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Poster Schedule Information

2019 MHSRS Poster Sessions



  • Training Effectiveness for Point of Injury Medical Care
  • Innovative Countermeasures & Diagnostics to Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Non-vaccine Approaches to Prevent or Treat Militarily Related Infections
  • Influenza Prevention: Optimal Strategies to Enhance Readiness
  • Occupational & Environmental Exposure: Basic & Applied Research
  • Early Research in Total Exposure Health
  • Improved Occupational & Environmental Exposure Monitoring
  • Enhancing Human Performance & Survivability in Extreme Environments
  • Directed Energy Health Effects
  • Military Family Frameworks for Readiness & Resilience
  • Approaches to Prevention and Treatment of High-Risk Behaviors
  • Hitting the Target-Ensuring Optimal Human Performance, Psychological Health & Readiness Throughout Military Service
  • Auditory Injury Prevention


  • What’s New in Antimicrobial Development to Counter Multidrug-resistant Bacterial Infections in Military Personnel
  • Assessment & Treatment of Battlefield Auditory System Injuries
  • How to Preserve & Restore Eyesight After Combat Trauma
  • Warfighter Readiness: Impact of Trauma
  • Far Forward Military Behavioral Health Innovations
  • Innovations in PTSD Prophylaxis/ Prevention & Biomarker Research in Military Populations
  • Cognitive Readiness: Bridging the Gap Between Neuropsychological Tests & Warfighter Readiness
  • Long-Term Impairment following Concussion: Understanding Discrepancies in Reported Outcomes & Implications for Return-to-Duty
  • Functional Return to Duty Decision Making Post mTBI & Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Management & Treatment of Warfighter Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries
  • Rehabilitation following Limb Trauma & Amputation
  • Blast, Blunt, Accelerative Exposure in Training


  • Precision Medicine for Acute & Trauma and Critical Care
  • What’s New in Global Health Engagement Research?
  • Topics in Research Support, Compliance, & Ethics


  • Innovative Approaches to Prevent, Diagnose & Treat Sepsis During Prolonged Field Care
  • Approaches for Monitoring Warfighter Blast-Related Exposures in Training to Develop Effective Safety Standards
  • Ocular Injuries Caused by Exposure to Blast Overpressure
  • Hemorrhage Control & Resuscitation
  • Blood & Blood Products
  • Cellular Therapeutics for Treatment of Trauma-Related Injuries
  • Advances in Prolonged Care
  • Advances in Burn Wound Management During Prolonged Care
  • Clinical Decision Support, Medical Robotics, & Autonomous Medical Systems for Prolonged Care & Evacuation
  • Acute Lifesaving Trauma Interventions
  • Acute Lung Injury in Trauma and Critical Illness
  • Caring for Traumatic Soft Tissue & Orthopedic Injury Austere Environments
  • Effects of Care Environments En Route
  • En Route Care Future Research Challenges
  • Innovations in Medical Technologies to Advance Enroute Patient Care
  • Pain Management for the Future Fight
  • Frontline Care: TBI Treatment & Management in the Prehospital Environment
  • TBI Biomarkers: Diagnostic & Prognostic Indicators
  • What’s New in Brain Health for Elite Warfighters
  • Combat Casualty Care for the Navy: Challenges at Sea


  • Securing Warfighter Dominance in the Future Air Battlespace
  • Managing Physiologic Events in Military Aviation
  • Management of Sleep & Fatigue for Maximization of Soldier Operational Readiness
  • Spinal Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention in Fixed & Rotary Wing Environments
  • Lower & Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention in the Training & Operational Dismounted Environment


  • Delivering & Applying Artificial Intelligence for Warfighter Health & Readiness – A Combat Multiplier
  • Updates on Military Women’s Health
  • Expeditionary Nursing
  • Predictive Analytics within the Military Health System

Tentative Daily Poster Schedule


Poster set up: 0900-0945

Presenter time: 1000-1200

Poster Take-down: by 1630

 All presenters will receive further information regarding each poster session including the link to upload your Poster PDF in the coming weeks.

Preparing Your Poster

  • Presenters must bring and hang their own posters at the designated times. There is no advance shipping address. The poster will NOT be printed by judges or show management.
  • Size posters to fit on boards measuring 4 feet high and 6 feet wide.
  • There is no set format for the posters.
  • Bring pins to affix the posters to the board – these will not be provided at the symposium.
  • The author/submitter is responsible for obtaining the necessary clearances related to presenting the poster prior to the symposium.
  • Professional poster presentations should be designed to maximize readability and make material readily comprehensible.

The title should be in a simple typeface with high contrast, sizing sub-elements (authors and affiliations) so these elements are readable from 15-20 feet away.

    • Plan for smooth information flow which will guide the reader through your presentation in a logical and interesting path. Arrows may help.
    • Integrate text and figures visually under major headings which actively convey information, not just labels.
    • Make sure any background colors are subtle, complementary, and uniform.
    • Text must be large enough to read from 4 to 6 feet away. Avoid all capitals and excessive dilution of text with white space
    • Figure and table captions should contain necessary explanation without referring to another part of your presentation. Use color in graphs and tables to enhance comprehension.
    • Use bullets to dramatize important points or lists.
  • For Department of Defense presenters, the individual presenter is responsible for obtaining the appropriate clearance from their local Public Affairs, OPSEC offices, or other organizational offices, as locally required, prior to presenting at MHSRS.

Poster Session FAQ’s

1. What is the size of the poster boards? Size posters to fit on boards measuring 4 feet high and 6 feet wide.

2. How will I know my poster board number? The poster board assignment numbers will be posted on the MHSRS website within one week of the 2019 MHSRS. The board numbers are also listed in the MHSRS Program Book and posted outside of the Exhibit Hall.

3. Are all posters eligible for awards? As the MHSRS continues to grow, the Planning Committee remains committed to recognizing the accomplishments of DoD-sponsored research as presented through their posters. Given the number of posters accepted, it is not feasible for all posters to be formally judged. The MHSRS Planning Committee partners with Abstract Review Leads for each topic area to identify posters that are most deserving of consideration. This process begins with the submission of a well-written and well-constructed abstract. After submission, each abstract is reviewed and scored by a panel of subject matter experts within that topic area. For the abstracts accepted as posters, the respective Abstract Review Leads Chairs can nominate 10% of these for award consideration. Generally, these are the top scoring posters within that topic area.

In addition, multiple roving judges are assigned at each MHSRS poster session to identify additional posters that merit consideration for an award.

4. Are there additional criteria to be considered if a poster is deemed eligible for an award?

  • The author’s oral discussion of their research is a significant factor in assessing the poster. The author must be available during the presenter time to discuss their poster research. If not, the poster is disqualified for consideration.
  • A .pdf version of the poster must be available for review by the Award Committee making the final award decisions.

5. How many poster awards will be presented? Eleven poster awards will be presented at the awards ceremony on the last day of the MHSRS. For each poster session, 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and two honorable mentions will be presented. A “Best in Show” poster will also be awarded.

6. Is there a registration discount for presenters? No, poster presenters must register and pay the published rates.