Curriculum Vitae

Scientific Committee Speakers/Chairs

In alphabetical order

Scientific Committee
Speakers/Chairs from Overseas

Dr. Oidov Baatarkhuu

Professor Oidov .Baatarkhuu graduated from the Mongolian National Medical University and he has received his PhD degree at the Postgraduate School, Health Sciences University of Mongolia in 2006. He is currently Professor of Medicine, Head of Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences and General Expert on Infectious Diseases of Ministry of Health, Mongolia.

He has completed his postdoctoral Fellowship in Hepatology at the Department of Internal Medicine, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea between 2007-2008. He did second overseas Clinical Research Fellowship in Hepatology at the Department of Internal Medicine III, AKH Hospital, University of Vienna, Austria in 2012. Also currently he has completed as a Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology at the Storr Liver unit, Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research, University of Sydney, Australia. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Melbourne, Australia in 2014 and at the Department of Internal Medicine and Liver Center, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea in 2018.

Professor O.Baatarkhuu is an Executive Council Member of APASL, Member of CEVHAP, and President of the Mongolian Association for the Study of the Liver Diseases, Executive Director of the Mongolian Infectious Diseases Physicians, Mongolia and Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the APASL-STC 2012 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Currently he is President of APASL-STC on HCV and Confections 2017 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Professor O.Baatarkhuu is a key investigator in more than 20 international and national trials on antiviral treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C.

He has been extensively involved in research in the fields of viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma and he is currently working on the natural history of hepatitis B and D in Mongolia. Professor O.Baatarkhuu has published more than 100 international and local papers. He also has spoken nationally and internationally on viral hepatitis and chronic liver diseases including hepatocellular carcinoma.


Dr. Chao-Long Chen

Professor of Surgery, Director of Liver Transplantation and Superintendent Emeritus, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering

Areas of Interest
Living Donor Liver Transplantation

Professor Chao-Long Chen is a pioneer liver transplant surgeon who performed the first successful liver transplantation in Asia in 1984, and by 2018, has accomplished 1800 more. He is a graduate of the Kaohsiung Medical University and did his surgical training at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan and the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. He later obtained fellowship training in liver transplantation with the renowned Professor Thomas Starzl at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He is a recipient of various honors and distinctions, both locally and internationally. He became Professor of Surgery in 1993 and subsequently has been bestowed with Honorary PhD and Professor by acclaimed international universities. In 1994, he performed the first living donor liver transplantation in Taiwan and was bestowed with the National Award for Outstanding Contribution in Science and Technology in 1995. He did the first split liver transplantation in Asia in 1997. He started the adult living donor liver transplantation in Taiwan in 1999. Further, he performed the first dual graft living donor liver transplantation in Taiwan in 2002, has pioneered routine microsurgical biliary reconstruction in the world in 2006 and performed the first segment 2 monosegment living donor liver transplantation in Taiwan in 2013. He became Superintendent of the Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in 2003-2015 and has become Superintendent Emeritus since October 2015. He has published more than 480 SCI-cited scientific articles and has lectured in more than 300 international and overseas congresses, and honorary and visiting professorships. He is an associate editor of the American Journal of Transplantation and serves in the editorial board of Annals of Surgery, etc. He was elected as Academician of the prestigious Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2007 and as President-elect of the International Living Donor Liver Transplantation Study Group in 2017. He remains director of one of the leading global centers in living donor liver transplantation.


Dr. Ann-Lii Cheng

Distinguished professor, National Taiwan University
Director, National Taiwan University Cancer Center

Areas of Interest
Clinical and Translational Research of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Educational and Career Experiences
1973-1980 M.D., National Taiwan University, College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
1989-1990 Visiting fellow, Clinical Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin, U.S.A.
1991-1994 Ph.D., Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine
1982-1985 Resident, Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C
1985-1986 Chief resident, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C
1986-1987 Clinical fellow, Hematology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
1987- Attending Physician, Section of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Oncology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Honors and Awards
1997 「Outstanding Research Award」of Chinese Oncology Society.
1998-1999; 2003-2005; 2010-2012 「Outstanding Research Award」of National Science Council, R.O.C.
1999 「Excellent Research Award」of Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan, R.O.C.
1999, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 「Excellent Teacher Award」of National Taiwan University.
2007 Fellow, AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
2008.11 「Award for outstanding contributions for science and technology」from Executive Yuan, Taiwan
2010.12 Academy Award from Ministry of Education, Taiwan.
2013.11 The National Professorship from Ministry of Education, Taiwan.
2017.7 President, APPLE (Asia Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Meeting) Society


Dr. A. Kadir Dokmeci

Senior Hepatolgyst
Liver Transplantation Center
Ankara University

Areas of Interest
Hepatitis, ACLF, HCC
Liver Transplantation

Educational and Career Experiences
He received his medical degree from the Ankara University School of Medicine (AUSM) in 1971 and qualified as a gastroenterologist in 1978.
He has studied ultrasonography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) as well as clinical hepatology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Chiba University School of Medicine in Japan as Prof.Okuda’s student from 1979 to 1981 for 2.5 years.
He had worked together with Dr. Masao Omata and Dr. Osamu Yokosuka in this period.
He was subsequently appointed as associate professor in 1982 and as a professor in 1988 and served as chief of Department of Internal Medicine and as a chief of Department of Gastroenterolgy at AUSM from 1993 to 2000.
Prof. Dökmeci has been a visiting professor at the Chiba University School of Medicine from 1988 to 1989 and at the University of California, Irvine in 2003.
He organized 9.th APASL STC and the 25th APASL Annual Conference , 2015 in İstanbul. He has contributed to editorials, reviews and book chapters.
He is in editorial board in various journals such as Hepatology International, Digestive Endoscopy and Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology.
He published more than 100 papers in different journals.
A.Kadir Dökmeci is currently Emeritus Professor and senior hepatologyst in Liver Transplantation Center in Ankara University.
He is married and has 1 daughter.

Honors and Awards
Inohana Award, Chiba University JAPAN


Dr. Cumali Efe

Dr. Cumali Efe is an Associate Professor of gastroenterology and hepatology in Harran University school of medicine in Turkey. His scientific interests are in autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, overlap syndromes.

Treatment of autoimmune hepatitis and overlap syndromes.

Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is the chronic liver disease which is characterised by circulating auto-antibodies, high IgG levels, absence of viral hepatitis and histological findings showing interface hepatitis. AIH progresses into liver failure and death if remains untreated. Therefore, early diagnosis and effective management are essential to prevent liver related complications and death. Predniso(lo)ne alone or in combination with azathioprine, is the current standard therapy of AIH. This therapy improves inflammatory activity, prevents fibrosis progression and prolongs survival in majority of patients. However, up to 20% of AIH patients do not respond or intolerant to standard therapy. Mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus and infliximab are rescue therapies for this group of patients.
A smaller group of AIH patients may present or develop PBC features. The term ‘overlap syndrome’ describes this rare clinical condition, although there are no well-established diagnostic criteria. These patients should be treated based on liver histology.
Patients who have moderate interface hepatitis can be initially treated by UDCA alone while those with severe hepatitis require additional immunosuppression.


Dr. M. Eric Gershwin

COLLEGE
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
A.B., 1966 (summa cum laude), Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon (mathematics)

MEDICAL SCHOOL
Stanford University, Stanford, California
M.D., 1971 (Alpha Omega Alpha)

GRADUATE SCHOOL
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Melbourne, Australia
M.S., 2002 (Astronomy and Astrophysics)

HONORARY DEGREES AND SPECIAL AWARDS
1. Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa, University of Athens. 2009. Awarded by the Rector for a lifetime contribution in immunology and medicine, the highest honorbestowed by the University of Athens.
2. AESKU Prize in Autoimmunity: For lifetime contribution in immunology, 2008.
3. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2012.
4. Vasco Da Gama Prize (Portugal) for a lifetime of deep explorations in immunology to benefit mankind, 2013.
5. Professor Henry N. Neufeld Memorial Award (United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation), 2014

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2003-present Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology/Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, California
1994-present The Jack and Donald Chia Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology/Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, California
1989-2001 Chairperson, Graduate Group in Immunology, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, California
1985-1986 Guggenheim Fellowship and Visiting Scientist, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia.
1982-present Chief, Division of Rheumatology/Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, California.
1981-present Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology and Allergy), University of California School of Medicine, Davis, California.
1977-present Director, Allergy-Clinical Immunology Program, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, California.
1977-1981 Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology and Allergy), University of California School of Medicine, Davis, California. 1976-1979 Director, Special Immunology Diagnostic Laboratory, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, California.
1975-1977 Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology and Allergy), University of California School of Medicine, Davis, California. 1973-1975 Clinical Associate, Immunology, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
1971-1973 Internship, Residency: Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.
1970 January-May: Smith, Kline and French Fellowship in Tropical Medicine, Memorial Christian Hospital, Sialkot, West Pakistan.
1967 Summer: Department of Pharmacology, University of Switzerland. Dr. Peter Waser: Uptake and distribution of drugs using autoradiography.
1966-1971 Clinical pharmacology research - Dr. N. Ty Smith, Stanford Medical School.
1965 Summer - Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, College of Alaska. Drs. Peter Morrison and Larry Irving: Comparative electrophoretic and immunodiffusion patterns of arctic rodents.


Dr. Bettina Hansen

Associate Professor, Senior Biostatistician IHPME, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, Toronto General Hospital

Areas of Interest
PBC, PSC, Long-term follow-up studies, prediction modelling, Biostatistics, Epidemiology

Educational and Career Experiences
MSc, PhD
MSc at the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
PhD at the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Personal Statement
Bettina E Hansen is a Senior Biostatistician and Associate Professor at Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, Toronto General Hospital, at the University of Toronto her aim is to conduct high quality research in the field of liver diseases. Currently she supervises and lead a team of more than 12 PhD and MSc candidates in their clinical research. This involves conduction and management of huge international clinical trials, and follow-up studies as well as initiation of a national screening study but also smaller centre specific studies. In collaboration with national and international scientists, she has coordinated several large impact global studies on antiviral treatment for viral hepatitis: HBV 99-01, VIRID, PARC, ARES, PEGON, GIANT-B, PAS, PEGON, HCV Cohort Study, and autoimmune liver disease: the Global PBC Group and the International PSC study group. In Canada she has initiated CaNAL the Canadian Network for Autoimmune Studies; focusing at present on PBC and AIH. She is an active participating in the International HBV Forum and PSC Forum. Her overall research objective is to make a valuable contribution to better identification of patients groups who will experience disease progression or may effectively respond to treatment.

Positions and Employment
• 2016-present Associate Professor, Senior Biostatistician at the IHPME, University of Toronto (Director A Brown) and Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, Toronto General Hospital (Prof HLA Janssen), Toronto, ON, Canada
• 2011-present Associate Professor, Senior Biostatistician and staff position at the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Prof MJ Bruno, Prof HJ Metselaar)
• 2006-present Senior Biostatistician of the Clinical Research Bureau, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
• 2010-2016 Senior Biostatistician at the Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Prof E. Steyerberg)
• 1995-2010 Assistant Professor, Biostatistician department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Prof SW Schalm, Prof EJ Kuipers, Prof HLA Janssen)
• 1995-2006 Biostatistician of the Clinical Research Bureau, department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
• 1995-2010 Assistant Professor, Biostatistician at the department of Biostatistics, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands (prof T Stijnen, prof E Lesaffre)
• 1991-1995 Biostatistician at the Department of Medical Statistics, Medical Faculty, University of Leiden, The Netherlands (Prof HJ van Houwelingen)


Dr. Pietro Invernizzi

Head,
Division of Gastroenterology and Center of Autoimmune Liver Diseases,
San Gerardo Hospital,
Department of Surgery and Medicine, University of Milan Bicocca, Monza, Italy

Areas of Interest
My areas of scientific expertise are autoimmune and biliary disorders such as primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), and its dreadful complication cholangiocarcinoma. I currently coordinate a Center for Autoimmune Liver Diseases, a tertiary referral center and one of the largest center for autoimmune liver disease internationally with a very active programme of basic and clinical research in hepatobiliary disease based on the availability of a wealth of clinical material. The Center was accreditated in 2017 as one of the three Italian Collaborative Centers of the European Reference Network on the rare liver diseases (ERN RARE LIVER - http://www.rare-liver.eu/index.php). My studies dealt mainly with clinical and etiopathogenetic aspects of non tumor biliary disorders, with particular attention for the development of novel diagnostic and prognostic markers, understanding the genetic architecture of these diseases, and development of novel therapies. I am member of national and international Scientific Committees, such as the panel of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) “Clinical Practice Guidelines: The diagnosis and management of patients with primary biliary cholangitis.” (J Hepatol 2017;67:145-172). I am also a founding member of the “International PSC Study group” (http://www.ipscsg.org/), “The Global PBC Study Group” (http://www.globalpbc.com/) and other international networks.

Educational and Career Experiences
PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
2015 - present Professor of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milan-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
2007 – 2015 Adjunct Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, California, USA
EDUCATION
1993 M.D. degree (summa cum laude), University of Milan, Italy
1996 Ph.D. in Gastroenterology (summa cum laude), University of Milan, Italy
2000 Speciality in Gastroenterology (summa cum laude), University of Milan, Italy
PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
2008 – 2015 Director, Liver Unit and Center for Autoimmune Liver Diseases, Liver Unit, Department of Medicine, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano (Milan), Italy 2000 - 2008 Clinical and Research Assistant, Department of Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera San Paolo, Milan, Italy
1995 – 1996 Research Fellow, Clinical Mass Spectrometry Center (Director: Prof. K.D.R. Setchell), Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


Dr. Sook-Hyang Jeong

Professor
Internal Medicine
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Seoul National University, College of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Viral hepatitis
Autoimmune liver disease
Liver cancer

Educational and Career Experiences
- M.D. (1987). M.A.(1991), Ph.D. (1997) at Seoul National University, College of Medicine
-Intern (1987), Resident (1988-1991), Fellowship (1992) in Seoul National University Hospital
- Research fellow in National Institute of Health, Liver Disease Branch, U.S (2001-2002)
-Hepatologist & clinical investigator in Korea Cancer Center Hospital (1994-2004) &Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (2005- )
-Chair of scientific committee in Korean Association for the Study of the Liver (KASL) (2011-2012)
-Chair of KASL HCV practice guideline committee (2013, 2015)

Honors and Awards
Best presentation or paper award in KASL(2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014) or The Liver Week (2016)


Dr. Ji Dong Jia

Professor of Medicine, Director, Liver Research Center, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing

Areas of Interest
As a hepatologist, his clinical interests include viral, cholestatic/autoimmune and genetic liver diseases.
His research work focuses mainly on pathogenesis and therapeutic study of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis.

