Welcome to Taiwan!

The 7th International Research Conference of World Society of Disaster Nursing (7th WSDN) invite participants to join Professional Visit in Taiwan. There are two different routes to choose. Route A & Route B, please see the introduction below and select one to attend. We look forward seeing you at the Professional Visit and hope you enjoy the spectacular and unique beauty of Taiwan.

Professional Visit – Route A :

TICC → Combat and Disaster Casualty Care Training Center of National Defense Medical Center
→ Chiang Kai-shek Shilin Residence

Date: October 21st
Time: 12:30 – 16:00
Departure Time: 12:15-12:30
Departure Location: Taipei International Convention Center (TICC), Taiwan
Cost: NTD 1,200 (≈USD 40)

Combat and Disaster Casualty Care Training Center of National Defense Medical Center

Military Medicine/Military and Uniformed Services is a branch of medicine. Military doctors and nurses are trained to meet the medical needs of the military and uniformed services both in peacetime and conflict as well as to provide an effective medical response to disasters nationwide. The medical needs of the Army, Navy and Air Force each differ based on their unique areas of interest and activity. During wartime, as military doctors and nurses must provide emergency medical care in uncertain, high-risk environments, they are trained to use a wide range of protective equipment as well as in firearms and ammunition use to protect the safety not only of the wounded but also of medical staff.

The Combat and Casualty Care Training Center (CCCTC) was officially established by the National Defense Medical Center (NDMC) in May 2010 to provide the environment and facilities necessary to train military doctors and nurses in critical professional and military medical knowledge and skills. The NDMC has since taken its place as a teaching and training center with a strong focus on military medicine.

CCCTC facilities include specialized classrooms for nuclear, biological and chemical training; emergency medical technician (EMT) training; airway management training; wounded and casualty medical training and combatant trauma simulator training (CMAST); and air medical cabin simulator (the only S70C cabin simulator in Taiwan) training as well as grounds for demonstrating, training, and testing military medical research accomplishments. CCCTC faculty provide comprehensive military medical training in areas such as Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Emergency Medical Technician Training, Basic Life Support Training, Advanced Cardiovascular Life support Training, Emergency Trauma Training, Disaster Training, and Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training. The facilities are also used to provide training to military medical students, doctors, nurses, and EMTs on basic skills needed to provide emergency care to the wounded. Training courses provided through the Center help keep the quality of combat emergency care in line with current best practices and techniques (including equipment and gear).

Reference:
https://www.facebook.com/newsndmc/?ref=page_internal

Chiang Kai-shek Shilin Residence

F ormer president Chiang Kai-shek and his wife lived through a critical era that determined the fate of the nation; they were the famed personages of the time. During their lives, they experienced historic upheavals as well as many peaceful times. The theme of the Epic Poem of the Critical Era combines history and poetry to portray their resplendent stories at Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence.

Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence is located in a secluded environment. Mr. Chiang made an initial inspection on March 1, 1950 and moved in on the 31st of the same month. He lived there for 26 years, until he passed away on April 5, 1975. The residence documents the life of the First Family and played an important role in the history of the founding of ROC.

After Mr. Chiang passed away in 1975, his wife resided abroad in the US for a long period of time. More than 30 years later, the restriction of the area surrounding Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence was lifted in 1996 and it was opened to the public for the first time.

Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence was repaired and built based on the foundation of the guesthouse constructed by the Taiwan Provincial Government in 1949. It is a simple, practical, two-story building with a slanted roof. Structurally, it amalgamates a wooden structure with reinforced concrete. The building was expanded while Mr. Chiang was still alive. In 2006, it underwent restoration and the project was completed in November 2009.

The main building of the late President Chiang and his wife, along with the servants’ and guards’ quarters, are painted in dark green, which acts as a camouflage and blends into the surrounding woods for protection.

Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence comprises four historic monuments; the main building, guest house, Ciyun Pavilion and Victory Chapel. In addition, there are also several ecological parks, forming an ideal recreational place that combines nature with culture and humanity.

Reference:
https://www.culture.gov.taipei/frontsite/shilin/english/contentAction.do?method=viewContentDetail&iscancel=true&contentId=NzI3Mg==&subMenuId=930

Professional Visit – Route B :

TICC → Disaster Prevention Scientific Education Museum/Fire Safety Museum of Taipei City Fire Department → Dadaocheng

Date: October 21st
Time: 12:30 – 16:00
Departure Time: 12:15-12:30
Departure Location: Taipei International Convention Center (TICC), Taiwan
Cost: NTD 1,200 (≈USD 40)

Disaster Prevention Scientific Education Museum/Fire Safety Museum of Taipei City Fire Department

T o provide advanced services and most updated facilities of fire rescue, Taipei City Government restructured its Fire Department in 1995. It also established Taiwan’s first Disaster Prevention Scientific Education Museum (also called Fire Safety Museum), in which the public will be able to learn more about various disasters such as earthquake, typhoon, flood and fire and increase their knowledge of disaster preparedness and response.

The Museum simulates all kinds of disaster conditions through computer, electronics, machinery and equipment, so visitors can see what field operations are like and allow fire, flood, earthquake, typhoon and other emergency escape and preparedness knowledge naturally integrate into their daily lives to improve disaster coping capacity through “edutainment”.

Reference:
https://fsm.119.gov.taipei/w/fsm119EN/Index

Dadaocheng

I n late 1880s, Dadaocheng started to prosper in light of the opening of Tamsui Harbor. It has since become the keystone of economic and cultural development. In Dadaocheng, you will see extravagant Baroque architecture, traditional Hokkien bungalows and brilliant red-brick western houses. Historical buildings, traditional folklore center, tea houses, fabric stores, Chinese pharmacy and local eateries alike are rich in history. A new everyday-aesthetics derives in the vintage neighborhoods of Dadaocheng where century-old stores meet with contemporary innovation.

For explorers looking for the cultural essence of Taipei, you can stroll in Dihua Street or try some local cuisines from the vendors in front of Tze Sheng Temple. You can also roam in the alleys where various select shops of distinctive features await your visit, or enjoy a cup of coffee and a moment of serenity in elegant street houses. In short, Dadaocheng is definitely the place to visit if you want to experience the traditional lifestyle of Taipei!

Reference:
https://www.travel.taipei/en/must-visit/dadaocheng