The Conference is composed of opening keynote speech and nine workshops

Opening Keynotespeech 「How we can control infectious diseases」
Date:Saturday 18th February 10:30~12:30
Purpose:How we can control infectious diseases
Speakers:Dr. Shigeru Katamine, /MD, PhD, President , Nagasaki University

Workshop Ⅰ “Zoonoses: Diseases that Transmitted from Pet  and Humans in Daily Life”
Date:Saturday 18th February 13:30~16:30
Organizer:Society for Zoonoses Research
MC・Chairperson:Mr Nobuhiko OKABE, MD, PhD, Director,Infectious Diseases Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases
Center Chief・Society for Zoonoses Research Farmer PresidentCooperation
Purpose:The aim of this workshop is to disseminate knowledge and prevention of zoonoses that be transmitted from pet animals in daily life.
“Cat-scratch disease”
Mr.Soichi MARUYAMA /PhD, Professor,College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University

“Bacterial infection from dogs and cats –Brucellosis and Capnocytophaga canimorsus infection-“
Mr.Koichi IMAOKA /DVM, PhD, Laboratory Chief,Laboratory of Reservoir Control of Zoonoses, Department of Veterinary Science, National Institute of Infectious Diseases

“What is ‘Psittacosis’? – To live with your companion birds without fear -“
Dr. Hideto Fukushi /PhD, Professor,Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University

“Countermeasures in Japan for Preventing Zoonoses”
Mr.Takeshi Morita, DVM, Deputy Director,
Tuberculosis and Infectious Disease Division, Health Service Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Workshop Ⅱ”Human Animal Bond
Lecture Workshop : Tiger Place and Representative Animal Therapy Activities in Japan”
Date:Saturday 18th February 13:30~16:30
Organizer:Japanese Animal Hospital Association
MC・Chairperson:Mr.Hirohisa TOTSUKA/Chairperson,CAPP Committee, Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA)
Supporting Company:ROYAL CANIN JAPON
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.
“TigerPlace:  A Unique Setting for Aging in Place with Companion Animals”
Dr.Rebecca Johnson/PhD, RN, FAAN,
Director, Research Center for Human Animal Interaction (ReCHAI), College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri,
President, International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO)

-PART 2-
Presentations on the Companion Animal Partnership Program (CAPP)
There will first be a presentation to provide an overall understanding of CAPP activities and then individual presentations about the three kinds of activity.

1. General Overview Presentation about CAPP Activities
Hirohisa TOTSUKA, Chairperson, CAPP Committee    JAHA (Japanese Animal Hospital Association)

2. Presentation on AAA (Animal Assisted Activity)
Kentaro TANEINE, Director, Special Elderly Nursing Home ‘Kishiro-so’

3. Presentation on AAT (Animal Assisted Therapy)
Miho FUKUDA, Shinai Hospital,  Social Welfare Corporation Shin-ai Hoon Kai

4. Presentation on AAE (Animal Assisted Education)
Hiroko SHIBANAI, Consultant JAHA (Japanese Animal Hospital Association)   

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”
Date:Saturday 18th February13:30~16:30
Organizer:Japan Animal Welfere Society
MC・Chairperson:Chizuko Yamaguchi/Veterinary Inspector Japan Animal Welfare Society (JAWS)
Supporting Company:Mars Japan Limited
Purpose:This particular earthquake disaster was the largest and most damaging of any of the earthquakes we have experienced. It led to a nuclear accident which itself was the first such experience for Japan. At this workshop we would like to address all the issues that arose during the animal rescue activities subsequent to the disaster. We will discuss the legal issues, the usage of animal keeping facilities and the division of roles between central government, self-governing bodies, veterinary associations, animal care organizations and private companies. We will do this so that we may contribute to future measures and operate our animal rescue activities more swiftly and more smoothly within any region during future times of emergency.

” Small Animal Rescue Operations and Shelter Work following the Great East Japan Earthquake.”
Ms.Chizuko YamaguchiJapan Animal Welfare Association

“Handling Facilities Damaged in the Great East Japan Earthquake by the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums.”
Mr.Kazutoshi Arai/Vice Chair, Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) Director, Kamogawa SeaWorld

“The Role of Public Administrations in Times of Disasters”
Mr.Naoya Kawakami/Director,Niigata Prefecture Shibata Meat Inspection Center

Workshop Ⅳ”Always Be Together: Protecting the Normality of Daily Life for Owners and Pets”
Date:Sunday 19th February 10:00~13:00
MC・Chairperson:Mr. Hiroyuki FUJITA/Editorial Director,Nikkei National Geographic Inc.  
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

“Animal Rescue Activities in Ishinomaki Following the Great East Japan Earthquake”
Mr.Toshinori ABE /Director, Abe Animal Hospital, Ishinomaki City

“From the Site of the Great East Japan Earthquake, In Order to Survive Together with Animals…”
MrsYoko ABE/Veterinarian,Abe Animal Hospital, Ishinomaki City

Ms.Mari YUKI/Assistant Manager, Kobe City Animal and Pet Management Center

“Cooperative program between Chiyoda ward and volunteers for human and stray cat live together”
Ms.Akiko Katori/Writer and Journalist,
Chiyoda Nyantonaru-kai Volunteer Group, Tokyo.

Workshop Ⅴ”One World One Health”
Date:Sunday 19th February 10:00~13:00
Organizer:Japan Society of Zoo and Wildlife medicine
MC・Chairperson:Prof.Koichi MURATA/Professor, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University / Director, ZOORASIA YOKOHAMA ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS / President, Japanese 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.
“Self-medication in primates- prevention and cure”
Prof.Michael A. Huffman /PhD, Associate Professor,Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

“Structure of Animal Communities and Transmission Dynamics of Mosquito Borne Diseases”
Mr.Yoshio TSUDA /Chief, Laboratory of Taxonomy and Ecology, Department of Medical Entomology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID)

“Mites talk about biodiversity – Ecological significance of Evolutionarily Significant Units in parasites”
Mr.Koichi GOKA/PhD,Invasive Alien Species Research Team National Institute for Environmental Studies

Workshop Ⅵ “The Current Situation Concerning the Handling of Animals Affected by the Great East japan Earthquake – Considering Material Contamination”
Date:Sunday 19th February 10:00~13:00
organizer:Japan Veterinary Medical Association
MC・Chairperson:Nobuhiko ITO /Director, Kitasato Institute,Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kitasato Univers
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. 
“Animal Rescue Operations for Small Animals”     
Mr.Jun KAWAMATA / Veterinarian, Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster Animal Rescue Task Force,
Chiba Small Animal Clinic, Fukushima City 

 “Animal Rescue Operations for Farm Animals “
Mr.Toshihiro SATO /Veterinarian, Medical Care Division Head,
Production Department, Fukushima Prefecture Dairy Farming Association

Wrokshop Ⅶ “Coping with Increasing Diversity in the Medical Treatment of Animals”
Date:Sanday 19th February  14:00~17:00
Organizer:Japan Veterinary Medical Association
MC・Chairperson:Mr.Taisei HOSOIDO/Veterinarian, Occupational Director, Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA),
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.
Corporate Supporter :DS Pharma Animal Health Co., Ltd.
“Animal Medical Care for Protecting Ecosystem Health”
Prof.Shinichi HAYAMA/PhD, Veterinarian, Associate Professor of Wildlife Medicine,
Dept. of Veterinary Science, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University

“Animal Medical Care Requires Diverse Services – Veterinarians in Public Administration, Particularly in the Public Health Field”
Mr.Mikio SUGIHARA/ Assistant Department Chief and Animal Health Section Chief, Health and Welfare Dept., Consumer Affairs Bureau, Public Health Division, Hyogo Prefectural Government

“The Current Situation and Future of “Family Animal” Medical Care ~ A Response to Help Pets Move from Being Members of the Family to Members of Society ~”
Mr.Taisei HOSOIDO/Veterinarian, Occupational Director, Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA),

“Main Roles Required of Veterinarians Engaged in Farm Animal Practice”
Mr.Akira Yokoo/Assistant Manager,
Division for Planning, Research and Training, National Agricultural Insurance Association (NOSAI)

Workshop Ⅷ “Food Safety”
Date:Sunday 19th February 14:00~17:00
MC・Chairperson:Prof.Yasuhiro YOSHIKAWA/Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kitasato University,
Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo,
Member, Science Council of Japan
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 infections Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli and BSE 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.             
“An Approach to Ensuring Safety at Livestock Raising Sites”
Mr.Junichi Sakai/Counselor, Yamagata Prefecture Federated Agricultural Mutual Aid Association (NOSAI Yamagata)

“The Safety of the Meat We Eat Everyday”
Mr.Yukio Morita/Associate Professor,
Laboratory of Food Hygiene, College of Nutritional Science, Tokyo Kasei University

“Food Risk Assessment – Food Poisoning Causative Organisms, Radioactive Nuclides in Foods”
Mr.Eiji Shinmoto/Emergency Response Manager, Cabinet Office Food Safety Commission

Wrkshop  Ⅸ “A Good Relationship with Dogs”
Date:Sunday 19th February 14:00~17:00
Organizer:Japan Kennel Club
MC・Chairperson:Mr.Takemi NAGAMURA /President, Japan Kennel Club

Workshop Speaker Abstracts:
“The Partnership between People and Dogs in Japan”
Mitsuaki OHTA, Azabu University,

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.

“The Effects of Animals on Human Health”
Mr.Hidehiko UCHIDA/Assistant Professor,
Tokyo University of Agriculture;
Board Director, Society for the Study of Human Animal Relations (HARs)

“The Animal Welfare Act and Dog Welfare”
Mr.Yoshihiro HAYASHI/Veterinarian,Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture;
Chairperson, MAFF National Committee for Biodiversity Strategy

“A Mind Vaccine”
Ms.Kaori MURATA/Veterinarian,Mominoki Animal Clinic, Kobe City

“Learning About Other Cultures from Pets”
Mr.Hisashi ISHIYAMA/Vice President,Mars Japan, Ltd.