10 - 12 April, 2019 | London, UK

Conference Day One

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

Colonel Jeremy Tuck - Former Medical Director, NATO ARRC
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Colonel Jeremy Tuck

Former Medical Director
NATO ARRC

9:00 am - 9:40 am THROUGH THE CRYSTAL BALL – EMERGING GLOBAL STRATEGIC TRENDS

Major General Mitch Mitchell - Director, Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Identifying global strategic trends; adapting to cope with an era of rapid change
  • Assessing threats to global health and security
  • Defining tomorrow’s global operating environment. Threats and challenges for joint forces
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Major General Mitch Mitchell

Director, Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre
UK Ministry of Defence

9:40 am - 10:20 am HOST-NATION KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DELIVERING A JOINT UK MEDICAL CAPABILITY FOR THE FUTURE

Air Vice-Marshal Alastair Reid - Defence Medical Director, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Balancing competing requirements in an era of change
  • Sustaining readiness to deploy medical capability on operation whilst securing the home base
  • Building collaboration and partnership to prepare for global operations
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Air Vice-Marshal Alastair Reid

Defence Medical Director
UK Ministry of Defence

  • What will be the characteristics of future joint force combat operations?
  • How will the changing character of conflict impact clinical delivery?
  • How equipped are combat medics to meet a changing requirement for deployed care?
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Air Vice-Marshal Alastair Reid

Defence Medical Director
UK Ministry of Defence

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Rear Admiral Colin G. Chinn (Tentative)

Joint Staff Surgeon, Joint Staff
US Department of Defense

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Major General Mitch Mitchell

Director, Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre
UK Ministry of Defence

10:40 am - 11:20 am COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:20 am - 12:00 pm MAINTAINING CLINICAL EXCELLENCE ON THE FUTURE BATTLEFIELD

Rear Admiral Colin G. Chinn (Tentative) - Joint Staff Surgeon, Joint Staff, US Department of Defense
  • Readying the force for peer operations in a contested operating environment
  • Offsetting insecure lines of communication by delivering advances in pre-hospital care
  • Finding new ways to deliver medical services in the deployed environment. Developing commercial partnerships to support clinical delivery
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Rear Admiral Colin G. Chinn (Tentative)

Joint Staff Surgeon, Joint Staff
US Department of Defense

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm RECRUITING AND RETAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF COMBAT MEDICS

Brigadier General Andrea Leitgeb - Director of Evaluation, Austrian Armed Forces
  • Generating a force for the future
  • Attracting and retaining talent to ensure that armed forces has access to the skill it needs to effectively meet the demands of future deployed care
  • Adapting the training model to suit the demands of a more complex and versatile operating environment
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Brigadier General Andrea Leitgeb

Director of Evaluation
Austrian Armed Forces

12:40 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm PARTNERSHIP IN PRACTICE – SAFEGUARDING DEPLOYED MEDICS

Major General (Retd.) Roger Van Hoof - Secretary General, International Committee of Military Medicine
  • Reducing attacks on medical services operating in conflict zones
  • Partnering with the ICRC to support the safe integration of non-military medical teams
  • Advancing force health protection for complex operations
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Major General (Retd.) Roger Van Hoof

Secretary General
International Committee of Military Medicine

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm WHERE WILL MEDICAL FIT WITHIN THE FUTURE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE?

Lisa Reilly - Executive Director, European Interagency Security Forum
  • Where does a medical response, military and non-military, fit within a broader humanitarian response to disaster and other complex emergencies?
  • Creating a platform which can facilitate the sharing of information to support security risk management, the health cluster and the overall humanitarian response
  • Facilitating on-the-ground NGO/military coordination in the absence of a UN support infrastructure
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Lisa Reilly

Executive Director
European Interagency Security Forum

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE OF DEPLOYED HOSPITAL CARE SOLUTIONS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Lieutenant General Martin Bricknell - Professor of Conflict, Health and Military Medicine, Kings College London
  • Delivering deployed care in response to complex threats to global health
  • Coordinating an international medical response - overcoming limitations to interoperability and partnership
  • Balancing the demands of tactical and non-tactical operations - challenges for the future
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Lieutenant General Martin Bricknell

Professor of Conflict, Health and Military Medicine
Kings College London

  • Overcoming foundational barriers to coordination between humanitarian actors in delivering care to deployed populations
  • Is the emergency medical community, military and non-military, equipped to respond to a dynamic global security context?
  • Collaboratively meeting future challenges to global health. Countering infectious disease and CBRN
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Lieutenant General Martin Bricknell

Professor of Conflict, Health and Military Medicine
Kings College London

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Major General (Retd.) Roger Van Hoof

Secretary General
International Committee of Military Medicine

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Lisa Reilly

Executive Director
European Interagency Security Forum

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm CLOSE OF DAY ONE