More international cooperation in sight

CBRN and simulation in training

The NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) organized two important meetings this week in Budapest.

On 20-21 January, a meeting with staff members from the JCBRN COE, Vyskov, Czech Republic, as well as the Chairman of the NATO COMEDS Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Nuclear Medicine (CBRN) Medical Working Group, Col. Prof. Frederic Dorandeu, took place in order to discuss potential forms of cooperation in the field of CBRN related medical training.

Another meeting with colleagues from the Romanian Centre for Simulation and Training in Emergency Situations from Targu Mures, Romania, was held on 21-23 January in Budapest upon invitation of MILMED COE to explore and find ways for both institutions to work together on simulation in medical training. The Romanian State Secretary for Health, Dr. Raed Arafat also attended and chaired the meeting. Mr. Arafat is an intensive care physician and anaesthesiologist himself, is in charge of emergency care and medical disaster preparedness, furthermore he is the founder of the Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication (SMURD).

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NTR meeting in San Antonio


MILMED COE staff members attended the 9th NATO Trauma Registry (NTR) Task Force meeting at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio, Texas on 10-12 December 2013 in order to discuss questions regarding the future of the NTR project.

Altogether 16 participants from 10 NATO nations, including the deputy director of the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE), CAPT (N) Dr. Andreas Dierich, as well as colleagues from MILMED COE's Lessons Learned Branch met experts from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Joint Trauma System (JTS) and members of the NTR Task Force to further develop an important document, the NTR Concept, describing the terms of use of the software; furthermore to discuss the results of the NTR software test results.

The next meeting will take place on 3-5 March in Prague, Czech Republic.

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A high-ranking UK visit

Major General Jeremy Rowan, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Health) of the British Army, accompanied by Group Captain Bruce Court, the British staff member of MILMED COE's satellite branch, the Deployment Health Surveillance Capability (DHSC) located in Munich, and Lieutenant Commander Lee Hazard, Military Attaché to the ACDS (H), paid an official visit to MILMED COE on 25 November 2013 in Budapest.

The main occasion of the visit was Great Britain's joining to the Centre as a new Sponsoring Nation.


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