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Periodontal Emergency Treatment in the Field

The following article will discuss the acute inflammatory periodontopathies that can impair the operational capacity of personnel and the aetiological factors that are associated with these disorders.

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Events • 02-02-2015 - 02-05-2015

Second International Naval Medicine conference

This international conference focuses on three pillars: Diving and Hyperbaric medicine, Health Informatics and Occupational and Enivromental Health and Saftey medicine. A unique group of world authorities in these field are lecturing in addition to local expertise. It is organised by the Royal Navy of Oman and in collaboration with a group of internationally recognised medical and academic institutions.

Events • 02-10-2015 - 02-12-2015

International Disaster Conference & Expo (IDCE)

The mission of the International Disaster Conference & Expo (IDCE) is to unite public and private sector professionals from around the world for discussions regarding policy, lessons learned, best practices, and forward thinking, resulting in the mitigation of loss of life and property when catastrophic events occur.
IDCE is the only event supported across such a broad spectrum of industry perspectives: Homeland Security, Emergency Management, Emergency Response, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Resilience, Global Security, Large Loss / Claims, and more.

Events • 03-05-2015 - 03-09-2015

ECR 2015 - European Congress of Radiology

The ECR is the annual meeting of the ESR. It is a trend-setting, dynamic and service-oriented congress, well-known as one of the most innovative meetings within the scientific community, embedded in a unique and inspiring ambience.

Events • 03-22-2015 - 03-25-2015

12th Annual World Health Care Congress

The 12th Annual World Health Care Congress convenes decision makers from all sectors of health care to catalyze change. In 2015, faculty focus on critical challenges and opportunities including the impact of ACA implementation on health care businesses one year in, payer and provider consolidation, new approaches to value-based payment, and novel partnerships with the true potential to move the needle on care coordination and delivery. - See more at: http://www.worldcongress.com/events/HR15000/#sthash.yIXkD4mq.dpuf

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The Hungarian Military Services

A reorganizational process has been going on in both the Hungarian civilian health care and the Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF) since 2011, and it has had a significant effect on military medicine. Adaptation to a newly launched national health policy, organizational fusions, changes in the leadership, establishment optimization, stabilization of financial management, the establishment of a new structure, and re-thinking and distribution of tasks have happened and are still going on in the military medicine, while the professional values and capabilities must be retained and corried over into the new structure unabridged. As a result of the reconstruction, the first and largest health institution of the Hungarian defence forces, the HDF Medical Centre was born. It is very special in having a double function: on the one hand to provide medical care for the civilian population, on the other hand to carry out military tasks in accordance with national and NATO requirements.

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Experiences

Force Health Protection NATO Conference 2014 23–26 June 2014, Budapest, Hungary

The second NATO-wide conference on Force Health Protection took place in Budapest, Hungary on 23 – 26 June 2014. This followed on from the very positive experiences of the first conference held in June 2012 in Munich which focused on health surveillance. The Budapest conference had an expanded scope and was held in the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine’s (MILMED COE) “hometown”.

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News • 11-19-2014 • Company News

Exceptionally economical: Now also covers instrument reprocessing

Greater efficiency in CSSDs:
Container and trolley washers with new features

Gütersloh/Düsseldorf, November 12, 2014. – Large-chamber decontamination units from Miele Professional have been used successfully by hospitals for many years to clean such bulky loads as containers, trolleys and bed-frames. Now, a new circulation system allows CSSDs to efficiently and rapidly wash and disinfect standard surgical instruments such as scissors and forceps. Furthermore, the new Combi Eco System reduces the consumption of fully demineralised water and heating energy.

News • 11-05-2014 • Company News

BLOOD CHAIN (Click here for more information)

Solutions for safe blood transport

Dometic’s Blood Chain range of transport boxes, for the supply of blood in war time and in times of natural catastrophes, has been specially dedicated to the Armed Forces Medical Services. This range was created after that Dometic had developed the model RCB 42 P for the Pentagon who was searching for a solution for the transport and storage of blood to the front line. This model became a standard and has been adopted by all NATO Armed Forces.

News • 02-07-2014 • Company News

ZOLL TO HOST FIRST DUBAI CARDIAC ARREST SYMPOSIUM

Improving Outcomes in Resuscitation Focus

February 6, 2014—CHELMSFORD, MASS.—ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, today announced that, in cooperation with the Emirates Cardiac Society (ECS), it will host the first Dubai Cardiac Arrest Symposium on February 22 at the Crowne Plaza Dubai (Sheikh Zayed Rd.).

News • 01-30-2014 • Company News

CAE Healthcare sells record 44 Caesar Trauma Patient Simulators to United States Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC)

Montreal, Canada, December 11, 2013 –– CAE Healthcare announced today the record sale of 44 Caesar trauma patient simulators to the United States Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) for tactical medical care field training in sites throughout the U.S., Guam and Spain. In addition to the simulators, CAE Healthcare will provide NECC training and multi-year maintenance services. The total contract is valued at more than $3 million.

Interviews

Interview with the Organizers of the 41st ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine

In the run-up to the ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine, Mr. Heinz-Jürgen Witzke, Senior Publisher Medical Corps International Forum, visited Indonesia and was granted the following interview with Major General Daniel Tjen, MD, Neurologist, the Surgeon General of the Indonesia Defense Force and Vice Chairman of the ICMM/Chairman of the 41stICMM World Congress Steering Committee; Brigadier General Terawan Agus Putranto, MD, Radiologist, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of of the 41st ICMM World Congress. The objective of the interview being to communicate all necessary information concerning the 41st ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine to the international community.

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Interviews

Interview with the CO / CEO Europe Regional Medical Command

MCIF is very grateful to BG Coots for granting this interview. He is Commander and Chief Executive Officer of Europe Regional Medical Command (ERMC) and the head of the US Army Medical Service in Europe.

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Challenges

Medical Support of Infantry Operations

The author reports on his personal experience during an 8 ½ months’ deployment to Afghanistan. In the way of a “lessons learned”, he refers to diverse viewpoints he encountered and accounts of various impressions – not limited to his field of profession as a medical officer. He concludes with his personal survival strategy - good advise to anyone transferred to a similar situation.

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Experiences

Outbreak Investigation and In-Theatre Diagnostics Using Real-Time PCR

In small, front-line (role 2) MTFs, the only diagnostic techniques usually available with which suspected outbreaks of infection can be investigated are malaria microscopy and rapid immunochromatographic tests. This means that the diagnostic range is very narrow while, at the same time, the results produced by rapid tests may be of little value in view of the limited sensitivity and specificity of these methods. The use of culture-based infection diagnostic techniques is only possible where the full infrastructure of a microbiological field laboratory is at hand; such laboratories are not widely present and are generally only provided in role 3 facilities. In circumstances in which reaction time can represent a crucial factor, the fact that medical facilities cannot always be transported by air becomes a problem. The management of time-related factors is a particular challenge in relation to the diagnosis of the outbreaks of infections. This challenge can be overcome using recently developed molecular techniques, specifically real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which has already been successfully used by the German Armed Forces to investigate epidemics and to monitor personnel in tropical theatres of operation.

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Experiences

STRATAIR-MEDEVAC

In addition to the special aspects of military evacuation, natural disasters or terrorist attacks often result in so many victims at one time that the capacities of civilian air ambulances are quickly exceeded. Governmental, e.g. military back-up for such situations may be one of the answers. This article describes the concept for Strategic Airmedevac of the German Armed Forces.

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Challenges

Medical Lessons from OPERATION MOSHTARAK Phase 2

This paper is a narrative description of the planning and execution of the medical support plan for OP MOSHTARAK, the Combined Team security operation in the towns of Nad Ali and Marjah of Central Helmand in February and March 2010. The aim is to describe the key events that influenced the development of the medical plan and how these unfolded during the operation in order to identify observations and lessons learned to improve processes for managing medical support to future operations. The paper illustrates how the principles for planning and managing medical operations are applied in practice.

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Business Mirror

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2nd Dillingen International Forum on Military Medicine

   The MCIF is holding a workshop in Dillingen, Germany with the aim of promoting international cooperation within the family of military medicine and supporting continued development of expertise.

Almanac - Military Medical Corps Worldwide

The fifth edition of the Almanac - Military Medical Corps Worldwide will be published by the end of 2014. As of 1 January 2015, it can be ordered via our homepage for € 56 plus postage.

 

The Almanac accurately reflects the contemporary status of the military medical services of more than 100 countries, such as the number of existing military hospitals, institutes and armed forces personnel.