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Main Conference Day One

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM REGISTRATION & COFFEE

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

09:15 AM - 09:55 AM HOST NATION OPENING ADDRESS: DEVELOPMENTS IN UK MEDEVAC CAPABILITY RESULTING FROM THE UK STRATEGIC DEFENCE & SECURITY REVIEW 2015

  • Overview of the UK MoD’s medical support operations and MEDEVAC capabilities
  • What is the ambition for UK MEDEVAC capability over the next 10 years?
  • Exploring personnel and inventorial organisation of MEDEVAC to assess interoperability between units

09:55 AM - 10:35 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ASSESSING THE AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION CAPACITY OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

Lee Payne, Air Mobility Command Surgeon, Headquarters, Air Mobility Command, U.S Air Force
  • A summative overview of current US Air Force aeromedical capability parallel with mission requirements
  • Working towards the standardisation of equipment and a standardised group protocol to improve interoperability between units
  • Feedback from the recent joint training exercise between the 375th & 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadrons focused on improving MEDEVAC provision aboard the Boeing C-17


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Lee Payne

Air Mobility Command Surgeon, Headquarters, Air Mobility Command
U.S Air Force

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:05 AM - 11:55 AM CONSIDERING THE CHALLENGES AND PRIORITIES OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN CHARTERING LONG TERM AIR MEDEVAC SOLUTIONS

Baptiste Danjou, Officer-in-Charge, Long Term Air Charter, UN Procurement Division, United Nations
  • An overview of current UN long term air charter operations and their current challenges
  • An update on the aviation reform of the UN system
  • Evaluating future UN long term air charter requirements


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Baptiste Danjou

Officer-in-Charge, Long Term Air Charter, UN Procurement Division
United Nations

11:55 AM - 12:35 PM THE SWEDISH PERSPECTIVE ON UPGRADING AND ADAPTING PLATFORMS TO FACE NEW MISSIONS

  • Overview of current operational MEDEVAC capability and the further development of the NH90 fleet
  • Swedish operational feedback on UH-60Ms in Afghanistan and an update on the fleet becoming fully operational by 2017
  • Lessons learned and challenges in interoperability whilst operating in austere environments with multinational counterparts

12:35 PM - 1:35 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:35 PM - 2:05 PM PROVIDING A CENTRAL AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION COORDINATION CENTRE FOR THE UNITED STATES ARMY

  • Assessing the aeromedical evacuation mission across the domains of; Doctrine, organisation, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel and facilities
  • Identifying capability gaps and subsequent solutions to assist Army Aviation on all matters concerning aeromedical evacuation for the future
  • Considering the impact of an additional 8 UH-60Ms and the level to which they will be purposed for MEDEVAC


2:05 PM - 2:45 PM ANALYSIS OF PAST AND ONGOING SPANISH MEDEVAC OPERATIONS TO DETERMINE CURRENT TACTICAL MEDEVAC CAPABILITY

Dr. Armando Torner Alonso, Deputy Surgeon General, Spanish Armed Forces
  • An overview of medical support on ISAF missions including lessons learned and necessary adaptations for future missions
  • Managing limited resource parallel with 4 current overseas operations and the possibility of future involvement in UN peacekeeping operations in Lebanon
  • Considering the current Spanish doctrine for crew organisation and training in MEDEVAC: Keeping rescuers fresh and rested, parallel with finite resource and multiple overseas operations

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Dr. Armando Torner Alonso

Deputy Surgeon General
Spanish Armed Forces

2:45 PM - 3:25 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:25 PM - 4:05 PM ESTABLISHING A BULGARIAN AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION UNIT AS A CONTRIBUTORY ELEMENT TO NATO FORCE CAPABILITY

Lyubomir Aleksiev, Deputy Chief, Military Medical Academy, Bulgarian Armed Forces
  • An outline of the new module which includes flying assets, flight crew, medical crew, force protection team and medical equipment and supplies
  • Assessing the capability of the AS532 AL relative to Bulgarian MEDEVAC mission requirements
  • An insight into recent Bulgarian participation into recent NATO and PfP international military exercises


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Lyubomir Aleksiev

Deputy Chief, Military Medical Academy
Bulgarian Armed Forces

4:05 PM - 4:45 PM CONSIDERING THE USE OF EXTRACORPOREAL CIRCULATION VIA DUAL LUMEN CATHETER IN COMBINATION WITH APNOEIC VENTILATION TO FACILITATE LONG DISTANCE FIXED WING EVACUATION OF PATIENTS WITH SEVERE LUNG INJURY

Carsten Simonsen, SQ 690 AirEvac, Danish Armed Forces
  • An overview of the Danish shift away from POI care to care in the air whilst the patient is repatriated
  • Use of ECMO in Combination with Apnoeic Ventilation to Facilitate Long Distance Fixed Wing Evacuation of Patients with Severe Lung Injury
  • Perspectives in the use of Extracorporeal Techniques for Long Distance Evacuations - Advantages and Limitation

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Carsten Simonsen

SQ 690 AirEvac
Danish Armed Forces

4:45 PM - 11:59 PM CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE