Spring Research Festival

The Spring Research Festival is an annual event co-sponsored by the United States Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) and the Military & Health Research Foundation (MHRF) for students, scientists, and the community to collaborate and learn about research at Fort Detrick and the National Cancer Institute at Frederick.

The 2023 Spring Research Festival will be in person for poster displays and the vendor exhibit and locations that will have in person viewing for lectures. The lecture presentations will be virtual. The Spring Research Festival events include scientific lectures and poster presentations showcasing the research being conducted in Fort Detrick laboratories. The Spring Research Festival attracts approximately 1,000 attendees from Fort Detrick and the surrounding community, including local and state government and academic officials. Please join us for this exciting celebration of local scientific achievement on April 25-26, 2023!

Registration will be open from February 8 – April 5, 2023 for the Poster Display, Poster Blitz, Young Investigator Symposium, and Judging. Spectator registration will open February 8, 2023 and remain open through the event. All attendees will be required to register as a participant or spectator to gain access to the event.


  • April 25, 2023 / 9:00 AM — April 26, 2023 / 5:00 PM
  • Fort Detrick Campus
  • 810 Schreider St. Fort Detrick, MD 21702