Japan User Group

Japan User Group

Yoshiteru Chiba

Head of CDISC Japan User Group, University Hospital Medical Information Network (UMIN)


The CDISC Japan User Group (CJUG) comprises six teams, which are actively in deep discussion, researching and exchanging information.

Astellas Pharma Inc. hosted the October CJUG SDTM meeting. We discussed the latest updates in CDISC standards and the Ducks (beginners) and Turtles (experts) teams participated in hands-on activities. Toru Seo, Ph.D, Head of External Science & Innovation (ES&I), Senior Director at Pfizer delivered a presentation on Digital Health.

The November CJUG SDTM meeting was held at Actelion Pharma. The meeting included two guest speakers:  Long-time CDISC Community Member, Dave Iberson-Hurst, Managing Director, A3 Informatics, presented on “Into the Fire, Linking CDISC & FHIR.” Michael Fitzgerald VP, Clinical Operations at Juventas Therapeutics, Inc. presented “Useful tool for use with P21C validator during the programming process of SDTM and ADaM.” The PMDA FAQ team shared an Introduction of the Pinnacle21 manual. As always, the Duck and Turtle Teams participated in hands-on activities.

Our annual one-day, face-to-face CJUG Workshop will take place 7 March 2019.