Dr. Tadao Shimao, MD, PhD, Adviser, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Tadao Shimao, M.D.
Born in Sep. 17, 1924 in Tokyo, and graduated from Tokyo University, School of Medicine in 1948.
After 1 year internship, joined to the Japan Anti-TB Association (JATA), and the director of Research Institute of JATA from 1975-1984, then, chairman, board of directors, JATA from 1990-1993, Vice-president, from 1993-94, and President of JATA from 1994-2000. Thereafter, adviser of JATA, and since 2010 till now, chairman of the Council of JATA.
From 1993-1999, chairman, board of directors, Japan Foundation for AIDS Prevention (JFAP), since 2011 representative board member of JFAP.
From 1970-1996, member of the Overseas Medical Cooperation Committee of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the last 14 years its chair, from 1975-85 member of the executive committee of the International Union against TB (IUAT) and the last 4 years its chair, from 1978-2001 member of the Japanese delegation of the US-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program, and the last 7 years its chair.
From 1987-90, member of the Executive Board of WHO. From 1985-96, a member of the External Economic Cooperation Committee of the Prime Ministers Office, and from 1978-88 a member of the Public Health Council of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Since 1993, chairman of several committees on smoking control organized by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and from 2010-2013, president of the Asia Pacific Association of Tobacco Control, and presided its 10th Conference held on August 2013 in Makuhari Messe. Chiba Prefecture.