Highlights from the Japan Interchange

Highlights from the Japan Interchange

Andrea Vadakin

Director, Events and Japan Initiatives, CDISC





In all, the Japan Interchange built upon the years prior, with expanded content and new features. Survey respondents have given the event a 98% approval rating, CDISC would like to give a special thanks to our Global Ruby Sponsor, Pinnacle 21, as well as our many exhibitors for their support of the 2019 Japan Interchange. This event would also not be possible without the generous contribution of time and effort given on the part of the members of the Japan CDISC Coordinating Committee (J3C). We thank you for your continued dedication to promoting the value of CDISC in Japan.

One of many pictures taken in front of the CDISC booth! Pictured, left to right: Bill Houser, Sheila Leaman, David R. Bobbitt, and Dr. Hiroshi Masumoto

CDISC held our annual Japan Interchange in Tokyo in July at the Ito International Research Center on the University of Tokyo campus. The Academic Workshop was held on 10 July, and the Main Conference on 11 – 12 July. The conference program received a lot of praise this year, and was packed with content, needing to be expanded to two tracks for the first time. Speakers included Dr. Mihoko Okada, President of the Institute of Health Data Infrastructure for All, who gave the keynote address, six speakers from the PMDA, FDA and EMA, and presenters from around Japan and the rest of the world. The Exhibition Area and Networking Event were bustling with activity during both days of the conference, and included the first poster session to be held at our events in Japan. The CDISC booth was highly frequented, and many of the attendees took pictures in front of the new CDISC backdrop, often catching our President and CEO David R. Bobbitt for a quick photo!