||JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR SOCIAL MEDICINE
|| The Research Society for Social Medicine was started in July 1960.
It was renamed the Japanese Society for Social Medicine in 1999.
|| This society aims to promote and develop various research projects on theoretical aspects of social medicine and their application through mutual cooperation among members. (Article 3 of the Constitution)
1. General scientific meeting (held once a year).
2. Official journal of Bulletin of Social Medicine
(issued once or twice a year).
3. Letter of Social Medicine (issued 3 times a year).
We would like to encourage persons engaged in the research, education and practices concerning human health as well as students in the undergraduate or graduate schools of health care, medicine and welfare
to join us in Japanese Society for Social Medicine.
The Japanese Society for Social Medicine was developed from the former Research Society for Social Medicine started in 1960, and renamed in 1999. At present, the society has several hundred members who are engaged in the diverse areas of welfare and education as well as health care.
The Japanese Society for Social Medicine has provided a place and opportunities for elucidating the relationship between society and a variety of issues arising in the health and lives of people, and devising and discussing in a free and vigorous manner preventive measures that can be applied in society. Since 1960, through the annual general meetings, occasional local meetings, and its official journal, Bulletin of Social Medicine, the Society has been striving to resolve numerous health problems.
Looking back on the activities during the period up to now, a variety of challenges have been addressed, notably medical care problems in remote areas, those faced by patients with intractable diseases, elderly or disabled persons in the community, environmental pollution and its countermeasures, the harmful effects of medicine, ‘karoshi’ (death related to overwork) and occupational disease, as well as problems associated with maternal and child health care. We have often discussed such problems with patients, inhabitants and victims in addition to other professionals. A large number of reports have been published by the Society, and many of them have attracted great attention from the media and society and provided valuable clues to solve the problems.
The threat of new wars and a prolonged economic recession have variously affected the health and lives of all persons. Social medicine is intended to cover all areas of human life, including schools, workplaces, and communities.
We sincerely hope that with your participation, the just renewed Japanese Society for Social Medicine will be able to provide even greater opportunities to study and solve the health problems of persons everywhere.
July 26, 2003
Japanese Society for Social Medicine
The application form should be used to apply for admission to the Society.
Secretariat of the Japanese Society for Social Medicine,
In Division of Occupational and Environmental Health,
Department of Social Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science.
Seta Tsukinowa-cho, Otsu, Shiga 520-2192, Japan
TEL: +81 77-5482187, FAX: +81 77-5482189
|General 7,000 yen
Student 3,000 yen (Revised in July 2012)