Asian Association for Emergency Medical Services

Introduction

The Asian Association for Emergency Medical Services was first founded in 2009 in Busan, Korea.  Recognising that the EMS systems in Asia have been under-developed and immature because of the short history of development in this part of the world, the Asian Association for Emergency Medical Services aims to promote and advocate pre-hospital care / EMS in Asia.aaemsThe Association has undertaken the following as its mission:

  • Promote sharing of experience of other EMS systems
  • Act as advocates for EMS to difference communities
  • Create opportunities for education and training for EMS physicians and providers
  • Collaborate with each other for advancement of EMS systems
  • Undertake research projects on pre-hospital care

Since the Association was formalised, it has organised a number of meetings and educational activities to improve the understanding of EMS systems in the region. The meetings include:

  • June 2014: International Conference for Emergency Medicine, Hong Kong
  • October 2013: Asian Conference for Emergency Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  • August 2013: Korean Council of EMS Physicians Summer Symposium, Seoul, Korea
  • April 2013: 2nd EMS Asia, Singapore
  • November 2012: The 40th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
  • September 2012: EMS Asia, Penang, Malaysia
  • April 2012: 1st International Pre-hospital Care Conference,Dubai, UAE
  • July 2011: Asian Conference for Emergency Medicine in Bangkok, Thailand
  • October 2010: Japanese Association for Acute Medicine in Tokyo, Japan
  • June 2010: International Conference for Emergency Medicine in Singapore
  • April 2010: Korean Society of Emergency Medicine in Daegu, Korea
  • January 2010: National Association for EMS Physicians in Phoenix, USA
  • May 2009: Asian Conference for Emergency Medicine in Busan, Korea

For further updates and information on the Asian Association for Emergency Medical Services, kindly refer to the homepage of the Association at: http://www.emsasia.org/