Tuesday, June 25 • 10:30am - 11:30am
#241: PMDA Town Hall

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-600-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

In this forum, PMDA will share the latest details regarding its policies and initiatives and other related strategic directives.Three senior level representatives from PMDA and MHLW will introduce the latest situations regarding scientific review systems, regulatory capacity building activities, and the current international collaboration.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the latest information regarding PMDA and Japanese regulations; Describe how to foster dialogue between participants and senior PMDA officials concerning drug/device regulatory concerns.


Nobumasa Nakashima, PhD


Regulatory Updates: Facilitating Early Patient Access
Kazuhiko Mori, MSc

The Future of PMDA
Yasuhiro Fujiwara, MD, PhD

Current Initiatives of PMDA Regulatory Science Center
Hiroyuki Arai, PhD

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Yasuhiro Fujiwara

Chief Executive, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Dr. Yasuhiro Fujiwara was previously Director-General, Strategic Planning Bureau of the National Cancer Center, and the Deputy Director of the Hospital (Research), National Cancer Center Hospital. He is a medical oncologist, specializing in breast cancer. Before joining NCCH, he was... Read More →
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Hiroyuki Arai

Director of Center for Product Evaluation and Center of Regulatory Science, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Dr. Hiroyuki Arai is currently Director of Center for Product Evaluation & Director of Center for Regulatory Science, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA). He oversees medical product evaluation and regulatory science initiative in PMDA including collaboration with academic... Read More →
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Kazuhiko Mori

Councilor for Pharmaceutical Affairs, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
Kazuhiko Mori, MSc., is currently Councilor for Pharmaceutical Affairs, Minister’s Secretariat of the Ministry Health, Lobour and Welfare (MHLW). Mr. Mori has led many of MHLW/PMDA’s drug initiatives. He contributed to introduce new approaches to drug safety regulation including... Read More →
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Nobumasa Nakashima

Senior Director for International Programs, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Dr. Nakashima joined Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau of Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) in 1992. He spent his career in the international field such as at WHO and OECD, not only in the domestic field. He worked as International Planning Director since September... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6E San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA