The 3rd Asian Symposium on Health Informatics and Nursing Education – Held online from Tokyo, Japan on Saturday and Sunday, September 03-04, 2022»

Welcome to SHINE 2022

We welcome you to join us online in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday and Sunday, September 03-04, 2022 for the 3rd Asian Symposium on Health Informatics and Nursing Education – SHINE 2022, which will be held as a virtual event from Tokyo, Japan.

Although travel to Japan has been reopened, domestic health restrictions on events and gatherings necessitate that it is safer to hold SHINE 2022 as an online event only. Therefore, in response to Japan’s government advisory prevent infections of COVID-19, the organizers of SHINE 2022 have determined that it is best to hold this event online. The the health and safety of our participants is paramount.

Therefore, all oral and poster presenters are invited to join us either live via Zoom or to submit pre-recorded presentations or virtual posters.

Please click on the link below to download our guidelines and instructions for giving live presentations or pre-recorded presentations or virtual posters via Zoom:


About SHINE 2022

The past three years have been a challenging period for both community and public health care workers, nurses and scientists in the fight against COVID-19. In particular, the pandemic has brought about new innovations in communication and cost-cutting benefits in health informatics and nursing informatics and nursing. At the same time, the pandemic has strained hospital staff resources with particular drain on nursing. In Japan, a shortage of nurses existed prior to the pandemic: however, a report by McKinsey discovered that a workforce shortage of nurses is now growing in the US, and it is likely that is fast becoming a global issue. So, it is imperative that nursing education programs rethink how to meet this widening challenge for the healthcare industry.

The 3rd Asian Symposium on Health Informatics and Nursing Education – SHINE 2022 is being convened by INTESDA in affiliation with the the Parasitic Disease Research Center, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand and the Family Medical Co., Ltd., Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

With the theme Innovations in Nursing and Informatics, we welcome submissions of 250 words in English is Friday, August 12, 2022. Click on the button below to submit your proposal today!

SHINE 2022 Submission Application

  • Child Health, Pediatric, Neonatal, Maternal Nursing
  • Health and Medical Informatics
  • Life Sciences in the Fight Against COVID-19
  • Nursing Education and Practice
  • Nursing Science and Informatics
  • Nutrition, Malnutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy and Industrial Health
  • Roles and Risks of Nurses to Prevent COVID-19
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Other Areas of Nursing and Health Informatics

ALPHA 2022 Submission Guidelines

Who Should Attend

SHINE 2022 welcomes nurses, medical and science academics, researchers, health policy administrators, public health professionals, social workers to contribute to this symposium.

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Program Committee

  • Takayuki YamadaHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Takayuki Yamada
    INTESDA, Japan

    Mr. Yamada is a Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai, where he also served as a special adviser of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. Since 2011, he has organized and led multiple humanitarian and medical aid missions to India, Bhutan and elsewhere to assist with immunization efforts to eradicate polio and improve access to clean water and sanitation in rural areas. Mr. Yamada is also active in supervising activities and projects with friendship associations in central Japan aimed at strengthening ties with its diverse international community.

  • Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Michael Sasaoka-Alvord
    Executive Director, INTESDA,

    Michael oversees special programs, events and business development for INTESDA, which mobilizes ideas and raises awareness for sustainable development. Michael spent much of his formative and adolescent years growing up in Japan before returning to the USA where he excelled at San Diego State University and earned degrees in business and Japanese. Owing to his bi-cultural and bilingual heritage, Michael has spent the past twenty-five years working in education and training in Japan, which he now calls home. As a skilled Japanese-English interpreter, he recently worked for NBC during the Tokyo Olympics.

Review Committee

SHINE 2022 is an international, peer-reviewed symposium. 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, which is published in electronic format shortly after the symposium.

Chairs and Speakers


Review Chair
Nathkapach Rattanapitoon, Ph.D.,  Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Dr. Rattanapitoon is a leading researcher in the fight against Liver Fluke — a Neglected Tropical Disease, which kills more than 20,000 people each year in Thailand.  He is a faculty member in the Institute of Medicine at Suranaree University of Technology Hospital, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. His research interests include: Parasitology, Epidemiology, Public Health, Bioinformatics, Genetics and Gastroenterology.  He earned his doctoral degree in Biomedical Science, his MSc in Medical Parasitology and BSc in Public Health at Khon Kaen University in Thailand and BSc in Occupational Health at Sukhotai Thammathirath Open University in Thailand.

19-5-2017-photo-3Review Co-Chair 
Soraya Schawanya Rattanapitoon, M.D., FCFP
Institute of Medicine, Suranaree University
of Technology, Thailand

Dr. Soraya Schawanya Rattanapitoon serves as an Associate Professor and is the Chair of the Department Research Unit in the Department of Family Medicine in the Institute of Medicine of Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. She earned her M.D. (General Practice) from the Faculty of Medicine at Khon Kaen University, Thailand. In addition, she holds a Fellowship (FCFP) in Family Medicine from The Royal College of Family Physician of Thailand. Dr. Kaewpitoon has earned multiple certificates from some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world, including a Certificate in Applied Epidemiology from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; a Certificate in Global Health: A Biosocial Perspective from Harvard University, USA; and a Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

Her research interests include, but are not limited to, Epidemiology and Public Health, Global Health, Behavioral Medicine, Epidemiology, Medical Education, Family Medicine, Opisthorchiasis, Preventive Medicine, Health Promotion, Gastroenterology, Cholangiocarcinoma, Health Services Research, Incidence, Public Health, Disease Control and E-Learning for Epidemiology & Statistics.


  • 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
  • Nathkapach Rattanapitoon, Ph.D., Faculty of Public Health, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  • Soraya Schawanya Rattanapitoon, M.D., Institute of Medicine, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand