Courtesy of ARL STTC

sttc_coin_front1The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate’s Simulation and Training Technology Center took home awards for Best Paper and Runner-up Best Paper at the annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)  in Orlando, Fla.

Matthew Hackett won Best Paper for his entry, “Medical Holography for Basic Anatomy Training” and Dr. Teresita Sotomayor with co-author Mark Mazzeo took second place for their paper entitled, “Severe Trauma Stress Inoculation Training for Combat Medics Using High Fidelity Simulation.”

The I/ITSEC committee accepted over 135 final papers in the 2013 competition after several lengthy and thorough pre-evaluation sessions of the nominated abstracts and draft papers.  The STTC had 21 papers accepted for presentation at I/ITSEC and several of them selected for continuing education credits.  The conference has a stringent selection process consisting of six topic area subcommittees to review abstracts, papers and presentations.  Assigned bird dogs guide and assist authors through peer reviews and advocate for the author to the subcommittee during the paper review process.

I/ITSEC is the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and education conference with annual participation of over 16,000 registrants, 561 exhibiting organizations, and 1,900 international registrants from 75 countries.