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Webinar: Warrior Care in the 21st Century

June 3, 2021 from 13.45 – 17.20 Central European Time (CET)

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Date: June 3rd, 2021
Timing: 13.45 – 17.20 Central European Time (CET)

The webinar is divided into the three main themes that are central to Warrior Care - resilience, recovery / rehabilitation, reintegration.

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  Moderator: Mrs Angelien Eijsink, MSc, former Member of the House of Representatives of The Netherlands
13.45 

Welcome; official opening

• Air Vice-Marshal (Professor) Rich Withnall QHS, MD, FRCGP, Director Defence Healthcare,
UK Defence Medical Services; Chair of the Warrior Care in the 21st Century
• Commodore Remco Blom, MD, Surgeon General
on behalf of the Netherlands Armed Forces, Defence Healthcare Organization
• Mr. Richard Smith or Mr. Dominic Reid on behalf of the Invictus Games Foundation

13.55  

How are we doing?
• Brigadier General Erwin DHondt, MD, director-general Health and Well Being, Belgium
Defence, Belgium

14.00 – 14.45

Block 1

Speakers:
• Resilience: Mr David Morton, Director General, Joint Health Command, Australia
• Recovery & Rehabilitation: Group Captain (Professor) Alex Bennett, PhD, FRCP, Professor of
Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, UK Defence Medical Services
• Reintegration: Group Captain Joshua Morgenstein, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School
of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, United States

Conversation with experts at the table:
• Brigadier General Paul Hoefsloot, director Netherlands Veterans Institute
• Captain (Navy) Jelle Bos, MD, PhD, Joint Military Hospital, Netherlands
• Colonel Anne Marije Schat, MD, deputy director care, Military Mental Healthcare
Organization, Netherlands
• Mr Edwin de Wolf, veteran, team Manager Dutch Invictus

14.45 Carousel of novel research – Innovative Pitches
14.55

SPECIAL KEY NOTE: Revolutionizing Prosthetics/Preventing Violent Explosive Neurotrauma
Colonel (ret) Geoffrey Ling, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, United States

15.10 - 15.50

Block 2

Speakers: 
• Professor Laurent Frossard, PhD, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
• Dr Jan Paul Frölke, MD, PhD, Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands
• Colonel (ret) Gerald Kerr, MD, Ireland

Conversation with experts at the table:
• Major Thijs van Dongen, MD, PhD, Netherlands
• Lieutenant Colonel Wessel O. Zimmermann, MD, PhD, professor of Military Medicine,
Netherlands
• Mrs Loes de Kruijff, MD, rehabilitation physician, Netherlands
• Mr Edwin de Wolf, veteran, team Manager Dutch Invictus

15.50  Carousel of novel research – Innovative Pitches
16.00  Break
16.05 - 16.50

Block 3

Speakers:
• Colonel (ret) Rakesh Jetly, OMM, MD, FRCPC, Directorate of Mental Health, Canada
• Albert ‘Skip’ Rizzo, PhD, Medical Virtual Reality Institute for Creative Technologies, United States
• Professor Colonel (ret) Carl Castro, PhD, University Southern California, United States

Conversation with experts at the table:
• Dr Jackie June ter Heide, PhD, clinical psychologist, Netherlands
• Lieutenant Colonel Jaap Bot, Coordinator Sustainable Health and Readiness Team, Netherlands
• Colonel Berend Berendsen, MD, chairman Netherlands Veterans Institute
• Colonel Ludy de Vos, Msc, manager Netherlands Veterans Institute

16.50 - 17.10

Block 4

Panellists at the table:
• Colonel (Professor) Eric Vermetten, MD, PhD, Military Mental Healthcare Organization,
Netherlands
• Mr Edwin de Wolf, veteran, team Manager Dutch Invictus, Netherlands

Jury:
• Colonel (ret) Gerald Kerr, MD, Ireland
• Group Captain (Professor) Alex Bennett, PhD, FRCP, Professor of Rheumatology and
Rehabilitation, UK Defence Medical Services
• Professor Colonel (ret) Carl Castro, PhD, University Southern California, United States

17.10 - 17.20 Official Closing
• Air Vice-Marshal (Professor) Rich Withnall QHS, MD, FRCGP, Director Defence Healthcare,
UK Defence Medical Services; Chair of the Warrior Care in the 21st Century