【webinar】What is “SDM”: A lecture for medical professionals and patients/families vol.1|医療者・患者/家族向けの「SDMとは」講義その1

Last night, as part of a seminar series titled “Blood Cancer Know-it-all Night” organized by CNJ (Cancer Net Japan), I gave a two-hour talk on “Shared Decision-Making (SDM),” a framework for reaching a consensus that is acceptable to both medical professionals and patients/families in a difficult decision-making setting in healthcare. I am in charge of

【project】Beta Testing of a Generic Clinical Registry Builder|汎用臨床レジストリビルダーのベータテスト

Since last July, a very interesting, meaningful collaboration has been going on with the Software Engineering Department of Universiti Malaya, where I am affiliated. It is a rather complex project that also serves as an assignment project for PhD students there. In short, we are creating a “builder” that can help us design clinical registries

【webinar】Bioethics in healthcare research|医学研究における生命倫理

Recently, I have been touching on bioethics, or rather ethics in medical/healthcare research. Yesterday, I participated in a lunch talk, “Why the World Needs Bioethics and Why Bioethics Needs the World,” hosted by the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) at the University of Malaya (UM) Faculty of Medicine. The lecturer was Prof. Dr. Jeffrey

【class】Project to develop a telehealth curriculum at a UM Faculty of Medicine|マラヤ大医学部でのtelehealthカリキュラム策定プロジェクト

We, the eHealth Unit of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Malaya, are currently working with a team from the Medical Education and Research Development Unit, whom we often work together with, to develop a medical education curriculum on “teleheath”. Telehealth (or telemedicine as its subset) is a thing that continues to be

wasabi can boost memory function?|ワサビで記憶力増強?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/wasabi-memory-boost-japanese-study-finds/ This is a pretty good story! It’s a report on an experiment at Tohoku University showing that Wasabi, a Japanese spice that is the pride of Japan (it’s on sushi all the time!), boosts memory in the elderly. It seems that a rare substance called 6-MSITC contained in Wasabi is responsible for this effect.

【class】APRU Global Health Ethics 2023 course completed|APRUグローバルヘルス倫理2023コースの終了参加証明書が届く

APRU (Association of Pacific Rim Universities) is a large education and research network with about 60 member universities around the world, and it is working to improve the quality of its researchers by offering free graduate-level classes among its member universities. Universiti Malaya, to which I belong, is also a member institution, and I was

【conf】Visit and future collaboration with the Medical Information Division of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia|マレーシア健康省医療情報部門への訪問と今後の協業

Today, together with my colleagues from the eHealth Unit, I visited the Medical Information Section of the Department of Health, located in Putrajaya (an administrative district where the central government administrative agencies are all located). The University of Malaya, which is the oldest national university (…in fact, older than the birth of the country), has

【conf】3-day workshop with Hirosaki University team|弘前大学チームと3日間のワークショップ

We are pleased to announce that our eHealth Unit at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya hosted a three-day workshop with two instructors from the Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine. They came here to develop more effective online information and learning materials for families of patients and teachers of preschools