Call for Abstracts] 10/13 Osaka Forum 2018 of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields! Redefining Health2018.09.21
(Head office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Yukihiro Maru) will hold a regional conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields, "TheOsaka ForumThe theme of the event will be "The World's Most Beautiful People". The theme is.Redefining Health".
The way we view health is changing. Until now, regular health checkups and hospital visits were the main means of maintaining good health. We are approaching a future in which we will be able to know our own health on a daily basis, prevent and diagnose illnesses before they occur, and design our own health without having to visit a hospital. Osaka, which has long been a center of economic and commercial prosperity, food culture, and entertainment, is now home to many cutting-edge research centers related to health and medicine, as well as many health-tech-related companies. This forum will use Osaka as a stage to challenge you to redefine what health means in the coming era, covering a wide range of topics from food, medicine, IoT, and comedy.
We are seeking abstracts for presentations from researchers and venture capitalists interested in this forum.Please come and join us for a heated discussion!
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Session 1: The Future of Your Body Predicted by Accumulation and Integration
Efforts to predict individual conditions, such as cohort studies and individual genetic testing, are increasing the amount of information that can be utilized. In addition, when technological advances make it possible to obtain more detailed biometric data and life histories, how do we decipher this data and put it into a form that can be used? Researchers involved in forecasting, companies developing sensors that are indispensable for measurement, and venture companies that utilize information will gather to discuss not only the current state-of-the-art, but also what kind of technologies and platforms will be required in the future.
Luncheon Session: Healthcare Venture Pitch
The Kansai region is home to a concentration of medical research centers, including Osaka Prefecture, where the National Institute of Health and Nutrition has decided to relocate in FY2019, and Kobe City, where RIKEN has its Research Center for Frontier Biosciences. Venture companies that aim to implement the results of medical and healthcare research from Kansai into society will be invited to present their vision of the world they wish to realize. The event will provide an opportunity to think about the future of the Kansai region together with ventures that are trying to change the world from the Kansai region.
Session 2: How to Achieve Health Promotion for 10 Million People
The 100-year life period, health management, extending healthy life expectancy... These are healthcare-related topics that have spread rapidly in the past few years, but to truly change society, we need to consider specific ways to achieve long-term health behaviors. In this session, we will discuss the realization of health promotion at the social level, based on the results of research that has realized health promotion at the municipal level and efforts to create health from food.
Closing Session: What is the future of health?
Leading researchers and members of a consortium of companies in health will be invited to discuss how the concept of health will change in the future, including a summary of the day's events.
Outline of Osaka Forum
◆Date and time:
Friday, October 12, 2018, 19:00-21:00, eve of the event (reception)
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:30-18:30 Osaka Forum
◆Location: Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower (2-1, Benten 1-chome, Minato-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture)
Nearest airport: Directly connected to Benten-cho Station on JR Loop Line and Chuo Subway Line
◆Theme: Redefining Health
◆Participants: Academia, venture companies, large companies, town factories, local governments, junior high and high school students