On May 9-11, 2018, PCO leadership participated in the 3rd Japan-US Technical Information Exchange Forum on Blast Injury (JUFBI 2018) in Tokyo, Japan. The PCO organized the meeting in coordination with National Defense Medical College Japan, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), and U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command-ITC Office.
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The purpose of this forum was to bring together international experts from diverse medical and engineering disciplines to exchange ideas in order to address a range of blast injury topics, including traumatic brain injury, auditory injury, and wound infection. This year’s forum included participants from the US, Japan, Korea, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Key objectives of the 3rd forum included gaining a mutual understanding ongoing efforts in blast injury research and identifying knowledge gaps requiring collaborative research. In support of these objectives, Dr. George Ludwig, Principal Assistant for Research and Technology, USAMRMC, gave a keynote address about recent innovations in military medicine and potential collaborative opportunities. In addition, meeting participants presented their research on a wide range of blast injury topics including new imaging and sensing modalities; blast-cell/tissue interactions and small animal models; auditory systems; effects of repeated exposures; blasts and blast simulators; translational research; computational modelling and experimental simulation; clinical and epidemiological studies; new therapies; and the microbiome and infection.
Abstracts and presentations from JUFBI 2018 will be published in the forum proceedings and made available on this website.
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