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About JSPM
Objectives

The Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine will promote interdisciplinary and scientific study to develop Palliative Medicine, aiming at improving people’s quality of life for the entire period of cancer and other intractable diseases, from diagnosis to end-of-life care. Moreover, through the practice and education of Palliative Medicine, the Society aims to contribute to the development of medicine and welfare.

Activities
(1)
Organizing academic conventions and lecture meetings concerning Palliative Medicine
(2)
Organizing seminars, courses, workshops and so forth concerning Palliative Medicine
(3)
Promoting study and research into Palliative Medicine
(4)
Issuance of Palliative Medicine-related publications
(5)
Public relations, and dissemination and exchange of information on Palliative Medicine
(6)
Training and certifying specialists in Palliative Medicine
(7)
Providing support to Palliative Medicine-related organizations
(8)
Other activities as necessary to achieve the objectives of the Society
Types of membership
(1)
Regular members: Individuals who have become members of the Society in agreement with its objectives and have interest in its activities, education and study related to medicine and welfare
(2)
Associate members: Individuals and organizations who have become members of the Society to support the Society’s activities
(3)
Distinguished service members: Individuals recommenced by Directors or Representatives from among those who have made distinguished contribution to the Society, and approved by the Board of Directors, in accordance with the separate bylaws
(4)
Honorary members: Individuals or organizations approved by the Board of Directors as having made significant contribution to Palliative Medicine
Board member list
[President]
Toyoshi Hosokawa (Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine)
[Vice President]
Etsuko Aruga (Teikyo University School of Medicine)
[Secretary general]
Yoshiyuki Kizawa (Kobe University)
[Directors]
Nobuya Akizuki (Chiba Cancer center)
Harue Arao (Osaka University)
Keiichi Uemura (Sapporo City General Hospital)
Yosuke Uchitomi (National Cancer Center)
Iwao Osaka (Shizuoka Cancer Center)
Keiichiro Ohta (Nippon Medical School)
Shiro Katayama (Nippon Medical School Hospital)
Masashi Kato (National Cancer Center)
Kimiko Kawamura (Sapporo City University)
Yoshiyuki Kizawa (Kobe University)
Yoji Saito (Shimane University Faculty Of Medicine)
Mitsuru Shiokawa (Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital)
Satofumi Shimoyama (Aichi Cancer Center Hospital)
Naohito Shimoyama (The Jikei University)
Yusuke Takamiya (Showa University)
Chizuko Takigawa (KKR Sapporo medical center)
Keiko Tamura (Kyoto University)
Satoru Tsuneto (Kyoto University)
Akihiro Tokoro (National Hospital Organization Kinki-chuo Chest Medical Center)
Shiro Tomiyasu (Sasebo City General Hospital)
Nobuhisa Nakajima (University of the Ryukyus Hospital)
Saori Hashiguchi (Keio University)
Seiji Hattori (The Cancer Institute Hospital)
Takashi Higashiguchi (Fujita Health University)
Yuka Fujiwara (Kobe University Hospital)
Miki Hosoya (Center for Cancer Control and Information Services)
Tatsuo Yamamoto (Kumamoto University Hospital)
Ryo Yamamoto (Saku Central Hospital Advanced Care Center)
[Specially Appointed Directors]
Kanji Katayama (University of Fukui)
Keiko Ota (Shimane University Hospital)
[Auditors]
Atsuko Uchinuno (University of Hyogo)
Ryusei Saito (National Hospital Organization Nishigunma Hospital)
Yoshifumi Honke (Hiroshima Palliative Care Promotion Center)
[Honorary members]
Isamu Adachi, Satoshi Ebihara, Michio Ogawa, Tadao kakizoe, Tetsuo Kashiwagi, Minoru Kurihara, Motoharu Kondo, Akiyoshi Namiki, Kazuaki Hiraga, Tadao Nagayama
[Distinguished service members]
Masahito Okayasu, Misako Kojima, Noboru Kobayashi, Fumimaro Takaku, Fumikazu Takeda, Michitaka Nakura, Kiichiro Noda, Kikuro Nomoto
Number of members

Total number of members:12,337(As of Oct 2, 2017)
Breakdown by profession

Doctors: 5,947 (48.2%)
Dentists: 53 (0.4%)
Nurses: 4,484 (36.4%)
Pharmacists: 1,077 (8.7%)
MSWs: 87 (0.7%)
rehabilitation specialist : 231 (1.9%)
psychologist: 134 (1.1%)
dietitian: 59 (0.5%)
dental hygienist: 16 (0.1%)
Others: 249 (2.0%)