Symposium & Seminar

January 27, 2017 18:28

Implementation guidance For Chemical Hazard Control Expert Certification Program (Summer Short Training in JAPAN )

By JSPS Core to Core program, CHCA
(Chemical Hazard Commission for Africa)

1.Purpose of the program

As a result of the man’s production activities, hazards from chemicals discharged into the environment threat human/animal health and ecosystems. People living today’s modern lifestyles of convenience have a duty to pass safe living environments on to future generations. Health hazards from chemicals are often occurred in humans and animals, and affects ecosystem in environment. To protect our environment from hazards and realize the One World – One Health ideal, it is imperative to detect minute changes and abnormalities so that appropriate preventive measures can be taken. In light of this, contributions from veterinary medicine and veterinarians, who carry a responsibility to ensure the health of animals and people alike, are now needed on a global scale to support the soundness of ecosystems and health.

This course is aimed at fostering expert who can capture the essence of chemical hazards and their effects on human/animal and ecosystems and exercise leadership in promoting research and education in their respective areas and controlling hazards with the abilities to gain an overview of problems from a global perspective.


Duration From end of July 2017 to end of September 2017 (2 months)

  • July: Chemical Hazard Lecture and Training
  • August: Chemical Hazard Lecture and Training
  • September: Examination, Research Training
Number of Invitee Total 3 young researchers
Language English
Applicant region Africa (from any countries of Africa region)
Training Venue Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, JAPAN
  • Completion of a master’s degree or other higher-level program in sciences.
  • Judgment by the Chemical hazard control expert certifying committee of suitability for registration.
Subjects Lecture and practical class

e.g., Introduction to Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology, Molecular Toxicology, Computational Toxicology (Docking Simulation), Food Safety, Pharmacology, Anatomy, Wildlife Science, Pathology,, Environmental remediation, Risk Assessment, Event-based-survey & Rapid risk assessment, GIS field practical class

Allowances and Expenses
  • Round-trip air ticket between an international airport designated by the Program administration and Sapporo
  • Accommodation
  • Daily allowance for small meal
Accommodation Accommodation for the whole period of the training will be arranged by the CHCA (Chemical Hazard Commission for Africa) Office

3. Certification Examination

Examination will be given to allow comprehensive evaluation of program participants’ research and education achievements in chemical hazard-related fields and related abilities, including those relevant to the design of chemical hazard control measures. A subject will be announced in advance, and participants will submit a short essay and make an oral presentation on the subject. The chemical hazard certifying committee will comprehensively evaluate these essays and presentations to determine whether individuals have passed the examination or not.

4. Certificate

Those that pass the certification exam will receive a certificate.

5. Requirements for Application

Apply via WEB system:

  • Applicant information
  • List of publication/presentation
  • Research Proposal for Research Training (The proposal should be made by Microsoft Word and no more than four pages in A4)

Deadline for application : 31 March 2017 Application period has ended.

6. Contact information

For any questions, please contact:
JSPS Core to Core program, CHCA (Chemical Hazard Commission for Africa)
Laboratory of Toxicology, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
North 18, West 9 Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0818, JAPAN