Curriculum Vitae

In alphabetical order

Dr. Oidov Baatarkhuu

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

Professor Oidov .Baatarkhuu graduated from the Mongolian National Medical University and obtained his degree in Doctor of Medicine with commendation in 1994. 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.

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, and Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the APASL-STC 2012 in Mongolia

Professor O.Baatarkhuu is a key investigator in more than 10 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 120 international and local papers. He also has spoken nationally and internationally on viral hepatitis and chronic liver diseases including hepatocellular carcinoma.


Dr. Kazuaki Chayama

Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University

Areas of Interest
Gastroenterology, Viral Hepatitis

Educational and Career Experiences
1981 Graduated from Hiroshima University
1981 Medical Doctor’s license in Japan
1997 PhD of Medical Science from Tokyo University
1981 Doctor, Mimihara General Hospital
1986 Doctor, Toranomon Hospital
2000 Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Hiroshima University 2002 Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Applied Life Sciences, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University
2011-2015 Director of Hiroshima University Hospital
2012-2015 Executive and Vice President (Medical Affairs), Hiroshima University

Honors and Awards
16th Oda Award of Japan Society of Hepatology(2012)


Dr. Ann-Lii Cheng

2006- Distinguished professor, National Taiwan University
2013/08- Director, NTU Cancer Center
2015/08- Vice Superintendent, National Taiwan University Hospital

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
1998-2006 Professor, National Taiwan University

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.
2003 「Outstanding Clinical Teacher Award」of College of Medicine, 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

Emeritus Professor of Gastroenterology at the Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

A.Kadir Dökmeci was born in 1948 at Ilgaz, Turkey.
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 the 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 Gastroenterology 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 is founder and member of many national and international societies, including Turkish Society of Hepatobliopancreatology (serving as president), Turkish Society of Gastroenterology, and Turkish Association for the Study of the Liver, The Association of the Turkish and Japanese Universities, Turkish Society of Endoscopy, Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver.
He has received national and international awards in his carrier including Inohana Award given by Chiba University in 1999.
He has organized many medical congresses and international Sports competitions including 5th APASL STC in İstanbul and both International Figure Skating and Ice Hockey Competitions. Also he organized the 25th APASL Annual Conference 2015 in İstanbul.
He was elected as the President of APASL from 2014 to 2015.
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 was elected as a medical committee member and medical supervisor of International Ice Hockey Federation.
He published more than 100 papers in different journals.
A.Kadir Dökmeci is currently Emeritus Professor of Gastroenterology at the Ankara University School of Medicine and acting as the Past President of APASL. He is married and has 1 daughter.


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. Kwang-Hyub Han

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University

Academic Activities
He is professor of Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei Univ. College of Medicine (YUMC) and director of Yonsei Liver Center, Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
He is a member of The Korean Academy of Science Technology
He served as the president of Korean Association for the Study of the Liver(KASL) and the hosting president of APASL STC 2016 in Busan.
He was a founding co-chairman and hosting chairman of APPLE (Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Exert)meeting and served as the first president of APPLE association.
At present, he is an executive committee member of APPLE and CEVHEP. He is also serving as an associate editor of Liver Cancer, assistant editor of Hepatology International and an editorial board member of Journal of Hepatology.


Dr. Yoichi Hiasa

Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Metabology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Vice Director of Ehime University Hospital

Areas of Interest
Hepatocellular carcinoma
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
Viral hepatitis
Ultrasonography
Vaccine therapy

Educational and Career Experiences
1990 Graduate Ehime University School of Med
1999 Instructor, Ehime University
2000 Research Fellow of Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
2002 Assistant Professor, Ehime University
2007 Lecturer, Ehime University Hospital
2010 Associate Professor, Ehime University
2013 to president, Professor, Ehime University
2015 to president, Vice Director of Ehime University Hospital
2017 Member of FAASLD and AGAF

Honors and Awards
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award from American Liver Foundation, “Kanmuri” Award from Japanese Society of Hepatology, Award from Liver Forum in Kyoto, Distinguished award of publication from Ehime University, Award from Ehime Medical Society


Dr. Goro Honda

Chief Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Tokyo Metropolitan Cancer and Infectious Diseases Center Komagome Hospital

Areas of Interest
Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
Liver tumors
Pancreatic cancer
Laparoscopic surgery

Educational and Career Experiences
2010 F.A.C.S
2009 Ph.D., Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
1992 M.D., Kumamoto University School of Medicine

Honors and Awards
Research grant, The Japanese Foundation for Multidisciplinary Treatment of Cancer, 2009
Research grant, The Pancreas Research Foundation of Japan, 2009
Research grant, The Public Trust Found for Clinical Cancer Research, 2011
Overseas scholarship, The Japanese Foundation for Research and Promotion of Endoscopy, 2011
Research grant, The Japanese Foundation for Research and Promotion of Endoscopy, 2012
E.A.E.S Video Award, The 21st Internal EAES Congress in Vienna, 2013


Dr. Kai-Wen Huang

Director & CEO
Centre of Mini-invasive Interventioanl Oncology, National Taiwan University Hospital

Areas of Interest
Genomics, Gene Therapy
Translational medicine
Cancer research
Hepatology & Gastroenterology
Surgery
Interventional Oncology
Radiofrequency Medicine
Nanomagnetic medicine
Thermotherapy & Photodynamic therapy

Educational and Career Experiences
M.S. in Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University, School of Medicine
PhD. in Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University, School of Medicine
Attending physician, Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital
Attending physician, Hepatitis Research Center, National Taiwan University Hospital
Chief, Translation Center of Cirrhosis Research, National Taiwan University Hospital
Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine

Honors and Awards
Mr. Wu Dayu Memorial Award
Founder & Executive director, Taiwan Academy of Tumor Ablation
Board of directors of Asia-Pacific Association of Imaging-guided Minimally Invasive Therapy in Oncology (AAMIO)
Founder & Board of directors of Asia Congress of Tumor Ablation (ACTA)
Founder & Secretary-general, Taiwan Association of Interventional and Therapeutic Ultrasound (TAITU)
Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine
Visited Professor of National University of Singapore


Dr. Yasuharu Imai

Associate professor, Department of Gastroenterological Imaging and Interventional Oncology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Ultrasound of the liver (Electromagnetic tracking system, Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, Elastography)
Local ablation therapy for liver cancer

