43rd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine 2019

May 19–24, 2019 / Basel, Switzerland

Welcome Message

Dear friends and colleagues

On behalf of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM), we are delighted and honoured to welcome delegates from all over the globe to the prestigious ICMM World Congress in May 2019. The city of Basel is located in the northern part of Switzerland, bordering France and  Germany, all within its city limits. Being truly international and offering world class facilities for successful congresses, Basel is a perfect location to host the 43rd ICMM World Congress.


Alongside stimulating and ground-breaking science of the Congress program, the atmosphere of this historic university city and its mesmerizing culture will capture your imagination. Basel lies along the marvellous Rhine river, a lifeline for Europe, which has its source in the spectacular Swiss alps. This combination will guarantee an unforgettable stay in Switzerland.

Together with the members of the ICMM committees, the  local organisers have defined an attractive scientific program along the lines of our motto “Medicine on the Move”.  Military medical science is permanently generating new findings with considerable impact to our daily practice and  real-life action plans. Yesterday’s paradigms are challenged today and new standards will be set for tomorrow.  Military medicine is evolving continuously. A distinguished  international faculty will share their updated experience  and involve you to discuss the most recent developments in the field of military and disaster medicine.

A wide range of scientific sessions awaits you. The broad themes of the Congress will be:

 – Military Medical Ethics and Law
– Cutting Edge Medicine and Leadership in Medicine
– Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Terrorism Defense
– Civil-Military Cooperation in Emergency Medicine

The official congress would also like to invite you to our hospitality suite to meet and discuss cutting edge science in an informal  atmosphere of friendship, strengthening old and sparkling new  collaborations.

The Swiss Armed Forces are delighted to welcome participants from all parts of the globe to share a broad scientific, educational and cultural program in the beautiful setting of Basel. Come and explore!

We look forward to seeing you at the Congress, boosted by the Swiss spirit of innovation and pushing the boundaries of military and disaster medicine.

A very warm welcome to Switzerland!

Major General Dr Andreas Stettbacher MD
Vice-Chairman ICMM,
Surgeon General of the Swiss Armed Forces