Educational and Career Experiences
He received his doctor’s degree from Capital Medical University and finished his postdoctoral research training at Free University of Berlin, Germany.

He is the immediate past President of the International Association for the Study of the Liver(IASL), past President of Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL, 2009-2010) and Chinese Society of Hepatology (CSH, 2006-2012). He also serves as Associate Editor for Hepatology International and served as Associated Editor for Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Liver International.


Dr. Jia-Horng Kao

Chair Professor and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital
President, Taiwan Association for the Study of the Liver (TASL)

Areas of Interest
Viral hepatitis, hepatocellular carcinoma

Educational and Career Experiences
MD, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University
PhD, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine National Taiwan University College of Medicine
Director, Hepatitis Research Center, National Taiwan University Hospital
Director, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine,
National Taiwan University College of Medicine

Honors and Awards
Academic Award, Ministry of Education, Executive Yuan, Taiwan 2011
Okuda lectureship at APDW 2012
National Chair Professorship, Ministry of Education, Executive Yuan, Taiwan 2016
APASL Okuda-Omata Distinguished Achievement Award 2019


Dr. George Lau

MBBS (HK), MRCP(UK), FHKCP, FHKAM (GI), MD(HK), FRCP (Edin, Lond), FAASLD (USA)
Chairman, Humanity and Health Medical Group
Director and Consultant, Humanity and Health Research Centre 9 Queen’s Road Central, Central, HKSAR, CHINA

Steering committee, Asia-Pacific Association for the Study of Liver Professor in Translational Hepatology Co-director,
The Institute of Translational Hepatology, Co-Director, Beijing 302-Hong Kong Humanity and Health Liver Diseases and Transplant Center, The Fifth Medical Centre of Chinese PLA General Hospital, 100, the west of the 4th Ring Road, Beijing, China
Email: gkklau@netvigator.com

Dr George Lau graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 1987, with support by the King’s Edward Scholarship. After graduation, he was trained in Internal Medicine and then specialized in Gastroenterology and Hepatology and obtained his fellowship from the Hong Kong College of Physician in 1995. He received his post-doctorial training in Hepatology at Stanford University from 1992-1994 (supported by Hong Kong-Stanford scholarship) and University College of London from 1998-1999 (supported by Royal Society Award). In 2002, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer and Consultant at the Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong. At the same year, he was awarded The Most Outstanding Youth in Hong Kong. In 2005, he became the Global Principal Investigator of pegylated interferon a-2a for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and his work led to the registration of pegylated interferon a-2a by the EU and US Food and Drug Administration in 2005 (published in the New England Journal of Medicine with Dr. Lau as lead author). Dr. Lau has more than 500 publications with citation of over 10,000. He has also been invited to give numerous lectures in Hepatology throughout the world. Dr Lau had been the Associate Editor for both Journal of Hepatology and Liver international, and is currently serving as reviewer for over 30 international journals. In 2006, he was promoted to full Professor and assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. He was admitted to Fellow of the Royal College of Physician (London) in 2006. He was also well respected by his peer in academic Hepatology and was elected as 19th President of the Asian Pacific Association of the Study Liver (APASL) in 2008-2009. With his contribution in the field, he is now life-member of the Steering committee of APASL. In 2015, he was made fellow of the American Association for the study of Liver Diseases. In 2016, he was awarded National Science and Technology Progress Award (State Science and Technology Prizes)- Technological Advancement in Chronic hepatitis B infection management (China). In his community work, Dr Lau has founded the Cheng Si-Yuan (China- International) Hepatitis Research Foundation in 1998 (http://www.csyfoundation.org). This foundation represents one of the 3 largest non-profit organisation in liver diseases in Asia. In 2009, he founded and become Chairman of Humanity and Health Medical Group, Hong Kong. He was also Director and Consultant, Humanity and Health Research Center in Hong Kong. He is also the co-Director, Institute of Translational Hepatology and Director of the Beijing 302-Hong Kong Humanity and Health Liver Diseases and Transplant Center, The Fifth Medical Centre of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China. Currently, he serves as the Co-chairman of the APASL HBV guideline committee and panel member of the APASL HCV guideline committee. He also served as the abstract reviewers of the 2015-2018 AASLD, DDW and APASL annual scientific meeting.


Dr. Zhe-Xiong Lian

Deputy Director of Institutes for Life Sciences,
School of Medicine,
South China University of Technology.

Areas of Interest
Pathogenesis and therapeutic targets of autoimmune diseases & tumor immunology.

Educational and Career Experiences
Education:
Ph.D (1994-1998) Japan, Kansai Medical University, First pathology
M.D. (1984-1989) China, Norman Bethune University, Immunology
Working Experiences:
Professor (2016-Now)
Deputy Director of Institutes for Life Sciences, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Professor (2009-2016)
Liver Immunology Laboratory, Institute of Immunology and School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Associate professor (2007-2009)
Division of Rheumatology/Allergy/Clinical Immunology, University of California, Davis, USA
Senior Scientist (2003-2007)
Division of Rheumatology/Allergy/Clinical Immunology, University of California, Davis, USA
Postdoctoral Fellow (2000-2003)
Division of Rheumatology/Allergy/Clinical Immunology, University of California, Davis, USA
Research Associate (1998-2000)
Department of Paediatrics/Clinical Immunology, North Shore University Hospital, New York, USA
Research Fellow (1992-1994)
First pathology, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan
Research Fellow (1989-1992)
Changchun Institute of Biological Products, Changchun City, Jilin, China

Honors and Awards
Yangtze River Scholar Especially Hires Professor of Ministry of Education of China
University of science and technology of China, the Chung-Ying Tang Professor
The first batch of One Hundred Person Project in Anhui Province, Especially Hires Expert
One Hundred Person Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Especially Hires Professor
First Prize of Chinese Medical Science and Technology Award (2018)


Dr. Qianjin Lu

Department of Dermatology, The 2nd Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China

Professor Qianjin Lu is currently a Professor and Director of Institute of Dermatology at the Central South University, Director of Hunan Key Laboratory of Medical Epigenomics, President of Chinese Society of Dermatology. Professor Lu has accumulated rich clinical experience in dermatology and especially in lupus and psoriasis. Professor Lu conducts research in epigenetic and autoimmunity for twenty years and especially he is much interested in DNA methylation in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus and psoriasis. Professor Lu has published 180 papers in high impact journals including Lancet, JAMA, Blood, J Clin Invest, Ann Rheum Dis and J Immunol, etc.


Dr. Xiong Ma

The distinguished Professor, Shanghai Institute of Digestive Disease, Shanghai Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Clinical management and translational research of Autoimmune Liver Disease

Educational and Career Experiences
Xiong Ma, earned his under-graduated degree from Zhenjiang Medical College in 1991 and received his doctorate degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine in 2001. Since then, Dr Ma has worked at Shanghai Renji Hospital, Shanghai Institute of Digestive Disease as attending physician, associate professor and researcher. From 2005 to 2006, he was trained as postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Since 2007, Dr Ma has been holding the position of Vice-Director of the Shanghai Institute of Digestive Disease and Vice-Director of the Shanghai Fatty Liver Disease Research Center, respectively.

Honors and Awards
Dr Ma’s research interests are mainly focused on autoimmune liver diseases and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. He has received 5 grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the National Distinguished Young Scholarship in 2013. Dr Ma has more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in English published in international journals including Gut, Hepatology, Nature Communications and Journal of Autoimmunity in last 5 years.


Dr. Nancy Man

Professor
Director, Clinical and Translational Research Laboratory
Director, Laboratory for Liver Transplantation and Liver Cancer
Deputy Director, Laboratory for Organ Transplantation and Regeneration
Department of Surgery
LKS Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong

Areas of Interest
• Liver transplantation using marginal liver graft – mechanism of graft injury and tumor recurrence, regeneration patterns and therapeutic strategies
• Functional characterization of candidate genes linking to acute phase surgical stress, liver regeneration and late phase tumor recurrence and metastasis
• Transplant immunology and cancer immunology
• Prospective clinical studies of liver surgery and hepatocellular carcinoma
• Molecular imaging for cancer research and liver diseases

Educational and Career Experiences
Academic qualifications:
MBBS (First Honor): Zhejiang Medical University, China
MS: Surgical oncology, Zhejiang Medical University, China
PhD: Liver surgery and liver cancer, University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong
Previous academic positions held (with dates):
2008-2013 Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Centre for Cancer Research, HKU
2006-2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery and Centre for Cancer Research, HKU
Present academic position (integrated with clinical, translational and basic research):
2014-present Professor, Director of Clinical and Translational Research Laboratory;
Director, Laboratory for Liver Transplantation and Liver Cancer, Surgery, HKU

Honors and Awards
Prof Man is the President of International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) and the member of the Basic Science Committee of The Transplantation Society (TTS). She is also the Founder member of Women Leaders in Transplantation (WLIL), International Mentor of WLIL and a Key Opinion Leader of TTS. She was the Program Chair of ILTS2018, Chairperson of ILTS Scholarship Committee, member of ILTS Education Committee, Basic Science Committee and Publication Committee of ILTS. Being the President of Hong Kong Scientist Association (HKSA), Professor Man plays critical role for the promotion of collaborations among the scientists in HK, Macau, Taiwan and Mainland of China. She is a visionary leader with extensive experience in the management of international, regional and local academic society and research collaborations. Prof Man has successfully established a series of multidisciplinary research platforms under the collaborations with the experts in the fields of hepatology, cancer biology, stem cell, immunology, radiology, molecular imaging, biomaterials, bioengineering and bioinformatics.

Prof Man is currently the Deputy Editor (Basic Science) of Transplantation and the Editorial Board Member of Annals of Surgery. She has published more than 130 original articles in international journals including Annals of Surgery, Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Research, Journal of Hepatology, Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Nature Medicine & New England Journal of Medicine etc with H index 49 (total citation 8183). She is one of the Top 1% Scholars at HKU according to ISI’s Essential Science Indicators since 2013. She and her research team have obtained more than 55 international awards including numerous “Rising Star Awards”, “Young Investigator Awards” in annual congress of ILTS, and “Mentee-Mentor Basic Science Awards”, “Young Investigator Awards” In TTS meetings over the past 13 years. She has also got the “First Class Award of 2013 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award from Ministry of Education (MOE)” and “First Class Award for Science and Technology of Chinese Medical Association (CAE) 2014“.

Selective awards and honors:
1. “Rising Star Awards of International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS)” - Mentee: 2006; Mentor: 2007, 2010, 2011, 2016 & 2018
2. “American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Scholar in Training Award”: 2008
3. “The Transplantation Society (TTS) International Basic Science Mentee/Mentor Award”: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018
4. “First Class Award of Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award” from Ministry of Education: 2013
“First Class Award for of Chinese Medical Association” (CAE): 2014


Dr. Chloe Mak Miu

Consultant Pathologist
Department of Pathology, Hong Kong Children’s Hospital, Hong Kong

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION
2012 MD, the University of Hong Kong, thesis “Chemical pathology analysis of inborn errors of metabolism for expanded newborn screening in Hong Kong”
2011 Scope of Practice in Genetic Pathology, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)
2008 PhD in Chemical Pathology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
2007 Specialist in Chemical Pathology, the Medical Council of Hong Kong
2006 Fellowship in Chemical Pathology, the Hong Kong College of Pathologists
2005 Fellowship in Chemical Pathology, RCPA
2003 MSc in Health & Hospital Management by the University of Birmingham and the Management Society for Healthcare Professionals HK
2001 Postgraduate Diploma of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, CUHK
1994 – 1999 Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, HKU

MAJOR APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS IN ACADEMIC SOCIETIES
2018 – present Chief Examiner in Chemical Pathology, the Hong Kong College of Pathologists
2017 – present Task force of the Next Generation Sequencing, Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme, Hong Kong Accreditation Service
2017 – present Task force of the Newborn Screening Programme for Inborn Errors of Metabolism, joint with the Department of Health and the Hospital Authority, with the direction stated in the Policy Address 2017
2016 – present Task force of the Genetics and Genomics, the Hong Kong College of Pathologists
2017 HKCPATH representative in the Provisional Subspecialty Board of Genetics and Genomics (Paediatrics)
2016 – 2017 Chairlady in the Specialty Board of Chemical Pathology, the Hong Kong College of Pathologists
2015 – 2017 Task force of the Pilot Study of Neonatal Screening for Inborn Errors of Metabolism, joint with the Department of Health, Hong Kong Government and the Hospital Authority, stated in the Policy Address 2015.
2013 – present Working group member of the Expansion of Neonatal Screening Programme in Hong Kong, joint with the Department of Health
2013 – present Working group member of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot Program, the Department of Health, Hong Kong Government.
2012 – present Commissioning team of the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital in Chemical Pathology and Genetic Pathology services
2011 – present Molecular expert panel in the Technology and Service Development Subcommittee, COC in Pathology, Hospital Authority
2010 – present Committee in Kowloon West Cluster Research Ethics Committee, Hospital Authority
2010 – present Examiner in Chemical Pathology, Hong Kong College of Pathologists
2010 – 2018 Honorary Consultant, Chemical Pathology Laboratory, Department of Clinical Pathology, Tuen Mun Hospital
2009 – 2018 Consultant in Kowloon West Cluster Laboratory Genetic Service and Chemical Pathology Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Princess Margaret Hospital
2008 – 2009 Associate Consultant in Chemical Pathology, Department of Pathology, Princess Margaret Hospital
2009 – present Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, HKU
2009 – present Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Pathology, CUHK
2008 – present Specialty Board Member, Hong Kong College of Pathologists
2010 – present Member of the Hong Kong Society of Medical Genetics
2008 – present Technical assessor, Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HKOLAS), Hong Kong Accreditation Scheme
2008 – 2009 Honorary Secretary of the Hong Kong Society of Inborn Errors of Metabolism

