On February 3rd, 2021, the 3rd R²EC Symposium “Building Risk Resilience to the COVID-19 Pandemic” was held online.
There were more than 130 participants, including universities, research institutes, companies, and public sectors.
In Part 1, there were three presentations about issues brought about by COVID-19 and measures in response to it from different perspectives of medical practice, BCP/M and social simulation.
In Part 2, at the panel discussion “Building Resilient Society To Our New Normal” , a cross-disciplinary and interactive discussion was made between panelists and participants.
According to the questionnaire (response rate 52.3%), 97％ of the respondents were satisfied with the symposium. Through this symposium, we found that participants are highly interested in the topic of risk and resilience against the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, it was a great opportunity to disseminate the activities of the R²EC to distant participants including oversea institutions.
|Date||Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1.30 pm to 4.40 pm (JST)|
|Language||Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation[JP→EN] provided)|
Host: Kazumasa Omote (Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba)
|Part 1: Presentations|
|1.30-1.35 pm||Opening Remarks
Keiichi Okajima (Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba)
|1.35-2.05 pm||Presentation 1 “Changes in medical practice brought about by COVID-19”
Kyoko Suzuki MD, Ph.D, (Department of Pediatrics, Juntendo University Nerima Hospital)
|2.05-2.35 pm||Presentation 2 “Now is the time to work on “business continuity” seriously: BCP/M for COVID-19″
Kanryu Nagase (President, DRI Japan)
|2.35-3.05 pm||Presentation 3 “Consideration of COVID-19 infection prevention measures compatible with the local economy”
Setsuya Kurahashi (Professor, Faculty of Business Sciences, University of Tsukuba)
|Part 2: Panel Discussion|
|3.15-4.30 pm||Panel Discussion “Building Resilient Society To Our New Normal”
Moderator: Yasunori Endo (VP of the R²EC, University of Tsukuba)
Panelists: 3 guest speakers from Part 1
|4.30-4.40 pm||Closing Remarks
Haruo Hayashi (President of the R²EC, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience）