NEWS AND EVENTS

FHP Course: MED-MS-31669

FHP Course: MED-MS-31669

The next NATO HEALTH SURVEILLANCE AND MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT OF EPIDEMIC CRISIS FOR OPERATIONAL AND STRATEGIC MEDICAL LEADERS Course will take place at the Centre d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique des Armées (CESPA), Marseille from the 16-20 May 2022.

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Vigorous Warrior 2023

Vigorous Warrior 2023

The Calling Letter for the Exercise Specifications Conference Exercise Vigorous Warrior 2023 is already available.

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A Letter of Intent was reached on cooperation between Georgia and the NATO MILMED COE

A Letter of Intent was reached on cooperation between Georgia and the NATO MILMED COE

On 18 November, the Georgian Minister of Defence Juansher Burchuladze visited the NATO MILMED COE headquarters in Budapest to sign the Letter of Intent, which was previously signed by Brigadier General Dr. Dirk-Friedrich Klagges.

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MEDEVAL in Ukraine

MEDEVAL in Ukraine

Between 7 and 12 November 2021 an international team of Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) from Hungary, Norway, Romania, Spain, the USA and The Netherlands, coordinated by MILMED COE carried out a medical evaluation activity - MEDEVAL - of the strategic aeromedical evacuation capability of a Ukrainian aircraft unit - UKR AN26 „Vita”, temporarily located in Zythomir - Ukraine.

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FHP Event: Covid-19; A retrospective look at a turbulent time - Munich

FHP Event: Covid-19; A retrospective look at a turbulent time - Munich

The Force Health Protection Branch (FHPB) of the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine hosted an online Force Health Protection Event on 03-04 November 2021.

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The Main Planning Conference of the Vigorous Warrior 22 - Casualty Move 22 combined Tabletop Exercise has been concluded in Budapest, Hungary.

The Main Planning Conference of the Vigorous Warrior 22 - Casualty Move 22 combined Tabletop Exercise has been concluded in Budapest, Hungary.

The NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (NATO MILMED COE) and the Multinational Medical Coordination Centre/ European Medical Command (MMCC/EMC – more info at: Multinational Medical Coordination Centre / European Medical Command (bundeswehr.de) ), are combining their expertise and know-how to create a unique training event for the benefit of NATO’s medical realm.

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One step closer to the pre-COVID period: Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) course in Budapest

One step closer to the pre-COVID period: Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) course in Budapest

In September, MILMED COE received in Budapest the first participants since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two courses have been held back-to-back, covering several aspects including preparation, communications/ radio procedures, command and control and triage through series of lectures, skills stations, workshops, table-top exercises, Hospital Exercise (HOSPEX) and practical exercises without casualties (PEWCS). 

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Virtual International Medical Management of Radiation Injuries (IV-MED)

Virtual International Medical Management of Radiation Injuries (IV-MED)

The IV-MED course is designed to teach participants how to respond to medical emergencies involving radiation exposure/contamination and how to improve the treatment and care of the injured. The course consists of a combination of lectures, demonstrations and exercises.

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Force Health Protection Event: Covid-19; A retrospective look at a turbulent time

Force Health Protection Event: Covid-19; A retrospective look at a turbulent time

It is a pleasure to announce the Force Health Protection (FHP) Event which will take place virtually in Munich, 3-4 November 2021. After having to cancel last year’s FHP congress we decided to conduct a smaller event in 2021 before returning to a regular congress again in 2022.

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NATO Military Medicine Conference

NATO Military Medicine Conference

Update 2021.08.30: Please note that this event has been canceled, but is likely to be organized with a broader spectrum in 2022. We will keep you posted here and our social media sites on the developments.

The NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine has decided to hold the first event of its NATO Military Medicine Conference series with the following title and topic: Tactical Combat Casualty Care 25 yrs — NATO Missions in Afghanistan 20 yrs.

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NATO Medical Support Experimenter Course (NMSEC)

NATO Medical Support Experimenter Course (NMSEC)

Centres of Excellence (COEs) are international military organizations that train and educate leaders and specialists from NATO member and partner countries. The NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine has become one of the leading expert organizations within NATO cooperating and supporting military medical Concept Development & Experimentation activities.

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Medical CD&E Extranet Portal available

Medical CD&E Extranet Portal available

The NATO MILMED COE has just launched the new Medical Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) Extranet Portal. The Portal is dedicated especially to those, who are working in the field of CD&E.

