The Academic Consortium on Emergency Medical Service and Disaster Medical Response Plan during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020 The Academic Consortium on Emergency Medical Service and Disaster Medical Response Plan during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020

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In order to fulfill our mission as academic organizations, we have established a scholarly association, the CONSORTIUM, on emergency medical service system and disaster medical response system undergoing the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games (the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020). Current organizations consists of following 20 associations: the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine, the Japanese Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Japanese Association for Disaster Medicine, the Japanese Society for Clinical Toxicology, the Japanese Society for Burn Injuries, the Japanese Society for Emergency Medicine, the Japanese Association for Emergency Nursing, the Tokyo Medical Association, Japan Pediatric Society, Japanese Society of Clicnical Sports Medicine, Nihon AED Zaidan, The Japanese Society of Reanimatology, Japanese association of First aid and Emergency Medicine, Japanese Society for Aeromedical Services, The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases, Japan Surgical Society, Japanese Society for Infection Prevention and Control, The Japanese Orthopaedic Association, Japan Society for Prehospital Medicine. We are planning to positively call for related associations to participate the consortium in the future.

The Olympic Games, one of the largest international events, may increase demands in emergency care due to temporary population increase in the host area during the period and may place a heavy burden on operations of regular emergency medical service systems. In addition, due to the concern about the increase of diseases such as heat stroke for the summer season, there is a risk of occurrence of mass casualty incident by terrorism. In a major event with such a risk, the emergency/disaster medical team, when the plan was formulated, needs to coordinate sufficiently with relevant organizations, to prepare not only emergency medical treatment for suspected victims but also terrorism, and to train and examine themselves. In order to support for constructing such a system, we would form academic associations, the CONSORTIUM, as experts in emergency medicine and disaster medicine, strengthen cooperation with related organizations and other academic societies, and work on other related issues. We will propose this site as a platform, disseminate this effort widely to society, and ask for the cooperation of other related organizations and other academic societies.

Organization ChartOrganizagion Chart

Our organization chart. Click image to enlarge.

Organization Chart

Our MembersOur Members

Greeting from representatives of each members.

The Japanese Association for Acute Medicine

Chairperson, Board of DirectorsHiroyuki Yokota, M.D., Ph.D.

During the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and the Paralympic Games, a large number of persons concerned and spectators will gather from all over the world, it is necessary to develop and construct the special emergency medical system to prepare for mass casualties with the threat of terrorism, as soon as possible. In addition, there is a need to provide the emergency care for the tourists from Japan and from the abroad.
Under such circumstances, “The academic consortium on emergency medical service and disaster medical response plan during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games in 2020” has been organized by 8 academic societies, which relate to the emergency medical care, (Japanese Association for Acute Medicine, Japanese Society for Emergency Medicine, Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Japanese Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Japanese Association for Disaster Medicine, Japanese Society for Clinical Toxicology, Japanese Society for Burn Injury, Japanese Association for Emergency Nursing), and Tokyo Medical Association.
This consortium collects the past information of the emergency medical system such as the Ise-Shima Summit, Rio de Janeiro and London Olympic games, and aims for presenting the model emergency medical system plan at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and the Paralympic Games.
From now on, I would like to invite the cooperation of many organizations as well as everyone concerned, and to proceed with work.

The Japanese Association for Acute Medicine WEB Site

The Japanese Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Chair of the BoardAkio Kimura, M.D., Ph.D.

The Japanese Association for the Surgery of Trauma aims to help Japanese citizens maintain good health and save their lives while contributing to the progress and development of traumatology and the related fields by collecting, providing, and exchanging information on traumatology. Currently, about 2,300 physicians belong to be members, and they are engaged in academic meetings and various committees. We also operate the board certification system for trauma specialists aimed for training of the leaders in trauma practice.
There are serious concerns about the occurrence of terrorism according with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Because there are little experiences about the management of gunshot wounds and blast injuries in Japan, we have established a special committee composed of doctors who are familiar with those injuries, to make both pre-hospital and in-hospital clinical practice guidelines for gunshot wounded and blast injured patients, and will publish them in sequence.

The Japanese Association for the Surgery of Trauma WEB Site

The Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine

Chair of the Executive BoardMasaji Nishimura, M.D., Ph.D.

Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine is a professional organization composed of multi-professionals involved in intensive care medicine. Although the intensive care unit is indispensable in current medical care, the number of ICU beds are limited. When many casualties occur, we cannot deal with nearest facilities alone. In this consortium, I would like to contribute by establishing an intimate contact network, especially centered on facilities in the Kanto region, and building an organization that can efficiently accept severe patients. Even if, in general, it is said to be an intensive care unit, each unit has their own characteristics, and there are differences in diseases, injuries and treatments that can be handled. Based on these matters, we will work to show the high Japanese medical quality so that severe patients can receive optimal treatment.

The Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine WEB Site

The Japanese Association for Disaster Medicine

Representative DirectorYuichi Koido, M.D., Ph.D.

Japanese Association for Disaster Medicine (JADM) is an academic society with 4,500 members, one of the specialist medical societies of Japanese Association of Medical Sciences. JADM was launched in May 1995 as a Japanese study group of disaster medicine and then became an academic society in February 2000. Our association is focusing on domestic and international disaster medicine. Multidisciplinary researchers such as healthcare workers, firefighters, disaster prevention administrators, disaster prevention researchers gathered in order to solve problems related to disasters comprehensively. The role of JADM in the academic consortium on emergency medical service and disaster medical response plan during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games in 2020 is to establish a structure for managing mass casualties (pre-hospital / hospital) by terrorism etc. and to standardize the medical record in the first aid station as Mass Gathering Medicine, and to develop the reporting system for patient information (setting up the J-SPEED or Emergency Medical Team Minimum Data Set Tokyo Olympic-Paralympic version following the WHO standard). We would like to contribute not only to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games but also to the improvement of the whole Mass Gathering Medicine in collaboration with other academic societies. Thank you.

The Japanese Association for Disaster Medicine WEB Site

The Japanese Society for Clinical Toxicology

Representative DirectorShinichiro Suzaki, M.D.

The Japanese Society for Clinical Toxicology (JSCT), established in 1982, has about 1,000 members and is the only professional society in Japan specialized in acute clinical intoxication. We research the epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention in all fields of acute poisoning caused by natural products, medications, agrichemicals, household and industrial products and chemicals.
As experts in the above field, we have been contributing to our society and look forward to enhance our partnership with the Japanese Association of Acute Medicine and related academic societies and organizations to support the forthcoming Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2020.
With regard to the increased concerns on countermeasures against chemical disasters / terrorism, the Japan Poison Information Center (JPIC), which has been in a close relationship with our Society, will continue taking the initiative in preparing and implementing required countermeasures, reflecting its long years of experience.
(Title photographs, Amanita muscaria and Chrysaora pacifica, are reprinted by courtesy of JSCT. Copyrights reserved.)

The Japanese Society for Clinical Toxicology WEB Site

The Japanese Society for Burn Injuries

Representative DirectorDaizoh Saitoh, M.D.

The Japanese Society for Burn Injuries was stablished in 1975 and has taken the lead in burn treatment and research in Japan. The incidence of serious burn injuries is decreasing in Japan owing to increased awareness of fire hazards through educational campaign. However, severe burn injuries are likely to occur in the event of disasters or terrorist attacks. One-third of hospitalized cases had serious burns caused by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 in the United States. We must prepare for possible terrorist attacks during the Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2020, regardless of our wish not to happen. The role of the Japanese Society for Burn Injuries is to organize the appropriate triage and transportation of burn victims when mass casualties occur. We will work to prepare for this responsibility.

The Japanese Society for Burn Injuries WEB Site

The Japanese Society for Emergency Medicine

PresidentTetsuya Sakamoto, M.D., Ph.D.