AWARDS
2010 RCPA Outstanding Teaching Award, RCPA
2009 Fellowship of the European Society of Human Genetics
2008 Outstanding team award by the Hospital Authority as Hong Kong West Cluster – Pediatric Metabolic Team
2007 Overseas Fellowship of the Japanese Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases
2007 Outstanding team award by the Hospital Authority as Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital - Comprehensive Neurometabolic Diagnostic and Intervention Team and the Division of Clinical Biochemistry, Queen Mary Hospital
~ 80 Publications


Dr. Yen Hsuan Ni

Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics,
Chairman, School of Medicine,
Associate Dean, College of Medicine
Director, Hepatitis Research Center, National Taiwan University

Areas of Interest
1. Pediatric Viral Hepatitis and NAFLD
2. Gut Microbiota
3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Educational and Career Experiences
M.D., College of Medicine, National Taiwan University
Ph.D., Medical Science, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University Postdoc Research Fellow, GI division, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut, USA

Honors and Awards
1. Outstanding Research Award by National Science Council, Executive Yuan, Taiwan
2. Outstanding in Teaching Award by National Taiwan University
3. Taiwan Pediatrics Association Award


Dr. Joong Won Park

Professor, Principal Scientist, M.D., Ph.D.
Center for Liver Cancer, Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy
National Cancer Center, Korea

Areas of Interest
Management of Liver Cancer
Hepatocarcinogenesis
Chronic Hepatitis B

Educational and Career Experiences
Prof. Park completed his Medical degree at Seoul National University followed by a residency in Internal Medicine and a Clinical Fellowship in Hepatology at Seoul National University Hospital. He completed a PhD in Medicine at Seoul National University. He was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Chung-Ang University Medical College and was a Visiting Scientist at the Center for Basic Research in Digestive Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA. He published about 180 research papers, and these were cited more than 7000 times.

Honors and Awards
He was a President of Korea Liver Cancer Association (KLCA) from 2017 to 2018. He is a Chair of the Scientific Committee of Asian-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Experts (APPLE), and a Governing Board member of International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA). He is a Chair of the Committee for the Hepatocellular Carcinoma Management Guidelines of the KLCA-NCC Korea since 2003 and also served as Chair of the Committee for the HBV Chronic Hepatitis Management Guidelines of the Korean Association for the Study of the Liver (KASL). He served as Chair of the Scientific Committee for the APASL 2008 Seoul meeting.


Dr. Eui-Cheol Shin

Professor,
Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering,
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea

Areas of Interest
Viral Immunology,
Hepatitis Viruses,
Tumor Immunology

Educational and Career Experiences
1990-1996: M.D., Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
1996-2001: Ph.D., Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
2002-2007: Postdoctoral Fellow, Liver Diseases Branch, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
2008-present: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor, Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea

Honors and Awards
2016, GSK Academic Award, The Korean Association for the Study of the Liver, Korea
2017, Hantan Award, The Korea Society of Virology, Korea
2018, KAI-Genexine Award, The Korean Association of Immunologists


Dr. Anthony Tan

Senior Research Fellow
Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme
DUKE-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Areas of Interest
HBV Immunology; HBV/HCC immunotherapy; Adoptive T-cell therapy

Educational and Career Experiences
Doctoral Research:
-National University of Singapore
2007-2012
Post-Doctoral Research:
-Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR, Singapore
2012-2013
-DUKE-NUS Medical School
2013-present
Scientific Consultant:
Lion TCR Pte. Ltd.
2015-present

Honors and Awards
First Prize – 2017 Singhealth DUKE-NUS Research Team Award


Dr. Jin Mo Yang

Professor, Hepatology, St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea

Areas of Interest
1976-1983 College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea
1989-1992 Postgraduate School, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea (B.S)
1992-1995 Postgraduate School, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea (Ph.D)

Training & Working Career
Training
1986-1990 Intern # Resident of Medicine, St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic Univ. of Korea
1990-1992 Dept. of Medicine, St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic Univ. of Korea
1992-2001 Dept. of Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital, The Catholic Univ. of Korea
2001-Present Dept. of Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic Univ. of Korea Visiting Scientist
1996.4-1997.12 North Carolina University at Chapel Hill, Pharmacology, Alcoholic liver injury

Academic
1992-1994 Instructor, Dept. of Medicine, The Catholic Univ. of Korea
1994-1997 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, The Catholic Univ. of Korea
1997-2003 Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, The Catholic Univ. of Korea
2003-Present Professor, Dept. of Medicine, The Catholic Univ. of Korea

Medical Society
1990-Present Member, Korean Society of Gastroenterology
1992-Present Member, Korean association study of liver (KASL)
2001-2007 Editor, The Korean Journal of Hepatology
2008-2009 Secretary General of KASL
2018-2019 President of KASL

Clinical Trial Experience
1. Megesterol Treatment in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma, 2002, Singapore
2. Lamivudine durability study ( multicenter trial )
3. Clevudine in CHB (Phase III, multicenter trial )
4. Entecavir in CHB


Scientific Committee
Speakers/Chairs from Japan

Dr. Masanori Abe

Associate professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Metabology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Autoimmune and cholestatic liver diseases
Liver Immunology

Educational and Career Experiences
1994 M.D. Ehime University
2001 Ph.D. Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine
2003 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
2006 Assistant Professor, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine
2008 Lecturer, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine
2009-present Associate Professor, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine

Honors and Awards
2003 International Fellowship Grant, American Society of Transplantation
2004 Investigator’s Award, Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
2009 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Viral Hepatitis Research Foundation of Japan
2014 AJINOMOTO Award, Japanese Society of Hepatology
2018 Journal of Gastroenterology High Citation Award, Japanese Society of Gastroenterology


Dr. Nobuhisa Akamatsu

Consultant Surgeon
Artificial Organ and Transplantation Division, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo

Areas of Interest
1)Liver transplantation
2)Hepatocellular carcinoma
3)Hilar cholangiocarcinoma

Educational and Career Experiences
Lecturer and supervisory surgeon at Department of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Surgery, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama Medical University- July 2005 to September 2013
Lecturer and supervisory surgeon at Artificial Organ and Transplantation Division, Department of Surgery, Tokyo University Hospital- October 2013 to present.


Dr. Yasuhiro Asahina

Professor
Department of Liver Disease Control
Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Areas of Interest
Viral hepatitis
Liver cancer
Clinical research and molecular biology

Educational and Career Experiences
M.D. from Shiga University of Medical Science
Ph.D. from Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Honors and Awards
Research Awards from JSH
Research Awards from JSGE


Dr. Yuichiro Eguchi

Professor and Chairman, Liver Center, Saga University Hospital, Japan

Board Certification
2001 The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (#25551)
2002 The Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (#20030085)
2005 The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine (#84967)
2006 The Japan Society of Hepatology (#4414)

Professional Experience (For about past 5 years)
2001-2009 Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine (Department of Hepatology, Diabetes and Metabolism), Saga University
2010-2011 Lecture in General Medicine, Saga Medical School Hospital
2012-present Professor in Division of Hepatology, Saga Medical School Hospital, Chairman in Liver Center, Saga Medical School Hospital
2001-2009 Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine (Department of Hepatology, Diabetes and Metabolism), Saga University
2010- 2011 Lecture in General Medicine, Saga Medical School Hospital
2012-present Professor in Division of Hepatology, Saga Medical School Hospital
Chairman in Liver Center, Saga Medical School Hospital

Area of Specialization
Liver disease, viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma

Society Membership
1992 The Japan Society of Hepatology
1994 The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
1994 The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
1994 The Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
2006 The Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine
2007 Japan Society for the Study of Obesity

Research, Bibliography (Relation to the clinical study)
1: Epidemiological survey of hemoglobin A1c and liver fibrosis in a general population with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Hepatol Res. 2018 Oct 27.
2: Younossi Z, Eguchi Y, et al; Global Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Council. Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Is the Fastest Growing Cause of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Liver Transplant Candidates. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Jun 14. pii: S1542-3565(18)30611-6.
3: Modeling NAFLD disease burden in China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States for the period 2016-2030.J Hepatol. 2018 Oct;69(4):896-904.
4: Pilot study of liraglutide effects innon-alcoholic steatohepatitis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with glucoseintolerance in Japanese patients (LEAN-J). Hepatol Res. 2015 Mar;45(3):269-78.
4: Prevalence and associated metabolic factors of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in the general population from 2009 to 2010 in Japan: a multicenterlarge retrospective study. J Gastroenterol. 2012 May;47(5):586-95.
5: The pathological role of visceral fat accumulation in steatosis, inflammation, and progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. J Gastroenterol. 2011 Jan;46 Suppl 1:70-8.
5: Hepatitis C virus infection enhances insulin resistance induced by visceral fat accumulation. Liver Int. 2009, Feb;29(2):213-20.


Dr. Nobuyuki Enomoto

Professor, First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine University of Yamanashi

Education and Experience
2003- Professor, First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan
2000 Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
1993 Assistant Professor, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
1990 Clinical fellow, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
1987 Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
1984 Resident, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
1984 Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Awards/Honors
1990 Sherlock Prize, International Association of the Study of Liver
1991 Research Award of Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
1992 Research Award of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
1996 Research Award of the Viral Hepatitis Foundation
2016 Research Award of Japan Society of Hepatology

Membership in Professional Societies
Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Japanese Society of Gastroentelogy
Japan Society of Hepatology
Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society


Dr. Takuya Genda

Senior Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Juntendo University Shizuoka Hospital

Areas of Interest
Liver cancer
Viral hepatitis
Liver cirrhosis

Educational and Career Experiences
1993 MD, School of Medicine, Niigata University
2000 PhD, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences

1997-2000 Research Resident, Foundation of Promotion of Cancer Research
2004-2007 Chief, Niigata Prefectural Shibata Hospital
2007-2015 Associate Professor, Juntendo University Shizuoka Hospital
2015- Present position


Dr. Kenichi Harada

Professor
Human Pathology
Kanazawa University

Areas of Interest
Pathology of the liver

Educational and Career Experiences
Medical School: Kanazawa University, School of Medicine, 1991
Graduate school: Kanazawa University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1996
Professional Experience:
2014-present Professor and Chief, Department of Human Pathology, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa, Japan
2007-2014 Associate Professor, Department of Human Pathology, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Sciences
1996-2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Human Pathology, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Sciences
1994-1996 Visiting researcher, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, CA, USA

Honors and Awards
2002 The Japanese Society of Pathology, Young Researcher's Award
2003 The Japan Society of Hepatology, Hepatology Research Award
2006 18th Liver Forum award (Taisho Yoyama Award)
2007 The Japanese Society of Pathology, Scientific Research Award


Dr. Hisamitsu Hayashi

Assistant professor, Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacokinetics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Areas of Interest
Intrahepatic Cholestasis, Pediatric Liver Diseases, Clinical Pharmacology

Educational and Career Experiences
Education
1999 – 2003 B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
2003 – 2005 M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
2005 – 2006 Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Career Experiences
2006 – present Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacokinetics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
2012 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

Honors and Awards
1. Nov. 2012 The Japanese Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (JSSX) Award for Young Scientists
2. Nov. 2013 The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Young Scientists
3. Nov. 2013 Astellas award for the best biochemical research 2013


Dr. Naoki Hiramatsu

Assistant Director
Department of Gastroenterology
Osaka Rosai Hospital

Areas of Interest
Treatment of Hepatitis and HCC

Educational and Career Experiences
1986 Graduate from Osaka University
2008-2016  Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Osaka university graduate school of medicine.


Dr. Akira Honda

Professor of Medicine, Joint Research Center, Tokyo Medical University Ibaraki Medical Center

Areas of Interest
Cholesterol and bile acid metabolism in hepato-biliary diseases

Educational and Career Experience
1986 MD, Tsukuba University School of Medicine
1992 PhD, Tsukuba University Graduate School of Medicine
1986-1993 Resident in Tsukuba University Hospital
1993-1997 Post-Doctoral Fellow and Research Associate in Liver Center, UMDNJ-NJ Medical School
1997-2002 Medical Staff in Internal Medicine, Miyamoto Hospital
2002-2007 Research Scientist in Ibaraki Prefectural Institute of Public Health
2007-2013 Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical University Ibaraki Medical Center
2013-present Professor of Medicine, Joint Research Center, Tokyo Medical University Ibaraki Medical Center

Honors and Awards
2002 Urso Award (Clinical Bile Acid Meeting in Japan)


Dr. Masao Honda

Professor, Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine and Technology,
Kanazawa University Graduate School of Health Medicine.

Areas of Interest
Innate immunity of viral infection, Virology of hepatitis B virus.
Molecular biology and immunology of NASH and HCC.
Single cell gene expression analysis of liver tissue sample.
Development of new drugs for anti-fibrosis in liver.

Educational and Career Experience
1992-1994: Resident of Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University
1994-2001: Assistant Professor of Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University
1994-1997: Research Fellow of Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Dr. Stanley M Lemon)
2001-2007: Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Disease Control, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medicine.
2007-Present: Professor, Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine and Technology, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Health Medicine.

Honors and Awards
1994: Young Investigator's Award of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
2000: Young Investigator's Award of Viral Hepatitis Research Foundation of Japan
2002: 4th Liver Forum in Kyoto Investigator Award.
2002: Liver Forum (western branch) Investigator Award.
2005: 7th Liver Forum in Kyoto Investigator Award.
2005: Schering-Plough Award of Japan Society of Hepatology
2013: The Invention Prize of Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation.
2015: Hepatology Meeting in Japan 2015 Award


Dr. Akio Ido

Professor
Digestive and Lifestyle Diseases, Department of Human and Environmental Sciences,
Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences

Areas of Interest
Acute liver failure, Liver regeneration, Liver fibrosis, Hepatocarcinogenesis

Educational and Career Experience
1984 Graduated from Nagasaki University School of Medicine
1984 Resident, Nagasaki University Hospital
1986 Fellow, First Department of Internal Medicine, Nagasaki University Hospital
1990 Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, Calgary University
1996 Assistant professor, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Miyazaki Medical College
2002 Associate professor, Translational Research Center, Kyoto University Hospital
2007 Associate professor, Digestive and Lifestyle Diseases, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
2014 Professor, Digestive and Lifestyle Diseases, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences

Honors and Awards
1996 Research Award, The Japan Society of Hepatology


Dr. Masafumi Ikeda

Chief, Department of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East

Areas of Interest
Medical oncology of hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer.

Educational and Career Experience
Third department of Internal Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Trainee, 1994-1995.
Internal Medicine, Minamata City General Hospital and Medical Center, Trainee, 1995-1996.
Internal Medicine, National Cancer Center Hospital, Resident, 1996-1999.
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Oncology division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Chief resident, 1999-2001.
Third department of Internal Medicine, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Medical staff, 2001-2002.
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Oncology division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Medical staff, 2002-2008.
Department of hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Section head, 2008-
Department of hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chief, 2011-

Honors and Awards
・Asia Pacific Association for the study of Liver Meeting 2002 Young Investigators Award.
・Journal of Gastroentelogy 2006 Incentive award


Dr. Kenichi Ikejima

Professor, Department of Gastroenterology,
Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Areas of Interest
NASH, alcoholic liver disease, hepatic fibrogenesis, liver regeneration

Educational and Career Experience
Kenichi IKEJIMA is currently a Professor of Department of Gastroenterology at Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine since 2017 (Associate professor since 2011). He was graduated from Juntendo University School of Medicine in 1989 (MD), received PhD degree from Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine in1996, and finished post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC in the USA in 1997. His expertise covers liver disease such as viral hepatitis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and alcoholic liver disease. He is currently a director of the Japanese Medical Society of Alcohol and Addiction Studies (JMSAAS) and International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA), and the vice chair of guideline committee for Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and NASH in the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (JSGE).

Honors and Awards
Distinguished Academic Prize; Juntendo University School of Medicine Alumni (May, 2003)
Distinguished Medical Research Award; Tokyo Medical Association (2004)
Distinguished Research Award; Liver Forum in Kyoto (2007, 2009)
Hepatology Research Award; Japan Society of Hepatology (2008)
Medical Research Award; Takeda Science Foundation (2008)
Research Award of Japanese Society of Anti-aging Medicine (2012)
Hiromasa Ishii Memorial Junior Award of ISBRA (2012)


Dr. Ayano Inui

Director
Department of Pediatric Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Saiseikai Yokohamashi Tobu Hospital

Areas of Interest
Pediatric Hepatology

Educational and Career Experiences
Graduate Institution: Nagoya City University School of Medicine
・Ph.D. degree in Juntendo University entitled “Histological features of chronic hepatitis C in childhood”
・Research member of Research on Measures for Intractable Diseases, the Intractable Hepato-Biliary Diseases Study Group in Japan.
・Received the four grants from the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development related with hepatitis B, C and hepatocellular carcinoma in childhood, and progressive familiar intrahepatic cholestasis.
・Member of the committee of cadaveric liver transplantation network in Japan.

Honors and Awards
39th Tagaya Isamu Memorial ISKRA Incentive Award for Vaccine Research, 2015: Universal Vaccination against hepatitis B virus in Japan


Dr. Tetsuya Ishikawa

Professor,
Department of Radiological and Medical Laboratory Sciences,
Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Viral hepatitis: pathogenesis and immunotherapy of HBV infection
Regenerative medicine
Autoimmune hepatitis
Drug-induced liver injury

Educational and Career Experiences
[Education]
1985 M.D., Nagoya University School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.
1996 Ph.D. (Internal Medicine III), Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.

[Faculty Academic Appointments]
1996-1998 Assistant Professor, 1st Department of Internal Medicine, Aichi Medical University, Aichi, Japan.
1998-2001 Lecturer, 1st Department of Internal Medicine, Aichi Medical University.
2001-2006 Lecturer, Department of Gastroenterology, Aichi Medical University.
2006-2007 Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Aichi Medical University.
2010-2012 Professor, Department of Medical Technology, Nagoya University School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.
2012-present Professor, Department of Radiological and Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.

[Other Professional Positions]
1993-1995 Research Associate, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, U.S.A.
2007-2010 Director of Cancer Immuno-Cell Therapy Center, Nagoya Kyoritsu Hospital, Nagoya, Japan.


Dr. Masanori Isogawa

Assistant Professor,
Department of Virology,
Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Areas of Interest
Hepatitis B virus
CD8+ T cell responses
Antigen recognition

Educational and Career Experiences
1998 M.D., Mie University School of Medicine/Japan
1999-2001: Essen University/Germany
2001-2013: The Scripps Research Institute/ USA
2013-Current: Nagoya City University Graduate
School of Medical Sciences/Japan

Honors and Awards
2009-2013: National Institute of Health: R01 grant
2014: Toyoaki Scholarship
2014: Liver Forum in Kyoto research scholarship
2015: Viral Hepatitis Research Foundation of Japan


Dr. Namiki Izumi

President of Musashino Red Cross Hospital,
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Musashino Red Cross Hospital

Areas of Interest
Treatment and Diagnosis of Hepatocellular carcinoma, Liver Cirrhosis, Chronic hepatitis B and C,

Educational and Career Experiences
Graduated from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Clinical Professor of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Invited Professor of Kindai University,

Honors and Awards
Mitsukoshi Medical Award in 1995,
Japan Society of Hepatology Award (Oda award) in 2013.


Dr. Tatehiro Kagawa

Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine
Director, Liver Center, Tokai University Hospital

Areas of Interest
chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, cholestasis, bile acid

Educational and Career Experiences
1986 Graduated from Keio University School of Medicine
1986-1988 Resident, Internal Medicine, Keio University
1988-1992 Post-graduate course of Internal Medicine, Keio University
1992-1993 Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine
1993-2006 Senior Lecturer, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine
1999-2002 Research Fellow, Department of Physiology, Tufts University School of Med (Prof. Irwin M. Arias)
2007-2016 Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine
2016-present Director, Liver Center, Tokai University Hospital
2017-present Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine

Honors and Awards
Scientific Excellence Award from Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (1996)
Hepatology Research Award from Japanese Society of Hepatology (2009)


Dr. Masayoshi Kage

Professor Emeritus, Kurume University School of Medicine

Educational and Career Experiences
March 1977 MD from Kurume University School of Medicine
April 1977-March 1981
Post Graduate School in Pathology, Kurume University
April 1981-September 1982
Fellow in Pathology, Kurume University School of Medicine
October 1982-March 1993
Lecture in Pathology Kurume University School of Medicine
November 1982-June 1983
Visiting Fellow in Pathology, Rancho Los Hospital, Amigos University Southern California
April 1992-June 2001
Associate Professor in Pathology, Kurume University School of Medicine
July 2001-March 2016
Professor in Pathology, Kurume University School of Medicine
July 2001-March 2016
Director in Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Kurume University Hospital
April 2008-Marh 2016
Director in Molecular Targeting Therapeutics Division Research Center for Innovative Cancer Therapy, Kurume University
April 2013-Marh 2016
Director in Research Center for Innovative Cancer Therapy, Kurume University
April 2016-Present
Professor Emeritus, Kurume University School of Medicine

Membership
The Japan Society of Hepatology (Director)
The Japan Society for Portal Hypertension (Vice President)
The Japanese Association of Pathology (Councillorship)
The Japan Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Councillorship)
International Association Study of the Liver
Asian Pacific Study of the Liver

Presidents of conferences
2005 The 32rd General Meeting of the Japan Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
2008 The 15rd Annual Meeting of The Japan Society for Portal Hypertension
2008 The 7rd Single Topic Conference “Abnormal hepatic hemodynamics”
2015 The 19rd General Meeting of the Japan Society


Dr. Toshimi Kaido

Associate Professor, Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery and Transplantation, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University

Areas of Interest
Hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatectomy, liver transplantation, sarcopenia

Educational and Career Experiences
1987 Graduated from Kyoto University
1996 Graduated from Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
1998 Research associate, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University
1999 Assistant Professor, First Department of Surgery, Kyoto University
2001 Department of Surgery, Otsu Municipal Hospital
2007 Assistant Professor, Division of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic and Transplant Surgery, Kyoto University
2009 Associate Professor, Division of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic and Transplant Surgery, Kyoto University
2014 Associate Professor, Head of Division of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic and Transplant Surgery, Kyoto University

Honors and Awards
1997 Best Subject Award of the 97th Annual Congress of Japan Surgical Society
2007 President Award of the 19th Meeting of the Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
2008 1)Chairman Award of the 20th Meeting of the Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
2)Best Subject Award of the 21th Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Surgical Infection
3)Excellent Poster Award of Japan Digestive Disease Week 2008
2009 Best Subject Award of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Hepatology
2012 Fellowship Award of Japanese Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JSPEN)
2013 1)The Best Paper of the 15th AJINOMOTO Award of the Japan Society of Hepatology
2)The Best Paper in The Year of Japanese Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JSPEN)
2014 Best Oral Award of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
2016 Investigator Award of 25th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL)
2018 Outstanding Contribution Award (HBSN)


Dr. Tatsuo Kanda

Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo

Areas of Interest
Viral Hepatitis, Autoimmune Liver Diseases, Innate Immunity, Hepatocarcinogenesis

Educational and Career Experiences
1991 M.D., cum laud, Niigata University School of Medicine, Niigata, Japan
1999 Ph.D. (Dr. of Medical Science), Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
1991-2000 Medical Staff in Internal Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
2000-2005 Assistant Professor, Safety and Health Organization (Health Sciences Center), Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
2005-2008 Faculty, Dept. Pathology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA
2008-2012 Associate Professor, Dept. Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
2012-2017 Associate Professor, Dept. Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
2017- Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dept. Medicine, Nihon University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Editorial Board: Hepatology International, PLoS ONE, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, World Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology, OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology (Associate Editor)

Honors and Awards
Awards:
(1) First JSH Single Topic Conference “Therapy of Viral hepatitis and Prevention of Hepatocellular Carcinoma” at Mt. Fuji, 2002.11.14. Award.
(2) Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, 14th Biennial Conference, Young Investigator Award. Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, 14th Biennial Conference, New Delhi, India, 2004.12.13.
(3) American Society for Virology 2006 Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Award. American Society for Virology, 25th annual meeting, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA, 2006.7.15., etc


Dr. Shuichi Kaneko

Professor,Department of Gastroenterology, Kanazawa University Graduate School
Director, WHO Collaborative Center for Chronic Hepatitis and Liver Cancer

Areas of Interest
Pathogenesis of HCC
Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy

Educational and Career Experiences
Education:
1982 Graduate from Kanazawa University School of Medicine (MD)
1986 Graduate from Graduate School of Medicine, Kanazawa University (Ph.D in Medicine)
1987 Visiting fellow: National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA
1993 Visiting professor: University of Southern California, USA

Professional Affiliations:
・Board member of directors: the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (2012-2017)
・Board member of directors: the Japanese Society of Hepatology (2009-2016)
・Visiting Professor of Sichuan University (2007-)

Editorial board:
・Cancer Science (Associate editor)
・Hepatology Research (Editor-in-chief, 2010-2014)

Society Chairman
2012 General assembly of Japan Society of Hepatology
2019 General assembly of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (elect)

Honors and Awards
1993 Hepatolgy Award from Japanese Society of Hepatology
2004 Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Service Award from Minister Award of Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2005 Oda prize from Japanese Society of Hepatology
2013 Invention prize from Japanese Society of Hepatology
2014 Science and Technology Award from Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2015 The “Khubilai Khan” Gold Medal of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences
2015 Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Service Award Minister Award of Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry


Dr. Jong-Hon Kang

Clinician in Chief
Center for Gastroenterology
Teine Keijinkai Hospital

Areas of Interest
Acute and chronic hepatitis including auto immune liver diseases,
Acute liver failure

Educational and Career Experiences
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
1977-1983 Bachelor of Medicine Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
1983 Physician’s License Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
1993 Ph.D. Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
1983-1985 Resident of Internal Medicine, Hospital of Jichi Medical College, Tochigi prefecture, Japan
1985-1986 Clinical Fellow
Third Department of Internal Medicine, Hokkaido University College of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
1987-1997 Physician
Department of Internal Medicine, Teine Keijinkai Hospital, Sapporo, Japan
1987- Physician
Center for Gastroenterology Teine Keijinkai Hospital l, Sapporo, Japan

MEMBERSHIP OF RESEARCH GROUP supported from Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan
2006-2008 Research Group for Hepatitis E
2009-2014 Research Group for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis E
2012-2014 Research Group for the Study of usefulness of PEG-IFN administration to discontinue nucleos(t)ide analogue treatment in patients with chronic hepatitis B