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Medical Innovation Newsletter

Medical Innovation Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the novelty of the Lessons Learned and Innovation Branch: Medical Innovation newsletter.

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Medical Messenger's e-Catalogue update

Medical Messenger's e-Catalogue update

The Military Medical Journal’s e-Catalogue is available with the latest update on the Medical Messenger’s website.

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Poland has joined the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine

Poland has joined the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine

On the 2nd of June 2021, the Polish flag was raised in a ceremonial way at the NATO MILMED COE Headquarters in Budapest, welcoming Poland’s accession to the organization.

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New content on Medical Messenger!

New content on Medical Messenger!

We would like to introduce a new page on the Medical Messengers’s website. Choose the Medical Messenger Videos menu and watch different videos and podcasts from our Branches on various topics.

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Innovation Portal: the new source of information

Innovation Portal: the new source of information

At our last Steering Committee Meeting, in December 2020, Lessons Learned and Innovation Branch identified as an Innovation goal to become a source of information on new and developing technologies of operational medical interest. We have developed the "Innovation Portal" as a means to capture and share innovation information – from ideas to newly developed capabilities. We are doing this in the belief that by increasing awareness of Innovation ideas and developments, we can speed the adoption of new technologies and innovative processes within NATO.

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A major update for the Military Medical Journals e-Catalogue

A major update for the Military Medical Journals e-Catalogue

One of our never-ending tasks is to collect and distribute information in the Alliance's medical realm. This time around, we thought it to be useful to collect relevant military-medical journals and to add them to our Catalogue.

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Medical Messenger has a new addition to its list of articles

Medical Messenger has a new addition to its list of articles

A new article titled Evidence-based medicine: lessons learned from the NATO Military Medical Center of Excellence has been added to our ever-growing list of materials, this time around co-authored by our very own Col. Dr. Petr Král, the head of our Interoperability Branch. Click to read the abstract and to head over to the article itself!

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New article on the Medical Messenger!

New article on the Medical Messenger!

It is always a pleasure to act as a platform for medical papers from all over the NATO medical community. However, it is even better to promote our own scientific papers. Our Interoperability Branch is engaged in many practical activities, but they also have a scholarly vein too. Maj Jacopo Frassini, MD; LtC Zoltán Tóth, MD; Col Petr Král, MD has authored the article titled “Flight Surgeons, Aerospace Medicine And NATO Aeromedical Doctrine: Where Is The Alliance For Flight Safety?”, so click here to read the abstract and the article.

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The e-Catalogue of Military Medical Journals is available on the Medical Messenger

The e-Catalogue of Military Medical Journals is available on the Medical Messenger

The NATO MILMED COE is the open door of NATO for everything medical and in that vein, strives to be the central knowledge hub in military medicine. Part of this effort is to maintain awareness of relevant military medical journals and other publications, that may interest our partners. 

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Manual for Medical Experimentation in Exercises now available on MILMED COE's Extranet

Manual for Medical Experimentation in Exercises now available on MILMED COE's Extranet

The creation and custodianship of key medical documents is one of our most important tasks, with the creation of this Manual, MILMED COE provides relevant and up-to-date guidance on a critically important area in medical exercises.

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MILMED COE Training Branch visit to the Department of Operational Medicine of Pécs University

MILMED COE Training Branch visit to the Department of Operational Medicine of Pécs University

The Department of Operational Medicine of Pécs University and the NATO MILMED COE continue to build on their 8-year partnership. The aim of this visit was to identify new possibilities of cooperation and innovation and to share recommendations for future scientific work and practical cooperation. A summary of the visit by WO Attila KECSKÉS.

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NATO Force Health Protection Conference 2020 postponed

NATO Force Health Protection Conference 2020 postponed

We regret to announce that due to the pandemic, the NATO Force Health Protection Conference 2020, planned for 21-25 September in France will be postponed. 

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Journal of Military and Veterans Health Editorial Board Vacancies

Journal of Military and Veterans Health Editorial Board Vacancies

NATO MILMED COE is happy to support our partners in finding the right audience for their materials and requests, so we are delighted to bring this opportunity to your attention!

