Dr. Shane Knox, President of the Irish College of Paramedics, has just returned from speaking at the 4th International Paramedic Congress and Ambulance Rally which took place in Bodrum, Turkey from the 8-11th December.

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Shane spoke to the gathered audience about his research into Continuous Professional Competency and met with members of the Executive of the TPA to discuss further collaboration between ICoP and the TPA. He also met with colleagues from around the world who share a professional vision for paramedicine, including paramedics and paramedic service leaders from Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

Both Shane and Alan Batt (ICoP Member Services Officer) were members of the scientific committee for the 4th International Paramedic Congress and Ambulance Rally.

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Strengthening the ties between ICoP and paramedic associations worldwide is a priority for the Executive Committee in the coming months. ICoP would like to extend a special thank you to the Turkish Paramedic Association for their kind invitation, and to Mr. Gurkan Ozel, Vice-President of the Turkish Paramedic Association for his hospitality and generosity.