11/16/2020 - 11/17/2020
DiMiMED - International Conference on Disaster and Military Medicine
Coping with COVID - Combating the Catastrophe and Dealing with the Disruption
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to organise our DiMiMED conference virtually! (The participation is free of charge for scientific participants)
A week is a long time in politics, it is said, but how much longer is a year, especially in the world of Disaster & Military Medicine!
Since the 7th Disaster & Military Medicine Conference our lexicon has grown to incorporate a variety of new terms like ‘lock-down’, ‘quarantine’, ‘self-isolation’, ‘restricted movement’, and for many of us these terms have assumed a harsh and stark reality, part of the ‘new normal’. No part of society is unaffected by SARS-CoV-2, and in response to the challenges imposed by COVID-19, it has been announced in mid-September that MEDICA 2020 will be a virtual event. The Disaster & Military Medicine Conference, long associated with MEDICA, will now also be a virtual event. The organizing committee has, over the last few months, compiled an interesting and highly relevant programme under the banner “Coping with COVID - Combating the Catastrophe and Dealing with the Disruption”.
While the format will be virtual, all the presentations will be delivered online by a panel of excellent presenters. COVID-19 will be a recurring theme, as it straddles both the Military and Disaster Medicine domains, and modules will include Mental Health, Military & Civilian International Collaboration in Disaster Operations, Infectious Diseases, Disaster Medicine, and CBRN.
Turning adversity to advantage, this year we expect to attract a very wide audience of participants who will be unencumbered by the demands of travel and the challenge of having to seek accommodation. At the same time, we hope to be able to achieve a meaningful degree of participation by attendees, in defiance of their geographic spread!
The programme is being finalised, the technical requirements are being confirmed and soon details on how to register will appear on the website. This year’s conference is more relevant than ever before because the ‘disaster’ of COVID-19 has come home to us all! So please join us on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th November and witness the 8th DiMiMED Conference flag flying proudly in the winds of change wrought by COVID-19!
Rob van der Meer, MD Gerald M. Kerr
Brigadier General (ret) Colonel (ret)
Rob van der Meer, MD
Brigadier General (ret)
Former Surgeon General of the Netherlands Armed Forces
Gerald M. Kerr
Former Surgeon General & Director Medical Corps Irish Defence Forces
Confirmed speakers for the 8th DiMiMED
Brig.Gen. Dr. med. Director (DCOS)
Directorate A Health Care Planning, Control and Management
Bundeswehr Medical Service Headquarters
Brig. Gen. Dr.
Former Surgeon General, Israel Defence Forces
Surgeon General of the Netherlands Armed Forces
Martin CM Bricknell
Lt. Gen. (ret.) Professor CB OStJ PhD DM MBA MA MMedSci
Professor of Conflict, Health and Military Medicine
King’s College London
Maria Del Carmen Aríñez Fernández
Lt. Col. Dr.
Director of the Military Preventive Medicine Institute for the Defence
ESP Surgeon General, Undersecretary of Defense
Senior Policy Analyst for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response within the US Department of Health and Human Services
Brig. Gen., MD
Director general Health & Well-being, Belgian Defense Staff
Col. Dr. (OF-5)
Public health physician
French armed forces surgeon general office
Wolfram N. Diener
Messe Duesseldorf GmbH
Dr. M.D., PhD, Ass. Prof.
Department of Medical Psychology, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine
Biomedical Engineering and Development Branch Chief
IDF Medical Corps Headquarters, Tel Hashomer Base – Ramat Gan, Israel
Col. Dr. M.Sc.
Military Medical Advisor
Division of Healthcare Management And Occupational Safety and Health/
Office of Support Operations
United Nations / New York
Zenobia S. Homan
Project Coordinator & Research Associate
Centre for Science & Security Studies (CSSS)
Department of War Studies
King’s College London
Canadian Armed Forces, Ottawa, Canada
Prof. Dr., M.D. Ph.D.
Chief of Medical CBRN Department
University of Health Sciences, Ankara (Turkey)
Senior Medical Director for Medical Affairs, Training and Supervision, Maps Public Benefit Corporation North Carolina, USA
Joshua C. Morganstein
Capt., M.D. Associate Professor & Assistant Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, USA
Maj. Ph. Ass. Prof. Dr.
Emergency medicine, Faculty of medicine of Tunis / ED Military Hospital of Tunis
Coordinator of the Tunisian Taskforce against biothreats
Head of the international cooperation bureau at the general directorate of military health
Col. Prof., M.D., Ph.D.
Division of Behavioral Science,
National Defense Medical College Research Institute Tokorozawa, Saitama (Japan)
Prof. Dr. med.
Radiologist, Neuroradiologist, Director Internal Medicine Radiology,
Member Supervisory Board of Charité
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Nathaly Rius Ottenheim
Psychiatrist, Geriatric Psychiatry, neuropsychiatry
Leiden University Medical Centre, the Netherlands
Col. Prof. (OF-5)
Anesthesiologist and intensivist
Percy Military Training Hospital in Clamart, France
Pandemic Advisor - NATO Allied Command Operations (SHAPE)
EMT-P, MD, MPH, PhD
Prague Center for Global Health Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University
Lt. Col. (MC) Dr.
Bundeswehr Medical Service Academy, Division F, Head TaskForce Medical CBRN Defense,
Bundeswehr Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Munich (Germany)
Livia A. Veress
Prof. Dr., MD
Associate Professor, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, USA
Col. Prof. Dr.
Head of Research Military Mental Health, Ministry of Defense, The Netherlands
Professor at Leiden University Medical Center
Deputy Psychiatry Consultant for Research and Academia, Office of the Surgeon General for the US Army
Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Senior Scientis, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Assistant Chair, Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine America’s Medical School, USUHS, Bethesda, USA
Brig. Gen. Dr.
Lt. Col., B.Pharm, M.B.A, M.H.A.
Head of Medical Supplies, Pharmacy & Bio-Medical Engeneering Branch.
Surgeon's General Headquarters, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Ramat-Gan, Israel.
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