Health Seminar Vol. 18

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Dr. Maki Kano and Dr. Tsunetaka Yoshida’s seminar on the causes of sleeping disorders at the Nippon Club on October 13th was a success! Please click "Read more..." below to see event photograhs.

Health Seminar vol. 25 Ex-vivo Surgery

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Extending the Frontiers of Surgical Resection

dr kato

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Time: 6:30-8:00pm (Lecture), 8:00-8:30pm (Reception)
Venue: The Nippon Club, Sakura Room 5th floor
           145 West 57th St, New York, NY 10019 (map)
Fee: Free for JMSA members
        (Nippon Club member $15
        Non-Nippon Club member $25)

The next JMSA Health Seminar at the Nippon Club will be a very special lecture by Dr. Tomoaki Kato, Chief of the Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation at Columbia University Medical Center. The topic of the lecture is ex-vivo surgery for cancer patients, in which abdominal organs are first removed from the body for tumor resection, then healthy organs are returned into the abdominal cavity. The lecture will be given in Japanese. Please join us for this very exciting talk!

Complementary refreshments will be served at the reception.

To attend the seminar, please RSVP by calling The Nippon Club at 212-581-2223, or by emailing Mr. Naito at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please view the attached flyer for more details. 

Click here to read a personal interview with Dr. Kato, done recently by one of our members-in-training. 

Health Seminar Vol. 20: Photos

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On October 12, 2010, JMSA held its 20th health seminar at the Nippon Club. The topic of discussion was diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The seminar was lead by Drs. Araki and Kanei, both former JMSA scholars. Please click "Read More" to view photographs from the event.

Flu Seminar for Japanese Parents in NYC: 11/21/2009

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Dear students,

Please contact Dr. Asai (Pediatrics, Columbia University) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would be interested in volunteering at a seminar for Japanese parents in NYC. Dr. Asai will give a lecture, and other participants will include social workers, nurses, and nurse practitioners. The topic of discussion will be influenza and vaccinations. The time and location will be posted here in the next few days.

Health Seminar vol. 23 Medical Volunteer Experience in East Japan Earthquake Relief

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Please join us for the 23rd Health Seminar on the medical volunteer experience of our member physicians in regions affected by the East Japan Earthquake.

Following the devastating earthquakes and tsunami on March 11, several physicians and nurses from the United States went to the affected areas to provide medical assistance for those in need. In this Health Seminar lecture, three of our member physicians, Dr. Kamal Ramani, Dr. Robert Yanagisawa, and Dr. Kengo Inagaki, will discuss their volunteer experience in the areas affected by the earthquake. The lecture will be conducted in Japanese.

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Place: Nippon Club, 5th floor Sakura Room
Admission is free.
Cosponsored by the Nippon Club.

Please see the Nippon Club website ( for more information.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by email to Mr. Naito of the Nippon Club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and include your name (in both kanji and Roma-ji), phone number, and that you are a JMSA member. For questions, please call 212-581-2223.

We hope to see you there for this very special talk!