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The Conference is composed of opening keynote speech
and nine workshops

■ Keynote Speech “Ecology of Influenza Viruses ―for the control of avian influenza and preparedness for pandemic influenza―”

Date: Sat. 19th July 10:30 ~ 12:30

Venue: Kairaku Banquet Room

SpeakerHiroshi KIDA, DVM, PhD (Member of the Japan Academy / Distinguished Professor, Hokkaido University / Head, Research Center for Zoonosis Control / Head, OIE World Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza / Head, WHO Collaborating Centre for Zoonoses Control)

Symposium Ⅰ “Zoonoses Within Our Living Environment”

Date: Sat.19th July 13:30 ~ 16:30

Venue: Waraku Meeting Room

Organiser: Society for Zoonoses Research

Purpose: Except for cats and dogs, many pet animals such as small birds, reptiles (turtles, snakes, lizards etc.), amphibian (flogs, salamanders etc.), and tropical fish are raised in human society. We are organizing six lectures, namely 1. Current trends of zoonoses, 2. Rabies, 3. Salmonellosis, 4. Dermatophytosis, 5. Echinococcosis, 6. Control of infectious diseases in the symposium “Zoonoses around living environment”. We hope the symposium will bring correct awareness about zoonoses for our happy lives with pets.

ChairpersonSoichi MARUYAMA (Professor, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University)

1. “Current Zoonoses Trends”: Satoru ARAI (Senior Researcher, Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
2. “Rabies (dogs)”: Satoshi INOUE (Chief, Laboratory of Transmission Control of Zoonosis, Department of Veterinary Science, National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
3. “Salmonellosis (reptiles)”: Hideki HAYASHIDANI (Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
4. “Dermatophytosis (dogs and cats)”: Ayako SANO (Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus)
5. “Echinococcosis (dogs and foxes)”: Yuzaburo OKU (Professor, Tottori University, Faculty of Agriculture, Joint Department of Veterinary Medicine)
6. “Control of Infectious Diseases”: Kazuko FUKUSHIMA (Deputy Director, Tuberculosis and Infectious Disease Control Division, Health Service Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

Sympojium Ⅱ “Animals Unlock People’s Hearts ~ CAPP Activities Exceed 15,000 Sessions


Date: Sat.19th July 13:30 ~ 16:30

Venue: Kitano Meeting Room

Organiser: Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA) 

Purpose: JAHA (Japanese Animal Hospital Association) began its Companion Animal Partnership Program (CAPP) in 1986. Since then it has provided AAA (Animal Assisted Activity), AAT (Animal Assisted Therapy) or AAE (Animal Assisted Education) on more than 15,000 separate occasions across these three fields. Through such activities it is clear that even regular companion animals living in ordinary homes with their owners (the volunteers) can make a major contribution to the people’s welfare, medicine and education.

ChairpersonHirohisa TOTSUKA (Chairperson, CAPP Committee, Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA) )

Supporting Company: Royal Canin Japon

1. “People and Pets Partnership〜The Benefits of Living with Pets,- Animal Asisted Activities”: Thomas E. CATANZARO, DVM, MHA, LFACHE (CEO, Veterinary Consulting International)
2. “About Allergies” Koji YAMAOKA (Director of Yamaoka Pediatric Allergies Clinic)
3. “Dog Visits to a Pediatric Cancer Ward”: Yuri OKIMOTO (Medical Doctor, Head of the Department of Hematology and Oncology, Chiba Children’s Hospital)
4. “What type of animal takes part in AAA, AAT or AAE activities? (The standards required of the therapy dogs, etc. ).”: Hiroko SHIBANAI (Advisor, Japan Animal Hospital Association (JAHA) / Director, Akasaka Animal Hospital)

Symposium Ⅲ The Cycle of Violence: The Connection Between Violence to Humans and Animals

Date: Sat.19th July 13:30 ~ 16:30

Venue: Ikuta Meeting Room

Organiser: Japan Animal Welfare Society, Japanese Coalition for Animal Welfare

Purpose: In recent years the idea of including animal abuse in the contemplation of violent acts toward human beings is gaining wider acceptance. An attempt to consider acts of animal abuse coexisting with child abuse, DV, the abuse of the elderly as well as with other violent crimes will be made with input from professionals in the field.

