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[Registration Open] NCD Global Forum for Civil Society: Heart Disease, Stroke, and Other Cardiovascular Disease Session

Invitation to NCD Global Forum for Civil Society:

Heart Disease, Stroke, and Other Cardiovascular Disease Session


To confront the realities of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), HGPI is holding global forums within each therapeutic area, aiming to crystalize policy issues from patients’ perspectives, to propose necessary policies, and to bring together multi-stakeholders such as industry, academia, policy makers, and civil society including patient leaders from both inside and outside Japan to amass discussion on a level playing field. HGPI organized three forums on NCDs in 2018, focused on diabetes, dementia, and cancer and widely distributed the event reports in hopes of improving NCD policy measures in Japan as well as globally.

Given the momentum gathering around the Basic Act on Cardiovascular Disease Measures (English title tentative) which was established in December 2018, HGPI will hold a session that will focus on heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular disease. While crystalizing patient-centered policy issues that need to be reflected in the Cardiovascular Disease Measure Promotion Plans and advance discussions on the future of patient-centered healthcare delivery system for heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular disease, the workshop will also aim to deepen understanding of the concerns that cut across NCDs.

We look forward to seeing you there.

■Date and Time

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 15:00-17:30
 (Registration: 14:30, Reception: 17:30)


International House of Japan
(5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)


Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI)


Patient Leaders, Health Policy Makers, Ministry Officials, Academia, Private Sector, etc.
(approx.80 persons)


(In no particular order/Honorifics and Titles omitted)
* Simultaneous English translation available throughout, speakers and details subject to change

14:30              Doors open

15:00-15:05   Welcoming Remark

Ryoji Noritake(CEO, HGPI)

15:05-15:25   Keynote Address

“Next Steps in the Development of Cardiovascular Disease Measure Promotion Plans”
Masahiro Sasaki (Director, Cancer and Disease Control Division, Health Service Bureau, MHLW (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare))

15:25-15:45   Roundtable Discussion
Creating A Patient-Centered Healthcare Delivery System for Cardiovascular Diseases

-Report from Patient Leader Workshops and Opinion Exchange
Hiroki Takeda (Executive Director, Japan Chronic Disease Self-Management Association (J-CDSMA))

-Roundtable Participants:
Midori Ishii (House of Councillors, The National Diet of Japan)
Mitsuaki Isobe (Sakakibara Heart Institute, President)
Hiroyuki Kawakatsu (Mitsui Sumitomo Aioi Life Insurance Company, Board Member of Japan Stroke Association)
Kazuo Minematsu (Chairman of Japan Stroke Association, Emeritus Director General of the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center)
Wil Woan (Heart Valve Voice, CEO)
Huimin Wang (Edwards Lifesciences, Corporate Vice President, Japan, Asia and Pacific)
Sarah Belson (World Stroke Association/ Stroke Association UK, International Development Manager)
Lisa Deck (Go Red for Women National Spokesperson, American Heart Association)

Shunichiro Kurita(Senior Associate, HGPI)


17:45-  Reception



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