UWC invites you to attend the International Conference on “The Development, Standardization and Implementation of Tactical Medicine in Ukraine”

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December 29,2014 113



On 19-21 January 2015, an International Conference on “The Development, Standardization and Implementation of Tactical Medicine in Ukraine” іs being organized at the Ukrainian House in Kyiv, Ukraine, by the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Director of Humanitarian Initiatives Dr. Ulana Suprun.

The conference will address the current need in the advancement of tactical medicine in the Ukrainian military due to the unabated aggression by Russia in Eastern Ukraine. Tactical medicine was developed to provide casualty care in areas of active conflict, evacuation of the casualty to safety, the psychological preparation of a soldier, treatment of combat injuries, and psychological and physical rehabilitation. The main themes of the conference include the assessment of the current state of tactical medicine in Ukraine, familiarization with international experience and current trends in tactical medicine and the application of international experience in the field of tactical medicine in Ukraine.


The conference will include panel discussions and practical training with both Ukrainian and international experts. Invitations to participate have been extended to Ukraine’s Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of the Interior, Security Service, National Guard, Volunteer Battalions and State Border Service. Conference attendees will include medics from Ukrainian Armed Forces and other security services and volunteer battalions, representatives from non-governmental organizations, representatives of military academies, military attaches, tactical medicine professionals from NATO, the United States, the United Kingdom, the United States European Command, and official representatives of NATO-member countries.


The UWC Humanitarian Initiative Patriot Defence has been providing adapted Combat Lifesaver Training to Ukrainian soldiers and supplying each soldier trained with Improved First Aid Kits (IFAKs). Since May 2014 over 11,500 soldiers have been trained and 9,000 NATO standard IFAKs have been distributed.


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