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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]

Yoshiyuki Kizawa (University of Tsukuba Hospital)

[Vice President]

Keiko Tamura (Kyoto University)

[Secretary general]

Akihiro Tokoro (National Hospital Organization Kinki-chuo Chest Medical Center)

[Vice Secretary general]

Satofumi Shimoyama (Aichi Cancer Center Hospital)

[Directors]

Harue Arao (Osaka University)
Etsuko Aruga (Teikyo University School of Medicine)
Yuya Ise (Nippon Medical School Hospital)
Akira Inoue (Tohoku University)
Keiichi Uemura (Tonan Hospital)
Asao Ogawa (National Cancer Center Hospital East)
Hideyuki Kashiwagi (Iizuka Hospital)
Masashi Kato (National Cancer Center)
Koichiro Kobayashi (Kurobe City Hospital)
Yoji Saito (Shimane University Faculty of Medicine)
Takeshi Sasara (Tomishiro Central Hospital)
Mitsuru Shiokawa (Seirei Yokohama Hospital)
Toshiaki Shinomiya (Nara Medical University Hospital)
Ryuichi Sekine (Kameda Medical Center)
Nobuhisa Nakajima (University of the Ryukyus Hospital)
Saori Hashiguchi (Keio University)
Jun Hamano (University of Tsukuba)
Eriko Hayashi (Yokohama City University)
Takayuki Hisanaga (Tsukuba Medical Center Hospital)
Yuka Fujiwara (Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Nursing Art and Science, University of Hyogo)
Keiko Mamiya (Shinshu University Hospital)
Mitsunori Miyashita (Tohoku University)
Shigeki Yamaguchi (Dokkyo Medical University)
Keiichi Yamasaki (Bell Land General Hospital)
Ryo Yamamoto (Saku Central Hospital Advanced Care Center)
Nobuyuki Yotani (National Center for Child Health and Development)

[Auditors]

Keiko Eguchi (Social medical corporation Hakuaikai Sagara Hospital)
Hajime Kagaya (Shonan University of Medical Sciences)
Toyoshi Hosokawa (Rakuwakai Marutamachi Hospital)

[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:12,241(As of April 4, 2022)
Breakdown by profession

  • Doctors: 6,373 (52.0%)
  • Dentists: 45 (0.4%)
  • Nurses: 4,265 (34.8%)
  • Pharmacists: 918 (7.5%)
  • MSWs: 80 (0.7%)
  • rehabilitation specialist : 166 (1.4%)
  • psychologist: 121 (1.0%)
  • dietitian: 53 (0.4%)
  • Others: 220 (1.8%)

Congress Information

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