EWMA 2020, 18-20 Nov

Catastrophe & War Wounds


Natural disasters, war conflicts, terrorist attacks, industrial accidents and traffic disasters are typical examples of threats that people from all over the world have to face today.

The aim of the Catastrophe and War Wound key session is to focus on situations where lives are affected by catastrophes and wars. Due to the restricted accessibility of healthcare services in these areas and the high number of affected persons and various logistic problems, war injuries and catastrophic wounds need a specific approach.

We invited well knowledgeable experts and experienced people from the army and civil area to share their experience and skills about war injuries: Martin Oberreiter (CZ) will present JTTR-data supplemented with everyday front-line practice; Mehmet Eryılmaz (TR) will describe the disguised face of blast injuries; Matthias Johann (DE) will focus on war injuries from an orthopaedic perspective; and finally, the Kobane syndrome will be presented by Dorpec Kobane (SE). 

Wednesday, 5 June 


Room: G2-3



Management of war injuries – from joint theater trauma registry data to everyday front-line practice

Martin Oberreiter LTC, MD, Czech Republic

Deputy Chief of Staff of Surgery department

Military hospital Brno, Czech Republic


The disguised face of blast injuries: shock waves

Mehmet Eryılmaz, MD, MBAH, FACS, Turkey

General Surgeon & War Surgeon

Department of General Surgery, Gülhane Education & Training Hospital

Gülhane Medical Faculty, University of Health Science


The role of orthopedic surgery in the treatment of war associated injuries

Matthias Johann, Germany

Department of orthopedic and trauma surgery

Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Hamburg, Germany


The Kobane syndrome

Dorpec Kobane, Sweden

Physiotherapist trained at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden

”My Two Years in the War: a Talk on War and Human Strength”