This activity
                        is supported by: The NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme


The Emerging Technologies and Countermeasures to CBRN agents: Advanced Training Response to Conflict and Security Challenges in Eastern Ukraine to be held November 11-15, 2019 in the city of Dnipro, Ukraine in partnership with Mechnikov Hospital and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and actively supported by NATO, Science for Peace and Security Programme.

The event will take place in cooperation with the Regional Clinical Hospital, I.I. Mechnikov in Dnipro

the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; Oles Honchar Dnipro National University; Noosphere Engineering School, Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University; Association Noosphere; National Aerospace Educational Center for Youth; State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast; Department of Health, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast; Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration; the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine; The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine; Weapons of Mass Destruction Non-Proliferation Training Center, Ukraine; State Emergency Service of Ukraine; Dnepropetrovsk Medical Academy (DSMA); Dnipro Regional Emergency and Disaster Medicine Center; Training Center for the Civil Protection Operational Rescue Service, Ukraine; Dnepropetrovsk Burn and Plastic Surgery Centre; International CBRN Risk Mitigation Research Center; National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT); National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE); Defense Express; State Emergency Service of Ukraine;, an initiative of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation; US Army Institute of Surgical Research; the Menorah Hotel and Conference Center; U.Verum Public Organisation; Veteran Hub; The Norwegian Armed Forces Joint Medical Services; Hybrid Warfare Analytical Group; L.I. Medved’s Research Center of Preventive Toxicology; Center for Global Health, University of Chicago, Illinois: NATO Representation to Ukraine; Ukrainian Red Cross; Dnipropetrovsk State Regional Diagnostic Veterinary Laboratory; National University of Civil Defense of Ukraine; National Guard of Ukraine; JCBRN Defence COE; Maryland School of Public Health; The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine; The Ministry of Health of Ukraine; and in cooperation with and supported by the U.S. Embassy, Kyiv. NATO SPS Dnipro logo by SILA Agency, Kyiv, Ukraine


To produce competently trained participants on responding to CBRN agents, and security-related emerging technologies in Ukrainian conflict zones.

To build a network of potential educators and technology experts who can exponentially train other healthcare professionals and scientists in this volatile region.

To connect Ukrainian-based emerging technology experts with international consultants to network their ideas and develop skill sets.

To develop a training template for other NATO partner countries to implement in current and future conflicts.


Our aims of this Advanced Training Course is to review NATO guidelines with the assistance of local strategic, operational and tactical planners responsible for CBRN preparedness for medical, surgical, first responders, nursing, military health professionals and students from Mechnikov Hospital and the surrounding educational, medical facilities, governmental institutions and emergency services on response and interoperability to deal with emerging security-related challenges, CBRN preparedness and response that are key SPS priorities:

Medical countermeasures against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) agents.

Emerging technologies, including optical satellite technology, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV drones), and other security-related technological advances.

The training will include traditional didactic presentations complemented with hands-on, interactive breakout sessions, featuring table-top exercises, case scenarios, technological demonstrations, and simulated real time exercises. Experts from Ukraine, NATO and NATO partner countries will present and lead sessions to develop junior experts and to train trainers to become proficient in these key SPS priorities.