It is my great honor to host the 4th Asia Pacific International PBS Conference here in Japan. Due to the global pandemic situation over the past few years, most conferences have switched to an online format. It is about time we started to miss face-to-face communication. We would like to welcome you to the PBS community from Japan and abroad so that we can have face-to-face discussions for the first time in several years and have a lively exchange of research, practice, and experience of PBS. For those who are unable to attend in person for various reasons, we will also be offering video recording archives. I appreciate this great opportunity to learn, think, and talk together about how the practice of PBS is disseminated in different languages, cultures, and regions of the Asia-Pacific and other countries, and how it is contributing to improving our quality of life. I also expect to discuss what issues we can work together to address in the future. We hope you will fully enjoy this two-day event and your time in Japan.
Conference Committee Chair
Kanako Otsui, Ph.D. (Kindai University)
November 11-12, 2023
Kindai University （https://www.kindai.ac.jp/english/）
□ Dr. Joseph Lucyshyn
Family Centered Positive Behaviour Support with Japanese Parents of Children with Autism: Promising Outcomes and Lessons Learned
□ Dr. Kent McIntosh
What does it take to sustain effective practices in schools?
Practice and Cultural Adaptation of PBS in Different Countries and Regions
PBS Dissemination Strategies in Different Countries and Regions
|November 11, 2023|
|10:30-12:30||Keynote speech Dr. Kent McIntosh
|November 12, 2023|
|10:00-12:00||Keynote speech Dr. Joseph Lucyshyn
General (early bird; on or before September 15, 2023) USD 100
General (regular; after September 16, 2023) USD 150
Student (early bird; on or before September 15, 2023) USD 50
Student (regular; after September 16, 2023) USD 80
On Demand Viewing
general/student USD 40
･All program contents except poster session will be provided and available to watch between November 20 and December 4,2023
Since there are limited lodging facilities near the Kindai University Higashi Osaka Campus, the conference site, we will provide information on several hotels in the area with good access to the nearest station (Yaenosato Station) to the venue. Please note that the conference organizer will not be able to arrange accommodation for you, so please make your arrangements directly with a hotel or through a hotel reservation website.
[Hotel information around the conference-site]
Keynote Speeches, Symposium, and Panel Discussions are by invitation only. Only the poster session application is open to all participants.
Items to be checked during the review process
1) Whether the contents are in accordance with the PBS.
2) Whether the contents of the presentation are clearly described (objectives, subjects, methods, and results, etc).
3) Whether there are any ethical issues related to the content of the presentation.
Important dates for poster presentation entry
Entry for poster presentation : starts early May, 2023
Deadline for entry of poster presentations : July 30, 2023
Notification of acceptance : Late August, 2023
We are planning to offer a school visit tour to those who are interested in exploring the Japanese public school system. Unfortunately, the number of schools where we can make arrangements is limited. Therefore, participants might be chosen by lottery depending on the number of people who signed up for this tour. The confirmation of the tour will be announced by early August. You need to sign up for the tour by July 30, 2023. The tour is an optional program that will be held on November 10, 2023. No additional fee will be required for this tour.
|Schedule of the tour (tentative, could be changed depending on the school you visit)|
|9:30||meet at the nearest station or the meeting site we arranged|
|10:00-11:30||observe classrooms at school|
|11:30-12:30||ask questions to school teachers|
|12:30||end of school tour|
Restaurant the Lounge on the campus of Kindai University
Light meal and beverages including alcoholic ones will be included.