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[Registration Closed] Second Session “Multi-stakeholder Discussion on Japan’s Mental Health Policy – The Way Forward” “Global Trends and Japan’s Mental Health Policy” Global Expert Meeting(December 18, 2019)

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

A Multi-stakeholder Discussion on Japan’s Mental Health Policy: The Way Forward

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

Date and Time: 13:30-17:00, Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (Registration: 13:00-)

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

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

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 using the link below by Sunday, December 15, 2019.
*For those who wish to also participate in the first session, please register for it separately. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Program: (Titles omitted)
13:00Doors Open

13:30-13:35  Welcoming Remarks

Kiyoshi Kurokawa (Chairman, HGPI)

13:35-13:55  Keynote Lecture 1: The Current State of Mental Health Policy in Japan

Koji Sasaki (Director, Department of Health and Welfare for Persons with Disabilities, Mental Health and Disability Health Division, MHLW)

14:00-14:30 Keynote Lecture: A society where we can be ourselves and each share a bit of happiness

Keigo Kobayashi (Person with Mental Health Condition)

14:40-15:45  Panel Discussion 1: Towards a Community-based Integrated Care System That Can Support Mental Health Care – Facilitating Multi-sector Collaborations and a Life Course Approach

 Chiaki Tamura  (YPS Yokohama Peer Staff Association)

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

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)

Masafumi Mizuno  (Head Professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Toho University School of Medicine)

Tomoyuki Ishii (Director, Japan Psychiatric Hospitals Association)

Masami Sakoi (Deputy Director-General, MHLW)

Kanna Sugiura  (Research Fellow, HGPI)

Ryoji Noritake (CEO, HGPI)                                   

15:55-16:50  Panel Discussion 2: Issues Related to the Participation of People Most Affected in Mental Health Policy, and Future Prospects

Yasuhiro Obata (The National Federation of Associations of Families with The Mental Illness in Japan(Common name: Minna-net))

Ken Udagawa (COmmunity Mental Health & welfare Bonding Organization)

Junko Kitanaka (Professor, Faculty of Letters, Keio University)

Yukiko Lema (Clinical Research Program Manager, The Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center)

Shunichiro Kurita (Senior Associate, HGPI)

16:50-17:00 Closing Remarks

Hanako Jimi  (Member of the House of Councillors, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare)

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