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


Time is moving forward relentlessly, and the New Year is losing its pristine appearance.   Diaries and Appointment schedules are rapidly filling up.  It is timely, therefore, to make provision and set time aside for important events occurring later in the year which should not be missed!

One such event is the 2020 DiMiMED Conference which again is scheduled to be held in Dusseldorf in association with MEDICA, the International Medical Trade Fair, on 16th and 17th November 2020.

For those who are not familiar with the Conference, DiMiMED is an important medical educational and information forum which is largely focused on the interface between Disaster Medicine and Military Medicine.   Planning for the 2020 event is well underway and, following on from recommendations arising from the evaluation of last year’s Conference, the programme this year will include a module on Military and Civilian International collaboration in Disaster Operations.  In addition, there will be sessions dealing with developments in treatment and diagnosis of Infectious Disease, CBRN, Mental Health as well as Disaster Medicine and Traumatology.

This comprehensive overview of developments in the Humanitarian and Military Medical world occurs against the backdrop of MEDICA, the leading international medical trade fair.  Attending the DiMiMED also affords an opportunity to visit the trade fair and its consequent opportunity to “experience tomorrow’s healthcare market today!”

Early registration is advised.  

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
Colonel (ret)
Former Surgeon General & Director Medical Corps Irish Defence Forces



The final program of our 8th DiMiMED will follow soon!

Confirmed speakers for the 8th DiMiMED


Johannes Backus
Brig. Gen. Dr. med. Director (DCOS)
Directorate A Health Care Planning, Control and Management
Bundeswehr Medical Service Headquarters


Remco Blom
Commodore MD
Surgeon General of the Netherlands Armed Forces


Stefan Goebbels 
Col Dr. M.Sc.
Military Medical Advisor
Division of Healthcare Management And Occupational Safety and Health/
Office of Support Operations


Benjamin Queyriaux
Colonel (ret.) Dr.
Pandemic Advisor - NATO Allied Command Operations (SHAPE)


Eric Vermetten 
Colonel Prof. Dr.
Head of Research Military Mental Health, Ministry of Defense, The Netherlands
Professor at Leiden University Medical Center


If you need an accommodation during the 8th DiMiMED 2020, please send an email to We will send you all necessary information. 

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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. 

Please find here the sales brochure 

If you want to register your company, please use our online registration or the booking form below: 

DiMiMED Booking Form


Join us in Düsseldorf and be part of the world’s largest medical sector event.  Photo

The DiMiMED entrance includes the ticket to the MEDICA! 

Those who would like to experience must not miss this opportunity:

97% Visitor satisfaction
5,598 Exhibitors in 2019
121,369 Visitors in 2019
The healthcare market is growing. The medical industry is making great strides towards the future. Fortunately, there is a place that allows you to move along with it. It is here that concentrated competence meets. And where you can keep up-to-date with the entire range of medical high-tech products and current know-how. MEDICA in Düsseldorf – in terms of innovation, a decisive heartbeat ahead of the rest.

Click here for the VISITORS INFORMATION.

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:



€ 125,97 excl. 16% VAT

Participant - One Day Ticket
€ 67,14 excl. 16% VAT

€ 67,14 excl. 16% VAT

Sponsoring Packages
Friend: €440,00 excl. 16% VAT
Supporter: €1.490,00 excl. 16% VAT
Patron: €2.990,00 excl. 16% VAT
Benefactor: €3.690,00 excl. 16% VAT

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