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“Controlling hepatitis as a global level.” 17th Special Breakfast Meeting Report

“Controlling hepatitis as a global level.” 17th Special Breakfast Meeting Report

On the 27 July 2012, the Health and Global Policy Institute held a corporate breakfast meeting for the advisers, sponsors and experts of the Institute.

With the synchronization of ‘Japan Hepatitis Day’ and ‘World Hepatitis Day’, we were delighted to welcome four speakers from overseas and Japan: Mr. Charles Gore, President of the World Hepatitis Alliance; Dr. Norio Hayashi, Director of the Kansai-Rosai Hospital; Dr. Junko Tanaka, Professor at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hiroshima; and Mr. Hiroshi Ota, Mayor of Isumi City, Chiba Prefecture. With a focus on ‘integrated approaches for tackling hepatitis’, we were provided with informative presentations on the actual situation for hepatitis both within Japan and overseas, as well as methods and measures for the treatment and prevention of hepatitis.

Our first speaker, Mr. Charles Gore, talked about positive examples of integrated measures for tackling hepatitis at the global level, drawing on his experiences from assisting in the enactment of ‘World Hepatitis Day’ that was established in 2010 by the World Health Organization.

We then heard talks from Dr. Norio Hayashi on ‘The current situation for treatment of hepatitis C and visions for the future’, Dr. Junko Tanaka on ‘The situation for viral hepatitis from the epidemiological perspective’, and finally from Mr. Hiroshi Ota on ‘Case examples of hepatitis counter-measures at the local government level – approaches for the promotion of the hepatitis B vaccine’.

Japan saw the implementation of the first ‘Japan Hepatitis Day’ on the 28 July this year, and in this current period of rising momentum both domestically and abroad in the area of integrated approaches to tackling hepatitis, we were introduced to many case examples from Japan and the rest of the world and there was an active exchange of opinions on the future approaches for tackling hepatitis.


Theme

‘Integrated approaches for tackling hepatitis’

 

Speakers

Mr. Charles Gore (President, World Hepatitis Alliance)

Dr. Norio HayashiDirector, Kansai-Rosai Hospital; Chairman, Council for Promotion of Hepatitis Measures

Dr. Junko TanakaProfessor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Hiroshima; Committee Member, Council for Promotion of Hepatitis Measures

Mr. Hiroshi OtaMayor, Isumi City, Chiba Prefecture

 

Time and Date

27 July 2012(Friday800915Reception opens at 745

 

Place

Hotel Okura Tokyo Mayfair Room(12F, South Wing) (2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo

http://www.hotelokura.co.jp/tokyo/

Exhibition date:2012-07-27


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