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Together with Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Fukushima Medical University in Japan and the Embassy of Sweden in Japan, Business Sweden welcome you to participate in the “Sweden - Japan Life Science Conference and Seminar on Regenerative and Reconstructive Medicine” at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo on 7 March, 2014.

Collaboration Between Japan and Sweden in Regenerative and Reconstructive Medicine: Opportunities in Academia and Industry 

Big Data for Advanced Medical Care
(Quality Register and Biobanks)

10:00 Opening of the Forum by the Moderator
Dr. Setsuko Hashimoto, Senior Investment Advisor, Embassy of Sweden, Investment Office (Business Sweden)

10:00-10:10 Welcome Message
Dr. Lars Vargö, Ambassador of the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo

"Clinical and Translational Musculoskeletal Research in Sweden"
Professor Björn Rydevik, MD, PhD. University of Gothenburg

"International Collaboration Beyond the Culture Gap"
Professor Shin-ichi Kikuchi, MD,PhD. President of Fukushima Medical University

10:50-11:10 "Regenerative Medicine - The Global Research Landscape and Sweden-Japan Opportunities"
Dr. Anders Karlsson, Vice President, Global Academic Relations, Elsevier

"The Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register - A Gold Mine for Clinical Research and Improving Health Care"
Associate Professor Ola Rolfson, MD, PhD. Sahlgrenska University Hospital and University of Gothenburg

11:30-13:00 Lunch

Reconstructive Medicine

13:00-13:20 "Regenerative Medicine for Spinal Cord Injury focusing on iPS Cells"
Associate Professor Masaya Nakamura, MD, PhD. Keio University

13:20-13:40 "Osseointegration: Basic Science, Clinical Applications and Future Perspectives"
Professor Peter Thomsen, MD, PhD, University of Gothenburg

13:40-14:00 "Osseointegrated Amputation Prostheses: Recent Advances" Professor Björn Rydevik, MD, PhD. University of Gothenburg

14:00-14:20 Mr. Bo Qwanström, OssDsign AB

14:20-15:00 Coffee break

Regenerative Medicine

15:00-15:20 "BIOMATCELL: A Research Ccenter of Excellence in Biomaterials and Cell Therapy involving Academia, Health Care and Industry"
Professor Peter Thomsen, MD, PhD. University of Gothenburg

15:20-15:40 "Cell Sheet Tissue Engineering"
Professor Teruo Okano, PhD. Vice President and Director of Tokyo Women's Medical University

15:40-16:00 "New Horizon for Cartilage Repair"
Professor Mitsuo Ochi, MD, PhD. Hiroshima University

16:00-16:20 Ms. Kristina Runeberg, Cellectis AB

16:20-16:40 Mr. Petter Björqvist, Novahep AB

16:40-17:00 Mr. Peter Bramberg, Psilox AB

17:30 Reception Party