The Japanese Society for Emergency Medicine is an academic organization comprised of various emergency healthcare professionals, such as physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, pharmacists, radiology technicians, laboratory technicians and medical social workers.
Our society was established in 1998 and currently has 3,700 individual members, with many fire departments nationwide participating as organization members. In cooperation with all healthcare professionals, we discuss and promote activities such as pre-hospital emergency medical care, team medical care, emergency care certification by job category, development of educational training courses, and annual academic meetings.
In this consortium, our contribution, as multispecialty academic groups, will be the followings:

  • We will evaluate emergency medical needs before and after the convention, and propose measures and countermeasures for dealing with emergencies.
  • We will educate providers and emphasize system improvement to ensure smooth ambulance transportation though the needs increase.
  • We will define and categorize problems that may occur when providing medical care to foreign visitors to Japan who will have different religions, languages, and social background, and will propose solutions to these problems.
The Japanese Society for Emergency Medicine WEB Site

Tokyo Medical Association

ChairmanHaruo Ozaki, M.D., Ph.D.

The Tokyo Medical Association has approximately 20,400 memmberships,which consist of physicians working in various settings,i.e. in clinics,hospitals,and universities. Until now, the Association have dispatched medical teams for large-scale disasters, such as the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, Chuetsu-oki Earthquake, the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Kumamoto Earthquake, and for the various sports events including the Tokyo Marathon. By using our knowledge obtained from medical care during past disaster and sports events, we are also planning to send a medical team to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020; and deal with the upcoming Games by cooperating with the Japan Medical Association and other organization, such as this Consortium. We believe that it would be critical to prepare for treating multiple-patients for trauma, for countermeasures against smorking that might cause various dieases and for countermeasures against heat stroke especialy during the summer time in Japan, and for medical care for a large amount of incoming tourists. Thus we have launched various committees, such as the Committee of Internal Affair, Emergency Medicine, Tobacco Control, Medical Cares for Foreign Residents.
We will be preparing for a possible increase in demand for emergency medicine due to a temporarily increased population during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020 and also for maintaining the regular medical care in that district as well.

Tokyo Medical Association WEB Site

Japan Pediatric Society

PresidentTakahashi Takao, M.D., Ph.D.

The Japan Pediatric Society with over 22,000 members has been working to develop and improve the overall pediatric care, as well as to protect and improve the health, human rights, welfare of children. We have made concrete proposals and countermeasures for disasters and emergency care through various committee activities.
At the Great East Japan Great Earthquake of 2011 and the Kumamoto earthquake of 2016, we dispatched doctors to support pediatric care for the affected area; after those support activities, we continue our effort to identify problems in the disaster system. We also regularly hold a pediatric emergency care forum which is open to public to raise the interest and understanding among citizen regarding general pediatric emergency care.
We hope to closely cooperate with the members of this consortium organization group for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020 and in so doing to contribute to better pediatric care systems for emergency terrorism and disaster preparedness.

Japan Pediatric Society WEB Site

The Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine

PresidentTakashi Kawahara, M.D.

The Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine is a medical society (the Society), which was initially established in 1989. It was then sanctioned as a General Incorporated Association in 2014. The Society’s goal is to contribute to health and welfare of Japanese citizen by promoting research and exchanging information in sports medicine, and by disseminating the idea of sports medicine to public. The Society consists of approximately 4,350 members, who are physicians and co-medical staffs and who have various different backgrounds with profound knowledge of clinical sports medicine, such as internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, rehabilitation, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, dermatology, dental oral surgery, physiotherapists, athletic trainers, pharmacists, nurses, and so on. In Tokyo 2020, we will be in charge of treating athletes mainly in the competition venues. Thank you.

