09/05/2022 - 09/09/2022



"44th ICMM World Congress"

Ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues,

As you recall, we recently made the difficult decision to reschedule the 44th ICMM World Congress in Brussels by one year, till September 2022. This decision was made on behalf of the Organizing Committee and the Professional Congress Organizer Event Masters, in full transparency with the ICMM Secretariat general, to meet with the uncertainties of the unpredictable nature of the covid-19 pandemic and forthcoming travel restrictions.

At this time, we are happy to announce the new date for this live event in Brussels: we look forward to welcoming you on 05 till 09 September 2022. More news and full details will be available in the coming months. In the meantime, I kindly invite you to already pencil the date in your agenda. 

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44th ICMM World Congress 2021/2022
5 – 9 September 2022 in Brussels

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Looking ahead with confidence

The new year is barely one month old, and it has already brought some changes. I will be taking over the role of Congress director of the 44th ICMM World Congress from retiring Brig. Gen. Erwin Dhondt, who I expressly wish to thank for laying the solid foundation for the event. 

Also recently, Brigadier General Marc Ongena assumed command of the Medical Component of the Belgian Defense. From both of us, we wish that this year may bring you excellent health, professional success and personal happiness.

Indeed, things are looking up. Finally, there is justified optimism about a way out of the pandemic that has tested our resolve, patience and readiness for two years now. What can we learn from it? That question will be the subject of countless studies in the coming years.

For sure, we will applaud the triumph of science, i.e. the vaccines. But, flaws and weaknesses in approaches and systems have been exposed too. Particularly in a world that has become more unpredictable, it is abundantly clear that we need more sharing of knowledge and expertise to meet the challenges ahead.

That makes ICMM more relevant than ever. Connection and connectivity are the future. So let us continue to strengthen our partnerships, to tighten our bonds and invest in tools to reinforce our communication. It’s essential that no one gets left behind in that effort.

In that respect I’m proud of our achievements so far, with ICMM Centennial Talks and the ensuing podcasts already online. Of course, it is our long awaited 44th ICMM World Congress, from 5 - 9 September 2022 in Brussels, that we are in full preparation for. We hope to share the preliminary program with you soon. 

Do you want to share your insights, experiences and questions on matters of military medicine? Please do so! There are 6 weeks left to submit your contribution via the Abstracts page. Deadline is 18 March, on 6 May selected speakers will be notified and on 17 June 2022 we will present the program with confirmed speakers.

As the new Congress director, I am very excited about continuing the work that has already been done by so many talented people. It is a privilege to be presiding over this unique event and I am very much looking forward to meeting you in September!

 Kind regards,

Colonel Geert Rotty, Belgium Defense
Congress director of the 44th ICMM World Congress


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