Presidential address

photoI am pleased and proud to have the 4th conference of Asia-Pacific Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (APUHMS) in October 25-26, 2019 in Nakatsu city. This organization was founded in May 2012 for improving of technique and safe, spread of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) in asia-pacific aria. We have held academic conference 3 times every 2 years in past, this year this is the fourth. Many scientists, medical doctor, diving technician, hyperbaric engineer from many countries had attended and exchanged information in past conferences. Professor Gao Chunjin achieved established and development of this society. I took over the position of executive president in 2017. It is very honor and heavy responsibility for me. This year, guests will come from not only Asian countries but also Sweden and USA including an executive director of UHMS. We requested giving a lecture to delegates of each country: Sweden, USA, India, Korea, China and Japan. As a cultural lecture, prof. Harmen Beukers gives us a lecture. I expect the conference will be gathering with a markedly international character and also lead of the academic exchange and friendship interchange of everyone. We are planning various events; sightseeing, hot-spring, traditional Japanese foods etc. to have participant enjoy Japanese culture. It is season for various foods and the climate is comfortable for sightseeing in October. I wish many people would come to Nakatsu and the conference will be fruitful and enjoyable for all participants. It is with my deepest sympathies to inform you of the passing of Prof. Shi Zhongyuan and Prof. Yoshihiro Mano. They made a great effort to become a bridge between China and Japan for the development of this society. I extend to you my heartfelt condolences

Mahito Kawashima, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive director of APUHMS
President of the 4th APUHMS conference

General Information

The 4th conference of Asia-Pacific Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society in Nakatsu
October 25 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
October 26 (8:00am – 3:00pm)
Grand Plaza Nakatsu Hotel(1-2 Higashihonmachi, Nakatsu, Oita 871-0032, JAPAN)
Registration Fee:
April 1-July 31, 2019 (Early bird rate:20,000 JPY)
August 1-September 25, 2019 (Regular rate:25,000 JPY)


Mahito Kawashima
President Emeritus
Shuji Shimazaki
Special Adviser
Akira Tokunaga  Motohiko Mori
Vice President
Kazuyoshi Yagishita  Kazuto Shimada
Nariyoshi Shinomiya  Masayuki Kawashima
Hiroaki Tamura
Secretariat Manager
Kimihiro Yoshida
Organizing Committee
Toru Aruga  Yasufumi Asai  Toru Ishihara  Hiroshi Okudera
Hiroji Shima  Masakazu Nakashima  Nobuaki Furuyama  Kunihisa Miura
Hiroyuki Yokota  Kojiro Wada  Satoshi Fujita  Shigeru Saito
Akihide Masumoto  Yoshimatsu Tetsu  Osamu Inoue


Presidential Lecture

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for orthopaedic infection Mahito Kawashima
[President of APUHMS] [Executive Director of Kawashima Orthopaedic Hospital] [Clinical Professor of Oita University]

Special Invited Lecture

Neurosurgical infections Folke G.Lind
[Assistant Professor of Karolinska Institutet]

Invited Lecture I

Hyperbaric oxygen for sports medicine Kazuyoshi Yagishita
[Executive Director of JSHUM] [Associate Professor of Tokyo Medical and Dental University]

Invited Lecture II

Molecular mechanisms of hyperbaric stress in deep diving Nariyoshi Shinomiya
[Executive Vice Director of JACHOD] [Professor of National Defense Medical College]

Luncheon I

Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation: The Key to Continuous Performance Improvement John S Peters
[Executive Director of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society]

Luncheon II

Space medicine to the moon and Mars -What about osteoporosis?- Kazuhito Shimada
[M.D., Ph.D., Representative, Tsukuba Koken] [ex. Chief Flight Surgeon of JAXA Tsukuba Space Center]

Another 7 Special Lectures will be held

Registration & Call For Abstract

Registration&Call For Abstract Page


Excursion Page

Time Schedule

10/25(Fri) 10/26(Sat)
    7:30 Registration
8:00 Registration 8:00 General session E ~Clinical HBO & Basic research~
 Zhuo Li
 Gang Wang
 Xiaoli Ge
 Ying Long
8:45 Opening remark Mahito Kawashima
9:00 General session A ~Diving medicine & Technology~
 Aleksey Sobakin
 Masayuki Kawashima
 Shinya Suzuki
 Akio Hashimoto
 Mayumi Hashimoto
9:20 Invited lecture 3  Hyun Kim
9:50 Coffee break
    10:00 Special lecture 3  Lu Shi
10:15 Coffee break    
10:25 Invited lecture 1  Kazuyoshi Yagishita 10:35 Special lecture 4  Jorge Pisarello
11:00 Presidential lecture  Mahito Kawashima 11:10 Invited lecture 3  Nariyoshi Shinomiya
11:30 Coffee break 11:40 Coffee break
11:40 Luncheon seminar 1  John S Peters 11:50 Luncheon Seminar 2  Kazuhito Shimada
12:30 Coffee break 12:40 Coffee break
12:45 Special invited lecture 1  Folke Lind 12:55 Special invited lecture 2  Petar Denoble
13:20 Special lecture 1  Tarun Sahni 13:30 Special lecture 5  Ko-chi Niu
13:55 General session B ~Clinical HBO~
 Yong Sung Cha
 Jeseop Lee
 Daisuke Watanabe
 Yasuyuki Yoshida
14:05 Special lecture 6  Chang Seob Han
14:35 Coffee break
14:55 Coffee break 14:50 General session F ~Clinical HBO~
 Osamu Inoue
 Wenzhang Wang
 Xingyi Wang
15:10 Special lecture 2  Kojiro Wada
15:45 General session C ~Basic reserch~
 Tatsuo Shimada
 Takuya Oyaizu
 Naoki Yamamoto
 Mizuho Ii
15:50 Closing remark Masayuki Kawashima
16:50 General session D ~High pressure technology~
 Shinichi Tokunaga
 Eito Arita
 Kenji Mishima
17:00-20:00 Hot spring & Dinner
 "Kanairo Onsen" & Restaurant "Karoan"
17:40 Group photo    
18:30-21:00 Banquet
 Grand Plaza Hotel, 2F The Grand Room

Total Schedule

Date AM PM
October 24 - 6:00 Executive Committee Meeting at Chikushitei
7:00 Welcom Reception at Chikushitei ( Executive Committee )
October 25 9:00~ Congress ~5:40 Congress
6:30 Banquet at Hotel (10,000 JPY)
October 26 8:00~ Congress 4:00 Congress
5:00 Kanairo Hot Spring
(10,000 JPY includes dinner)
6:00 Dinner Party at Karoan in Kanario
October 27 Excursion (20,000 JPY includes all)
9:00 leave Nakatsu 12:00 Lunch
9:10 Nakatsu Castle 13:00 Beppu “JIGOKU MEGURI” the “HELL TOUR”
10:00 Usa Shrine 15:00 Beppu Hotel Fugetsu (final destination & accommodation)
18:00 Dinner
October 28 After Breakfast 9:00 leave Hotel
10:30 arrive at Nakatsu station