Japanese Society of Clicnical Sports Medicine WEB Site

The General Incorporated Foundation, the AED Foundation of Japan

PresidentHideo Mitamura

The AED Foundation of Japan has been working on developing schemes and systems with utilizing AED in order to rescue people's lives from death caused by sudden cardiac arrest.
We have so far had 11 citizen runners who suffered from sudden cardiac arrest and were successfully resuscitated with on-site CPR and AED through the several years of the Tokyo Marathons. These successes attribute to thorough preparations in advance to the Marathons, working by staffs on the marathon course, and rapid AED transport by bikes. We will further develop and apply these experiences to establish an effective placement of AED in various sports scenes, to communicate publicly regarding easy-to-understand AED guidance signs and placement information, and a system that enables quick initiation of rescue attempt anytime and anywhere when sudden cardiac arrest is witnessed or reported.
As a member of this consortium, the AED Foundation of Japan proudly announces to keep our effort so that we will maintain zero sudden cardiac death at sports scenes.

The AED Foundation of Japan WEB Site

The Japanese Society of Resuscitation

PresidentKaneyuki Kawamae, MD, Ph.D

The Japanese Society of Resuscitation was established by seniors of the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists, and has been engaged in research and education regarding resuscitation. This year marks the 37th year. Until now, Dr. Kazuo Okada, one of the founding members of the Society, established the Japan Resuscitation Council, and was internationally devoted to creating databases and disseminating evidence. In addition, the council has been gathering various academic associations and contributing to development and education of guidelines for resuscitation in Japan. We have mainly adopted surgical anesthesia management to protect patients from surgical invasion. In addition, we contribute to intensive care, emergency care, pain clinic and palliative care by making our knowledge and skills fully available. Resuscitation is indispensable in each area, and the Society has been dedicating to development of resuscitation.
As one of group members of this Academic Consortium, we would like to contribute to the Games by constructing a network that can cope with disasters and accidents even if they occur frequently.

The Japanese Society of Resuscitation WEB Site

The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases

PresidentKazuhiro Tateda

The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases was founded in 1926. As of the end of 2017, the number of members exceeded 11,000, and since the establishment we have consistently promoted clinical and research activities on infectious diseases which have been problematic at that time. In the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, as many travelers and stakeholders are expected to enter and leave the country, it is necessary to respond while paying special attention to bringing in and taking out infectious diseases that are problematic in the world. Especially the problem of resistant bacteria, imported infectious diseases, bioterrorism are important issues. Through collaboration and cooperation with this consortium, we would like to fulfill our responsibilities from the perspective of crisis management against infectious diseases through the creation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic-Infectious Disease Control Manual. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases WEB Site

The Japan Society for Infection Prevention and Control

PresidentMitsuo Kaku, M.D., Ph.D.

The Japan Society for Infection Prevention and Control is the world's largest academic society in the field of infection prevention and control. As a specialized society on infection prevention and control, prevention of infectious diseases, and crisis management, the Society contributes to making an advance in academic research and national public health. Now, infectious diseases have a potential to spread globally. Thus, we are all aware that the risk of infectious diseases could be increasing during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer of 2020. Therefore, in particular, the role of the Society in the consortium is to respond promptly and accurately as an expert in infection control and infectious disease crisis management if an outbreak of various infectious diseases including bioterrorism occurred. The Society would like to cooperate with all other society and associations at the Consortium in order to contribute further to building a safe and secure system.

The Japan Society for Infection Prevention and Control WEB Site

Joint Committee of the Disaster Emergency Medical System for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020

PresidentNaoto Morimura, M.D., Ph.D.

Our joint committee consists of members selected from each subcommittee of the societies, and will serve as a task force to accomplish consortium activities. We will accumulate knowledge and evidences from related specialty organizations, make recommendations, compile manuals, and present seminars. We will also create a forum for public comment not only for related organizations but also for widely divergent opinions and discussion of issues in order to formulate more effective proposals.
Considering the increase of patients associated with a temporary increase in the population of the host region, it is essentially important to provide routine emergency medical services, and also to predict the increase in demand for local and regional services, to educate and support medical staff, to prepare for peak demand for services, to respond to needs of foreigners in Japan, and to provide real-time medical informations. We will also evaluate monitoring methods and prepare guidelines and manuals. We will actively exchange information with other countries and the World Health Organization, and aim to provide the landmark project of mass-gathering medical care in Japan as well as transition to the next Olympic Games (Paris in 2024).