【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

【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

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.

【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】Participated as a symposium presenter at the Kanagawa Society of Public Health|神奈川県公衆衛生学会にシンポジストとしてオンライン参加

I was the only one who attended online instead of from the larger venue in Yokohama. I reported on the use of big data and AI in Malaysia, using the response to Covid-19 as an example, and talked about the future international trends of medical bigdata and AI. I myself learned a lot from the

【ytube】”How Did You Get Into Buddhism?” on Youtuber Rev. Sakuranbo’s channel|「Youはどうして仏教に?」僧侶Youtuber桜嵐坊師のチャンネルに出演

I once appeared on the Youtube channel of Rev. Sakuranbo, with three of my colleagues from my online salon. One of us is his old, old friend. It was surprisingly well received, and I was grateful for the invitation to appear on his channel as solo this time. For a full hour, I talked about

【conf】International Collaboration – Prof CJ from Singapore, Prof Adam from Sydney|国際コラボ目白押し~シンガポールからProf CJ、シドニーからProf Adam

Professor CJ (on right with a microphone), a good friend of mine who invited me to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Malaya in Malaysia, was for various reasons no longer at the University of Malaya and had moved to Singapore by the time I finally stepped on Malaysian soil after the Covid-19