Workshop Ⅰ “Zoonoses: Diseases that Transmitted from Pet  and Humans in Daily Life”

Organizer:Society for Zoonoses Research
Purpose:The aim of this workshop is to disseminate knowledge and prevention of zoonoses that be transmitted from pet animals in daily life.

Workshop  Ⅱ “‘Human Animal Bond
Lecture Workshop : Tiger Place and Representative Animal Therapy Activities in Japan'”

Organizer:Japanese Animal Hospital Association
Purpose:Tiger Place is an innovative residential institution at which the people living there can keep pets. Tiger Place offers us an excellent case study for learning about the Human Animal Bond. Dr. Johnson will lecture about the advantages enjoyed by Tiger Place.
Supporting Company:ROYAL CANIN JAPON

Workshop  Ⅲ “Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake for Future Animal Rescue Operations in Times of Emergency ~ Necessity for Legal Backing and Preparations in Normal Times”

Organizer:Japan Animal Welfere Society
Supporting Company:Mars Japan Limited

Workshop  Ⅳ “Always Be Together:
Protecting the Normality of Daily Life for Owners and Pets”

Purpose:This workshop will make suggestions for future social policies in Japan that govern owners and their companion animals, from the point of view of ‘Protecting the Normality of Daily Life for Citizens’. The issues will be addressed with reference to disaster emergencies, both those already experienced and those that may occur unexpectedly at any time.
Supporting Company:Nestle Japan Limited   Netle Purina PetCare

Workshop  Ⅴ “One World, One Health”

Organizer:Japan Society of Zoo and Wildlife medicine
Purpose:Based on the concept ‘One World, One Health’, we will focus on ecosystem health issues. We will thereby remind ourselves of how human health is dependent on the health of all other living things and our environment, and contemplate the lifestyle we need to follow in the future.

Workshop  Ⅵ “The Current Situation Concerning the Handling of Animals Affected by the Great East japan Earthquake – Considering Material Contamination.”

organizer:Japan Veterinary Medical Association
Purpose:Every time a great disaster has struck, our vets have been called to action to handle the victim animals, backed by the warm support of many people. With every new disaster we have at least gained some valuable new expertise, skills and insights to guide our activities for the next time. However, the overwhelming scale of the damage wrought by the Great East Japan Earthquake was so enormous that we could barely make any dent in the recovery, even with all our collected and combined knowledge resources.  Furthermore, we have been forced to confront a new enemy, the radiation pollution from the nuclear power plant accidents.  So, at this workshop we would like to report on the current progress of the animal rescue operations and consider how we can make use of the new experience gained to better serve future efforts. 

Workshop  Ⅶ 
“Coping with Increasing Diversity in the Medical Treatment of Animals”

Organizer:Japan Veterinary Medical Association
Purpose:Within our complex relationships with animals, which relate directly to the environment, welfare, and hygiene, the requirements being placed on veterinarian medicine are changing. This workshop will reveal the increasing diversity needed for handling veterinarian medical treatment.

Workshop  Ⅷ   “Food Safety”

Purpose:A considerable number of years have passed since the words “food safety and security” first entered into widespread public circulation. While it is said that safety and security are different things, the two words have become as inseparable in many people’s minds as the faces of the god Janus. In the livestock field, infectious diseases that spread internationally such as foot-and-mouth disease and avian influenza complicate the task of ensuring the stable supply of food, while pathogens such as the Escherichia coli 0-157 recently found in yukhoe (a raw beef dish), the prions that cause BSE, etc., and radioactive contamination, which is currently gathering public attention, are problems related to the safety of food. Moreover, food security and safety are often confused with each other and considered as a single issue. In any event, there is a severe problem with regard to what level of risk people are willing to accept given that there is no such thing as a “zero” risk. In order to obtain the kind of reliability we call “security”, rather than trying to enforce a myth of safety, it is necessary for consumers to demand a reasonable response to their concerns and to obtain preventive knowledge. In this address, I would like once again to discuss the problems of food safety and the approaches to overcoming them. 

Work shop  Ⅸ “A Good Relationship with Dogs”

Organizer:Japan Kennel Club
Supporting Company :Mars Japan Limited
Perpose:The levels of relationship between human beings and dogs reflect the degrees of civilization of the country. The best country in the world must be the United Kingdom. How about Japan? ” Japan likely ranks relatively low among the developed nations concerning this relationship. According to a survey by Azabu University, only 20% of families keeping dogs are satisfied with the relationship between family members and their dogs. What is wrong?  We discuss every issue about keeping dogs.