Dr. Lee Pickler and the other team members will once again be presenting their annual symposium on healthcare to an audience of over one hundred Japanese and American healthcare professionals this February.  The symposium will take place in two cities – day one (February 23rd) will be in Tokyo, and day two (February 24th) will take place in Osaka.

This forum offers 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 is very interesting to examine the cultural differences in the two countries and how healthcare delivery is affected, and there are many opportunities to exchange ideas between members of each country aside from the formal presentation times.

For example, increasingly, legal issues occur between management and staff in organizations and need to be addressed. Participants this year will learn how this is done in the U.S. Another pertinent topic is Long Term Acute Care. Hospitals with this specialization will be helpful in Japan, and this year one of the topics will focus on the relationship between short term and long term hospitals.

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 is exciting to not only participate but to just observe the interchange of ideas being shared with each other.

Topics To Be Discussed in the 2013 Symposium

  • Rehabilitation in the Post Acute Care Continuum
  • The Relationshio between The Hospital and The Medical Staff
  • The Evolution of the Japan American Healthcare Symposium

Locations & Times

In Tokyo

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Time: 10am – 4pm
Site: Zenkoku Choson Kaikan
Address : Nagata-cho 1-11-35, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Local Phone Number: 03-3581-0471

In Osaka

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013
Time: 10am – 4pm
Site: My Dome Osaka
Address: Honmachibashi 2-5, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Local Phone Number: 06-6947-4321

To download information sheets about the symposium in Japanese, click here.

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