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[Registration Closed] First Session “Leading Experts’ Talk on the Global Trends in Mental Health” ”Global Trends and Japan’s Mental Health Policy” Global Expert Meeting(December 18, 2019)

The First Session of the Global Expert Meeting on Global Trends and Japan’s Mental Health Policy

Leading Experts Discuss Global Trends in Mental Health

*We are closed due to a large number of applicants.

Date and Time: 10:00-12:30, Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (Registration: 9:30-) (Lunch Networking: 12:30-13:30)

Venue: International House of Japan (5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Co-hosts: Frontier & International Psychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI)

Cooperation:  Johns Hopkins University

Prospective Participants: Approximately 80 individuals, including health policy experts, healthcare professionals, relevant ministry officials, Diet Members from both majority and minority parties, healthcare-related businesses

Registration Fee: No admission fees are required.

Registration: Please register online by Sunday, December 15, 2019.
*For those who wish to also participate in the second session, please register for it separately. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Program:  (Titles omitted)
9:30 Doors Open

10:00-10:05 Welcoming Remarks

Akira Sawa  (Frontier & International Psychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University; The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital) 

10:05-10:25  Keynote Lecture 1: Redefining Mental Health

Shigenobu Kanba  (Honorary Professor, Kyushu University; Chairman, Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology)

10:30-10:50 Keynote Lecture 2: The Ideal Structure of Mental Health Policy Going Forward – Viewing Life Courses in Their Entirety, Including Childhood

Yoko Kamio (Visiting Professor; Institute for Education and Human Development, Fundamental Research Division of Human Development)

10:55-11:15 Keynote Lecture 3: Access to Medical Care and Mental Health – Examples from the U.S.

Frederick Nucifora    (The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital)                                                                          

11:20-12:20 Panel Discussion: Future Expectations for Mental Health Policy in Japan from the Perspective of Academia


Takeshi Iwatsubo  (Professor, Department of Neuropathology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)

Yoko Kamio               

Ryoma Kayano  (Technical Officer, WHO Centre for Health Development)

Shigenobu Kanba     

Yoshiharu Kim (Director, National Institute of Mental Health)

Hiroaki Tomita (Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine)

Toshiaki A. Furukawa (Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Human Behavior, Health Issues Course, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University)

Akira Sawa

 12:30-13:20 Lunch Networking

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