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Conference Day Two

7:45 AM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE


Colonel Jerry Tuck

Chief of Staff to DMedPolOpCap
UK Ministry of Defence

9:00 AM CRISIS RESPONSE IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT: INTEGRATING MILITARY AND CIVILIAN ASSETS

Major General Pierre Neirinckx, Commander Medical Component, COMOPSMED, Belgian Defence
  • Using military capability to deliver security and medical care in the aftermath of a domestic crisis
  • Sustaining flexibility for expeditionary medical units, whilst delivering a readiness to respond at home
  • Sharing medical intelligence to improve the international understanding of threats and promote readiness

Major General Pierre Neirinckx

Commander Medical Component, COMOPSMED
Belgian Defence
  • NATO’s delivery of maritime medical support. Supporting disaster relief operations from the sea
  • Sustaining the supply chain at sea to maximise the delivery of first response care
  • Leveraging maritime medical assets to support enhanced care for land operations. Joint-force approaches to care delivery

Surgeon Captain Filippo La Rosa

Head, Medical Branch
NATO Allied Maritime Command

10:20 AM DEVELOPING CANADA'S MEDICAL CAPABILITY IN LINE WITH EMERGING HEALTH THREATS

Colonel Annie Bouchard, Director of Health Services Operations, Canadian Forces Health Services Group
  • Modernising Canada’s medical capability to deliver more deployable resources while maintaining in-garrison health care delivery.
  • Balancing the medical demands of combat missions with the challenges of global health, examining recent and wide-spectrum experiences.
  • Developing the blood programme to ensure the delivery of critical supplies in an expeditionary and austere setting

Colonel Annie Bouchard

Director of Health Services Operations
Canadian Forces Health Services Group
  • How can joint force medical leaders deliver flexible deployed medical capabilities which can support an effective response to domestic and international health emergencies
  • Establishing the differing requirements of tactical medical missions versus disaster response deployments
  • Improving interoperable medical care for joint force and multinational missions

Colonel Annie Bouchard

Director of Health Services Operations
Canadian Forces Health Services Group

Major General Pierre Neirinckx

Commander Medical Component, COMOPSMED
Belgian Defence

Surgeon Captain Filippo La Rosa

Head, Medical Branch
NATO Allied Maritime Command

11:20 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

  • Securing the medical supply chain to support the delivery of critical care far forward
  • Interoperating with civil governments and international partners to deliver an effective response to disaster
  • Standardising the approach to training and equipment to support the EU’s medical mandate

Brigadier General Istvan Kopcso

Surgeon General
Hungarian Defence Forces

12:30 PM ADVANCING DEPLOYABLE CAPABILITIES IN CHALLENGING OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS

Major Inga Jancevičienė, Commander Medical Support Group, Lithuanian Armed Forces
  • Moving to deliver role 2 field hospitals far forward. Exceeding critical first response care and supporting more advanced clinical treatment
  • Training military medical personnel to operate safely in environments where infectious disease is prevalent
  • Analysing Lithuania’s approach to disaster response. Using the capabilities of a small force to best effect

Major Inga Jancevičienė

Commander Medical Support Group
Lithuanian Armed Forces

1:10 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 PM CONSIDERATIONS WHEN INTEGRATING MILITARY RESPONSE IN HUMANITARIAN AND DISASTER RESPONSE

Captain Paul Reed, United States Public Health Service, Uniformed Services University
  • To what extent are military capabilities sufficient to combat infectious disease, and what are the gaps which industry might fill?
  • Exploring the remit of military strategic objectives when it comes to the global health security agenda
  • Sustaining flexibility for future missions. Broad capabilities for multiple challenging scenarios

Captain Paul Reed

United States Public Health Service
Uniformed Services University

2:40 PM SUPPORTING DEPLOYABLE BIODEFENCE CAPABILITIES TO MINIMISE THE SPREAD OF INFECTION

Brigadier General Zoltan Bubenik, Surgeon General, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
  • Implementing a Level 4 Biodefence hospital to support an international approach to the intensive and rapid containment of pathogen and disease
  • Collaborating with civil health authorities constructively to ensure a seamless approach to international and domestic health threat management
  • Exploring the benefits of the hospital’s mobile infection unit. Delivering an advanced treatment facility in an austere operating environment, and safeguarding the supply chain that supports a high standard of care delivery

Brigadier General Zoltan Bubenik

Surgeon General
Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

3:20 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:50 PM PATHOLOGY IN THE DEPLOYED SPACE: IMPROVING PREDICTION, DIAGNOSIS AND RAPID RESPONSE

Senior Pathologist, Defence Medical Services, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Identifying opportunities to improve the detection of and intelligence on emerging health threats, and directing that intelligence to facilitate an effective response to disease outbreak
  • Diagnosing patients effectively in austere operating environments to minimise the spread of infection
  • Leveraging in-country capacity to support enhanced pathology

Senior Pathologist

Defence Medical Services
UK Ministry of Defence

4:30 PM MINIMISING CONTAMINATION IN A HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT

Mr Stephen Donnelly, Technical Advisor for the Weapons Contamination Unit, ICRC
  • Identifying the CBRN threats that affect the ICRC’s approach to humanitarian care
  • Opportunities for improving the approach to decontamination in an austere setting
  • How can the approach to disease diagnosis and containment be leveraged in the context of CBRN?

Mr Stephen Donnelly

Technical Advisor for the Weapons Contamination Unit
ICRC
  • Operating an effective containment strategy in high-risk infectious environments. Integrating advances in deployed care
  • Assessing the role of containment within an international approach to disaster medicine
  • Approaching deployed pathology in the context of urban versus austere environments

Senior Pathologist

Defence Medical Services
UK Ministry of Defence

Brigadier General Zoltan Bubenik

Surgeon General
Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

Mr Stephen Donnelly

Technical Advisor for the Weapons Contamination Unit
ICRC

Captain Paul Reed

United States Public Health Service
Uniformed Services University

5:30 PM CLOSE OF CONFERENCE