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2011 Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Course -- Drugs and Medical Care

2011-11-26 (Sat) - 2011-12-3 (Sat)

The Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences will hold a course open to the public on Saturday, November 26 and Saturday, December 3. Following the adoption of the six-year system by schools of pharmaceutical sciences in 2006, pharmacists and pharmaceutical researchers are now required to possess a broader spectrum of specialized knowledge.

In these courses, based on current knowledge ranging from basics to clinical situations, leading researchers will speak about current issues and the future outlook for medicines and medical treatment in a variety of fields.

Moreover, leading individuals from university, industry, and government involved in medical treatment will speak about cancer therapies and generic medicines. Regarding cancer therapies, the focus will be on approaches by nurses involving anticancer drugs, palliative care and trends in pharmaceutical companies. As for generic drugs, the focus will be on increasing the number of generic drugs available from pharmacists, pharmaceutical companies, and the government.

We look forward to full attendance.


  • Saturday, November 26, 2011
  • Saturday, December 3, 2011

Time: 1:00 ~ 6:00 p.m.

Note: Only the courses on Saturday, November 26, 2011 are academic credit courses for pharmacists. The courses are certified by the Japan Pharmacists Education Center and Osaka Hospital Pharmacist Association (OHP), and as a life-long training credit course and as a palliative drug therapy credit course for pharmacists certified by the Japanese Society for Pharmaceutical Palliative Care and Sciences.



Saturday, November 26

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. -- "The Role of the Pharmacist in Palliative Care," OKAMOTO Yoshiaki, Chief, Pharmaceutical Department, Ashiya Municipal Hospital, Part-time lecturer, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University
  • 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. -- "The Role of Pharmacists in Cancer Drug Therapy," KITADA Noriaki, project general manager, Pharmaceutical Department,  General Hospital, Kobe City Medical Center
  • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. -- "The Development of Cancer Cell Targeting Therapy," TAKATSUKI Tsutomu, Oncology Disease Department, Pfizer Japan Inc.

Saturday, December 3

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. -- "Thinking about the Generic Drugs of Tomorrow," UEJIMA Etsuko, Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University
  • 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. -- "The Current Situation and Outlook for Generic Drugs," SAWAI Hiroyuki, Representative director & chairperson, Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Chairperson, Japan Generic Medicines Association
  • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. -- "Social Security Measures and Generic Drugs," KIHIRA Tetsunari, Medicine Policies Department Chief, Welfare Department, Toyama Prefecture, Health, Labour, and Welfare Ministry

To make application, please visit the School of Pharmaceutical Medicines web site.

Date: 2011-11-26 (Sat) - 2011-12-3 (Sat)
Organizer: Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University
Venue: Special Lecture Room, 4th floor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Bldg #2
Registration: Registration by phone is necessary.
Contact: General Affairs Division, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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