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Biographies of Delegates A-J


ANGLO-JAPANESE HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE

THE FUTURE OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY: 2001-2010

29-31 MARCH 2001

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MEDICINE, LONDON

BIOGRAPHIES OF DELEGATES

KAZUHIKO ATSUMI
DR RIFAT ATUN, MBBS, MBA, DIC, MRCGP
ANDREW E. BARRER, PhD
JOHN BARUCH
DR ALLAN BAXTER
NICK BOSANQUET
THE RT HON VIRGINIA BOTTOMLEY, JP, MP
GEOFFREY CARR
KUNIHIRO CHIHARA
C. FORBES DEWEY, JR.
ROBERT G. GEURSEN
MARTIN GODFREY, MD
MITCH GREEN, AIA, AIJ
ROBERT HANGARTNER, BSC (HONS), MB BS, MBA, FRCPATH
MARTIN HARDENS, MSc, PHARMD, MBA
REIJI HASHIMOTO
TIM JONES
FUMIHIKO KAJIYA
YOHSUKE KINOUCHI
KYOKO KITAZAWA
RICHARD KITNEY
TADAHIKO KOZU
JOHN LACKIE
GEOFFREY LIEU
MARIKO IKDA-GERLING
CATHARINA C. MAULBECKER-ARMSTRONG
SEIICHI MOCHIZUKI, PH.D.
THE RT HON SIR RICHARD NEEDHAM
PROFESSOR DAVID NORBURN Ph.D., C.I.M.G.T.
KENKICHI OHBA
KAZUO OGINO
TERUO OKANO
DR POOSANA PREMANOCH
JOHN H ROBINSON
CARMELINA RUGGIERO
SHOICHI SENDA, M.D. Ph.D.
PAUL SHARPE
PROF.T.SHIINA
MARK SIMON
DR. KÁRI STEFÁNSSON
PROFESSOR MOTOAKI SUGAWARA, PH D
KAZUO TANISHITA
CHRIS TOUMAZOU, PHD
KATSUHIKO TSUJIOKA, MD, Ph.D.
PROFESSOR D.F. WILLIAMS FREng
ALEXANDRA WYKE
KEN-ICHI YAMAKOSHI
KIYOSHI YOSHIDA, M.D.

KAZUHIKO ATSUMI

President, Japanese Association for Complementary, Alternative and Traditional Medicine (JACT) Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo.

Training and appointments:
1955-1961: Tokyo University Hospital, Surgical Research Associate

1961-1963: Tokyo University Hospital, Instructor
1964-1966: Institute of Medical Electronics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Associate Professor
1967-1989: Institute of Medical Electronics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Professor
1974-1989: Institute of Medical Electronics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Director
1974-1989: Institute of Medical Electronics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Director
1989-date: Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo
1990-1995: President, Nippon Engineering College
1991-1994: Member, Science Council of Japan
1994-1997: Chairman of Medical Section of Science Council of Japan
1995-1998: President, Suzuka University of Medical Science
1998-date: President, Japanese Association for Complementary,

Alternative and Traditional Medicine
2000-date: Member, Science Council of Japan

Honourable memberships:
1982-present: American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
1983-present: American Academy of Thermology
1995-present: The Thermology Society of Great Britain

Fellowship:
1995-present: American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Leading position:
1971-1987 President of Japan Society for Artificial Heart and Assisted Circulation
1979-1995 President of Japan Society for Laser Medicine
1980-1983 President of Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
1982-1986 President of Japanese Society of Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering
1984-1989 President of Japan Society of Thermography
1985-1997 President of Japan Biomagnetism and Bioelectromagnetics Society
1983-1989 Vice-President of Japan Association for Medical Informatics
1977-1991 Vice-President of International Society for Artificial Organs
1983-1985 President of International Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine
1987-1989 President of International Society of Biomagnetism
1988-1990 President of International Society of Thermography
1990-1993 President of International Society for Artificial Organs

Awards:
1966 Asahi Newspapers' Prize
1969 Japanese Medical Association Prize
1982 Japanese Medical Instrument Society Publications' Prize
1982 American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery Prize
1990 Japanese Biomaterial Society Prize

Publications and lectures:
Approximately 900 publications in the field of artificial organs, biomaterial, medical, informatics, medical thermography, medical laser, biomagnetism, etc. Approximately 700 lectures and conference presentations.

Organising committee chairman, international conferences:
1981 The 4th Congress of the International Society for Laser Surgery
1983 The 4th Congress of the International Society for Artificial Organs
1987 The 6th International Conference on Biomagnetism
1990 The 2nd International Conference on Low-Power Laser in Medicine

Address (home):
Professor Atsumi,
1-6-2 Mukogaoka,
Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo 113-0023,
Japan

DR RIFAT ATUN, MBBS, MBA, DIC, MRCGP

Dr Atun is the Director of Health Management Programme and Senior Lecturer in Health Management at Imperial College Management School. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the Catholic University of Chile. He is responsible for the MSc in Health Management. He also leads the Evidence-Based Medicine Module (year 3) and the Modular BSc in Management for Medical Students in undergraduate medical curriculum (years 4 and 5).

Dr Atun studied Medicine at the University of London (Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals) and trained in Family Medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital. He completed the Executive MBA programme at Imperial College Management School. He was a Postgraduate GP Tutor and then a specialist Associate Dean at the Department of Postgraduate Medicine, University of London.
Dr Atun's work and research interests are in areas of health-sector reform, health management, medical education, and evidence-based medicine. He has extensive experience in leading health-sector reform projects (financed by the UK Department for International Development and by the World Bank) in Latin America (Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia), in Eastern Europe, and in Central Asia (Russian Federation, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kirgyzstan).

ANDREW E. BARRER, PhD

Dr Barrer runs the Barrer Group Global Healthcare. He is a former head of the US Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) and former Chairman of the University of Wisconsin Health Care System.

JOHN BARUCH

Dr Baruch has worked in university research, mainly at the University of Leeds (25 years), and the University of Bradford (10 years). His background is in astronomy, particle physics, instrumentation, robotics and the transfer of technology into industry. His success in technology transfer has enabled him to help a growing portfolio of small local companies involved in the application of the latest technologies of robotics and the Internet.

The University of Bradford supported his proposal to launch a new department concerned with the applications and use of network technologies. In this way, the Department of Cybernetics was launched initially with degree programmes to educate graduates who would have the full range of skills to exploit the new technologies in the automotive industry: Cybernetics with Transportation Systems. For small businesses the degree programme was: Cybernetics and Virtual Worlds. Dr Baruch became the first head of the Department of Cybernetics.

With the NHS initiative "Information for Health: An Information Strategy for the Modern NHS", http://www.doh.gov.uk/nhsexipu/strategy/index.htm, the Department of Cybernetics proposed a new degree Medical Cybernetics. The NHS initiative will create a new environment in the UK for the delivery of healthcare. This information strategy will be implemented by 2005, and by that time will have created a new, networked healthcare system with a range of opportunities for higher-quality and lower-cost healthcare delivery. The Department of Cybernetics students with the new degree of Medical Cybernetics will graduate in 2004.

The Information Strategy for the Modern NHS will support patient care, establish an infrastructure for IT, generate the information for improved population health and deliver more effective management through the use of modern network, software and computer technologies. Dr Baruch's expertise in instrumentation and robotics is supporting the development of research-and-development programmes in non-invasive healthcare and robotic assistance for surgical processes. Bradford University's Department of Cybernetics will be at the leading edge of this change with relevant degree programmes and a growing applied research programme in collaboration with the NHS and the local trusts.

Bradford University has a long history in the launch of relevant innovative degree programmes. It founded the first Computer Science Department, the first Biomedical Science Department and, with the degree programme in medical cybernetics, Dr Baruch is pleased to continue this tradition.

DR ALLAN BAXTER

Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery, GlaxoSmithKline
Allan Baxter is Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery, GlaxoSmithKline. Dr Baxter was previously responsible for all Glaxo Wellcome's Discovery activities world-wide.

Dr Baxter joined Glaxo in the UK in 1980 and established the company's first Biochemistry department in 1984. Since then he has held a succession of key management roles culminating in his appointment as Director, Group Discovery in 1998, giving him responsibility for Glaxo Wellcome's global drugs portfolio up to phase 2a.

He has extensive portfolio management experience, having chaired the four therapeutic management committees for Cardiovascular, Metabolic, Gastrointestinal and Respiratory Diseases.

He chairs the Board of the Affymax Research Institute and has served on the Boards of Glaxo Research and Development Limited, Affymax Technologies NV, and the Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research. He has served on the Foundation Council of the Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics.

Prior to joining Glaxo, Dr Baxter was a Medical Research Council Fellow in the Department of Clinical Oncology at the University of Glasgow.

Dr Baxter gained a BSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde and a PhD degree in Biochemistry from the University of Glasgow. He is a visiting professor at the Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Glasgow University.

NICK BOSANQUET

Current position:
Professor of Health Policy, Imperial College, University of London, 1993-present

Recent career details:
1984-88: Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics,University of York
1988-1993: Professor of Health Policy, Royal Holloway College
1988-1990: Special Advisor to the House of Commons Health Committee
- Advisor to the WHO, the DoH, the World Bank and the National Audit Office
1995-present: Advisor on Health Policy to Care UK
2000-present: Special Advisor on public expenditure to the House of Commons Health Committee

Recent projects:
1984-present:
Carried out projects on theme of local enterprise and innovation by GPs. Studies carried out in 1980 were the first to present a positive view of scope for innovation by GPs. Report on Primary-Care Strategy for NE Thames RHA led to current investment in new services in London. Carried out study of minimum funding required by NHS for BMA/RCN.

1989-2000:
Developed health contribution to British Survey of Social Attitudes, a unique source on changes in British social attitudes. Carried out first full survey of patient views on UK hospital treatment, published in the British Medical Journal, 1994. Assisted with first on-going surveys of patient views on NHS. Also carried out survey for Social Market Foundation on long-term change in attitudes to NHS. Worked on development of new services in health services on the theme of 'doing more with less':

Evaluation of new methods of treating leg ulcers.

Helped to found Inner-City Initiative Group of Mental Health Trusts.

Evaluation of use of neural networking for testing out cytology slides as part of national screening programme. Managed complex trial involving 5 laboratories on time and under budget.

Planned the Dukeries Health Alliance-winner of BMA/GlaxoWellcome prize for integrated care, 1998.

Produced forecasts on future care needs for diseases of aging, including Report on Stroke Care for the Stroke Association, and papers on dementia care. Review of Palliative Care published by OUP, 1999.

THE RT HON VIRGINIA BOTTOMLEY, JP, MP

The Rt Hon Virginia Bottomley, JP, MP, served first as Minister and then as Secretary of State for Health, from 1989 to 1995. During that time, she developed the "PatientCharter", leading to significant improvements and reductions in waiting times. Mrs Bottomley also introduced a preventive health strategy, "the Health of the Nation", adding a focus on mental health.

GEOFFREY CARR

Current position:
Science Editor, The Economist

Previous position:
Tokyo Correspondent, The Economist

Before that:
Science Correspondent, The Economist

Before that:
Animal Behaviour Researcher, Oxford University

KUNIHIRO CHIHARA

Education:
1968: BA, Engineering Science, Faculty of Engineering Science, Osaka University
1970: MSc, Engineering Science, Graduate School of Osaka University
1973: Doctor of Engineering Science, Graduate School of Osaka University

Occupation:
1973: Research Assistant, Faculty of Engineering Science, Osaka University
1983: Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering Science, Osaka University
1992: Professor, Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology Co.
1993-1998: Director of Information Technology Centre
1998: Director of Research Centre for Advanced Science and Technology

Field of research:
The visualisation of information, image processing, medical ultrasound, and virtual reality

C. FORBES DEWEY, JR.

C. Forbes Dewey, Jr. received the BE degree from Yale University, New Haven, in 1956, the MS degree from Stanford University, Stanford, in 1957, and the PhD degree from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1963.

From 1963 to 1968, Dr Dewey was Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado in Boulder. His main research interests were in the areas of high-temperature gas dynamics and fully-ionised plasmas. The experimental work included research on surface ionisation of cesium, thermionic converters, and the effects of strong magnetic fields on electrostatic probes. He was a Visiting Scientist at the Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany, in 1966-67, during which time he held a University of Colorado Faculty Fellowship and lectured at 23 different laboratories and universities throughout Europe for the NATO Advisory Group for Aeronautical Research and Development. In 1968, he was appointed Associate Professor and, in 1976, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge.

From 1975 to 1983, he was Head of the MIT Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, a centre for the research activities of 35 faculty, staff, and students. His research and teaching duties have centred on fluid mechanics, biomedical engineering, information systems, and instrumentation. From 1970 to the present, he has been involved in numerous biomedical fluid mechanics research projects dealing with blood flow and atherosclerosis. This research has, most recently, dealt with the effects of fluid flow forces on vascular endothelial cells in collaboration with colleagues at the Harvard Medical School.

