Brigadier General FRANÇOIS R. MARTELET, M.D.
Is a senior French Army Medical Reservist with distinguished service including multiple assignments in Paris, France and in the USA. A medical officer, he also holds a master’s degree in Business and a legal degree. In civilian life, he is a Senior level pharma & biotech executive with a proven track record of shaping specialty pharma companies/associates and turning around under-performing business units towards goals that deliver tangible and sustainable returns. Strong P&L general management and significant oncology experiences with early & late-stage clinical development expertise. His military career includes him currently appointed to the International Military Medical Cooperation Bureau (BCIM), Military Joint Headquarters, Paris. His relationship with CIOMR includes serving as Secretary General 2011-2020. He has also served as the French VP to CIOMR. He was recently appointed to the position of Liaison Officer for CIOMR to COMEDS and sits within the COMEDS Military Medical Training Working Group (MMT WG).
The creation of the “Martelet Cup Award”, awarded annually, serves to recognise the valuable contribution he has made to CIOMR. It was established to reward the best scientific paper presented at the annual CIOMR Summer Congress by a junior medical reserve officer (OF-3 and below).
The recipient of this year’s Martelet Cup is Major Dr. Damian MacDonald, MD, from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine for his presentation entitled “Reserve Emergency, (ROTEM) and REBOA at the Canadian Role 2 in Iraq.”
At the Interallied Confederation of Medical Reserve Officers (CIOMR) Summer Congress in Tallinn, Estonia, Major (Dr.) Katie Odom, USAR, was selected for the CIOMR Martelet Cup. Major Odom presented her research team’s findings in a report titled “Behavioral Health Management Following a Severe Burn Injury: A Pilot Study and the Way Forward for the US Army Burn Center and Indicators for Brief PTSD Management in Operation.”
1LT Joshua Sheehan (US) was selected as winner of CIOMR’s Martelet Cup for his presentation on Medical Logistics and Resupply in a Multi-National Environment. He delivered with confidence, demonstrating a solid depth of knowledge and was able to apply analysis and application across NATO nations. The award is given for best presentation by an officer OF1-OF3, and is named in honour of Brigadier General Francois Martelet (FR) pictured below with the winner.