NATO medical conference meets in Istanbul
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- More than 60 military medical professionals from across NATO and NATO mission-contributing nations joined together in Istanbul, Turkey April 16 for biannual NATO Medical Conference (NOMC).
Although the conference location and focus changes, as determined by the Multinational Medical Management Steering Group, the main objective to share ideas and discuss medical concerns remains a constant. This year's event focused on medical information management and communication, with participants sharing experience gleaned on a multitude of operations and focus groups diving deep into particular aspects of the issue. NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Turkey provided infrastructure support and Allied Command Operations (ACO) took the lead in planning and organizing the conference agenda.
The United States Joint Staff Surgeon presented information regarding the management of concussion and traumatic brain injuries in the field and the Canadian navy addressed lessons learned from their recent mission in Haiti.
Because military medicine has such a broad scope, ACO wanted to discuss information management from a strategic, operational, and tactical perspective.
"We looked at each one of the areas where people were working and based on that and based on the expertise we knew they had, we placed them into each one of the groups. For instance, I am chairing the strategic group....everyone that is in that group works at a headquarters command level so they're looking at strategy. We also mixed it up in the sense that we threw in some interactors into each one of the groups. For instance in my group, there are some operational folks...because we wanted to make sure we kept the discussion focused on the task at hand. 'I'm not getting into your area. You're not getting into my area' type of thing. And it's working out pretty well," said U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Michael Mittleman, ACT Medical Advisor.
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