The 9th International Health Humanities Conference

Welcome Message

Welcome Message from Dr. Tsuguya Fukui, Conference Chair

A joint effort of the International Health Humanities Network and St. Luke's International University, the 9th International Health Humanities Conference
 (click here for a list of previous conferences) will bring together a diverse range of scholars, educators, and practitioners who are seeking to advance healthcare, health and well-being through the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences. The conference will coincide with the 100th anniversary of nursing education at St. Luke's International University as well as the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.
The Health Humanities is a broadly-focused, “big-tent” interdisciplinary field that brings researchers, educators, and students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences together with those in medicine, nursing, dentistry, occupational therapy, public health, and other health-oriented fields to work collaboratively and creatively in the domains of education, research, and practice toward new insights, innovations, and activities that result in improved health and well-being of individuals, population, and society itself. It embodies an increasingly active field of academic and scientific inquiry, but it should also be seen as an intentional social movement.
We are delighted to be able to announce a robust line-up of Keynote and Invited Speakers from Japan, the UK, and the US, and from fields as diverse as anthropology, nursing, medicine, and political science. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided via headset for these addresses.
Keynote Address: Tsuguya Fukui
President, St. Luke’s International Hospital
Photo-FukuiSensei [Profile]
Health Care By and For All: Cultivating the Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Power of the Health Humanities
(in Japanese with simultaneous interpretation) 
Opening Address: Morito Monden
President, The Japanese Association of Medical Sciences
(in Japanese with simultaneous interpretation) 
Keynote Address: Paul Crawford
Professor of Health Humanities, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
Picture-Prof.Paul Crawford [Profile]
Creative Nursing and the Health Humanities
(in English with simultaneous interpretation)
Invited Speaker: Steven C. Schlozman
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
There's a Film for Each of Us: The Role of Film and Television in Preserving Mental Health and Fostering Resilience
(in English with simultaneous interpretation)
Invited Speaker: Masayuki Satoh
Specially-Appointed Professor, Dementia and Neuropsychology Program, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology
Picture-Associate Prof.Masayuki Sato [Profile]
Music in Medical Settings: Applications for Dementia and Aphasia
(in Japanese with simultaneous interpretation)
Invited Speaker: Akiko Yamanaka
Senior Diplomatic Fellow at Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Cambridge University
Former member of the House of Representatives

Picture-Ms.Akiko Yamanaka  [Profile]
Ensuring Social Resilience: From Humans to Medical and Health Science
(in Japanese with simultaneous interpretation)

Steeped in history and located in the heart of Tokyo, St. Luke’s International University has long occupied a prominent position at the forefront of healthcare in Japan. The undergraduate and graduate nursing programs have pioneered the development of public health and clinical nursing education and research in Japan every step of the way. The hospital is consistently ranked among the best in Japan and is well-known for providing high-quality English-language care for non-Japanese residents and tourists. And the new school of public health features a diverse, international faculty and students conducting cutting-edge research. It has truly become a healthcare hub, making it the ideal place to begin a new era of health humanities in Japan. Its location, near the beautiful Hamarikyu Gardens, the bustling Tsukiji Fish Market, the traditional-modern Kabuki Theater, the Ginza shopping district, the Imperial Palace, and Tokyo Station make it an ideal base for enjoying all the culture, beauty, shopping, and excitement Tokyo has to offer.

Whether you are presenting or simply looking for a stimulating educational and networking experience, we welcome you to the conference with open arms.
Warm regards,
Tsuguya Fukui, M.D., Ph.D.
Conference Chair
President, St. Luke’s International Hospital

The autumn colors at St. Luke's International University