Special Lecture Speakers

Lee, Si Hyung, MD, PhD
Director, Institute of Serotonin Culture, Seoul, South Korea

Title of Presentation
“The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Forest Welfare in terms of Brain Science”

Won Sop Shin
President of Korea Forest Therapy Forum

Title of Presentation
“Re-Examination of Forest as the Space for Health Promotion after COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak”

Invited Speakers

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan President of the Japanese Society of Forest Medicine (http://forest-medicine.com) Vice president and secretary general of the International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine (INFOM, http://infom.org) Directors of the Forest Therapy Society in Japan (https://www.fo-society.jp) Managing Vice Chairperson of Forest Health Maintenance Research of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies Professor and Dr. Qing Li (MD, PhD) is the world’s foremost expert in forest medicine and immunology. He has published several books such as Forest Medicine in 2012 in the US, Forest bathing in 2018 in the US, Shinrin-yoku in 2018 in the UK. Shinrin-yoku has been translated into 26 languages in the world. He has established a new science, Forest Medicine.

Session 1: Physiological Effects of Forest Therapy
Qing LI, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan

Title of Presentation
“From a Feeling to a Science-Beneficial effects of forest bathing/shinrin-yoku/forest therapy on human health”

Matilda van den Bosch is an Associated Researcher at the Barcelona Institute of Global Health, Spain and an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia. Her research lies in the interface of human health and the health of our natural surroundings with the goal of contributing to local and global policies that promote healthy environments for both humans and ecosystems. Most of her research has focused on the human health benefits of contact and exposure to urban natural environments. She is the primary editor of the Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health (2018) and is leading several international research projects related to green space exposure, childhood health, and climate change. Matilda has advised several international organisations, including WHO, FAO, US Environmental Protection Agency, and the UN Environmental Programme, on issues related to human health impacts of forests and nature.

Session 2: Psychological Effects of Forest Therapy
Dr Matilda van den Bosch(MD, PhD)
Associated Researcher at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health

Title of Presentation
“Nature and human health – pathways, mechanism, and policy impacts”

Ph.D. (University of Hamburg) in international comparative research; various appointments at different universities as lecturer and professor; CEO, Causal Impact, Statistics and Management Consulting, Germany/Australia, focussing on causal modelling, strategic performance enhancement and econometrics; international consultant and advisor to various national and international organisations (e.g., GIZ, ADB, World Bank, UNESCO); Secretary and International Strategic Advisor, INFTA, Australia and President, INFTA Germany; current professional focus on research and international collaboration in the area of Forest Therapy as a Public Health practice.

Session 3: Industrialization of Forest Welfare
Dieter Kotte
Secretary & International Strategic Advisor, International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance (INFTA), Melbourne – Australia / Hamburg – Germany

Title of Presentation
“The need for international standardization in the area of Forest Therapy”

Amos Clifford is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs and author of the best selling Your Guide to Forest Bathing (Conari Press 2018). Amos founded Sky Creek Dharma Center in Chico, California, where he emphasized the importance of meditation practice in wild places. Amos is also widely known for his work in restorative justice. He is founder of the Center for Restorative Process, where he has led the inquiry into how the principles of restorative justice can inform ways to heal the broken relationships between humans and the more-than-human world of nature. Amos holds a BS in Organization Development and an MA in Counseling from the University of San Francisco. Amos has been the primary developer of ANFT's acclaimed training programs.

Session 4: Field application and practical use of forest welfare
M. Amos Clifford MA
Founder/CEO, Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs

Title of Presentation
“A Standard Sequence of Invitations for Guided Forest Therapy Walks: The ANFT Model”

Session 5: Policy and Traditional Knowledge related to forest welfare of each
Tamberly Conway
Founder/CEO, Conservation Conexions

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