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IMIHO (Interconnection of *Military Hospitals) is a community website for medical information exchange among military hospitals in the framework of the South Eastern Europe Defense Ministerial Process. 

Users of the website are medical personnel of the Participating Hospitals and Armed Forces, approved and registered by the National Administrators.

The website hosts a repository of medical articles, submitted by the users.

*For the purposes of the Project, all Health Care Institutions serving Military Personnel are considered eligible for participation (even if officially designated as Civilian). 





  • IMIHO Newsletter 2019
    IMIHO Newsletter 2019

    Dear all,

    We are very pleased to publish the IMIHO newsletter with the purpose to inform you about our activities during 2018, as well as our future plans for 2019.

    Very briefly, we are pleased with the progress of the project and the tangible results, achieved so far with the help of all participating nations.

    More informational and educational activities will be conducted in the future, with emphasis on utilization of new technologies. 

    Your participation to such events will be greatly appreciated. For any ideas, questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    LtCol Theodoros Valsamidis

    IMIHO Chairman


    The newsletter is available for download here.

    Published on Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:32 Be the first to comment! Read 96 times
  • Season Greetings
    Season Greetings

    Dear all,

    I would like to wish to everyone of you, your families and beloved ones, Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

    May the new year, bring health, personnal and professional fullfillment, as well as peace and prosperity to our nations.

    We will continue our efforts to expand our community and activities, as well as promote international cooperation.

    Hopefully 2019 will be another successful year that will further strenthen our collaboration and produce tangible results and achievements.

    Best regards,
    LtCol Theodoros Valsamidis
    IMIHO Chairman

    Published on Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:29
    Key words: season greetings
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  • Col (ret) Professor Assen Petkov passed away
    Col (ret) Professor Assen Petkov passed away

    Dear all,

    With great sorrow , I must inform you that Sofia national coordinator col. (ret.) professor Assen Petkov passed way today (November, 29th ).

    The IMIHO Community would like to express condolences to the family of Assen, as well as to his colleagues in Sofia for the loss of an exceptional medical officer.

    We will always treasure our memories of him as a friend and his significant contribution as a leader and a scientist. He was one of the inaugural members of the IMIHO/SIMIHO Project and the living memory of this initiative.

    The IMIHO Technical Working Group will dedicate the next (29th) Meeting to his memory.

    May Assen rest in peace.

    Published on Thursday, 29 November 2018 17:39
    Key words: petkov twg
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  • 28th IMIHO TWG Meeting - 10th Users Meeting
    28th IMIHO TWG Meeting - 10th Users Meeting

    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.

    Published on Monday, 19 November 2018 15:39
    Key words: meeting imiho
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  • Announcement for 24th BMMC Congress
    Announcement for 24th  BMMC Congress

    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)” 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.
    Published on Saturday, 27 October 2018 04:56 Be the first to comment! Read 506 times