From the President

JSEPTIC 代表世話人 

Greetings from the Chair of the Executive Board

I am Masamitsu SANUI, M.D., Ph.D., the Chair of the Executive Board of the Japanese Society of Education for Physicians and Trainees in Intensive Care (JSEPTIC). I am from the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center. Our major activities include the following: conduct JSEPTIC seminars; edit the “Intensivist” journal, published by Medical Science International, Ltd.; provide multi-occupational clinical research related to intensive care (Clinical Traila Group); provide opportunities for education and enlightenment (Clinical Engineer [CE] Subcommittee, Pharmacist Subcommittee, Nurse Subcommittee, and Rehabilitation Subcommittee); and transmit information through a mailing list and website.

At JSEPTIC seminars, we invite authors of articles featured in the “Intensivist” journal, which is published quarterly, to provide a deeper understanding of important topics, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis. Additionally, we aim to provide more interactive seminars through panel discussions, etc.

Presently, our mailing list contains approximately 4,600 members, providing opportunities to freely exchange information about intensive care. Our website provides information about each seminar and information useful for multi-occupational studies, for free. This information includes a Journal Club, which reviews literature with a critical approach, Clinical Q & A providing a comprehensive review of the literature on a specific topic to figure out the current status, slides of M & M Conferences reviewing significant events to propose protocol revisions, and educational slides provided by nurses and clinical engineers. Other information includes link information, introductions of related publications and training facilities, and blogs. Our website is filled with useful information for intensive care trainees and practitioners.

In the future, we will continue to focus on providing education and research in intensive care and support educational and research activities in various fields to promote interdisciplinary activities. I greatly appreciate your continued guidance and encouragement.

Japanese Society of Education for Physicians and Trainees in Intensive Care
Masamitsu SANUI, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Executive Board