eyeforpharma Japan goes VIRTUAL

Smart, innovative, digital: where progressive pharma companies achieve ambitious new objectives

eyeforpharma Japan goes VIRTUAL

The Covid-19 coronavirus has created one of the most challenging environments the modern world has ever experienced. Now, more than ever, pharma must step up and bring solutions forward.

With every challenge, there is opportunity. Get this right, and we can begin to reset our broken relationship with society. It has therefore never been more important for us to collaborate, share ideas and gain the necessary capability to tackle health issues in a super-connected world.

We have therefore decided not to cancel, but to reinvent eyeforpharma Japan as a virtual event. We are emboldened by our speakers who have agreed to stay by our side, guaranteeing shared value and ideas at such a critical time. Let our reimagined virtual event continue to inspire you even as you are restricted at home.

— The eyeforpharma Japan Team



Now more than ever, we need to share ideas and collaborate. eyeforpharma's online solution is the answer.

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Attend the event where Commercial, Medical, RWE and Clinical transformation will be determined

Back for it’s 13th year: eyeforpharma Japan VIRTUAL 2020 is where you will decide your future. The healthcare landscape is evolving and pharma must evolve with it. That’s why we have ensured that our agenda features great insights on how to achieve high effectiveness with limited time and resources. Sometimes this involves digitizing existing processes, sometimes it involves forming new partnerships and sometimes it requires imaginative new business models. We will also provide great case studies from industry leaders and plenty of networking time.

From the Opening Keynote, focusing on future direction of pharma with cutting-edge case studies, to the practical themes covering Digital Clinical Innovation, Commercial Excellence, Medical Affairs & RWE, we will deliver a new direction for your planning.

Be part of the movement to evolve Japan’s pharma industry!

  • 45+SPEAKERS
  • 89%TOP 50 PHARMA
  • 80%SENIOR LEADERS
  • 4SPECIALISED THEMES

Everything you can expect from a physical event… and more

Watch Live Watch presentations, fireside chats and panel discussions from top industry thought-leaders all day, every day!

Discuss Comment and question in real time. Spark conversations with your fellow attendees. Follow up with interesting ideas in the virtual networking suite!

Question Get in-depth answers in real-time in our live Q&A sessions with every presentation and panel speaker!

On-Demand Missed a session? Catch-up in your own time through our on-demand service. Imagine Netflix but the best of pharma thought leadership

New speakers confirmed:

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Simone Thomsen President and Representative Director Eli Lilly Japan K. K.

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Center for Next Generation of Community Health Chiba University Hospital - Logo

Kensuke Yoshimura, MD. MPH, PhD Specially Appointed Professor and Director Center for Next Generation of Community Health Chiba University Hospital

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Taro Goto, M.D., Ph.D. Executive officer, Head of Medical and Head of R&D (interim) Bristol-Myers-Squibb KK


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Novo Nordisk Pharma Ltd - Logo

Hiroshi Sugii Manager Director/Member of the Board of Directors, Corporate Vice President, CMR Development Division Novo Nordisk Pharma Ltd

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Novartis Pharma K.K. - Logo

Brian Gladsden President, Novartis Oncology Japan Novartis Pharma K.K.

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Bayer Yakuhin Ltd - Logo

Reuben Li Head of Digital Transformation Bayer Yakuhin Ltd

World-class speaker faculty in includes:
(65% coming from Top 50 pharma in Japan)

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SUSMED Inc. - Logo

Taro Ueno CEO SUSMED Inc.

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LEO Pharma K.K. - Logo

Stefan Sakurai President / Japan Representative Director LEO Pharma K.K.


Masatsune Okajima - Headshot
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Masatsune Okajima President and COO StemRIM

Hiroyuki Yoshihara - Headshot
Life Data Initiative, Japan - Logo

Hiroyuki Yoshihara Representative Director Life Data Initiative, Japan Emeritus Professor Kyoto University and University of Miyazaki, Japan


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NAIST Graduate School of Science and Technology - Logo

Eiji Aramaki Associate Professor, PI, Information Science NAIST Graduate School of Science and Technology

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Jovelle L. Fernandez Head Japan Medical Office Takeda

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GlaxoSmithKline Japan - Logo

Susie Barnes Vice President and Country Medical Director GlaxoSmithKline Japan

Toshinori Kawaguchi - Headshot
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI) - Logo

Toshinori Kawaguchi Director for Policy Planning, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, Healthcare Industries Division Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI)


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Merck Biopharma Co., Ltd. - Logo

David Hernandez Head of Clinical Operations Japan, Global Clinical Operations Merck Biopharma Co., Ltd.

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Ferring Pharmaceuticals - Logo

Haider Alleg Global Head of Digital Excellence Ferring Pharmaceuticals


Hiroyuki Taruno - Headshot
Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. - Logo

Hiroyuki Taruno Senior director, Medical Affairs Planning Department, Medical Affairs Division Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.

