DiMiMED 2018

11/13/2018 - 11/14/2018

DiMiMED - International Conference on Disaster and Military Medicine

Dear Colleagues,

the world’s largest and leading medical trade fair-‘MEDICA Trade Fair’ has been taking place in Düsseldorf for more than 40 years attracting a large international audience to view the global innovations and new products that are on display during the four days. More than 5,000 exhibitors from around the world will be present while conferences and symposiums will be held throughout the event with the aim of enhancing medical knowledge and fostering international understanding and exchange of knowledge among the participants.

The first five International Conferences on Disaster and Military Medicine 2013-2017 in Düsseldorf have been organized by the Beta Group / Beta Verlag & Marketinggesellschaft mbH, under the auspices of our portal www.military-medicine.com and powered by MEDICA / Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. Moreover in 2016, 1st DiMiMed Asia was held in Singapore.

In the changing world scenario, responsibilities of military medical services have changed considerably. Not only are they responsible in the treatment of active military personell and combat casualties but also families of service personell and the veterans. Of late they have been playing a very crucial role as first responders during time of mass casualties-in natural and man-made disasters including disease epidemics throughout the world. They are called to be deployed at very short notices and that too in a fully self sustainable basis.

This International Congress on Emergency, Disaster and Military Medicine will provide a forum to the international military and civilian experts to exchange their knowledge and experiences on matters related to Disaster and Military Medicine-Combat Casualty, Traumatology, Burns, Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Warfare, Infectious Diseases, Force Health protection and Mental Health and at the same time build up and strengthen their network. It will also highlight the still insufficient appreciation in the civilian sector of the significant role played by the military medical services internationally, their collaborative work throughout the world, their multi dimensional tasks and the quality of the medical services they provide in the civilian sector.

Previous conferences have been of great success, attended by renowned and senior national and international speakers presenting on broad field of disaster and military medicine and our industrial partners who have been very supportive and looking for all opportunities for cooperation with the military medical corps. The participants, nearly 250 in the previous year, came from more than 35 countries.

On behalf of our portal www.military-medicine.com, MEDICA / Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and the scientific committee, it is our pleasure to cordially invite you to the 6th International Congress on Emergency, Disaster and Military Medicine 2018 to be held on 13–14 November 2018, during the MEDICA Trade Fair 2018, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you in Düsseldorf to attend our congress!



Rob van der Meer, MD
Brigadier General (ret)
Former Surgeon General of the Netherlands Armed Forces

Dr Kishore JB Rana
Major General (ret)
Former Director General of Medical Service Nepalese Army

Professor of Medicine Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences


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Contributors and participants are experts -about 200 high-ranking military medical and public health professionals and 50 industrial partners- from related scientific institutes, organisations and companies involved with Emergency, Disaster and Military Medicine & Medical Devices.

It will address a broad field of related topics and provide a platform for international military and civilian experts, disaster & defense policy makers, medical planners and researchers and other military and civilian organizations to exchange their lessons and experiences and to encourage them to strengthen their network.

Please note that the number of participants is limited. We expect around 300 participants from all over the world. If you would like to participate in our DiMiMED Conference 2018, please, complete the online registration form. 


6th DiMiMED Official Program

  • Use of simulation in training for emergency surgery
  • Traumatology
  • CBRN

  • Disaster Medicine 
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mental Health

The program of this year DiMiMED :


Confirmed speakers 2018:

  • Prof. Marijo Bekic, MdPhD., Croatia
  • Elizabeth Benjamin, MD PhD FACS, USA
  • Brigadier Prof. Harjinder Singh Bhatoe, India
  • Capt. Ewout van Dort, The Netherlands
  • Dr Michel Duckers, The Netherlands
  • Thomas Eckhardt, Netherlands
  • Director Ruben Garza, JR , GS-14, DoD, USA
  • Lt. Gen Patrick Godart, France
  • Col (ret) Prof. Alexander Grebenyuk, MD, PhD, Russia
  • FLT Ikram Hameed, Maldives
  • Lt. Col. Dr. med. Thorsten Hauer, Germany
  • Col. MD Erwin D´Hondt, Belgium
  • LtCol Nagpal Hoysal ,United Kingdom
  • Dr Lalitha Iyadurai, United Kingdom (To Be Confirmed)
  • Col. Prof. Dr. Kai Kehe, Germany
  • Major General Geert Laire MD, Belgium
  • Mike Landers, USA
  • Col. Dominique Mayer, Germany
  • Brigadier General Bruno Most, Germany
  • Dr Masanori Nagamine, Japan
  • Col. Prof. Dr. Mathias Port, Germany
  • Col. Dr. Benjamin Queyriaux, France
  • Fg Off Arosha Rajapakse, Sri Lanka
  • Dr Mita Rana, Nepal
  • Col. (ret) Prof. Igor M. Samokhvalov, MD, PhD, Russia
  • Dr. Tankred Stöbe, Germany 
  • Col. Dr. Pema Tenzing, Buthan 
  • MD Lt MC,Diana Fernandes da Terra, Portugal
  • Col (MC) Prof. Dr. Horst Thiermann,Germany
  • Col. Prof. Dr. Eric Vermetten, Netherlands
  • Lt. Col. Axel Ziegler, Germany

Faculty 2017

Faculty 2015

Faculty 2014


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As the poster award the last year has been received very well, it will again be awarded at this year’s DiMiMED. The proposals which are going to be sent in by the candidates, will be reviewed by the chairmen Rob van der Meer, MD and Dr Kishore Rana. The selected posters will be displayed in the showroom during the conference. At the end of the conference the chairmen as well as the organizer will honour the winner in a special ceremony. 

The award carries again a prize of € 1.000

Furthermore, a final report of the ceremony will be published on www.military-medicine.com


  • Referring to disaster and military medicine
  • Writing an abstract of the poster which represents topic and conclusion
  • Language: English
  • Deadline: November 1st, 2018

Sending in an abstract:

•    Register as participant: Registration

 •   Submit your poster: events@beta-publishing.com along with a brief motivation letter

We look forward to receiving your proposals!


For the participants of the DiMiMED we blocked the following contingent with the CODE: "DIMIMED 2018"

IBIS Styles Bochum Hauptbahnhof

Kurt-Schumacher- Platz 13-15

44787 Bochum

Phone.: +49 234 91 43 0

Check-In: 12/11/2018

Check-Out: 14/11/2018

Price: 109,00 € incl. Breakfast


Uniform / attire

Day 1, November 13th
Utility Uniform for military personnel, Business / Office wear for civil officials

Conference Dinner (Invited Speakers), November 13th
Utility Uniform for military personnel, Business / Office wear for civil officials

Day 2, November 14th
Utility Uniform for military personnel, Business / Office wear for civil officials

Infections after abroad Situations
Article: Colonel Privatdozent Dr. med. E. Kollig

Infections after abroad Situations

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DiMiMED Presentations

DiMiMED Presentations

Col (ret) Prof Alexander Grebenyuk, MD, PhD, Dr. Yuan-Sheng Tsen, Col Prof Corrado Maria Durante, MD, Capt Mark Riddle, 1st Lt Assists Prof (MD, PhD) Marijo Bekic, Col Christophe Pierard, PharmD, PhD, HDR, Maj Gen (Ret) Dr Kishore JB Rana, Dr. Elisabeth Lipke, Dr. Iwan Trihapsoro, Dr. Gurcharn Bhullar, Lt Col Assist Prof Arik Eisenkraft,MD, Frederic ... more

Russian System of Medical Specialists Training on CBRN Protection Issues

Russian System of Medical Specialists Training on CBRN Protection Issues

Research and Production Center “Special and Medical Equipment”, St. Petersburg, Russia

Any CBRN event is an incident that requires coordinated actions of various specialists of different services, both military and civilian. In this regard, the training of medical specialists on CBRN protection issues is an important part of the medical education in all countries, including Russia. ... more

5th DiMiMED - November 14-15, 2017

5th DiMiMED - November 14-15, 2017

This year the 5th DiMiMed conference was held on 14-15 November 2017 in Düsseldorf. The conference themes were: disaster medicine, CBRN, Infectious Diseases, Burns and Traumatology. ... more

5th DiMiMED - International Conference on Disaster and Military Medicine

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DiMiMED Asia Conference 2016

DiMiMED Asia Conference 2016

On 31 August 2016 the 1st DiMiMed Asia (Conference on DIsaster and Military Medicine) was held in Singapore at the occasion of the Medical Fair Asia 2016. This exhibition is the Asian equivalent of the Medica in Düsseldorf. As the DiMiMed concept has proven to be succesful in Europe it was decided to start an Asian version this year and I had the honour to ... more

DiMiMED 2015

DiMiMED 2015

Report on the 2015 International Conference on Disaster and Military Medicin DiMiMED

On occasion of MEDICA, the world’s largest trade fair for medical technology, the International Conference on Disaster and Military Medicine (DiMiMED) was held for the third time in Düsseldorf, Germany – on 17th and 18th November. ... more

DiMiMED 2014

DiMiMED 2014

The second Disaster and Military Medical technology conference (DiMiMed) took place on the 12th and 13th of November in Düsseldorf as part of MEDICA, the world’s largest trade fair for medical technology.

After the resounding success of the first DiMiMed last year, the conference was extended by one day at the suggestion of the participants 150 participants from 26 countries took part in the 2-day event. ... more


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