Military Health Systems Research Symposium abstracts due Apr. 8! Funds available for meeting support

The Military Health Systems Research Symposium (MHSRS) is the most important Department of Defense scientific meeting of the year. Bringing together all the branches of the armed forces, this joint symposium provides a collaborative environment of exchange among military medical care providers with deployment experience, DoD scientists, industry, and academic scientists like you, OHSU researchers! This is a highly interdisciplinary meeting. Areas of interest include combat casualty care, military operational medicine, and clinical and rehabilitative medicine. The 2016 MHSRS includes new topic sessions on precision medicine and women’s health. Due to the popularity of 2015’s tract offerings, tract presentations will be offered in the areas of infectious disease, neurotrauma and traumatic brain injury, psychological health, and injury prevention.

If you’re interested in attending, the office of the Senior Vice President for Research can help. As with the 2015 meeting, this year the SVPR office will pay for meeting-related travel expenses for OHSU researchers whose abstracts are accepted for presentation (you have to actually be presenting to take advantage of this offer). We can also help review abstracts for military relevance and other important details prior to submission.

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 5:00 p.m. Friday, Apr. 8, and you will be notified by the end of May whether your abstract was accepted. The 2016 MHSRS tentative dates are August 15-18, and the tentative location is Kissimmee, FL. Continue to check the main MHSRS website for updates. If your abstract is accepted and you want to take advantage of the travel support, we will ask you to fill out a very easy and short application (coming soon). Questions? Write funding@ohsu.edu.

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