The College was pleased to welcome Japanese researchers Professor Isao Shimokawa and Dr Tadanori Fujino (Nagasaki University) to speak at our Remote and Rural Conference in Inverness, on Tuesday 12 November. 

Conference attendees heard from some of the most inspirational practitioners in the field of remote and rural medicine, including from Professor Shimokawa and Dr Fujino. They discussed the Nagasaki Islands Study, which investigated whether there is an association between frailty and living alone.

After their talk, Professor Shimokawa and Dr Fujino were invited to Edinburgh, to visit the College and they received a tour of our historic buildings on Queen Street. They were presented with College tartan ties and a framed College crest to take back their medical school in Nagasaki (image below). 

The College is grateful to Professor Shimokawa and Dr Fujino for their valuable contribution to our Remote and Rural Conference. 

Left to right: Joanne Hannah (Deputy CEO), Professor Isao Shimokawa, Dr Tadanori Fujino and Keith McKellar (CEO).


Paul Gillen

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