25 - 26 April, 2017| London Marriott Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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The Changing Face of Crisis Response

The triple threats of asymmetrical warfare, natural disasters and contagious disease are clear and present dangers in the 21st century theatre. To address the needs of an increasingly severe operating environment, the military, non-governmental organisations and international civilian organisations are flexing to adapt to this challenging reality.... Read More


The Challenges Involved with Joint Civilian and Military Support Operations

When dealing with disaster relief operations and humanitarian crises, including logistics support and aid during civil wars and infectious disease outbreaks, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and militaries inevitably face a number of challenges. Ahead of 2016's Medical Support Operations summit, Defence IQ analysed the key challenges facing... Read More

Commander of the U.S. Air Force Medical Support Agency Provides Operational Insight and Reveals Future Investment Opportunities

Brigadier General James McClain is Commander of the U.S. Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA), which is responsible for overseeing the execution of the Air Force Surgeon General’s policies and programmes. AFMSA provides leadership for the entire medical service supporting the activities of more than 44,000 personnel serving 2.6 million... Read More

See Who's attending this year

Take a look at the attendee list from this year's Medical Support Operations... Read More

[E-Book] The Four Most Important Things We Learned From The Medical Support Ops World In 2017

IN THE SECOND DECADE OF THE 21ST CENTURY, THE NATURE OF MEDICAL SUPPORT OPERATIONS IS A VERY DIFFERENT PROSPECT TO THAT OF THE 20TH CENTURY. From the prevalence of asymmetrical warfare to the threats of pandemic contagion in the developing world, the way in which militaries and civilian organisations are tackling the flood of contemporary crises... Read More


Todd Husty, CEO, TMH Medical Services

"Medical Operations Support by private industry is an excellent concept." TMH Medical Services is the largest private supplier of medical and dental services in Afghanistan and a sponsor of this year's conference. Defence IQ spoke with CEO Todd Husty to understand how medical support operations are... Read More

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Ebola: International community ‘too slow’ to respond

April 2015 Jonathan Barden works as a humanitarian advisor and UK staffing lead for the Department for International Development’s (DFID) Ebola Crisis Unit (ECU) and will be speaking at the forthcoming Medical Support Operations conference in London this May to address the issue of improving collaborative response to disasters based on recent... Read More

5 Steps Militaries Must Take Before Deploying Medical Support [INFOPOSTER]

What does it take for a military to provide medical support during times of crisis? Deploying forces to areas hit by natural disasters, civil conflict or the outbreak of serious diseases is a mission that has become increasingly prioritised among those with the capability, but doing so requires careful strategy. In this unofficial, illustrative... Read More

Ministry of Defence Foreword

A Foreword by Major General Martin Bricknell. The Medical Support Operations Conference in 2017 is being organised by Defence IQ but supported by the UK MoD's Defence Medical Services... Read More

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