In this series of conferences on preventive medicine, which have been held in cooperation with the University of Chiba in recent years, this time experts will discuss the correlation of urban development and the health of its citizens.
MORI Ōgai, a Japanese physician and writer, who studied in Berlin in the 19th century, published the first Japanese book on sanitary science in 1889. He said the city lives, it keeps on evolving constantly, so that the people in charge of urban planning need to imagine the "new city" in advance and create a concept for it. This is still valid today – although in respect of health.
In modern cities inhabitants are exposed to an immense number of environmental influences and chemical substances (e.g. materials used in buildings), the effects of which on human health cannot always be determined clearly or can have a negative impact on it. At the same time modern technology provides the chance to take care of one’s health in a preventive way.
In the 5th German-Japanese symposium on preventive medicine and public health potentials and urban development concepts will be discussed how a better environment could be developed to reduce possibly negative effects on health and to improve the quality of life for future generations.
The conference languages will be German and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation.