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The Second Asian Symposium on Healthcare Without Borders

The Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima
August 6-8, 2015
Hiroshima, Japan

The Second Asian Symposium on Healthcare Without Borders 2015
Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima

Hiroshima, Japan
August 6-8, 2015

Deadline for Proposals: Monday, May 4, 2015

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Join us in Hiroshima, Japan from August 6-8, 2015 for the Second Asian Symposium on Healthcare Without Borders which will coincide with the 70th Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony. In addition to our focus on healthcare issues, participants will also be provided with a special, guided tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and a chance to meet and hear the stories of survivors of the atomic bombing.

About Asia Healthcare Without Borders 2015

Rapid economic development across Asia has brought about vast improvement in the health care industry with some traditional health metrics, such as infant mortality rate and infectious disease rate among others, decreasing while life expectancy across the board is increasing. However, this rosy and simplified view masks the sharp health care disparities underlying Asian nations as well as the diverse challenges they face.

Many factors from the varying levels of social, political and economic development to geology and climate change, which have been responsible for the recent earthquakes and seasonal typhoons and floods, have been reshaping the continent and spawning critical healthcare questions in need of tangible solutions. In Southern Asia, 1 in 16 children die before the age of five because of the effects of poverty and the absence of quality health care. Although life expectancy is increasing in the region, at 64 years, it desperately lags behind the rest of Asia. How can we ensure the equitable and efficient allocation of health-related resources across all Asia to meet basic needs and emergencies?   What role can policy makers play in creating affordable universal health care?

On the other end of the spectrum, well-developed nations like Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore boast a life expectancy over 80 years old.   This fact raises many questions concerning health policies including: How to address the aging populations and their subsequent ballooning health care costs, as well as the rising number of both non-communicable and dietary diseases, which severely affect all of Asia.

The 2015 Asian Symposium on Healthcare without Borders will be held in Hiroshima, Japan: The City of Peace. The three-day conference will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, students and professionals. With the theme In Search of Sustainable Healthcare Quality and Delivery, it is hoped that today’s challenges in health care can be met with viable global solutions.

 

Biomedicine and Bioinformatics
Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Complementary and alternative medicine
Critical care management
Dental health / Oral health
Dermatology
Drug development and pharmacology / toxicology
e-Health / m-Health / Telemedicine
Emergency room healthcare
Family medicine / General practice
Food safety / Foodborne illness
Geriatrics / Gerontology
Healthcare administration and policies
Healthcare business and data management
Immunology and epidemiology of major diseases
Intensive care management
Communicable / non-communicable diseases
Medical education
Medical ethics
Neurology
Nursing informatics
Nursing practice and education
Nutrition and dietetics
Obstetrics and gynecology
Occupational therapy
Oncology
Palliative care
Pathology
Pediatric care
Physical therapy
Psychiatry / Mental health
Public health / Community health
Sexual health
Ubiquitous healthcare (u-Health)

Special topics
Developing countries: providing aid in insecure environments
Developing countries: access to healthcare
Developing countries: appropriate healthcare technologies
Environmental health and climate change
Ethical issues in globalization of healthcare
Evaluating global healthcare
Millennium development goals: 2015 and beyond
Smart homes and ambient assisted living
Social work leadership in healthcare

Host Organizer Chairperson

Takayuki Yamada Takayuki Yamada
The PRESDA Foundation of Japan

Takayuki Yamada is a co-founder of the PRESDA Foundation of Japan. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

PRESDA is an independent, private, non-profit, chartered organization founded in 2010 by members of Rotary International to raise awareness in the realm of sustainable development and human rights and thereby increase the quality of life for the global community.

Mr Yamada also serves as the Chairman of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. In 2011 and 2013 he led humanitarian and medical missions to India and Bhutan to assist with immunization efforts to eradicate polio in South Asia. Most recently, Mr Yamada was appointed to serve on the Rotary International Youth Exchange Programme in Japan.

Martin G. Romero-Morett, Ph.D.

martin romero morett Martin G. Romero-Morett, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of the Economics Department
University of Guadalajara, Mexico

Dr. Martin G. Romero Morett heads the Department of Economics at the University of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. His field of teaching and research is international economic cooperation for development.

