Japan Regulatory Environment: Overview of the Organization, Processes, Systems, and Changes Effecting Pharmaceutical Development
Alberto Grignolo, PhD
- Corporate Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Thought Leadership
- Parexel, United States
Alberto Grignolo, Ph.D. FDIA is Corporate Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Thought Leadership at Parexel, and established the Company's Japan Regulatory Consulting Services during a two-year assignment in Tokyo. He is a champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within and outside Parexel. Dr. Grignolo served as Chairman of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, and as President of FIDIA Pharmaceutical Corporation. He is a DIA Fellow, the Editor-in-Chief of DIA's digital magazine Global Forum, and served for two decades on the faculty of DIA's Regulatory Affairs: The IND, NDA, and Post-Marketing Training Course, which he taught in Japan, China, Korea, Europe, and the US.
Yoshiaki Uyama, PhD, RPh
- Associate Executive Director
- Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Japan
Dr Yoshiaki Uyama is currently Office Director, Office of Medical Informatics and Epidemiology, Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) of Japan. He is responsible for all epidemiological activities in PMDA including the projects of MIHARI(Medical Information for risk assessment initiative) and MID-NET®(Medical Information Database Network). He has many experiences in regulatory science of benefit/risk assessment of a new drug, including the role in ICH as ICH Technical Coordinator (2004-2009), the topic leader of ICH E15 and E16, Rapporteur of ICH E17 Expert Working Group (2014-2017) and Rapporteur of ICH Pharmacoepidemiology Discussion Group (2019-2021).