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Planned schedule

*Tiles or speakers could be changed.

Time APRIL 19 (THU) APRIL 20 (FRI) APRIL 21 (SAT)
8:00 @ Registration @
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9:00 @ Symposium 1
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10:00 @
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11:00 @ Plenary Lecture 1 Plenary Lecture 2
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12:00 @ Industry Workshop 1 Industry Workshop 3
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13:00 Site Tour Poster Session Industry Session 2
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14:00 (Break)
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15:00 Symposium 2
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16:00 Closing Ceremony
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17:00 Board Meeting Symposium 3 @
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18:00 @ @ @
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19:00 Invited Dinner @
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20:00 @
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Plenary Lecture 1 (Go to Top)

Chair: Prof. Sail Chun (University of Ulsan)

Title of Lecture

IBM Watson Health – Empowering Hero, Transforming Healthcare

Summary AI is considered to be one of the technologies to shape the next generation medical and healthcare industries. At IBM, we defined that AI as gAugmented Intelligenceh and positioned it as a technology to support various industry professionals who need to make use of a large amount of digital information, and it is contributing to many projects in various countries around the world. Today I would like to introduce concrete examples and look forward to discussion with you.
Name of Speaker Toshifumi Mizokami 
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Title Business Development Executive
Affiliation Industry Solutions & Business Development Watson Health Solutions, IBM Japan
Zip Code 103-8510
Country Japan
Address 19-21 Nihonbashi, Hakozaki-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone +81-80-6706-1176 
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email address mizokami@jp.ibm.com

   

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Plenary Lecture 2 (Go to Top)

Chair: Prof. Akira Suwabe
(Iwate Medical University)

Title of Lecture Tohoku Medical Megabank Project: Current Status and Future Directions
Summary Tohoku Medical Megabank Project, conducted by Tohoku University and Iwate Medical University, is a large-scale genomic cohort study in disaster-stricken areas of Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures. The purpose of the project is to help in improving community health and to create next-generation medical care systems through personalized medicine. This lecture will introduce the current status and future directions of the project.
Name of Speaker Makoto Sasaki
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Title Director, Iwate Tohoku Medical Mega Bank
Affiliation Iwate Tohoku Medial Megabank Organization, Iwate Medical University
Zip Code 028-3694
Country Japan
Address 2-1-1 Nishitokuta, Yahaba, Japan
Phone +81-19-651-5111
FAX +81-19-908-8021
email address masasaki@iwate-med.ac.jp

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Symposium 1 (Go to Top)

Symposium 1 Current Status of Laboratory Automation Systems
Chief Organizer Dr. Kyoko Takeda (St. Luke's International Hospital, Clinical Laboratory Director)
Co-chair Dr. Hwan Sub Lim (Seoul Medical Science Institute)
Symposium Title Current Status of Laboratory Automation Systems
Summary Progress in laboratory automation knows no boundaries. What is the ultimate laboratory automation? In this symposium, we would like to sort out the problems in the current laboratory automation and to propose the ideas how the ultimate laboratory automation should be for the next decades.
Title 1 Laboratory Automation: Important Considerations for Maximum Operational Value
Speaker 1 A/Professor Sunil Sethi
Affiliation 1 National University Hospital, Singapore
Title 2 Laboratory Automation Systems in Australia (tentative)
Speaker 2 In negotiations
Affiliation 2  -
Title 3 Integrated Laboratory Automation System Improves Hospital Quality And Patient Safety Demonstrating Performance Of Our Hospital In Japan
Speaker 3 Yuki Odachi, Chizumi Fukazawa and Kyoko Takeda
Affiliation 3 St. Luke's International Hospital, Clinical Laboratory Department
Title 4 Laboratory Automation Systems in Korea (tentative)
Speaker 4 Prof. Yeo-Min Yun
Affiliation 4 Konkuk University
Title 5 Laboratory Automation Systems in China (tentative)
Speaker 5 In negotiations
Affiliation 5  -

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Symposium 2 (Go to Top)

Symposium 2 Application of MS on Laboratory Medicine
Chief Organizer Prof. Katsunori Yanagihara (Nagasaki University)
Co-chair Prof. Junghan Song (Seoul National University)
Symposium Title Application of MS on Laboratory Medicine
Summary Application of mass spectrometry (MS) on laboratory medicine is now in progress. In this symposium, the future aspects of MS in laboratory medicine will be discussed mainly in the microbiological test field.
Title 1 What is the Ultimate Laboratory Automation in Bacteriological Tests? (tentative)
Speaker 1 Prof. Ken Kikuchi
Affiliation 1 Tokyo Womenf‚“Medical University, Japan
Title 2 Laboratory Automation in Bacteriological Tests (tentative)
Speaker 2 In negotiations
Affiliation 2  -
Title 3 Application of MS on Bacteriological Tests (tentative title)
Speaker 3 Prof. Jeong-Hwan Shin
Affiliation 3 Inje University
Title 4 Powering Comprehensive Multiparameter Protein Analysis by using CyTOF® Mass Cytometry
Speaker 4 Sebastian Rodriguez, DVM, PhD
Affiliation 4 Fluidigm K.K., Application Scientist
Title 5 Targeted Nucleic Acid AmplificationTests in Microbiology (tentative)
Speaker 5 Dr. Jennifer Dien Bard
Affiliation 5 Childrenfs Hospital Los Angeles, Director of the Clinical Microbiology and Virology Laboratory
Attending Physician, Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology, Keck School of Medicine of USC

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Symposium 3 (Go to Top)

Symposium 3 What do AI and IoT bring us?
Chief Organizer Prof. Gye-Cheol Kwon (Chungnam National University)
Co-chair Prof. Teturo Sugiura (Tosa Municipal Hospital, Honorary Director)
Symposium Title What Do AI and IoT Bring Us?
Summary Artificial intelligence (AI) as well as internet of things (IoT) is now being applicated on laboratory medicine. In this symposium, what big data analysis brings laboratory medicine and how AI or IoT change laboratory medicine will be discussed.
Title 1 How Do Big Data Change Laboratory Medicine? (tentative)
Speaker 1 Dr. Akiko Masuda
Affiliation 1 Mitsui Memorial Hospital
Title 2 Changes in Laboratory Management by IOT (tentative)
Speaker 2 Prof. Niu Hua
Affiliation 2 The First Peoples Hospital of Yunnan Province
Title 3 Current Status and Future Aspects in Leukemia Diagnosis by AI (tentative)
Speaker 3 Prof. Arinobu Tojyo
Affiliation 3 The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
Title 4 Enhancement in Laboratory Management Assisted by Cloud Services (tentative)
Speaker 4 In negotiations
Affiliation 4  -

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Symposium 4 (Go to Top)

Symposium 4 Laboratory automation in molecular genetic testing and its assurance
Chief Organizer Prof. Masato Maekawa (Hamamatsu University School of Medicine)
Co-chair Prof. Jong Rak Choi (Yonsei University)
Symposium Title Laboratory Automation in Molecular Genetic Testing and Its Assurance
Summary Progress in molecular genetic testing automation is remarkable. In this symposium, the most up-to-date technologies on molecular genetic testing will be reviewed and how it changes laboratory medicine will be discussed. In addition, standardization of molecular genetic testing will be discussed to assure the quality of genetic testing.
Title 1 Current Status in Genetic Testing using NGS
Speaker 1 Prof. Woochang Lee
Affiliation 1 University of Ulsan
Title 2 Progress of Automation of Molecular Testing and Quality Control
Speaker 2 Mah Sam Yew, Consulting Team Manager, Lab Workflow Solutions (tentative)
Affiliation 2 Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (Singapore) (tentative)
Title 3 Current Status of Clinical Sequencing (tentative title)
Speaker 3 Dr. Hiroshi Nishihara
Affiliation 3 Hokkaido Cancer center
Title 4 International Efforts for Quality Assurance in Molecular-Genetic Testing
Speaker 4 Prof. Hayato Miyachi
Affiliation 4 Tokai University, Japan

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Symposium 5 (Go to Top)

Symposium 5 What does ultimate laboratory automation bring us? 
Chief Organizer Prof. Won-Ki Min (University of Ulsan)
Co-chair Prof. Yukio Ozaki (Fuefuki Central Hospital, Director)
Symposium Title What Does Ultimate Laboratory Automation Bring Us? 
Summary If the ultimate laboratory automation is realized, what do we do as the medical staffs concerning laboratory medicine? How do we play our roles in the medical practice? In this symposium, we would like to discuss how to survive as the experts on laboratory medicine, even though the ultimate laboratory automation is realized. 
Title How to Become a Visible Laboratory (tentative title)
Key Note Speaker Dr. Patricia M Jones
Affiliation UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Title 1 Progress in Laboratory Automation in the University Hospital
Speaker 1 Prof. Yoshihisa Matsumura
Affiliation 1  Kochi University, Japan
Title 2 Progress in Laboratory Automation in the Large-Scale Registered Clinical Laboratory (tentative title)
Speaker 2 In negotiations
Affiliation 2  -
Title 3 Progress in Pre-Analytical Laboratory Automation (tentative title)
Speaker 3 Mr. Chao-Wei Liu
Affiliation 3  National Taiwan University Hospital

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