Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Japanese Hyperbaric Medical Society News

News from the UHMS Newsletter, "PRESSURE"-July/August/September/October 05


Tokyo , Japan . Yoshihiro Mano, M.D., Ph.D. has been elected as Chairman of the UHMS affiliate society, the Japanese Hyperbaric Medical Society (JHMS). Dr. Mano has been a Professor and Department Head at Tokyo Medical And Dental University for several years. He was the prime force behind the construction of an ultra-modern hyperbaric medicine treatment facility at the university hospital that has been consistently busy since it opened. He is a long time member of the UHMS and has served on several committees from time to time.

Another long-time member of the UHMS, Mahito Kawashima, M.D., Ph.D. was elected as Vice Chairman of the JHMS. Dr. Kawashima is the Executive Director of Kawashima Orthopedic Hospital in Nakatsu City , Japan where he, too, has a very active hyperbaric treatment facility in his hospital.

The JHMS is undergoing change from a voluntary society to an approval corporative society and is scheduled to make this organizational change in September, 2005. With Dr.’s Mano and Kawashima in charge of the reorganization, all who know them will agree the change will go smoothly.