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Tsukuba Scientific English Conference
Oct 03, 2019, 9:00 AM – Oct 04, 2019, 5:00 PM
University of Tsukuba, Medical Area,
Health and Medical Science Innovation Building 8th Floor, 2-chōme-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken 305-8576, Japan
Can you make it? It's FREE!

Why Tsukuba Scientific English Conference?

Effective communication in both written and spoken English is an essential skill for the modern scientist. Scientists are under increasing pressure to publish in international journals and present at international conferences. Tsukuba Scientific English Conference (TSEC) 2019 is a unique opportunity to learn about how to improve your scientific English skills through a range of practical talks from leading international experts, educators, professionals, and students. 


Our Speakers

An exciting lineup of international speakers


Dr. Claire Surr

Professor, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Dr. Richard Weisburd

Dr. Hiromi Yanagisawa

Professor, University of Tsukuba

Dr. Neil Millar

Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba

Prof. Clive Langham

Professor, Nihon University School of Dentistry

Prof. Flaminia Miyamasu

Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba

Dr. Bryan J. Mathis

Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba

Dr. Gopakumar Changarathil

Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Tsukuba

Chrispin Manda

Doctoral Student, University of Tsukuba

​Yuka Endo

Master's Student, University of Tsukuba

Vishal Gor

Doctoral Student, University of Tsukuba

Christina Sylvia Andrea

Doctoral Student, University of Tsukuba

Dr. Yuta Taniguchi

Junior Resident, University of Tsukuba Hospital

Schedule - Day 1

​Tsukuba Scientific English Conference 2019

8th Floor, Health and Medical Science Innovation Building, University of Tsukuba, Medical Area

  • ​09:00 Registration and Coffee

  • 10:00 Opening Remarks

  • 10:10 Keynote - Claire Surr: Health research: the important role of clinicians and patients 

  • 11:00 Vishal Gor:  Expanding horizons: my experiences as a graduate student in Japan

  • 11:15 Yuka Endo: Be positive, be confident, and do not hesitate: Some tips for non-native English speakers

  • 11:30 Chrispin Manda: Research experiences, opportunities, and scientific communication in Japan: a perspective of an African student.

  • 11:45 Christina Andrea Sylvia: University student’s mental health and international students’ acculturation

  • 12:00 Lunch

  • 13:35 Clive Langham: Presentation skills: How to handle the question and answer session

  • 14:15 Rick Weisburd:  Effective assertions in research writing 

  • 14:55 Short break

  • 15:00 Yuta Taniguchi: 3 tips to make your English communication more productive and pleasant

  • 15:15 Flaminia Miyamasu: Common mistakes in scientific English

  • 15:55 Gopakumar Changarathil: Striving for diversity and excellence in science: Experiences of a graduate student

  • 16:10 Hiromi Yanagisawa: Lessons from the reverse culture shock: My 24 years of experience in the US research institution

  • 16:50 Closing remarks


Schedule - Day 2

Student Presentation Session at Tsukuba Conference

Room 406, Epochal Tsukuba International Congress Center

08:55 Opening Remarks and 2-Minute Poster Presentations

13:00 Afternoon Session: Poster Presentations

Scientific English Lecture 

14:45 Neil Millar: Five steps to prepare an amazing presentation

15:15 Bryan Mathis: English Tips for Poster Presentations

15:35 Claire Surr: Comments and Feedback

​15:45 Awards


Barriers and enablers to interventions to support person-centred dementia care in care home settings: learning from a trial of Dementia Care Mapping

7th October 2019,  Lecture Hall D, Medical Area, University of Tsukuba, 会場: 筑波大学、医学エリア、臨床講義室D

Claire Surr, Professor of Dementia Studies

National Teaching Fellow, PFHEA

Director of the Centre for Dementia Research,

School of Health and Community Studies

Leeds Beckett University


Tsukuba Conference


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We'd like to say thank you to the following organizations for their kind support


University of Tsukuba

Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba

Get in Touch

2 Chome-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken 305-8576, Japan

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