Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am privileged and honoured to invite delegates from all over the world to India to attend the 42nd World Congress of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) which will be held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India from 19th to 24th November, 2017. The Congress will be hosted by the Armed Forces Medical Services, Ministry of Defence, India, in accordance with the statutes of the Secretariat General of the ICMM.
The central theme of the Congress is 'Military Medicine in Transition: Looking Ahead'. The broad subjects under the central theme are Terrain specific military medical support: challenges and solutions; Health protection and promotion in the military environment: experiences and best practices; Combat medical support: technological advances and implications; and Humanitarian aid and disaster relief: implications of a changing global scenario.
The congress will have simultaneous scientific sessions, poster presentations, round tables, panel discussions and workshops encompassing the broad themes. Eminent experts in the field of military medicine will deliver the keynote address and plenary talks.
New Delhi is a blend of multiple cultures and is a symbol of India's rich past and thriving present where the ancient and the modern converge seamlessly. It is a place that touches not only your mind but also your heart. The city offers the best of an ancient civilization and a young evolving nation to its visitors, bringing people closer and inspiring their thoughts.
This meeting will be a perfect opportunity for all nations to learn about the best practices of modern military medicine, exchange information, and become friends. It is time to celebrate this event in this global city.
I welcome you to the 42nd World Congress of ICMM at New Delhi in the true spirit of 'Atithi Devo Bhavo' meaning 'Guests are equivalent to Gods'.
New Delhi, the capital of India, houses India's premier Conference Centre - Vigyan Bhawan. It has hosted many historical and politically important summits, seminars and conferences, such as NAM (Non Aligned Movement) conference, the CHOGM (Common Wealth Heads of Government Meet) etc.
The centre has a Plenary hall, having a seating capacity from over 1200 delegates and 6 smaller halls having a capacity from over 65 delegates to over 375 delegates. In addition, there is a VIP Lounge, the Office block for on-site offices / secretariat / documentation centre etc., a Studio, a Business centre an Exhibition hall and a separate Media centre in the annexe building.
42nd World Congress ICMM Delhi Secretariat
Air Commodore Rajesh Vaidya