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Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS)


  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA (map)

The MHSRS is the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting. It is a venue for communicating and discussing new scientific knowledge resulting from military-unique research and development. It is the only military or civilian meeting that focuses specifically on the unique medical needs of the Warfighter.

The MHSRS provides a scholarly forum for the planning and development of future studies aimed at optimizing care for members of the Uniformed Services in operational settings. Held in a collaborative, joint setting, it enables military medical care providers with deployment experience to exchange information with Department of Defense and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, and Military Infectious Disease. Its goal is to maximize research synergy among all of the branches of military service, while acknowledging the need for service-specific medical capabilities.

The MHRS is an annual event that is sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.