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).
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.
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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