Naohiro Yonemoto - Headshot
Pfizer - Logo

Naohiro Yonemoto Director, Patient Impact Analysis, Outcome & Evidence,
Corporate affairs, Health & Value
Pfizer

4 essential points for 2020

Digital transformation: Transform your business model by ensuring you act decisively on customer insights. Recognize the need to digitize. Focus on value with partnerships that deliver holistic patient outcomes.

Evidence-led leadership: Generate great evidence through data. Ensure its communicated well to improve decision-making, portfolio design, patient recruitment and better, medically-driven content.

Deliver patient value to drive commercial & medical excellence: Prove the authenticity of your medicine and care provision with robust data and a great story for HCPs and patient outcomes.

Make Japan a clinical powerhouse: See how data and digital technology can cut costs and time in clinical development. Drive a more patient-centric approach in development to ensure Japan becomes the world's best place to run innovative clinical trials.

What past attendees of eyeforpharma Virtual events have said:

eyeforpharma has once again proven why they are the leaders in this space

Wonderful platform. Very valuable.

I couldn’t help but feel that I was witnessing the roots of the future being sown today.

Thank you so much for providing this program virtually… I have learned so much.

An extraordinary, pioneering job!

The eyeforpharma virtual event was excellent. The content was relevant, and I enjoyed learning from leaders across Healthcare, Bio Pharma and Technology.

The best Pharma event ever! Speakers with high quality and great background, talking about very updated and helpful contents!

Very informative and educational. Will definitely attend again

Nice quick pivot to virtual space! My first EFP event... will be checking out more.

Very relevant. Authentic. Pioneering effort.

This is an excellent opportunity to hear from industry leaders as the continue to find innovative ways to optimize healthcare for patients. It’s a tremendous educational resource for all leaders in healthcare.

Excellent facilitation and fascinating discussions

The conference hits on everything I am passionate about.

Now more than ever, society is looking to medicine developers for answers. Quickly moving important gatherings online is vital for innovation continuity and keeping us all making progress for delivering new medicines.

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Delivered through 4 business-critical themes

Keynote Get out of your comfort zone and explore the new frontiers of medicine from the ‘digital twin’ to advanced genomics, digital therapeutics, AI and more.

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Commercial Excellence A new commercial model is needed to effectively deliver digital transformation. Use technology to provide deeper value to physicians and even patients.

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RWE & Medical Make trust your most important principle by communicating in an authentic, scientific way, backed by evidence. Use RWE to speed development, widen access and boost patient outcomes.

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Digital Clinical Innovation Cut time and cost through new technology, whilst enabling a more patient-centric approach which boosts recruitment and retention. Recognize that smarter clinical trials could unlock a golden era for pharma.

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Key features of eyeforpharma Japan

4 business-critical conference themes

eyeforpharma Japan will cover all key topics with four themes: Keynote, Digital Clinical Innovation, RWE & Medical and Commercial Excellence. Which means you’ll gain insights which will help drive your business.

Online Networking

Connect with fellow senior-level attendees in a personalized and user-friendly way. Even you are at your home, we can come together and work towards a better pharma through live Q&A, online networking and workshop sessions.

All stakeholders. All functions. 1 Place.

The most cross-functional pharma event in Japan – decision-makers from marketing, commercial, sales, market access, medical affairs, patient engagement, RWE, digital transformation, IT, clinical and more.


The most senior-level pharma event in Japan

You won’t find a better place to meet your peers since over 80% of the pharma attendees are director-level or above.

Find the solution

Sometimes, the best ideas don’t come from the stage. They come from those chance happenings when you join a workshop or attend an interactive session. eyeforpharma is packed with opportunities for you to connect with prospective collaborators and idea generators.

Drive the future

Experts and thought leaders will share cutting edged case studies. Re-position your strategy and teams aligned to the industry’s next movement.


eyeforpharma Japan is a useful platform to be informed about recent trends in pharma industry.

Jovelle L. Fernandez, MD, PhD, FPOGS, Head, Japan Medical Office, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Headshot

Attended by pharma and health innovators from:

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pfizer's Logo
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Daiichi Sankyo's Logo
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LEO Pharma's Logo
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sanofi's Logo
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Real decision-makers

Other events say they attract senior executives - people with clout, budget, ideas and a mission. We really mean it.

77% of attendees are director-level and above

Real diversity

eyeforpharma Japan attracts a variety of job titles, geographies, cultures and opinions create a rich tapestry.

Here to help

Get in touch with the eyeforpharma team

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Paul Simms Chairman

Blair Gottscho Headshot

Blair Gottscho VP Operations


Kana Chia Headshot

Kana Chia Head of Japan


Hiromasa Araki Headshot

Hiromasa Araki Business Development Executive, Japan



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Itsumi Nishikawa Project Director

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Akari Ueda Project Director, Japan



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Ross McMullan Business Development Director