Newswise — Bethesda, Md. – Dr. David Marcozzi, associate professor and director of Population Health in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will deliver the keynote address at the “Innovations for Tomorrow” symposium, Sept. 8, at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

The symposium, sponsored by USU’s National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH), will highlight the latest research in public health and disaster medicine. There is no cost to attend the symposium; however, registration is required. Breakout sessions will focus on emerging infectious diseases, innovative practices, and disaster health education and training. Research posters will also be on display, and outstanding poster awards will be announced at the end of the symposium.

Dr. Kobi Peleg, director of the National Center for Trauma and Emergency Medicine Research at the Gertner Institute for Health Policy and Epidemiology, and head of the Disaster Medicine Department, School of Public Health at Tel-Aviv University, will deliver the Distinguished Speaker Lecture.

Providing a unique networking opportunity and a forum for collaboration, this symposium will be open to an interdisciplinary group of academia, private sector organizations, federal, state, local and tribal governments, and the military. The event will also allow these professionals to explore the implications of the latest practices and research, and identify key areas for future research.

Registration is now open and poster abstracts will be accepted until June 27.

To submit a poster abstract, visit Submission categories are as follows:

• Disaster health learning research and promising practices• Applying theory, research or practice in adult education and human resource development to disaster health• Disaster health learning for teams or organizations• Implementing and assessing disaster health competencies

To register for the symposium, visit

About the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences:The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, founded by an act of Congress in 1972, is the nation’s federal health sciences university and the academic heart of the Military Health System. USU students are primarily active duty uniformed officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Public Health Service who receive specialized education in tropical and infectious diseases, TBI and PTSD, disaster response and humanitarian assistance, global health, and acute trauma care. A large percentage of the university’s more than 5,200 physician and 1,000 advanced practice nursing alumni are supporting operations around the world, offering their leadership and expertise. USU also has graduate programs in biomedical sciences and public health committed to excellence in research, and in oral biology. The University's research program covers a wide range of clinical and other topics important to both the military and public health. For more information about USU and its programs, visit