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Tuesday, June 20 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
#278: PMDA Town Hall

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

In this forum, members of PMDA’s executive staff will discuss progress made towards achieving the goals outlined in its “PMDA International Strategic Plan 2015”, as well as other initiatives currently underway. The presenters will also introduce new initiatives aiming to further PMDA’s contributions to global health, and will answer questions from the floor directly.

Learning Objectives

Identify the latest PMDA’s activities and direction on Japanese pharmaceutical regulation; Recognize the PMDA’s initiatives under the international regulatory environment.


Toshiyoshi Tominaga, PhD


Tatsuya Kondo

Shinobu Uzu, MPharm

Kazuhiko Mori, MSc

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Toshiyoshi Tominaga

Associate Executive Director (for International Programs), Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Dr. Tominaga is Associate Executive Director for International Programs. He supervises the overall strategy and conduct of international operations by PMDA. He joined MHLW after acquired PhD from Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of Tokyo. As a career official, he... Read More →

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Tatsuya Kondo

Chief Executive, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Dr. Tatsuya Kondo is Chief Executive of PMDA since 2008. He spent most of his career as a neurosurgeon after his graduation from the University of Tokyo in 1968. He has various experiences including a hospital doctor, a fellowship in Max-Planck Institute for brain tumor research... Read More →
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Kazuhiko Mori

Councilor for Pharmaceutical Affairs, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
Kazuhiko Mori, MSc., is currently Councilor for Pharmaceutical Affairs, Minister’s Secretariat of the Ministry Health, Lobour and Welfare (MHLW). Mr. Mori has led many of MHLW/PMDA’s drug initiatives. He contributed to introduce new approaches to drug safety regulation including... Read More →
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Shinobu Uzu

Senior Executive Director, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Japan
Mr. Shinobu Uzu is senior Executive Director, PMDA since April 2020. As Chief Safety Officer, PMDA, he was responsible for post-market surveillance and GMP/QMS audit of pharmaceuticals, medical devices regulated by Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Law until March 2018. Mr. Uzu... Read More →

Tuesday June 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm CDT
S404a McCormick Place 2301 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Gate 4 Chicago, IL 60616
  05: Regulatory, Forum