Japanese American Symposium on Healthcare 2014 -- (in JAPAN)

Dr. Lee Pickler and the other team members presented their annual symposium on healthcare to an audience of over one hundred Japanese and American healthcare professionals.  The symposium took place in Osaka, Japan on March 1st, 2014 and in Tokyo, Japan on March 2nd, 2014.

Comparing & Contrasting Best Practices in the U.S. and Japan

This forum offered a great opportunity for American and Japanese healthcare professionals to learn best practices from each other in an environment that provokes discussions about some of today’s most pressing issues and questions facing professionals in healthcare organizations. It was very interesting to examine the cultural differences in the two countries and how healthcare delivery is affected, and there were many opportunities to exchange ideas between members of each country aside from the formal presentation times.

Over the years, presenters and presentations have become more valuable as we locate professionals who are able to take the time for the trip to Japan. It was exciting to not only participate but to just observe the interchange of ideas being shared with each other.

The presentations in 2014 included the following:

Dr. Lee Pickler addressed the Health Care needs of Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) facilities and how they impact the overall acute care setting in the United States.

Mr. Tim Rolsen addressed the past, present and future of LTAC facilities and current legislation impacting the direction of LTACs in the United States.

Dr Yozo Takehisa and Dr. Hideo Koyama addressed the perspectives of LTAC in Japan in Osaka and Tokyo, respectively.

Mr. Reiichiro Okada facilitated a discussion and question and answer session.

The details about the 2014 locations, etc. (in Japanese):

DOWNLOAD the following leaflet pages in Powerpoint format.