Report: Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, India November 19-24, 2017
REPORT OF THE 42nd ICMM WORLD CONGRESS ON MILITARY MEDICINE
The 42nd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine was organized in New Delhi, from the 19th to the 24th of November, 2017 by the Ministry of Defence of India in collaboration with the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) under the main topic: «Military Medicine in Transition: Looking ahead».
The Broad themes were:
- Terrain specific military medical support: challenges and solutions,
- Health protection and promotion in the military environment: experiences and best practices,
- Combat medical support: technological advances and implications,
- Humanitarian aid and disaster relief: implications of a changing global scenario.
The Opening Ceremony on the 20th of November was honoured by the presence of the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of India, Admiral Suni LAMBA accompanied by Air Chief Marshal DHANOA, CAS, General Bipin RAWAT, COAS, Mr Sanjay MITRA, Defence Secretary.
The congress started then with a Keynote address by Lieutenant General (ret): NK PARMAR «Military Medicine: Past, Present and Future».
The congress was attended by more than 1,000 participants representing 75 countries.