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After 25 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Medical Service, CWO Carley Hasselman will retire on 6 July 2024. Click here for Carley’s retirement message / Après 25 ans de loyaux et dévoués services aux Forces armées canadiennes et au Service médical royal canadien, l’adjuc Carley Hasselman prendra sa retraite le 6 juillet 2024. Cliquez ici pour lire le message de Carley sur...

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Message from the RCMSA President Moe Beauchamp / Message du président de la RCMSA, Moe Beauchamp Le texte en français suit After seven (7) years as RCMSA President, it’s time for a change. It has been a fantastic experience to lead the association, with the much-appreciated support and assistance of a dedicated Board of Directors.  After the latest BoD Quarterly teleconference, held on 18 March 2024, where the recent Executive...

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That on April 24, 1885, in the chaos of a battle over Canada’s new western territories, this flag became the first recorded use of the Red Cross emblem in Canada for Geneva Convention-approved purposes. It was created and used by Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Codd, during the Battle of Fish Creek in present-day Saskatchewan. In 1885 Codd was an experienced 42-year-old military surgeon attached to the Winnipeg Field Battalion. The battalion was...

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A very interesting and thought provoking article from south of the border which unfortunately is only available in English https://warontherocks.com/2023/12/large-scale-combat-operations-will-bring-new-medical-ethics-challenges/

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Its that time of year again when the call goes out to renew your RCMSA membership for another year(s). Annual dues remain unchanged at $20/year and there are three ways to pay /  C’est à nouveau le moment de l’année où l’on vous demande de renouveler votre adhésion à l’ASSRC pour une ou plusieurs années supplémentaires. La cotisation annuelle reste inchangée à 20 $ par an et il y a trois façons de payer:...

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Texte francais suite It is with sadness that we must inform you that one of our medical family has passed away 11 October 2023.  Major (Ret’d) and Honorary Colonel Ken Hedges, MB, ChB, MD, has left us. (Note: First Honorary Colonel of Canadian Forces Health Services Training Centre) On behalf of The Royal Canadian Medical Service Association, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and friends. Rest in Peace Ken ....

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