Health and Public Policy Committee welcomes a new member!

A new member are joining on!

Hi all,

I am very pleased to introduce the member of Health and Public Policy Committee (HPPC). A new member joined the HPPC. Please keep in mind a wonderful member.

Best regards,

PRC member Takamasa Miyauchi  MD

Health and Public Policy Committee

Kenichiro Wakuta MD

Nakagami Hospital
Diabetes internal Medecine
Job Title
Head physician
KANSYA -appreciation-

Report from HPPC/CMC committee.

The road to an FACP – Why and how do we aim for it? –

(Health and Public Policy Committee,Credential/Membership Committee joint project)

Yuhta Oyama, MD, FJSIM, FACP

Nihonkai General Hospital

Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Nephrology and Rheumatology

 On the second day of ACP Japan Chapter Annual Meeting 2018, the morning of June 3, we held a session with the above title as a joint project between HPPC and CMC. Although there are 320 FACPs and 6 MACPs as of July 1, 2017 in the ACP Japan Chapter, it was because we had the intention to have more member become FACP by listening to answers to questions “ Why did they aim for Fellow? ”, “ What kind of difference can be seen in daily work by becoming Fellow? “, and “How do they want to act in the future? “

 At the time of planning and submission, CMC was also planning a session to announce the procedure of Fellow application. Since the planning direction is the same, we decided to collaborate.

In the session, after opening remarks, we project the Convocation video which was held at ACP annual meeting (Internal Medicine). Prior to this project, we conducted a preliminary questionnaire using acp-exchange mailing list etc. Fellows and Masters were asked to answer in a questionnaire about the aim for Fellow and the change after becoming Fellow, and members were asked to answer in a questionnaire about the image of Fellow, whether they are aiming for Fellow, and whether they think that they would change themselves by becoming Fellow. So, after Convocation video presentation, we announced the results of the questionnaire and conducted a discussion based on the answer contents.

This time, Dr. Fumiaki Ueno (Governor, ACP Japan Chapter) and Dr. Kenji Maeda (Governor-Elect, ACP Japan Chapter) fortunately participated as a commentator. For that reason, clear focus was placed on this project, and a more meaningful message was conveyed to both the participants and the committee members as well (Dr. Ueno and Dr. Maeda, we thank you for taking the time to attend this session despite being busy during annual meeting). Although the motivation when respondents became Member or Fellow was various, we got impression that spiritual incentives such as pride, self-confidence, sense of responsibility, and so on, are given mental motivation to continue the occupation of a doctor by becoming Fellow.

After the discussion, there was a comment on the steps to apply for Fellow, and the session was summarized. Since the application procedure was explained in an easy-to-understand manner, for the participants, the method of acquiring Fellow became even clearer. Thank you very much for all the participants who had listened diligently.

We hope that more people aim for Fellow with this project as opportunity, but eventually, the two committees hope that number of members of ACP Japan Chapter will increase by repeating such a project.


今回、HPPC/CMCの小山雄太先生より2018年度の年次総会の報告をいただきました。小山先生たちは皆さんも興味のある「FACPへの道」ということで講演されておりました。ぜひ、この報告を読んでFACPを深く理解してください。(PRC委員 宮内隆政/志村華絵)

Health and Public Policy Committee〜Credential/Membership Committee(HPPC/CMC)共同企画

「FACPへの道 - なぜ、そしてどのようにそれを目指すのか- 」

日本海総合病院 腎臓膠原病内科



セッションでは、まず趣旨説明のあと、米国内科学会Internal Medicineで行われるConvocationのビデオ映像を供覧した。今回の企画にあたり、acp-exchangeなどで事前アンケートを行い、FellowやMasterの方々にはFellowになった経緯や昇格後の変化などについて、Memberの方々にはFellowのイメージや目指しているかどうか、Fellowになることで自身がどのように変化すると思うか、などについて回答を募っていたので、Convocationのビデオ供覧に次いで、その結果をセッション中に発表して、回答内容をもとにディスカッションを行った。今回、コメンテーターとして上野文昭・現支部長と前田賢司・次期支部長のお二人にご登壇いただけたことで、本企画に一本芯がしっかり入り、参加された皆さんにも両委員会委員にもより意義深いメッセージが伝えられることになった(両先生には会期中ご多忙にも関わらず本セッションにご登壇いただきありがとうございました.心より感謝申し上げます)。MemberやFellowになった時の動機は様々であったが、Fellowになることで誇りや自信、責任感など、医師という職業を継続するうえでの精神的な動機付けが付与されることが多いような印象であった。



Chapter Business Report 2017-2018: HPPC

Health and Public Policy Committee

Yuhta Oyama MD, FJSIM, FACP


Planned and going to have a workshop at the 2018 chapter meeting titled “The road to an FACP – Why and how do we aim for it? -“


  1. Continue to develop a model to resolve common challenges on medical professionalism
  2. Preparation of criteria for COI disclosure of roles at ACP Japan Chapter (ACP-JC) and COI disclosure at annual meeting of ACP-JC
  3. Attempt to publish Choosing Wisely lists as the ACP-JC based on questionnaire of ACP-JC members
  4. Examine and discuss “End of life care” that would more suitable for Japanese medical circumstances
  5. Analyze the attitude of ACP headquarters towards COI and report it to the ACP-JC members

Interim Report from Health and Public Policy Committee 2017

ACP日本支部・Health and Public Policy Committee中間活動報告



小山雄太(日本海総合病院 腎臓膠原病内科)



  1. What We Accomplished



2.What We Are Working On


・ACP本部においてInternal MedicineでのCOI管理をどのように行っているのか問い合わせ中(ACPのHPにおけるHPPCのStaff LiaisonであるRenee Butkus氏へ,記載されているメールアドレスで複数回質問メールを送っているがまだ返答なし).


  1. What We Plan To Initiate

・Choosing Wisely/High Value Careに対するACP日本支部会員の意向調査および意見聴取をメールベースで行いたいと考えている.

・End of Life Careについての取り組みも検討している.この問題を考えていくうえで,臨床倫理に関する情報提供や学習の場を提供する必要性もあると思われ,臨床倫理学会とのjointでの企画が可能かどうかも含め検討する予定である.