ICMM Pan Asia-Pacific Regional Congress underway in Tehran

October 13, 2018 - 21:59

TEHRAN – The 4th International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) Pan Asia-Pacific Regional Congress is being held in Tehran on October 13-16, Fars reported on Saturday.

This year, the Congress with a theme of “The Future Horizon of Military Medicine”, attending by 107 participants from 30 countries, emphasizes the common goals of promoting medico-military scientific activities, strengthening the bonds between medical services of Member States, not only in the Asia Pacific region, but also between all of the ICMM Member States around the world. 

The main scientific topics of the Congress include Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN defense or CBRNE defense), psychology and cognitive science in military community, disaster management and military traumatology, and military medicine education and international collaborations. 

A workshop centering around the role of Iranian traditional medicine in military medicine and crisis conditions is held on the sidelines of the international event.

According to ICMM website, International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) is an international and intergovernmental organization, which was established in 1920, after World War One had revealed the importance of a closer cooperation between the Armed Forces Medical Services worldwide. The first International Congress of Military Medicine was held in July 1921, in Brussels, Belgium.

Today, ICMM has 116 Member States and 6 Observer Members, and has held 42 World Congresses, the 16th of which was held in Tehran, Iran in 1959. In addition, it has relations with international organizations, including World Health Organization (WHO), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), UNAIDS, International Military Sports Council (CISM), World Veterinary Association (WVA), and World Medical Association (WMA).

The main goals of ICMM are to maintain and to strengthen the bonds between all medical services of Member States, promote medico-military scientific activities, and participate in the development of the medical and medico-military setting of humanitarian operations.

The first Pan Asia-Pacific Regional Congress was held in China in 2010, the second one was in Thailand in 2012, the third one was in Russian Federation in 2016, and now Islamic Republic of Iran has the honor to host the 4th ICMM Pan Asia-Pacific Regional Congress.


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