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2nd Peiyang International First Aid and Disaster Medical Forum and Rescue Protection Training

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On September 21, 2019, the 2nd Peiyang International First Aid and Disaster Medical Forum and Rescue Protection Training Course convened in Tianjin.

Representatives from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the China Medical Rescue Association, the Tianjin Health Committee, Tianjin Science and Technology Association, Tianjin Science and Technology Bureau, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, were in attendance, along with international experts from the World Disaster and First Aid Association, the Harvard University Disaster Medicine Training Center, the American Society of Disaster Medicine, the Department of Disaster Medicine, the Necker-Enfinsmalles Hospital in Paris and the International Organization for Disaster Medicine in Paris.

Speech by Zhao Meirong

Zhao Meirong, deputy secretary of the Party Committee of Tianjin University, introduced the Institute of Disaster Medicine, which was the first institution established in China to specialize in the teaching, research and training of disaster medicine. It combined the practical experience of disaster relief with the advantages of Tianjin University and played a role in the field of disaster medicine. It has also contributed to the emergency rescue of emergency accidents in Tianjin and the country. She said that this forum will bring together elites from all sides to discuss advantages policies and seek common development, which will play an active role in promoting the construction and development of China's first aid and disaster medicine disciplines.

Speech by Li Zonghao

Li Zonghao, President of the China Medical Rescue Association, stated that “Tianjin University combined modern development on the basis of traditional culture and technology.” He also reviewed past international exchanges in disaster medicine.” It is hoped that through the forum, the academic level in the field of disaster medicine will be improved, colleagues at home and abroad will be united, and Tianjin's local advantages will be utilized to carry forward the work of disaster medicine.”

Speech by Wang Hao

Wang Hao, Deputy Director of the Tianjin Health Committee, pointed out that in recent years, with the frequent occurrence of various types of emergencies, China has attached more importance to health emergency work, and the driving force for disciplinary development and personnel training has also continued to be strengthened. Due to the strong academic foundation and influence of the Academy of Disaster Medicine at Tianjin University, the Municipal Health and Health Commission gives priority to the in-depth cooperation with Tianjin University. This forum will jointly exchange and display research results, share rescue experience, and jointly explore the prospects of development. It is not only an academic event in the field of rescue medicine, but also a blessing for the health industry in Tianjin.

Speech by Bai Jingmei

On behalf of the Tianjin Association of Science and Technology, Bai Jingmei, Vice Chairman of Tianjin Science and Technology Association, affirmed that the team of the Academy of Disaster Medicine at Tianjin University actively participated in the achievements of national disaster prevention and mitigation, carried out popular medical science activities, raised public awareness of rescue and social services, and raised the team's emergency response in Tianjin under emergencies. He affirmed the contributions of the team of the disaster medical school to actively participate in the national disaster prevention and mitigation achievements, carry out medical science activities, improve the public rescue awareness of social service work and improve emergency medical rescue capabilities under emergencies. He said that the Municipal Association of Science and Technology would, as always, help to support the development of disaster medicine in Tianjin University.

Speech by Hou Shike

Fan Haojun Presided over the Opening Ceremony

Licensing of Tianjin Health Emergency Training and Exercise Base

Rescue Medical University Alliance Unveiled

Establishment of the Asia Pacific Division of the American Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparation

Signing the Framework Agreement on Sino-French Cooperation in Teaching and Scientific Research

Release of the Advanced Course of China Disaster Medicine

At the opening ceremony, five additional formalities were also held including; the licensing ceremony of Tianjin Health Emergency Training and Exercise Base was held.

The University Alliance for Rescue Medicine was unveiled. Led by Tianjin University, the alliance was formed by 46 “double world-class” universities. It will become an important force for knowledge discovery and technological innovation and an important base for outstanding talents.

During the event, the Asia Pacific Division of the American Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparation was established.

The Sino-French teaching and research cooperation framework agreement between the Center for Emergency Medicine of Descartes University in Paris and the Academy of Disaster Medicine of Tianjin University was signed.

Additionally, the new book of “Advanced Course of Chinese Disaster Medicine" was launched. This tutorial was completed by the Dean of Hou Shike of the Academy of Disaster Medicine, Tianjin University, and has received strong support and technical guidance from more than 100 experts in the country.

Academician Zheng Jingchen's Academic Exchange

After the opening ceremony, domestic and foreign experts conducted 16 keynote speeches on artificial intelligence and medical rescue, aviation medical rescue, marine rescue, foreign disaster medical system, and rescue standardization system research.

The forum conforms to the development trend of national emergency management in the new era. It aims to consolidate the theory and technology of disaster medicine for medical staff, strengthen the awareness of emergency prevention, enhance the ability of emergency response on site, and minimize casualties on disaster site. Through the development of high-level international academic exchanges and cooperation, it will play an active role in promoting the construction of disaster science in China and intensely participate in the reshaping of medical capacity after the reform of national emergency management institutions.

By: Wang Xiaona

Editors: Harlan Haverback, Sun Xiaofang