MEDEVAC 2016 arrives during a critical period when research and development – and the opportunity to share ideas in this field - is being prioritised. After the withdrawal from large scale operations in the Middle East and having tackled the outbreak of the Ebola crisis, the MEDEVAC community is now preparing for future requirements of operating in both austere and urban environments in 2016, and beyond.
The conference is poised to build on the success of previous summits by creating a vital opportunity for medical service personnel to learn, share and connect with influencers, thought leaders and strategists. The objective of the conference is to enable the community to ensure that MEDEVAC requirements are met with readiness, capability and sufficient resource.
Providing the necessary holistic focus on MEDEVAC operations, the summit will deliver briefings from forward, tactical and strategic MEDEVAC perspectives and examine how to best approach operations in austere environments with poor ground based facilities, and how joint multinational cooperation and investment can help fulfil mission objectives.
Emerging new technology and concepts will also be discussed, such as the practicality of moving transfusion therapy to the point of injury.