TAKATSUKI GLOBAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM Is Held

May 30th, 2017 Inviting four distinguished researchers of global health, Dr. Peter Piot, Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Dr. Heidi Larson, Professor of LSHTM, Dr. Masahiro Kihara, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, and Dr. Masako Kihara, Associate Professor of the Graduate School, the school hosted TAKATSUKI GLOBAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM on May 30th.

It started with the keynote speech titled “For healthier lives of people around the world – A message for Japanese high school students” delivered by a world-famous researcher Dr. Peter Piot, who co-discovered the Ebola virus in Zaire in 1976 and served as the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and Assistant-Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1995 until 2008. Then an individual presentation by a 2nd-year student of senior high Tadanari Saito on his research project regarding poverty-related obesity followed and the event concluded with a constructive panel discussion among the four researchers, five Takatsuki students and one high school student visiting Takatsuki from Thailand. About 100 students in the GA course from the 3rd-year of junior high and the 1st- and 2nd-years of senior high actively participated in the event conducted only in English.

This super attractive event was able to be realized thanks to the suggestion and cooperation of Professor Kihara, who is an academically key supporter appreciating the education provided by Takatsuki’s GA course. All the four guest speakers were very friendly and gave their generous praise to the students. The students were greatly encouraged by Dr. Piot to show leadership in their future careers.

TAKATSUKI HIGH SCHOOL GLOBAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM

  • DATE & TIME:
    • 12:10-14:10, Tuesday, 30th of May, 2017
  • GUEST SPEAKERS:
    • Dr. Peter Piot, Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    • Dr. Heidi Larson, Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    • Dr. Masahiro Kihara, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
    • Dr. Masako Kihara, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
  • GUEST PARTICIPANTS:
    • 5 students and 2 teachers from Nawamintharachinutit Satriwittaya 2 School of Thailand
  • PROGRAMME:
    1. KEYNOTE SPEECH(SPEAKER: Dr. Peter Piot)
      TITLE: “For healthier lives of people around the world – A message for Japanese high school students”
    2. STUDENT PRESENTATION(SPEAKER: Tadanari Saito(H2))
      TITLE: “Food Problems and Poverty-related Obesity”
    3. PANEL DISCUSSION
      Panelists: the four guest speakers, Haruki MAEDA(H2), Ryohei TAHO(H2), Naoki ISHII(H1), Kota KURABA(H1), Ayumu TAKEDA(J3), 1 Thai student