'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.
Change of Command Ceremony
On 14 July 2016 the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) organized its Change of Command Ceremony at the Hungarian Defence Forces Medical Centre in Budapest with a large number of distinguished guests, including the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Hungarian Ministry of Defence, Mr. Tamás Vargha who delivered the keynote speech. He highlighted that the Hungarian Ministry of Defence was proud that Budapest hosted the Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine and the Centre's outstanding experts had been working for the past 7 years to maintain the high level of NATO’s medical capabilities. "They do an excellent job. The professional competence, the development of the skills of course participants, and the success of the military medical exercise series organized by the Centre, called Vigorous Warrior, confirm that very well." - said Mr. Vargha.