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The international symposium in Forest Medicine

Date March 24 - 25, 2018
Place Tokyo Japan

What a success!

The international symposium in Forest Medicine has just concluded in Tokyo, Japan. This event was organized by the International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine (INFOM) from March 24 to March 25, 2018.

The international symposium focused on the new trends on Forest Medicine in the World. The event was chaired by Qing Li, MD, PhD (Dr. Nippon Medical School Hospital, Vice-President of INFOM) and Won Sop Shin, PhD (Professor, Chungbuk National University, former Minister of Korea Forest Service, Vice-President of INFOM).

Symposists and themes of the event:

  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)

Following the symposium, international delegates from Australia, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, the USA and other countries participated in the Forest Medicine workshop at the Okutama forest therapy base located in Tokyo suburb (http://okutama-therapy.com/). Delegates received a certificate of participation in Forest Medicine by INFOM.

The enthusiastic response and attendance by international participants reflected the growing interest in Forest Medicine as a preventative public health initiative.

INFOM is looking forward to grow the international cooperation and accreditation of a worldwide standard for Forest Medicine as a recognized preventative and clinical medicine.

INFOM would like to thank all the participants who attended this event in Japan.

A full report will be available online shortly.

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