The 5th Phoenix Leader Education Program seminar 2015
In the 5th Phoenix Leader Education Program (PLEP) seminar 2015, Dr. Hisayoshi Kondo (National Hospital Organization Disaster Medical Center), gave a lecture on July 13th entitled “Activities of the Japan Disaster Relief Medical teams sent to Nepal following the earthquake.” The PELP seminars are held regularly with the purpose of disseminating information about the activities of our program by providing open classes and lectures to Hiroshima University students, faculty and staff.
More than 20 people, including both undergraduate and PLEP graduate students, attended the seminar and contributed to a lively learning environment.
In his lecture, Dr. Kondo talked about the activities of the Japan Disaster Medical Relief teams that provided medical support to the victims of the large scale disaster caused by the great earthquake which occurred in Nepal on April 25th, 2015.
During the Q & A session, participants indicated that they had learned a lot about the chaotic nature of the situation after the occurrence of a large scale disaster, in contrast to a normal, day to day environment. They also discussed the appropriate techniques for coping with the disaster’s aftermath given a shortage of both supplies and personnel. All in all it was a very practical and useful seminar for everyone involved.