Medical Countermeasures – A Program for Uncertain Times
Peter Doherty Institute
Medical countermeasures is one of the Defense Materials Technology Centre’s (DTMC's) latest programs, building on research undertaken by government, industry and research agencies. The program is focused on advancing the development of technologies relevant to Australia’s national preparedness strategy, with applications to both civil and military domains.
Medical countermeasures include vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics for the protection of military and civilian personnel against chemical, biological and radiological threats, emerging infectious diseases and pandemics.
Air Vice Marshall Tracy Smart will examine the role of the medical countermeasure program and projects currently underway. Commander Smart will also describe potential opportunities for research partners and industry to service the needs of the Australian Defense Forces both at home and overseas.
Dr Tracy Smart, Commander, Joint Health Command, Dept of Defence
Dr Tracy Smart
Commander, Joint Health Command, Dept of Defence
Australian Defence Force
Air Vice Marshall Tracy Smart joined the Air Force in 1985 and completed her medical training at the Flinders University of South Australia in 1987. After completing Intern and Resident Medical Officer training at Adelaide hospitals, she commenced full time duty in the RAAF in January 1989, serving as a Medical Officer at RAAF bases Amberley (1989) and Pearce (1990), and Senior Medical Officer (SMO) at RAAF Pearce in 1991.