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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 (Kobe University)
[Vice President]
Yoji Saito (Shimane University Faculty Of Medicine)
[Secretary general]
Akihiro Tokoro (National Hospital Organization Kinki-chuo Chest Medical Center)
[Directors]
Harue Arao (Osaka University)
Etsuko Aruga (Teikyo University School of Medicine)
Yuya Ise (Nippon Medical School Hospital)
Akira Inoue (Tohoku University)
Hiroshi Ueno (Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine)
Keiichi Uemura (Hokkaido Medical Center)
Yosuke Uchitomi (National Cancer Center)
Iwao Osaka (HITO Medical Center)
Asao Ogawa (National Cancer Center Hospital East)
Hideyuki Kashiwagi (Iizuka Hospital)
Masashi Kato (National Cancer Center)
Yusuke Kimura (Iwate Medical University)
Toshifumi Kosugi (Saga-ken Medical Centre Koseikan)
Satofumi Shimoyama (Aichi Cancer Center Hospital)
Naohito Shimoyama (The Jikei University)
Ryuichi Sekine (Kameda Medical Center)
Keiko Tamura (Kyoto University)
Jun Nagayama (Hamanomachi Hospital)
Saori Hashiguchi (Keio University)
Takashi Higashiguchi (Fujita Health University)
Yuka Fujiwara (Kobe University Hospital)
Miki Hosoya (National Cancer Center Hospital)
Jyunji Matsuoka (Okayama University Hospital)
Mitsunori Miyashita (Tohoku University)
Shigeki Yamaguchi (Dokkyo Medical University)
Tatsuo Yamamoto (Kumamoto University Hospital)
Ryo Yamamoto (Saku Central Hospital Advanced Care Center)
[Specially Appointed Directors]
Nobuya Akizuki (Komagome Hospital)
Keiko Ota (Shimane University Hospital)
[Auditors]
Hajime Kagaya (College of Proper Use and Preventing Abuse of Controlled Drugs)
Toyoshi Hosokawa (Rakuwakai Marutamachi 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:12,509(As of Nov 1, 2018)
Breakdown by profession

Doctors: 6,118 (48.8%)
Dentists: 53 (0.4%)
Nurses: 4,522 (36.2%)
Pharmacists: 1,053 (8.4%)
MSWs: 99 (0.8%)
rehabilitation specialist : 223 (1.8%)
psychologist: 132 (1.1%)
dietitian: 62 (0.5%)
dental hygienist: 15 (0.1%)
Others: 232 (1.9%)