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
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
Brigadier General Dr. med. Director (DCOS)
Directorate A Health Care Planning, Control and Management
Bundeswehr Medical Service Headquarters
Surgeon General of the Netherlands Armed Forces
Martin CM Bricknell
Lieutenant General (ret.) Professor CB OStJ PhD DM MBA MA MMedSci
Professor of Conflict, Health and Military Medicine
King’s College London
Colonel Dr. M.Sc.
Military Medical Advisor
Division of Healthcare Management And Occupational Safety and Health/
Office of Support Operations
Colonel (ret.) Dr.
Pandemic Advisor - NATO Allied Command Operations (SHAPE)
Colonel Professor. Dr.
Head of Research Military Mental Health, Ministry of Defense, The Netherlands
Professor at Leiden University Medical Center
The final program of our 8th DiMiMED will follow soon!
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