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Saturday, 01 February 2020 19:10

IMIHO January 2020 Newsletter

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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.

You may download the document by clicking here (registration required).

 

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 17:16

30th IMIHO TWG Meeting - 12th Users Meeting

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The 12th IMIHO Users' Meeting took place on 26 Nov 19, hosted by Tbilisi and specifically in the LEPL Giorgi Abramishvili Ministry of Defense Military Hospital in Gori. SEDM Secretariat and representatives from Athens, Belgrade, Rome, Skopje, Sofia and Tbilisi participated in the event. The vision, ongoing and upcoming activities, as well as the functionality of the IMIHO portal were presented to key personnel of the Hospital. The delegations had the opportunity to engage in conversation and witness the high professional level of Hospital's personnel during an informative tour, kindly arranged by the hosts.
 
The 30th IMIHO Technical Working Group Meeting was conducted between 27-28 Nov 19. During the event, the IMIHO Chairman elaborated on the significant progress and tangible outcomes achieved during the last months, as well as the planned way-ahead. A fruitful dialog produced several action items of common interest and benefits. Specific actions were decided, aiming at further enriching the IMIHO Portal, enhancing functions and services offered at no cost to users, including the Military Medical Archive, webinars and online medical training, both theoretical and practical. Furthermore, a new version of the IMIHO website is under development, with substantial results, by utilizing new internet technologies, open-source software, mobile technologies and based on best practices, lessons learned and user feedback. Further details are documented in the Minutes, available here (registration required).
 
The participants would like to express their gratitude to Tbilisi and Giorgi Abramishvili Ministry of Defense Military Hospital personnel for the excellent hospitality and superb organization of the event. Also, special thanks to SEDM Secretariat for the support, as well as all participants for the cordial cooperation.
 
We hope that these multinational activities will bring the national health care communities closer, provide an online medium for information and expertise exchange, while conducting training, fostering scientific and academic collaboration among professionals of the Health Care Institutions, serving Military personnel. 
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 11:05

IMIHO Webinar

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We would like to announce that the next IMIHO Webinar initially scheduled for 10 Semptember 2019 at 1300 will be resceduled in October. 

During this event, authorized personnel of Participating Hospitals will present informational briefings on the capabilities and research opportunities.

More details will be provided in the future.

For more information and participation inquires, please contact your IMIHO National Coordinator or alternatively the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Dear all,

The 11th IMIHO Users' Meeting took place on 7 May 19, hosted by the Athens Naval Hospital. SEDM Director and representatives from Athens, Belgrade, Bucharest, Rome, Skopje and Sofia, along with a member from SEDM Secretariat and BMMC participated in the event. The vision, ongoing and upcoming activities, as well as the functionality of the IMIHO portal were presented to the personnel. The IMIHO Chairman and the delegations had the opportunity to engage in conversation and witness the high professional level of the Hospitals' personnel during a tour of the hospital. The Participants expressed their interest in the expertise, equipment and integration of the Hospital, especially regarding the Hyperbaric, Artificial Kidney, IVF and Intensive Care Units.

The 29th IMIHO Technical Working Group was conducted between 8-9 May 19. During the TWG Meeting, the IMIHO Chairman elaborated on the significant progress and tangible outcomes achieved during the last months, as well as the planned way-ahead. A fruitful dialog produced several action items of common interest and benefits. Specific actions were decided, aiming at further enriching the IMIHO Portal, enhancing functions and services offered at no cost to users, including the Military Medical Archive, webinars and online medical training, both theoretical and practical. Further details are documented in the Minutes, available here (registration required).

The IMIHO Chairman and participants would like to thank Athens Naval Hospital the excellent hospitality and warm cordiality. Also, special thanks to SEDM Secretariat for their assistance and support to this event, as well as all IMIHO activities during the last two years. 

We hope that these multinational activities will bring the national health care communities closer, provide an online medium for information and expertise exchange, while conducting training, fostering scientific and academic collaboration among professionals of the Health Care Institutions, serving Military personnel.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 17:51

29th IMIHO Meeting

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The 11th IMIHO Users Meeting will be held at Athens Naval Hospital on 7 May 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30.

