Military confThis week, Aug. 15-18, is the 24th annual Military Health System Research Symposium in Kissimmee, Florida, and SIMETRI’s president and CEO, Angela Alban, will be teaming with colleagues from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL) Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) Advanced Training and Simulation Division (ATSD).

The first presentation, with ARL-HRED-ATSD’s CAPT Bill Pike on Monday, Aug. 15, is the paper, “Data Interoperability — Creating a Path to Standardized Medical Training Scenario content: A Usability Study.”

Tuesday’s poster presentation by Alban and Dr. Teresita Sotomayer is “Enhancing a Humeral Head Interosseous Park Task Training System with Iterative Prototyping.”

“It’s always an honor to work with the Army Research Lab, and in particular Bill and Teresita, as we look to improve the training for our warfighters,” Alban said. “SIMETRI is committed to doing what we can to make a difference, and in the end, help save lives.”

According to the U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (USAMRMC), the MHSRS is the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting; a unique collaborative opportunity for military medical care providers, DOD scientists, academia and industry to exchange information on research advancements and health care developments in the areas of Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine and Military Infectious Disease Research Programs.

It started in 1992 as an Army meeting focused on combat casualty care and throughout the years, has grown to include all of the DOD as well as additional topics relevant to military health.

The MHSRS is the only scientific meeting that specifically addresses the unique medical needs of the Warfighter.