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The 7th COINS Symposium was held on Friday, December 4th at Online. The theme of this time was “Future Medicine is Comin' to Town”.
In the Part 1 (Keynote Session). Through the lectures by Hiroki TAKAHASHI (Group Manager, Strategy Planning Dept., Nikkei BP Intelligence Group, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.) and Teppei SAKANO (CEO, Allm Inc.), we learnt about the importance of the life space for our healthcare and the progress of medical ICT.
In the Part 2 was Summary of COINS R&D “Future medicines are coming soon”. First, Kazunori Kataoka (Research Leader of COINS) gave an overview of COINS research and development. Then, Satoshi UCHIDA (Theme 3 / Deputy Principal Research Scientist, iCONM), Sabina Quader (Theme 1 / Senior Research Scientist, iCONM), Akira MATSUMOTO (Theme 4 / Associate Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University / Project Leader, KISTEC), Kanjiro MIYATA (Theme 1 leader / Associate Professor, the University of Tokyo) introduced their latest COINS research results that lead to methods and treatments in each disease area of <infectious diseases> <brain diseases> <diabetes> <cancers>.
In the Part 3 was “Let's Think of Future Medicines Together”. We had lectures by Mayumi NODA (Vice President, "Sasaeau-Kai α" (a NPO for Cancer Patient Advocacy)) and Yoshihiro MURAGAKI (Theme 5 / Professor, Tokyo Women’s Medical University). the Part 3, Kanjiro MIYATA (Theme 1 leader / Associate Professor, the University of Tokyo) also joined and we had a roundtable with audiences to draw a picture of future medicines. It was a good opportunity to be aware of medical needs and patient needs as the exit of our research projects.
There were about 400 participants, mainly Kawasaki citizens and companies, and it was a valuable opportunity to see that there is great interest in continuing COINS activities toward realization of “in-body hospitals”. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who visited this symposium.
Part 1: Keynote Session
Part 2: Summary of COINS R&D
Part 3: Let's Think of Future Medicines Together