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Main Conference Day Two

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

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

09:15 AM - 09:55 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SERVING THE MEDEVAC REQUIREMENTS OF U.S. ARMY EUROPE, U.S. EUROPEAN COMMAND, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, AND U.S CENTRAL COMMAND WARRIORS: THE REGIONAL HEALTH COMMAND EUROPE

Dennis P. LeMaster, Commanding General, Regional Health Command Europe and Command Surgeon, U.S. Army Europe
  • Providing a trained, ready and capable medical force at RHCE’s 14 Army Medical Treatment Facilities in Germany, Italy and Belgium whist coordinating and partnering with more than 40 Host Nation hospitals
  • Providing medical command and control / combat medical capability for U.S Army Europe
  • Considering future U.S Army Europe MEDEVAC requirements parallel with current capability


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Dennis P. LeMaster

Commanding General, Regional Health Command Europe and Command Surgeon
U.S. Army Europe

09:55 AM - 10:35 AM PROVIDING STRATEGIC MEDICAL EVACUATION AND OPERATIONAL MEDICAL SUPPORT, INCLUDING NATIONAL TERRITORY, OVERSEAS POSITIONS AND OPERATIONS AREAS: FRENCH PATIENT EVACUATION COORDINATION CENTRE

Jérôme Bancarel, Head of Patient Evacuation Coordination Centre, Ministère de la Défe
  • Understanding the structural and organisational makeup of the French medical services and how the PECC works with other departments such as the department for joint theatre services (COMSANTE)
  • Managing the French fleet of EC725s and considering their capability relative to operational requirements
  • An overview of current French aeromedical operations

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Jérôme Bancarel

Head of Patient Evacuation Coordination Centre
Ministère de la Défe

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

11:05 AM - 11:55 AM A HUNGARIAN PERSPECTIVE ON FACTORS INFLUENCING MEDEVAC OPERATIONS

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  • An overview of current MEDEVAC practice for the both civilian and military services in Nigeria and how operations are influenced by a lack of quality ground based facilities
  • The challenges of operating in an environment made austere by natural and man made disaster, war, climate and terrorist activity
  • Assessing how best to manage a lack or resource, inadequate training, inadequate platforms and poor interagency cooperation and collaboration whilst maintaining the appropriate level of care and responsiveness


11:55 AM - 12:35 PM A HUNGARIAN PERSPECTIVE ON FACTORS INFLUENCING MEDEVAC OPERATIONS

Zoltán Vekerdi, Acting Surgeon General, Hungarian Defence Force
  • Looking at recent changes in operational expectations towards MEDEVAC
  • Considering the factors that necessitate and limit use of Hungarian MEDEVAC capability
  • Discussing the challenges and lessons identified in MEDEVAC related difference of risk acceptance by nations

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Zoltán Vekerdi

Acting Surgeon General
Hungarian Defence Force

12:35 PM - 1:35 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:35 PM - 2:05 PM PROBLEMS WITH BLOOD TRANFUSION DURING AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION

  • Assessing and outlining the current Bulgarian approach to blood transfusion during aeromedical evaluation
  • Analysing current research and development into blood transfusion technology
  • Outlining current capability parallel with NATO standards and the medical capacity improvement targets set out for 2020


2:05 PM - 2:45 PM THE MENTAL HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF MEDICALLY EVACUATING PATIENTS WITH HIGHLY INFECTIOUS DISEASES

David Ross, Parkes Professor of Preventive Medicine, British Army
  • Assessing the impact of the Ebola Crisis on the mental health legacy of healthcare workers
  • How can we reduce the effect and implications on our rescuers in these types of operations? What types of preventative solutions are available?


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David Ross

Parkes Professor of Preventive Medicine
British Army

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

3:25 PM - 4:05 PM EVALUATING THE CHALLENGES FACE BY THE IFRC’S GLOBAL DISASTER RESPONSE SYSTEM IN USING AIR CHARTERING COMPANIES FOR THE PROVISION OF MEDEVAC SERVICES

Hannele Haggman, Senior Health Officer, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Improving the efficiency and delivery of effective and impartial health care
  • Considering the effectiveness and response time of air chartering services in responding to IFRC mission requirements

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Hannele Haggman

Senior Health Officer
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

4:05 PM - 4:45 PM EDA PERSPECTIVE ON CURRENT ISSUES FACING MILITARY MEDICAL SERVICES AND THE COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE

Rumen Popov, Deputy Chief, Military Medical Academy, Bulgarian Armed Forces
  • Main factors involved in the interoperability of MEDEVAC crews and assets such as universal training across platforms
  • EDA proposals for a multinational MEDEVAC training project
  • Searching for and examining the quality of care of in-theatre helicopter evacuation services


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Rumen Popov

Deputy Chief, Military Medical Academy
Bulgarian Armed Forces

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