The 3rd International Conference on Public Health in Asia

The KKR Hotel
April 28-29, 2017
Hiroshima, Japan

COPHA 2017 will be held at the KKR Hotel
Hiroshima, Japan
Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, 2017

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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.

  • Access to Healthcare
  • Ageing Health
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Dental Public Health
  • e-Health, m-Health, Telemedicine
  • Environmental Health
  • Maternal, Infant & Child Health
  • Mental Health & Psychiatry
  • Non-communicable Diseases
  • Nursing Practice & Education
  • Nutrition and Malnutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Public Health Pharmacy
  • Public Health Promotion
  • Public Health Systems
  • Public Health and Community Health
  • Public Health and Palliative Care
  • Sexual Health and Wellness
  • Water, Sanitation and 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 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.

Review Committee

NK RC Natthawut Kaewpitoon Ph.D.
Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University of Technology Hospital, Thailand
Suranaree University of Technology Hospital, Thailand

Dr. Kaewpitoon serves dual roles on the Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand and also serves 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.

eiko-kawagoe-130x150 Eiko Kawagoe
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).

Program Committee

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:

Review Committee

Natthawut Kaewpitoon, Ph.D. Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University, Thailand
Soraya Kaewpitoon, Ph.D. Suranaree University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Sumattana Glangkarn, Ph.D. Faculty of Public Health, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Vorapoj Promasatayaprot, Ph.D. Faculty of Public Health, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Noorsuzana Mohd Shariff, Ph.D. Healthy Lifestyle Cluster, Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia
M.Syed Ali, Ph.D. PG and Research Department of Biotechnology, Mohamed Sathak College of Arts and Science, India
Ikuko Sobue, Ph.D. Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Integrated Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan


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