Chairperson: Keiko YAMAZAKI (Founder, Companion Animal Study Group ‘Go’) 

1. “Species-Spanning Violence Prevention: How Addressing the Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence Can Improve Social Capital and Reduce Human and Animal Suffering”: Phil ARKOW (Coordinator, National Link Coalition)
2. “Associations Between Antisocial Behaviors and Animal Abuse —Why Animal Abuse Should be Perceived as a Risk Factor for Antisocial Behaviors—”: Sakiko YAMAZAKI  Ph.D. (Companion Animal Study Group ‘Go’ )

Symposium Ⅳ Always Together —A Great Society Providing Excellent Owner Support

Date: Sun.20th July 10:00 ~ 13:00

Venue: Ikuta Meeting Room

Organise: Secretariat

Purpose: Pet owners in Japan are supported by two key pillars of society, ‘industry’ and ‘welfare’. But our population will soon comprise 40% elderly and 37% single people. So a great challenge is arising to support a society in which people and animals are together all the time. Our discussions will consider and forecast the great potential and bright future ahead for people and animals.

ChairpersonKayoko TOMINAGA (Board Chairperson, PIIA Knots)

Supporting Company: Nestle Japan Ltd., Nestle Purina PetCare

1. “Amagasaki City Animal Care Fund Act”: Masanori TAHARA (Veterinarian / Chief Clerk for Animal Care, Health Preservation Division, Amagasaki City)
2. “Improving the Social Status of Companion Animals (tentative)”: Taisei HOSOIDO (Veterinarian / Occupational Director, Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA), President, VR ENGINE Inc.)
3. “Investigating Ownership Today” Ryoji NISHIZAWA (Secretary General, Japan Association For Promoting Harmonization Between People and Pets (HAPP))
4. “What can we do to realize a society with greater happiness if we approach the question of cats and dogs taken to local administrations in mind?”: Mari YUKI (Veterinarian / Assistant Manager at Kobe City Sanitation Inspection Office)
5. “Towards ‘Always Together’ Society — the approach from the Business”: Tomoyuki OGATA (Distribution Journalist / Chief Editor, monthly publication ‘2020 Value Creator’)
6. “tentative”: Takeshi SHIMANO

Symposium Ⅴ One World, One Health —What is Happening in Polar Areas?

Date: Sun.20th July 10:00 ~ 13:00

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Organiser: The Japanese Society of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Japan Bear Network

Purpose: Environmental change has a big impact on much of our wildlife world-wide. Global warming has already caused dramatic change to the polar environments, and the wildlife has suffered, including polar bears. We will be sharing information about what is happening at these distant sites, and consider how to secure our future.

ChairpersonToshio TSUBOTA (Professor, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University)

1. “Losing an Arctic icon: Polar bears and disappearing sea ice” Andrew DEROCHER (Professor, University of Alberta, Canada)
2. “Journey to the Northwoods in search of wildlife” Hidehiro OTAKE (Photographer, Freelance)
3. “Panel Discussion” Toshio TSUBOTA, Andrew DEROCHER, Hidehiro OTAKE, Koji YAMAZAKI (Senior Curator, Ibaraki Nature Museum Research Office), Daisuke FUKUI (Researcher, NPO EnVision Environmental Preservation Office)

Symposium Ⅵ Damage to the Livestock Industry Caused by Wild Animals


Date: Sun.20th July 10:00 ~ 13:00

Venue: Waraku Meeting Room

Organiser: Japanese Society for Applied Animal Behaviour

Purpose: The damage caused by wild animals to agriculture and forestry has become a major social issue. In recent years damage to animal industry sites, such as livestock and feed production sites, has also been recognized. This symposium will discuss th e actual damage to animal industry sites and the relationship this has with agriculture and forestry damage. Potential measures to tackle the problems and ways to co-exist with wild animals will be considered.

Chairperson: Yusuke EGUCHI(Chief Researcher, NARO Western Region Agricultural Research Center)

1. “Introduction of Wildlife damages on livestock industry”: Hidearu TSUKADA(Senior Researcher, NARO Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science)
2. “Wildlife damage management based on ethology”: large sized mammals: Hironori UEDA(Senior Researcher, NARO Western Region Agricultural Research Center)
3. “Wildlife damage management based on ethology”: medium sized mammals: Masuo FURUYA(Director of Wildlife Management, Saitama Prefectural Agriculture and Forestry Research Center)

Symposium Ⅶ Advanced Veterinarian Technologies and Terminal Medical Care for Pets (incl. Euthanasia)


Date: Sun.20th July 14:00 ~ 17:00

Venue: Waraku Meeting Room

Organiser: Japan Veterinary Medical Association

Supporting Company: DS Pharma Animal Health Co., Ltd.

Purpose: With pets now being regarded as ‘members of the family’ and ‘members of society’, expectations for the quality and options of their medical treatment have risen. Veterinarian doctors, nurses and owners will come together at this symposium to discuss the more advanced veterinarian technologies and care options now possible for treating terminally ill pets and providing a peaceful death (incl. euthanasia).

Chairperson: Taisei HOSOIDO (Veterinarian / Occupational Director, Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA) / President, VR ENGINE Inc.)

1. Taisei HOSOIDO (Veterinarian / Occupational Director, Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA), President / VR ENGINE Inc.)
2.“Highly Advanced Veterinary Medical Treatment and Terminal Care in Yokohama City”  Koichi FUJII (Director, Fujii Veterinary Medical Center / Board Member, Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA) / Board Member, Japanese Society of Veterinary Anesthesia & Surgery)
3. “The Veterinary Medical Care that Society Requires — From the Perspective of Managing Nighttime Emergency Veterinary Medical Care ” Yoshihisa HONDA (Director, Mew Animal Hospital, Board Director for Osaka City Veterinary Medical Association)
4. “Highly Advanced Medical Treatment and Terminal Care ~ From the Point of View of a Veterinary Nurse”: Ryoko TOMINAGA (Head of Veterinary Nurses, Neovets Veterinary Referral Center / Vice President, Japanese Veterinary Nursing Association)

Symposium Ⅷ < /strong>Stock raising Now! Food safety and animal welfare

Date: Sun.20th July 14:00 ~ 17:00

Venue: Kitano Meeting Room

Organiser: The Japanese Society of Veterinary Science

Purpose: Although achievement of food safety has long been called for in farm animal breeding, the situation where animal welfare must be taken into consideration is now imminent. In this symposium, we will be discussing on whether welfare of farm animals and safety of the animal products are a trade-off (or incompatible) or whether they can have a synergistic relationship, thereby addressing how the farm animal breeding of Japan should cope with the current situation.

ChairpersonTsutomu SEKIZAKI (Center Chief, Research Center for Food Safety, The University of Tokyo) /  Ro OSAWA (Center Chief, Research Center for Food Safety and Security, Kobe University)

1. “OIE Standards for Animal Welfare – contribution to food safety”: Tomoko ISHIBASHI (Veterinarian / OIE Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific)
2. “Cattle Production System and Animal Welfare”: Shusuke SATO (Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University)
3. “On-Farm Swine Welfare”: Yuzo KOKETSU (Professor, Meiji University, School of Agriculture)
4. “Poultry Farming and Animal Welfare”: Kozo TAKASE (Veterinarian / Professor at the Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University)
5. “Hyogo Prefecture’s Approach to Slaughterhouse Meat Hygiene Inspections”: Kenji TOMOHISA (Veterinarian / Secretary of the Consumer Living Department and Manager of the Life Hygiene Section, Health and Welfare Department of Hyogo Prefecture)

Symposium Ⅸ Teaching Children that All Life is Precious: Nara Prefecture’s Inochi Education

Date: Sun.20th July 14:00 ~ 17:00

Venue: Ikuta Meeting Room

Organiser: Nara Prefecture Uda Animal Park Promotion Office, Japan Animal Welfare Society, PIIA Knots

Purpose: Nara Prefecture’s “Inochi” Life Education Program helps children to build greater empathy and consideration for life in all its various forms. We will discuss the process of the program, its evaluation, and how it can build a more healthy future for both people and animals.

ChairpersonMasahiro AMAGASE (An associate professor of psychology at Nara Women’s University)

Supporting Company: Mars Japan Ltd.

1. “Experiential education in Humane and Animal Welfare education…  International perspective on the Cutting Edge approach to Humane Education.”: Michael E. KAUFMANN (Director, Sam and Myra Ross Institute Nature Based Programs at Green Chimneys)/Miyako KINOSHITA (Education Program Manager, Green Chimneys Farm and wildlife Center Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys)
2. “Nara Prefecture “Inochi Life Education Program Project”: Keiko FUJII (Veterinarian / Assistant Manager at Nara Prefecture Katsuragi Health Center)
3. “Case studies from“Inochi” Life Education Program”: Sumie KODERA (Veterinarian / Assistant Section Chief, Wakayama Prefecture Animal Welfare Center)
4. 2~3 case studies from“Inochi” (Life) Education Program and Panel Discussion

■ Poster Session


Part 1: Saturday 19th July, 10:00~18:00 *breaks: 12:30~13:30 and 16:30~18:00 

Part 2 : Sunday 20th July, 10:00~17:00 (end of conference) *break: 13:00~14:00