Connecting People & Ideas to Advance Mutual Interests in U.S.-Asia Relations

On December 20, 2020 (2pm JST), the Mansfield Foundation and PhRMA will co-host a webinar on translational research, titled “Learn from the past and challenge the future.”

During this symposium, the participants of Mansfield-PhRMA Research Scholars Program will share their experiences in the United States and how they’ve put the experience to use in their work. Program alumni will discuss the challenges facing translational research in Japan. This symposium also aims to nurture basic researchers to contribute to global drug development and medical innovation by creating an opportunities to share multiple perspectives, promote people-to-people exchanges, and enhance their motivation.

Download the event flyer (Japanese)


Platform: Zoom 

Language  Japanese


Sunday, December 20, 2020 14:00 – 18:00 JST


14:00 – Remarks by Ben Self, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

14:15 – Presentations by

o   Dr. Hiromi Okuma (Cohort 7, Head of The Department of International Clinical Development, National Cancer Center Hospital) “Thought on Ecosystem for Drug development in the US”

o   Dr. Kenichi Nakamura (Dr. Okuma’s supervisor, not a program participant) “Expectation for program participants and advancing interaction between industry and academia”

o   Dr. Masahisa Katsuno (Cohort 2, Masahisa Katsuno, Professor, Department of Neurology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine) “Vision, Network & Change – What I leaned from the Mansfield-PhRMA Program”

16:00 – Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Masahisa Katsuno

17:00 – Q&A session

17:55 – Remarks by PhRMA

The Mansfield-PhRMA Research Scholars program was launched in 2013 and is sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)