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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.