About the Society
The Japanese Research Society of Psychosomatic Pediatrics, the predecessor of the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Pediatrics (JSPP), was established on March 19, 1958, and the first annual meeting was held in Tokyo under the professor Fumito Iwanami of the Department of Pediatrics at the National Defense Medical College. JSPP was started as one of the branches of the Japan Pediatric Society and its purpose was to encourage pediatricians to better understand and to practice psychosomatic medicine in a daily clinical work.
The initial steering committee was composed of ten members and determined the rules of the society and discussed the management of the future annual meetings on the same day. Consequently, the professor Fumito Iwanami and assistant professor Shigetaka Yoshioka, in the same department were chosen as the chairman of the steering committee and the chief of secretariat, respectively. The first secretariat was founded in the Department of Pediatrics at the National Defense Medical College. In addition, it was decided that the annual meeting would be held in September to maintain a balance with the meetings of the other societies and working groups, and that it would alternately be held in Tokyo and Osaka for the time being, but also in other places, according to the members’ demand.
As of February 10, 2014, the current number of full members was 1124, including various professionals, such as doctors, psychologists, nurses, and teachers.
The annual meeting of JSPP is held once a year (usually in September), and has the presentations, educational lectures, invited lectures, symposiums, and training meetings within three days. There are also local annual meetings in seven local chapters (Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto-Koshinetsu, Tokai-Hokuriku, Kansai, Chugoku-Shikoku, and Kyushu-Okinawa).
“Journal of Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Pediatrics” is the official journal of this society published three times a year, in Japanese.
JSPP has been striving to progress in psychosomatic pediatrics, with continuous intention at its establishment. We have enlightened many occupations on psychosomatic pediatrics, educated the specialists in this field, trained young and primary care pediatricians, and equipped clinicians with guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of various psychosomatic disorders in children.
|1983||The Japanese Research Society of Psychosomatic Pediatrics was established on March 19, and the first annual meeting was held in Tokyo. Professor Fumito Iwanami and assistant professor Shigetaka Yoshioka (Department of Pediatrics at the National Defense Medical College) were chosen as the chairman of steering committee and the chief of secretariat, respectively. The first secretariat was founded in the Department of Pediatrics at the National Defense Medical College.
The “Newsletter” began to be published after the establishment of the society. In December, Professor Shunichiro Takagi and Dr. Kazumi Tomita were appointed to the chairman of the steering committee, and the chief of secretariat, respectively, followed by the moving of the secretariat to Osaka University.
|1985||The secretariat moved to the Attached Children’s Psychosomatic Research Institute.|
|1989||The name of the Society was changed to “the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Pediatrics”.|
|1991||The “Journal of Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Pediatrics” began to be published as the official journal of this society, the first journal for pediatric psychosomatic medicine in Japan.|
|1999||In the annual meeting, Evening Seminar was started as a participatory and practical workshop in order to standardize clinical techniques in psychosomatic pediatrics.|
|2006||The secretariat moved to Chijinsha.|
|2008||The Certified Psychosomatic Pediatric Doctor system was started under the supervision of Dr. Madoka Shiota (the director) and Dr. Ayumi Okada (the chairman of the Committee for Board Certification).|
|2009||The “Guideline book of JSPP” was published, including four guidelines for diagnosis and treatment in 1) Orthostatic Dysregulation (supervised by Dr. Hidetaka Tanaka), 2) School Absenteeism (supervised by Dr. Katsumi Murakami), 3) Anorexia Nervosa (supervised by Dr. Shinya Miyamoto), and 4) Chronic Pain (supervised by Dr. Yuko Ishizaki).|
|2013||The Society was approved as a general incorporated association under the leadership of Dr. Yoshito Takenaka, the chairman of the Committee for the Transition to a General Incorporated Association.|
|Syunichiro Takagi||April, 1983 to September, 1996|
|Masamichi Nagahata||October, 1996 to September, 1999|
|Akinori Hoshika||October, 1999 to September, 2002|
|Kazumi Tomita||October, 2002 to September, 2008|
|Hidetaka Tanaka||October, 2008 to September, 2014|
|Katsumi Murakami||October, 2014 to Present|