Advancing the Life Sciences and Public Health Awareness – Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2019 in Hiroshima, Japan»

ALPHA 2019 Welcome

We welcome you to join us in Hiroshima, Japan at the Mitsui Garden Hotel on Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2019 for the 5th International Conference on Advancing the Life Sciences and Public Health Awareness, which will be held jointly with the 4th Conference on Sustainable Business, Energy and Development in Asia (COSDA 2019) and the 4th Asian Symposium on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH 2019).

ALPHA 2019 will be held in late March, when the cherry blossoms will be in full bloom. It is also an excellent season for travel in Hiroshima with comfortable weather and ideal for visiting sites around Hiroshima, including its two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Peace Park and the Shrine Island of Miyajima (Itsukushima).

This is a small, international, peer-reviewed symposium with a limited number of oral and poster presentation time slots. We encourage all interested participants to submit presentations as early as possible. Please note that submissions and registration will close when the event has reached its capacity.

About ALPHA 2019

ALPHA 2019 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.

The importance of public health is intertwined with the life sciences. Moreover, rapid economic development across Asia has brought about vast improvement in important areas, such as public health promotion, access to medicine, pediatric nursing, dental hygiene, food  and nutrition science, agriculture and the environment. The World Health Organization has reported that the infant mortality rate and infectious disease rate among others, are decreasing while life expectancy across the board is increasing.  However, this rosy and simplified view masks the sharp health care disparities underlying Asian nations as well as the diverse challenges they face.

Many factors from the varying levels of social, political and economic development to geology and climate change, which have been responsible for the recent earthquakes and seasonal typhoons and floods, have been reshaping the continent and spawning critical healthcare questions in need of tangible solutions.  In Southern Asia, 1 in 16 children die before the age of five because of the effects of poverty and the absence of quality health care.  Although life expectancy is increasing in the region, at 64 years, it desperately lags behind the rest of Asia.  With the theme of Access, Change and Education, it is hoped that today’s challenges in public health and the life sciences can be met with viable global solutions.

Final proposals of 250 words in English are due by Friday, March 8, 2019. Click on the Link Below to Submit your Proposal Today!

ALPHA 2019 Submission Form

Life Science and Public Health Streams

  • Agriculture, Food Science and Nutrition Science
  • Biotechnology and Biomedical Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Mental Health and Psychiatry
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Nursing Education and Practice
  • Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Public Health
  • Public Health, Community Health and Sexual Health
  • Women’s Health and Maternal Child Health
  • Other Areas (Please Specify)

ALPHA 2019 Submission Guidelines

Who Should Attend

ALPHA 2019 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 2019 Program Chair
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordMichael Sasaoka-Alvord
    ALPHA 2019 Program Director
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Gary SmithGary Smith
    ALPHA 2019 Technology Support
    Email: tech (at) intesda.org
  • Brian AndrewsBrian Andrews
    ALPHA 2019 Program Coordinator
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org


Review Committee

NK RCReview Chair
Natthawut Kaewpitoon, Ph.D.,  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.


  • 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 Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  • Natthawut Kaewpitoon, Ph.D., Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University, Thailand
  • Soraya Kaewpitoon, Ph.D., Institute of Medicine, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand