US Department of Defense
Advancing Blast Injury Research to Protect and Heal Those Who Serve

PCO to chair session on computational modeling at 2017 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS)

The Director of the DoD Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office (PCO) will chair a scientific breakout session on "Computational Modeling of Human Lethality, Injury, and Impairment from Blast Threats in All Environments," at the 2017 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS).

The MHSRS is the DoD's premier scientific meeting, drawing approximately 2,300 attendees each year. It provides a venue for presenting new scientific knowledge resulting from military-unique research and development. The MHSRS is the only military or civilian meeting that focuses specifically on the unique medical needs of the Warfighter. The MHSRS provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives.

Session description: Explosive weapons are a continuing and significant source of casualties across a broad range of military operations. As explosive weapon technology and their deployment methods become more complex, so too are the resultant injuries, which now require increasingly sophisticated protective countermeasures and medical interventions. Computational modeling can support novel approaches for the rapid design and testing of protection systems that mitigate or prevent the spectrum of blast injuries. Abstracts submitted to this session should address computational models and tools that can be used for the prediction of human lethality, injury, and impairment from blast threats in all environments. This may include, for example, computational models of blast loading, human body biodynamics, and injury biomechanics.

The 2017 MHSRS will be held August 27-30, 2017 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL. Registration is now open.

Last modified: 15-Sep-2017