U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Public Affairs Office
810 Schreider Street
Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5000
Deputy Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
For Immediate Release -- July 10, 2012
(Fort Detrick, Md.) -- The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command invites you to the 2012 Military Health System Research Symposium (formerly known as the Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Careâ€”ATACCC) Aug. 13-16 at the Harbor Beach Marriott, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
By combining the Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care Conference, the Air Force Medical Service Medical Research Symposium, and the Navy Medicine Research Conference, MHSRS will become the DoD's premier scientific meeting to address the unique medical needs of the warfighter.
The MHSRS is sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs to include the participation of the U.S. Army and Navy Medical Research Programs and the Air Force Surgeon General's Office. It will focus on the evolving military medical operational environment and the technologies available today and in the future that can be used to meet these increasingly complex demands to assure improved health outcomes. Special emphasis will be placed on ensuring that the DoD medical research programs are aligned to best fulfill the Military Health System goals. Many of the nation's premier medical scientists will be presenting their latest research results in scientific sessions or in posters.
There will be a special presentation by Maj. Gen. Michael von Bertele, Director General British Army Medical Services, who will discuss the British Medical Emergency Response Team. This presentation should spark up tri-service interest into their helicopter borne emergency response team.
The MHSRS 2012 provides a collaborative environment for military medical care providers with deployment experience, Department of Defense scientists, academia, and industry in the areas of Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Military Infectious Disease, and Medical Training & Health Information Sciences Research Programs. This unique collaboration fosters novel research efforts to solve difficult battlefield medical problems.
For more information or to register, visit www.ataccc.org.