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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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Events • 11-04-2014 - 11-07-2014

7th International Conference of The Royal Medical Services

4th ICMM Pan Arab Regional Working Group Congress on Military Medicine

Events • 11-12-2014 - 11-13-2014

2nd International Congress on Disaster and Military Medicine

It will take place on November 12 and 13, 2014 and is organized by the BETA Media Publishing Group, under the auspices of the Medical Corps International Forum (MCIF), powered by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH.

Events • 11-13-2014

NATO Industry Forum 2014

The NATO-Industry Forum addresses a recognised need for an elevated strategic dialogue between NATO and industry to ensure that the Alliance benefits from the best solutions to military requirements, within expected budget and time constraints, now and in the foreseeable future.

Events • 11-18-2014 - 11-21-2014

SEMINAR ON MILITARY MEDICINE AND REGIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE ICMM PAN AMERICAN REGIONAL WORKING GROUP

The topics to be covered in this seminar are:

- "THE SOCIAL SECURITY AND MILITARY HEALTH IN AMERICA. EXPERIENCES, ACHIEVEMENTS, DIFFICULTIES AND CHALLENGES".

- "RESPONSE CAPABILITIES AND EXPERIENCES OF THE FAM-LAC IN EMERGENCIES".

Challenges

Use of Simulation and Military Medical Training: 2014

Use of simulation of all types is playing an ever-increasing role in medical education at all levels of civilian and military medical training. Increasingly, uses of simulation are expanding to additional applications such as skills assessment, credentialing, quality improvement and research. Simulation now augments nearly every clinical and operational training program.

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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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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.

News • 01-30-2014 • Company News

CAE Healthcare unveils CAE Fidelis Maternal Fetal Simulator at world’s largest healthcare simulation conference

San Francisco, California, U.S.A., January 24, 2014 –– CAE Healthcare announced today that it will unveil theCAE Fidelis™ Maternal Fetal Simulator at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), the world’s largest annual conference dedicated to healthcare simulation. Based on widely accepted and validated models of maternal-fetal physiology, the childbirth simulator will offer human-like vital signs and responses for practice of obstetrical emergencies and labor and delivery scenarios.

News • 12-20-2013 • Company News

FLAMOR CASEVAC STRETCHERS COMPLYING WITH STANAG 3204

The Casevac Stretcher by Flamor is now tested for airworthiness.

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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Challenges

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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Training

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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Interviews

Medical Advisor Shape

MCIF is very pleased to continue the series about the chiefs of military medical service with Brigadier General Istvan Kopcsó, Allied Command Operations

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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 International Conference on Disaster and Military Medicine 2014

It will take place on November 12 and 13, 2014 and is organized by the BETA Group, under the auspices of the Medical Corps International Forum (MCIF), powered by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH.

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.