NATO Run 2016
More than 4000 runners, including soldier athletes from 12 NATO countries participated at the 11th NATO run on 25 September 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. This year 12 staff members of the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) completed the hard but spectacular running route and received the finisher's medals at the Kapisztrán Square in the Buda Castle.
Unconditional Accreditation of NATO MILMED COE
More than a year ago, the MILMED COE applied, and began the preparations, for Institutional Accreditation granted by NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT). Per Bi-SC 75-2, accreditation is based on NATO Quality Standards and requires an educational training facility to demonstrate the existence of an effective quality management system (QMS), as well as to provide evidence of their contribution to NATO.
ACT’s Joint Force Trainer (JFT) conducted a site visit of the MILMED COE from May 11-13, 2016. On September 26, 2016, ACT JFT provided the final report declaring UNCONDITIONAL ACCREDITATION of the MILMED COE for the next 6 years. As a result, the MILMED COE courses now achieve the highest NATO certification of “NATO Approved”.
1st MMLLT meeting
The Multinational Medical Lessons Learned Team (MMLLT) meeting - as the 4th iteration of the Medical Lessons Learned Workshops, took place in Budapest Hungary on 6 - 7 September 2016.
16 participants represented the 8 member nations (CAN, CZE, DEU, FRA, GBR, HUN, NLD, USA) and 2 invited organizations (Multinational Joint HQ, Ulm, Germany and Charles University Prague, Centre for Global Health) on the event.
The main goal of the member nations is to facilitate the sharing of medical Lessons Learned related information and documents – addressing the Wales Summit Armed Forces Declaration.
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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.