The first international congress of military medicine and pharmacy was held in July 1921, in Brussels, Belgium. The international committee on military medicine (ICMM) is an international and intergovernmental organization constituted by more than 100 States including I. R. Iran (1). The 42nd world congress of the ICMM was held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India, from 19th to 24th November 2017 and delegates from all over the world met in India. The congress was hosted by the armed forces medical services, ministry of defence, India. The congress had simultaneous scientific sessions, poster presentations, roundtables, panel discussions, and workshops encompassing the broad themes (2). Iranian researchers of AJA University of Medical Sciences attended to the 42nd World Congress of ICMM and presented their scientific papers in the field of military medicine in the scientific sessions, poster presentations, roundtables, and panel discussions (Figure 1).
The contribution of Iranian researchers of AJA University of Medical Sciences in the congress was as follows:
A lecture was presented by Dr. Zahra Farsi (Figure 2) on 21st Nov 2017 titled “Experiences of health care providers in the Iran-Iraq war: a content analysis study”.
A lecture was presented by Dr. Bita Rohani (Figure 3) on 21st Nov 2017 titled “Oral and maxillofacial diseases prevalence in Iranian Navy Drivers.”
A poster was presented by Dr. Masoud Jabari and Dr. Zahra Farsi (Figure 4) on 21st Nov 2017 titled “Exploring coping strategies of health care providers with tension sources in Iran-Iraq war: a qualitative study.”
A poster was presented by Dr. Amir Khoshvaghti (Figure 5) on 21st Nov 2017 titled “Skin wound healing and oxygen (hyperbaric or topical)”.
A poster was presented by Dr. Sepehr Ebrahimi and Mohammad Ali Momeni (Figure 6) on 21st Nov 2017 titled “Triage in nuclear and chemical wars: A systematic review”.
The closing ceremony of ICMM 2017 was held on Nov 24th, 2017 (Figure 6).
It should be noted that the 43rd world congress on military medicine will be held in Basel, Switzerland, from 19th to 24th May 2019 (2) and the 4th ICMM Pan-Asia Pacific congress on military medicine will be held in Iran (27 - 31th October 2018) (3, 4).
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Pan Asia Pacific Regional Working Group . International committee of military medicine, international congress on military medicine of the pan Asia Pacific regional working group. Switzerland: ICMM; 2017. Available from: http://www.cimm-icmm.org/page/anglais/RegionalCongressesANG/panasia.php.
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