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Outline of the JCMT Project in FY 2015

In its training program for new Fellows, the JCMT received a total of 6 Fellows as trainees, including 1 from Indonesia and 2 from Vietnam in the Spring Session, and 1 each from Thailand, Indonesia and Mongolia in the Autumn Session.

New Fellow1As training in medical equipment and technology, the JCMT provided training in advanced diagnostic technology by using various types of endoscopes, ultrasonic diagnostic systems, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment, computer tomography equipment, etc. in Toranomon Hospital. Training in current Japanese clinical medical technologies was also given through observation of the actual medical setting and related discussions, covering surgical technologies using surgical microscopes, the thoracoscope, laparoscope and endoscope, intraoperative ultrasonic diagnostic equipment, intraoperative monitors, etc., catheterization, surgical techniques and multidisciplinary team postoperative management, etc.

New Fellow2 To deepen the Fellows’ understanding of modern-day Japan and the Japanese people, the Fellows were allowed to experience general everyday life in Japan during the training period, and were also give opportunities to come into touch with the history and culture of Japan. As part of those activities, the JCMT conducted a study tour to Nara and Kyoto during the regular training in both the Spring and Autumn Sessions.
As Refresher Courses for previous Fellows, the JCMT received a total of 9 doctors from Vietnam, Mongolia and Indonesia, including special invitations. This number was larger than in most years.

Follow-up Training was also given to trainees in their own countries by the following 3 visits.

Follow-up Training1① In the later part of November 2015, Dr. Kuniaki Ohara of the Toranomon Hospital Department of Dermatology gave surgical guidance, guidance in case diagnosis and lectures on surgery of skin tumors to Indonesian dermatologists, including JCMT alumni and others, at the Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital and Dharmais Hospital, University of Indonesia.

Follow-up Training2②In early December 2015, Dr. Nobukazu Hayashi, Head of the Department of Dermatology, Toranomon Hospital, gave guidance in case diagnosis and a lecture on dermatological pharmaceutical affairs to Indonesian dermatologists, including JCMT alumni and others, at the Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, University of Indonesia.

Follow-up Training3③ In mid-December 2015, Dr. Yuji Matsummaru, Head of the Department of Neuroendovascular Therapy, Toranomon Hospital, gave a lecture at a symposium of the Indonesia Neuro Endovascular Club (INEC), and also gave a lecture on neuroendovascular therapy, together with surgical guidance and advice on treatment policy, to Indonesian neurosurgeons, including JCMT Alumni and others, at Pertamina Central Hospital in Jakarta and Dr. Sardjito Hospital of Gadjah Mada University in Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

In mid-July, the JCMT held a reception for the Fellows receiving training at the time, doctors of Toranomon Hospital and representatives of the Sponsor Companies which support the JCMT Project. Each of the Fellows reported on the current status and challenges of medicine in their own country, and the Fellows also expressed their thanks with a song. More than 40 persons participated, and smiling faces could be seen from the beginning to the end of the event.



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