Sustainable Healthcare for Ageing Population~ Community Based Integrated Care
Exhibitor Information Session
Date: 29th February 2016 (Monday), 10am to 11am
Venue: Crosscoop 80 Robinson Road #10F Singapore 068898
Special Seminar: The Situation of Elderly Healthcare in Japan and Singapore
Dr. Kenichi SATO (Representative, Consultant and Instructor of Japan Primary Care Association (JPCA) )
Dr. Sato graduated from Sapporo Medical University in 1997 to become the first resident of Hokkaido Centre for Family Medicine. He was certified as a JPCA family physician in 2005 and named the representative of JPCA from 2009 onwards. After working in Okinawa and Osaka on elderly rehabilitation, he moved to Singapore in order to serve Japanese patients. He published a book about rehabilitation for family physicians in 2012, and continues to energetically give presentations and conduct workshops about rehabilitation for family physicians. Dr. Sato has committed himself to advocating the role of family medicine in an ageing society like Singapore.
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As is the case in other developed East Asian societies like Japan and Hong Kong, the current Singapore is also facing the same ageing problem. According to the most updated research, the number of citizens aged 65 and above is expected to increase to 900,000 by 2030, with the elderly accounting for more than 20% of the population. The government of Singapore has responded by taking many actions. Stepping into ageing society in late 1970s, Japan will be a case that Singapore can learn from.
Our annual seminar (symposium) was launched in 2013, with experts from both Singapore and Japan presenting their own thoughts on the ageing population in both countries. They will also exchange ideas on how we can better react to and deal with the ageing problem. Last year, we were glad to have around 300 participants, including staffs working in healthcare facilities and nursing homes as well as local residences. Speaker from Japan introduced the diet for the elderly while his Singaporean counterparts presented about the roles of nutrition, functions and communication in successful ageing.
This year, the keyword brought by Japanese professor will be “Community Based Integrated Care”. He will introduce the residential healthcare services for the frail, sick or bedridden elderly who are unable to care for themselves and need to be cared within their own homes.
On top of the presentations by experts, innovative companies and talents will share their new ideas and solutions as well as their cutting-edge products. Moreover, we will arrange visits to local medical facilities and business networking session to help the participating companies understand the current condition of Singapore healthcare system better.
2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of Singapore-Japan Diplomatic Relations. We sincerely invite you to take advantage of JSIP to expand your business in Singapore.
Japan-Singapore Inter-professional Collaboration (JSIP) is initiated by Dr. SATO Kenichi, the representative and instructor of Japan Primary Care Association (JPCA), and Associate Professor Lee Kheng Hock who is the President of the College of Family Physicians Singapore (CFPS), the Senior Consultant of the Department of Family Medicine and Continuing Care (FMCC) at Singapore General Hospital and the Medical Director of Bright Vision Hospital (BVH). Seeing the elderly hospitalized frequently because of improper care, they believe a platform should be created to allow the healthcare workers from different disciplines and countries learning from each other and strengthen the relationship between them.
The 1st JSIP seminar was held in BVH in 2013, targeting only healthcare professionals and workers. Even though the event was in the morning of a Saturday, around 180 participants attended the presentations and actively joined the discussion. Since the first seminar was a great success, the 2nd JSIP seminar was held in the Academia Auditorium. There were more than 300 visitors, including not only the healthcare workers, but also seniors in the community and family and caregivers to seniors. Apart from the seminars by experts, the event also brought together cutting-edge technologies and products as well as information needed to help the society better respond to the ageing issues. JSIP has become a stage to show the world the newest elderly care products produced by Japanese companies. JSIP also received great support from the Japanese Embassy.
This year, the 3rd JSIP will take place as a symposium. With “Community Based Integrated Care” as the new topic, this event will provide the participants with chances to explore further and discuss deeper about healthcare in aging society. In the mean time, there is no doubt that the medical and healthcare products from Japan will get the chance to shine on this international platform.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM SGT
- Crosscoop 80 Robinson Road #10F Singapore 068898
- Venue Address
- 80 Robinson Road #10F Singapore 068898 Singapore
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