Educational and Career Experiences
1988 Ph.D. in Hepatology, Shinshu University Graduate School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan

2017 Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Tokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
1996 Nagano Municipal Hospital, Nagano, Japan
1988 Iiyama Red Cross Hospital, Iiyama, Japan

Honors and Awards
2010 Tokyo Medical University Cancer Foundation


Dr. Namiki Izumi

President of Musashino Red Cross Hospital

Areas of Interest
Treatment and diagnosis for hepatocellular carcinoma, molecular targeting agent for HCC, Liver cirrhosis

Educational and Career Experiences
Education
March, 1978 Graduated from Department of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Professional Experience
1978-1980 Resident in medicine, in associated hospital of Tokyo Medical and Dental University
1980-1986 Fellow in the second department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
1986-1990 Associated Director of Medicine, Musashino Red-Cross Hospital
1987 Graduated from Graduate school of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, PhD
1991-2008 Director, Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Musashino Red-Cross Hospital 2005- Invited Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kinki University
2006- Clinical Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
2008- Vice President of Musashino Red-Cross Hospital
2016- The President of Musashino Red Cross Hospital
2017- Chief Investigator of study group of nationwide analysis for real-world interferon-free DAA treatment and analysis of resistance associated resistance as well as re-treatment guideline for the patients who failed to respond to DAA with chronic hepatitis C, supported by Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development,
2009- Board Member of Japanese Society of Hepatology
2010- Board Member of Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan

Honors and Awards
1996 Mitsukoshi Medical Association Award
2013 Japan Society of Hepatology Award,
2014 The president of 50 th anniversary meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology


Dr. Toshimi Kaido

Associate Professor, Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic and Transplant Surgery of Kyoto University

Areas of Interest
Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic cancer
Liver Transplantation
Nutrition
Sarcopenia
Perioperative management
Surgical infection

Educational and Career Experiences
Professor Kaido graduated from Kyoto University in 1987, and graduated from the Graduate School of Medicine of the same university in 1996.
From 1999-2001, he was Assistant Professor at the First Department of Surgery of Kyoto University, then he joined the Department of Surgery of the Otsu Municipal Hospital until 2007.
He subsequently became Assistant Professor of the Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic and Transplant Surgery of Kyoto University in 2007 and Associate Professor after 2009.

Honors and Awards
1997 Best Subject Award of the 97th Annual Meeting of Japan Surgical Society
2007 President Award of the 19th Meeting of the Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
2008 Chairman Award of the 20th Meeting of the Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
Best Subject Award of the 21th Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Surgical Infection 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 The Best Paper of the 15th AJINOMOTO Award of the Japan Society of Hepatology
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)


Dr. Takanori Kanai

Vice Dean, Keio University School of Medicine Professor of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Keio University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Microbiota
Inflammatory bowel disease

Educational and Career Experiences
1989-1998 Instructor of Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine
1998-2000 Instructor of Medicine, Keio Cancer Center
2000- Instructor of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
2003- Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
2005- Committee of Hovard Medical Institute Educational Program, TMDU
2006- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Section Editor
2007- Associate Professor of Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine
2008- Clinical Professor of Medicine (Visiting), Tokyo Medical and Dental University
2009- J Gastroenterology, Associate Editor
2011- Am J Physiol Gasrointest & Liver Physiol, Editorial Board member
2013- Professor of Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine
2017- Vice Dean, Keio University School of Medicine

Honors and Awards
2001 10th International Congress of Mucosal Immunology; Young Investigator Award
2004 The American Physiology Society Symposium; Travel Awards
2008 Kitasato-Kitajima Memorial Science Award
2009 Keio Science Promotion Award
2015 Yakult BioScience Research Foundation Research Grant Award


Dr. Shuichi Kaneko

Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Kanazawa University Graduate School
Dean, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Kanazawa University
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 Hepatology 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 Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
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. Naoya Kato

Division of Advanced Genome Medicine, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo

Education
March, 1986 Graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine

Degree
March, 1995 Doctor of Medical Sciences from Chiba University School of Medicine

Research Carrier
1989-1992 Research fellow at First Department of Internal Medicine, Chiba University School of Medicine
1992-1993 Research fellow at Virology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute
1993-1998 Research fellow at Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
1999-2008 Research associate at Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
2008. Jan-Nov Project lecturer at Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
2008. Dec-2013. March Project associate professor and Director at Unit of Disease Control Genome Medicine, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
2013. April- Associate professor and Director at Division of Advanced Genome Medicine, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo

Specialty
Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatocellular carcinoma


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. Soo Ryang Kim

Director, Department of Gastroenterology, Kobe Asahi Hospital

Areas of Interest
Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Educational and Career Experiences
Soo Ryang Kim studied medicine at Kagoshima University and graduated in 1975. Following a clinical fellowship in Kobe Kyodo Hospital, he started a private medical clinic, Asahi Clinic, in 1981. Meanwhile he studied histopathology of the liver at Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, where he received his PhD degree in 1982, and later he studied clinical hepatology at Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine. He founded Kobe Asahi Hospital in 1988, where he is currently a director. Since the 20th century, he has published more than 40 international scientific papers as a first author regarding viral hepatitis, alcohol-related liver diseases, and liver tumors including hepatocellular carcinoma. His research interests are "Diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma" and “Comparison of liver diseases between Japan and Korea”.


Dr. Norihiro Kokudo

President, National Center for Global Health and Medicine

Areas of Interest
Liver surgery
Liver transplantation

Educational and Career Experiences
Dr. Norihiro Kokudo is the President of National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo. He earned his M.D. in 1981, and then Ph.D. in 1988 at University of Tokyo. From 1989 to 1991 he stayed at Department of Surgery, University of Michigan as a visiting research investigator. After 6 years at Cancer Institute Hospital, Tokyo, as a senior staff of GI surgery, he joined the Department of HPB Surgery in The University of Tokyo and became a professor and chairman in 2007 (until March 2017). Dr. Kokudo has been conducting a number of research projects on surgical treatment of HCC, colorectal liver metastases, and living donor liver transplantation. As the chairman of the guideline committee, he compiled 3rd and 4th version of Japanese clinical practice guidelines for HCC in 2013 and 2017. Dr. Kokudo is the immediate past president of Japan Surgical Society and Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (A-PHPBA). He is the secretary general of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA) and a Vice President of International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO). He is also a fellow of American College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of England, and a member of International Society of Surgery and The Society of Surgical Oncology. He is an honorary regional editor for HPB, and an associate editor for Liver Cancer, Digestive Surgery, and Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology. He is on the editorial board of Annals of Surgery, Surgery, Journal of American College of Surgeons, World Journal of Surgery, and Journal of HPB Science.

Honors and Awards
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo


Dr. Masatoshi Kudo

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

Areas of Interest
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Imaging
Ablation
Systemic therapy

Educational and Career Experiences
1978 Graduated from Kyoto University
1978 Kyoto University Hospital
1979 Kobe City General Hospital
1987 University of California, Davis Medical Center
1997 Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Honors and Awards
1989 Berson-Yallow Award from The Society of Nuclear Medicine (USA)
2008 Okuda Award presented by Asian Pacific Gastroenterology Society
2009 Madangopalan Award from Indian National Association for Study of the Liver (INASL)
2010 JSH official journal Highest Citation Award
2010 JISAN Lecture Award Presented by Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine


Dr. Takashi Kumada

Clinical Professor, Nagoya University School of Medicine

1977 Graduation of Nagoya University School of Medicine
1977-1982 Medical residency, Department of Internal Medicine, Ogaki Municipal Hospital
1982-1984 Attending staff, Section of Hepatology, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Nagoya University School of Medicine
1984- Attending staff, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ogaki Municipal Hospital
2000- Department director, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ogaki Municipal Hospital
2011- Deputy director of a hospital, Ogaki Municipal Hospital
2016- Clinical professor, Nagoya University School of Medicine

Specialty and Research Field of Interest
Hepatology, Medical Oncology, Interventional Radiology,
Treatment of hepatic Malignancies, Viral hepatitis.

Internal scientific papers 204


Dr. George Lau

Chairman, Humanity and Health Medical Group
Director and Consultant, Humanity and Health GI and Liver Centre

Professor in Translational Hepatology and Co-director, The Institute of Translational Hepatology, Liver Cirrhosis Diagnosis and Treatment Center, 302 Military Hospital of China

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 College scholarship).

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 awarded most understanding Youth in Hong Kong. In 2005, he became the Global Principal Investigator of pegylated interferon alfa-2a for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and his work led to the registration of pegylated interferon alfa-2a by the EU and US Food and Drug Administration in 2005 (published in the New England Journal of Medicine). 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 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 GI and Liver Center in Hong Kong. He is also the co-Director, Institute of Translational Hepatology and Director of the Beijing 302-Humanity and Health special hepatitis C clinic, 302 Hospital, Beijing, China. Beijing. Currently, he serves as the 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 2015/2016 AASLD, DDW and APASL annual scientific meeting.


Dr. Laurentius A. Lesmana

Professor in Internal Medicine, Consultant Gastroentero-Hepatologist, Department of Medicine, University of Indonesia

Professor in Internal Medicine, Consultant Gastroentero-Hepatologist , Department of Medicine, University of Indonesia and Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo teaching hospital, Jakarta.He received fellowship from the University of Amsterdam ,the Netherlands at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 1979-1980 ( Prof. G.N.Tygtat).From 1986-1989 Ph.D Research Fellow,Department of Gastroenteology, Univ. of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.He underwent postgraduate training at the Department of Medicine , Chiba University , Japan in 1980.He received Fellow American College of Gastroenterology ( FACG ) in 1999 and Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP ) in 2001.He was the president of the Indonesian Association for the Study of the Liver ( Ina ASL) form 2002 -2006.Prof. Lesmana was the President of the first Annual APASL ( Asian Pacific Association of the Study of the Liver ) Conference 2005 in Bali and he was also the Chairman of the first China –Indonesia joint meeting ( CISHMS) in 2007 in Bali. He was the president of the first APASL Single Topic Conference on Hepatocellular Carcinoma in 2008 in Bali. His professional memberships include the American College of Gastroenterology, the American College of Physicians, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.From 2005-now he is a member of the Steering Committee of APASL. He has published papers in national and international journals and currently a member of editorial board of ACTA and Hepatology International. He received Fellow of the American Association forthe Study of the Liver .( FAASLD ) in 2015

Prof Lesmana is currently the Chairman of Digestive Disease and GI Onkology Centre , Medistra hospital.


Dr. Shi-Ming Lin

Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and University, Linluo and Taipei
5th President, Taiwan Liver Cancer Association (since May 21, 2017)

Institution
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, LinKuo and Taipei

Professional experiences
Shi-Ming Lin studied medicine at National Taiwan University and graduated in 1982, Following this, he completed a clinical resident training in Veteran General Hospital Taipei and GI fellowship in Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital-Taipei and Linkuo. Dr. Lin is currently a Professor since 2007 and a deputy chairman at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chang Gung University since 2014.
Dr. Lin is one of the pioneers of RFA for liver tumors in Taiwan. Dr. Lin has published 120 papers in international and domestic scientific journals including Gastroenterolgy, Hepatology, Gut, Journal of Hepatology, Cancer, and British Journal of Surgery. Dr. Lin has 4 papers (published in Hepatology 1999 and Gastroenterology 2004, Gut 2005 and J Hepato 2007) ranked as the highly cited papers. Dr. Lin has given 110 invited lectures in the area of his expertise on occasions to international audiences including APASL(2006,2008-9,2012,2013), APDW (2007, 09), Annual Microwave Surg Meeting Jpn (2008, 09), Kobe HCC symposium (2009), APPLE (2010-2015), 2013 Korea-Japan Image-guide Tumor Ablation Meeting, Japan JSH 2012, HK IDD 2011, HK Interventional Radiology Symposium 2009, South East Asian Nations conference (2008, 2010, 2012), and Singapore GI Annual Meeting 2009, Asian Congress of Tumor Ablation (ACTA) 2014,2015; 4th International Kyoto Liver Cancer Symposium (IKLS) 2014, Mongolia DDW 2014, The Hepatic Oncology Multi-disciplinary Approach Symposium(TOMAS), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2014, and Taiwan-France HCC symposium 2014. Quarter century’s contribution to liver research by TASL 2015, APAITO 2016.ACTA 2016, University of Tokyo 10,000 RFA meeting (Nov 17, 2016). Dr. Lin is serving as a journal referee of many peer-review journals including Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Gut, J Hepatol, Ann Surg, et al. His research interest include diagnosis and treatment of hepatoma and antiviral therapies for hepatitis B and C.

