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42nd International Congress of Military Medicine Begins

The 5-day long 42nd World Congress of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) has begun in New Delhi.
  • It is for the first time that India is hosting the event which is considered to be the largest medical conference ever organised by the AFMS. 
  • The conference is organised by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence (MoD)
  • The theme of this 42nd World Congress is “Military Medicine in Transition: Looking Ahead.”
  • Around 350-400 foreign delegates from 80 countries a300 Indian delegates comprising Armed Forces Medical, Dental, Nursing and Veterinary Officers are participating in it.

Highlights of the Conference

  • 26 thematic sessions covering diverse areas including “Terrain Specific Military Medical Support”, Workshops by international faculty on management of mass casualtie
  • Panel discussions on women in combat, medical disability benefits, veterans’ health and health screening of recruits are also planned.
  • An excellent opportunity for all participating nations to exchange ideas and experiences

42nd International Congress of Military Medicine Begins 42nd International Congress of Military Medicine Begins Reviewed by Ramandeep Singh on November 21, 2017 Rating: 5

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