Dr. Martin G. Romero Morett earned a Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Buffalo, a master’s degree at the University of Washington and a BA in Economics from the University of Guadalajara. He has served as an official in the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Economic Development of the State of Jalisco, Mexico. But his most extensive experience has developed in the university as a professor of undergraduate and graduate students; as a researcher in the field of economic integration processes; and as an officer, where he has been coordinator of the BA in Economics and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Guadalajara. He was the co-founding director of the Master of International Economic Relations and Cooperation (Latin America-European Union), which is a program that is taught jointly with the Center for Latin American Studies at the Rey Juan Carlos University.

Salvador Peniche-Camps, Ph.D.

SPC Salvador Peniche-Camps, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
University of Guadalajara, Mexico

Dr Salvador Peniche-Camps is a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Guadalajara. His area of teaching expertise is environmental economics with a special emphasis on water related issues.

Professor Salvador Peniche-Camps teaches in the Department of Economics at the University of Guadalajara, where he is also the coordinator of the Integral Basin Management Project in the University Center of Economics and Administrative Sciences. In addition, he also holds the title of Director of the International Seminar on the Santiago River Basin.

His primary research interests are in water administration, ecological economics and water economic fields. He has been working in international lobbying initiatives as well as international consulting for Mexican NGOs.

Dr Peniche-Camps has published extensively and he is the director of the scientific journal “Expresion Economica”, which is maintained by the Economics Department of the University Center of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Guadalajara.

John Stayton

John Stayton John Stayton
Executive Director of Graduate and Professional Programs
School of Business and Economics
Sonoma State University, USA

John Stayton is the Executive Director of Graduate and Professional Programs for the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University, a position which encompasses both the evening and executive formats of SSU’s traditional and wine business MBA programs.

After fifteen years in the field of high technology industrial marketing, John desired to leverage his business background by developing a profession that would serve the environment and society. In 2000, he co-founded the world’s first graduate program in sustainable business that, in 2002, became known as the GreenMBA. The GreenMBA at Dominican University of California is a rigorous two-year program that transforms students’ abilities to advance environmental and social initiatives in any type of organization. In 2013, John became the Executive Director of Graduate and Professional Programs for the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University, a position which encompasses both the evening and executive formats of SSU’s traditional and wine business MBA programs.

Bhimaraya Metri, Ph.D.

metri Bhimaraya Metri, Ph.D. (IIT – Bombay)
Dean (Academic)
Professor of Operations Management
International Management Institute
Former Dean of MDI & SSBS
President, Indian Subcontinent-region
Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), Atlanta, USA

Dr Bhimaraya Metri is Academic Dean and Professor of Operations Management at the International Management Institute (IMI), located in Delhi, India.

Dr Bhimaraya Metri is Professor of Operations Management at the International Management Institute (IMI), located in Delhi, India. Prior to joining IMI, Professor Metri served as the Dean of the Strathclyde SKIL Business School, and also held numerous academic leadership positions, including Dean (Academics) and Dean (Graduate Programmes), and Chairman (PGPM) at top league B-school MDI Gurgaon. He has also served at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani. Prof Metri has published over 90 research articles in international and national journals and proceedings. He is on several editorial advisory boards of national and international journals.

Asia HWB 2015 affiliates and initiatives that we support include:

Universidad de Guadalajara Center for Economics and Administrative Sciences Sonoma State University School of Science & Technology Maejo University
uic green PRESDA Hiroshima Peace Institute
Arizona State University

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Asia HWB Organizing Committee

Takayuki Yamada
Chairman, Board of Directors
PRESDA Foundation
Japan
John Stayton
Executive Director, Graduate and Professional Programs
School of Business and Economics
Sonoma State University, USA
Martin G. Romero-Morett, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Economics
University of Guadalajara, Mexico
     
John Latzo
Professor
Div. of Humanities & Social Sciences
POSTECH, S. Korea
Prawit Puddhanon, Ph.D.
Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Production
Maejo University, Thailand
Bhimaraya Metri, Ph.D.
Professor of Operations Management
International Management Institute
Former Dean of MDI & SSBS
     
Mingjing Guo, Ph.D.
School of Economics and Management
China University of Geosciences, P.R. China
Salvador Peniche-Camps, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Economics
Department of Economics
University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Luis Maria Bo-ot, Ph.D.
Professor, National Institute of Physics
University of the Philippines, Diliman, The Philippines
     
     
     
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