Research Interest
1. Percutaneous intra-tumoral radiofrequency ablation, ethanol injection, acetic acid injection therapy for hepatic malignancy
2. Hepatic tumor aspiration and cytological interpretation. Contrast –enhanced songraphy
3. Chemo-prevention of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma
4. Antiviral therapy of chronic hepatitis B or C


Dr. Shin Maeda

Professor and Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Inflammation and hepatocarcinogenesis

Educational and Career Experiences
EDUCATION
1993 M.D. University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan.
1996-2000 Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1993-1994 Resident, Tokyo University Hospital
1994-1995 Resident, Japan Red-cross Medical Center
1995-1996 Medical Staff, Dept of Gastroenterology, Tokyo University Hospital
2000-2001 Medical Staff, Dept of Gastroenterology, Tokyo University Hospital
2001-2005 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego (Dr. Michael Karin), CA
2005-2008 Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Institute of Adult Diseases, Asahi Life Foundation
2008-2010 Research Associate, Dept of Gastroenterology, University of Tokyo
2010-present Professor and Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology, Yokohama City University

Honors and Awards
2010 JCA-Mauvernay Award


Dr. Tsutomu Masaki

Professor and Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology and Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University

Education
1994 Ph.D. (Doctorate of Medical Science), Kagawa University, Department of Internal Medicine
1990 M.D., Kagawa University School of Medicine

Current research projects
A. Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatocellular carcinoma
B. Cell Cycle in Cancer Cell
C. MicroRNA and Cancer

Research ethics/ GCP training or experience
Chief director of IRB committee in Kagawa University


Dr. Shiro Miyayama

Chief Director, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Fukuiken Saiseikai Hospital

Areas of Interest
Interventional Radiology
Abdominal imaging

Educational and Career Experiences
Shiro Miyayama graduated from Tottori University School of Medicine, Yonago, Japan at 1986 and started his residency in Radiology at Department of Radiology Kanazawa University Hospital, Kanazawa, Japan. He moved to Fukuiken Saiseikai Hospital, Fukui, Japan in 1995 and has been Chief Director of Department of Diagnostic Radiology since 2009.

Honors and Awards
2001 JSIR Best paper award
2017 JVIR Distinguished reviewer award


Dr. Takamichi Murakami

Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiology, Kindai University, Faculty of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Radiological diagnosis and Interventional Radiology of abdominal disease
Focal treatment of HCC
Iimage navigation system for radiofrequency ablation and transcatheter arterial chemoembolization.

Educational and Career Experiences
1986 Jul, Osaka University Hospital, Resident
1991 Oct, Osaka University Hospital, Senior Resident
1993 Mar, Osaka University Medical School, Department of RadiologyResearch Assistant
1994 Oct, - 1995 Jun, University of Pittsburgh Department of Radiology, Visiting Assistant Professor
1995 Jun, Osaka University Medical School, Department of Radiology, Research Assistant
1997 Jun, Toyonaka Municipal Hospital, Department of Radiology, Chief Radiologist
1998 Apr, Osaka University Medical School, Department of Radiology, Research Assistant
1998 Oct, Osaka University Medical School, Department of Radiology, Assistant Professor
1999 Apr, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Assistant Professor
2000 Apr, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Associate Professor
2002 Apr, Iseikai Hospital, Assistant Director
2003 Feb, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Associate Professor
2006 Jan, Kindai University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Professor and Chairman
2016 Oct. Kindai University Hospital, Assistant Director

Honors and Awards
Misono Award: Association of Japan Radilogical Effect and Protection. 2004
The Certificate of Merit Award: Radiological Society of North America. [1991(two), 1996 (two), 2006 (two), 2007 (one), 2008 (three), 2011 (one), 2013 (one)]
The Cum Laude Award: Radiological Society of North America. [2009, 2013].
The Cum Laude Award : Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance. 1996
Frequently cited paper of Ann Nucl Med 2011 (Ann Nucl Med 23:349-354, 2009.)
Frequently cited paper of ER 2012 (Eur Radiol. 20, 2405-2413, 2010.)


Dr. Hiroaki Nagamatsu

Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterological Imaging and Inteventional Oncology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Hepatic areterial infusion chemotherapy for liver cancer
Transcatheater arterial chemoembolization for liver cancer

Educational and Career Experiences
1991 Ph in Gastroenterology, Kurume University Graduate School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan

2017. Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
2003.Yame Republic Hospital, Yame, Japan
1991.Kurume University Graduate School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan


Dr. Hiroaki Nagano

Professor and Chair, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Yamaguchi University, Graduate School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Liver Surgery,
Liver Transplantation

Educational and Career Experiences
2015- Professor and Chairman,
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery
Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine
2010-2015 Professor,
Chief of Hepato-Biriary-Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation,
Department of Surgery, Osaka University Hospital
2004-2010 Associate Professor
Department of Surgery,
Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University
1997-2004 Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery,
Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University
1994-1997 Research Fellow
Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
1992-1994 Surgical Staff
Department of Surgery, Osaka University Hospital
1990-1992 Research Student
Department of Surgery, Osaka University Medical School
1987-1990 Surgical Resident
Department of Surgery, The Center for Cancer of Osaka
1986-1987 Surgical Resident
Department of Surgery, Osaka University Medical School
1986 Graduate from Okayama University Medical School, and passed the examination of National Board

Honors and Awards
Young Investigator Award in ASTS
Investigator Award in JST


Dr. Shuhei Nishiguchi

Vice-President of Hyogo College of Medicine, and Professor, Dept. of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Disease, Hyogo College of Medicine

Dr. Shuhei Nishiguchi is a Professor of the Department of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Disease, Hyogo College of Medicine, Hyogo, Japan, since 2005, and a Vice-President of Hyogo College of Medicine since 2013. He received his MD (1981) and PHD (1985) in Medicine from Osaka City University. He spent one year as a research fellow in Salk Institute, La Jolla CA under the instruction of Dr. Renato Dulbecco who won the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on oncoviruses. He has authored over 400 peer-reviewed papers, has edited 5 books, and holds many patents. Prof. Nishiguchi has been associate Editor for Hepatology Research, Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Sciences, and Liver International. He is a director of the Japan Society of Hepatology, Japanese Society of Clinical Nutrition, and the Japanese Society of Interferon Cytokine Research, and Japanese Medical Society of Alcohol and Drug Studies. He is also a council of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, and the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology. His major research interests are diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis and prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma.


Dr. Kazuhiro Nouso

Chief, Department of Gastroenterology, Okayama City Hospital

Areas of Interest
Translational and Clinical Research of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Educational and Career Experiences
Dr. Kazuhiro Nouso graduated Okayama University Medical School in 1986. He is a chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Okayama City Hospital, and a clinical and visiting professor at Okayama University. His broad interests include translational and clinical research regarding hepatocellular carcinoma. He has authored more than 150 original scientific manuscripts and introduced many new techniques for radiofrequency ablation. He became a director of Asian Conference on Tumor Ablation last year. He is also a councilor of The Japan Society of Hepatology, Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, and Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan. He is serving as an editorial board member of “Liver Cancer”, “Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology” and “Hepatoma Research”.

Honors and Awards
1989 Nakasone fellowship (10-year comprehensive strategy against cancer, Ministry of Health)
1995 Research Grant of Kanae Foundation for the Promotion of Medical Science
2001 Research Grant of Okayama Institute of Health Foundation
2001 Research Grant of Okayama Medical Foundation
2006, 2008 Encouraging Prize of Hiroshima City hospital
2009 Research Grant of Eli Lilly


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. 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. Takamasa Ohki

Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology, Deputy Director

2001 March graduated Gunma university school of medicine (MD)
2008 March graduated Tokyo university graduate school of internal medicine (Ph.D)

Awards
2006 The Japan society of hepatology east congress: presidential award
2007 APASL Kyoto: Young Investigator Award
2008 APASL Hong-Kong: Best Poster Award
2014 Certificated as one of “best doctors 2014-2015” in Japan.
2016 APASL Tokyo: Young Investigator Award

Representative Articles
Obesity Is an Independent Risk Factor for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Development in Chronic Hepatitis C Patients
Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology (CGH)
Volume 6, Issue 4, April 2008, Pages 459–464

Visceral fat accumulation is an independent risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after curative treatment in patients with suspected NASH
Gut
Volume 58, Issue 6, January 2009, Pages 839-844

CT With Hepatic Arterioportography as a Pretreatment Examination for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG)
Volume 108, April 2013, Pages 1305-1313

And many others

Specialty
Treatment of liver neoplasm including hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic liver tumors.
Radio-frequency ablation
Trans-arterial chemo-embolization
Stereotactic radiation
Chemo-therapy of HCC


Dr. Hironao Okubo

Associate Professor, Juntendo University Nerima Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology

Areas of Interest
Liver imaging
Abdominal interventional radiology
Clinical pharmacology

Educational and Career Experiences
Associate professor Apr 2007 to present
Juntendo University Nerima Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology
Assistant professor Jul 2005 to Mar 2007
Juntendo University Nerima Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology
Research Scholar May 1999 to Jun 2005
Juntendo University, School of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology
Research Scholar Apr 1995 to Apr 1999
Tokyo Medical and Dental University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology

Honors and Awards
Yuji Itai Award of the Liver hemodynamic and Functional Image Study Group of Japan 2010, 2013 and 2016.


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. Motoyuki Otsuka

Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

Areas of Interest
Molecular biology in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Educational and Career Experiences
Education 1998-2002 Ph.D., Graduate School of Medicine,
University of Tokyo (Prof. Masao Omata)
1988-94 M.D., Medical Course, Faculty of
Medicine, University of Tokyo
Career Experiences 2017.4.- Current position
2012.10.-2016.3. Japan Society of Technology, PRESTO
2009.3-2017.4. Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
2004.7-2009.2 Research Associate, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, CA, USA
2002.4-2004.7 Post-doctoral fellow and medical staff, Department of Gastroenterology, The University of Tokyo
1998.1.1-2004.7 Clinical staff, Department of Gastroenterology, The University of Tokyo Hospital
1995.6-1997.12 Clinical Resident in Internal Medicine, Asahi General Hospital, Chiba, Japan
1994-1995 Clinical Resident in Internal Medicine, The University of Tokyo Hosptial

Honors and Awards
2012 25th Taisho-Toyama Award (Liver Forum (East))
2011 4th CHUGAI Award (Japanese Society of Hepatology)
2003 Hepatology Research Award (Japanese Society of Hepatolgy)


Dr. Uei Pua

Senior Consultant, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Pua Uei is a fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE), the Royal College of Radiologists (United Kingdom), the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and is the immediate past president of the Singapore Radiological Society. He currently serves on committees in the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO) and Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). He was recently made a RSNA International Visiting Professor.

His interests in interventional radiology include peripheral vascular & aortic intervention, oncologic embolization, tumor ablation, and cementoplasty. He was featured in the main stream media for his work in stentoplasty of osteoporotic fractures, cryoablation of renal tumors, percutaneous EVAR, transradial intervention and complex aortic endografting. He has published more than 110 peer-reviewed publications.


Dr. Hyunchul Rhim

Professor, Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University

Areas of Interest
Image-guided Tumor Ablation for Hepatic Tumors

Educational and Career Experiences
1979-1985 Hanyang University, College of Medicine

1986-1988 Hanyang University Hospital, Radiology Residency

1992-1993 Asan Medical Center, Radiology Fellow

1993-2005 Hanyang University Hospital, Radiology Instructor to Associate Professor

1997-1999 University of Texas, Radiology Clinical Assistant Professor

2005-Present Samsung Medical Center, Radiology Professor

Honors and Awards
1998 Summa Cum Laude Award of Radiologic Society of North America awarded to Dodd GD III, Soulen MC, Kane RA, Lee WR, Livraghi T, Yamashita Y, Karahan OI, Rhim H for the scientific exhibition “Minimally Invasive Treatment of Malignant Hepatic Tumors: At the Threshold of Major Breakthrough”, Chicago, November, 1999

2001 Best Post Award of CIRSE (Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe) awarded to Rhim H, Song HT, Kim Y, et al. for the scientific exhibition “Radiofrequency thermal ablation of Benign cystic lesions: An experimental pilot study in Porcine GB model”, Gotenberg, Sweden, September, 2001

2001 Magna Cum Laude Award of Radiologic Society of North America awarded to Rhim H, Dodd GD III, Goldbertg SN, Dupuy DE, Wood BJ, Sewell PE, et al. for the scientific exhibition “Radiofrequency thermal ablation: Lessons learned from complications”, Chicago, November, 2001

2006 Cum Laude Award of Radiologic Society of North America awarded to Kang TW, Rhim H, Kim YS, et al. for the scientific exhibition “Image-guided Tumor Ablation: Pictorial Review for Standardization”, Chicago, November, 2006

2009 Cum Laude Award of Radiologic Society of North America awarded to Kim YS, Rhim H, Lee MW, Choi D, Lim H.K. for the scientific exhibition “Coagulation Necrosis Induced by Radiofrequency Ablation of the Liver: Comprehensive Review from Pathologu to Extremely Rare Changes”, Chicago, November, 2009

2009 Editor’s Recognition Award for Reviewing with Distinction from RADIOLOGY

2016 Hosting Chair of ACTA (Asian Conference on Tumor Ablation) 2016, Seoul, Korea


Dr. Naoya Sakamoto

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

Areas of Interest
Molecular biology of hepatitis viruses: HCV, HBV, HAV and HEV
Basic and clinical development of antiviral regimens against HCV and HBV.
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 Graduate School 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. Shotaro Sakisaka

MD, PhD, AGAF, FAASLD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology and Medicine, Fukuoka University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Gastroenterology, especially Hepatology
Liver Transplantation, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Viral Hepatitis

Educational and Career Experiences
2007-2013 Vice President of Fukuoka University Hospital
2007- Professor and Chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology and Medicine, Fukuoka University (*April 2007: the name of department was changed to the Department of Gastroenterology and Medicine)
2000-2006 Professor and Chairman of the 3rd Internal Medicine Department, Fukuoka University School of Medicine 
1997-2000 Associate Professor at the 2nd Internal Medicine Department, Kurume University School of Medicine
1994-1997 Assistant Professor at the 2nd Internal Medicine Department, Kurume University School of Medicine
1985-1987 Research Associate at the Department of Internal Medicine of Yale University in USA (worked with Professor James L.Boyer)
1978-1982 Graduate School of Medicine, Kurume University, and received Ph.D. degree
1978 Graduated from Kurume University School of Medicine

Honors and Awards
Distinguished Award (Yasuzumi Memorial Award) , Japanese Society for Clinical Molecular Morphology 2009


Dr. Shiv K Sarin

Senior Professor and Head, Department of Hepatology, & Director, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi, India

Dr. Shiv Kumar Sarin obtained his M.B., B.S. degree with seven gold medals (1974), his MD in General Medicine (1978) from Rajasthan University, and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, in 1981. He served at the G.B. Pant Hospital, University of Delhi in 1983, becoming the Director Professor and Head of Gastroenterology in 1997. He is currently the Senior Professor and Head, Department of Hepatology and Director, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences. He is also the Director, WHO collaborative center on Viral hepatitis and Liver Diseases at ILBS, New Delhi India. He serves as Adjunct Faculty, Molecular Medicine at JNU due to his deep interest and contributions to translational science.

During his academic career spanning 35 years, Prof. Sarin contributed immensely to the field of Hepatology. These include “Sarin’s Classification of Gastric Varices”; variceal band ligation as primary prophylaxis which was a landmark NEJM paper;. He defined new disease entities, portal biliopathy and acute and chronic liver failure His seminal contributions on liver regeneration using growth factors have the potential for providing non-transplant options to ACLF patients. He has more than 470 publications, helped develop 18 major guidelines and edited 13 books. He is the founding Co-Chief Editor of Hepatology International.

Prof. Sarin was privileged to mentor 86 fellows and 25 Ph.D. students, and 25 of these head or serve as teaching faculty, including many in the US. He started the APASL School of Hepatology and was instrumental in setting up a Dedicated Liver University, the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in India. ILBS was recently designated as the first WHO Collaborative Center globally in Liver Diseases.

Prof. Sarin has been bestowed with Padma Bhushan (third highest civilian award of the country) by the Govt of India. He is a member of all the three science academies of the country. He has been a recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award, the highest Award in Science in India, The World Academy of Medical Sciences International Prize, EASL International Recognition Award and ‘Most Distinguished Physician from India” from the American Association of Physicians of India, Fograty Fellowship of the NIH to work at University of Yale, and Senior Fellowship of the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science to work at Chiba, Japan.

He was instrumental in setting up the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), under the auspices of the Govt of Delhi. ILBS has been conferred the status of a Deemed-to be University by the Govt. of India and is the first dedicated ‘Liver University’, globally. ILBS has been designated as the first WHO Collaborative Center in the world in the field of Liver Diseases.

Prof. Sarin has shown leadership roles in being the President of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Indian Association for the Study of the Liver, Asian Pacific Association of Liver (APASL) and Chairman Steering Committee of the APASL.

Prof. Sarin was nominated to lead the Medical Council of India (MCI) as the Chairman of the Board of Governors, 2010-2011. He developed the ‘Vision 2015’ document for Medical Education in India and had introduced far reaching reforms.


Dr. Shinpei Sato

Chief in Liver Unit, Kyoundo Hospital, Liver Unit

Areas of Interest
Minimum-invasive treatment (PEIT, RFA, TAE) for hepatic neoplasms.
hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy and enhanced ultrasonography.

Educational and Career Experiences
I graduated at Toho university school of medicine in 1992.
I worked at Tokyo university hospital during from 1992 to 2008.
From 2008, I have been worked in kyoundo Hospital which is afferent hospital of Tokyo university hospital.


Dr. Barjesh Chander Sharma

Professor, Department of Hepatology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India

Areas of Interest
Hepatic Encephalopathy
Portal Hypertension

Educational and Career Experiences
DM in Gastroenterology
Working for 25 years in Teaching and Research Institute

Honors and Awards
Many National and International Awards
President APASL 2017-18


Dr. Shuichiro Shiina

Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Juntendo University

Shuichiro Shiina graduated in Medicine at the University of Tokyo in 1982. He completed a residency and fellowship training at the University of Tokyo Hospital and Mitsui Memorial Hospital. He received Ph.D. degree in Medical Science with a study “A randomized controlled trial of radiofrequency ablation with ethanol injection for small hepatocellular carcinoma” at the University of Tokyo in 2005. He moved to Juntendo University in December 2012.
Dr. Shiina has been a pioneer of image-guided percutaneous ablation therapies for liver tumors, such as percutaneous ethanol injection, microwave ablation, and radiofrequency ablation. He has performed radiofrequency ablation on over 10,000 patients with liver tumors.
Dr. Shiina published over 200 international scientific papers in high quality English Journal and over 300 domestic scientific papers. He is a member of The American Gastroenterological Association, Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, The International Liver Cancer Association, The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, The Japan Society of Hepatology, The Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine, The Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan, Study Group of Microwave Surgery, The Japan Society of Clinical Oncology, The Japan Pancreas Society, and Japanese Society of Interventional Radiology, and others.
His research interests are “Interventional Oncology, such as Radiofrequency Ablation”, “Diagnosis and Treatment of Liver Neoplasms”, and “Chemotherapy of GI tract and Liver Cancers”.

● Shiina S, et al. Percutaneous ethanol injection therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma. A histopathologic study. Cancer 1991;68:1524-30.
● Shiina S, et al. Percutaneous ethanol injection therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma: results in 146 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol 1993;160:1023-8.
● Shiina S, et al. A randomized controlled trial of radiofrequency ablation with ethanol injection for small hepatocellular carcinoma. Gastroenterology 2005;129:122-30.
● Shiina S, et al. Radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma: 10-year outcome and prognostic factors. Am J Gastroenterol 2012;107:569-77.
● Shiina S, et al. Percutaneous ethanol injection for hepatocellular carcinoma: 20-year outcome and prognostic factors. Liver International 2012;32:1434-42.


Dr. Mitsuo Shimada

Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Tokushima University

Areas of Interest
Liver surgery including conversion surgery
Liver transplantation
Multidisciplinary treatment
Molecular target therapy

Educational and Career Experiences
1984 Graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu Univ.
1987-8 Fellow of Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh (Prof. Starzl)
1989-93 Instructor of Department of Surgery II, Kyushu University
1997-2002 Senior Assistant Professor of Department of Surgery II, Kyushu University
2002-2004 Associate Professor of Department of Surgery II, Kyushu University
2004 April- Present position


Dr. Tadatoshi Takayama

Professor and Chairman, Department of Digestive Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
Liver surgery
Hepatocellular carcinoma
Systematic liver resection
Caudate lobe resection
Colorectal metastases

Educational and Career Experiences
1974-1980 Nihon University School of Medicine
1987-1995 Liver Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital
1995-2001 Associate Prof., Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, University of Tokyo
2001 Prof., Digestive Surgery, Nihon University
2014 Dean, Nihon University School of Medicine

Honors and Awards
2001 Oda’s Award from Japanese Society of Hepatology
2002 Medical Research Award from Tokyo Medical Association
2008 International Medical Communication Award
2010 Ariga’s Award from Nihon University Medical Association
2016 Art of Year Award from Jap Gastroenterol Surgery

Academic activity: 506 English papers including 7 papers in The Lancet


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. Hideyuki Tamai

Director, Department of Hepatology, Wakayama Rosai Hospital

Areas of Interest
Hepatology

Educational and Career Experiences
Education
1991 M.D. Faculty of Medicine, Wakayama Medical University
2004 Ph.D. Faculty of Medicine, Wakayama Medical University

Work Experience
1997-2006 Assistant Professor, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Wakayama Medical University
2006-2015 Lecturer, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Wakayama Medical University
2012-2017 Director, Consultation support center for liver disease, Wakayama Medical University Hospital
2015-2017 Associate Professor, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Wakayama Medical University
2017-present Director, Department of Hepatology, Wakayama Rosai Hospital

Honors and Awards
Kikuchi award, 2005, the Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine


Dr. Minoru Tanabe

Assistant Director of Medical Hospital, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Professor & Chairman, Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Areas of Interest
Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery
Surgical oncology
Organ transplantation

Educational and Career Experiences
Education
1996 Ph.D. Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
1985 M.D. Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Career Experiences
2017- present Assistant director of Medical Hospital, Tokyo Medical and Dental University.
2013- present Professor & Chairman, Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
2008 - 2013 Associate Professor, Chief of Hepato-pancreato-biliary and transplant surgery, Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
2004 - 2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
1999 - 2004 Staff Surgeon, Department of  Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
1994 - 1999 Clinical and Research Associate of Transplantsurgery, Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
1991 - 1994 Research Fellow, Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
1990 - 1991 Chief Resident, Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
1985 - 1990 Resident, Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Honors and Awards
Sanshikai Kitajima Award


Dr. Masatoshi Tanaka

Director, Clinical research center, Yokokura Hospital

Area of interest
Liver cancer and Hepatology

Educational and Career Experiences
Dr Masatoshi Tanaka graduated Kurume university school of medicine in 1979, and received his PhD degree in Medical Science in 1989. His profession is a diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). He started his carrier of percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) from 1985, intra-arterial therapy and chemotherapy from 1989, and radiofrequency ablation from 1998. He was a director at the Dept. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kurume University Medical Center, and is now a director of Hepatology and Clinical Research Center, Yokokura hospital since 2012. He was a board member of Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan, Japanese Society of Gastraenterology, Hepatology and Ultrasonics in medicine, and also a director board member of Asian Conference on Tumor Ablation, and organized 2nd ACTA meeting in 2015.


Dr. Ryosuke Tateishi

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

Areas of Interest
hepatocellular carcinoma
chronic hepatitis
non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

Educational and Career Experiences
Education
The University of Tokyo, Department of Medicine MD, 1995
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine PhD, 2005

Work History
Project Associate Professor
Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo (2013-present)
Assistant Professor
Department of Gastroenterology, The University of Tokyo Hospital (2006-2013)
Chief Physician
Department of Gastroenterology, Mitsui Memorial Hospital (2005-2006)
Medical Staff
Department of Gastroenterology, The University of Tokyo Hospital (2002-2005)
Resident
Department of Gastroenterology, Mitsui Memorial Hospital (1996-1999)
Department of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Hospital (1995-1996)

Academic Activities
Councilor, Japan Society of Hepatology
Associate Editor, Hepatology Research
Councilor, Japan Society of Gastroenterology
Associate Editor, Journal of Japanese Gastroenterology Society
Councilor, Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan
Committee member, Japanese Clinical Practice Guideline for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Author, APASL Clinical Practice Guideline for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Honors and Awards
Young Investigator Award, Japan Society of Gastroenterology, 2008
Encouragement Prize, Japan Society of Gastroenterology, 2016


Dr. Shuji Terai

Chairman & Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University

Areas of Interest
Regenerative medicine
Liver Fibrosis, NASH, HCC

Educational and Career Experiences
Medical training; Yamaguchi University School of Medicine (1984-1990)
Medical Doctor license (1990)
Internship & Residency; Yamaguchi University Hospital 1990-91, Tokuyama Central Hospital 1992
Graduate school: Graduate School of Yamaguchi University 1992-1997
Ph.D. degree (1997),
Postgraduate Training; Guest Researcher at Laboratory of Experimental Carcinogenesis, NCI, NIH Bethesda (Chief: Dr. Snorri S. Thorgeirsson)(1998-2000)
2000 August-2002 March: Research Associate at Department of Bio-regulation, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, 2002 April-2006 October: Research Associate at Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, 2006 November -2014 Decemcer: Associate Professor at Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine, 2012 May -2014 April Chief, Liver regeneration division (Liver cirrhosis), Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation Laboratory, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation Laboratory
2015 January-Present: Professor and chairman, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences,
Niigata University

Honors and Awards
1998 Young Investigator Award (Japan Society of Gastroenterology)
1998-2000 Fellow ship, Japan Promotion of Cancer Research.
2001 Watanabe Memorial Award (UBE Kosan foundation)
2002 New Frontier Project (Award) in Yamaguchi University
2002 FASEB Summer Research Conference ”Mechanism of liver growth, differentiation and molecular pathogenesis of hepatic disease. (July 27-August1, 2002, Snowmass, Colorado, USA). Invited Speaker.
2003 Outstanding Presentation Award: Japan Society of Regenerative Medicine
2003 Outstanding Presentation Award: Japan Society of Inflammation and Regenerative Medicine.
2003 Award of Excellence for outstanding participation and discussion at Educational Seminar for Young Investigator. The 2nd Japan GRG/AGA symposium (Kyoto, Japan, December 2003)
2005 Otsuka Award (Japan Society of Hepatology)
2006 The 4th Catholic International Stem Cell Symposium : Passion never dries. (Souel, Korea , July 14th, 2006) Symposium: Current Status of Cell Therapy. Invited Speaker. Development of Autologous Bone Marrow Cell Infusion (ABMI) therapy for liver cirrhosis patients.
2007 Terai S, Sakaida I Current status of ABMI therapy for liver cirrhosis patient. Japan Single Topic Conference (Iwate, Morioka) Invited speaker October (September 27-29th, 2007) Invited Speaker.
2008 Soujinkai Award (Yamaguchi University)
2011 Liver meeting:Distinction poster of presidential HHM(Maid) is a specific regulator to inhibit the generation of liver tumor and progression of liver fibrosis-From the studyof CCl4 induced Maid KO mice and DEN exposure HHM Tg medaka fish-
2012 Best teacher award 2011(Yamaguchi University Merit Award)


Dr. Takuma Teratani

Chief Medical Master of Gastroenterologist, NTT Medical Center Tokyo

Areas of Interest
Treatment for liver cancer

Educational and Career Experiences
Education
4/1984-3/1990 Yamanashi Medical College, Japan
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship
6/1990-11/1991 The University of Tokyo Hospital
12/1991-5/1992 Metropolitan Bokutoh Hospital 6/1992-5/1994 Kanto Central Hospital
Hospital Staff
6/1994-3/1997 The university of Tokyo Hospital,
4/1997-3/1998 Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Gastroenterology, Tokyo
4/1998-3/2006 The University of Tokyo Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology
4/2006-Present NTT Medical Center Tokyo


Dr. Takuji Torimura

Professor and Chairman, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest
His research interests have focused on mechanism of angiogenesis and antiangiogenic therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma. Recently, he is also interested in hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.

Educational and Career Experiences
He is currently a professor of Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Kurume University School of Medicine since 2014. He graduated from Kurume University School of Medicine in 1982. He completed a clinical fellowship in Kurume University Hospital followed by a research fellowship at Second Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. degree in Medical Science in 1990. He was nominated as a professor at Research Center for Innovative Cancer Therapy in 2011. He is a member of The Japanese Society of internal Medicine, The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, The Japanese Society of Hepatology, The Japanese Cancer Association, Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and American Association of Cancer Research.


Dr. Yoshiyuki Ueno

Professor of Medicine, Head of Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Vice Director of Yamagata University Hospital

Professor Yoshiyuki Ueno is currently Professor of Medicine, Head of Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Vice Director of Yamagata University Hospital. He is the course director of PhD course in Gastroenterology, Postgraduate School of Medicine Yamagata University. Professor Ueno has been engaged in the field of Hepatology since after his graduation of medical school at Tohoku University in 1987. After obtaining PhD degree in 1991, he had been a research fellow at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA. Since after his return to Japan, he continues to work as an academic researcher. Currently, he is an associate editor of Hepatology Research, Hepatology International, and Seminars in Liver Diseases. He has been actively involved in more than 20 international trials on antiviral treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C. He is one of the AASLD inaugural Fellow, and first Japanese hepatologist to become both AASLD and AGA Fellow. He has been involved in several steering committees of academic societies. He has received numerous local, national and international research awards. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed papers in international journals including 2 in PNAS, 9 in Gastroenterology, 22 in Hepatology, 3 in J Hepatol, 22 in AJP.


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 Council


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. Kentaro Yoshioka

Professor, Department of Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas Diseases, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Japan

Employment
1979-1982 Physician, Nagoya First Red Cross Hospital
1982-1984 GI Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, Nagoya University School of Medicine
1984-1986 Research Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
1986-1987 Physician, Clinic of Nagoya Courthouse
1987-1998 Assistant, Department of Internal Medicine, Nagoya University School of Medicine
1998-2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Nagoya University School of Medicine
2004-2005 Associate Professor, Department of Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas Diseases, Fujita Health University
2005- Present, Professor, Department of Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas Diseases, Fujita Health University

Education
1979 MD, Nagoya University School of Medicine
1987 PhD, Nagoya University School of Medicine

Honors
1991 Research Encouragement Prize of Japanese Association of Study of Liver Diseases
2012 High Citation Award of Japanese Association of Study of Liver Diseases

Publication
Professor Yoshioka’s main research interests include the natural history, molecular virology, pathogenesis and treatment of chronic viral hepatitis and HCC. He has published more than 150 articles in both national and international journals, including Hepatology, Gastroenterology, and Hepatology research.