Navy American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition – Abstracts Due 15 JUN

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What: 2023 American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Navy state competition

Where: Uniformed Services University Trauma Day

When: 24 August 2022

This competition is open to all Navy surgical residents, surgical specialty residents, and trauma fellows (including FTOS).  Medical students are not eligible to compete.

–Abstracts should describe original research on any aspect of trauma care. (Emergency general surgery papers will not be accepted.)
–Abstracts may be up to three (3) pages in length and include embedded images; however, short form abstracts will also be accepted during the initial Navy phase of competition.
–Papers may have been previously presented, but cannot be published prior to March 2023 if selected for the National competition.

The Navy competition will be held during USU Trauma Day on 24 August 2022 in Bethesda, MD.  Participants will be notified by 1 JUL 2022.

One basic science laboratory research paper and one clinical investigation paper will be chosen to represent the Navy at the Military Region XIII competition that will be held at the Excelsior Surgical Society Meeting preceding the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Diego, California in October 2022. The winner of the Military Region XIII competition will present at the National competition during the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Annual Meeting in March 2022.
Submit abstracts via email to both:   CAPT Travis Polk and CDR Matthew J. Bradley (contact in the global) by 15 JUN 2021.

Additional details may be found at:

2022 Military Health System Research Symposium – Annual Award Nominations

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The 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) annual awards recognize the accomplishments of individual researchers and research teams and Warfighter impact of those research and development efforts.  Nominations will be accepted on-line until 29 April 2022.

Nomination Packages:

1)      Nominations for research accomplishments, whose impact has been realized over the past year, include the following categories:

•         Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Individual/Military)

•         Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Individual/Academia)

•         Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Team/Military)

•         Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Team/Academia or Industry)

•         Outstanding COVID Pandemic-related Research Accomplishment (Team)

2)      Nominations for program management accomplishments, whose impact has been realized over the past year, include the following category:

•         Outstanding Program Management (Team)

3)      Nominations for research accomplishments over a career (lifetime achievement) include the following category:

•         Distinguished Service Award

o   Access the criteria for submission in the various categories, and the awards submission form, through the MHSRS homepage:

o   The award criteria specifically:

o   Submitters MUST ensure their award narrative fits the award criteria in the category selected. The Award Review Committee compares the narrative against the criteria. In past years, failure to meet that category’s criteria has eliminated some well written packages from award contention.

o   Register on the MHSRS website in order to submit an award. If you are not registered, go to: to obtain a username and password.

Nature Article: Real-time infection prediction with wearable physiological monitoring and AI to aid military workforce readiness during COVID-19

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Navy Medicine can take a big dose of credit for the publication of this peer-reviewed report of RATE, a system to detect COVID in the force using wearables (, which was just published in Nature. In a cohort of over 9,000 service members, the team demonstrated the ability to detect infection up to 48 hours before symptom onset. CDR Niels Olson, MC, a Navy pathologist, was the initial Principal Investigator, the first IRB approval was from NMCSD’s Institutional Review Board, and the first cohort was a US Navy ship. The other services picked it up and ran with it, with dozens of operational units enrolled, and we owe them a debt of gratitude, but the Navy truly led on this one.

Call for Navy Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Reviewers – Due 15 OCT

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BUMED is looking for volunteers to help review AMSUS abstract submissions for the upcoming annual conference.  A team of 6-7 reviewers will be tasked with scoring abstracts submitted via the AMSUS portal for relevancy and impact to the Federal health system.  Volunteers can expect to devote 2-3 hours per week in the next three weeks to assist with the review process.  Individuals interested in assisting with the AMSUS review process should reach out directly to CDR Tai Do (contact info in the global) by COB Friday October 15, 2021.