Deputy Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command
Press Release — For Immediate Release
"Women in Combat Summit" to Highlight Health, Impact of Female Service Members
Fort Detrick, Maryland – Join us February 9-11, for the second "Women in Combat Summit" hosted by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the TriService Nursing Research Program, and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command's Military Operational Medicine Research Program. The summit "Forging the Future: How Servicewomen Enhance the Fighting Force" will be online in a virtual environment, and is open to interested healthcare personnel, researchers, military leaders and media.
The purpose of the summit is to identify health and performance capability gaps experienced by female Service Members, with an ultimate goal of developing strategic recommendations to policy makers. Specific sessions will focus on leadership and peer behavior, operational performance and health and well-being. The summit will update the initial "Women in Combat Summit" held in 2014.
Special guests and featured speakers will include the following:
- Gen. (Ret.) Martin E. Dempsey; 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, current professor at Duke University and the Chairman of USA Basketball
- Dr. Karl Friedl; Senior Scientist and Director of the Strategic Science Management Office at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
- Professor Tracey Koehlmoos; Director of the Health Services Research Program at USUHS
To obtain a free ZOOM link to the event, please register at https://web.cvent.com/event/d08bc0c7-f3e7-4869-9f93-f24d050fa668. Course materials will be uploaded to https://www.triservicenurse.org/. The entire course will be made available on the TSNRP website at https://www.triservicenurse.org/women-in-combat-summit-2020.
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command is the Army's medical materiel developer, with responsibility for medical research, development, and acquisition. USAMRDC's expertise in these critical areas helps establish and maintain the capabilities the Army needs remain ready and lethal on the battlefield. Ensuring our armed forces remain in optimal health and are equipped to protect themselves from disease and injury, particularly on the battlefield, is the job of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command. The Command is headquartered at Fort Detrick, MD, with 8 subordinate commands located throughout the world. Visit: https://mrdc.amedd.army.mil/.