The 4th Pacific Symposium for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals

Hiroshima, Japan
December 22-23, 2018

SNAHP 2018 will be held at the Mitsui Garden Hotel
Hiroshima, Japan
Saturday and Sunday, December 22-23, 2018

Final Submissions Due: Closed

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The 4th Pacific Symposium for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals (SNAHP 2018)»

SNAHP 2018 Welcome

On behalf of the organizing and program committee, we invite you to join us in Hiroshima, Japan at the Mitsui Garden Hotel for the 4th Pacific Symposium for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals (SNAHP), which is a special, weekend event to be held Saturday to Sunday, December 22-23, 2018.

All early registrants will receive a free Hiroshima travel pass. The Visit Hiroshima Tourist Pass for international visitors offers you unlimited rides on designated transportation areas, including expressway buses on seven routes, all Hiroshima Electric Railway (Hiroden) streetcar lines, ferries to Miyajima the Shrine Island and streetcar lines to Hiroshima Peace Park – both Miyajima and Peace Park are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

SNAHP is partnered with the 2nd International Symposium on Strengthening Peace through Education (ISPED 2018) and the 2nd International Conference on the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability (ICOHS 2018). This is a special, weekend event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 22-23, 2018. Please note that submissions and registration will close when the event has reached its capacity.

About SNAHP 2018

SNAHP is convened by INTESDA in affiliation with the Institute of Medicine at Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand and its Parasitic Disease Research Center.

The purpose of SNAHP 2018 is twofold: Firstly, this event is to serve as an international platform for presenting innovative research in interdisciplinary fields of nursing and professional health. Secondly, and more importantly, is to highlight the need for more nurses, healthcare professionals, administrators, researchers, policy makers and others who under immense strain due to the critical shortage of qualified healthcare personnel throughout Asia.

The healthcare industry is challenged by an increase in both regional and global population, coupled with rapidly growing aging societies around Asia. Moreover, the accessibility to quality healthcare between rich urban areas and relative inaccessibility or reduced quality for poor rural communities is yet another dilemma. Despite advances in medical technology, workforce shortages, increasing costs, local and global geopolitical issues all add to the daunting challenges facing the healthcare industry today. SNAHP 2018 will address theses emerging challenges and more.  We welcome nursing practitioners, allied health professionals and allied health assistants from all sectors, public and private health, education, community and non-government services, research as well as not-for-profit and non-government agencies, humanitarian aid workers and students to submit abstracts and attend. The theme for SNAHP 2018 is Exploring Education Pathways in Healthcare.

Final Submissions Due: Closed

  • Allied Health Education & Practice
  • Healthy Aging & Geriatrics
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Nursing Education & Practice
  • Public Health Education
  • Sustainable Development
  • Other Areas (please specify)

SNAHP 2018 Submission Form

Program Chairperson

Takayuki Yamada Takayuki Yamada
Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai
Special Adviser, Polio Plus Committee of Japan
Committee Member, Rotary International Youth Exchange of Japan

Mr. Yamada is a Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai, where he also serves as a special adviser of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. Between 2011 and 2018 he has organized and led several humanitarian and medical aid 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 strategic planning committee for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program in Japan.

Co-Chair and Program Director

Michael Sasaoka Michael Sasaoka-Alvord
INTESDA Program Director

Michael oversees special programs, events and business development for INTESDA, which mobilizes ideas and raises awareness for sustainable development and the Global Goals. Michael holds degrees in international business and Japanese from San Diego State University, USA. Combining his interests in business and education he has been involved with education and training in Japan for the past seventeen years at the secondary, tertiary and corporate level. His research interest include globalization, sustainable development and education rights.

Program Committee

SNAHP 2018 Co-Editor
Natthawut Kaewpitoon, Ph.D., Institute of Medicine,
Suranaree University of Technology Hospital, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Dr. Kaewpitoon is a leading researcher in the fight against Liver Fluke — a Neglected Tropical Disease, which kills more than 20,000 people each year in Thailand.  He is a faculty member in the Institute of Medicine at Suranaree University of Technology Hospital, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. His research interests include: Parasitology, Epidemiology, Public Health, Bioinformatics, Genetic, Gastroenterology.  He earned his PhD in BioMedical Science, his MSc in Medical Parasitology and BSc in Public Health all at Khon Kaen University in Thailand.

SNAHP 2018 Co-Editor
Soraya Kaewpitoon M.D., FCFP
Institute of Medicine, Suranaree University
of Technology, Thailand

Dr. Soraya Kaewpitoon serves as an Associate Professor and is the Chair of the Department Research Unit in the Department of Family Medicine in the Institute of Medicine of Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. She earned her M.D. (General Practice) from the Faculty of Medicine at Khon Kaen University, Thailand. In addition, she holds a Fellowship (FCFP) in Family Medicine from The Royal College of Family Physician of Thailand. Dr. Kaewpitoon has earned multiple certificates from some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world, including a Certificate in Applied Epidemiology from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; a Certificate in Global Health: A Biosocial Perspective from Harvard University, USA; and a Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

Her research interests include, but are not limited to, Epidemiology and Public Health, Global Health, Behavioral Medicine, Epidemiology, Medical Education, Family Medicine, Opisthorchiasis, Preventive Medicine, Health Promotion, Gastroenterology, Cholangiocarcinoma, Health Services Research, Incidence, Public Health, Disease Control and E-Learning for Epidemiology & Statistics.

Peer Review

SNAHP 2018 is an international, peer-reviewed conference. As a general rule, all applicants must use a university or institution registered e-mail address to submit an abstract for evaluation. Please contact the secretariat if you need assistance.

Our review process employs a double-blind review system with instructions and a scoring rubric that assesses a range of areas which are not limited to, but include originality, clarity, organization, methodology, spelling, grammar and suitability for the conference. Accepted abstracts and papers will appear in the official proceedings, which is published in electronic format shortly after the conference.

We wish to thank the following people for their willingness and effort to assist with the reading and editorial committee work:

Review Committee

Porntip Nimkuntod, M.D. Institute of Medicine, Suranaree University of Technology,
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Soraya Kaewpitoon, Ph.D. Institute of Medicine, Suranaree University of Technololgy, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Janita Chau, R.N., B.N., Ph.D. The Nethersole School of Nursing, Assistant Dean (Alumni Affairs), Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ikuko Sobue, Ph.D. Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Integrated Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan
Vorapoj Promasatayaprot, Ph.D. (Health System Development), Faculty of Public Health, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Natthawut Kaewpitoon, Ph.D. Institute of Medicine, Suranaree University of Technololgy, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Khaled K. Al Dossari, M.D. Vice Dean for Quality & Development, College of Medicine, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia


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