[Event Report] The Second Advisory Board Meeting for the Cardiovascular Disease Control Promotion Project – “Sharing Regional Best Practices in Cardiovascular Disease Control for Health Equity Nationwide” (December 22, 2021)

Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) held the Second Advisory Board Meeting on “Sharing Best Practices in CVD Control from Local Communities for National Health Equity.” In accordance with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19) control measures, the meeting was held entirely online and was not open to the public.

At this meeting, opinion leaders and stakeholders in the field of CVDs from industry, Government, academia, and civil society shared and discussed specific measures and perspectives necessary for CVD policy based on items raised at our first advisory board meeting (held on September 29, 2021) and at our global expert meeting (held on December 8, 2021). Topics of the discussion included promoting CVD prevention, improving the healthcare delivery system, establishing a system for sharing health and medical information, promoting research, and improving the system for supporting CVD patients and other affected parties.

■ Meeting details
Date and time: Wednesday, December 22, 2021; from 16:00 to 18:00
Venue: Online using the Zoom conferencing system
Host: Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI)

■ Advisory board members:
Mitsuaki Isobe (Director, Sakakibara Heart Institute, Japan Research Promotion Society for Cardiovascular Diseases)
Satoshi Imamura (Vice President, Japan Medical Association)
Hiroaki Kitaoka (Professor, Department of Cardiology and Geriatrics, Kochi University)
Tomohiro Kuroda (Professor, Department of Medical Informatics, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University)
Issei Komuro (Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)
Katsunori Kondo (Professor, Center for Preventive Medicinal Science, Chiba University)
Ryozo Nagai (President, Jichi University)
Yoko M. Nakao (Director, Registry Promotion Office, Department of Medical and Health Information Management, Open Innovation Center, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center)
Noji Yosuke (Person Living with a CVD; Keio University, Graduate School of Sociology, Master’s Program)
Kazuhiro Hara (Specially Appointed Professor, Seto Inland Sea Regional Research Center, Kagawa University)
Kenichi Hirata (Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University)
Hitoshi Fukuhara (Representative Director, Heart Valve Voice)
Yoichi Hoshikawa (Medical Coordination Officer, Healthcare and Welfare Department, Kagawa Prefectural Government)
Koji Maemura (Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University)
Shinsuke Muto (Clinical Professor, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
Takashi Fujii (Vice Chairman, System Council, Nagasaki Regional Healthcare Collaboration Network; Vice Chairman, Nagasaki Prefecture Medical Association)
Yoshio Yazaki (President, Japan Research Promotion Society For Cardiovascular Diseases)


■ The Cardiovascular Disease Control Promotion Project “Sharing Best Practices in CVD Control from Local Communities for National Health Equity”

September 29, 2021  The First Advisory Board Meeting
December 8, 2021  The Global Expert Meeting “International Trends and Measures for Cardiovascular Disease in Japan – Creating Health Equity From the Perspective of Cardiovascular Disease”

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