Chairperson Greetings

Chairperson Greetings


Tatsuji Nishihara, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Chairman and President
Kyushu Dental University

  Welcome to Asia-Pacific Conference in Fukuoka 2019. It is our great honor and pleasure to invite you to attend the International Symposium on Oral Education and Research in Kitakyushu, Japan, May 10th, 2019. I am inviting you to participate in this exciting project to obtain valuable information on main theme, role of the oral health team in the transformation of dental treatments.
  In this conference, we are delighted to announce two special lectures. Perspective health and welfare in Taiwan and Japan will be introduced by the invited speaker, Dr. Shih-Chung Chen, Minister, Health and Welfare of Taiwan, Mr. Pierre C. C. Chen, Consul General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Fukuoka, and Dr. Nobuhiro Taguchi, Director of Dental Health Division, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. In addition, current status of dental education in Taiwan and Japan will be introduced by the invited speaker, Dr. Tzer-Min Lee, Dean, College of Dental Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Dr. Hsin-Chung Cheng, Dean, College of Oral Medicine, Taipei Medical University, and Dr. Yasuaki Kakinoki, Professor, Kyushu Dental University.
  The other invited speaker, Dr. Noriko Takei, President, Japan Dental Hygienists’ Association, Ms. Shino Yamaguchi, Dental Hygienist, Kyushu Dental University Hospital, and Ms. Yasuna Myouse, Dental Hygienist, Bee Brand Medico Dental. Co., Ltd. will introduce presence and future status of dental hygienist in Japan. We are expecting to have active discussions on a new style of dental education of dental hygienists.
  We are planning to have a session for presentations and invigorating discussions about the achievement of education and scientific research in oral bioscience. Moreover, we will offer “Taiwan night festival” to enjoy informal conversation between the undergraduate and graduate students in Taiwan and Japan while they will attend at a special banquet in the afternoon. It is our wish to flash an innovative idea into your mind to build true partnership with each country.
  We thank you in advance for your interest and active participation and look forward to welcoming you to the Asia-Pacific Conference in Fukuoka 2019.

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