4th Annual Meeting Organized by the Japanese Society of Forest Medicine

Report on the Society’s activities for 2009 and discussion of future activities

DateMay 9th, 2010, from 17:30~19:30
Place Sendai International Center
Convener Society of Forest Medicine
Qing Li, MD, PhD (Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Nippon Medical School)

At this academic meeting, in following from the measures proposed at the Osaka International House on March 26th, we planned and executed:

  1. The 77th Symposium regarding “Validating the Healing Effects of Forest Bathing Trips from a Scientific Perspective” by the Japanese Society for Hygiene in Osaka, in March 2007, and
  2. the 78th Symposium regarding “Trends in Forest Bathing Research in Korea, Japan, and the World” by the Japanese Society for Hygiene in Kumamoto, in March 2008, and
  3. the 79th Symposium regarding “Searching for the Mechanisms Behind the Healthful Effects of Forest Bathing” by the Japan Society for Hygiene in Tokyo, in March 2009.

Based on the above, the objectives of this academic meeting’s free assembly are as follows:

  1. To gather more members through further meetings
  2. To exchange ideas and opinions with other members and provide gathering places for future meetings.
  3. To discuss past and future activities, and consider the best ways to promote the Society.


  1. Report on the Society’s activities over the previous year
  2. Exchange of ideas and opinions between members
  3. PR for academic meetings
  4. Discussion of upcoming activities
  5. We are currently accepting additional topic submissions (Deadline: January 10, 2010)
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