Presidential address

photoI am pleased and proud to having the 4th meeting 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 technic and safe, spread of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) in asia-pacific aria. We have held academic meeting 3 times every 2 years in past, this year this is the fourth meeting. Many scientists, medical doctor, diving technician, hyperbaric engineer from many countries had attended and exchanged information in past meetings. 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 meeting will be gathering with a markedly international character. I hope this meeting lead of the academic exchange and friendship interchange of everyone.We are planning various events; sightseeing, hot-spring, Japanese food etc. to have participant enjoy Japanese culture. The season of the meeting, it is season for various foods and the climate is comfortable for sightseeing. I wish many people would come to Nakatsu and the meeting will be fruitful and enjoyable for all participants.

Mahito Kawashima, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive president of APUHMS, The 4th APUHMS chair parson

General Information

The 4th conference of Asia-Pacific Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society in Nakatsu
October 25 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
October 26 (9:00am – 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)

Organizing committee

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
Committee Member
Toru Aruga  Yasufumi Asai  Toru Ishihara  Takashi 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

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 ~5:00 Congress
5:30 Banquet at Hotel (10,000 JPY)
October 26 9:00~ Congress ~3:00 Congress
4:00 Kanairo Hot Spring
(10,000 JPY includes dinner)
5:00 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