I have been asked to be the chairman for the 31st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Epidemiological Association. It was initially planned to be held in Saga City for three days from January 27th (Wednesday) to 29th (Friday), 2021. However, in consideration that it would be difficult to think the coronavirus epidemic would end by that time, and as a result of consideration by the board of directors of the association, we decided to hold it online instead at the same time. We would like to hold as many real-time sessions as possible so that participation can be done as with a regular academic meeting. We also would like to record the content of the meetings so that the presentations of the meetings can be observed for a period of time after the end of the event.
The main theme of this general meeting is "In Search of New Developments in Epidemiology." Epidemiology is a methodology applicable to various fields and has made significant contributions to the clarification of risk and defense factors for major illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, and infectious diseases. On the other hand, it is expected that dealing with diseases and health disorders related to intricately intertwining lifestyles and genetic factors will be the mainstream in the future. It is expected that in regards to the relationship between such diseases and disorders and individual factors, it will become more complicated to prove the causation using epidemiological methods. Breakthroughs to prove causality with larger-scale studies, more accurate exposure indices and development of outcomes are required. In recent years, new methods that have been adopted in the field of epidemiology such as the development of new biomarkers through Omics analysis, the development of the Mendel randomization method, the implementation of biometric and diagnostic imaging data using devices, and from the macro perspective of social epidemiology, I think there have been significant advances in data analysis methods due to the popularization of computers. In this general meeting, we would like to view such new developments in epidemiology and make this an academic general meeting that will serve as a guidepost for future epidemiological research.
It is unfortunate that we cannot hold this event locally in Saga City. However, we would like to aggressively take up the challenge of this association holding it online for the first time. This is our first attempt at this and it may cause various inconveniences due to technical inadequacies, etc., however, by having many members participating, we hope there will be an opportunity for further epidemiological development through enthusiastic discussions.
31st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Epidemiological Association
Chairman Keitaro Tanaka
Saga University School of Medicine, Social Medicine Chair
Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine
The 31st Annual scientific Meeting of the Japanese Epidemiological Association
“In the Pursuit of New Developments in Epidemiology”
January 27th (Wednesday) to January 29th (Friday), 2021 *Online distribution through Webcasting
Keitaro Tanaka (Saga University School of Medicine, Social Medicine Chair
Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine)
Chairman's lecture, Special lecture, Symposium, Epidemiological Association 30th Anniversary Project, Internationalization Promotion Committee Project, Encouragement Award Winning Theme, Oral Presentation
The program will proceed according to the same timetable as in the normal general meetings of the Academic Association. All information will be centralized on the website dedicated to online academic associations, and all sessions can be accessed online from there. Please participate in the meeting in a location where each person has a stable internet environment. A popular web conferencing system (Zoom or Webex) will be used.
A full-time staff member will be available to help with any problems, etc. that you may encounter during the online sessions. Participants are requested to prepare their own computers and tablets, internet access, microphones, cameras, etc. (The ones attached to your computer, smartphone or tablet can also be used).
We are considering a method of online distribution that would be as simple as possible. The chairperson and the symposiasts will participate in the session as specified on the website dedicated to the online meeting. Presentations using slides will be allowed. Participants will be able to ask and comment on the symposiasts via chat or voice.
We are considering a method of online distribution that would be as simple as possible. The chairperson and the presenters will participate in the session as specified on the website dedicated to the online meeting. Under the proceedings of the chairperson, presentations using slides are also planned. Participants will be able to ask and comment on the presenters via chat or voice.
Contents presented on the slides that have been recorded beforehand will be posted on the website to allow viewing.
A method to allow questions and comments to the presenters via web is being considered.
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