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Dear all,

The 10th IMIHO Users' Meeting took place on 13 Nov 18, hosted by the Military Medical Center and Public City Hospital, in Skopje. The Skopje State Secretaty, SEDM Director and representatives from Athens, Belgrade, Bucharest, Rome, Skopje and Sofia, along with a member from SEDM Secretariat participated in the event. The vision, ongoing and upcoming activities, as well as the functionality of the IMIHO portal were presented to the personnel. The IMIHO Chairman and the delegations had the opportunity to engage in conversation and witness the high professional level of the Hospitals' personnel during a tour of the hospital.

The 28th IMIHO Technical Working Group was conducted between 14-15 Nov 18. Prior to the Meeting, the participants visited the Balkan Medical Force. During the TWG Meeting, the IMIHO Chairman elaborated on the significant progress and tangible outcomes achieved during the last months, as well as the planned way-ahead. A fruitful dialog produced several action items of common interest and benefits. Specific actions were decided, aiming at further enriching the IMIHO Portal, enhancing functions offered at no cost to users, including webinars and online training, documented in the Minutes.

The IMIHO Chairman and participants would like to thank Skopje for hosting the event, the excellent hospitality and warm cordiality; special thanks to Lt.Col Elizabeta NAUMOVSKA PETRESKI for the exemplary organization of the event.

We hope that these multinational activities will bring the national health care communities closer, provide an online medium for information and expertise exchange, while conducting training, fostering scientific and academic collaboration among professionals of the Health Care Institutions, serving Military personnel.

You can learn more about this activity in our portal.

Saturday, 27 October 2018 04:56

Announcement for 24th BMMC Congress

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24th Congress of Balkan Military Medical Committee (BMMC) will be held between 30th April and 3rd May 2019 in Tirana, Albania.

The participation of Officers from Health Services of Armed Forces and students of Military Schools requires at least one oral scientific presentation. The official language of the congress is English.

Officers (military doctors, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, nurses, psycologists) wishing to attend are requested to submit their abstracts not later than 15 January 2019 on the official website of “Interconnection of Military Hospitals (IMIHO)” https://www.imiho.org. Abstract submission requires registration to receive a password for login. Abstracts are submitted by use of the "Submit Abstract to BMMC" option.

The abstract should meet the following:

Font: Arial 12.

  • Maximum number of words: 250 (not including title, authors and institution).
  • Title of abstract: in capital letters.
  • Rank for all authors (first the rank following by the name)
  • Surname in capital letters and small name with small.
  • Underline and bold font of presentors' name.

Abstract structure as Annex A (can be downloaded by clicking here).

According to BMMC MoU, one oral and one poster presentation from each country will be nominated for the “Best Military Medical Paper Award” and “Best Military Medical Poster Award”, respectively. The Scientific Committee will decide for the awards, based on the following criteria:

  • Applicability,
  • Originality,
  • Methodology and
  • Presentation.
Thursday, 25 October 2018 17:43

23rd BMMC Congress, Antalya (2018)

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23rd BMMC Congress was held between 11th and 14th May 2018 in Antalya, Turkey. The main topic of the Congress was “Battlefield Medical Support”. Two hundred and twenty-six (226) participants from six member countries attended the Congress. A total number of three hundred and thirty-five (335) scientific papers - one hundred and seventy one (171) oral, one hundred and sixty four (164) poster presentations - were presented. The scientific level of the Congress was appreciated as very high. 

One oral presentation from each country was nominated for the “Best Military Medical Oral Presentation Award” and evaluated in a dedicated session. The Best Military Medical Paper Award was presented to the Romanian nominee.

Turkish National Board hosted the 8th Annual Meeting of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services of BMMC countries. The main topic of the meeting was “Current Status of Cooperation between Military and Civilian Health Institutions in the context of Military Health Services”. The Chiefs of delegations agreed upon bilateral benefits of military and civil cooperation as very important in each and among BMMC member countries.The 8th BMMC Student Meeting was held in the framework of the Congress on the 13th of May. It was considered very successful and attracted a big audience.

One representative from Azerbaijan Armed Forces has been invited by Turkish National Boardand participated in the 23rd BMMC Congress as an observer.

During the Closing Ceremony, the Convey of Insignia from Turkish National Board to Albanian National Boardtook place and the President of Albanian National Boardtook the Presidency of BMMC. Albanian National Board announced that they will take the responsibility of organizing the 24th BMMC Congress in Tiranain the first half of 2019. 

The scientific program and abstracts are avaible here.

The 9th IMIHO Users' Meeting took place on 22 May 18, hosted by the 404 Military Hospital, in Larissa. Representatives from Athens, Belgrade, Bucharest, Skopje and Sofia, along with members from SEDM Secretariat participated in the event. The vision, ongoing and upcoming activities, as well as the functionality of the IMIHO portal were presented to the personnel of the Hospital. The IMIHO Chairman and the delegations had the opportunity to engage in conversation and witness the high professional level of the Hospital's personnel.

The 27th IMIHO Technical Working Group on 23 May 18, was hosted in SEEBRIG HQ in Camp SCHINA, near Tyrnavos. Prior to the Meeting, a detailed briefing regarding SEEBRIG was presented to the delegations. During the Meeting, the IMIHO Chairman elaborated on the significant progress and tangible outcomes achieved during the last months, as well as the planned way-ahead. A fruitful dialog produced several action items of common interest and benefits. Specific actions were decided, aiming at further enriching the IMIHO Portal, enhancing functions offered at no cost to users, including webinars and online training.

On 24 May 18, the delegations had the memorable experience of visiting the majestic Monasteries of Meteora.

The IMIHO Chairman would like to thank Athens and especially the 1st Army and 404 Military Hospital for hosting the event and the excellent hospitality. Finally, he expressed his appreciation to the personnel of SEEBRIG for the exemplary organization and warm cordiality, as well as to SEDM Secretariat for the invaluable support.

Finally, we hope that these multinational activities will bring the national health care communities closer, provide an online medium for information and expertise exchange, while fostering scientific and academic collaboration among professionals of the Health Care Institutions, serving Military personnel.

More information will become available at the IMIHO Portal.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 07:48

23rd BMMC Congress

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1. The 23rd Congress of Blakan Military Medical Committee (BMMC) will be held between 11th and 14th May 2018 in Antalya, Turkey.

2. The main topic of the congress is: “Battlefield Medical Support”. The subjects are: Mass Casualties and Disaster Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, Sea, Undersea and Diving Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Surgery, Basic Sciences.

3. The participation of Officers from Health Services of Armed Forces and students of Military Schools requires at least one oral scientific presentation. The official language of the congress is English. 

4. Officers (military doctors, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, nurses, psycologists) wishing to attend are requested to submit their abstracts on the official website of “Interconnection of Military Hospitals (IMIHO)” https://www.imiho.org. (Submit abstract to BMMC and select the appropriate national flag). Abstract submission requires registration to receive a password for login.

5. The abstract should meet the following:

  • Font: Arial 12.
  • Maximum number of words: 250 (not including title, authors and institution).
  • Title of abstract: in capital letters.
  • Rank for all authors (first the rank following by the name).
  • Surname in capital letters and small name with small.
  • Underline and bold font of presentors' name.
  • Abstract structure as Annex A.

6. According to BMMC MoU, one oral and one poster presentation from each country will be nominated for the “Best Military Medical Paper Award” and “Best Military Medical Poster Award”, respectively. The Scientific Committee will decide for the awards, based on the following criteria: military relevance, applicability, originality, methodology and presentation.

7. During the scientific program, two round tables will be organized with the following topics: a. Approach to multi trauma casualties. b. CBRN threats in our region and current medical approaches.

8. Each participant will be required to pay 50 € for registration fee. The Congress venue will be the “Adalya Elite Lara” Hotel, both in terms of accommodation and scientific activities. Accomodation will be 50 € per person per night in a double room and 94 € per person per night in a single room, on a standard all-inclusive basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

The invitation and attached annex can be dowloaded here.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:51

Athens Naval Hospital

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We are vey happy to announce that the Athens Naval Hospital, the largest Navy Hospital in Greece, will fully participate in the IMIHO Project.

We welcome the personnel of the hospital to the IMIHO Community and we are looking forward to cooperating in medical topics of common interest.

A page, dedicated to the hospital, is available here.

Sunday, 11 March 2018 10:35

BMMC Subportal

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In a effort to support the BMMC activities, as well as provide public awareness about past events and preserve their memory, we realized a subportal, dedicated to BMMC Congresses and activities.

The home page of BMMC can be reached by clicking here.

Also, a brief history of BMMC in timeline format is also available.

You can visit the pages, accesible by the main menu.

We will continue to support BMMC and further enrich the content.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 08:23

26th TWG - 8th Users IMIHO Meeting

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The 26th IMIHO TWG and 8th Users Meeting were held in the LEPL Giorgi Abramishvili MOD Hospital, located in Gori, near Tbilisi, during 24-26 Oct 2017.

The IMIHO Project, as well as the capabilities of modern technologies for medical, research and education purposes, were presented to the Hospital Administration and Personnel.
 
A very fruitful and cordial meeting was also conducted among the participants from Athens, Belgrade, Bucharest, Rome, Sofia and Tbilisi.

 

Many actions with tangible results were decided, as documented in the Meeting Minutes.
 
Also, Dr. Ugliesa URGUREVIC presented uses of Modern Technologies for Medical Education. 
 
Once more, I would like to emphasize the excellent opportunities to exchange experience, information and views on subjects of common interest, as well as facilitate and foster cooperation among nations and individuals.
 
We would like to thank all participants for their valuable input and especially the SEDM Secretariat participants for their support during the Meeting and the project in general. Also, we would like to congratulate Mrs Seda ÖZEL GÜRKAN, as recipient of the IMIHO award.
 
Last but most importantly, we feel obliged to thank the Administration and Personnel of Giorgi Abramishvili MOD Military Hospital, as well as MOD in Tbilisi for their excellent organization and warm hospitality, that was evident to us at all times. We would like to especially thank Mr. Shota CHILINDRISHVILI for his tireless efforts and effective coordination of many and diverse activities, organized during the Meetings. 
 
We hope that future Meetings will reach the same level of success and cordiality.
 
LtCol Theodoros Valsamidis
IMIHO Chairman

The 26th IMIHO Technical Working Group and 8th Users Meeting will be hosted in Gori in the LEPL Giorgi Abramishvili Ministry of Defense Military Hospital from 24 to 26 Oct 2017.

We are looking forward to meeting everyone there!

Monday, 02 October 2017 08:18

IMIHO Presentation at BMMC

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The IMIHO Project was presented during the 22nd Congress of the Balkan Military Medical Committee, held in Belgrade from 24-26 September 2017.

The IMIHO Chairman, LtCol Theodoros Valsamidis briefed the participants of 5 nations on the vision, benefits and results from utilizing the services of the IMIHO website. A representative of the SEDM Secretariat participated in the Meeting.

The event was organized in a highly professional way that strengthened international and personal collaboration in the important field of Military Medicine.

We feel obliged to express our appreciation to BMMC and Belgrade for the exemplary hospitality, offered to the Chairman and the SEDM Secretariat representative during the 22nd Congress in Belgrade.