Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS)

August 27-30, 2017
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center  | Kissimmee, FL

The Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) is the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting. 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 falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and Military Infectious Disease. It is an annual four-day educational symposium that draws approximately 2,300 attendees across a wide range of specialties. The 2017 MHSRS will be held 27-30 August at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee FL.

Luna Innovations will be presenting three different advanced technologies at this years meeting, including developmental efforts aimed at stabilizing traumatic open globe ocular injuries, delivering localized therapeutics to painful peripheral neuropathies, and creating unique materials systems capable of interfacing with peripheral nerves. In addition, our open globe bandages have been provided to the Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR) for first-in-kind ex vivo testing, and these results will be presented by LTC Gregory Hutcheson. Poster times for the following are below – please join Matthew Patterson and Lauren Costella of Luna’s Health Sciences Division to learn more about this exciting technologies that address critical health issues for the US military. 

  • TuneCoat-PN for Localized Treatment of Painful Peripheral Neuropathies: Poster Session 1 on Monday, August 28, 1000 – 1600
  • bioCXN Soft Biointerface: Poster Session 1 on Monday, August 28, 1000 – 1600
  • BIOcular Bandages for Stabilizing Open Globe Injuries: Poster Session 2 on Tuesday, August 29, 1000 – 1600