DiMiMED 2023

11/13/2023 - 11/14/2023

DiMiMED - International Conference on Disaster and Military Medicine

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11th DiMiMED Conference / 13 - 14 November 2023, Trade Fair Duesseldorf

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>> PROGRAM 2023 <<

“Adjusting Global and National Health Services in order to Optimize Emergency Medical Response to Overwhelming Humanitarian Crises, Complex or otherwise, following Saturation of current Surge Capacities” 

Welcome Address

Time, once again, to mark up the diaries and planners for this year’s DiMiMED International Conference on Disaster and Military Medicine!  We are pleased to confirm that this year’s Conference has been scheduled to take place on 13th and 14th November 2023 and will, as always, be held in association with the MEDICA Trade Fair in Dusseldorf.

For a couple of years, DiMiMED focused on the effects of COVID on the Military and Disaster Communities.  Thankfully, SARS CoV 2, although not disappeared, is fading from the headlines as both novel vaccines and treatments take hold.  Last year, we attempted to project ourselves into the future and examine the challenges and required response from the health sector, military and civilian, to crises and complex emergencies in the 2030’s.  

Our academic musings and speculations on the needs of the future have been set aside as we confronted the shocking reality of February’s massive earthquake in the Middle East.  While earthquakes have, and always will, be a feature of human existence on earth, the scale and levels of destruction experienced in a relatively sophisticated part of the world have stunned us all, and have precipitated feelings of helplessness and frustration.   We have been forced to accept that instant external assistance will not always be available to us at a moment’s notice and therefore we have to examine the measures required to maximise survival when we have only the most basic tools at our disposal.  Associated with natural disasters, but not exclusive to them, is the challenge posed by migration of populations from areas of crisis such as Sudan most recently, but also the Sahel. And so, the theme of the 11th DiMiMED International Conference will be “Adjusting Global and National Health Services in order to Optimize Emergency Medical Response to Overwhelming Humanitarian Crises, Complex or otherwise, following Saturation of current Surge Capacities”.   

While all details have yet to be confirmed, it is envisaged that the Conference will continue to be modular in format, with moderators guiding presentations on CBRN Medial Management, Disaster Medicine and the Humanitarian Perspective, Mental Health, Combat Medical Care, and Moving Points in Disaster and Military Medicine.  It is to be hoped that with the overarching theme as outlined above, this Conference will stimulate discussion leading to novel thinking, ideas, and solutions, ranging from preventative measures, through methods promoting advanced preparedness, to simple and effective planning which can all be achieved at a local level.   

In addition, we are pleased to announce that the Poster Presentation Competition will again take place at the 11th DiMiMED Conference.  Last year’s Competition resulted in the presentation of some exciting and novel research, and we hope for the same again this year.   While the exact format has yet to be decided, now is the time to start the studies/research, and we will update you with the exact format in due course.

And so hopefully this brief glimpse of what we are planning will entice you to be part of this exciting and informative event in November.  



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


Dr. Erwin Dhondt
Brigadier General (ret)
Former Director General Health & Well-being of the Belgian Defence Forces

NEWS - Programme 2023:

click here for the program

Opening speech

… by Belgian Lieutenant General Aviator Frederik Vansina (BEL Air Force), Vice Chief of Defense (Brussels, BEL)


… by Dutch Colonel Dr. Wynand Korterink, MD (NLD Army), Surgeon general of the 1 (German/Netherlands) Corps (Münster, DEU)



Dr. John Quinn (USA)

Col. (ret.) Prof. Dr. Eric Vermetten (NLD)

Lt. Col. Tommy Rezentes JR, MS (USA)

Lt. Col. Dr. Florent Josse (GER)


Col. (ret.) Gerald Kerr (IRL)
& Brig. Gen. (ret.) Erwin Dhondt (BEL)



This competition affords an opportunity to all Military Medical Officers to display the results of their research in poster format at the Conference.

The winner will receive a financial award and has the opportunity to give a brief oral presentation on the project. 

Electronic versions of the final poster presentation must be received by the Scientific Committee by 1st November. Please send them to events@beta-publishing.com.

Further details can be forwarded on request, but the purpose of this communication is to give “notice of intent”, so that planning and research can begin!

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DiMiMED Sales Brochure-2023

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

Save The Date: 13 - 16 November 2023

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Reports of our DiMiMED conferences:

10th DiMiMED 2022
Click here for reading the report & program 2022.

9th DiMiMED 2021
Click here for reading the report & program 2021.
Click here to see the scientific posters of the 9th DiMiMED

8th DiMiMED 2020
Click here for reading the report & program 2020.

7th DiMiMED 2019
Click here for reading the report & program 2019

6th DiMiMED 2018
Click here for reading the report 2018

Impressions of the 10th DiMiMED 2022:
(Photographer: Barbara Frommann)


*Deadline: 20 October 2023

Scientific Participant: 149,90€ (incl. VAT)
Student: 79,90€ (incl. VAT)

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