COLLABOLATOR of Autoimmune Hepatitis Study Group-Subgroup of the Intractable Hepato-Biliary Disease Study Group in Japan supported from Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan
2015- Working Group for acute onset autoimmune hepatitis
2016 - A Member of Working Group for revision of clinical guideline for autoimmune hepatitis

MEMBERSHIP OF RESEARCH GROUP supported from Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
2015- Research Group for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis E
2015-17 Research Group for the Study of anti HBV therapy for HBsAg clearance via drug free status and investigation of novel predictor for treatment response in chronic hepatitis B MEMBERSHIP in THE JAPAN SOCIETY of HEPATOLOGY 2008- Councilor in the East Branch of the Japan Society of Hepatology 2014- Councilor and Delegate of the Japan Society of Hepatology

Honors and Awards
2007, 2009, 2014, 2017 Incentive Award of Hokkaido Branch of The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
2011 Awarded “Research Scholarships for the Hokkaido Study Group for Hepatitis E” by the Viral Hepatitis Research Foundation of Japan
2014 Awarded “High Citation in Kanzo§” by the Japan Society of Hepatology §: Kanzo, The official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology


Dr. Naoya Kato

Professor
Department of Gastroenterology
Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University

Areas of Interest
Viral hepatitis
Hepatocellular carcinoma
Autoimmune liver diseases: PBC, AIH, PSC

Educational and Career Experiences
1989-1992: Research Fellow at 1st Dept of Intern Med, Chiba Univ Sch Med
1992-1993: Research Fellow at Virology Div, Natl Cancer Ctr Res Inst
1993-1998: Research Fellow at Dept Gastroenterology, Fac Med, Univ Tokyo
1999-2008: Research Assoc at Dept Gastroenterology, Grad Sch Med, Univ Tokyo
2008-2008: Project Lecturer at Dept Gastroenterology, Grad Sch Med, Univ Tokyo
2008-2013: Project Assoc Prof & Director at Unit of Disease Ctrl Genome Med, Inst Med Sci, Univ Tokyo
2013-2017: Assoc Prof and Director at Div Advanced Genome Med, Inst Med Sci, Univ Tokyo
2017-: Prof & Chair at Dept Gastroenterology, Grad Sch Med, Chiba Univ

Honors and Awards
・Research Award from Viral Hepatitis Research Foundation of Japan
・Research Award from The Institute for Adult Diseases, Asahi Life Foundation
・Crown Award from Japan Society of Hepatology
・Academic Award from Inohana Alumni Association
・Research Award from Foundation for Advancement of International Science Forum


Dr. Norifumi Kawada

Professor of Medicine, Chairman, Department of Hepatology, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University

Professor Norifumi Kawada was graduated with M.D. degree in 1986 from Osaka City University Medical School. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Osaka City University in 1991. From 1991 to 1992, Prof. Kawada trained as a Visiting Scientist, Institute of Biochemistry, Freiburg University. And then, from 1993 to 2006, he worked as a Research Associate, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor in Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine.
He was promoted as a professor of Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine in 2007. His research interests are biology of stellate cells, liver fibrosis, and carcinogenesis. He is a reviewer and member of editorial board of several scientific journals. Prof. Kawada was Visiting Scientist, Department of Hepatology, Florence University in 2004, and from 2015, he is a visiting Professor of University College London (UCL). He assumes a fellow of American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) in 2015.


Dr. Kazuhiko Koike

Professor and Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo.

Dr. Koike obtained his M.D. degree from The University of Tokyo in 1980. From 1986 to 1989, he worked in the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda. In 2004, he has been appointed as the Professor and Chairman of Department of Infectious Diseases, and, in 2009, has been appointed as the Professor and Chairman of Department of Gastroenterology, The University of Tokyo. He has been the Director General of The Japan Society of Hepatology since 2010, and was Director General of The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine from 2013 to 2016. He is a board-certified hepatologist and board-certified gastroenterologist. He has been chiefly working on the clinical practice on viral hepatitis B & C, NASH, and diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. He has published more than 700 original articles.

Education and Professional Experience
1980 Graduated, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
1980-83 First Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan.
1984-86 Research Fellow, Department of Enteroviruses, National Institute of Health, Japan.
1986-88 Visiting Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Virology, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA.
1988-89 Research Fellow, Laboratory of Virology, J. Holland Research Institute, American Red Cross, Rockville, MD, USA.
1989-91 Instructor, First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
1991-97 Assistant Professor, First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
1997-98 Lecturer, First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
1998-2004 Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
2004-09 Professor and Chairman, Department of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
2009-present Professor and Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan.

Membership
Director General, The Japan Society of Hepatology (JSH) (2010〜)
Director General, The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine (2013〜2016)
Director, The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (JSGE) (2012〜)
Director General, The Japanese Society of Molecular Medicine (2016〜)
Councilor, The Japanese Cancer Association
Councilor, The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases
The Japanese Society for Virology

Editorial experiences
Journal of Hepatology Associate Editor (2005-2009)
Liver International Associate Editor (2014-)
Hepatology Editorial Board (2004-2007)
Journal of Gastroenterology (Official journal of JSGE)
Deputy Editor-in-Chief (2005-2007),
Associate Editor (2001-2005)
Hepatology Research (Official journal of JSH)
Deputy Editor-in-Chief (2008-2010),
Associate Editor (2004-2008)
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Editorial Board (2010-)


Dr. Atsumasa Komori

Director and Division Chief, Department of Treatment for Intractable Disease, Division of International Medical Cooperation, Senior Staff, Department of Hepatology,
Clinical Research Center, National Hospital Organization Nagasaki Medical Center, Japan.

Areas of Interest
Comparative liver inflammology, Autoimmune liver disease, Liver carcinogenesis.

Educational and Career Experiences
1989.3 Degree of Medicine, Kyushu University, School of Medicine, Japan
1989.6-1990.5: Junior Resident, Internal Medicine, Kyushu University Hospital, Japan
1990.6-1991.5: Junior Resident, Internal Medicine, Kyushu Koseinennkin Hospital, Japan
1991.6-1993.9: Research Fellow, Cancer Preventive Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute, Japan
1993.10-1997.5: Research Fellow Saitama Cancer Center Research Institute, Japan
1997.6-1998.5: Clinical Fellow,1st Department of Internal Medicine, Kyushu University Hospital, Japan
1998.6-2000.2: Clinical Fellow, 3rd Department of Internal Medicine Oita Red Cross Hospital, Japan
2000.3-2002.11: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, U.S.A.
2003.1-2014.3: Division Chief, Division of Bioregulation, Clinical Research Center, National Hospital Organization Nagasaki Medical Center, Japan
2014.4- Current position

Honors and Awards
2015-, Honorary professor of Kazakhstan National Medical University


Dr. Yasuteru Kondo

Chief Director
Hepatology
Sendai Kousei Hospital

Areas of Interest
HCC, HCV, HBV, NASH, Liver Immunology

Educational and Career Experiences
1994/3-2000/3 The School of medicine, Tohoku University
2000/4−2002/3 Internal medicine, Furukawa City Hospital
2005/4-2007/3 Molecular biology and immunology, USC
2007/4-2007/6 Department of Gastroenterology, Iwai Hospital
2007/7−2015/12 Department of Gastroenterology, Tohoku University
2016/1-Present Chief Director, Department of Hepatology, Sendai Kousei Hospital
2017/4-Present Chief Director, Treatment Center for Liver Cancer, Sendai Kousei Hospital

Honors and Awards
1. 2005 Uehara Research Fellow, Uehara Memorial Foundation
2. 2009 APASL 2009 Young Investigator Award
3. 2010 The Japan society of Hepatology, Bristol Myers Award
4. 2012 Best Poster Award 98th General Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
5. 2012  The Japan society of Hepatology, Research Award 
6. 2012 Good doctor of clinical trial, Tohoku University
7. 2012 10thSTC-JSH 2012 Young-Investigator Award
8. 2012 Research Award A, Tohoku Medical Society
11. 2013 Uehara Research Award, Uehara Memorial Foundation
12. 2015 HBV international Meeting, Travel Grant Award
13. 2015 Good doctor of clinical trial, Tohoku University
14. 2016 APASL2016 Young Investigator Award


Dr. Masatoshi Kudo

Professor and Chairman
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Diagnosis and treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma

Educational and Career Experiences
Masatoshi Kudo studied Medicine at Kyoto University and graduated in 1978. Following this, he completed a clinical fellowship in Kobe City General Hospital followed by a research fellowship at the University of California Davis Medical Center in USA and Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, where he received his PhD degree in Medical Science in 1987. Professor Kudo is currently a Professor and Chairman at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine since 1999 and the Executive Board Member of Kindai University.

Honors and Awards
1989 Berson-Yallow Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine (USA)
1989 Medical Research Award from Mayor of Kobe City
1990 Medical Research Award from the Hyogo Prefectural Medical Association
1992 Cancer Research Award from Japan Cancer Association
1992 Young Investigator's Award from Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
1992 Distinguished Paper Award (Kikuchi Award) from Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine
1993 Young Investigator's Award from Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine
1993 Distinguished Award from the Hyogo Prefectural Medical Association
2005 Scientific Merit Award from American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
2006 Honorary Member, Medical Association, University of Bologna School of Medicine
2008 Honorary Member, Philippine Society of Ultrasound in Clinical Medicine (PSUCI)
2008 Okuda Award presented by Asian Pacific Gastroenterology Society
2008 Certificate of Merit Award from Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2009 Madangopalan Award from Indian National Association for Study of the Liver (INASL)
2009 Cum Laude Award from Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2010 JSH official journal Highest Citation Award
2010 JISAN Lecture Award Presented by Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine
2011 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Honorary Member Award
2011 JSH official journal Highest Citation Award
2011 Romanian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (SRUMB) Honorary Award
2011 Certificate of Merit Award from Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2012 USE Award
2014 Lorenzo Capussotti Award (from IASGO)
2018 Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (KSUM) Honorary Member Award
2018 Japan Society Hepatology Award (Oda Award)
2018 Taiwan Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (TSUM) Honorary Member Award


Dr. Akihiro Matsumoto

Professor & Director
Clinical center for viral hepatitis
Shinshu University Hospital
Japanese Society of Internal Medicine (Certified Physician), Japan Gastroenterological Association (Specialist, Supervisor, Counselor)
Japan Liver Society (specialist, instructor, councilor, Nagano prefecture leader in liver cancer eradication movement)
Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society,
Japanese Society for Cancer Research, Japanese Society for Antiviral Therapy, Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver

Areas of Interest
Viral hepatitis

Educational and Career Experiences
1988 Graduated from Shiga Medical University
1988 Entering Shinshu University School of Medicine Hospital
1995 Graduated from Graduate School of Medicine, Shinshu University School of Medicine
Studied at the National Institutes of Health in 1996 - 1999 (Dr. Harvey J. Alter)
2001 Second Department of Internal Medicine, Shinshu University Hospital
2004 Lecturer, Second Internal Medicine, Shinshu University Hospital
2011 Deputy Director, Liver Disease Consultation Center, Shinshu University Hospital
2012 Clinical Professor and Deputy Director, Liver Diseases Consultation Center, Shinshu University Hospital
2013 Aizawa Hospital Gastrointestinal Disease Center Hepatic intern.
2014 ssociate Professor, Deputy Director, Liver Diseases Consultation Center, Shinshu University Hospital
2016 rofessor and Deputy Director, Liver Diseases Consultation Center, Shinshu University Hospital
2016 Professor, Director of Liver Diseases Consultation Center, Shinshu University Hospital

Honors and Awards
The 26th Japan Gastroenterology Association Encouragement Prize, 1st Shinshu University Excellent Paper Award


Dr. Eishiro Mizukoshi

Associate Professor,
Department of Gastroenterology,
Kanazawa University

Areas of Interest
Clinical Research of Viral Hepatitis
Tumor Immunology

Educational and Career Experiences
1986 - 1992 Kanazawa University Medical School M.D.
1994 - 1999 Graduate course of Medical. Science, Kanazawa University
1999-2001 Visiting Fellow, Liver Disease Section, NIDDK, NIH, U.S.A.
2002-2005 Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Kanazawa University
2006-2014 Lecturer, Department of Gastroenterology, Kanazawa University
2014-present Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Kanazawa University

Honors and Awards
2002 Hamanako Symposium Award
2004 Gastroenterology Research Group / American Gastroenterological Association Symposium Excellent Award
2012 The Japan Society of Hepatology Award
2014 Liver Forum in Kyoto Award
2017 G-PLUS Award


Dr. Satoshi Mochida

Professor : Faculty of Medicine, Saitama Medical University
Chairman: Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Saitama Medical University Hospital

Areas of Interest
acute liver failure, liver transplantation, viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, intractable liver diseases

Educational and Career Experiences
University:
1978-1984 MD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo
1995 PhD in Medicine, University of Tokyo
Residency:
1984-1986 Resident in University of Tokyo Hospital
1986-1987 Staff of Internal Medicine, Kodaira Memorial Tokyo Hitachi Hospital
1986-1989 Clinical Fellow in First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo
1990-1994 Clinical Fellow in First Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo
Previous professional position and appointment
1989-1990 Assistant Professor; First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tokyo
1994-1995 Assistant Professor; Third Department of Internal Medicine, Saitama Medical University
1995-1998 Senior Lecture; Third Department of Internal Medicine, Saitama Medical University
1998-2003 Associate Professor; Third Department of Internal Medicine, Saitama Medical University
2003-2005 Professor; Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Saitama Medical University
2005-present Professor and Chairman; Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Saitama Medical University

Honors and Awards
1992 Research Award from the Japan Society of Hepatology
2004 Research Award from the Liver Forum (Eastern Branch)
The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine; Director
The Japan Society of Hepatology: Executive Director
The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology: Director
The Japan Society for Portal Hypertension: Councilor
The Japan Society for Transplantation: Executive secretary


Dr. Mitsuhiko Moriyama

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine,
Nihon University School of Medicine

Educational and Career Experiences
1975-1981 MD, Nihon University School of Medicine
1981-1985 Graduate School of Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine
1985-1993 Resident in third Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine
1993-1995 Assistant, Third Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine
1995-2003 Lecturer, Third Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine
2003-2007 Assistant professor, Third Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine
2007- Professor &Chairman, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine
2017-2019 Vice Director, NIHON UNIVERSITY ITABASHI HOSPITAL
2019- Director, NIHON UNIVERSITY ITABASHI HOSPITAL

Membership of Academic Societies
American Gastroenterological Association, international Member
International Association for the Study of the liver
Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the liver
Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
Japan Society of Hepatology
Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Cancer Screening
Japanese Association for Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
Japan Society for Biomedical Research on Trace Elements
Japanese Society of Parasitology
Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Japanese Society of Nutritional Assessment Japanese society of digestion and absorption

Major Field of Interest
Viral Hepatitis, Pathology of liver


Dr. Kazumoto Murata

Professor
Department of Gastroenterology
International University of Health and Welfare

Areas of Interest
Innate immunity, Liver immunology, Treatment for Hepatitis B virus,

Educational and Career Experiences
Kazumoto Murata graduated from Jichi Medical University in 1988. After a clinical fellowship, he worked as a general physician, including pediatrics, orthopedic surgery, gynecology, otolaryngology, and so on. He completed a research fellowship at Jichi Medical University under Prof. Makoto Mayumi and at Mie University School of Medicine where he received his PhD degree in Medical Science in 1999. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the National Institutes of Health in USA under Dr. T Jake Liang where he involved with the development of a HCV vaccine based on the HCV-like particle technology and mechanism of acute hepatitis B based on NKT-dependent protective immunity and researched on IFN-λ under Prof. Mizokami M, National Center for Global Health and Medicine Japan. At present he have promoted to full Professor in International University of Health and Welfare.

