January 30, 2019
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, will host “Bridging the Health Divide: From Research to Operations,” an inaugural National Health Symposium, held in partnership with the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) on March 5–6, 2019, at the Kossiakoff Center on APL’s main campus.
The symposium will focus on the translation of advances in research and development to the delivery of care in all settings. Leaders in research and operations will explore the latest breakthroughs and identify practical approaches to overcoming barriers to engineer an envisioned future for health.
The goal is to bring together leaders across government, industry and academia to explore more effective ways to move research discoveries into operational practice.
The symposium features several distinguished speakers including Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency; Admiral Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Dr. Antony Rosen, vice dean for research, professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
“Ensuring we have a process by which new breakthroughs and better engineered health solutions are adopted is critical,” said National Health Mission Area Executive Sezin Palmer of Johns Hopkins APL. “We’re excited to share this opportunity with NDIA to discuss how we can tackle these challenges by working collaboratively across government, industry and academia.”
Panel sessions, lightning talks and exhibits will focus on three impact areas:
To register for the symposium, visit http://www.ndia.org/events/2019/3/5/9310-national-health-symposium. The deadline to register is March 6.
Media contact: Khadija Elkharbibi, 240-228-9118, Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu
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