A week of high-ranking visits
Brigadier General Dennis P. LeMaster, Commanding General Regional Health Command Europe (RHCE) and Colonel Anne L. Naclerio, Deputy Surgeon US Army Europe (USAREUR) accompanied by Colonel Sara Breckenridge Sproat, RHCE Chief Nurse visited the MILMED COE on 25 October 2016 in Budapest.
International Military Medical Observer Trainer (IMMOT) PILOT Course
NATO MILMED COE had the opportunity to participate as observer on the International Military Medical Observer Trainer PILOT Course held at the Military Hospital Queen Astrid in Brussels between 17 – 20 October, with the collaboration of Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
Ambassador of Romania visit
The Ambassador of Romania to Hungary, HE Mr. Marius Gabriel Lazurca accompanied by the Defense Attaché, Colonel Savu Toma visited the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) in Budapest.
The aim of the visit was to discuss possibilites to extend the scope of cooperation between Romania and the Centre. The guests were briefed by the Director of MILMED COE, COL Dr. László Fazekas (HUN) and by the respective medical branch heads.
COL Fazekas commended Romania as Steering Nation for its contributions to the Centre, while HE Mr. Lazurca reaffirmed Romania's continuous support to MILMED COE.
Ambassador of Chile visit
The Ambassador of Chile to Hungary, HE Mrs. Verónica Chahin has recently paid an official visit to the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) in Budapest.
The aim of the visit was to get familiar with the Centre and to discuss further possibilites for cooperation between Chile as potential partner nation and the Centre. The Ambassador was received by the Director of MILMED COE, COL Dr. László Fazekas (HUN).
As result of the visit MILMED COE initiated participation of Chilean students on individual training opportunities provided by the Centre to NATO partners in 2016 and 2017.
COE Directors Conference 2016
Photo credit: ENSEC COE
Twenty-four NATO Centre of Excellence (COE) Directors and representatives from the NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) and the NATO Headquarters (HQ) in Brussels met for a conference on 06-07 October 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This year the conference was hosted by the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (ENSEC COE) and chaired by Colonel Gintaras Bagdonas, Director of ENSEC COE.