Cyber discussion highlights VA 2018 research symposium - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
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Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center


Cyber discussion highlights VA 2018 research symposium

May 15, 2018

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Cyber science and community partnerships highlight the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center 2018 Research Symposium titled “Cyber Impact on Our Community, Country and Healthcare” May 17 and 18.

The two-day event at VA Augusta’s Uptown campus draws representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Augusta University, and Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. The event helps collaborations among the participants and community partners to facilitate research and health care innovations while maintaining and protecting health information and medical device security.

The symposium will have two keynote speakers at a dinner May 17. Todd M. Boudreau, deputy commandant for the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, Fort Gordon; and Joanne Sexton, director, Augusta University Cyber Institute, and founding dean, Augusta University School of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

“Our Augusta Community is at the crossroads of significant economic expansion,” said Dr. Thomas J. Hartney, chief of research at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. “The designation of Fort Gordon as the location for the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence is bringing an influx of personnel that are focused on the training, education and development of world-class, highly skilled, Signal, Cyber, and Electronic Warfare professionals supporting operations at the strategic, operational and tactile level into our area.

“Recognizing the common mission of Augusta University, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, and Eisenhower Army Medical Center to promote research that will advance science and health care for our citizenry, we, in Augusta have unique collaboration opportunities,” Hartney said.

The event includes panels and discussions on telemedicine, data management, medical devices and a history of cyber, among others.

The 2018 Research Symposium:  Cyber Impact on Our Community, Country and Healthcare was organized by the Affiliations Partnership Council Committee on Research. The Committee on Research meets monthly to foster research collaboration between Augusta University, Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Eisenhower Medical Center, and Augusta Biomedical Research Corporation.