Collaborating Centre for the WHO-FIC in Japan

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NEW!! ICD-11 Release
ICD-11 has been released. At noon (Geneva time; 19:00 Japan time) on June 18 (Mon.), ICD-11 was released at WHO Headquarters. Members of the WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre in Japan participated in the official event for the release.
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The 7th Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare ICF Symposium Held
On January 20 (Sat.), 2018, the 7th Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare ICF Symposium -Preparing for the Future Society through the Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF): For a Future Society Where Everyone Can Shine- was held in Iino Hall in Kasumigaseki, Tokyo. This year’s symposium was innovative in two ways. First, the symposium invited the key person on ICF implementation from WHO, which presented a valuable opportunity to directly ask the WHO officer about “Why WHO’s focus on ICF,” the concept of ICF, and the vision for its use. Second, the symposium hosted poster presentation and exhibition on examples of ICF use to help share information and identify uses of ICF for further implementation of ICF. With close to 400 persons participating, the symposium provided a major impetus for fully fledged implementation and use of ICF.

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Dr. Alarcos Cieza of WHO Visits Japan for Courtesy Visits and Tours
Over two days on January 18 (Thu.) and 19 (Fri.), 2018, Dr. Alarcos Cieza, Coordinator for the Blindness and Deafness Prevention, Disability and Rehabilitation (BDD) Unit of the Management of NCDs, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention Department of WHO, paid courtesy visits and made tours of various organizations that were hosting, supporting, and cooperating in the 7th Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare ICF Symposium. Dr. Cieza was visiting Japan to attend the symposium.

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Dr. John Grove of WHO Pays Courtesy Visit to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
On December 15 (Fri.), 2017, Dr. John Grove, Director of the Information, Evidence and Research (IER) Department at WHO, who oversees the 11th Revision of ICD as an officer responsible for the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC), paid a courtesy visit to Director-General Kazuaki Sakamitsu for Statistics and Information Policy of the Ministry of Health , Labour and Welfare (MHLW).

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Report on Participation in the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) Network Annual Meeting 2017
The WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) Network Annual Meetings are held every autumn in locations around the world. In 2017, the delegation from Japan participated in the meeting that was held over six days from October 16 to 21 in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Report of the Interactive Review Meeting for WHO ICD-11 Implementation in Japan
On September 1 (Fri.) and 2 (Sat.), 2017, the Interactive Review Meeting for WHO ICD-11 Implementation in Japan was held at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW). The meeting was jointly organized by the MHLW and the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine. Attending the meeting from abroad were the expert from WHO and two other ICD experts. From Japan, members of the ICD Expert Committee, experts from the Japanese Society of Medical Sciences, the Japanese Association for Dental Science, and other organizations, and members of related departments within the MHLW attended.

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Courtesy Call by Dr. Robert Jakob, the WHO Team Leader for the 11th Revision of ICD
On August 31 (Thu.), 2017, Dr. Robert Jakob, the WHO Team Leader for the 11th Revision of ICD, paid a courtesy visit to Director-General Kazuaki Sakamitsu for Statistics and Information Policy of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW).
Dr. Jakob’s courtesy call preceded his attendance at the Interactive Review Meeting for WHO ICD-11 Implementation in Japan, which was jointly organized by MHLW and the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, on September 1 (Fri.) and 2 (Sat.), 2017, at MHLW.

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WHO Officer’s Visit to Japan and Invitation to the 7th Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare ICF Symposium
The 7th Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare ICF Symposium will be held on January 20 (Sat.), 2018, at Iino Hall (Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo).
As part of the collaborative work between WHO and the WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre in Japan, Dr. Alarcos Cieza, a key WHO officer in charge of ICF use, has been invited to speak at the symposium.
By sharing the future vision on ICF use, including the global vision concretized in the action plan drawn up by the WHO officer at the forefront of ICF use, this year’s symposium will provide a major impetus to further promoting ICF use. We sincerely hope that many of you will be able to attend the symposium.

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Report on the 1st Management Council Meeting of the WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre in Japan
On June 14, 2017, the WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre in Japan organized the first Management Council meeting in FY 2017 at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. All members of the Centre gathered at the meeting and had lively discussions on plans of the Centre for the current fiscal year.

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Report on the 1st National Conference on ICD-11 in FY 2017
On May 30, 2017, the 1st National Conference on ICD-11 was held at Fukuracia Tokyo Station where there was an active exchange of opinions on developments at WHO and submission of proposals on ICD-11 from scientific societies in Japan.

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Participation in Collaboration Meeting for WHO Collaborating Centres in Japan
On April 23, 2017, 33 WHO Collaborating Centres in Japan assembled together for the first time at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine.

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Report on the 6th ICF Symposium
On March 18, 2017, the 6th Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare ICF Symposium was held in Square Kojimachi on the theme “Towards the Use of the Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: Case Studies on the Specific Uses of the Classification.”

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Report on the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) Network Annual Meeting and ICD Revision Conference in Japan
In October 2016, WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) Network Annual Meeting and ICD-11 Revision Conference were held in Tokyo.

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Change in the position of the Head of the Collaborating Centre for the WHO-FIC in Japan
Dr. Kei Mori succeeds Dr. Mika Watari as the Head of the Collaborating Centre for the WHO-FIC in Japan, as of April 1, 2016.

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Update on the Regulations of the Collaborating Centre for the WHO-FIC in Japan
The Regulations of the Collaborating Centre for the WHO-FIC in Japan, covering the second term (starting in September 2015), are now available.

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