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Report of the ICMM International Conference on Military Medicine

ICMM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON MILITARY MEDICINE


St-Petersburg, Russia

October 27 - November 1, 2013

Report



REPORT OF THE ICMM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MILITARY MEDICINE



An international conference of the International Committee of Military Medicine has been held in St-Petersburg from 2013 October 27 to 30.

Besides the important participation from the host country, one could observe presence of several delegations coming from other countries of the Region: (Belarus, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan) other European countries (Bulgaria, Estonia, Netherlands, Germany) and Asia (Thailand and Brunei).

There were more than 600 participants.

The scientific committee had identified four leading themes:
- Surgical care in emergency situations, which gave us the opportunity to have information on medical features of Russian interventions in Caucasus region;
- Infectious diseases therapy especially focused on viral Hepatitis and HIV infections in servicemen, with the experience in this field of the Russian Medical Military Academy of St-Petersburg;
- Professional pathology, aviation, space and maritime medicine;
- CBRN threats with the experience of Russia in eliminating chemical weapons, and toxicology.

Presentations have been given in Russian (with simultaneous English translation) or English.

The exhibition of several industrial firms was well attended.

The opening ceremony had been chaired by the highest Russian military authorities and the Russian Surgeon general.

With an important participation of the Russian medical military academy and the presence of many young officers besides prestigious academicians, observers had the opportunity to feel the dynamism of the Russian medical military school and its will of opening in the field of scientific exchanges.

The program has been completed by a tour in the famous city of St-Petersburg and a friendly gala dinner.