DiMiMED 2021

11/15/2021 - 11/16/2021

DiMiMED - International Conference on Disaster and Military Medicine


Following on from the success of the 8th Disaster & Military Medicine Conference which demonstrated what was technologically possible in the virtual world, planning is well underway for the 

9th Disaster & Military Medicine Conference scheduled for 15th and 16th November, in Dusseldorf. 

The organizing committee is delighted to announce their plans for a return to the more traditional ’real‘ as opposed to a ’virtual‘ event, associated with, as is customary, the MEDICA Trade Fair.   

Despite our best hopes and desires, SARS-CoV-2 has not yet left the world stage!  It continues to influence the organisation of events everywhere. However, with the delivery and distribution of the various vaccines, there is a gradual movement towards the restoration of normality. On the other hand, SARS-CoV-2 is responding with the development of ’variants of concern‘, hall marked by greater transmissibility. The outcome is in the balance, but hopefully the scales are tilting in favour of a return to normality!  It will not be a surprise therefore that COVID-19 will continue to impact our Conference. Borrowing from Hollywood’s tried and tested formula for successful new releases, the theme of the 9th Disaster & Military Medicine Conference will be

"COVID-19: 'The Sequel' - Implications for the future delivery of Disaster and Military Medicine"  

This year’s programme will include modules on CBRN, Infectious Disease, Mental Health and Military & Civilian International Collaboration.  In addition, there will be a selection of ’Hot Topics‘ selected by the Scientific Committee on the basis of their potential interest and relevance to the attendees. While last year’s virtual event was a huge success from both the academic and technological perspectives, it lacked those essential opportunities to network with international colleagues of similar experiences and motivation. The 9th Disaster & Military Medicine Conference re-establishes this vital component of any international conference as well as presenting a ’real‘ opportunity to renew old acquaintances and make new ones.

So let attendance at this Conference be your watershed moment in returning to a more normal post-COVID world.

We look forward to seeing you in Dusseldorf in November!  


Rob van der Meer, MD
Brigadier General (ret)
Former Surgeon General of the Netherlands Armed Forces


Gerald M. Kerr
Colonel (ret)
Former Surgeon General & Director Medical Corps Irish Defence Forces


DiMiMED-Program 2021:

  • Dr John Quinn for the session of Disaster Medicine  
  • Col Prof Dr Eric Vermetten for the session of Mental Health 
  • Col Dr Benjamin Queyriaux for the session of Infectious Diseases 
  • Col Dr Dirk Steinritz for the session of CBRN 

Please click here for the detailed programme of the 9th DiMIMED


We have booked a call-in allotment for you in the "McDreams Hotel" and "the niu Cobbles" in Essen. The Shuttle Bus will pick you up there and drives you to the conference venue. You will receive more information like the keyword for booking after your registration!

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Get together with Beta Publishing and leave unique footprints on the fair which is your chance to be an essential part of an exclusive and extraordinary event.

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If you have any questions, please send an email to events@beta-publishing.com

Attention: The Sponsoring Package Benefactor is sold out!

Poster Award

As the poster award the last years has been received very well, it will again be awarded at this year’s DiMiMED. The proposals which are going to be sent in


 by the candidates, will be reviewed by the chairmen Rob van der Meer and Colonel Gerald M. Kerr. The selected posters will be displayed in the showroom during the conference. At the end of the conference the chairmen as well as the organizer will honour the winner in a special ceremony.

The award carries again a prize of € 1.000

We look forward to receiving your proposals!
Please send your poster to events@beta-publishing.com until 1 November 2021.

Save The Date: 15 - 18 November 2021

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Report of the virtual DiMiMED conference 2020
"Coping with COVID - Combating the Catastrophe and Dealing with the Disruption"

The 8th DiMiMED International Conference took place on Monday and Tuesday, 16th and 17th November 2020.  Like the “mother” MEDICA event, the 2020 Conference took place virtually as a result of restrictions arising from COVID-19.

Notwithstanding the technical requirements for hosting such a Conference under current circumstances, the organisers, Messe Dusseldorf and Beta Verlag Publications were “up to the challenge”, and the 2020 DiMiMED International Conference had the highest number of attendees in the eight-year history of the event. In total, there were 250 attendees distributed over 37 countries and 5 continents.  

Click here to read the whole report of our virtual DiMiMED conference

Please click here for the Program of our virtual DiMiMED 2020

Report of the 6th DiMiMED 2018

Click here to read the whole DiMiMED report


Report of the 7th DiMiMED 2019

Click here to read the whole DiMiMED report
Click here to find the program of the 7th DiMiMED 2019


Impressions of the 7th DiMiMED 2019:


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