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Advancing the Life Sciences and Public Health Awareness – August 4-5, 2018 in Hiroshima, Japan»

About ALPHA 2018

We welcome you to join us in Hiroshima, Japan for the International Conference on Advancing the Life Sciences and Public Health Awareness (ALPHA 2018), which will be held jointly with the 6th Asian Symposium on Healthcare Without Borders (HWB 2018).

HWB 2018 will precede the 73rd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony. All participants  will be invited to a special guided tour in English of Hiroshima Peace Park on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Following the Peace Park tour, there will be an optional excursion to visit the shrine island of Miyajima – both Peace Park and Miyajima are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

About ALPHA 2018

ALPHA 2018 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 2017-2018 as the Year of the Healthy Nurse.

The importance of public health is intertwined with the life sciences and its expansion into other disciplines such as the IT field 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. The sheer scope and number of these scientific advances and the never-ending influx of knowledge, while at times overwhelming, both challenge and inspire hope for an improved quality of life for all. With the theme of Global Health is Public Health, ALPHA 2018 aims to raise awareness of the correlation between the life sciences and public health issues.

We welcome submissions of 250 words in English by Friday, May 11, 2018. Click on the submission link below to submit your proposal today!

ALPHA 2018 Submission Form

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 2018 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 2018 Program Chair
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordMichael Sasaoka-Alvord
    ALPHA 2018 Program Director
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Gary SmithGary Smith
    ALPHA 2018 Technology Support
    Email: tech (at) intesda.org
  • Brian AndrewsBrian Andrews
    ALPHA 2018 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.

Thirayu 130x150Review Co-Chair 
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