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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Events • 01-20-2015 - 01-21-2015

CBRN - First Response 2015

The conference will act as a platform for the international military and first responder community to analyse emerging markets, share best practice and review the latest technologies available

Events • 01-26-2015 - 01-29-2015

Arab Health 2015

Arab Health, is the second largest healthcare exhibition and congress in the world and the largest in the Middle East. It offers important opportunities to build relationships within the healthcare industry, to showcase progress and achievement in the sector, and to explore new opportunities with stakeholders in the healthcare field.

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.


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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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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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


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.


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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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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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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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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Novel Smallpox Vaccine – Increasing Resilience against the Ultimate Biorisk

Infectious disease threats are a continuous challenge for society and military services, and may originate from both naturally-occurring and deliberately introduced pathogens and toxins. Contrasting natural infectious disease outbreaks, biological weapons are based on microbial agents, subjected to weaponization and subsequent dissemination. A long history of development and usage of biological weapons by both state and non-state actors, including a rise of terrorist groups exhibiting interest in such asymmetric weapons usage, underscores the importance of prevention, response and recovery against this class of weapons.

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Vigorous Warrior

“Interoperability will not work in a joint and multinational environment if forces do not practice, train and exercise together."

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Business Mirror

Partners of the military worldwide Directory of manufacturers, distributors and service providers with their Profile, latest news and contact details. Your direct link!

2nd Dillingen International Forum on Military Medicine

   The MCIF is holding a workshop in Dillingen, Germany from 11 to 12 June 2015, 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.