One of the highlights of the expo is the Taiwan International Medical Pavilion of the MOHW that showcases the highly specialized surgical field of reconstructive microsurgery. Since 1990, Taiwan has built a reputation worldwide in the field of reconstructive microsurgery. Because of its health insurance policy and surgical prowess, Taiwan has seen several notable cases. Taiwan has also produced high-quality publications and research that can be seen all over the world. Taiwan holds an open attitude when it comes to the field of reconstructive microsurgery as it actively interacts with the international community. This year's Taiwan International Medical Pavilion leveraged the prominent reputation that Taiwan's reconstructive microsurgery holds in the international medical community to introduce Taiwan as a major international surgeon training center and its specialty medical service.
During the Expo, international VIPs were invited to join the opening press conference and other activities at the Pavilion. Among those invited include Dr. Renato Saltz (President of The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), Dr. David Chiu (Founder of World Association for Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent ), Dr. Leonid Eidelman (President of World Medical Association) and Dr. Otmar Kloiber (Secretary General of World Medical Association), as well as international delegations including the Association of Thai Private Hospitals, Singapore's healthcare group, a delegation of Indonesian hospitals, an Israeli healthcare delegation, and the American College of Physicians.
The goal of “train the trainee” is to train these physicians to use the knowledge and technology to serve patients. When the goal upgraded to “train the trainers”, we emphasize the sense of mission and concept. In addition to teaching knowledge and technology for serving patients, these “trainers” can also train other students by delivering knowledge in their particular field, once they return to their own country.
-- Academician Wei, Fu-Chan