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Biography

Editor-in-Chief of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Osamu Yokosuka is an Emeritus Professor of Chiba University, Japan. He graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1975 then worked as a trainee under Professor K. Okuda in Chiba University Hospital till 1978. Dr. Yokosuka was a research fellow worked under Professor S. Scherlock and Professor B. H. Billing in Royal Free Hospital, London, UK from 1978 to 1980; under Professor M. Omata in Chiba University from 1980 to 1985; and under Dr. J Summers in Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA, USA in 1984. In 1985, he received a Degree of Doctor of Medical Science, and served as an Assistant Professor in Chiba University till 1994, then as Lecturer in Medicine till 2006 when he was appointed as Director and Professor of Medicine. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Dean of Chiba University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yokosuka was the Secretary General of APASL (2008-2014). In 2016, he was elected as the President of APASL Tokyo, the President of 52nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology, and the President of Funabashi Central Hospital. Dr. Yokosuka’s research mainly focuses on Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. So far, he has published more than 700 original papers.

Biography

The Associate Editor of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Tatsuo Kanda received a medical degree in 1991 at Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan, and his PhD in 1999 at Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. He had post-doctor training for 3 years under Prof. Ratna Ray and Prof. Ranjit Ray at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. In Dec. 2008, Tatsuo Kanda became a Tenure-track Associate Professor at Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In Feb. 2013, Tatsuo Kanda was nominated a permanent Associate Professor at Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In 2017, Tatsuo Kanda became an Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine. For ~25 years, he has focused his scientific interests on the topics related to liver diseases including acute liver failure, viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver diseases, and worked with Prof. Osamu Yokosuka. Tatsuo Kanda is also an expert for hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV and HCV, and translation and replication of these viruses, and hepatocarcinogenesis. With his expertise in antiviral therapies and hepatitis virus research, Tatsuo Kanda also sees a lot of patients in clinical daily practice. Tatsuo Kanda has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed Journal.

Special Issue

Acupuncture for Women’s and Children’s Health

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Im Quah-Smith, MD, PhD
1. Research Associate, CHeBA, University of New South Wales, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
2. Independent Medical Researcher, Roseville Wellness Group, Roseville, NSW 2069, Australia
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.rosevillewellnessgroup.com.au/our-people/dr-im-quah-smith
Research Interests: acupuncture; auriculotherapy; laser; neuromodulation based healing approaches; brain sciences; meditation; higher consciousness research; stress management; mental health and wellbeing; preventative care

About This Topic

Dear colleagues and friends,

The beneficial effects of acupuncture (and auricular acupuncture) in the treatment of disease and dysfunction hence restoring health and wellbeing are well documented. The growing body of neuroimaging and neurophysiological research confirming this has been outstanding over the last two decades. It is hence important to document how acupuncture can be integrated into Women’s and Children’s health to ensure optimal outcomes for our future generations.
I invite you all to share your acupuncture knowledge in this very important group discipline.
Original research, short communications on upcoming projects or clinical trends and teaching protocols are all welcome. Please explore the link for authors (http://www.lidsen.com/journals/hg/hg-instructions-for-authors) and note the submission timing in 2019.
In Australia, we have a new discipline of medicine based on the Developmental Origin of Health and Disease (DOHAD). Acupuncture will make a significant contribution towards solving some of the many DOHAD health concerns.

Yours sincerely
Im Quah-Smith, MD, PhD.
Conjoint Lecturer, Womens and Childrens Health
UNSW Medicine
The University of New South Wales
Randwick 2031 Australia

Submission

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Keywords

Auricular acupuncture; women’s and children’s health; dysfunction; neurophysiological; treatment