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Information on International Symposium in Forest Medicine

Last Updated:November 24, 2017

The international symposium in Forest Medicine will be held in Tokyo, Japan next year. It is organized by the Society for Forest Medicine in Japan, the International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine (INFOM) and the annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Hygiene ( from March 22 to March 25, 2018. http://www.jsh88.umin.ne.jp/index.html). The information is as follows:

Date and time: March 24, 13:00-15:00
Title of the symposium: The new trends on Forest Medicine in the World
Chairpersons
Qing Li, MD, PhD (Dr. Nippon Medical School Hospital, Vice-President of INFOM)
Won Sop Shin, PhD (Professor, Chungbuk National University, former Minister of Korea Forest Service, Vice-President of INFOM)
Symposists and themes
1. A ten-year history of the Society for Forest Medicine in Japan and future prospects on Forest Medicine in the world
Qing Li, MD, PhD (Dr. Nippon Medical School Hospital, Vice-President of INFOM)
2. The current situation of forest therapy base and forest therapist in Japan
Takahide Kagawa, PhD (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan)
3. The new trends and future prospects on Forest Medicine in China
Guofu Wang, MD, PhD (Prof. Zhejiang Hospital, Geriatrics Research Institute of Zhejiang Province)
4. The new trends and future prospects on Forest Medicine in Korea
Won Sop Shin, PhD (Professor, Chungbuk National University, former Minister of Korea Forest Service, Vice-President of INFOM)
5. The new findings on Forest Medicine in Korea
Bum-Jin Park, PhD (Prof. Chungnam National University)
6. Role of INFOM in promotion of world Forest Medicine research
Michiko Imai, MD, PhD (President of INFOM), Qing Li, MD, PhD (Vice-President of INFOM), Hiroko Ochiai, MD, PhD (Secretory of INFOM)
We also will plan a forest medicine workshop after the symposium on March 25 in Okutama forest therapy base, which is located in Tokyo suburb (http://okutama-therapy.com/) for the foreign participants who want to get a certification of physician/forest therapist in Forest Medicine issued by INFOM.

The total cost is 100,000 Japanese Yen, which will include the following fees:
1. Free to attend the symposium on March 24 and the annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Hygiene from March 22 to March 25, 2018,
2. Round-trip transfers:
Departure from the Venue of symposium to Okutama forest therapy base on March 24 after the symposium.
Return from Okutama forest therapy base to the central Tokyo on March 25 after the forest medicine workshop.
3. Accommodation fee for one night at Okutama forest therapy base,
4. Fees of three meals: dinner on March 24, breakfast and lunch on March 25,
5. Certificate issuance fee.
If you are a medical doctor, please show your medical doctor's license.
We will issue a certification of physician in Forest Medicine for a medical doctor and will issue a certificate of completion for people who do not hold a medical doctor's license.
These symposium and workshop are open not only for doctor but also for anyone interested in forest medicine.

The deadline for applying the forest medicine workshop in Okutama forest therapy base is January 31, 2018.
Please send an email to info@infom.org and CC to ochiai@fb-studio.jp before January 31, 2018.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Tokyo in March, 2018.


Secretariat of INFOM
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