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TATRC Presents ... “Applications of Simulation in Military Medicine: Recent Advances and Future Directions” Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The U.S. Army Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) West Coast Office Presents: “Applications of Simulation in Military Medicine: Recent Advances and Future Directions”

This half-day session focuses on the numerous innovative applications of simulation technology in military medical research. In addition to highlighting cutting-edge research currently of interest to the Department of Defense (DoD), we will define a product-oriented approach for research in medical simulation that leads to taking the output of that research to market, both within the military and the commercial sector. The agenda will include a series of technical presentations across a range of topics in simulation, not only focusing on simulation used for training, but other applications such as in grid computing, the design of medical devices, and medical imaging. An industry leader in medical simulation will also make a presentation that will offer their perspective on the current state of the art as well as future directions for the technology. To address the DoD’s need for a product-oriented approach in research, we include discussion of lessons learned in the commercialization process, with presentations given by entrepreneurially-minded innovators who will share their experiences in all aspects of technology transfer and commercialization. Finally, this 2009 session marks the kickoff of the new TATRC West-based Simulation and Interactive Technology Hub (SITH), whose goal is to provide a venue for the testing, demonstration, and showcasing of innovative medical simulation technologies. During the session, we intend to invite participation in that new Center and to solicit ideas on how to make the most of it.

*Who Should Attend: Researchers, scientists, clinicians, and others interested in collaborating with TATRC and the DoD; representatives from industry and the investment community, particularly those with a strong interest in learning about exciting emerging technologies that involve simulation. Any and all existing TATRC research partners are also cordially invited to participate.

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