A second area of research at MIT has been lasers and laser applications. Under research programmes sponsored by the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy, this work has included research on nonlinear optical mixing in twinned crystals, dye-laser mixing to produce tunable infrared lasers, new laser lines in sulphur and barium vapour, opto-acoustic spectroscopy for pollution detection, and the development of specialised spectroscopic instruments based on lasers and narrow-band optical filters. Dr Dewey holds six patents in these areas. In 1986, he was a Visiting Scientist at Hefei Polytechnical University, People's Republic of China, and delivered a series of invited lectures on instrumentation, modern optics, and computer-aided analysis.

Dr Dewey's research interests are reflected in over 150 peer-reviewed papers and patents, and an equivalent number of invited talks and lectures in the fields of high-speed aerodynamics, boundary-layer theory, free-molecular flow, low-density plasmas, nonlinear optics and laser applications, biomedical fluid mechanics, medical imaging and information systems, and industrial and medical instrumentation. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers lists his paper, "The Dynamic Response of Vascular Endothelial Cells to Fluid-Shear Stress", Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 1981, 103, pp 165-197, as the most-cited paper published in that journal since its inception.

Dr Dewey is a founder and Co-Director, with Professor Richard Kitney of Imperial College, London, of the International Consortium for Medical Imaging Technology, an organisation that includes 13 members from university and hospital research laboratories and numerous industrial and government sponsors. Founded in 1992, the ICMIT is dedicated to improving the delivery of diagnostic medical images in healthcare on a world-wide basis.The Consortium has produced significant innovation in the information infrastructure supporting multimedia medical records and electronic patient records. Among the major interests of the Consortium and its members are: database technology; clinical patient-information folders; image understanding using digital methods; clinically-useful image compression; telemedicine; improved ultrasound and MR; nuclear medicine; and home healthcare.

Since 1960, Dr Dewey has been a consultant to numerous academic and industrial organisations, including: The RAND Corporation; Sansum Clinic Research Foundation; Arthur D. Little;Massachusetts General Hospital; University Hospital; Faulkner Hospital; IBM; GM; Ropes & Gray; Kenyon and Kenyon; 3M; Gould, Inc.; W.R. Grace; Fischer Controls; Thermo Electron Corporation; Thermo Instruments; Etec Corporation; Boston Scientific; and the Whitaker Foundation. He was a founder of the Massachusetts Computer Corporation in 1981, and served as a member of the Board of Directors of its successor organisation, Concurrent Computer Corporation, until retiring from the board after 18 years of service to the corporation.

From 1974 to 1980, he was a Trustee of the Cardiovascular Charitable Trust of Boston. He was Chairman of the MIT United Way campaign for the academic year 1996-97. He has recently been elected a Director of the Fidelity Non-Profit Management Foundation, which has distributed more than $50million in over 3,000 grants since its inception. Dr Dewey is, or has been, a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma XI, the Coblentz Society, the American Physical Society, the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Yale Engineering Association. He is on the Editorial Board of Telemedicine, the Editorial Advisory Board of the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, and is a frequent reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and many of the leading technical journals in his fields. He is a Founding Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, a Senior Member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, and has been listed in Who's Who in America for the past 15 years.

Dr Dewey has held appointments as a Consultant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (1976-1980), Visiting Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (1978-79), and Associate in Pathology, Harvard Medical School (1980-1995). In the autumn of 1992, he was a Visiting Professor at the Bagrit Centre for Biological and Medical Systems, Imperial College, London.

ROBERT G. GEURSEN

Dr Geursen is Head of Corporate Public Policy for Aventis Pharma. In this position, he oversees the world-wide public policy, healthcare intelligence and governmental affairs activities of the company.

Dr Guersen's prior assignment was Vice-President, Corporate Public Policy for the pharmaceutical division of Hoechst Marion Roussel, Frankfurt, Germany. His responsibilities there included global governmental affairs, relations with healthcare professional organisations, health policy analysis, and issue management.

Dr Geursen is a recognised expert on a wide range of health policy issues and has published extensively in that field. He has served for many years as a member on different expert committees, both for associations and for government.

A Dutch citizen, Dr Geursen graduated from Heidelberg University and Medical School, and earned a cum laude PhD degree in chemistry and a cum laude MD degree in medicine in 1978.

MARTIN GODFREY, MD

Dr Godfrey is Vice-President, Marketing, at medschool.com. He has 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical marketing both internationally and within the US. Most recently, he headed the European Health and Pharmaceutical practice for Hill & Knowlton (H&K). In this role, he was responsible for developing and implementing global and regional marketing communications programmes for top-tier pharmaceutical companies such as Hoffmann-La Roche, GlaxoWellcome, J&J, AstraZeneca, Schering and Merck. He was also responsible for creating H&K's successful medical education business, Health Learning Systems Europe, and subsequently he became chairman.

