The 2nd International Conference on Healthcare, SDGs and Social Business
The UN has defined sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be achieved by the year 2030. These goals focus on reducing social inequalities in healthcare, education, income, and promoting environmental sustainability. SDGs can be advanced by developing Technologies that complement local needs and resources in lower income countries.
The title of the conference is “Innovation in Universal Healthcare: how to reach the unreached communities”. Four experts representing the government, industry and academia (WHO, JICA, Kyushu University, and Integrity Healthcare) have been agreed to share their knowledge in their keynote sessions. We are also organizing a thrilling workshop on “Social Business” for the students who will be interested in become social change makers. Renowned speakers will discuss the technical challenges, policy restrictions and cultural barriers to provide healthcare services for all. Researchers will share their findings in improving healthcare service delivery in unreached communities in developing countries and the aging communities in both developing and developed nations in forms of presentations and poster demonstrations.
I hope this conference will provide an opportunity to gather exciting knowledge.
General Chair, Conference Committee
Associate Professor, Kyushu University, Japan
Fukuoka City lies on the northern coast of Kyushu, the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan. The population of the city is approximately 1.4 million people, making it the 8th largest city in Japan. Being the closest major city in Japan to the Korean Peninsula and China, Fukuoka has from ancient times been a gateway for economic and cultural exchanges with its Asian neighbors. On the basis of these historical and geographical links, the city is working hard on many levels to strengthen its relationships with the rest of Asia, towards the goal of becoming a "focal point for the exchange of Asia" .
About the Workshop: Participants will be able to: 1) understand the roadmap to start a social business 2) acquire practical tools to do so 3) gain a selected pool of social innovation resources for further development This workshop will take participants from building a common understanding of social business to learning how to use the […]Click for more information on 'Workshop on Social Business'
Keynote 1: Where are we from and where are we going? -Perspectives of Human Health and a Sustainable Society Speaker: Dr. Tetsukazu Yahara, Director, Institute of Decision Science for a Sustainable Society, Kyushu University Keynote 2: Global Health Challenges for Achieving UHC/SDGs and Required Social and Technological Innovations Speaker: Dr. Ryoma Kayano, Technical Officer, WHO […]Click for more information on 'Keynote Speech'
Title: Value Creation via Innovation to Solve Social Problems Abstract: The starting point of Omron Corporation could be described as: “venturing spirit”; it can be defined as the driving force to push boundaries to the very edge and never stop improving. Our business style is based on technology creation to help provide solutions through various components […]Click for more information on 'Corporate Speech over Lunch'
This session is built around the proposition that certain attributes exist outside the boundaries of an organization but within a region that contributes to the competitiveness, viability, and effectiveness of an organization / new venture. This type of thinking is often applied to the analysis of entrepreneurial ecosystems. An ecosystem is an inter-connected collection of actors, institutions, social structures, […]Click for more information on 'Session 1: Building the Social Business Enterprise Ecosystem'
Dr.Poonchai Chitanuntavitaya, MD founder of Social Health Enterprise (SHE) since 2012, will execute this session. Dr.Poonchai is a cardiologist who response to implementing Universal Health Coverage program in Thailand 16 years ago. He has been working as director of National Health Security Office (NHSO), Bangkok branch for 4 years. SHE as Social Enterprise were interested in […]Click for more information on 'Special Session: Spiritual Health'
This session will present the recent development in the area of healthcare and technology. Speakers from academia, industries will share their recent findings. Session Chair: Prof. Naoki Nakashima Speakers: 1. Prof. Takeshi Yamakawa, Founding Director of Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute (FLSI) 2. Prof. Michiko Moriyama, Hiroshima University 3. Dr. Sozo Inoue, Kyushu Institute of Technology […]Click for more information on 'Session-2: Innovations in Healthcare'
Professor Masaharu Okada, Executive Director, Yunus & Shiiki Social Business Research Center, Kyushu University, will welcome all the participants on the second day of the conference. In his short presentation, he will focus on social business activities of Yunus & Shiiki Social Business Research Center of Kyushu University.Click for more information on 'Welcome Note'
Keynote 1: Towards Sustainable and Innovative Universal Healthcare (UHC) Speaker: Dr. Takao Toda, Vice President for Human Security and Global Health, JICA Keynote 2: Starting from Fukuoka, Needs of Telemedicine in Aging Society Speaker: Dr. Shinsuke Muto, CEO, Integrity HealthcareClick for more information on 'Keynote Speech'
Session Chair: Dr. Hiroshi Nakajima Presenters: Prof. Edmund Soji Otabe Abstract: Kyushu Institute of Technology and University of Rajshahi in Bangladesh have signed an inter-university agreement on Feb. 2017. And then, Kyushu Institute of Technology invited 10 students of University of Rajshahi by using Sakura Science Plan of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) on […]Click for more information on 'Session-3.1: Expert Presentations'
In this session, following researchers will present their research works through oral presentations. Presentation time: 12 minutes Q&A: 5 minutes Session Chair: Dr. Mariko Nishikitani Paper Title: Improving Health Services Using Mathematical Model and Computational Tools Authors: Manuel Alejandro Betancourt, Angelina Lázaro Alquezar, and Alberto Colino Paper Title: SALAH Elderly Motion Therapy to Increase Mobility Status of the Elderly […]Click for more information on 'Session 3.2: Paper Presentations'
In this session, following researchers will present their research works through oral presentations. Presentation time: 12 minutes Q&A: 5 minutes Session Chair: Dr. Shigemi Ishida Paper Title: The Poblem of Heavy Metals in Fishes From the Kazaure Dams in Jigawa State Authors: Otokiti Jimoh Paper Title: Assessing Resilience of Urban Communities in Kabul City Authors: Shabir Ahmad […]Click for more information on 'Session 3.3: Paper Presentations'
Title: Sunpower’s Recycle Tyre/Parts Business in Developing Countries Speaker: Mr. Takuya Kawamura, President, Sunpower CorporationClick for more information on 'Corporate Speech over Lunch'
Researchers who have submitted their research works (short paper) in the area of Healthcare, SDGs and Social Business and got acceptance will visualize their works through posters. It will be a good opportunity for knowledge acquisition by exploring to different research works and learning from the corresponding authors. List of poster presenters are as follows: Healthcare Professionals’ […]Click for more information on 'Poster Session'
Title: Elderly Friendly Physical Exercises Suitable for Urban Bangladesh About this session: Aging is associated with declines in activities of daily living and physical function that can lead to physical impairment, disability, and loss of independence (Spirduso, 2005). An optimum and regular physical exercise programs along with an appropriate caloric intake may offset aging-associated declines in […]Click for more information on 'Special Session: Physical Health'
Objective: The objective of the session is to discuss the current status of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the world: What exactly UHC is, how to achieve it, how to monitor and evaluate the success of the UHC goal. Four speakers will share the UHC status of their own areas, discuss their technical contribution […]Click for more information on 'Session-4: Healthcare Case Studies in Asia/Africa'
Professor Hiroto Yasuura, Executive Vice President of Kyushu University, will express his thanksgiving speech to all the participants from different parts of the world. He will welcome all the participants to start the networking party over dinner.Click for more information on 'Networking Party'