USAISR staff members attended the 48th Annual American Burn Association Meeting in Las Vegas May 3-6. USAISR attendees presented 24 of the 37 abstracts and presentations, chaired two key sessions, moderated six oral and poster breakout sessions, presented eight invited talks, led four special interest groups, and led or participated in more than 10 committee and performance improvement meetings. Photo by Steven Galvan
By Steven Galvan, Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
06 JUNE 2016
Staff members of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research played a major role at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association in Las Vegas May 3-6. Of the 37 abstracts and presentations that were delivered during the meeting 24 were presented by USAISR attendees.
“This demonstrates the pivotal role of the USAISR in burn research,” said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kevin Akers, USAISR Deputy Director of Research.
One of the podium presentations was presented by Spc. Alex Dixon of the Multi Organ Support Therapy Task Area.
“This is an unprecedented achievement,” said Akers. “To our knowledge, this is the first time in the history of the USAISR that an enlisted Soldier has delivered an oral presentation at a non-Department of Defense national scientific conference.”
Akers added that USAISR staff members also chaired two key sessions, moderated six oral and poster breakout sessions, presented eight invited talks, led four special interest groups, and led or participated in more than 10 committee and performance improvement meetings. USAISR personnel were also presented with some top awards during the meeting. Three manuscripts published in 2015 were among the best published papers that were selected by the editors of Burns, Journal of Burn Care and Research; Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery; and Wound Repair and Regeneration. Four posters were selected for Best in Category and two posters were included in the Top 6 Abstracts plenary session.