International Course for Emergency Medical and Other Services’ Response in Chemical Incidents

Date:30 May – 1 June 2019
Organisers:– The Slovenian Society for Medical Response to Major Incidents
– MRMID International
Location:Dolenjske Toplice, Novo mesto
Registration fee:400 EUR (ESTES members 350 EUR, non-medical participants 250 EUR)

The Slovenian Society for Medical Response to Major Incidents

invites you to attend the first

International Course for Emergency Medical Services’ Response in Chemical Accidents

that will be held between 30th May and 1st June 2019 in Novo mesto, Slovenia.

At the course, renowned Slovenian lecturers will present topics on the medical response to major incidents with emphasis on chemical incidents. The course covers topics such as personal protective equipment, decontamination, and triage with hands-on workshops and real time simulation exercises.

We look forward to welcoming you to the course and in beautiful Slovenia!

  1. Organisers
  2. Programme
  3. Registration
  4. Venue
  5. Accommodation
  6. Travelling
  7. Do you need a visa?
  8. Language
  9. Certificate of attendance
  10. Contact


The Slovenian Society for Medical Response to Major Incidents
MRMID International (

Course leaders:
• Lucija Šarc, Slovenia
• Simon Herman, Slovenia
• Jože Prestor, Slovenia


Main topics:
• Special features of rescue in major chemical incidents
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) use in HazMat
• Decontamination of casualties – civilians
• Guidelines for health workers’ response in chemical incidents (prehospital part, hospital part, command and communication)
• Identification of hazardous substances and their hazardous properties
• Treatment of toxic trauma

Target audience:
• medical doctors
• paramedics
• firemen
• police
• hospital management staff
• all other responding personnel in HazMat incidents

For the simulation exercises, the course is divided into pre-hospital and hospital part. Participants must select the desired part at the registration. It is not possible to change the part after your registration has been confirmed. The number of attendees for the course is limited for both pre-hospital (max. 70 attendees) and hospital part (max. 40 attendees).

Final programme ( .pdf file)


Registration fee

Registration fee

400 EUR

ESTES members

350 EUR

non-medical participants

250 EUR

The fee includes all lectures, workshops, simulation exercises, coffee breaks, and lunches.

Payment details:

When filling out the registration form you will have an option to select payment either by card (Mastercard/Visa) or by bank transfer. Details for the bank transfer are bellow:


Zveza društev – Slovensko zdravniško društvo
Dunajska cesta 162

IBAN: SI56 02222-0019518588

Bank address:

NLB d.d.
Dalmatinova ulica 4

The payment should state: HAZMAT2019 + the name(s) of the participant(s)

Any bank transfer costs must be paid by the client.

Registration form

Registration for this event is now closed.

Cancellation of registration

All cancellations, which must include your full bank account details, should be sent in writing to no later than May 1st 2019.  A full refund will be given less an administrative fee of 50 EUR. Cancellations received after this date can not be refunded unless a replacement is found.


All course lectures, workshops, and simulation exercises will take place at the France Uršič military barracks, Straška cesta 26, Novo mesto.

Novo mesto is located in the southeastern part of Slovenia on a band of the Krka River about 70 km from the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. It is the seventh largest town in Slovenia with approximately 36,000 people living in the municipality. It is home to many successful pharmaceutical, automotive, construction, textile and other industries.

The Slovene name Novo mesto literally means ‘new town’. The city has been settled since pre-historic times and is today an important archaeological site. Many situlaes that were found here also gave the town its nickname – The Town of Situlae.

Novo mesto features a humid continental climate. Precipitation is relatively high with most rain in early summer and early autumn.

Dolenjske Toplice is a settlement a short drive away from Novo mesto. It is famous for its thermal baths that have been established in 1658. Ever since it has offered medical and wellness services to guests from all over Europe.

Important information

The course venue is a secured area with limited access and special rules that must be followed at all times. Bus transportation will be organised between the military barracks and the hotels listed below for registered participants. Please note that there is no public transport to the course venue and parking at the barracks is not allowed. In case you will not use the organised bus transfer we recommend booking a taxi. Additional information will be provided to all attendees of the course.


Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation. Course attendees will have an option to book rooms at Hotel Balnea**** superior and Hotel Kristal**** in Dolenjske Toplice and Hoteli Otočec**** at Otočec at reduced room rates.  Rooms will be sold on a first come, first served basis so we recommend booking as soon as your place at the course has been confirmed. Terms and conditions of the hotel apply.

To book your accommodation please use the Online Booking links next to the hotel prices below to take advantage of the reduced room rates! You can extend your stay at this rates for three days before and after the course. If you wish to contact the hotels please email quoting HAZMAT.

In case you have any problems or need additional information regarding hotel accommodation, please contact our agent Teja Kucina at

Room rates are quoted in Euro per person per day including 9.5% local VAT.

Hotel Balnea, Dolenjske Toplice

Bed & Breakfast

Half board

Online Booking

Single room



Double room (min. occupancy 2 persons)



Tourist tax: 2.5 EUR per person per day

Hotel Kristal, Dolenjske Toplice

Bed & Breakfast

Half board

Online Booking

Single room



Double room (min. occupancy 2 persons)



Tourist tax: 2.5 EUR per person per day

Hoteli Otočec, Otočec

Bed & Breakfast

Half board

Online Booking

Single room



Double room (min. occupancy 2 persons)



Tourist tax: 2.5 EUR per person per day


Course venue is approximately 20 minutes drive away from the hotels and there is no public transport. Transfer will be organised from the above mentioned hotels to and from the course venue.


In case you have any problems or need additional information regarding travelling, please contact our agent Teja Kucina at

By air
Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport is an international airport located 24 km northwest of Ljubljana. Many airlines operate regular and charter flights to and from Ljubljana. The airport is served by an exit off the A2 motorway. Bus services and shuttles connect it with surrounding cities.

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik (LJU) in Slovenia
to Dolenjske Toplice: 107 km
to Otočec: 97 km

Zagreb (ZAG) in Croatia
To Dolenjske Toplice: 103 km
to Otočec: 84 km

Airport shuttle services

Goopti –

Hotel shuttle – recommended for group bookings. Hotels listed above offer airport shuttle upon request for an additional fee. For more information regarding the price and reservation please contact them via email

By train
Slovenske železnice operates rail passenger services in domestic, regional and international public transport.

Train to Novo Mesto

Bus to Dolenjske Toplice / Otočec

By car
Novo mesto has a good connection with the capital Ljubljana via the A2 motorway (Karavanke-Ljubljana-Obrežje). Driving from Ljubljana to Dolenjske Toplice takes about 1 hour. Please note that in Slovenia, a vignette (a toll sticker) is mandatory for driving on the motorway! The vignette can be bought on the border crossings or at petrol stations all over the country. A one-week vignette can be purchased for short visits. It is obligatory to have the day-lights turned on during the day. Traffic information can be accessed at

Do you need a visa?

As visa applications take time participants requiring a visa are recommended to apply well in advance. If you do require a visa for your entry to Slovenia the course organiser can issue invitation letters upon request. They can only be issued to participants that have already registered for the course. However, the course organiser cannot intervene on your behalf in case of rejection or to speed up the procedure.

Slovenia is part of the European Union and the Schengen Zone. Contact your local Slovenian embassy for more information.


The official language of the course is English, no simultaneous translation will be provided.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants who successfully pass the course.


For more information about the course please contact the organizer. Email address: