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Clinical Research Symposium on the Special Zone of International Strategy

Clinical Research Symposium on the Special Zone of International Strategy

(University Hospital: 2012.06.06)

A clinical research symposium on the Special Zone of International Strategy was held at the Clinical Lecture Room A in the Medical Area‚ the University of Tsukuba on June 6. It was held under the theme of "Imagine the Future Hospital! - Create a cutting-edge research together".

A total of 175 people including general citizens and faculty staff from inside and outside the university hospital participated in the event.

The symposium started with an opening address by President Nobuhiro Yamada of the University of Tsukuba‚ a member of the House of Councilors Shin-ya Adachi‚ and a member of the House of Representatives Hiroko Oizumi.

It was followed by the lectures of the following speakers:
- Mr. Koichi Abe (director of Organization for the Promotion of Tsukuba-Based Global Innovation)
"Efforts on the Special Zone of International Strategy at the University of Tsukuba"

-Mr. Hideyuki Sakurai (professor of the Faculty of Medicine / Department of Radiation Oncology‚ Tsukuba University Hospital)
"Research on the cancer in the next generation"

-Mr. Yoshiyuki Sankai (professor of the Faculty of Engineering‚ Information and Systems)
"Advanced medical care for international strategy‚ by using the Robot suit HAL (R)"

- Mr. Hirohisa Hirukawa (director of the Intelligent Systems Research Institute‚ National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))
"Study on the Clinical Work Supporting Robot"


In addition‚ the following two speakers gave lectures on their specialized fields‚ in the third section.
-Mr. Shintaro Nishimura (chief of bioimaging laboratory‚ Astellas Pharma Inc.)
"Diagnosis and research center for molecular imaging‚ and formation of a research base for clinical trial and drug development"

-Mr. Yukinao Koda (director of the Clinical Trial and Research Center‚ Tsukuba University Hospital)
"Launch of Ibaraki Clinical Trial Network"

The symposium gave an opportunity for the faculty staff‚ general citizens‚ and company staff to think about what kind of clinical trial or business on a new drug would be embarked‚ as a result of Tsukuba City's registration to Special Zone.

Professor Sakurai of the Department of Radiation Oncology lecturing
Professor Sakurai of the Department of Radiation Oncology lecturing
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Professor Sankai of the Faculty of Engineering‚ Information and Systems lecturing
Professor Sankai of the Faculty of Engineering‚ Information and Systems lecturing
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Director Hirukawa of the Intelligent Systems Research Institute lecturing
Director Hirukawa of the Intelligent Systems Research Institute lecturing
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