Pharmacy – A Journey from Edo Times to Modern Pharmaceuticals and Health Economics

19. Japanese-German Symposium

jointly organized by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Deutsche Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V. with kind support of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

May 23–24, 2014
Erlangen, Kopfkliniken, Ernst-Freiberger-sen.-Hörsaal


Friday, May 23

13:30-14:00    Welcome Remarks

14:00-14:10    Introduction (Dr. Matthias Hofmann)

14:15-14:30    Hajime Hoshi – a pharmacist biography (Dr. Matthias Hofmann)

Part 1: Traditional Japanese Pharmacy

(Convener: Dr. Matthias Hofmann, University Hospital Frankfurt)

14:30-15:00    Pharmacies and their products in the Edo period
Regina Hübner (University of Cambridge, Department of East Asian Studies)

15:00-15:30    Japanese traditional Kampo medicine
Dr. Heidrun Reißenweber-Hewel (Private Clinic for Japanese Medicine, München)

15:30-16:00    Questions and Answers   

16:00 – 16:30 Break

16:30-17:00    Basic evidence for the efficacy of Japanese kampo medicine
Prof. Dr. Junzo Kamei (Hoshi University, Tokyo, Dept. of Pathophysiology and Therapeutics)

17:00-17:15    Questions and Answers   

17:15-17:45    Honorary Membership for Hisashi Kato (JSPS Tokyo)
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus (JSPS Club)   

17:45-18:15    JSPS Alumni Club Award Ceremony. Awardee: Dr. Johannes Müller (University of Cologne)

18:15 End / 19:30 Dinner

Saturday, May 24

Part 2: From traditional to modern pharmacy
(Convener: Dr. Matthias Hofmann, University Hospital Frankfurt)

09:00-09:30    Silk fibroin: a new carrier of drugs for tissue (re)generation
Prof. Dr. Dr. Lorenz Meinel (Würzburg University, Pharmaceutics and Biopharmacy)

9:30-10:00     Thalidomide and its Chirality
Prof. Dr. Norio Shibata (NiTech Nagoya, Department of Life and Materials Engineering)

10:00-10:30    Questions and Answers   

10:30-11:00 Break

Part 3: State-of-the-Art Pharmaceutical Research and Health Economics

(Convener: Dr. Jörg Mahlich, Janssen Cilag)

11:00-11:30    The challenge of protein drugs
Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Lee (Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Pharmaceutics)

11:30-12:00    Overview of the Japanese HTA reform towards pharmacoeconomic requirements in 2016
Prof. Dr. Isao Kamae (The University of Tokyo, Health Technology Assessment and Public Policy)

12:00-12:30    Questions and Answers   

12:30: Closing Remarks

12:45: Lunch

14:00 General assembly of JSPS Club

14:00 City tour 1: Historical walk through Erlangen and the University Hospital
16:00 City tour 2: Historical walk through Erlangen and the University Hospital (only for participants of the general assembly)


Foto: Walter Wetzels