The 2nd Asian Conference on Peace, Humanitarian Aid and Service – PHASE 2018

Hiroshima, Japan
Saturday and Sunday
August 4-5, 2018

PHASE 2018 will be held at the Mitsui Garden Hotel
Hiroshima, Japan
Saturday and Sunday, August 4-5, 2018

Click Here to Submit by Friday, July 27, 2018

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The 2nd Asian Conference on Peace, Humanitarian Aid and Service (PHASE 2018)»

Welcome to the 2nd Asian Conference on Peace, Humanitarian Aid and Service (PHASE 2018). This  international, peer-reviewed event will be held from August 4-5, 2018 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima. PHASE is being organized alongside the 5th Asian Symposium on Human Rights Education (SHARE 2018) and the 3rd Conference on Sustainable Business, Energy and Development in Asia (COSDA 2018).

These events will precede the 73rd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony. All registered participants will be provided with a special guided tour in English of Hiroshima Peace Park as well as an optional, ticketed tour to Miyajima the Shrine Island – both Peace Park and Miyajima are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

About PHASE 2018

While natural disasters may seem to be increasing in frequency, devastation and loss of life, the simple truth is that earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, mudslides, tornadoes, droughts, wildfires and other natural phenomena, occur as frequently today as such calamities happened one hundred years ago. The difference today, however, is that the rise in the global population and urbanization of areas and regions simply means that more people will be affected when a natural disaster occurs. In addition, advances in media technology and information sharing have made it possible for both natural disasters to be watched in real time, such as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the subsequent nuclear disaster in Fukushima.

Not only has media and technology improved warning systems and emergency services, but also data collection and research has improved the tracking of disasters. Despite advancements in technology, building construction, equipment and training and preparedness, there is still difficulty in implementing and integrating disaster response and management resources effectively.

How can technology be applied more effectively to predict, prevent and prepare for natural and man-made disasters? What changes in infrastructure, building codes and civil engineering could help avert disasters or reduce the loss of lives? What role, if any, does climate change play in disasters? What advancements in public health could augment the role of emergency services? How can advanced countries train developing countries to respond to disasters?

With the theme of Leading the Way, we welcome proposals of 250 words in English by Friday, July 27, 2018.

PHASE 2018 Submit Abstract

  • Disaster Response & Management
  • Food Safety
  • Humanitarian Education
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban Planning and Development
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Other areas (please specify)

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 2016 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

COM Professor 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.

Review Committee

Dr Natthawut Kaewpitoon PHASE 2018 Co-Chair
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.

Thirayu Meererksom PHASE 2018 Program Committee
Thirayu Meererksom, M.B.A.
Faculty of Management Science,
Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University,
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Dr. Meererksom works as in the Parasitic Disease Research Unit in the Institute of Medicine, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, where he studies application screenings for cancer and liver fluke infections – a serious health concern in rural Thailand. In addition to his important research and work with cancer prevention, he also belongs to the Faculty of Management Science at Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, where his research interests include software development, mobile application development (native & hybrid), big data, logistics and supply chain management. He holds a Master in Business Administrator (MBA) and BSc in Computer Science from Khon Kaen University in Thailand.

Review Committee

PHASE 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 (ISSN 2189-2148), 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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