About the Conference
Join us! - ‘Warrior Care in and after the pandemic’
"Warrior Care in the 21th century is a webinar about military-medical developments for the (post) active military and veteran. The theme "Once a Warrior always a Warrior" resonates to the title of a book that was written ten years ago by American psychiatrist / internist Col (ret) Charles Hoge. It concerns the entire chain of care, preparation, care during secondment and aftercare during and after transition. We will have series of conversations with a range of disciplines, from sports medicine, (trauma) surgery, rehabilitation to mental health care.
Global Sharing of Best Practices
Established in 2015, the Warrior Care in the 21st Century coalition supports global sharing of warrior care best practices and lessons learned. Health providers are able to identify viable and innovative solutions to current and future challenges in the areas of resilience, recovery and rehabilitation, and reintegration.
Medical advances and research have led to decreased fatality rates of service members, but new challenges require innovative, yet proven, solutions. Warrior Care in the 21st Century is a significant step toward building partner capacity, improving interagency interoperability, and expanding delivery of medical and nonmedical treatments and therapies to wounded, ill and injured service members who have sacrificed so much.
Senior military and civilian representatives worldwide will join Air vice-marshal Rich Withnall, chair of the Warrior Care of the 21st Century and Commodore Remco Blom, Dutch Surgeon General as leaders from the Defense organisation and Officials of the Netherlands Veterans Institute and National Health Care Systems for Veterans at the meeting. The group will discuss current and future care for service members, veterans, families and caregivers.
This is a online program that is FREE for registered participants.
|Colonel Berend Berendsen||Colonel Albert Riedstra|
|Martin Elands, MA||Major General (ret) Ton Tieland|
|Colonel Léon Jans||Colonel prof. dr. Eric Vermetten, programme chair|
Colonel prof. dr. Eric Vermetten
Colonel Prof Dr Vermetten is a military psychiatrist. He is the strategic advisor for scientific research in the Dutch military mental health sector, and professor at the University of Leiden and the ARQ National Psycho-trauma Centre. As chairman of the program committee, Vermetten is confident in the support of a other key figures: 'a conference this big is always about teamwork'. These being from the Netherlands Veterans Institute, the Military Medical Rehabilitation Centre, the Royal Netherlands Army and from specialised military medical departments, some are veterans. Additionally, there is an international advisory group with input from Canada, Great Britain and the U.S.A.He is able to oversee important areas of the military medical field and has many contacts, both in the Netherlands as well as internationally.