The Japanese Association for The Surgery of Trauma
  Shunkosha Inc.
  Lambdax Building, 2-4-12 Ohkubo,Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
169-0072, Japan

from 2008.10.1


I would like to say a few words as representative on behalf of all members of JAST.

As defined in our articles of incorporation, our society is working 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." To be specific, we are engaged in a variety of activities, such as hosting academic conferences and general meetings, issuing scholarly journals, establishing and maintaining a specialist certification system, planning and modifying the way organ damage is classified, designing and promoting a trauma registry system, editing and revising the trauma initial diagnosis guidelines JATEC, and supporting multi-institutional research.

Although the number of fatalities caused by traffic accidents has been decreasing in recent years, more than 22,000 people still die from external injuries due to all causes annually. It is estimated that 1.2 million people are hospitalized annually. In addition, it is the relatively young generation that suffers external injuries. Without such injuries, they are likely to live longer and contribute largely to national production. Thus, it is no exaggeration to say that it is extremely important to provide medical care for trauma patients so as to keep them in good health and save lives. To do this, medical care for trauma patients requires prompt response as an emergency medical service along with multimodal involvement of surgical technologies. Since the specialty has been segmentalized due to the progress of medicine, there are many problems with the medical care system and research concerning trauma. Our society members must overcome these problems and guarantee the quality of trauma care.

Our society is striving to promote the development of the research field as an invasive study while enhancing the quality of Japan's trauma medical care by supporting the members who are working to achieve this goal. We would greatly appreciate your understanding for our mission described here and your cooperation with our activities.

Additionally, we have recently updated our website. We believe that providing information on our website is a very important aspect of our work. If you have any opinions about our operations, please feel free to let us know.
The Japanese Association for The Surgery of Trauma
Chair of the board; Akio Kimura, MD, PhD

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