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Fort Defiance Industries was pleased to attend the recent Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS).  This event was a chance for FDI to gain insight into the world’s leading scientific research being conducted specifically for combat medical innovations.  John Hodges, Vice President of FDI, said, “We were able to speak with and learn from the world’s premier scientists conducting the research, as well as the doctors and nurses that know what works and what does not work in combat situations.  This is valuable to us at FDI as we design the next generation of combat medical equipment.”

About the MHSRS

The 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, Military Infectious Diseases, and the Radiation Health Effects.

The MHSRS is an annual four-day educational symposium that draws approximately 2,900 attendees.