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RENKEI Program

2015-10-23 (Fri) - 2015-10-25 (Sun)

From October 22 until October 28, through the cooperation between Osaka University and the University of Liverpool, part of the RENKEI Workshop Program (a lecture) will be open to the public.

This lecture is free to attend, and no prior registration is required.

The program will be held entirely in English. There is a possibility that the schedule of this program will undergo changes before the final schedule is created.

 RENKEI (Japan-UK Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy Initiatives) is aimed at strengthening collaboration between institutions of higher education and the world of industry by promoting public engagement, technology and knowledge sharing, as well as personnel development. Established as a partnership by universities in the UK and Japan in March 2012, Osaka University became a member in April 2014.


Friday, October 23, 2015 - 9:45~

Room 207 (Humaine Hall), 2F Department of Human Sciences, Osaka University

9:45-10:00     • Opening remarks
  Shojiro Nishio Ph.D(President of Osaka Univeristy)

10:00-12:00   • Opening Lecture
 A brief overview of gerontology in Japan and Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology”
  Shoji Shinkai, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.(Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology)

13:30-15:30  • Mini Lecture Session 1

1. "Biology of ageing"
  Ken Sugimoto, M.D., Ph.D.(Osaka University)

2. "Physiological ageing and related diseases"
  Kei Kamide, M.D., Ph.D.(Osaka University)

3. "Dental and oral functional dimension of ageing"
  Kazunori Ikebe, D.M.D., Ph.D.(Osaka University)

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 9:00~

Hankyu Railways/Sanwa Bank Hall, 3F, Icho Kaikan, Osaka University

9:00-10:30  • Special Lecture 1

"Demography of ageing: Length of life vs Quality of life"
 Yasuhiko Saito, Ph.D (Nihon University)

11:00-12:00 • Lecture 1

"Business issues in aging in Japan" 
 Hiroshi Ueda, Ph.D (Osaka University)

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 9:00~

Hankyu Railways/Sanwa Bank Hall, 3F, Icho Kaikan, Osaka University

9:00-11:00 • Mini Lecture Session 2

4. "Stay engaged in Society: Social dimensions of ageing"
  Keiko Katagiri, Ph.D.(Kobe University)

5. "Emotional dimensions of ageing"
  Kate Mary Bennett, Ph.D(University of Liverpool)

6. "Cognitive ageing"
   Kazuma Ishimatsu, Ph.D.(Graduate School of Health Care Sciences, Jikei Institute)

11:30-13:00 • Special Lecture 2

"Universal design and usability for older adults: Our challenges as Tsukuba-type Living Lab at the Centre for Usability and Ageing Research (CUAR)"

  Etsuko Harada, Ph.D (Tsukuba University)

14:00-15:00 • Lecture 2

"Recent robotics for aging society"
  Kenji Yamada (Osaka University)

15:30-17:30 • Invited Presentation

Approaches to tackling ageing society by industry

1. "SECOM’s Vision and SECOM’s Healthcare Services"
  Hideki Hirazawa (SECOM Medical System)

2. "Initiatives for the Aging Society of Daiwa House Industry"
  Junichi Sato(Daiwa House Industry Co.,Ltd)

Date: 2015-10-23 (Fri) - 2015-10-25 (Sun)
Organizer: Osaka University, Liverpool University, Osaka University Gerontology Society
Venue: Graduate School of Human Sciences/Icho Kaikan, Osaka University
Registration: Registration is not required for this seminar.
Contact: Osaka University Gerontology Society

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