In-service training is critical for enhancing doctors' capacity in emergency medicine, leading experts in healthcare stressed at a conference in northern Quang Ninh province's Ha Long city on March 9.

The conference was organised by the Vietnamese Society of Emergency Medicine (VSEM) and the Bach Mai Hospital, which attracted leading experts from many countries including the United States, Japan, Thailand and the Republic of Korea, together with hundreds of doctors and nurses working at hospitals nationwide.

The conference offered them a chance to exchange knowledge and get updated on advanced technologies in emergency medicine, said Nguyen Van Chi, deputy head of Bach Mai Hospital's Emergency Department A9, adding that the conference also helped boost cooperation with international organisations.

According to Do Ngoc Son from the Emergency Department A9, during the two-day conference, participants joined a research forum to exchange knowledge and experience, conduct training courses in stroke care, and especially in pre-hospital injury care, which is important, given the current seriousness of traffic accidents and strokes in the country.

Enhancing the capacity of doctors and nurses is of great importance for improving the quality of healthcare services, experts stated.

At the conference, participants also got a chance to become familiar with advanced medical equipment used in emergency medicine from big names in the world, including GE Healthcare, Pfizer, Ferring and Boehringer Ingelheim.

Nguyen Dat Anh, VSEM President, said technology is complicated and changes every day, adding that it is necessary for clinicians to remain updated about the latest technologies as technology will help reduce the work load of doctors and enhance healthcare services' efficiency.-VNA