33rd Tech WG Meeting – 15th IMIHO Users Meeting

Invitation to 33rd Tech WG Meeting – 15th IMIHO Users Meeting

I am very pleased to announce that Bucharest will host the 33rd IMIHO/Tech WG Meeting, that will be held on 7 December 2021 (Tuesday) on 1100hrs (Bucharest local time). The 15th IMIHO Users meeting will be held on 8 December 2021 (Wednesday) on 1100hrs (Bucharest local time).  Due to the ongoing pandemic and health care protocols, both events will be hosted virtually (teleconference) via the IMIHO Portal (www.imiho.org), with Athens as Host Nation. The topics that will be discussed during the Meetings are presented in the attached Agenda document.  

During the 15th IMIHO Users Meeting,  the following events will take place:

(1)  The IMIHO Award Ceremony, for delivery of Awards to recipients.

(2) A Webinar titled as “IMIHO as an online multinational Research Collaboration Platform”. All participating nations are strongly encouraged to provide a briefing with specific proposals in an effort to identify areas of common research. It is strongly that the Research Offices of Hospitals are engaged and propose collaboration projects (for example exchange of COVID-19 info) that will be considered for Group Projects, according to the procedures already established in the “IMIHO Guidance and Framework” document, authorized by the Ministers.

The Coordinators may invite Experts and Audience to participate to the Webinar. Up to 6 connections per nation may be facilitated (more persons may share a connection, with a large monitor or projector/speakers). The Awards Recipients are also invited to the 15th IMIHO Users Meeting.
The Conference Room will be accessible via the IMIHO Portal (www.imiho.org), via an appropriate announcement at the home page, that will provide details instructions on how to access the Meeting room via the IMIHO Portal.  However, the links provided below can be used to directly access the rooms, without registration. An access code will be asked as a security measure.
(1) Test room, where testing/demonstration sessions will take place: https://vtc.imiho.org/b/cha-svl-pm3-ume. Access Code: 791358
(2) Meeting Room, where the 14th Users’ Meeting will take place: https://vtc.imiho.org/b/cha-svl-pm3-ume. Access Code: 791358
(3) Alternative Meeting Room that will only be used in case of security event: https://conference.sedmprocess.org/b/sed-ps8-vzi-cvx Access code: 819543
The Meeting Protocol and additional details are included in the invitation document. 
Presenters/Participants are kindly asked to follow the steps, iterated below.

     a. Complete online Joining Report form  NLT 1 Dec 2021  via the following link:https://www.imiho.org/joinvtc [Action for all participants]

    b. Presentation information (Presenter info and title) will be sent to the IMIHO Chairman via e-mail ( chairman@imiho.org ) NLT 26 Nov 2021. Any presentation document (Powerpoint or PDF format) should be send to the IMIHO Chairman NLT 1 December 2021. [Action for Presenters only]
    c. A VTC Testing Session will be performed on 6 Dec 2021, at 11:00 hrs, (Bucharest Time), in order to resolve any technical problems/difficulties that may arise. [Action for all participants]
    d. On 7 December 2021, at 10:30 hrs (Bucharest time), 30 Minutes before the 33rd IMIHO Tech WG Meeting, the Conference Room will be opened. The link will be provided to TWG Members directly [Action for TWG Members only]
    e. The 33rd IMIHO Tech WG Meeting will start at 1100hrs (Bucharest Time) on 7th December 2021 and is expected to last approximately 1 hour. [Action for TWG Members only]
    f. O 7th December 2021, at 10:30 hrs (Bucharest time), 30 Minutes before the 14th IMIHO Users Meeting, the Conference Room will be opened. 
    g. The 14th IMIHO Users Meeting will start at 1100hrs (Bucharest time) on 8th December 2021 , beginning with the IMIHO Award Ceremony (expected to last approximately 30 minutes). The Webinar will be executed immediately after the Award Ceremony (expected to last approximately 2 hours).   [Action for all participants]
Finally, I w uld like to expross my appreciation to Bucharest and especially to Col Dragos GLAVAN and 2nd LT Andrei Ionut CARAUSU for their help in hosting the event.

SEDM Secretariat is kindly asked to distribute the invitation and agenda documents to all nations.


For any information regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact the IMIHO Chairman (click here).

IMIHO January 2021 Newsletter

IMIHO Annual Newsletter

Our annual newsletter has been published, in  order  to  summarize  current progress and tangible results, as well as raise awareness about past and future activities. 

The content is unclassified and you may freely forward the newsletter to any person, directly or indirectly related to Military Medicine. 

Your feedback, ideas and future participation to our activities is very important to our community.

Military Medical Metrics

Military Medical Metrics

The IMIHO Technical Working Group (TWG) prepared a proposal document, titled “Military Medical Metrics” that aims at collecting and sharing performance information related to medical operations, in order to produce actionable conclusions regarding efficiency and effectiveness of Hospitals. The proposal has been authorized by the Ministers of the SEDM Nations, during the SEDM Ministerial Meeting, hosted by Athens and performed via VTC on 15 Oct 2020.

The establishment and periodic evaluation of key indicators may improve the quality of medical services rendered to military personnel and identify sub-optimal areas.

The functionality and data will be implemented, after determination of requirements, including security considerations and protection of personal information, as well as national and user feedback.

The proposal will be implemented as a service to the IMIHO Portal, without cost to nations, under provisions of the “IMIHO Guidance and Framework” Document.

Further details will be provided in the future.

The document is available for view/download below.

COVID-19 Virus

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

Information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019, is available at this link. Please visit the specific page for daily updates.

European Health Information Gateway

Member States of the World Health Organization have been reporting essential health-related statistics, organized in datasets. The data provided could be beneficial for reseach, in order to collerate or complement national information.

The available datasets can be found, by clicking here.

Col (ret) Professor Assen Petkov passed away

Dear all,

With great sorrow , I must inform you that Sofia national coordinator col. (ret.) professor Assen Petkov passed way today (November, 29th ).

The IMIHO Community would like to express condolences to the family of Assen, as well as to his colleagues in Sofia for the loss of an exceptional medical officer.

We will always treasure our memories of him as a friend and his significant contribution as a leader and a scientist. He was one of the inaugural members of the IMIHO/SIMIHO Project and the living memory of this initiative.

The IMIHO Technical Working Group will dedicate the next (29th) Meeting to his memory.

May Assen rest in peace.