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PHO Rounds: Visiting Speaker: Japan's National Scheme for Public Health Security
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 01:30 pm to 02:30 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Emergency Preparedness
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

​Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

Japan is one of few nations that has, unfortunately, experienced all types of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN)experiences in addition to frequent earthquakes. This presentation introduces Japan’s emergency preparedness and response schemes for all-hazard emergencies, followed by lessons from specific events including chemical terrorism (Tokyo Metro Sarin), Tohoku (East Japan) earthquake (including subsequent tsunami and nuclear catastrophe), and the development of autochthonous dengue fever.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Dr. Tomohiko Makino

Dr. Tomohiko Makino is a preventive medicine physician based in Tokyo, where he serves as Global Health Security Coordinator, for the Minister’s Secretariat at the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. In this role, he helps direct and inform Japanese programs and policies around biosecurity, public health preparedness, and emergency and disaster response, while also serving as the Japanese national focal point for monitoring and reporting compliance with the World Health Organization's International Health Regulations. Dr. Makino has extensive experience in research, epidemiology, and programmatic work in the fields of emergency preparedness, disaster response, outbreak management, global health diplomacy and biosecurity. He completed medical school at the University of Tokyo and completed a Master's of Public Health and a Master's of Business Administration at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a graduate of Japan's Field Epidemiology Training Program.

Public Health Ontario Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

PHO  Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

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