualty Functional Recovery

  • TBI Management: Epidemiology and Down Range Management

  • Moving the Needle on Preventing Harmful Behaviors in the Military Community—Implementing Cross Agency Research Priorities—Current and Future State

  • Solutions to Accelerate Recovery from Neuromusculoskeletal Injury

  • Force Health Protection: Operational Exposure Research and Predictive Risk Methods

  • Human Performance Optimization in Polar Environments

  • Military Female Health Research Aimed at Overcoming the Challenges and Barriers Impacting Optimal Warfighter Performance & Operational Readiness

1300 - 1500

  • Improving Traumatic Wound Healing and Recovery

  • Organ Support in Trauma

  • Warfighter Brain Health: Advances in Optimizing and Sustaining Cognitive Performance

  • From Theory to Practice: Transitioning S&T Findings into Actionable Knowledge

  • Advances in Regenerative Medicine from Point of Injury to Definitive Care and Beyond

  • Assuaging Agony: Novel Pain Therapeutics

  • Case Records of the Joint Trauma System

  • Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs and Defense Health Program Medical Research Funding Opportunities 

1530 - 1730

  • Non-traditional Treatments and Delivery Strategies for Wound Infections and Sepsis

  • Remote Damage Control Resuscitation: Innovations to Prolong the "Golden Hour"

  • Far Forward Battlefield Diagnostic Imaging

  • Protecting the Warfighter from Nuclear Threats: Acute Radiation Syndrome and Radiation Polytrauma

  • Brain Impact of Sub-concussive Blast Exposure in Military Service Members: Implications for Prevention and Health

  • Optimizing the Human Weapon System: Utilizing Wearable Sensors to Inform Readiness across the Joint Force

  • Food and Drug Administration Regulated Activities and Collaborations with DoD

  • From Benchtop to Battlefield - Transitioning Research to Fielded Products

Tuesday
TUESDAY, 27 AUGUST
0800 - 1000
  • New Approach Methodologies and Novel In Vivo Models for the Development of Infectious Disease Countermeasures

  • Technologies for the Treatment of Battlefield Hemorrhage and Management of Vascular Dysfunction

  • Novel Interventions to Address Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Service Members and Veterans

  • Advancements in Prosthetic and Exoskeletal Technologies that Facilitate Return to Duty Following Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries

  • Treating Refractory Hypoxemia on the Battlefield: What Does the Future Hold?

  • Current Challenges in DoD Aerospace Medicine

  • Novel Treatments, Strategies and Technologies in Hearing and Balance Health

  • Ethical and Regulatory Considerations in DoD-Supported Research: Biosecurity, AI/ML Analytics, and DoD Collaboration

1300 - 1500

  • Strategies for Mitigating the Development of Post-traumatic Wound Infections with Multi-drug Resistant Organisms across the Continuum of Care

  • Advances in Life Saving Interventions at Point of Injury and in Prolonged Care

  • Mental and Behavioral Health Manifestations of Anger

  • Design, Prevent, and Implement: Advancements in Osseointegration Technology and Outcomes

  • Exertional Heat Stroke: What's New In Prevention, Management and Return to Duty

  • Undersea Operational Research Panel

  • 4 Legged Warriors: Military Working Dogs at the Tip of the Spear

  • An Overview of the DHA Tech Transfer Program and Processes

1530 - 1730

  • Central Role of Dental Care in Military Readiness, Operational Deployment, In-Theater Care, Post-Injury Reconstruction, and Warfighter Rehabilitation

  • Trauma Resuscitation and Critical Care on the Future Battlefield

  • Military Family Health and Readiness: Understanding the Interdependence of the Military Family System

  • Warfighter Operational Resilience: Next Generation Programs to Sustain Performance under Fire

  • ​Implementation of Evidence-based Pain Management Practices in the MHS

  • Ocular Optimization: Before and After Injury

  • Genetic Readiness of the Force: Genetics and Integrative Omics for Optimizing Warfighter Health and Performance

  • Global Health Engagement Research in Combatant Commands

Wednesday
WEDNESDAY, 28 AUGUST
0800 - 0830 
  • 2024 MHSRS Awards: Young Investigator and Poster Award Presentation

0845 - 1045 

  • Innovative Technologies and Devices for Treatment of Battlefield Wounds in Prolonged Care to Prevent Infection

  • Clinical Studies to Advance Combat Casualty Care

  • Managing Fatigue in the DoD: Methodologies for Sleep and Circadian Measurement

  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Psychological Disorders

  • Advances in Blast Polytrauma: Implications to Warfighter Function and Combat Casualty Care

  • Military Injury Biomechanics for the Prevention of Behind Helmet and Behind Armor Blunt Trauma

1115 - 1315 

  • Update in Emerging Infectious Diseases of Military Importance: Predicting and Preventing Future Outbreaks in Military Settings

  • Novel Strategies for Treatment of Shock or Blood Failure: Blood and Blood Products

  • Solutions Addressing Behavioral Health Clinician Shortage - Leveraging Telebehavioral Health

  • Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention: Highlighting Vulnerable Warfighters

  • Challenges and Opportunities of High Volume, Prolonged Medical Mobility and CASEVAC During Large Scale Combat Operations

Thursday
THURSDAY, 29 AUGUST
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