The 3rd International Conference on Public Health in Asia
The KKR Hotel
COPHA 2017 will be held at the KKR Hotel
Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, 2017
Proposals Due Friday, March 10, 2017
The 3rd International Conference on Public Health in Asia (COPHA 2017)»
Welcome to the 3rd International Conference on Public Health in Asia. COPHA 2017 is an international, peer-reviewed, weekend event which will be held in Hiroshima, Japan from Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, 2017 at the Hiroshima KKR Hotel.
The symbol of Hiroshima is ‘water’ and so the theme of COPHA 2017 is Global Challenges for Public Health and Water. The aim of this conference is to promote the importance of global health and also access to safe drinking water, both of which have been declared as basic human rights by the United Nations.
Today, over 780 million people lack access to clean water and nearly 1.9 billion lack adequate sanitation and 1.5 million children under the age of five die each year as a result of diarrheal disease, and in India alone, approximately 600,000 children fall victim to diarrhea or pneumonia annually as a result of toxic water and poor hygiene.
COPHA 2017 is an excellent opportunity for health managers, physicians, nurses, healthcare administrators, researchers, academics, medical students, humanitarian aid workers, policy makers, non-profit professionals and related healthcare specialists to exchange information, debate and discuss trends in public health, water, sanitation and hygiene.
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
INTESDA Program Director
Michael Sasaoka 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.
INTESDA, Director of Media and Technology
Gary Smith is an environmental and wildlife photographer, mountain climber and filmmaker. His current film project is a documentary on the Seven Summits. The filming has deepened his passion and concern for climate change and its affect on the environment. In particular, his work has revealed the long term affects of melting glaciers and polar ice caps. Gary holds degrees in radio, television and journalism from the Southern Illinois University (USA). His academic interests include media, photography as well as both information communication technology.
Professor, School of Nursing
Kobe City College of Nursing, Japan
Former Vice President, Japan Association for Medical English Studies
Councilor, The Japan Society for Medical English Education
Eiko Kawagoe is a noted author and academic on medical English education and healthcare communication. She is a professor in the School of Nursing at Kobe City College of Nursing. Professor Kawagoe is also the former Vice President of the Japan Association for Media English Studies and a Councilor of the Japan Society for Medical English Education.
Her research interests include medical English education, ESP, and current English studies. She has published numerous books, such as “Current English (Medical Version) – The Daily Yomiuri” (Daigaku Kyoiku Pub., 2011), “Travelers’ First Aid Kit” (Cengage Learning, 2008), “Mimikara Manabu Tanoshii Nurse Eigo” (Kodansha, 2002), “Nursing Terms and Expressions Everybody Uses” (Medical View, 2007) and “15 Points in Reading English for Nursing Purposes” (Medical View, 2005).
COPHA 2017 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 2189-2237), 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:
|Natthawut Kaewpitoon, Ph.D.||Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University, Thailand|
|Soraya Kaewpitoon, Ph.D.||Suranaree University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand|
|Sumattana Glangkarn, Ph.D.||Mahasarakham University, Thailand|
|Tu Nguyen, Ph.D.||Hochiminh City International University, Vietnam|
|Santa Romero-Jovel, Ph.D.||Ministry of Education, El Salvador|