jointly organized by JSPS, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU)

Basel, January 11th - 12th, 2017

PROGRAM ( , 133 KB)

January 11th

8:30 – 9:15    1.    Opening session (closed session)
   a.    Welcome by Jürg Utzinger, director Swiss TPH
   b.    Keichi Kodaira JSPS
   c.    Yo-Ichiro Sato NIHU
9:15 – 10:30    2.    Ecohealth in the 21st century (closed session)
   a.    Jürg Utzinger, Director Swiss TPH:  Ecohealth and communicable diseases
   b.    Kazuhiko Moji, Nagasaki University:  Ecohealth and the challenges of the 21st century
   c.    Moderated discussion (Jakob Zinsstag)
   d.    Group photo
10:30 – 11:00    Break
11:00 – 12:00    3.    Transdisciplinarity (closed session)
   a.    Theres Paulsen, TD-net, Swiss Academies of Sciences: Transdisciplinarity in Switzerland
   b.    Hein Mallee, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan: Ecohealth, transdisciplinarity and participation
   c.    Moderated discussion (Hein Mallee)
12:00 – 13:30    Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:50    4.    Food and health (closed session), chaired by Dr. Prof Ryo Kohsaka, Tohoku University
   a.    Yo-Ichiro Sato, National Institute of the Humanities: Rice and fish--- a package of food for humans as an omnivorous mammal
   b.    Masahiro Umezaki, Tokyo University:  Adaptation to a low-protein diet among Papua New Guinea Highlanders
   c.    Makiko Sekiyama, Tokyo University: The health transition in Indonesia
   d.    Moderated discussion (Yo-Ichiro Sato)
14:50 – 15:20    Break
15:20 – 17:00    5.    Africa session (public session)
   a.    Guéladio Cissé, Ecosystem Health Sciences Unit, Swiss TPH: Climate change, ecosystems and health in Africa.
   b.    Ueru Tanaka, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature : Practical agro-ecosystems management with fragile environments in semi-arid Africa under desertification
   c.    Bassirou Bonfoh, Director Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifique en Côte d’Ivoire: Pastoral production systems and food security in Africa
   d.    Kohei Makita: Incentive-based improvement of food safety and zoonosis risks in sub-Saharan Africa
   e.    Moderated discussion (Jakob Zinsstag)
19.00    Conference Dinner

January 12th

9:00 – 10:20    6.    Environmental risks and long- term effects on non- communicable diseases, chaired by Dr. Hong Wei Jiang, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
   a.    Nicole Probst-Hensch, Head, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss TPH: The Sapaldia cohort and ecohealth in Switzerland
   b.    Chiho Watanabe, The University of Tokyo: Environmental pollution and NCDs in Japanese context
   c.    Piet van Eeuwijk, Department of Anthropology, University of Basel and Swiss TPH: Ageing populations in Asia and Africa. Health transition and environmental exposure: a social science perspective
   d.    Moderated discussion (Yo-Ichiro Sato)
10:20 – 10:50     Break
10:50 – 12:30    7.    Science café (closed session)
   a.    Environmental issues and health in Japan, Switzerland and African countries, in 3 groups
12:30 – 13:30    Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:30    8.    Science café (continued) (closed session)
   a.    Developing ideas for collaboration in small groups
   b.    Jakob Zinsstag, Swiss TPH: Summarizing the science café and putting it into the perspective of ecosystem approaches to health
15:30 – 16:00    Break
16:00 – 18:00    9.    Development of an ecohealth agenda between Japan, Europe and Africa
   a.    Outlining an editorial and / or publication for the journal Ecohealth
   b.    Closing / Wrap up