The first volume of our series Military and Humanitarian Health Ethics is now available online.

978 3 030 36319 2 The book with the title "Ethics of Medical Innovation, Experimentation, and Enhancement in Military and Humanitarian Contexts" is now available as PDF and epub via Springer (LINK). The printed version is due to be published in April and will then also be available via your local bookstore or online book stores.

This book (edited by D. Messelken and D. Winkler) discusses ethical questions surrounding research and innovation in military and humanitarian contexts. It focuses on human enhancement in the military. Recently, the availability of medical enhancement designed to make soldiers more capable of surviving during conflict, as well as enabling them to defeat their enemies, has emerged. Innovation and medical research in military and humanitarian contexts may thus yield positive effects, but simultaneously leads to a number of highly problematic ethical issues.

The work contains contributions on medical ethics that take into account the specific roles and obligations of military and humanitarian health care providers and the ethical problems they encounter. They cover different aspects of research and innovation such as vaccine development, medical enhancement, compassionate and experimental drug use, research and application of new technologies such as wearables, “Humanitarian innovation” to cope with scarce resources, Biometrics, big data, etc.The book is of interest and importance to researchers and policy makers involved with human enhancement, medical research, and innovation in military and humanitarian missions.

Due to the developments with regard to the COV-19 pandemic we unfortunately have to announce the cancellation of the ICMM Lilienberg workshop on Military Medical Ethics 2020.


Program for the 10th ICMM workshop on Military Medical Ethics (MME) published

Lili2018 ProgramCoverThe 10th workshop will again take place at the Forum Lilienberg in Ermatingen (Switzerland). We invite you to join us for this workshop with the topic

Medical Rules of Eligibility and Medical Care under Resource Scarcity

The workshop is, as usual, co-organized by the ICMM Centre of Reference for Education on IHL and Ethics, the Medical Services Directorate of the Swiss Armed Forces, and the Zurich Center for Military Medical Ethics.

Registration for the workshop is mandatory and places are limited.

The call for papers for the 10th ICMM Workshop on Military Medical Ethics has been published and can be accessed as PDF here or online on the workshop subpage here.

The topic chosen for the 2020 event is "Medical Rules of Eligibility and Medical Care under Resource Scarcity".

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General registration for the workshop will open in early 2020. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in participating or to preregister. More information about the workshop can be found here.

Did you know that we take part in a project that creates an online collection of scenarios for training and research in military medical ethics?

Messelken.2018 MME Scenario CollectionICMM RevueThe aim of this MME scenario collection is to provide deploying military medical personnel and those who organise trainging and education with a tool to better prepare for future missions. In order to do so, we collect and make available cases, experiences, reports, and scenarios in a neutral database. In order for the colletion to grow, we hope that we can convince those returning from missions to (anonymously or not) contribute their experiences and share it with others.

If you want to learn more, the International Review of the Armed Forces Medical Services has published an article that describes the MME Scenario Collection. You can read the article online via the following links:

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