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    The Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA) is a group of medical and health care professionals with a knowledge of Japanese language, culture or customs. JMSA members are also proud supporters of local community efforts and educational scholarships.
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    Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA) is a group of volunteer healthcare professionals who are working to contribute to the Japanese community. The organization was established in 1973 and our activities have expanded significantly over the years.

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    One of the benefits of membership in the JMSA is listing in our professional directory. This provides both new referrals from patients looking for a doctor and also boosts your search results if you link to your practice website. JMSA.org is highly ranked by all the major search engines.

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    Our student members are involved in many outstanding projects both here and abroad. Student members enjoy mentorship from JMSA members in various medical fields, helping to prepare for their future careers.  The JMSA also awards a number of scholarships each year.

2015 JMSA Summer Party

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Please join us at the annual JMSA Summer Party!

Date: Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Guzan (1534 3rd Ave, between 86th & 87th Street)

A delicious dinner will be served, along with a cash bar. There will also be an entertainer for kids with a magic show, face painting, games and dancing! Feel free to invite any friends or family who are interested in the JMSA.
 

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43rd Annual Spring Dinner - A Big Success!

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JMSA held its 43rd Annual Spring Dinner on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at the New York Athletic Club overlooking Central Park in New York City. The society was delighted to accommodate over 200 guests, including JMSA board members, healthcare professionals, scholarship recipients, students, and sponsors at the event.
 
The night began with a cocktail reception, followed by the dinner. Entertainment was provided by the Kay Matsukawa Quartet. Dr. Maki Kano and Dr. Robert Yanagisawa, co-chairs of the event, addressed the guests with opening remarks. Dr. Yuzuru Anzai, current president of JMSA, then continued to welcome guests, and proceeded to govern the voting of the 2015 JMSA Slate. The society is especially grateful for Mr. Reiichiro Takahashi, Ambassador and Consul-General of Japan in New York for his attendance and speech. JMSA scholarship awards were then presented by Dr. Robert Yanagisawa. Dr. Shintaro Yamada, scholarship recipient and the organizer of the recent JMSA New York Life Science Forum, gave a presentation of the forum. Dr. Takeshi Kanno of Tohoku University, chosen as one of the "100 most influential people in the world" by Time Magazine for his work immediately after the Earthquake in 2010, was introduced by Dr. Kamal Ramani. Dr. Kanno gave a speech thanking JMSA for the support of Tohoku area.
 
Overall, the JMSA 43rd Annual Spring Dinner was a tremendous success, and the society would like to express our deepest gratitude to those who attended, supported, and promoted the event. The society is grateful for the generous and continuous support provided by our sponsors, benefactors, and donors whom make JMSA events and scholarships possible.

87th Dr. Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Day Ceremony

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87th Dr. Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Day Ceremony was held at The Woodlawn Cemetery on May 21.

The Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Society (HNMS) held a memorial day ceremony at The Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York to honor the life and legacy of the Japanese scientist on May 21. The ceremony, a tribute to Dr. Noguchi’s 87th memorial anniversary, was a huge success and the event ran very smoothly under the cozy weather with azalea trees being in full bloom in the park-like beautiful natural surroundings.

The ceremony started at 11:00a.m. with the opening remarks by Mr. Yoshio Kano, Executive Director, HNMS followed by welcome addresses by Dr. Shunichi Homma, President, HNMS and Mr. Mitch Rose, President, The Woodlawn Cemetery, and then H.E Reiichiro Takahashi, Ambassador and Consul-General of Japan in New York and Dr. Hiro Funabiki, Professor at The Rockefeller University addressed the respectful greetings.

As a highlight of the ceremony at around 11:20a.m., the impressive message from Mr. Yasuo Yago, President of The Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Foundation which is based in Inawashiro, Fukushima, Dr. Hideyo Noguchi’s birthplace was introduced upon being translated into English by Dr. Robert Yanagisawa, Director, HNMS. Also, Mr. Motohiro Satoh, Vice President, The Nippon Club addressed respectful greetings. At the end of the program Dr. Susan Olsen. Director of Historic Services, The Woodlawn Cemetery addressed the closing remarks.

For the memorable ceremony on this day, the beautiful flower arrangements were presented by the following organizations:

  • The consulate-General of Japan in New York
  • The Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA)
  • The Japanese Medical Support Network (JAMSNET)
  • The Japanese American Association of New York (JAA)
  • The Nippon Club
  • The New York Japanese-American Lions Club (JALC)
  • The New York Fukushima Kenjin-kai
  • The New York Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Society (HNMS)

Dr. Hideyo Noguchi was born in Inawashiro, Fukushima, in 1876, Dr. Noguchi achieved success as a scientist even though he was raised in a small rural village and was handicapped by a fire. His talent was recognized by the Rockefeller Institute which provided him with the opportunity to conduct research where he focused on a cure for yellow fever. On May 21, 1928 Dr. Noguchi succumbed to the disease he fought tirelessly to cure while working in Africa.

Among the honored guests and officials gathered on this day to remember the internationally acclaimed scientist were Reiichiro Takahashi, Ambassador and Consul-General of Japan in New York, Dr. Shunichi Homma, the Margaret Milliken Hatch Professor at Columbia University Medical Center and founding President of the New York Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Society, Dr, Hiro Funabiki, the professor at The Rockefeller University, Mitch Rose. The president, The Woodlawn Cemetery, Mr. Motohiro Satoh, Vice President, The Nippon Club, representatives from the Japanese Medical Society of America, the Japanese American Association of New York, the New York Japanese-American  Lions Club, the New York Fukushima Kenjin-kai and The Woodlawn Cemetery. Almost 40 people from the public and press attended the ceremony.

The New York Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Society, Inc. (HNMS)  was established in 2013 to strengthen U.S. - Japan relations by inspiring and supporting children from both sides of the Pacific to study medicine. In addition to providing opportunities for students and creative learning, the Society is dedicated to preserving the memorial and memory of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi. The Noguchi Memorial at The Woodlawn Cemetery was restored in 2008 by the Japanese Medicals Society of America, Inc. (JMSA) and is visited by hundreds annually.

The New York Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Society, Inc. (HNMS) is a tax exempt organization and a private foundation with Federal Tax ID #46-3452994. It is classified under Internal Revenue Code as 501(c)(3). Donors can deduct contributions under IRS Section 170 and 2055, 2106, or 2522.

JMSA Health Care Lecture Series: Understanding Headaches with Dr. Hiroki Nariai

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日本クラブ/米国日本人医師会共催 第36回ヘルスセミナー
 
「頭痛のはなし」
 
講師:成相 宏樹 先生
(アルバート・アインシュタイン医科大学、モンテフィオーレ・メディカルセンター 小児神経内科フェロー)
 
 

開催日: 2015617 () 6:30 - 8:30 pm

6:30 - 8:00 pm (講演会)  8:00 - 8:30 pm (懇親会)
場所: 日本クラブ 5F サクラルーム (日本クラブ 145 West 57th street, New York, NY 10019)
参加費 (軽食・ワイン、ソフトドリンク込み: 会員 10ドル / ゲスト・一般 15ドル
 
お申込みは、お問い合わせ:日本クラブ担当、内藤まで
(E-mailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  / TEL: 212-581-2223)
ウエブサイトは、http://www.nipponclub.org にて御覧下さい。
 
 
頭痛はとてもありふれた症状です。米国では頭痛の専門科(神経内科、小児神経科)受診への敷居は日本より高く、緊急でもないのにEmergency Department(救急診療部)を受診するのも気が引けるかも知れません。一言に頭痛と言っても、原因は様々です。命に関わる危険なものもあれば、いわゆる「頭痛持ちの頭痛」のような緊急性の低いものもあります。今回は、もし自分、もしくは周囲の人が頭痛を感じた時、どのように考え、対処したら良いのかをお話し頂きます。また、頭痛という病態の理解の歴史と、近年の医学診療・医学研究の進歩についても触れて頂きます。

