Public Affairs Healthcare Forum 2019

Public Affairs Healthcare Forum 2019

Health-Care Costs and Innovation in Japan Towards 2040
~ Lessons Learned from US ~


 The Japan Public Affairs Association (JPAA) is a public policy think-tank established in February 2019 to conduct open discussions with like-minded players for establishing the industry of public affairs in Japan, encouraging the resolution of the social challenges and revitalizing the economy. Hiroya Masuda (former Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, former Governor of Iwate Prefecture) serves the representative director.

 In this opportunity, JPAA is pleased to invite you to “Public Affairs Healthcare Forum 2019”on 18th September in Tokyo. The guest speaker is Mark McClellan, Director and Robert J. Margolis, MD, Professor of Business, Medicine and Policy of Duke University. Dr. McClellan is the first person to have served as both Commissioner of the FDA (2002-2004) and Administrator for the CMS (2004-2006). He won the prestigious Arrow Award twice for outstanding research in Health Economics. Dr. McClellan served as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors under President George W. Bush and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Bill Clinton. In this forum, Dr McClellan will give us his presentation from his perspective based on his knowledge of US healthcare system.

 With an alarming rise of the social security costs caused by the aging population, we need to aim for the society which can enjoy the benefits of the cutting-edge technologies continuously. We are sure that this event will serve you as a great opportunity to discuss Japan’s future policies and corresponding business strategies and to find solutions for this challenging environment.

 This event will be the first activity of the Healthcare Working Group of JPAA.

Event details
Host:      Japan Public Affairs Association
Date/Time:    Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 10:30 – 13:00 (Door open: 10:00)
Venue:      Vector Inc.(Akasaka Garden City 18th Floor 4-15-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Fee:        3,000JPY 
Registration:    Please register yourself by 17th September
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10:30 – 10:45  Introduction of Japan Public Affairs Association
Morio Sotsu(Policy Fellow, Japan Public Affairs Association/Public Policy Consultant, Public Affairs Division, Vector Inc.)

10:45 – 11:45  Lecture
“Learnings for Japan from recent activities in the US and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy”
Dr. McClellan(Director of Robert J Margolis M.D. Center for Health Policy/Professor, Business, Medicine and Health Policy, Duke University)

11:45 – 12:00  Q&A

12:00 – 13:00  Networking (Light meal and refreshments will be served)


For further information, please contact:
Megumi Sato or Akiko Kohno (Japan Public Affairs Association) 
Phone No.: 03-6821-7869  / Fax No.: 03-6673-4282

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