After qualifying as a family practitioner, Dr Godfrey worked as a medical journalist and editorof a number of leading medical titles in the UK before entering the business world. He is still an active author and broadcaster.

MITCH GREEN, AIA, AIJ

Mr Green received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degrees from MIT, where he also won the AIA Medal. After working for four years at the Chicago headquarters of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, he moved to San Francisco in 1981, joining Kaplan, McLaughlin & Diaz (KMD). Specialising in healthcare planning and design, completed projects that have won both design and healthcare awards include the Cottonwood Center for Women's Health, Harvard Medical School's Brigham & Woman's Ambulatory Care Center, and the Morning Park Chikaramachi retirement community. After spending one year at Shimizu Corporation in Tokyo, he returned to KMD, pioneered the firm's overseas operations, and was appointed a principal in 1989.

Joining Tokyo's Half Century More (HCM) in 1993, Mr Green's duties as General Manager, Development, include the management of the planning, design and construction of all new and renovated senior living and healthcare projects. A major part of this work is the co-ordination between HCM's US design teams, in-house marketing, sales and operations, and the local architects and contractors. As a key "pipeline" between world-wide senior markets and HCM's customers, he is a major contributor to both corporate planning and in-house education. He has shared his perspectives on Japan's fast-changing senior living market in lectures at Harvard University as well as at conferences organised by The Economist and the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing.

ROBERT HANGARTNER, BSC (HONS), MB BS, MBA, FRCPATH

Dr Hangartner is the principal director of Brett Cook Consulting Limited, which he established to provide consultancy, on health and healthcare matters, to financial services companies, and companies and organisations involved in the provision of healthcare in the independent and public sectors. His main interests include:

Planning strategic change and implementing and delivering change in complex organisations
The interface between public, private and voluntary sector service provision and the procurement of healthcare
Healthcare workforce planning, professional development education and regulation
Counter-fraud

Dr Hangartner is a senior medical professional who has achieved in both the public and private sectors. He combines commercial experience, gained predominantly with a major UK healthcare insurer, with detailed knowledge, and practical experience, of public sector healthcare service and facilities planning, and change management. He has extensive top management experience gained in the UK Department of Health (DoH) and represented the DoH in dealings with the medical profession, regulatory bodies, professional bodies, the European Commission and the Council of Europe.

As an experienced senior manager, adviser, facilitator and negotiator, Dr Hangartner has spoken by invitation at several national and international conferences, most recently in Athens, on the role of non-governmental organisations in bridging the gap between public and private healthcare sectors.
Official address:

Dr Robert Hangartner,
Brett Cook Consulting Limited,
11 Annesley Road,
Blackheath,
London, SE3 0JX,
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20-8319-3164
Fax: +44 (0)20-8319-8775
e-mail: bccl@rhangart.dircon.co.uk

MARTIN HARDENS, MSc, PHARMD, MBA

Mr Hardens was co-founder of Planet Medica and until recently was Vice-President in charge of Corporate Development. He has studied in the Netherlands and France (INSEAD '89D). He is an experienced entrepreneur in theEuropean healthcare business (having co-founded the Benefit Research Group) and formerly served as Vice-President in charge of web-based patient recruitment in Quintiles (UK) Ltd. His international work experience includes the Netherlands, France, Switzerland and the UK.

REIJI HASHIMOTO

Dr Hashimoto is a professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering, Okayama University of Science (OUS), Okayama, Japan.

Dr Hashimoto received his BE, ME and DE degrees from Osaka University in 1958, 1961 and 1989, respectively. He is now engaged in the fields of pattern recognition and picture processing and understanding. He is a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, the Information Processing Society of Japan, and the Japan Society of Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering.

TIM JONES

Dr Jones is Executive Director of Health, responsible for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions for Oracle Corporation.

Dr Jones has wide experience of the healthcare industry from medical, IT and business perspectives: both as a practising physician implementing and using IT systems, and from the supplier side. Working as a doctor in the UK, he was in the vanguard of those using information systems in hospitals for all clinical as well as administrative activities, before moving into the health IT industry and working for a number of leading US companies in European roles. He joined Oracle Corporation in 1990.

While at Oracle, Dr Jones has held a number of roles in health, in consulting, product development and solution sales, and also a variety of non health-related global and regional roles, such as leading Oracle's object-oriented consulting group and being Oracle's first Director of Knowledge Management.

Dr Jones is an active member of various clinical and IT organisations and standards bodies.

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