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International Exchange Meeting for Young Researchers

This satellite meeting is held to facilitate interaction among Travel Award winners and young researchers from abroad and Japan through poster presentations, discussion about research topics and free conversation. Free snacks and drinks will be provided.

Date & Time: July 19, 17:00-19:00 (Poster set-up starts at 16:00)

Place: Hall 8, International Exhibition Hall

How to participate: Pre-registration is required.

Participation Fee: Free



Industry-Academia Collaboration Day

 *in Japanese 

All of following Industry-Academia Collaboration programs are held on Day1.

Industry-Academia Collaboration Symposium

Date & Time: July 20, 13:00-15:00
Place: Room 6 (304, 3F, International Conference Hall)



Industry-Academia Collaboration Oral Session

Date & Time: July 20, 17:00-18:00
Place: Room 6 (304, 3F, International Conference Hall)



Industry-Academia Collaboration Poster Session

Date & Time: July 20, 15:00-16:00 / 16:00-17:00
Place: Poster & Exhibition Room (Hall 8, International Exhibition Hall)
* The logo of Industry-Academia Collaboration is placed on the poster panels.



Panel Discussion on “Our Future Diversity”
organized by Diversity Committee

According to a 2015 survey by the Japan Inter-Society Liaison Association Committee for Promoting Equal Participation of Men and Women in Science and Engineering, compared to the 32% of female student members of the Japan Neuroscience Society, the percentage of female ordinary members is a relatively high 22%, making the society one of the better associations in terms of retaining young female researchers. The Society's Committee of Gender Equality has been active in promoting the cultivation of female researchers, and from this year, following the appointment of Chairman Isa, the name has been changed to the Committee for Diversity. The significance of this is that it broadens the scope of activities and refocuses on the cultivation of young neuroscientists, including males, as well as foreign researchers, who are currently a minority. It is hoped that the panel discussion, which includes Dr. Zoghbi, one of the Plenary Lecturers, as well as President Isa, will provide future direction from a broader perspective as we grapple with the diversity challenges facing the Society.

Date & Time:
July 22, 11:55-12:55
Room 4 (201A+B, 2F, International Conference Hall)
Registration fee:
Noriko Osumi (Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine)
Scheduled Participants:
Huda Yahya Zoghbi (Baler College of Medicine)
Tadashi Isa (Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine)
Tomoyuki Naito (Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine)
Yumi Watanabe (Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma)

JNS-AMED Co-hosted Symposium:
Approaches to psychiatric and neurological researches based on big database and bioresource.

 *in Japanese 

This symposium will overview the development of current and future trends in psychiatric and neurological researches using big database and bioresource through presentations by experts of several research projects conducted by AMED and others.
* This symposium is held for researchers (universities and companies) and doctors, who engage in the area of psychiatric and neurological researches.
It is open for those who haven’t registered for the meeting. (Pre-registration and registration fee are not required.)


Date & Time:
July 23, 9:00-12:00
Room 1 (Convention Hall A, 2F, International Conference Hall)
Co-hosted by Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
Tetsuya Matsuda (Tamagawa University)
Yukihiko Washimi (National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology)
Norio Ozaki (Nagoya University)
Takeshi Iwatsubo (The University of Tokyo)
Hideyuki Okano (Keio University)
Yuko Saito (National Center Of Neurology And Psychiatry)
Hiroshi Mori (Osaka City University)
Toshiharu Ninomiya (Kyusyu University)
Takashi Sakurai (National Center For Geriatrics And Gerontology)
Ryota Hashimoto (Osaka University)
Manabu Kokubo (Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development)