2020 Seongnam International Medical Tourism Convention SMC) event will be held online from November 9 to 12, and medical organizations in Seongnam-si will participate in the online promotion center.
Seongnam Nurse Association
Seongnam Nurse Association was established
in September 2007 for the purpose of research, knowledge dissemination,
protection of rights, and fellowship among members for the development of
nursing and improvement of public health in the local community. Currently,
there are 4,000 members, and the members are working in diverse areas, medical
institutions, medical clinics, industries, and schools.
The official from the association said,
"The members of the Seongnam Nurses Association survived the severe cold and
fought the hot summer heat to protect the safety and health of citizens without
discrimination against nationality and racism, and they are working hard even
today. To see the end of COVID-19, all members will observe the infection
prevention rules issued by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency as
an exemplary case, and will continue to do our best to protect citizens' health
such as operating a screening clinic and nursing confirmed patients."
Seongnam Pharmaceutical Association
The Seongnam Pharmaceutical Association is the Gyeonggi Seongnam branch of KPA established to aid in the research, improvement, and development of pharmacists and pharmaceutics to promote social welfare and improve public health, with the aim to advocate the rights of pharmaceutical rights and establish ethics.
The official of the association said, "We
are protecting the rights and interests of members, developing pharmacist
policies, and protecting consumer health, on top of strengthening local health
in addition to activities to protecting the environment, movement to use drugs
properly, drug abuse prevention activities and campaigns, drug abuse prevention
education for teenagers, and drug eradication. We are carrying out various
activities within the region, such as helping the needy and underprivileged and
providing free medication for socially vulnerable people."
Seongnam Medical Association
Seongnam Medical Association is a
non-profit organization affiliated with the Korean Medical Association, with 1,200
registered members of Seongnam Medical Association. In addition to projects and
civil activities for the rights and convenience of members, it is running
Seongnam Citizen Health Fair every year and diverse civil activities in
connection with the health promotion projects like fundus examinations, mother
support project, mental health culture association, flu vaccination voucher
project, 1388 youth support group medical and legal support, Dream Start child
vaccination project, primary medical chronic disease management pilot project,
and Seongnam citizen happiness delivery lecture.
The official said, "In the COVID-19 crisis
that frees no one from the disease, we stood on the front line as health
keepers by assisting in the treatment and examination of patients by
volunteering at the COVID screening clinic. We are also continuing our
activities for the development of the local community, such as scholarship
programs to support youth talent in the local community, rice delivery with
love for the elderly living alone, and volunteer work at cafeteria in the
nursing home for the elderly."
Seongnam Dental Association
Seongnam Dental Association is an
organization that works hard to improve oral health of Seongnam citizens with
the disabled and socially isolated neighbors based on the harmony and
cooperation of 570 members. Also, by implementing clean membership system, it
fosters and supports dentist offices that examine patients with honesty and
faithful maintenance after treatment.
On the Oral Health Day, June 9 of every
year, it cooperates with medical clinics and universities to advertise the
importance of oral health and correct knowledge, along with hosting various
events like healthy teeth contests for the elderly and children, puppet theater
performance, dental experience hall, and oral health painting contest.
The official said, "We were the first ones
in the country to carry out the free denture mounting project for the elderly,
contributing to the health of the elderly in the Seongnam area over the age of
65 in the socially vulnerable group for many years. Also, by actively
participating in the free denture project for the socially vulnerable group
under the age of 65 supported by Seongnam-si (Full Smile Project), free medical
service for the disabled in the socially vulnerable group, and free medical
treatment project for children of multicultural families (Love Sharing Dental
Clinic), we are actively contributing to the oral health of the local
Seongnam Korean Medical Association
Seongnam Korean Medical Association was
established in 1974 to protect the rights and interests of Korean medical
doctors and to establish medical order. It is contributing to the local health
with the Korean medicine infertility support project, medicine instruction
project, and senior hall doctor project, and contributing to the development of
local government by actively promoting scholarship programs, civic education,
and youth development projects.
The official said, "Seongnam Korean Medical
Association, along with the Gyeonggi Korean Medicine, is supporting Korean
infertility treatment for infertile couples. It is contributing to overcoming
infertility and encouraging childbirth through herbal fertility treatment. We
are helping infertile couples across Gyeonggi-do by participating in the
treatment support project for infertile couples in Gyeonggi-do along with the
herbal infertility treatment project in Seongnam-si."
He continued, "We are promoting health care
and disease prevention projects for young people in the hall every year through
the Korean medical doctor training program. After selecting the desired school
in the building, a Korean medical doctor visits the school to conduct health
checkups and consultations. Through the teaching program, we are providing
guidance on the illnesses that adolescents in the school are experiencing and
preventing the outbreak of disease."
2020 Seongnam International Medical Tourism
Convention (SMC) event will be held online from November 9 to 12. This event
was first held by the national local government agencies in 2018 to globalize
the medical tourism and healthcare industry in Seongnam-si. This year,
considering the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held in
the official website of the Seongnam International Medical Tourism Convention
(www.simtc.org) and YouTube, instead of meeting with officials in the medical,
tourism, bio, healthcare industry, overseas buyers, and visitors in person. The
online promotion hall consists of medical tourism, healthcare, and medical
organizations, and medical organizations including Seongnam Nurse Association,
The Seongnam Pharmaceutical Association, Seongnam Medical Association, Seongnam
Dental Association, and Seongnam Korean Medical Association.