The first workshop was held from April 10-15, 2005, in Haifa, Israel.
Forty-nine participants from Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Portugal, U.K., U.S.A. and Turkey took part in the workshop. The workshop dealt with preparedness of hospitals and pre-hospital for Conventional and Toxicological M.C.S.
The material of the discussions and the conclusions was gathered, and a book of Guidelines for Preparedness for Mass Casualty Situations has been published. A second NATO workshop was held in November 2009 on Best Way of Training for Mass Casualty Situations.
During the course, the participants were exposed to several teaching methods, such as lectures, small group discussions, medical simulation, mass casualty scenarios, debriefing, table-top drills and videos. Leading trauma specialists from the U.S.A, Finland and Israel participated in the course as lecturers and moderators.
History of NATO Advanced Research and Training Workshop on Mass Casualty Situations
Overall 3 workshops for 95 participants from 24 countries. The workshops were held on April10-15, 2005 and November 16-18, 2009, and November 17-20, 2014.