The 6th International Forum on Blast Injury Countermeasures (IFBIC 2022)

Monday, 9 May 2022 - Wednesday, 11 May 2022   

International cross-disciplinary investigation of physical causes of blast injury, vulnerability of anatomical systems and their functions to blasts, and methods to prevent, mitigate, and treat blast injuries.

International cross-disciplinary collaboration is regarded as 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. Countermeasures may include personal protective equipment; weapons and vehicle systems engineered for safety; tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) for injury prevention; and medical interventions tailored to the specific needs of blast injuries.

This International Forum on Blast Injury Countermeasures (IFBIC) started as a Technical Information Exchange Forum between Japan and the United States, which brought together broad knowledge and expertise, and to share national experiences and evidence-based approaches for blast injuries. The previous five Japan-US Technical Information Exchange Forum on Blast Injury (JUFBI) were held in June 2016, April 2017, and May 2018 in Tokyo, May 2019 in McLean, Virginia, and October 2021 virtually (hosted by Japan). At the end of JUFBI 2018, the planning committee decided to change the name to International Forum on Blast Injury Countermeasures to reflect the expanding participation by additional nations such as Australia, Italy, Canada, Germany, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.

The objectives for the 6th Forum include:

  1. Assembly of an international forum focused on multi-disciplinary science and medicine necessary to increase our understanding of blast injury and its countermeasures from bench to bedside
  2. Achieving a mutual understanding of international efforts in blast injury research
  3. Identifying knowledge gaps requiring collaborative research
  4. Increasing understanding and promoting further collaboration to improve prevention, clinical diagnosis, and treatment addressing the entire spectrum of blast-related injuries


abstract submission

Please prepare your abstract using the template provided at the conference website and the attachment template.  Abstract submissions should be emailed or faxed directly to the IFBIC point of contact no later than close of business 28 February 2022, 5:00 p.m. U.S. EST

IFBIC 2022 abstract template

IFBIC 2022 Point of Contact e-mail: 

IFBIC 2022 point of contact FAX number: US 703 -983-6501, please mark ATTN: Matthew E. Downs  

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the IFBIC 2022 Program Committee and notification of abstract acceptance will be made by 15 March 2022


Keynote and Tutorial speakers

Keynote speakers will be announced closer to the meeting date.   

Tutorial speakers have not yet been selected.  If you would like to lead a tutorial session, please submit a separate abstract for your proposed tutorial.  Abstracts for tutorial sessions must provide a title that begins with the word, “Tutorial:”.  Abstract submission for tutorial sessions must follow the same guidelines as those for regular presentations, as described in the “Abstract Submission” section above. 

Social Gathering  

Optional evening social events include a meet-and-greet social with hors d’oeuvres the evening of Monday, 9 May with self-pay cash bar for beer and wine. All food service will provide on-site options for gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan dietary restrictions. Costs of social gathering attendance are included in your participation fee for the Forum.