講師プロフィール:        
 
成相  宏樹 (なりあい ひろき) 先生
 
慶應義塾大学医学部卒業。福岡県麻生飯塚病院にて初期臨床研修、慶應義塾大学病院にて小児科研修後、2009年に渡米。ミシガン小児病院神経生理フェローを修了後、現在アルバート・アインシュタイン医科大学、モンテフィオーレ・メディカルセンターにて小児神経内科フェロー。日米両国の臨床経験を生かし、米国における日本人コミュニティーへの貢献が期待されている。

Nippon Club 36th Health Seminar in cooperation with Japanese Medical Society of America
 
Understanding Headaches  
 
Lecturer:  Dr. Hiroki Nariai, M.D. (Albert Einstein Medical College, Montefiore Medical Center)
Date: June 17th  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Place:   Nippon Club 5Fl. Sakura Room
Fee:   Nippon Club Member $10 / Guest $15 (includes wine, soft drink & appetizer)
Please see details at: http://www.nipponclub.org
 
Dr. Hiroki Nariai will address causes of Headaches and how best to deal with them. There are many causes of headaches. Most headaches are of benign nature while other headaches may be more serious and require immediate attention. Dr. Nariai will also discuss treatment of headaches and what the typical symptoms are of the common types of headaches. Dr. Nariai hopes that those who attend the lecture will have a better understanding of the different kinds of headaches and how best to treat them.
 
( This seminar will be conducted mainly in Japanese)

Fundahigao America Foundation

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Dear JMSA Members and Friends,

We would like to introduce you to the Fundahigao America Foundation founded by one of our members, Dr. Tomoaki Kato. He is hosting a fundraiser to support Latin American liver transplant for children. Please read the message from him below.
 
 
 
Dear Friends,
 
We are hosting a fund-raising event on 6/11 in Glass House. It is a photo exhibit of children who were transplanted in Caracas. The event is 6-9pm.  With the ticket price of $250/person (tax deductible contribution. $55 of $250 is not tax exempted. If you donate and do not attend the event, entire amount is tax exempted). If you are interested in purchasing tickets or know of someone who may be interested, please let Dr. Kato know or follow the instructions on the 2nd link. Carolina Herrera will be at the venue and may be some other from fashion industry.
 
This is a launching event of Fundahigao America Foundation. I am a co-founder of the foundation. Here is what we have been doing.
 
Liver transplantation programs in the United States have been curing patients for decades with optimal results. The situation is very different for patients in Latin America and other parts of the world. Lack proper medical training and assistance available prevent many families from getting the proper care for their children suffering from liver disease. Just a decade ago, children with liver disease in Venezuela were among those that had no hope for local treatment. Dr.Pedro Rivas in Caracas and I met in 2004 to take on the mission to establish liver transplant program in Caracas. The first pediatric liver transplant in Venezuela was performed in 2005 on an 8-year-old girl with severe end-stage liver disease. The donor was her father. That young patient is now a teenager finishing high school.  Following the first case, we have done almost 70 living donor liver transplant cases (of those, 50 are done for children) in Venezuela with very high success rate (survival rate more than 90% in children). After 10 years of on-site training, the program is now at its graduation stage.
 
Getting close to completing  our original mission to make liver transplant available in the country, we decided to form a foundation to pursue mission of replicating the same outcomes in other Latin American Countries. Fundahigado America Foundation (FHA) is a tax deductible, 501c3 not-for-profit organization founded in October 2011 exclusively for charitable purposes to promote efforts to train the multidisciplinary healthcare professionals needed for pediatric liver transplantation in areas of Latin America where the option of liver transplantation currently does not exist.
 
Tomoaki Kato

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