Deployed Medical and Healthcare Delivery 2020 will take place next April 28 - 30 in London, UK. Last year's edition welcomed the Defence Medical Services, UK MoD and was attended by Surgeons General and senior representatives from both the military and solution providers. This year is set to be the biggest edition so far with our most senior speaking panel yet.
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Early confirmed speakers include:
- Lieutenant General Dorothy A. Hogg, Surgeon General, US Air Force
- Air-Vice Marshal Alastair Reid, Surgeon General, UK Ministry of Defence
- Brigadier General Edouard Halbert, Assistant Surgeon General Operations, French Military Health Service
- Brigadier General Dr. Andrea LEITGEB, Evaluation Director for Military Medicine, Austrian Armed Forces
- Brigadier General (MC) Dr. Stefan Kowitz, Director, Multinational Medical Coordination Centre, Bundeswehr
- Colonel Sohrab Dalal, Medical Advisor, NATO Allied Command Transformation
- Colonel Audra Taylor, Division Chief, Armed Services Blood Program, Defense Health Agency
The sustainment and management of temperature controlled logistics in the deployed environment is a constant challenge for militaries. Having the right infrastructure could save lives on the battlefield, as it would enable blood, medicine and oxygen to be transported to the injured soldiers when it is most critical. Developed 15 years ago, the award-winning Golden Hour technology aims to address this critical need, and makes blood available on the battlefield to treat critically-wounded soldiers during the first hour after injury.
Ahead of their participation at this year’s Deployed Medical & Healthcare Delivery conference, Defence iQ had the opportunity to gain exclusive insight from Mark Jezierski, Business Development Manager, Peli BioThermal about their Golden Hour technology, the critical characteristics of a thermal packaging product in a military context and the evolution of the requirements in an increasingly complex operating environment.
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In this interview, Mark Jezierski answers the following questions:
- Effectively delivering medical support to the battlefield depends in no small part on being able to transport critical resources – including blood – to the point of need, quickly. How does Peli Biothermal support that objective?
- What are the most important characteristics of a thermal packaging product in a military context? How does the Golden Hour Product demonstrate those characteristics?
- And what about the challenge of monitoring temperature-sensitive resources in transit? How can commercial providers support a robust supply chain for military medics and logisticians?
- How does the military market differ from the commercial one when it comes to providing a temperature-controlled logistics solution? How do you cope with requirements of ruggedisation and weight?
- How do you see the military requirement for temperature-controlled packaging changing as the operating environment grows more complex? What are the limits of blood storage pre-use in a deployed environment, and how can industry support, overall, extended field care?
Improving the delivery of deployed care by enhancing military-commercial partnerships: The role of the NSPA
The availability of equipment and material has a huge impact on the effectiveness of the delivery of deployed medical care, and it is all coming down to a robust procurement process. As the commercial sector is gradually viewed as the key to providing tailored solutions, a few questions remain: is there enough communication and cooperation between them and the military?
Ahead of Medical Support Operations 2018, Defence IQ had the opportunity to discuss with Dr. Robert Balazs, Technical Medical Officer at the General and Cooperative Services Programme at the NATO Support and Procurement Agency and speaker at the conference, on his views on the cooperation between the commercial sector and the military in the latter's procurement process. In this exclusive interview, he tells us how he thinks that relationship can be improved to enhance the delivery of deployed medical care.
Confronting disaster and containing disease: A perspective from Denmark's expeditionary medical force
A humanitarian disaster presents unique challenges to the deployed medical care teams, notably when it comes to diseases, as the lack of local infrastructure and poor local hygiene compromise their containment.
In this exclusive interview with Colonel Henrik Staunstrup, Surgeon Commander and MEDADV of the Army Staff from the Danish Armed Forces and speaker at Medical Support Operations 2018, discover how his expeditionary force are delivering self-sustaining capabilities, ready to respond quickly to any emergency.
Ahead of Medical Support Operations 2018, Defence IQ sought to understand what challenges in terms of security, procurement and cross-sector partnerships the deployed medical care market experiences. In this exclusive infographic, learn what more than 300 experts think of the effectiveness of military-industry collaboration, pressing capability development priorities, the current threats they are experiencing and the industry solutions that have the most potential.