CIOMR is chartered by NATO through the same Military Committee-approved document MC 248/1 as its CIOR counterpart. CIOR and CIOMR are associated organisations. CIOMR holds its sessions at the same time and place as the CIOR summer congress and mid-winter meeting, but prepares a separate agenda for the discussion of medical matters.
MC 441/1 NATO FRAMEWORK POLICY ON RESERVES (see attachment)
MC 248/1: defines the relationship between the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Throughout this paper the abbreviation CIOR included CIOMR. (official text attached)
Relationship to COMEDS:
In 1995 CIOMR was given observer status in COMED’s Expert Panel on Medical Training, and from 1996 on a CIOMR representative has actively participated. COMEDS is the acronym for Committee of Chiefs of Medical Services (NATO), which strives, among other items, for compability in medical doctrine and training. To CIOMR’s delight, a formal relationship has now been established with medical officers in active service, through which reservists can contribute their civilian expertise.
In 2005 CIOMR was granted observership in the COMEDS Plenary Meeting.
Relationship to the NATO Joint Medical Committee (JMC):
In October 2007 CIOMR became observer to the NATO Joint Medical Committee (JMC).
Contacts are also maintained with the ACO Medical Advisor, the Medical Officer of the International Military Staff at NATO and, non-NATO, the EUMS Medical Staff Officers and the Civil-Military Liaison Officer of the WHO.