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The Pan-Asian Trauma  Outcomes  Study  (PATOS)  Research  Workshop was held on August  22-23, 2017  at  Seoul National  University Hospital, Seoul,  Korea. The event was conducted at the Center for Medical Innovation, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul and Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Ajith attended this Meeting.

The PATOS Research Workshop was a joint effort of the Asian Association of EMS (AAEMS) and the Seoul National University Hospital to improve research capacities of the PATOS through knowledge dissemination and information exchange. This workshop brought together principal investigators, coordinators and researchers from around the world who are participating in PATOS.

This workshop is hosted by the PATOS Clinical Research Network Steering Committee, a body of experts from Asian countries promoting the development of Emergency Medical Services in Asia.

The PATOS Research Workshop focused on “STROBE” – which is guideline on how to report observational studies well.

The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Initiative developed recommendations on what should be included in an accurate and complete report of an observational study.

The opening remark and welcome remarks were made by Prof. Sang Do Shin (South Korea) and Prof. Hideharu Tanaka (Japan).During the research workshop there were delegates from various countries across Asia – India, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam, Japan, China, Mayanmar, UAE  and Thailand. Dr. Ajith Venugopalan of MOSC Medical College Hospital, Kolenchery, Kerala and Mr. Jayachandran of IIEMS were the two representatives from India.

Session 1 was mainly on Research Design and STROBE Template. Various eminent researchers across Asia and USA shared their views on the research design. Session 2 & 3 was group work on research paper writing. 

Dr. Ajith Venugopalan was one among the two representatives from India.The institution he is working is a part of PATOS Research. He also did the presentation of their group work on research paper writing. According to his words “Felt great to interact with prominent researchers across Asia and share ideas of various aspects of clinical research. Trauma being a neglected disease of modern developing nations, it’s high time the need for such a collaborative effort across Asia. This will even help us to understand whether the injuries are either predictable or even preventable”

About Dr. Ajith Venugopalan MD (EM), FACEE, FICM

Dr. Ajith Venugopalan is the In-Charge of the Department of Emergency Medicine at MOSC Medical College Hospital, Kolenchery, Ernakulam, Kerala. He has been a faculty for various national and international conferences. He was also a co-author for few handbooks related to emergency medicine. His special area of interest is Pre-hospital medicine and Disaster Medicine.

About EMA

The Emergency Medicine Association was founded in 2015 during the INDUSEM2015 World Congress of Academic Emergency Medicine in New Delhi. EMA is the Official voice of competent Emergency Experts. Working towards provision of quality emergency care The EMA is an organized Guild of Emergency Leaders in Health and Medicine. Focused on Developing, Practicing and Progressing Emergency Medicine. EMA has a strong relation with partner organizations, individuals and institutions across the world. The EMA boasts of a strong DNA with its relationships which are geared towards potentiating growth. EMA has the support of the INDO-US Emergency and Trauma Collaborative, the Academic College of Emergency Experts in India and the Academic for Clinical Emergency Nursing in India. For More Information:www.emaindia.net


The INDUSEM mission is to envision and implement the future of Patient Care across the world. The partnership brings together Expert Educators, Inquisitive Innovators and Physicians supporting Safe Patient Care across India, United States and the World.  INDUSEM is the Top International Partnership across the World and brings together Institutions, Individuals and Initiatives focused on improving patient care globally. Till date INDUSEM has reached over 50,000 Experts and its reach continues to grow daily. For more information, visit www.indusem.org


PATOS was first initiated in 2013 to build a population-based registry of injury patients in Asia. The mission is to establish an injury research network and integrate separately kept injury data in Asia into a single, standardized registry. In 2013, EMS directors and officers, trauma surgeons, emergency physicians, general surgeons and public health officers together formed the PATOS Clinical Research Network (CRN) and convened expert meetings to develop an international registry of injury. For more information, http://lems.re.kr/eng/patos-research

About MOSC Medical College, Kolenchery

Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (MOSC) Medical College Hospital is situated in Kolenchery, in Ernakulam city, of Kerala state. The medical college is a1100 bedded super specialty hospital with reputed medical and nursing college attached. Through its skilled and committed panel of medical professionals, state of the art modern investigative and therapeutic equipment’s and its strong thrust in the social welfare programmes, it has established itself as a center for excellence in the health care delivery and also in medical and nursing education.The department of Emergency Medicine under the leadership of Dr. Ajith Venugopalan is the latest addition to this vibrant Post Graduate Medical College Hospital. For More Information: http://moscmc.org/