7th International Forum on Blast Injury
Countermeasures (IFBIC 2023)
May 17 (Wed) - 19 (Fri), 2023, Tokyo, Japan
IFBIC 2023 Program (tentative)
The IFBIC 2023 program (tentative) has been uploaded below.
IFBIC 2023 Program (tentative)
Objective and Scope
In recent years, attacks using explosive devices occur frequently not only on battlefields and in regions of conflict but also in urban areas due to terrorism, resulting in a large number of blast injury victims. International cross-disciplinary collaboration is essential to investigate physical causes of blast injury, to characterize the vulnerability of anatomical systems and their functions to blasts, and to develop the means to prevent, mitigate and treat blast injuries.
Building upon the past successful meetings, the 7th International Forum on Blast Injury Countermeasures (IFBIC 2023) will be held from May 17 (Wed) to 19 (Fri), 2023 in Tokyo, Japan. The objectives for the 7th Forum include:
a. Assemble an international forum to increase understanding of blast injury and its countermeasures through a multi-disciplinary approach
b. Identify knowledge gaps in blast injury
c. Identify opportunities for collaborative research to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment addressing the entire spectrum of blast-related injuries
The meeting agenda includes the following broad topic areas.
1) Blast injury epidemiology and environmental sensing of blast shockwave hazards
2) Primary blast injury (due directly to shockwave effects)
3) Secondary (penetrating ballistic fragments) and tertiary (acceleration and blunt force) blast injury
4) Long-term effects, cumulative effects, and chronic symptoms due to blast exposure
5) Prevention, mitigation, treatment of blast injuries
6) Diagnostic measures / biomarkers
7) Computational modeling and simulation of blast phenomena and blast injury
8) Characteristics comparison between blast-related TBI and blunt TBI
9) New technology and methods for blast injury research and medicine
For more details, please see the Second Announcement and Call for Papers posted below.
IFBIC 2023 Second Announcement and Call for Papers
IFBIC 2023 Abstract template
IFBIC 2023 Pre-registration Form
IFBIC 2023 Hotel Reservation Form
The 7th International Forum on Blast Injury Countermeasures (IFBIC 2023)
National Defense Medical College Japan (NDMC)
U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC)
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)
Abstract submission deadline: March 10 (Fri), 2023
Abstract acceptance notification: March 17 (Fri), 2023
Preregistration deadline: March 29 (Wed), 2023
Hotel reservation deadline: April 28 (Fri), 2023
IFBIC 2023: May 17 (Wed) – 19 (Fri), 2023
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 160-8330, Japan
IFBIC 2023 secretary office:
Please prepare your abstract using the template posted above. Abstract submissions should be emailed to the IFBIC 2023 secretary office no later than February 28 (Tue), 2023.
IFBIC 2023 secretary office: email@example.com
All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the IFBIC 2023 Program Committee and notification of abstract acceptance will be made by March 17 (Fri), 2023.
Pre-registration is required for all participants, and participation will be limited by venue capacity. Please send the pre-registration form to the IFBIC 2023 secretary office via email. The pre-registration deadline is March 29 (Wed), 2023. “On-site” registration will not be offered.
For the participants who wish to stay at the Forum venue, the IFBIC 2023 secretary office plans to reserve a block of rooms. Please send the hotel reservation form posted at the conference website no later than April 28 (Fri) by email or fax to the IFBIC 2023 secretary office.