British Olympic Association (BOA) and British Paralympic Association (BPA) Visit Shinanomahi Campus
August 28, 2019
On Wednesday, August 14, a delegation made up of nine members of the British Olympic Association (BOA) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) visited the Shinanomachi Campus.
In addition to the outpatient and hospital wards of Keio University Hospital, the closest hospital to the Olympic Stadium (New National Stadium) which will serve as one of the main venues for the Tokyo Olympics, they toured facilities such as the Emergency and Trauma Center and those used for diagnostic imaging including MRIs, as well as the Center for Preventive Medicine.
Following the tour, a joint seminar was held between the School of Medicine and the British delegation at the first floor lounge of the Center for Integrated Medical Research. Professor Hiroyuki Ishida from the Sports Medicine Research Center served as moderator at the seminar, with an overview of the School of Medicine and the hospital given by the Dean of the School of Medicine Masayuki Amagai. Greg Retter, who is responsible for the Performance Services Team for the British Olympics teams, then gave a lecture on the status of the British team’s preparations for the Tokyo Olympics. Subsequently, Dr. Niall Elliot, who holds the position of Medical Chief for the British teams and Dr. Jin Mizushima of Keio’s Department of Neuropsychiatry at Shinanomachi gave lectures which touched on subjects such as diagnostics and management relating to cerebral concussions from sports, and on clinical research. Following the seminar, the representatives from the BOA and the BPA were joined by faculty and students from the School of Medicine in lively discussions on the contents of these Olympic-aligned lectures.
Keio University will host the pre-games training camps of the British teams for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games at our Hiyoshi Campus, and there are plans to continue to cooperate in fields other than sports, such as research, education, history, culture, and the arts. The current visit was an opportunity to deepen mutual interactions between parties from the BOA, the BPA, the School of Medicine, and the Keio University Hospital.
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