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Thursday, June 18 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
#550 OD: ON DEMAND - PMDA Town Hall: The Path of a New Chief Executive Since His Appointment

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

Last year, Dr. Yasuhiro Fujiwara, a new chief executive, has announced a new policy “4Fs”. PMDA is working effectively toward the realization of his goal. In this session, PMDA will share the latest details regarding its policies and initiatives.

Learning Objectives

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


Nobumasa Nakashima, PhD


Yasuhiro Fujiwara, MD, PhD

Hiroyuki Arai, PhD

Naoyuki Yasuda, MS

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Nobumasa Nakashima

Associate Executive Director for International Programs, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Japan
Dr. Nakashima joined Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) in 1992. He spent his career in the international field such as WHO and OECD, not only in the domestic field. He worked as International Planning Director at MHLW since 2014, Director of Office of International Regulatory... Read More →
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Hiroyuki Arai

Executive Director, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Japan
Dr. Hiroyuki Arai has served as an Executive Director, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) since April 2020. Before joining PMDA, he was a professor of Department of Health Chemistry, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tokyo (2000-2019... Read More →
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Yasuhiro Fujiwara

Chief Executive, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Japan
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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Naoyuki Yasuda

Director, Office of International Regulatory Affairs, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Japan
Mr. Naoyuki Yasuda graduated from Osaka University in 1991. He careered industrial policy, industrial chemicals assessment, medical devices revaluation, international cooperation on narcotics and psychotropics, blood/blood product safety and vaccine supply and overall pharmaceuticals... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044
  09: Regulatory, Session