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Date: Mar. 16 (Mon), 13:30-19:30

Venue: B102, Kawauchi Kita Campus, Tohoku University
Organizer: International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS)
Co-chairs: Shinichi Egawa (IRIDeS),
James J. James (President, Society of Disaster Medicine and Public Health)


The First part will be a workshop style. People’s mental and physical health should be prioritized in disaster risk reduction. One of the medical and public health preparedness in disaster is the national establishment of health relief system such as Japanese DMAT and disaster base hospitals including information management and coordination. Considering the paradigm shift of climate change, rapid unsustainable urbanization, poverty, lack of resources and loss of biodiversity, large scale disaster requires the international cooperation and coordination of medical and public health relief. Multi-hazard approach including radiological and biological hazards will also be discussed. The disciplines of international disaster medicine and public health should be established and standardized at least in the regional level to make the regional network possible. This workshop will discuss the standardization of education and training of health professionals both in general practitioner level and disaster medical experts as well as the training program for foreign medical teams.

First Part: Workshop

Set up and Opening remarks

Haorile Chagan-Yasutan, Assistant Professor, Disaster-related Infectious Disease, IRIDeS
Collaborative research on disaster-related infectious diseases between Philippine and Japan.

Ayako Sumi, Associate Professor, Department of Hygiene, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine
Seasonality of tuberculosis epidemics - An application of time series analysis to the surveillance data-

Lishomwa C. Ndhlovu, Assistant Professor, Department of Tropical Medicine, Hawaii Center for AIDS, John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawai'i Manoa
The AIDS Epidemic Disaster: Convergence towards a Cure

Yasuhiro Hakamata, General Medicine Center, Shizuoka General Hospital
The current preparations for the disaster-related infectious disease in Shizuoka: The questionnaire survey of the hospitals in highest danger domain of earthquake and tsunami.

Yoshio Hosoi, Professor, IRIDeS,
Radiological disaster and medical response in Great East Japan Earthquake. (Temporary Title)

Masaharu Nakayama, Professor, IRIDeS,
Disaster medical information. (Temporary Title)

Noriko Suzuki (JICA, Secretary General)
Medical and public health response in Japan Disaster Relief: Programming and case reports. (Temporary Title)

TBD (Thailand)
Education and training of DMAT in Thailand. (Temporary Title)

TBD (Indonesia)
Disaster Medicine in Indonesia. (Temporary Title)

Panel Discussion

The second part will be an all-participating two role-playing games of Hinanzyo Unei Game (HUG)© and simulated Health Cluster Meeting in disaster. Pre- and Post-evaluation will be performed.

Hinanzyo Unei Game (HUG)®
HUG was developed by Shizuoka Prefecture, JAPAN, The participants will identify the special needs of affected people, especially children, women, elderly, people with disability and chronic disease, foreigners. Participants will produce the ideas to reduce the vulnerability in health of the community in disaster.

Simulated Health Cluster Meeting
Simulated Health Cluster Meeting is attempting the virtual discussion of the participants to deal with the various health-related needs and requests from the affected area in disaster. Experience sharing and active participation are welcome.

Closing remarks and clean up

Division of International Cooperation for Disaster Medicine
International Research Institute of Disaster Science

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