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Conference Day One

7:45 AM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE


Colonel Jerry Tuck

Chief of Staff to DMedPolOpCap
UK Ministry of Defence

9:00 AM RECENT DEVELOPMENTS FOR DEFENCE MEDICAL SERVICES: NEW PARTNERSHIPS FOR HEALTHCARE DELIVERY IN CRISIS

Major General Martin Bricknell, Director Medical Policy & Operational Capability, UK Ministry of Defence
In his welcome address, Major General Bricknell will provide an update on how the UK’s approach to partnership in the expeditionary medical space is changing. He will identify opportunities for closer collaboration between healthcare deliverers and the commercial sector, and will also provide his view on how military medical services and humanitarian actors can better coordinate the delivery of medical support - to an increasingly complex operational landscape.

Major General Martin Bricknell

Director Medical Policy & Operational Capability
UK Ministry of Defence

9:40 AM VISITING KEYNOTE: THE US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE VIEW ON THE EMERGING GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY AGENDA

  • How does the United States view the global health security agenda?
  • Setting the US DoD perspective on military, not-for-profit and commercial sector collaboration in the context of health emergency preparedness and response

  • How can commercial capability optimise defence’s approach to emergency medicine?
  • What are the barriers to greater military/civilian interoperability?
  • Setting strategic objectives for global health security

Colonel Jerry Tuck

Chief of Staff to DMedPolOpCap
UK Ministry of Defence

Major General Martin Bricknell

Director Medical Policy & Operational Capability
UK Ministry of Defence

10:40 AM COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:20 AM OUTLINING THE GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY AGENDA

Colonel Jerry Tuck, Chief of Staff to DMedPolOpCap, UK Ministry of Defence
  • What is the global health security agenda, and what are the key items on it? Implementing regulations on international health at a global level
  • Determining the role of the military within the global health security agenda, building capacity for local healthcare infrastructures
  • Identifying the capabilities required to address the existing global health landscape. Agile capabilities for disease and disaster

Colonel Jerry Tuck

Chief of Staff to DMedPolOpCap
UK Ministry of Defence

12:00 PM BALANCING INDIVIDUAL HEALTH SECURITY WITH THE DEMANDS OF GLOBAL HEALTH PROTECTION

Mr Andre Heller Perache, Head of Programmes, MSF UK
  • Exploring tensions between individual health security and global health security. Managing the balance between caring for the affected and delivering a pre-emptive strategy to protect the health of vulnerable communities
  • Developing an effective policy for international health security. Assigning responsibilities for care delivery
  • Effectively surveying threats to global health. Maximising early warning to improve reaction time, and increasing local awareness of health protection options

Mr Andre Heller Perache

Head of Programmes
MSF UK
  • How can commercial capability be leveraged to improve the availability of rapidly deployable field care, in the context of disaster response rather than military medical operations?
  • What are the most pressing challenges on the GHSA?
  • How can the international medical community support local health infrastructure?

Colonel Jerry Tuck

Chief of Staff to DMedPolOpCap
UK Ministry of Defence

Mr Andre Heller Perache

Head of Programmes
MSF UK

1:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 PM MULTINATIONAL MILITARY MEDICAL SUPPORT: OVERCOMING EXISTING BARRIERS TO INTEROPERABLE CARE

Mr Martin Konertz, Capability, Armament and Technology Director, European Defence Agency
  • Outlining Project Team Medical. Pooling and sharing medical capabilities to improve interoperability on CSDP missions
  • Enhancing dual use capabilities for medical assets during disaster relief and other health emergencies
  • Developing the Multinational Modular Medical Unit alongside 15 participating countries to create an agile deployed capability

Mr Martin Konertz

Capability, Armament and Technology Director
European Defence Agency

2:40 PM THE INTERNATIONAL MILITARY MEDICAL TRAINING REQUIREMENT

  • Establishing the training needs of military medical personnel. Developing a standardised approach in spite of differences in language and skills
  • How can the effective delivery of international training promote interoperability?
  • Medicine and the law; managing the legal requirements of military medical training and care

  • How are contracted solutions used to provide operational support to ongoing NATO missions? Adjusting procurement priorities inline with the demands of global health security
  • How is the NSPA’s procurement process supporting the integration of commercial medical solutions within NATO?
  • Constructing a complete Role 2 medical facility in Kosovo. Managing a contracted medical solution in a deployed environment

Mr Robert Balazs

Technical Officer (Medical), Operational Logistics Planning and Support Programme Office
NATO Support and Procurement Agency

4:00 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

  • Delivering medical capabilities that can be utilised by the Norwegian joint force. Centralising medical capability to best effect
  • Supporting enhanced force health protection for Norwegian personnel. Coping with the demands of infectious disease and CBRN in an emergency response context
  • Improving the approach to medical intelligence. Detecting and diagnosing more quickly to support deployed care delivery

Colonel Per Lausund

Director Force Health Protection
Norwegian Armed Forces Joint Medical Service

5:10 PM SUSTAINING EMERGENCY AND TACTICAL READINESS FOR DENMARK’S EXPEDITIONARY MEDICAL FORCE

Colonel Henrik Staunstrup, Surgeon Commander, MEDADV Army Staff, Danish Armed Forces
  • How will Denmark’s surgical role 2 basic unit be exploited by the joint force? Developing an agile capability that can be first in, first out in response to disaster
  • Delivering flexible deployed care to support the Danish Armed Forces. Maximising mobility and keeping the footprint light
  • Overcoming challenges to supply chain sustainment at the edge of the operational envelope. Ensuring a light footprint does not equate to limitations in operational capability
  • Stabilising and advising in advance of the field hospital. Improving training and care delivery for first responders


Colonel Henrik Staunstrup

Surgeon Commander, MEDADV Army Staff
Danish Armed Forces
  • Finding opportunities to coordinate the approach to deployed care in both a tactical and disaster response context
  • Coping with national and local restrictions on care delivery, and minimising delays to response time and treatment
  • How can the multinational approach to expeditionary medicine be standardised?

Colonel Jerry Tuck

Chief of Staff to DMedPolOpCap
UK Ministry of Defence

Mr Robert Balazs

Technical Officer (Medical), Operational Logistics Planning and Support Programme Office
NATO Support and Procurement Agency

Colonel Per Lausund

Director Force Health Protection
Norwegian Armed Forces Joint Medical Service

Mr Martin Konertz

Capability, Armament and Technology Director
European Defence Agency

Colonel Henrik Staunstrup

Surgeon Commander, MEDADV Army Staff
Danish Armed Forces

6:10 PM END OF DAY ONE