NATO EOD Demonstrations&Trials 2016
Colonel Dr. László Fazekas (HUN, A), Director of the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) attended the NATO EOD Demonstrations & Trials on 6-7 September 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia. This year the event was hosted and organized by the EOD Centre of Excellence in cooperation with the C-IED Centre of Excellence. At the conference COL Fazekas discussed potential fields of future cooperation with the Directors of the aforementioned COEs. Moreover, COL Fazekas had an opportunity to meet high ranking Slovakian officials including MoD State Secretary and Chief of Defence Staff and expressed gratitude to them about Slovakian decision joining the NATO MILMED COE.
'Breaking boundaries' Workshop in Budapest
The NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) conducted the 3rd NATO Medical Lessons Learned Workshop in Budapest, Hungary from 12 to 14 April 2016. It was a very successful workshop focused on developing methods to share nationally developed medical observations, Lessons and Good and Best practices within the Health Support Services arena. Attended by 16 people from 7 nations the 2 day meeting produced guidance that outlines processes that will support a nation’s ability and willingness to share. The result is a flexible process, controlled by the providing nation, that is designed to allow each participating nation to provide what they are comfortable sharing. Each nation can choose individually and adjustments to those decisions can be made at any time. Additionally the participants unanimously decided to create a standing organization /the Multinational Medical Lessons Learned Team (MMLLT))/ to lead and stimulate the sharing across the alliance.
COS US Joint Staff Surgeon visit
"The professionalism of the entire staff is amazing and the Joint Staff looks forward our continued cooperation." - wrote Mr. P. Adam Poling, Chief of Staff of US Joint Staff Suregon to the Visitor's Book of NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) when he paid a visit to the centre on 08 September 2016 in Budapest.