JaSECT(The Japanese Society of Extra- Corporeal Technology in Medicine) English Page
I am honored to be appointed by you as the chairman of the board of The Japanese Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology in Medicine (JaSECT). I have been the chairman for the past 2 years. It brings me great pleasure to continue in this position. I appreciate your support, and I genuinely feel responsible simultaneously.
The organization of our society is growing, with the number of members exceeding 3,300. Furthermore, approximately 2,000 of them acquired the certification of an expert perfusionist with professional extra-corporeal circulation techniques and are working in hospitals and educational agencies throughout Japan. I promise to build strong, systematic organization to support you alongside directors of each department.
Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients have surged around the world. On behalf of the society, I would, above all, like to offer condolences to those who have passed away and their families. I pray for the soul of the departed.
I have been considering that we maintain infection control for COVID-19. In addition, we have continued proactive efforts to advance the academic activities. Therefore, in 2020, JaSECT seminars, academic conference, and local society meetings have been postponed or held online due to the spread of COVID-19. Despite these circumstances, we must disseminate the knowledge and skills, especially for extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), to continue to save lives. Moreover, we must provide these techniques through continuing education, formulating guidelines, generating original research, publishing, and maintaining comprehensive registry of patient data.
JaSECT aims to contribute to medical care at present and in the future. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to achieve this aim.