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COVID STRATEGY - Systematic concentric circle testing methodology - updated

COVID STRATEGY - Systematic concentric circle testing methodology - updated

The NATO MILMED COE is taking a deeper look at the possible strategies to fight the pandemic. This article has been written by LtCol. Daniel Aron on one such method. The article has been extended and supported by Prof Dr. Ken Boffard from University of Gothenburg, Sweden and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and Dr. Linda Sonesson Senior Clinical Education Fellow, Honorary Research Fellow, Collaborative Partnerships Office, Faculty of Medicine: South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London, United Kingdom; Department of Learning, Informatics, Management, and Ethics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

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List of canceled events

List of canceled events

The NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine takes pride in the fact that is an active knowledge centre, with many events and courses that serve the betterment and transformation of NATO’s medical capabilities. Nevertheless, our motto is still “Committed to the Health of our Forces” and we take it seriously. Therefore, adhering to National regulations and our own analysis, and by consulting with our partners, we announce the cancellation/postponement of the following events.

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Further COE events canceled

Further COE events canceled

As Europe and the whole world is aiming to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic, NATO MILMED COE also has to make some hard choices and keep its commitment to the health of our forces as the first priority.

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Canceled - NATO MILMED COE Events in Italy

Canceled - NATO MILMED COE Events in Italy

While we are a proud organizer of a wealth of events in service of NATO, the health of our forces and the public must take precedence. Therefore, MILMED COE Management have decided to cancel all of our events in Italy until the end of March.

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Corona-virus Updates

Corona-virus Updates

The Force Health Protection Branch of the NATO MILMED COE is closely monitoring the developments regarding the novel Corona-virus 2019-nCoV. On this page we will keep posting updates to the situation and you can find all of our assessments and publications on the topic so far. 

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2020 Annual Discipline Conference and Military Medical Training Working Group

2020 Annual Discipline Conference and Military Medical Training Working Group

The Department Head (DH) for the Medical Support discipline, together with the Chairs of the COMEDS Military Medical Training Working Group (MMT WG) is pleased to invite you to the 2020 Annual Discipline Conference (ADC) in conjunction with the MMT WG meeting hosted by the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, Chania, Greece, 30 MARCH – 03 APRIL 2020.

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MULTINATIONAL MEDICAL APPROACH IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS

MULTINATIONAL MEDICAL APPROACH IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS

From 3 to 5 December 2019, the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) hosted a second workshop of the Multinational Capability Development Campaign Medical Modular Approach Employment (MCDC MMA Emp) project. This workshop was attended by representatives from 7 participating nations (CZE, DEU, FIN, NLD, ROU, UK, USA) and 2 supporting organisations – MILMED COE and the European Defence Agency. 

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“A GOOD SCRIPT IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS...”

“A GOOD SCRIPT IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS...”

From 3 to 7 December 2018, the Bundeswehr Medical Academy welcomed 47 officers and civilian representatives from twelve nations to its premises... From 3 to 7 December 2018, the Bundeswehr Medical Academy welcomed 47 officers and civilian representatives from twelve nations to its premises... From 3 to 7 December 2018, the Bundeswehr Medical Academy welcomed 47 officers and civilian representatives from twelve nations to its premises...

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“THE FIRST CONFERENCE FOR MEDICAL SIMULATION APPLIED TO LARGE SCALE EXERCISES”

“THE FIRST CONFERENCE FOR MEDICAL SIMULATION APPLIED TO LARGE SCALE EXERCISES”

In line with the PXD VIGOROUS WARRIOR 2019 conclusions, in order to improve quality of medical exercises and to increase realism in simulation, the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) in cooperation with the Bundeswehr Medical Academy is organizing the first Conference for Medical Simulation Applied to Large Scale Exercises, taking place from 28 to 31 October 2019 in the Bundeswehr Medical Academy in Munich, Germany.

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2nd NATO MEDICAL LESSONS LEARNED CONFERENCE ON CIV-MIL INTERACTION

2nd NATO MEDICAL LESSONS LEARNED CONFERENCE ON CIV-MIL INTERACTION

We proudly announce that following the successful first iteration, the 2nd Civilian - Military Medical Lessons Learned Conference will be held in Litchfield, the United Kingdom in the Surgeon General’s Headquarters at Defence Medical Services (Whittington). The conference is co-organised by the Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine and UK Defence Medical Service, the date is 6-9 May 2019.

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