Greeting from representatives of each members.
The Japanese Association for Acute Medicine
Chairperson, Board of DirectorsHiroyuki Yokota, M.D., PhD.
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.
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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 the Surgery of Trauma
Chair of the BoardAkio Kimura, M.D., PhD.
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.
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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 Society of Intensive Care Medicine
Chair of the Executive BoardMasaji Nishimura, M.D., PhD.
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.
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The Japanese Association for Disaster Medicine
Representative DirectorYuichi Koido, M.D., PhD.
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.
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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.
The Japanese Society for Clinical Toxicology WEB Site
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 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.
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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:
The Japanese Society for Emergency Medicine WEB Site
- 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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The General Incorporated Foundation, the AED Foundation of Japan
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.
The AED Foundation of Japan WEB Site
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.
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).