Kyushu University Academic Staff Educational and Research Activities Database
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Shuji Shimizu Last modified date:2022.06.09

Administration Post
Vice President

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Kyushu University Institute for Asian and Oceanian Studies .
This is the homepage of International Medical Department. You can be linked to 3 consiting centers; Telemedicine Development Center of Asia, Overseas Exchange Center, and International Patient Support Center. .
Activity report of Asia-Pacific Medical Network Project in Kyushu University Hospital .
Academic Degree
Medical Doctor
Field of Specialization
General Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Telemedicine, International exchange
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Acting as a chief of medical team in next generation Internet project between Korea-Japan and chairperson of Medical Working Group in Asia-Pacific Advanced Network, transmission of live surgery or teleconference of various medical fields were major activities. Telemedicine Development Center of Asia was formally established in Kyushu University Hospital in October 2008, and I was appointed as director to lead the activities. In January 2016, I was appointed as professor and chairman of newly established International Medical Department and as director of Overseas Exchange Center. In October 2020, as Vice President of Kyushu University and Executive Research Director of Kyushu University Institute for Asian and Oceanian Studies Project, I keep leading international activities in whole campus.
Research Interests
  • Interdisciplinary Issue-based approach for problem-solving in Asian and Oceanian regions
    keyword : Asia, Oceania, Interdisciplinary, Issue-based
  • Global extention of remote medical education
    keyword : Telemedicine, Remote education, Internet, Worldwide
  • Advanced telemedicine over worldwide academic network
    keyword : Telemedicine, Internet, Asia
    2002.11Telemedicine with gigabit network in Asia-Pacific regions.
  • Safe and effective management of endoscopic diagnosis and treatment
    keyword : Endoscopy, disinfection, risk management
  • Clinical research on endoscopic surgery
    keyword : Endoscopic surgery, Minimally invasive
    1997.04~2021.03Clinical study of endoscopic surgery.
Current and Past Project
  • This project is maily to foster engineers who can support remote medical education programs. It includes a-week-long on-the-job training programs, train-the-trainer programs, domestic workshops, and Asia Telemedicine Symposium.
  • The diagnosis of early gastric cancer is of utmost importance to treat the patient for cure. This project is aimed to estalish the continuous medical education system economically and effectively between areas on the other side of the earth.
  • Collaborations between doctors and engineers for both international and domestic expansion
  • Continuous remote medical education for the diagnosis of early gastric cancer in Asia
  • The aim is to establish an advanced telemedicine system around Asia-Pacific region, which enables tranmission of high-quality medical moving images with mutual discussion and low cost. Standardization of medical knowledge and skills to provide patients with the best healthcare is our ultimate goal.
  • Establishment of remote education system for the early diagnosis of gastric cancer
  • Establishment of a collaboration research and education center for hamatopoietic disorders in Asia: Application of IT and medica technology in research and education of hematology
  • Establishment of Asian medical network system using broadband Internet
  • Integrated medical education by web-based training
  • Research and development of next generation Internet
  • Telecommunication between Korea and Japan on Internet protocol using submarine optic cable
Academic Activities
Membership in Academic Society
  • Endoscopic Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia
  • World Gastroenterology Organization
  • Japan Robotic Surgery Society
  • International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American Telemedicine Association
  • Japanese Telemedicine and Telecare Association
  • Japan Pancreas Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • The Japanes Breast Cancer Society
  • The Japanes Society of Gastroenterology
  • Japan Gatroenterological Endoscopy Society
  • Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
  • Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery
  • Japan Surgical Association
  • The Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Japan Surgical Society
  • International Collaborations on remote medical education in Asia and beyond: 10-year experience
  • Development of advanced telemedicine system and its active use for internationalization
Educational Activities
With ample experience of remote medical education and as Vice President of Kyushu University for international affairs, global education is lead in whole campus.
Other Educational Activities
  • 2020.03.
  • 2019.03.
  • 2004.10.
Professional and Outreach Activities
2012-2020 Internationalization Committee member of National University Hospital Council of Japan
2005-2021 Chairman of Medical Working Group in Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN)
2007-2020 Secretariat of Asia Telemedicine Symposium
2009- Member of International Exchange Committee in Kyushu University.