Partnership Agreement Enhances Europe-Asia-Pacific Collaboration in Emergency Medicine Training
Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital in Korea, December 1, 2023
Partnership Agreement Enhances Collaboration in Disaster Medicine Education between Europe and Asia-Pacific A recent collaboration has been established between the European Centre for Disaster Medicine CEMEC, the Disaster Medicine Center at Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital in Korea, and Shin’s Disaster Medicine Academy. This agreement aims to enhance the education of professionals and the public in handling disasters effectively. The Disaster Medicine Center at Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital in South Korea currently plays a significant role in training future experts and maintaining consistency in disaster medicine education. Under the leadership of Professor Shin Heejun, the Center is committed to impart comprehensive disaster medicine knowledge to diverse groups, including medical professionals, students, emergency workers, and the general populace. Professor Shin, associated with Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, possesses extensive experience and certifications in disaster medicine. His affiliations with disaster medicine associations in America and Europe facilitate collaboration with global experts. The Disaster Medicine Center's primary objectives encompass expert training, uniform educational dissemination, establishment of global institutional ties, and leveraging expertise for global humanitarian aid. CEMEC and SCH Disaster Medicine Center will collaborate on various endeavors such as mitigating disaster risks, enhancing public health during crises, and exchanging knowledge on effective disaster management. They will engage in research sharing, educational support, and mutual backing in scientific innovation. This collaboration will enhance the training and certification of emergency medical professionals, solidifying the Center's position as a premier institution for disaster medicine education in Korea and in the Asia-Pacific region. This partnership also marks a significant stride in advancing disaster medicine education. It will foster robust connections with international experts, fortifying preparedness for emergencies and crises.