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Reserve Forces Committee addresses the future of military medicine through telemetry, AI, and big data

From 31st January to 2nd February 2024, the Interallied Confederation of Medical Reserve Officers (CIOMR) organised their Mid-Winter meeting at NATO HQ, in Brussels. The meeting was not only a showcase of technological advancements; it was a testament to the Alliance's commitment to embracing innovation for the betterment of allied military medical services. The overarching theme of the CIOMR Scientific Committee was the exploration of telemetry, AI, and 'big data' in enhancing military medical capabilities.
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NATO hosts first joint meeting of senior military and civilian representatives from the medical sector

On Thursday (7 December 2023), the Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services (COMEDS) met with senior officials from national health authorities under the auspices of NATO’s Joint Health Group (JHG) to discuss the evolving requirements for medical support in the context of a changing strategic environment.
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Allied Surgeon Generals discuss the medical support required to strengthen NATO’s collective defence

On 7th December 2023, the Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services (COMEDS) met in Brussels, at the NATO Headquarters. The agenda focussed on the medical implementation of the DDA Family of Plans and the Enablement of SACEUR’s AOR as well as updates on the 2022 Resilience Assessment, the NATO Defence Planning Process (NDPP) and Exercise Steadfast Jupiter 23.
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NATO Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services gather for their 60th Plenary

From 12 to 14 September 2023, the NATO Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services (COMEDS) convened its 60th plenary in London, United Kingdom. The COMEDS received keynote addresses from Mr. Angus Lapsley, Assistant Secretary General of the Defence Policy and Planning (ASG DPP) Division and Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR), Admiral Sir Keith Blount. Further briefings were delivered by the Ukrainian Surgeon General, Major General Tetiana Ostashchenko, NATO Command Structure military medical officers, as well as COMEDS Working Group and Panel representatives.
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Junior Medical Reserve Officer Committee hold workshop to develop interoperability

From 24th to 30th June 2023, NATO’s Interallied Confederation of Medical Reserve Officers (CIOMR) held their annual Summer Congress in Helsinki, Finland. As part of the congress, the Junior Medical Reserve Officer Committee delivered a weeklong workshop (JMROW), which brought together 36 junior healthcare professionals (OF-3s and below), from six nations. The aims of JMROW were to introduce NATO structures and doctrine, develop skills required for interoperability and build relationships with partner nations.
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CAMO 23 – Multidimensional Patient Flow Management exercise contributes to the Alliance’s defence

The exercise Casualty Move 2023 (CAMO 23) is the third iteration of the CAMO-series and is designed, planned and conducted by the Multinational Medical Coordination Centre/European Medical Command (MMCC/EMC). It is hosted by the Estonian Military Academy (EMA) in Tartu, Estonia.
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NATO Chiefs of Military Medical Services convene its 59th plenary session

From 17 to 20 April 2023, NATO’s Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services (COMEDS) convened its 59th plenary, in Oslo, Norway, with special sessions dedicated to the ongoing medical support for Ukraine, the NATO Warfare Development Agenda, challenges in military healthcare, NATO’s CBRN responses and updates from the Strategic Commands. Participants were also able to attend an industry trade show with numerous exhibitors from medical and medical-related companies.
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NATO hosts meeting of Medical Reserve Forces

On 30th of January to 3rd February 2023, NATO’s Interallied Confederation of Medical Reserve Officers (CIOMR) held their annual Mid-Winter Meeting at NATO Headquarters, in parallel to the National Reserve Forces Committee (NRFC). This year’s meeting, included a dedicated programme for Junior Medical Reserve Officers.
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NATO’S Allied Rapid Reaction Corps hosts specialised medical exercise

On the 25th Jan 2023, NATO’s Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) hosted a NATO Medical table top exercise, on behalf of the Chair of the NATO Committee of Chiefs of Military Medical Services (COMEDS) and UK Surgeon General, Major General Tim Hodgetts, bringing together representatives from the Defence Medical Services of ten Nations and the UK.
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NATO Chiefs of Military Medical Services convene its 58th plenary session

From 15 to 17th November 2022, NATO’s Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services (COMEDS) convened its 58th plenary, with sessions dedicated to the ongoing medical support to Ukraine, the pan-Alliance medical capability risks, tailored responses to CBRN threats and updates from the Strategic Commands. The Committee also awarded their Dominique Jean Larrey Award.

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