Welcome Message

It is my honor to welcome all of you from around the world to the 7th Pan-pacific trauma congress which will be held in Seongnam, Korea, from April 4th to 6th, 2019

The level of care for trauma patients can be a measure of national health, and many countries support such as the establishment of trauma centers and the support of the trauma specialists. The level of trauma care in Korea is also being developed with national support and cooperation with Armed forces medical command. But we have a lot of things to do to improve the care level of the trauma patients.

To improve and develop the quality level of the trauma care, the members of the group have moved away from self-centered thinking, discussed and collaborated with spirit of dedication and sacrifice. So the level of trauma care is developing continuously, even though slowly.

Therefore, we hope that the 7th Pan-pacific trauma congress will be a place for sharing the experiences of various trauma specialists from each country on various topics, and for exchanging knowledge on research, education, medical skills, and the construction of a trauma system, as well as establish a network of new knowledge of trauma care

I wish Pan-pacific trauma congress will be a festival for everyone

Best wishes

Sung-Hyuk Choi
President of Koean society of traumatology

I would like to extend my warm welcome to all who have visited to participate in the 7th Pan-Pacific Trauma Congress. I would also wish to express my gratitude to everyone who helped prepare for this event, including Mr. Sung-Hyeok Choi, the Chairman of the Korean Society of Traumatology, and to the co-hosting committee.

The Armed Forces Medical Command is putting in a huge amount of effort to reinforce its trauma care capacity by organizing joint symposiums and by co-hosting the Pan-Pacific Trauma Congress. This was all made possible through the mutual relationship with the Korean Society of Traumatology, As a result of these efforts, trauma experts have enhanced our nation’s position through various forms of medical support at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. The Armed Forces Trauma Center is also expected to become operational by 2020, which will allow the Armed Forces Medical Command to revolutionize trauma care in the military and to play a huge role in the advancement of trauma care in the civilian sector.

I believe that this year’s Pan-Pacific Trauma Congress will be a good chance for both the Armed Forces Medical Command and the Korean Society of Traumatology. It will allow the two facilities to accomplish common goals and to reinforce mutual relationship. Trauma experts from more than 7 countries are expected to participate this year, which will hopefully lead to active discussion.

It is my hope that the Congress will continue to develop through the years, and that this will lead to a stronger relationship between the two facilities.

Woong Seog
Brigadier General
Commanding General of The Armed Forces Medical Command