Medical meeting promotes Asia-Pacific cooperation

| April 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Nancy Rasmussen
U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs

The U.S. Army-Pacific and the Indonesian National Armed Forces will be the proud sponsors of the 20th Asia-Pacific Military Medicine Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 3-7.

MixonThis year’s conference, “Understanding Asia-Pacific Military Medical Issues Through Regional Cooperation and Collaboration,” is the 2010 installment of an annual series for military medical professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, and promotes cooperation and advancement of health care for the military. 

Conference leaders hope the exchange of information increases knowledge and understanding of medical professionals and focuses on relevant military medical issues, concerns and topics in comprehensive health services, clinical research, education and prevention. 

“The annual Asia-Pacific Military Medicine Conference is the U.S. Army-Pacific’s premier medical engagement program in support of the command’s strategic Theater Security Cooperation Program,” said Lt. Gen. Benjamin  Mixon, commander, USARPAC.

By bringing together more than 350 military medical professionals from up to 30 countries to network, discuss, engage and interact with each other, the Army has reinforced alliances in the Pacific community and enhanced regional security and cooperation. 

U.S. Army medical humanitarian civic actions are often conceived and developed through bilateral discussions between the USARPAC command surgeon and the senior delegate for each attending nation.

Mixon added, “Participation allows our medical professionals opportunities to discuss pertinent military medical topics with Asia-Pacific allies and friends, and provides forums for military health care providers to foster military-to-military friendships.” 

The U.S. Army will continue co-hosting APMMC annually, with a different Pacific Rim partner as the counterpart co-host. 

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