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Greetings from the President

President

Michiyasu
SUZUKI

鈴木 倫保

I would like to express my appreciation for visiting the website of the Japan Brain Dock Society. First, I would like to explain the history of the society, which was founded in the early 1990s by Dr. Kazuo Hashi, the present advisor to the society, and Dr. Toshio Nakagawa, the present director and president of the Japan Medical Association. The initial goal was to eradicate subarachnoid hemorrhage, by screening for unruptured cerebral aneurysms. Dr. Nakagawa proposed an extremely new concept of medical care, “to reduce the risk of correctable subarachnoid hemorrhage by prophylactic surgical treatment of unruptured cerebral aneurysms.” He also developed a guideline for brain checkup, that includes the standardization of diagnosis and appropriate response to patients. Dr. Isamu Saito continued his presentation by revising the guidelines and establishing an accreditation system for brain-dock facilities, out of concern for the social situation where easy brain examinations have temporarily become common. In addition, Dr. Kazuo Watanabe established a corporation to establish the social foundation of our society. At present, the number of subarachnoid hemorrhages in Japan has decreased by approximately 1,000 cases per year compared to the past, and it is believed that radical surgery for unruptured aneurysms as well as blood pressure control and smoking cessation after a brain checkup are effective. The initial concept of the brain dock has been proven, and its usefulness is unquestionable. Parallel to these efforts to reduce the risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage, Dr. Shotai Kobayashi has established another pillar of brain dock by clarifying the relationship between asymptomatic cerebral infarction, cerebral white matter lesions, microbleeds, and other findings and the onset of stroke and cognitive decline through MR brain docking. Dr. Yasuro Katayama was instrumental in organizing the subtitle of our society's name, "Medical Society for Stroke and Dementia Prevention," in line with the reality that cases of dementia are increasing in Japan's super-aged society.

Next, I would like to think about the future map of our society, looking back at the past, and looking at the present. Since the inauguration of the brain check, the question that has often been asked is: "Is the brain dock effective?” Since the cost benefit of preventive medicine is now being actively discussed, the answer to this question cannot be avoided. As opposed to 30 years ago, when brain checkup patients were reassured that there were no apparent unruptured cerebral aneurysms on imaging, today, it is necessary to provide a scientific answer. Despite evidence from the brain dock, the world's leading preventive medicine system, continuously emerging, I feel that quantified evidence of reduced risk of disease onset obtained through a series of "preemptive medicine" frames such as diagnosis of various images and biomarkers in individuals, prediction of disease onset in individuals, and therapeutic intervention, is also essential. Fortunately, we have a group of accredited facilities and a brain-dock database that are being constructed. If we can improve the accuracy of data and accumulate comprehensive data with the help of our members, we can obtain big data from a very large cohort that is unparalleled in the world. Furthermore, if the rate of repeat visits can be improved, risk reduction can be quantitatively demonstrated. These anonymized big data will undoubtedly become a new asset for the medical industry in the areas of drug discovery, diagnostic imaging, and biomarker development for various diseases, and I expect that the amount of health information returned to brain dock recipients will also increase dramatically. The Brain Dock Society is truly a "medical society for the prevention of stroke and dementia.” We are currently preparing to reorganize the Brain-Dock Database Committee and to establish the Academic Committee, the Public Relations Committee, and the Certification and Education System Committee after consulting the board members. I would be more than happy to share the big map of the future with our members and request your continued support and cooperation.

History

1988 Conducted Japan's first brain check (Shin Sapporo Neurosurgery Hospital).
Conducted Japan's first brain check using MRI (Shimane Institute for Intractable Diseases).
1992 Society for Human Brain Checkup was established.
Name changed to Japan Brain Dock Study Group.
The first Japan Brain Dock Meeting was held in Sapporo.
1995 Name changed to Japan Brain Dock Society.
1997 Guidelines for Brain Dock published.
2000 Reorganization: Dr. Kazuo Hashi (Professor, Sapporo Medical University) was appointed as the first president.
Website of the society opened.
2003 Published Guidelines for Brain Dock 2003 (revised 2nd edition).
2004 Dr. Isamu Saito (Professor Emeritus, Kyorin University) was appointed as the second president.
2008 Guidelines for Brain Dock 2008 (revised 3rd edition) published.
Dr. Kazuo Watanabe (Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Minami-Tohoku Hospital) was appointed as the 3rd president.
2009 Incorporated as a general incorporated association and renamed as the Japan Brain Dock Society.
2010 Brain-dock facility accreditation system started. 134 facilities were accredited in the first accreditation review.
The standard database for brain dock was released.
2011 Renewal of the society website.
2013 Dr. Shotai Kobayashi (Professor, Shimane University) was appointed as the 4th president.
2014 Published the Brain Dock Guidelines 2014 (revised 4th edition).
Conducted a study to validate the guidelines for brain dock.
2015 First issue of the Journal of the Japan Brain Dock Society.
2017 Dr. Yasuro Katayama (Professor Emeritus, Nippon Medical School) was appointed as the 5th president.
2018 Added the subtitle "Medical Society for Stroke and Dementia Prevention" to the society name.
2019 Publication of Guidelines for Brain Dock 2019 (revised 5th edition).
Dr. Michiyasu Suzuki (Professor, Yamaguchi University) appointed as the 6th president.
2022 Renewal of the society website.

Office

Name The Japan Brain Dock Society
(Academia for Early Prevention of Stroke and Dementia)
e-mail info@jbds.jp
Phone +81-90-11-891-2500
Address 6-2-10 Atsubetsuchuo 1-jo Atsubetsu-ku,
Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 004-0051 Japan

Board Members

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President Michiyasu SUZUKI
Directors Masafumi IHARA Satoshi KURODA Yasushi OKADA Syuhei YAMAGUCHI
Fusao IKAWA Nobuhiro MIKUNI Makoto SASAKI Hiroshi YAO
Yoko KATO Akio MORITA Yoshiaki SHIOKAWA Takakazu KAWAMATA
Kazumi KIMURA Kazuhiko NOZAKI Teiji TOMINAGA Kazutoshi NISHIYAMA
Kazuo KITAGAWA Kuniaki OGASAWARA Hidekazu TOMIMOTO  
Auditors Kazuhiro HONGO Kenichiro KATSURA
Honorary Advisors Kazuo HASHI Isamu SAITO Yasuo KATAYAMA
Shotai KOBAYASHI Kazuo WATANABE
Honorary Members Satoru FUJIWARA Takashi OHMOTO Akira TERAMOTO Takashi YOSHIMOTO
Toru HAYAKAWA Tomio SASAKI Akiro TERASHI Toshio NAKAGAWA
Takamasa KAYAMA Toru SAWADA Shinichiro UCHIYAMA Masayasu MATSUMOTO
Namio KODAMA Yukito SHINOHARA Takenori YAMAGUCHI  
Akira OGAWA Sumiyoshi TANABE Toshiki YOSHIMINE  
Trustees Hirokazu BOKURA Kimito KONDO Hiroshi YONETA Shinichi TAKAHASHI
Isao DATE Kaoru KURISU Eiichi NOMURA Yoshiki TAKAO
Masahito FUJISHIGE Hiroki KURITA Takemori YAMAWAKI Hidetaka TAKEDA
Yoichiro HASHIMOTO Yasushi KUROKAWA Masahiro OHNO Toshiaki TAZAWA
Shuichi HIGANO Takahiro KUWASHIRO Manabu OHNUKI Atsushi TOMINAGA
Teruyuki HIRANO Hirofumi MARUYAMA Masafumi OHTAKI Fukashi UDAKA
Hidetaka HOUGAKU Chie MIHARA Keiichi ONODA Teiji UEDE
Yuichiro II Kazuo MINEMATSU Kaechang PARK Katsuya URAKAMI
Mutsumi IIJIMA Susumu MIYAMOTO Tsukasa SAITO Yoshiyuki WAKUGAWA
Ken IKEDA Yasuo MURAI Nobuhito SAITO Masahiko WANIBUCHI
Toru INOUE Kazuhiro MURAMATSU Nobuyuki SAKAI Sadayoshi WATANABE
Shinsuke IRIE Atsushi NAGAI Masaharu SAKO Yusuke YAKUSHIJI
Mami ISHIKAWA Hidemasa NAGAI Takehiko SASAKI Hiroharu KATAOKA
Toru IWAMA Kazuyuki NAGATSUKA Jinichi SASANUMA Akihiro SHINDO
Yasushi IWAO Masao NAGAYAMA Tokio SHIMOMURA Hidenori SUZUKI
Kenji KAMIYAMA Joji NAKAGAWARA Toshiyuki SUGINO Tomohito HISHIKAWA
Masahiro KAMOUCHI Hirohiko NAKAMURA Nobuo SUGO Nobutaka HORIE
Hiroyuki KINOUCHI Makoto NAKANE Norihiro SUZUKI  
Haruhiko KISHIMA Shigeki NISHINO Makoto TAKAGI  
Yuhei YOSHIMOTO Chikako NITO Akira TAKAHASHI