Brigadier General (ret.) Ioannis Galatas, MD, MSc, MC (Army)
Brigadier General (ret.) Ioannis Galatas, MD, MSc, MedCorps (Army), is a Greek retired military physician specializing in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He served as the first military allergist and head of Allergy Clinic at 401 Army General Hospital for approximately 20 years. Since 2001, he has been involved in CBRNE operations as planner and instructor trained (including live agent training) in several countries abroad. During 2004Athens Olympics, he served as Commandant of the Olympic Hospital CBRN Response Unit (80 people). He holds an MSc. in “International Terrorism, Organized Crime, and Global Security” (Coventry University, UK) and he is a Ph.D. candidate (Athens Medical School/Forensics & Toxicology Laboratory). His last assignment was as Head of the Department of Asymmetric Threats, Information Analysis Division @ Joint Military Intelligence Service, Hellenic National Defense General Staff. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief (since 2005) of the monthly online “C2BRNE Diary” dedicated to CBRN First Responders in more than 80 countries worldwide; a Senior Fellow at New Westminster College, British Columbia, Canada; a Senior CBRN Research Associate @ "Center for Security Studies" (KEMEA) under Hellenic Ministry of Public Protection; a member of the Didactical Board of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" for "International CBRNe Masters" programs (Levels I and II); a CBRN consultant @ Emergency Department, Gemelli Policlinico, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome; and Manager of the CBRN Knowledge Center @ International CBNE Institute (Belgium). He has several medical and CBRN-related publications (articles; book chapters) along with participation as an invited speaker in numerous national and international conferences.