Military health care personnel is encouraged to participate to the event, that shall include a presentation of the IMIHO Project. 

 

Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:32

IMIHO Newsletter 2019

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Dear all,

We are very pleased to publish the IMIHO newsletter with the purpose to inform you about our activities during 2018, as well as our future plans for 2019.

Very briefly, we are pleased with the progress of the project and the tangible results, achieved so far with the help of all participating nations.

More informational and educational activities will be conducted in the future, with emphasis on utilization of new technologies. 

Your participation to such events will be greatly appreciated. For any ideas, questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

LtCol Theodoros Valsamidis

IMIHO Chairman

 

The newsletter is available for download here.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:29

Season Greetings

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Dear all,

I would like to wish to everyone of you, your families and beloved ones, Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

May the new year, bring health, personnal and professional fullfillment, as well as peace and prosperity to our nations.

We will continue our efforts to expand our community and activities, as well as promote international cooperation.

Hopefully 2019 will be another successful year that will further strenthen our collaboration and produce tangible results and achievements.

Best regards,
LtCol Theodoros Valsamidis
IMIHO Chairman

Thursday, 29 November 2018 17:39

Col (ret) Professor Assen Petkov passed away

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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.

Dear all,

The 10th IMIHO Users' Meeting took place on 13 Nov 18, hosted by the Military Medical Center and Public City Hospital, in Skopje. The Skopje State Secretaty, SEDM Director and representatives from Athens, Belgrade, Bucharest, Rome, Skopje and Sofia, along with a member from SEDM Secretariat participated in the event. The vision, ongoing and upcoming activities, as well as the functionality of the IMIHO portal were presented to the personnel. The IMIHO Chairman and the delegations had the opportunity to engage in conversation and witness the high professional level of the Hospitals' personnel during a tour of the hospital.

The 28th IMIHO Technical Working Group was conducted between 14-15 Nov 18. Prior to the Meeting, the participants visited the Balkan Medical Force. During the TWG Meeting, the IMIHO Chairman elaborated on the significant progress and tangible outcomes achieved during the last months, as well as the planned way-ahead. A fruitful dialog produced several action items of common interest and benefits. Specific actions were decided, aiming at further enriching the IMIHO Portal, enhancing functions offered at no cost to users, including webinars and online training, documented in the Minutes.

The IMIHO Chairman and participants would like to thank Skopje for hosting the event, the excellent hospitality and warm cordiality; special thanks to Lt.Col Elizabeta NAUMOVSKA PETRESKI for the exemplary organization of the event.

We hope that these multinational activities will bring the national health care communities closer, provide an online medium for information and expertise exchange, while conducting training, fostering scientific and academic collaboration among professionals of the Health Care Institutions, serving Military personnel.

You can learn more about this activity in our portal.

Saturday, 27 October 2018 04:56

Announcement for 24th BMMC Congress

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24th Congress of Balkan Military Medical Committee (BMMC) will be held between 30th April and 3rd May 2019 in Tirana, Albania.

The participation of Officers from Health Services of Armed Forces and students of Military Schools requires at least one oral scientific presentation. The official language of the congress is English.

Officers (military doctors, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, nurses, psycologists) wishing to attend are requested to submit their abstracts not later than 15 January 2019 on the official website of “Interconnection of Military Hospitals (IMIHO)” https://www.imiho.org. Abstract submission requires registration to receive a password for login. Abstracts are submitted by use of the "Submit Abstract to BMMC" option.

The abstract should meet the following:

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  • Maximum number of words: 250 (not including title, authors and institution).
  • Title of abstract: in capital letters.
  • Rank for all authors (first the rank following by the name)
  • Surname in capital letters and small name with small.
  • Underline and bold font of presentors' name.

Abstract structure as Annex A (can be downloaded by clicking here).

According to BMMC MoU, one oral and one poster presentation from each country will be nominated for the “Best Military Medical Paper Award” and “Best Military Medical Poster Award”, respectively. The Scientific Committee will decide for the awards, based on the following criteria:

  • Applicability,
  • Originality,
  • Methodology and
  • Presentation.
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