ICAC KOBE 2015 Symposium



Symposium 1
Emergency evacuation with animals —Sample Plans for Evacuation and Sheltering

Date: Sun. 19th July 14:30~17:30
Venue: Convention Hall
Organiser: Executive Committee
Purpose: Recently it was proposed by the Japanese government (Ministry of the Environment) that we should be the emergency evacuation with household pet on the occasion of an urgent disaster. Not only the evacuation provides both relief of human beings and the animal, but also it makes difficult for an owner to evacuate and the public health problems by a left animal when we cannot evacuate with the animal. In this symposium, we consider concrete measures in regard to emergency evacuation with past case studies.

Chair: Kazumi SASAI (Osaka Prefecture University, School of Veterinary Science, Director for Academic Affairs, Professor/Osaka University, Graduate school of Engineering Invited Professor/Auditor secretary, Osaka Veterinary Medical Association/D.V.M., Ph.D.)

1. “Future Effort in Consideration of the Situation of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake”
    Mikio SUGIHARA (Chief of Hyogo Prefecture Animal Welfare Center, Awaji Office)

2. “The Guidelines for the pet animals at Times of Disaster”
    Katsuya TERAI (Environmental Health and Food Hygiene Division Shizuoka Prefectural Government)

3.“Response to Animals Evacuated with their Owners During the Chuetsu Earthquake —Allowing Animals into Evacuation Areas and Temporary Housing”
    Jun TOOYAMA (Niigata Prefecture Animal Rights Protection Center, Assistant Counsellor)“Appropriate relation with a pet in catastrophic disaster”

4. “Appropriate relation with a pet in catastrophic disaster”
Kazuyoshi OHNISHI (Dr. of Engineering, Associate Professor; Architecture and Urban Safety Planning Laboratory, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Architecture, Kobe University)

5. “Necessity and preparing for evacuation with pets in case of emergency”
   Chizuko YAMAGUCHI (Japan Animal Welfare Society, Special Adviser)


■Symposium 2
“Recent Topics of Zoonosis

Date: Mon. 20th July 10:00~13:00
Venue: Convention Hall
Organiser: Society for Zoonosis Research
Purpose: Recently, infectious diseases are spreading in world wide. These main infectious diseases are emerging infectious diseases and re-emerging infectious diseases. In this symposium, recent topics of zoonosis, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Dengue fever, Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) and the policies of zoonosis by the Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare will be discussed.

Chair: Hiroshi YOSHIDA (Honorary Director, Himeno Hospital)

1.“Ebola in West Africa: A clinician’s point of view”
    Yasuyuki KATO, MD, MPH (Chief, Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections, Disease Control and Prevention Center, National Center for Global Health and Medicine)

2. “Re-emerging dengue epidemic and prevention in Japan”
    Tomohiko TAKASAKI, MD, PhD (Chief, Vector-borne Virus Laboratory, National Institute of Infectious Diseases)

3. “Protect your pets, protect yourself; Lessons from recent research on tick-borne severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome”
    Ken MAEDA, Ph.D., D.V.M. (Professor, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Yamaguchi University)

4. “Measures and Actions by Japan’s Health Ministry to Recent Zoonosis Events”
    Shoji MIYAGAWA, DVM.MS. (Director, Infectious Diseases Information Surveillance Division, Health Bureau, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, JAPAN)


■Symposium 3
“To strengthen the Japanese Livestock Industry’s capacity for disaster management”

Date: Mon. 20th July 10:00~13:00
Venue: Lounge
Organiser: Executive Committee
Purpose: When faced with a natural disaster, the Japanese livestock industry was asked by many citizens to save livestock animals. They are bred to support our lifestyles and we must consider this role when dealing with disaster management.
However, assisting the evacuation of these animals affected by the disaster is not an easy task for a multitude of reasons, so it is important to recognize risks in advance and constantly endeavor to minimize the effect on livestock even if they are struck directly by a natural disaster. In this session, we will discuss how to find a suitable solution for the Japanese livestock industry.

Chair: Kenji OYAMA (Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University)

1. “How we should handle live stock animals to cope with the risk by the natural disaster?” 
    Shiro INUKAI (General Manager of Livestock Improvement Division, National Livestock Breeding Center)

2. “External Support by National Livestock  Breeding Center (Incorporated Administrative Agency)”
    Tsutomu YOSHIZAWA (National Livestock Breeding Center Kumamoto Station)

3. “Supplying Animals with Formula and Mixed Feed just after the Great East Japan Earthquake”
    Tsutomu HASEGAWA (Chief General Manager, Japan Feed Manufacturers Association)

4. “About the cooperation system in the areas at the time of the disaster”
    Yoshitaka HONDA (Hyogo Prefectural government, Agricultural Environment Department, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Bureau, Livestock Division hygiene feed group leader)


■Symposium 4
“A Happy Community through The Support System for Keeping Companion Animals — Building a warm and lively community through living with animal companions.”

Date: Mon. 20th July 14:00~17:00
Venue: Convention Hall
Organiser: Japanese Animal Hospital Association / Public Interest Incorporated Association Knots
Purpose: There is now the possibility that a warm-hearted society where the elderly, children, and companion animals live together happily and where “Living with companion animals” is actively incorporated into local communities could be a great answer to pressing social issues, such as an increasing number of single-member households and a rapidly aging population, and could lead to the building of a new, happier social structure. It is possible that such a structure would also create new businesses and jobs. We would like to consider a model of the Support System for Keeping Companion Animals that would assist this lively new social structure.

Chair: Taisei HOSOIDO, D.V.M. (President, Japanese Animal Hospital Association)
Moderator: Kayoko TOMINAGA (Chairperson, PIIA Knots)

1.  Tadahisa KAKEGAMI

2. “The Role of Animal Hospitals  in local activities”
    Taisei HOSOIDO, D.V.M. (President, Japanese Animal Hospital Association)

3. “Survey concerning the elderly owners of cats and dogs”
   Ryoji NISHIZAWA (Secretary-General of the Japan Association for Promoting Harmonization Between People and Pets, and President of Peppy Co..)

4. Masaru UESUGI (Manager, Section of Kobe Government Sector & Financial, Institutions Dept./Kansai Government Sector & Financial Institutions Dept. Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.)

5.   Koichi MORIKAWA

6. “A Step with Home Visits to Caring and Inclusive Community”
    Ichiro MATSUHARA (Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Kansai University)


■Symposium 5
“Concidering The future of Veterinary Disaster Medicine in Japan”

Date: Mon. 20th July 14:00~17:00
Venue: Seminar Room
Organiser: Japanese Association of Veterinary Disaster Medicine (JAVDM)
Purpose: 20 years have passed since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and 10 years have passed since Hurricane Katrina. These disasters coused severe damage to the urban areas and sufferd many human and animals. Through the lecture of two specialists , this workshop will make suggestions for future direction of veterinary disaster medicine in Japan.

Chair: Jun SAEKI (Veterinarian/Director, Kuzunoha Animal Hospital/Secretary, Japanese Association of Veterinary Disaster Medicine/Board of Directors, Osaka Prefecture Veterinary Medical Association)

1. “Veterinary Disaster Medicine in the United States”
    John MADIGAN (D.V.M., MS, Professor, University of California, Davis)

2. “Future Direction of Veterinary Disaster Medicine in Japan”
    Aki TANAKA (D.V.M., University of California, Davis)




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