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Faculty of Health Sciences/
Graduate School of Health Sciences/
Department of Health Sciences,
School of Medicine,
Hokkaido University

The 6th FHS International Conference


Welcome to the 6th FHS International Conference.
It’s an official international conference organized by the Faculty of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University, which has been held every 2 years since its launch in 2013 and this year, in 2023, we will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary.
We are also happy to be able to meet in person again as the 4th FHS and before. As in previous conferences, we will have poster presentations by graduate students in addition to oral presentations by invited international scientists. We hope this will be a valuable experience for all of you.
We look forward to seeing you soon.

Taro Yamauchi
Chair of the Organizing Committee of the 6th FHS International Conference


October 23, 2023

  • The conference was a great success. Thank you very much for your participation!

October 11, 2023

August 31, 2023

June 27, 2023

  • Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations is now open

General Information

  • Date: Friday, October 20, 2023
  • Venue: Multipurpose Room in the Building E, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University
  • Theme: Re-bonding and Restarting: Unfolding a New Chapter of Health Sciences in Asia
  • Language: English
  • Conference Organizer: International Affairs Office, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Guest Speakers: Overseas researchers, and faculty members from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University

Registration for Audience (without paper)

No advance registration required.

Conference Schedule Outline Updated on Oct. 11

8:20–8:50 Registration
8:50–9:00 Opening Remarks
9:00–10:00 Symposium 1 Prof. Hsiao-Yean Chiu (Taipei Medical University, Taiwan)
Dr. Yunjie Luo (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Prof. Chia-Chin Lin (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
10:20–11:50 Poster Session 1
13:00–14:20 Symposium 2 Dr. Wanida Laiwattanapaisal (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
Dr. Hisanori Fukunaga (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Prof. Trias Mahmudiono (Airlangga University, Indonesia)
Prof. Taro Yamauchi (Hokkaido University, Japan)
14:40–16:10 Poster Session 2
16:30–17:30 Symposium 3 Prof. Daisuke Sawamura (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Dr. Marianne Coleman (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Prof. Ming-De Chen (Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan)
17:30–17:40 Closing Remarks
18:30–20:00 Social Gathering

Poster Presentations

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions allow authors to present papers for discussion detailing their latest research. The session will consist of a Flash Talk (one-minute shotgun presentation) by the authors followed by a poster viewing and Q&A session.

Authors should prepare abstracts, presentation files (Flash Talk), and posters (A0 size) according to the following schedule.

  • Abstract submission closing date: July 31, 2023
  • Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection: Late August 2023
  • Presentation submission deadline: September 30, 2023
  • Posting of poster: On the day of the conference

Call for Abstracts 〈Closed〉

We invite graduate students to submit their abstracts for poster presentations on various aspects of health sciences.

Submission closing date: July 31, 2023

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  1. Abstracts must be written in English for the review process.
  2. Submitted abstracts must be original work.
  3. Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting authors (graduate students).
  4. Abstracts do not have to be “structured”.
  5. The abstract text should not exceed 200 words.
  6. Abstracts must NOT contain tables, pictures or diagrams.
  7. Run a spelling and grammar check before submission.
  8. Abstracts should use the following format.
  9. First author (graduate student) must attend the poster session including Flash Talk and Q&A session. In case the presenter needs to be absent due to unexpected events (sick, accidents, mourning etc.), immediately get in touch with the organizing committee.

Please download the Abstract Format from the below link.

When uploading your file, please add your full name at the end of the file name.

Guidelines for Poster Presentations

1. Presentation files (for Flash Talk)

Presenters are requested to submit presentation files for Flash Talk as follows;

  • File format: Use the PPT file format Presentation Format 2023
  • Submission deadline: September 30, 2023
  • Submission to: FHS Secretariat by e-mail
    E-mail: [at] Replace [at] with @

To ensure proper file management, please put “your presentation No._your first name_last name”
(e.g. 1-03_Hanako_Hokudai) in the following areas;
・PPT file name
・Subject line of the e-mail

2. Posters (for display)

Please see Poster Guideline
Posters are to be displayed by yourself on the day of the conference.


International Affairs Office for the 6th FHS International Conference
Faculty of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University
E-mail: [at]
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