Honors and Awards
Distinction of poster presentation at AASLD 2003, 2018, Best oral presentation at APASL single topic conference in 2016


Dr. Hidewaki Nakagawa

Team Leader
RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Laboratory for Cancer Genomics

Areas of Interest
Cancer genomics
GI cancer
Genomic medicine

Educational and Career Experiences
1991 Osaka University, School of Medicine (M.D.)
1991 Osaka University Hospital, Resident
1993 National Osaka Hospital, GI surgery, Resident
1996 Osaka University, Graduate School of Medicine (Ph.D.)
1999 The Ohio State Univeristy, Human Cancer Genomics Program, Postdoc fellow
2003 Human Genome Center, Institute Medical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Assistant Professor
2008 Team Leader, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences
2018- Laboratory for Cancer Genomics, RIKEN-IMS

Honors and Awards
2001 Research Fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2002 The Scholar-in-Training Award for the 2002 American Association of Cancer Research
2006 The Research Promoting Award for The Japanese Cancer Association Annual Meeting
2011 Commemorative Medal of Human Cancer Genetics Program, The Ohio State University
2016 JCA-Mauvernay International Award for The Japanese Cancer Association Annual Meeting


Dr. Mina Nakagawa

Associate Professor, Institute of Education,
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan

Areas of Interest
Hepatology(Viral hepatitis, Hepatic cancer), Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine,
Medical Education

Educational and Career Experiences
Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Medical school: 1990-1996, Graduate school: 2000-2005
Clinical fellow: 2005-2006
Hepatic control, Assistant Professor: 2006-2010
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Assistant Professor: 2010-2013
Center for Interprofessional Education, Associate Professor: 2013-2016
Institute of Education, Associate Professor: 2016- Present

Honors and Awards
2004年 Foundation for Advancement of International Science(Lake Hamana Symposium)Research Award
2006年 JSH basic research Excellence Crown Award
2007年 Viral Hepatitis Research Foundation
Research Award
2010年Miyakawa Memorial Research Foundation Research Award


Dr. Nobuhiro Nakamoto

Assistant Professor
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Keio University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Autoimmune liver diseases
Liver immunology
Microbiology

Educational and Career Experiences
EDUCATION and TRAINING
2000-2004
Keio University, Graduate School of Medicine
(Gastroenterology and Hepatology), Tokyo, Japan
Ph.D. was acquired in March, 2004
1998-2000
Intern and Resident in Internal Medicine, Keio University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
1992-1998
Keio University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
M.D. was acquired in March, 1998

EMPLOYMENT
2010-Current
Assistant Professor, Keio University, School of Medicine,
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
2007-2009
Postdoctoral fellow in Division of Gastroenterology,
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine (under the supervision of Dr. Kyong-Mi Chang, MD)
2004-2006
Instructor, Keio University, School of Medicine,
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Honors and Awards
The Japanese Society for Hepatology, Schering Plough
joint Award (2009)
Young Investigator Award, Keio University School of Medicine Alumni Association (2013)


Dr. Yasunari Nakamoto

Professor and Head,
Second Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences,
University of Fukui, Japan

Areas of Interest
Pathogenesis of viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma

Educational and Career Experiences
1989 M.D., Kanazawa University School of Medicine, Japan
1993 Ph.D. (Dr. of Medical Science), Kanazawa University, Japan
1994 Research Associate, The Scripps Research Institute (Prof. Francis V. Chisari), U.S.A.
1996 Assistant Professor, First Department of Internal Medicine, Kanazawa University School of Medicine, Japan
1997 Research Advisor, Monbusho (the Japanese Government) Research Experience Fellowships for Young Foreign Researchers, Japan
2011 Professor and Head, Second Department of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology and Neurology), Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui, Japan

Honors and Awards
2004 GlaxoSmithKline Award, The 8th General Meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology, DDW-Japan, Fukuoka, Japan
1998 HANS POPPER PRIZE, International Association for the Study of the Liver (IASL) Biennial Scientific Meeting, Chicago, U.S.A.
1996 American Liver Foundation (ALF) FELLOW RESEARCH PRIZE, the 47th American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Annual Meeting, Chicago, U.S.A.
1996 Young Investigator Award for the Research Workshop, the 47th AASLD Annual Meeting, Chicago, U.S.A.
1995 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Uehara Memorial Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
1992 Subsidy, the 1992 meeting on the molecular biology of hepatitis B virus, La Jolla, CA, U.S.A.


Dr. Minoru Nakamura

Professor, Department of Hepatology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences & Laboratory Chief , Clinical Research Center, NHO Nagasaki Medical Center

Areas of Interest
autoimmune liver diseases
primary biliary cholangitis
genetics of autoimmune liver diseases

Educational and Career Experiences
1979 MD from Kyushu University, Japan
1985-1987 Visiting Associate at NIH, Bethesda, USA
1988 PhD from Kyushu University, Japan
1989-2002 Associate Professor, The First Department of Internal Medicine, Kyushu University,
2002- Laboratory Chief at Clinical Research Center, NHO Nagasaki Medical Center,
2004- Professor, Department of Hepatology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Honors and Awards
1990 Young Investigator Award from Uehara Memorial Foundation


Dr. Nobuaki Nakayama

Associate Professor
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Saitama Medical University,
Moroyama, Japan

Areas of Interest
Viral Hepatitis, Liver Failure

Educational and Career Experiences
1990 Graduated from Hokkaido University, Sapporo
1995 PhD of Medical Science from Hokkaido University
1997-2000 Guest Scientist, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg
2002 Assistant Professor, Saitama Medical University
2004 Lecturer, Saitama Medical University
2012 to present Associate Professor, Saitama Medical University

Honors and Awards
1995 The Hokkaido Medical Society Research Award


Dr. Naoshi Nishida

Associate professor
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Hepatocellular carcinoma
Molecular carcinogenesis, treatment

Educational and Career Experiences
2011-present: Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kindai University, Faculty of Medicine.
2007 – 2011: Lecturer, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine.
2006 – 2007: Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine.
2004 – 2006: Research fellow, Division of Gastroenterology. Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor University Medical Centre, Dallas, TX
1997 – 2004: Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Clinical Science, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine.
1996 – 1997: Instructor, Research Institute for Production Development.
Ph.D. Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine.
M.D. Osaka Medical School.

Honors and Awards
2012-2019: Research Grant Smoking Research Foundation
2012 Research Grant Japan Health Foundation
2011 Research Grant Osaka Cancer Research Foundation
2009 Investigator Award of 45th Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology
2008 Kanmuri Award (Chugai Award) of the Japan Society of Hepatology
2008 Research Grant Kyoto Cancer Association
1996 Research Grant T. Nanba Memorial Health Care Foundation
1994 Research Award Hamanako Symposium
1993 Investigator Award of the Japan Society of Hepatology


Dr. Shuhei Nishiguchi

Chief Professor, Vice President
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases, Hyogo College of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Viral Hepatitis, Liver cirrhosis

Educational and Career Experiences
1981 MD, Osaka City University
1986 PhD, Osaka City University
2000-2005 Associate Professor, Osaka City Univ.
2005-Present Chief Professor, Hyogo College of Medicine.
2013- Vice President, Hyogo College of Medicine

Honors and Awards
Kanae Medical Science Prize
Osaka Mayor's Award
Research Encouragement Prize of JSH


Dr. Shuntaro Obi

Professor Gastroenterology, Teikyo University School of Medicine Chiba Medical Center

Education/Post Graduate Training
College/University
1985-1991 MD, Teikyo University School of Medicine
May 2007 PhD Gastroenterology Tokyo University School of Medicine #16800
Residency
1991-1992 Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
1992-1993 Tokyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
1993-1995 General Hospital National Health Insurance Asahi Central Hospital, Chiba, Japan

Medical Licensure
1991 Full Medical License (Japan) #340521

Board Certification
Jan 1999 Fellow of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology #29994
Sep 2005 Fellow of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine #85489
Apr 2010 Fellow of the Japanese Board of Cancer Therapy #09100064

Present Position or Academic Rank
2008-present Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology, Tokyo University School of Medicine
2011-present Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology Kagawa University School of Medicine
2016-present Professor Gastroenterology, Teikyo University School of Medicine Chiba Medical Center

Previous Professional Positions and Appointments
1995-1998 Staff Physician, Internal Medicine (II), Tokyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
1998-2002 Staff Physician, Gastroenterology, Tokyo University School of Medicine
2002-2016 Division Chief, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hepatology, Kyoundo Hospital
2005-2016 Director, Sasaki Foundation
2006-2016 Director, Kyoundo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
2009-2016 Assistant Professor in Gastroenterology Teikyo University School of Medicine
2012-2015 Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology Yamanasi University School of Medicine

Honors and Awards
2009 Fellowship Award from the Foundation for Promotion of Cancer Research

Professional and Society Membership
1991-present The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
1993-present The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
1993-present The Japanese Society of Hepatology
2007-present The Asian Pacific Association of the Study of the Liver


Dr. Sadahisa Ogasawara

Associate Professor
Translational Research and Development Center, Chiba University Hospital, Chiba, Japan
Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan

Areas of Interest
Hepatocellular carcinoma (systemic therapy of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma)
Designing clinical trial

Educational and Career Experiences
2004 Apr - 2005 Mar
Resident, Chiba University Hospital
2005 Apr - 2006 Mar
Resident, Kimitsu Central Hospital
2006 Apr - 2006 Oct
Staff, Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University
2006 Oct - 2007 Sep
Staff, Chiba Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
2007 Oct - 2009 Mar
Staff, Kimitsu Central Hospital
2009 Apr – Present
Staff, Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University
2013 Nov -2016 Mar
Assistant professor, Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University
2016 Apr -2018 Aug
Assistant professor, Clinical research center, Chiba University Hospital
2018 Sep – Present
Assistant professor, Translational Research and Development Center, Chiba University Hospital

Honors and Awards
The Best Presenter Award in International session (2018)


Dr. Hideki Ohdan

Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences
Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Gastroenterology and Transplant Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University

Areas of Interest
Liver Transplantation, Gastroenterological Surgery, Immunology

Educational and Career Experiences
1982-1988: M.D. School of medicine, Hiroshima University
1993-1997: Ph.D. Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Hiroshima University
1997-2000: Research associate, Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital
2000-2003: Medical Stuff, 2nd department of surgery, School of medicine, Hiroshima University
2003-2007: Assistant Professor, 2nd department of surgery, Hiroshima University Hospital
2007-2008: Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University
2008- : Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University

Honors and Awards
Research encouragement award from Uehara Memorial Foundation (2000).
Distinguished Professor, Hiroshima University (2017-)


Dr. Hiromasa Ohira

Professor and Chairman of Gastroenterology, Fukushima Medical University

Areas of Interest
Autoimmune liver disease

Educational and Career Experiences
Education:
Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine
(1981-1987)

Career Experiences:
1987-1991 Clinical Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine 2, Fukushima Medical University
1991-1993 Research Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine 2, Kurume University
1993-1997 Assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine 2, Fukushima Medical University
1997- 2005 lecturer, Department of Internal Medicine 2, Fukushima Medical University
2005-2007 Associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine 2, Fukushima Medical University
2007-present Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Fukushima Medical University

Honors and Awards
Hepatology Research Award of the Japan Society of Hepatology (2001)
Young Investigator’s Award of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine (2004)


Dr. Masao Omata

Honorary Professor, University of Tokyo
President, Yamanashi Central and Kita Hospitals

Areas of Interest
Hepatology
Gastroenterology

Educational and Career Experiences
Masao Omata, MD, has made an effort to revitalize the APASL (Asian Pacific association for the study of the Liver) with Dr. S. Sarin and others for the last 10 years. He is a Co-Editor in Chief of the Hepatology International, an official journal of APASL. He graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine (Dr. Okuda), and continued his training at Yale University (Dr. G Klaskin) and in the Liver Unit at University of Southern California (Dr. RL Peters). After 6 years in US, he returned to the Department of Medicine at Chiba University in 1989, and started molecular biological study on Hepatitis B virus.
In 1992, he became Chairman of Second Department of International Medicine at University of Tokyo, Japan and then subsequently became chairman of Department of Gastroenterology. Under his leadership, the Department of Gastroenterology had become one of the foremost centers in its field.
Now, he is the president of the two hospitals at Yamanashi, west of Tokyo, where, although scenic place with Mt. Fuji, hepatitis virus infection is epidemic and his homeland. He and his colleague have published 1,164 articles in English Literature including, NEJM 5, Lancet 6, Ann Int Med 6, Hepatology 59, Gastroenterology 43. The total impact factor is 6,723 and 42,844 citations with H-index of 104 as of July 1st, 2017. 

Honors and Awards
1999 Outstanding Service to the AGA
(American Gastroenterological Association)
2003 The Japan Society of Hepatology Award
2003 Chiba University Achievement Award
2017 JSGE Research Award
(The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology)


Dr. Naoya Sakamoto

Professor/Chairman
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology/
Faculty of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Areas of Interest
Basics and clinics of hepatitis viruses: HCV, HBV, HAV and HEV
Basic and clinics of hepatocellular carcinoma

Educational and Career Experiences
1987 Graduated from School of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
1987-1993 Residency and fellowship at Second Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
1994-1996 Research fellowship at Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, University of Connecticut Health Center, CT, USA
1996-2000 Clinical fellow at Second Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Associate professor at Department for Hepatitis Control, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
2012 Professor/Chairman at Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hokkaido University Faculty of Medicine

Honors and Awards
Associate editor of the Hepatology Research Editorial board member of the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, and Hepatology International.
Director of the Japan Society of Hepatology and the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
International Member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the American Society of Microbiology.


Dr. Hideyuki Sasaki

Chief of Surgery
Department of Surgery
Miyagi Children’s Hospital

Areas of Interest
Pediatric cholestatic diseases
Biliary atresia

Educational and Career Experiences
Education
1988-1995: Tohoku University, School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
1995: M.D., Tohoku University, School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
2002: Ph.D., Tohoku University, School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

Career experiences
2003-2003: Senior Pediatric Surgical resident, Tohoku University Hospital, Sendai, Japan
2003-2004: Senior Pediatric Surgical resident, Sendai Red Cross Hospital, Sendai, Japan
2004-2004: Instructor, Tohoku University Hospital, Sendai, Japan
2004-2004: Senior Surgical Resident, Miyagi Children Hospital, Sendai, Japan
2004-2005: Division of Pediatric Surgery, Iwaki Kyoritsu General Hospital
2005-2006: Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery Group), Iwate Medical University School of Medicine, Morioka, Japan
2006-2007: Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery at Tohoku University
2007-2018: Lecturer of Pediatric Surgery at Tohoku University
2018-present: Chief of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Miyagi Children’s Hospital

Honors and Awards
Award
Best presentation award on basic science in Japanese biliary atresia society (2017)


Dr. Motoko Sasaki

Associate Professor
Department of Human Pathology,
Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Areas of Interest
Pathology of hepatobiliary diseases
- Primary biliary cholangitis
- Cholangiocarcinoma

Educational and Career Experiences
1988 Kanazawa University, School of Medicine
1988-89 Doctoral course of Medical Science, Kanazawa University (Prof. Yasuni Nakanuma)
1989-2004 Instructor, Assistant professor, Department of Human Pathology, Kanazawa University
1998-2000 Postdoctoral fellowship, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California, Davis (Prof. M.Eric Gershwin)

Honors and Awards
1994 Research encouragement award of the Japan Society of Hepatology
2006 Research award of the Hokkoku Cancer Foundation
2009 Academic research award of the Japanese Society of Pathology
2009 Kanazawa medical prize of the Kanazawa City Medical Association 2017 Research award of the Hokkoku Cancer Foundation 2017 Haazami award of Kanazawa University for women scientist


Dr. Shuichiro Shiina

Professor
Department of Gastroenterology,
Juntendo University

Areas of Interest
Abdominal Imaging, Interventional oncology (minimally invasive therapy, such as radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation)

Educational and Career Experiences
Education:
1982, M.D. University of Tokyo, Faculty of Medicine
Professional Career:
2012-present:Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Juntendo University
2004-2012:Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, University of Tokyo
1997-2004:Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, University of Tokyo
1996-1997:Director, Department of Gastroenterology, Chigasaki Municipal Hospital, Kanagawa
1992-1996: Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine(Ⅱ), University of Tokyo
1986-1992:Instructor, Department of Medicine (Ⅱ), University of Tokyo
1983-1986:Resident in Medicine & Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Tokyo
1982-1983:Resident in Medicine, University of Tokyo,Tokyo

Honors and Awards
2015 ACTA (Asian Conference on Tumor Ablation)
Presidential Award


Dr. Masahito Shimizu

Professor
Department of Gastroenterology,
Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
・ Pathobiology and treatment of acute and chronic liver failure
・ Nutritional pharmacotherapy of liver cirrhosis
・ Cancer chemoprevention using retinoid and natural compounds
・ Prevention of inflammation- and metabolic syndrome-related gastrointestinal cancers
・ Development of early diagnostic biomarkers of hepatocellular carcinoma

Educational and Career Experiences
・ 1995: Gifu University School of Medicine (M.D.)
・ 2001: Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine (Ph.D)
・ 2002: Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University Medical Center, New York
・ 2013: Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine
・ 2015: Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine

Honors and Awards
・ 2006: AACR, Scholar-in-Training Award
・ 2007: 9th Liver Forum in Kyoto, Research Encouragement Prize
・ 2009: 11th Liver Forum in Kyoto, Research Encouragement Prize
・ 2011: 13th AJINOMOTO Award


Dr. Tsuyoshi Sogo

Vice director,
Department of Pediatric Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Saiseikai Yokohama City Tobu Hospital

Areas of Interest
Pediatric liver disease, autoimmune liver disease, acute liver failure

Educational and Career Experiences
EDUCATION
National Defense Medical College
M.D., 1995
Tokorozawa, Saitama, JAPAN

Juntendo University
Ph.D., 2006
Tokyo, JAPAN

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Department of Pediatric Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Saiseikai Yokohamashi Tobu Hospital
Vice Director
2013-present
Yokohama City, Kanagawa, JAPAN
Children’s Center for Health and Development, Saiseikai Yokohamashi Tobu Hospital
Chief Physician
2007-2013
Yokohama City, Kanagawa, JAPAN
Department of Pediatrics, Yokohama Sakae Kyosai Hospital
Clinical Fellow
2006-2007
Yokohama City, Kanagawa, JAPAN
Department of Pediatrics, International University of Health and Welfare Atami Hospital
Clinical Fellow
2003-2006
Atami City, Shizuoka, JAPAN
Japan Self Defense Force Hospital Yokosuka
Medical officer
2001-2003
Yokosuka City, Kanagawa, JAPAN
Japan Air Self Defence Force
Medical officer
1997-1999
Tokyo, JAPAN

Honors and Awards
Award in 38th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 2011
Poster Award in 7th Japanese Society of Hepatology Single Topic Conference, 2008
Young Investigator Award in 5th Japanese Society of Hepatology Single Topic Conference, 2006


Dr. Fumitaka Suzuki

Director, Department of Hepatology
Federation of National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations
Toranomon Hospital

Areas of Interest
Viral hepatitis, Anti-viral treatment

Educational and Career Experiences
1988 Graduated from Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Japan
1988-1989 (Post-graduate Training) Second Division of Internal Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
1989-1993 Department of Gastroentelorogy, Hamamatsu Medical Center
1993-1994 Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital
1994-1998 Second Division of Internal Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
1998-1999 Department of Gastroentelorogy, Hamamatsu Medical Center
1999- Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital
2011- Director, Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital

Honors and Awards
2009 Hepatology Research award
2011 Chugai award (The Japan Society of Hepatology)
2013 Journal of Gastroenterology award


Dr. Koichi Takaguchi

Vice President of Kagawa Prefectural Central Hospital,
Department of Hepatology, General Medicine, Japan

Educational and Career Experiences
1986 Okayama university medical school
1990 Graduate school of medicine dentistry and pharmaceutical sciences Okayama University


Dr. Akinobu Takaki

Associate Professor,
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Okayama University, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Areas of Interest
Liver immunology, Liver transplantation, Liver cirrhosis, NAFLD, Viral hepatitis, Oxidative stress

Educational and Career Experiences
Education
1.University, 1984-1990,
Okayama University, Medical School, Faculty of Medicine,Okayama, Japan
2.Graduate School of Medicine, 1990-1994,
Okayama University, Graduate School of Medicine,Okayama, Japan
Career
1. September 2002 – : Assistant Professor
Department of Gastroenterology, Okayama University Hospital
2.June 2012 - : Associate Professor
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Honors and Awards
1.2006,Young Investigator Award, JSH Single topic conference
2.2012;14th Ajinomoto Award, JSH


Dr. Tetsuo Takehara

Professor of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine

Dr. Tetsuo Takehara is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine Japan. He graduated from Osaka University Medical School in 1984 and received clinical training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at Osaka University Hospital and its affiliated hospitals for several years. He obtained his Ph.D. in Medicine at Osaka University in 1993, and went on to study as a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Division of Gastroenterology, Boston, MA, from 1998 to 2000.
Dr. Takehara is a physician scientist in hepatology and gastroenterology and his major research interests include, basic research on cell death and innate immunity and, clinically, viral and non-viral hepatitis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Currently, he studies the mechanistic links between hepatocyte apoptosis/autophagy and the progression of liver disease to fibrosis and cancer. He also studies HBV/HCV virology and anti-viral strategies using a sophisticated mouse model with a humanized liver. He directs and oversees the Osaka Liver Forum (OLF) study, a large and comprehensive cohort study of hepatitis B/C and HCC patients at Osaka University Hospital and more than 30 of its affiliated hospitals in the Kansai area. For example, the OLF study includes more than 5,000 patients being treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin and more than 1,500 patients treated with direct-acting antiviral combination therapies. His work has demonstrated a wide range of clinical evidence among this cohort for the management of patients with viral hepatitis and HCC. He has published more than 300 basic science and clinical articles in high-quality journals.
Currently, Dr. Takehara is the director of the Japan Society of Hepatology and has been the Editor-in Chief of Hepatology Research since 2014.


Dr. Yasuhiro Takikawa

Professor of Medicine
The Division of Hepatology
The Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine,
Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Japan

Areas of Interest
Acute liver failure
Liver regeneration

Educational and Career Experiences
Education
1982 M.D. Iwate Medical University
1991 Ph.D. Iwate Medical University
Career Experience
1982 Fellow, The First Department of Internal Medicine, Iwate Medical University
1993 Instructor of Medicine, Iwate Medical University
1998 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Iwate Medical University
1999 Research fellow in Center for Basic research of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disease in Mayo Clinic 2005 Associate Professor of Medicine, Iwate Medical University 2010 Professor of Medicine, Iwate medical University

Honors and Awards
1994 The 23rd KANAE Medical Award


Dr. Shinji Tanaka

Professor
Department of Molecular Oncology
Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Areas of Interest
Molecular oncology
Hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery

Educational and Career Experiences
1988 MD Cum laude, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University
1988-1989 Resident, Department of Surgery II, Kyushu University Hospital
1989-1990 Medical Staff in Surgery, Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital
1990-1993 Doctor Course, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University
1993 PhD Doctor of Medical Science
1993-1994 Assistant Professor, Department of Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University
1994-1996 Research Fellow, Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
1996-1999 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University
1999-2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University
2004-2005 Surgical Staff, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, National Kyushu Cancer Center
2005-2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
2006-2014 Associate Professor, Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
2014-date Professor and Chairman, Department of Molecular Oncology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Honors and Awards
1996 Yong Investigator Award, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
1998 Medical Research Award, Japan Medical Association
1999 Incitement Award, Japanese Cancer Association
1999 Award of Fukuoka Medical Society
2004 Award for Cancer Research,International Symposium on Cancer Research and Treatment
2006 JSPS Prize, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2007 IRPC “Eminent Scientist of the Year” Gold Medal,International Research Promotion Council
2012 JCA-Mauvernay Award, Japanese Cancer Association
2013 JSGS Award Science of the Year 2013, The Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery


Dr. Yasuhito Tanaka

Professor
Virology & Liver unit,
Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Areas of Interest
Hepatology, Viral hepatitis
Anti-viral therapy, GWAS
Liver cirrhosis, Hepatocellular carcinoma

Educational and Career Experiences
Degree of M.D, Nagoya City University,1991
Clinical staff at Division of Gastroenterology, Nagoya Daini Red Cross Hospital: 1993 – 1997
Visiting fellow at Department of Transfusion Medicine, National Institutes of Health: 1999 – 2001
Degree of Ph. D, Nagoya City University Graduate School, 2001
Lecturer at Department of Clinical Molecular Informative Medicine, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences: Nov 2002 –Aug 2006
Professor, Department of Virology & Liver unit, at Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Sub Director, Liver Disease Unit, Nagoya City University Hospital. 2009 –
Director, Central Clinical Laboratory, Nagoya City University Hospital. 2009_

Honors and Awards
1999 Research Award, Viral Hepatitis Research Foundation of Japan
2002 Research Award, Tokai Research Foundation
2002 Research Award, Liver Forum in Kyoto
2003 Schering-Plough Award, The Japan society Hepatology
2004 AASLD-APASL Joint Workshop Award, India
2004 Research Award, Uehara Foundation
2005 18th Research Award, The Japan society of Gastroenterology
2005 Research Award, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences
2005 Research Award, 18th Liver Forum (West)
2006 Hepatology Research Award, The Japan society of Hepatology
2006 Research Award, Japanese Society of Laboratory Medicine
2007 17th APASL Presidential Award, APASL, Kyoto, Japan
2007 Research Award, Liver Forum in Kyoto
2007 Society Award, Japanese Society of Laboratory Medicine
2010 Research Advanced Award, Uehara Foundation


Dr. Nobuhiko Taniai

Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Nippon Medical School Musashikosugi Hospital

Areas of Interest
Hepatectomy, liver transplantation

Educational and Career Experiences
1988 Nippon Medical school graduate
1988 Dep. of Surgery, Nippon Medical School
1990 Assistant Professor of Surgery, NMS
2005 Lecturer of Surgery, NMS
2008 Associate Professor of Surgery, NMS
2019 Professor of Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, NMS Musashikosugi Hospital

Honors and Awards
2000 Award of Article, APASL
2017 Award of Article, The Japanese Society of Geriatric Gastroenterology


Dr. Ryosuke Tateishi

Project Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology
The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Areas of Interest
Hepatocellular carcinoma, Viral hepatitis, Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Educational and Career Experiences
Education:
The University of Tokyo School of Medicine (1989-1995) MD
The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine (1998-2002) PhD
Career Experience
Resident (1995-1996): Department of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Hospital
Resident (1996-1999): Department of Gastroenterology, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Tokyo
Medical Staff (2002-2005): Department of Gastroenterology, The University of Tokyo Hospital
Chief Physician (2005-2006): Department of Gastroenterology, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Tokyo
Assistant Professor (2006-2013): Department of Gastroenterology, The University of Tokyo Hospital
Project Associate Professor (2013-present): Department of Gastroenterology, The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine

Honors and Awards
Young Investigator Award (2008)
Japan Society of Gastroenterology

Encouragement Prize (2016)
Japan Society of Gastroenterology


Dr. Katsutoshi Tokushige

Professor,
Department of Medicine and Gastroenterology,
Tokyo Women's Medical University,

Areas of Interest
NAFLD

Educational and Career Experiences
1984, Graduation of Tsukuba University
1984-1992, Tokyo Women's Medical University
1993-1995, Massachusetts General Hospital
1996-present, Department of Medicine and Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University


Dr. Kaoru Tsuchiya

Deputy director,
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
Musashino Red Cross Hospital

Areas of Interest
・Imaging diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver tumors
・Local and systemic therapies for HCC
・Biomarkers for HCC

Educational and Career Experiences
Education:
April 1992 – March 1998 School of Medicine, Gunma University, Gunma, Japan
April 2005 – March 2009 Graduate School of Medical Science, University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan
Career experience:
May 1998 - March 2000
Japan Red Cross Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
April 2000- March 2015
Musashino Red Cross Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
April 2011- March 2015
Deputy director at Musashino Red Cross Hospital
April 2015- March 2017
Postdoctoral researcher,
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine III,
Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
April 2017- present
Deputy director at Musashino Red Cross Hospital

Honors and Awards
Japan Association of Molecular Targeted Therapy for HCC
The 5th Okita Award June, 2015


Dr. Yoshihide Ueda

Lecturer
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Kyoto University

Areas of Interest
Viral Hepatitis
Autoimmune liver diseases
Liver transplantation

Educational and Career Experiences
1994 Graduated from Kobe University School of Medicine
1994-1995 Resident, Kobe University Hospital
1995-1997 Medical staff, Uwajima City Hospital
1997-2001 Graduate Student, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
2001-2004 Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
2004-2005 Medical Staff, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
2005-2010 Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
2010-present Lecturer, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University

Honors and Awards
2011 Bristol-Myers Award
2014 Research Award of Japan Society of Hepatology
2018 Research Award of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology


Dr. Takeji Umemura

Associate Professor,
Department of Medicine,
Shinshu University

Areas of Interest
Viral hepatitis, Autoimmune liver disease

Educational and Career Experiences
MD, Shinshu University 1994
PhD, Shinshu University 2001


Dr. Yoshiyuki Wada

Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Clinical Research Institution, National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center, Japan

Education
1999 March Bachelor of Science in Medicine, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
2006 March Ph. D in Medicine, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

Professional Experience
1999 Junior resident, Department of Surgical Oncology, Research for Radiation Casualty Medicine, Hiroshima University Hospital.
2000-2001 Senior resident, Department of Surgery, National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center.
2006-2016 Staff Surgeon, Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center
2016 April- Chief surgeon, Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center

Certifications
Board Certified Surgeon of the Japan Surgical Society
Board Certified Surgeon in Gastroenterology
Board Certified Gastroenterologist of The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
Board Certified Hepatologist of the Japan Society of Hepatology


Dr. Hiroshi Yatsuhashi

Director General,Clinical Research Center,National Hospital Organization (NHO) Nagasaki Medical Center
Professor,Department of Hepatology; Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Areas of Interest
Viral hepatitis, Anti-viral treatment, Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), Risk factors for development of HCC

Educational and Career Experiences
1984: Graduated from Nagasaki University School of Medicine
1984-1988:(Post-graduate Training) 1st Department of Medicine, Nagasaki University
1988-: Clinical Research Center, Nagasaki Medical Center
2002-2012: Director, Department of Therapeutic Research, Clinical Research Center, Nagasaki Medical Center 2004-: Professor, Division of Viral Hepatitis, Department of Hepatology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,
2012-: Director General, Clinical Research Center, Nagasaki Medical Center
2013-2017: APASL Executive Counci
2017.Apr:President of APASL-STC 2017 Nagasaki


Dr. Osamu Yokosuka

President, Japan Community Health Care Organization (JCHO) Funabashi Central Hospital
Professor Emeritus, Chiba University

1975 Graduated Chiba University School of Medicine
1975-1978 Trainee in Chiba University Hospital (Prof. K Okuda)
1978-1980 Royal Free Hospital, London (Prof. S Schelock, Prof. BH Billing)
1980-1985 Fellow (Chiba University)
1984 Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia (Dr. J Summers)
1985 Degree of Dr. of Medical Science
1985-1994 Assistant Professor, Chiba University
1994-2006 Lecturer in Medicine, Chiba University
2006-2016 Director and Professor of Medicine, Chiba University
2008-2014 Secretary General of APASL
2013-2015 Dean, Chiba University School of Medicine
2015-2016 President of APASL 2016 Tokyo
2016 - President, Japan Community Health Care Organization (JCHO) Funabashi Central Hospital

Main field of Interest
Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma


Dr. Hideo Yoshida

Deputy Director
Department of Gastroenterology,
Japan Red Cross Medical Center

Areas of Interest
Treatment of liver tumor

Educational and Career Experiences
1993 Graduated from Osaka University
2000 Graduated from Graduated school of medicine, University of Tokyo

1993 University of Tokyo hospital
1994 Toranomon hospital
1996 University of Tokyo hospital
2001 JR Tokyo general hospital
2003 University of Miami
2005 University of Tokyo hospital
2008 Japanese Red Cross Medical Center


Dr. Hitoshi Yoshiji

Chairman and Full Professor
Third Department of Internal Medicine (Department of Gastroenterology) Nara Medical University

Areas of Interest
Liver cirrhosis
Liver fibrosis,
NASH

Educational and Career Experiences
- 1993: Ph.D. (Medical Science), Graduate School of Nara Medical University
- 2011: Associate Professor Nara Medical University
- 2015: Chairman and Full Professor

Honors and Awards
- 1998: UICC (International union against cancer) Young investigator award
- 1999, 2000: Award of Japanese Society of Hepatology
- 2001: Award of Japanese Association for Metastasis Research
- 2003: Award of Nara Medical University
- 2004: Award of Japanese Hepatology Research


Dr.Hiroshi Yotsuyanagi

Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Advanced Clinical Research Center
The Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo, Japan

Education
1980/1986: The University of Tokyo Undergraduate Program

Post Graduate Training
1986/1998: The University of Tokyo Postgraduate Program
1998/1990: Toshiba General Hospital Gastroenterology Program

Certifications
1995: M.D. (molecular virology of hepatitis A virus)

Professional Appointments
1995: Assistant Professor (The University of Tokyo Hospital)
1998: Associate Professor (St. Marianna University School of Medicine)
2004: Associate Professor (The University of Tokyo Hospital, Dept. of Infection Control and Prevention)
2008: Associate Professor (The University of Tokyo, Dept. of Infectious Diseases)
2010: Chief of the Department
2018: Professor (Division of Infectious Diseases, Advanced Clinical Research Center, The Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo)


Local Organizing Committee

Dr. Hajime Takikawa

Dean, Faculty of Medical Technology, Teikyo University
Emeritus Professor, Teikyo University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Bile acid metabolism, cholestasis, drug-induced liver injury

Educational and Career Experiences
1977 Graduated from Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo
1980-1984 Medical and Research Staff, Second Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo
1984-1986 Visiting Scientist, UCLA
1987-1990 Assistant Professor, First Department of Medicine, Teikyo University School of Medicine
1990-1998 Associate Professor, First Department of Medicine, Teikyo University School of Medicine
1998-2018 Professor, Department of Medicine, Teikyo University School of Medicine
2010-2013 Vice President, Teikyo University Hospital
2011-2018 Chairman, Department of Medicine, Teikyo University School of Medicine
2013-2018 Dean, Teikyo University School of Medicine
2018- Dean, Faculty of Medical Technology, and Emeritus Professor, School of Medicine, Teikyo University

Honors and Awards
1989 Research Award, the Japan Society of Hepatology


Dr. Atsushi Tanaka

Professor
Department of Medicine
Teikyo University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Autoimmune Liver Diseases
Viral hepatitis
Liver Immunology and Genetics

Educational and Career Experiences
Prof. Atsushi Tanaka was graduated with M.D. degree in 1988 from the University of Tokyo, Japan. After spending three years as residency at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo, he started his career as a researcher in liver diseases with a main focus on autoimmune liver diseases and viral hepatitis. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo in 1996, and thereafter he stayed at the University of California, Davis since 1996 to 1999 as a visiting scholar with M. Eric Gershwin, M.D., where he elucidated T cell mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis and progression of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC).
Coming back to Japan in 2000, he rose through the academic ranks to become a Professor of Medicine at the Teikyo University School of Medicine in 2011. His area of expertise is autoimmune liver diseases, especially PBC, PSC and AIH. He has authored 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts devoted to these topics. He has provided exceptional leadership to Japanese hepatology, including ongoing service as Secretary-General of the Drafting Committee for Hepatitis Management Guidelines of the Japan Society of Hepatology (JSH) and play a central role in publishing as well as revising the JSH Guidelines for the Management of HBV/HCV infection. Currently he also serves as a Secretary-General of the Intractable Hepatobiliary Disease Study Group supported by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan, and is one of the leaders for research of autoimmune liver diseases in Japan.


Dr. Tatsuya Kanto

Director General, The Research Center for Hepatitis and Immunology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine

Areas of Interest
Viral Hepatitis, Liver fibrosis, Liver cancer, Immunology

Educational and Career Experiences
1992~1998: First Department of Medicine, Osaka University Graduate
1998~2001: Research Associate, Department of Surgery, Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh PA, USA
2001~2003: Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Therapeutics, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
2003~2013: Associate Professor in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
2013~2015: Chief, The Research Center for Hepatitis and Immunology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine
2015~2016: Director, Department of Liver Diseases, The Research Center for Hepatitis and Immunology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine
2016~: Director General, The Research Center for Hepatitis and Immunology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine

Honors and Awards
2005: Research Promoting Award in Virus Hepatitis Research Foundation of Japan
1994: Research Award in the Japan Society of Hepatology
1993: Research Award in the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine


Dr. Masayuki Kurosaki

Director, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Musashino Red Cross Hospital
Affiliate professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Affiliate professor, Yamanashi University

Areas of Interest
Viral hepatitis , Management of Cirrhosis, Diagnosis and treatment of HCC

Educational and Career Experiences
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
1995, Ph.D. in Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
1987, M.D. in Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

WORKING/ TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
2014-present: Affiliate professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
2011-present: Affiliate Professor, Yamanashi University
2010-present: Director, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Musashino Red Cross Hospital
2006-2014: Associate Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University patology, Musashino Red Cross Hospital
1995-2003: Lecturer, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
1987-1995: Tokyo Medical and Dental University

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Councilor and Board Certified Fellow
The Japan Society of Hepatology
The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
The Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan

GUIDELINE COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Hepatitis Treatment Guideline of The Japan Society of Hepatology
Clinical Practice Guideline for Liver Cirrhosis of The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology

EDITORIAL BOARD
Present: BioMed Research International
Present: World Journal of Hepatology
Present: Hepatology Research

Honors and Awards
AWARDS
2000 Viral Hepatitis Research Foundation of Japan Award
2006 Hepatology Research Award
2008 The Japan Society of Hepatology Research Award
2013 Hepatology Research High Citation Award


Dr. Shinji Shimoda

Associate professor, Department of Medicine and Biosystemic Science Graduate School of Medical Sciences Kyushu University Fukuoka

Areas of Interest
Research interests are clinical immunology (liver immunology, specially Primary Biliary Cholangitis), and I have a long-term research interest in autoimmunity and infection immunity.

Educational and Career Experiences
Graduated with M.D. in 1989 from Kyushu University, Japan. Dr. Shimoda obtained his Ph.D. degree from Kyushu University in 1996.And I spent two and half years as a research fellow under the instruction of professor M Eric Gershwin at University of California Davis from 1995 to 1998.

Honors and Awards
I have received numerous awards including the research encouragement award in 1996 and 2012 from the Japan Society of Hepatology.


Dr. Yoshinari Asaoka

Associate Professor,
Department of Medicine,
Teikyo University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Hepatocellular carcinoma, molecular targeted therapy, Local ablation therapy

Educational and Career Experiences
1999 Graduate from The University of Tokyo (MD).
1999-2000 Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan.
2000-2002 Department of Internal Medicine, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Japan.
2006 Graduate from Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo (PhD).
2009-2018 Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan.
2018-present Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Japan.

Honors and Awards
2016 APASL Tokyo: presidential award
2018 APASL Yokohama: presidential award