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The International Conference on ICT for Human Development – Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2019 in Hiroshima, Japan»

Welcome to ICT4HD 2019

Welcome to the 2nd International Conference on ICT for Human Development (ICT4HD 2019) to be held Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2019 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan. ICT4HD 2019 is being jointly organized with the 5th International Conference on Advancing the Life Sciences and Public Health Awareness (ALPHA 2019).

ICT4HD 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).

Please note that this is a small, international, peer-reviewed conference 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 ICT4HD 2019

It has been nearly 20 years since the United Nationals launched its effort to achieve universal access to healthcare as part of Millennium Development Goals initiative. While significant progress has been made in improving global health, such as immunizing more children and improving the quality of technology for identifying and treating health issues, there are still many challenges that still remain. Globalization, geography and geopolitical issues, conflict, gender discrimination and poverty are among the most often cited barriers to quality healthcare. One barrier, however, that is often overlooked, but not surprising is the cost of technology and training.

Advancements in  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. 

ICT4HD 2019 will be an opportunity for healthcare workers, doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and even hospital administrators to share and learn about the challenges facing quality healthcare and health services.  Thus, our focus and theme for ICT4HD 2019 will be Access to Quality Healthcare.

We welcome proposals of 250 words in English by Friday, January 25, 2019. Click on the Link Below to Submit your Proposal Today!

ICT4HD 2019 Submission Application Form

Topic Streams

  • Access to Quality Healthcare
  • Aging and Gerontechnology
  • Bioinformatics and Biotechnology
  • Digital Health, E-Health and Telemedicine
  • Environmental Issues
  • Health Services & Social Support
  • Infectious Disease Technology
  • Nursing Technology
  • Translational Medicine & Research
  • Other Areas (please specify)

Who Should Attend

ICT4HD 2019 will be an opportunity for healthcare workers, doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and even hospital administrators to share and learn about the challenges facing quality healthcare and health services.

Plan Your Attendance

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Review Committee

Takayuki YamadaICT4HD 2019 Organizing Committee Chair
Takayuki Yamada,
Chairperson, INTESDA,
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 2018 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.

Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordICT4HD 2019 Program Director
Michael Sasaoka-Alvord,
INTESDA Program Director,
Japan

Michael 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 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.

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 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