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9th DIA Project Management Training Course in Japan


  • Noriko  Fujiwara, MS, RN

    Noriko Fujiwara, MS, RN

    • Research Nurse, Project Researcher, Department of Palliative Medicine
    • IMSUT Hospital, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan

    Ms.Noriko Fujiwara, MS,RN,OCNS,CCRP works as a research nurse and a project researcher for the department of palliative medicine and advanced clinical oncology, IMSUT hospital of the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo, JAPAN. She completed the Project Management Certification Program at UCSD, CA, USA in 2016, and a research internship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA. She is currently a president of the Japan chapter of the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN), a member of the Research Nurse Committee of Gynecologic Oncology Trial and Investigation Consortium (GOTIC), and an operational chair of Asia-Pacific Gynecologic Oncology Trials group (APGOT).

  • Yasuo  Fukushima, PhD

    Yasuo Fukushima, PhD

    • Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited, Japan

    Dr. Fukushima is a Project Manager at Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. He has about 20 years of experience in the company including drug discovery research and project management (in Japan and USA). He holds a Project Management Specialist of Program & Project Management, and is a member of DIA PM Community.

  • Koji  Iwasaki, PhD

    Koji Iwasaki, PhD

    • Professor, Academic Clinical Research Center,
    • Osaka University Hospital, Japan

    Dr.Koji Iwasaki is the Professor of Academic Clinical Research Center, Osaka University Hospital. Dr. Iwasaki is incharge of progress of clinical research, specially, building the strategy, clarify the hypothesis and creating the protocol for clinical trial with investigators in reserch team. Dr. Iwasaki has over 30 years' clinical development experience in the pharmaceutical company, including clinical research and reguratory science. Dr. Iwasaki holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical science from Kyoto Pharmaceutical University.

  • Koichi  Konno, PMP

    Koichi Konno, PMP

    • Chief Executive
    • PM Consulting Positive Intention, Japan

    Koichi is a chief executive at PM consulting Positive Intention. He has started his career as a consultant of project management in 2013. He has over ten years of experience as a manager of PMO, after 10 years of working as a leader of clinical study in a pharmaceutical company. He holds certification of Project Management Professional (PMP) and he is a lead of Project Management Community of DIA Japan.

  • Noriaki  Nagao, MPharm, PMP

    Noriaki Nagao, MPharm, PMP

    • Director, Quality Control Team Leader, Clinical Development Dept.
    • Japan Tobacco Inc., Japan

    Mr. Noriaki Nagao is Clinical Quality Management Team Leader at Clinical Development Dept. Pharmaceutical Division JAPAN TOBACCO INC. In this position, Mr. Nagao is responsible for keeping and managing quality of conducting clinical trials in this organization, including GCP training , document management, document check, and SOP management and so on. Mr. Nagao has 16 year' experience in the Pharmaceutical industry, including CRA and quality management. Mr. Nagao holds a PMP certified by Project Management Institute, and holds a MPharm in Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.

  • Takashi  Sato, MSc, PMP

    Takashi Sato, MSc, PMP

    • Manager, Project Management Group, R&D Planning Department
    • Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd., Japan

    Takashi Sato is Team Leader of R&D Planning Department, R&D Division, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. He serves as the project manager for development of several new pharmaceuticals and leader of Project Management Office from 2018. Prior to these works, he has been the project manager for renewal projects of electric document management systems and their system management for 6 years, and the project manager for new pharmaceuticals for 9 years. He also has work experience as a CRA, and as a pharmacovigilance specialist in clinical studies. Takashi Sato is Project Management Professional certified by Project Management Institute. Also, he is Certified Professional Co-active Coach by Coach Training Institute.

  • Shuji  Sumida, MSc, RPh

    Shuji Sumida, MSc, RPh

    • Senior Specialist, Business Strategy & Compliance Department
    • Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan

    Mr. Shuji Sumida is Senior Director, HR Business Partner of Quality & Regulatory Compliance Unit at CHUGAI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD. In this position, Mr. Sumida is a responsible person for HR strategy containing hiring, rotation and carrier development in that division. Mr. Sumida has over 35 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industries, including Formulation Technology, Project Management, and Quality & Regulatory Compliance. Mr. Sumida holds a MSc in Pharmacoscience from Tokyo University of Science and a Project Management Specialist from PMAJ. In DIA, Mr. Sumida is a member of Advisory Council of Japan.

  • Atsushi  Tsukamoto, PhD, MSc

    Atsushi Tsukamoto, PhD, MSc

    • Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited, Japan

    Atsushi is VP of New Drug Regulatory Affairs (RA) at Daiichi Sankyo. He is also Head of Specialty Medicine RA in R&D division, to lead gobal specialty medicine regulatory strategies. As Head of Japan New Drug RA, he is responsible for leading new drug RA activities for all projects (RA strategy & operation). He has been global project manager for nearly 20 years (in JPN & US) and the head of PM office in Daiichi Sankyo Japan for 3 years. He has been an active volunteer to both DIA global and Japan, playing session chair roles in global annual meeting more than 10 times, and was the vice-chair for 13th DIA Japan Annnual Meeting 2016. He holds PhD in Drug Development from Kitasato Univ and is the receipent of DIA outstanding award in 2014.