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Tuesday, June 28 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
#277: PMDA Town Hall

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

The progress of the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) International Strategic Plan 2015, which was announced after the success of shortening the review period for medicines products, will be presented and will include audience Q&A.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the latest Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency's (PMDA) activities and direction on Japanese pharmaceutical regulation; Recognize the PMDA’s challenges under the international regulatory environment.


Toshiyoshi Tominaga


Tatsuya Kondo, MD, PhD

Tomiko Tawaragi

Nobumasa Nakashima, PhD

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Toshiyoshi Tominaga

Associate Executive Director (for International Programs), Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Toshi Tominaga Ph. D. is Associate Executive Director for International Programs, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency(PMDA). He supervises the overall strategy and conduct of international operations by PMDA. He joined Japan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare (current MHLW) after he acquired his Ph. D. degree in 1987 from Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of Tokyo. As a career official, he has experienced various important... Read More →

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Tatsuya Kondo

Chief Executive, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Dr. Tatsuya Kondo is the Chief Executive of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency since 2008. Before taking the current position, he spent most of his career as a neurosurgeon after he graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1968. He also has wide-ranging experience overseas, such as at Max-Planck Institute in Germany and at China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing.
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Nobumasa Nakashima

International Planning Director for Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
Dr. Nakashima joined Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau of Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare in 1992. He spent his career in the international field such as at WHO and OECD, not only in the domestic field. | He has been Director of the Office of International Programs, PMDA, since August 2012 and is responsible for enhancing PMDA’s international affairs including cooperation with foreign counterparts and organizations, to advance... Read More →
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Tomiko Tawaragi

Chief Safety Officer, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Ms.Tomiko Tawaragi is in position of the Chief Safety Officer of PMDA since July 2014. She is responsible for post-marketing safety measures and GMP/QMS for pharmaceuticals and medical devices. She spent most of her careear as a technical officer of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare after graduating from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of Tokyo.

Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm
202AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA