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Advancing the Life Sciences and Public Health Awareness – December 20-21, 2017 in Hiroshima, Japan»

About ALPHA 2017

Welcome to the International Conference on Advancing the Life Sciences and Public Health Awareness to be held December 20-21, 2017 at the Hiroshima KKR Hotel in partnership with the 5th Asian Symposium on Healthcare Without Borders (HWB 2017) and the 5th Conference on Human Development in Asia (COHDA 2017).

ALPHA was also held this past summer in Hiroshima and preceded the 72nd Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony. Due to the inability of many participants to attend in August due to the memorial and peak season travel, we are holding ALPHA this December again in Hiroshima.

In addition to the symposium, participants will have an opportunity to enjoy a free, guided tour in English of Hiroshima Peace Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

ALPHA 2017 is an excellent opportunity to advance research in the life sciences, raise awareness of public health issues, improve health equity and to commend the important work of researchers and health professionals around the world. In fact, the American Nurses Association has declared 2017 to be the Year of the Healthy Nurse.

With the theme of Keeping Up with Changing Times, ALPHA 2017 aims to raise awareness of the correlation between the life sciences and public health issues. In addition, the conference will focus as other disciplines such as the IT field which is yielding groundbreaking discoveries from novel genes and bio-products to cutting-edge nanotechnology, resulting in a transformed science landscape with profound global applications in understanding life, eradicating diseases, securing a more equitable food and water supply/distribution as well as creating novel bio-industries and products.

We are offering a special early registration rate of only 23,500 JPY. We welcome submissions of 250 words in English by Friday, November 17, 2017. Click on the submission link below to submit your proposal today!

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Life Science and Public Health Streams

  • Agriculture and Food Science
  • Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Environmental Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Maternal Child Health
  • Microbiology
  • Nursing Education and Practice
  • Nutrition  and Dietetics
  • Public Health and Community Health
  • Public Health Promotion
  • Sexual Health
  • Sport Science
  • Other Areas (Please Specify)

 

Submission Guidelines

Who Should Attend

ALPHA 2017 will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, students, researchers, physicians, nurses, midwives, nutritionists, pharmacists, healthcare administrators, biologists, social workers and other professionals.

Plan Your Attendance

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Program Committee

  • Takayuki YamadaTakayuki Yamada
    ALPHA 2017 Program Chair
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordMichael K. Sasaoka-Alvord
    ALPHA 2017 Program Director
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Gary SmithGary Smith
    ALPHA 2017 Technology Support
    Email: tech (at) intesda.org
  • Brian AndrewsBrian Andrews
    ALPHA 2017 Program Coordinator
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org

 

Review Committee

NK RCReview Chair
Natthawut Kaewpitoon, Ph.D., Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, Suranaree University of Technology Hospital, Nakhon Ratchasima, 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.

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Thirayu Meererksom, Ph.D., Faculty of Management Science, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Presentation Title: Health Application Development in Real-Life

Dr. Meererksom works 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. Apart from a Ph.D. he also holds a Master in Business Administrator (MBA) and a BSc in Computer Science from Khon Kaen University in Thailand.

Readers

  • Janita Chau, R.N., B.N., M.Phil., 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
  • Khaled K. Al Dossari, M.D., Vice Dean for Quality & Development, College of Medicine, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • Vorapoj Promasatayaprot, Ph.D. (Health System Development), Faculty of Public Health, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
  • Jun Norkaew, Ph.D.,  Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University, Thailand
  • Porntip Nimkuntod, MD (Cardiology), Institute of Medicine, Suranaree University of Technololgy, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  • Thirayu Meererksom, Ph.D., Faculty of Management Science, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  • Natthawut Kaewpitoon, Ph.D., Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University, Thailand
  • Soraya Kaewpitoon, Ph.D., Institute of Medicine, Suranaree University of Technololgy, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand