Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Health Sciences Faculty organized a brand-new event the “Emergency Health Services and First-Aid Symposium” that took place for the first time in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) with contributions from the Turkey Emergency Medicine Association, Emergency Department Nurses Association, Paramedics Associations, Cyprus Turkish Medical Association and the Cyprus Turkish Paramedics Association. The three day symposium commenced at the Mustafa Afşin Ersoy Hall on Monday, the 9th of April 2018. EMU and EMU Faculty of Health Sciences promotional films were screened following a moment of silence and the national anthem.
“Our National Contributions will Continue and Increase”
Speaking at the symposium EMU Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Promotion Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Özkaramanlı stated that the EMU family is proud to organize many scientific congresses and events throughout the year. Prof. Dr. Özkaramanlı went on to relay his wish that the symposium becomes an international annual event highlighting that the national contributions of the EMU Faculty of Health Sciences will continue and increase.
EMU School of Health Services, First and Emergency Aid Program academic staff member and Organization Committee President Asst. Prof. Dr. Rıdvan Atilla drew attention to the importance of emergency services stating that emergency service teams should be constantly educated to keep up with new technological developments.
“The Aim Is Public Service”
EMU Health Sciences Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Mehtap Malkoç stated that they are happy to be coming together with emergency services personnel indicating that because of the rise in the number of accidents and physical injuries planning of emergency services is as important as the planning of hospitals. Indicating that this should be done with the collaboration of the state and universities Prof. Dr. Malkoç noted that their aim is public service.
Paramedics Associations President and EMU Faculty of Health Sciences academic staff member Gürkan Özel provided information about the “1st TRNC Ambulance Rally and Uni-Rally” which took place on Sunday, the 8th of April 2018 on the EMU campus.
Following the opening speeches the winning teams were delivered their awards. A joint panel on “First and Emergency Aid Approach Principles” took place. During the three day symposium joint solutions of different occupational groups within health will be discussed. On Wednesday, the 11th of April 2018, the last day of the rich symposium, a “First Aid Symposium” open to the general will be taking place. The symposium at which the importance of first aid and its fundamental principles will be explained is free of charge.