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Biographies of Delegates S-Y


Professor and Head, Department of Integrated Medicine, Kagawa Medical University School of Medicine
School Career
March, 1974. graduate Wakayama Medical College
March, 1978. graduate Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine,

Past Jobs
April, 1978. Senior Doctor, 1st Department of Internal Medicine, Osaka University Hospital
April, 1981. Assistant Professor, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Kagawa Medical University
April, 1983. Lecturer, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Kagawa Medical University
October, 1991. Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Medicine, Kagawa Medical University
July, 1997. Professor, Department of Integrated Medicine, Kagawa Medical University
Society Officer /
Councilor, The Japanese Circulation Society
Councilor, The Japanese College of Cardiology
Executive Board Member, The Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine
Councilor, Treasurer, The Japan Society of Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering
Councilor, Treasurer, The Japanese Society of Echocardiography
Board Member, Treasurer, The Japanese Society of General Medicine
Councilor, The Japanese Society of Primary Care
Treasurer, Asian Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology


Chief Executive Officer of BioPartners Ltd, a company specialising in the aquisition and development of innovative new drugs and diagnostics in alliance with the the Biotech industry and academia. In a 25 year career in the pharmaceutical industry Professor Sharpe has held senior roles in R&D and more recently general management as well as a period as a regulator with the UK Medicines Control Agency. He has played major roles in the successful development and commercialisation of significant new therapies ranging from Tagamet for peptic ulceration to Seroxat/Paxil for depression and anxiety disorders. He has a particular interest in the impact of new technologies on the economics on pharmaceutical R&D. As Vice President Neurosciences Project Management with SmithKline Beecham he was responsible for development and implementation of an industry best practice portfolio management system, subsequently the subject of a paper in the Harvard Business Review.


Tsuyoshi Shiina graduated from the Electronic Engineering Department, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1982. From 1982 to 1987 he was with the Institute of Medical Electronics, the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Tokyo and received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering in 1984 and 1987, respectively, from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

From 1987 to 1992 he was Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan. In 1992, he moved to the University of Tsukuba, as an Associate Professor of Institute of Information Sciences and Electronics. From 1996 to 1997 he was with the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden NHS Trust in UK as a visiting researcher and did research on ultrasonic elasticity imaging. His current research interests include visualization technique of structural and functional bio-information, for example, ultrasonic tissue characterization, 3D blood flow measurement and bio-signal processing based on EEG and MEG.

Dr.Shiina is a member of the Japan Society of Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering, Japaneae Association of Medical Physics and IEEE.

He is an associate editor of Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers Transactions, and General Secretary and Councilor of Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine.


Chief Executive Officer. Com.Medica.
Having worked for 12 years at the IBM Corporation before co-founding and leading Inventure Ltd, a New York-based software company which developed and distributed FENICS, a global standard financial application software package. During the most recent 12 months, Mark has worked with leading UK early stage technology venture capital firm, Elderstreet


(b.1949) received his M.D. and Dr. Med. at the University of Iceland. He trained in neurology and neuropathology at the University of Chicago where he served on the faculty as professor of neurology, neuropathology and neuroscience from 1983 through 1993. In 1993 Dr. Stefansson joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School and served there as professor until 1996. In addition to his professorship at Harvard, he was Chief of Neurology at the Beth Israel hospital in Boston. Dr. Stefansson founded deCODE genetics in 1996 and has since served as president and CEO of the company.

Dr. Stefansson has published numerous of articles in scientific journals and he has lectured all over the world at conferences on scientific issues and on the ethics of biomedical research.


Head of Department,
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine,
8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8666 Japan
Tel: 81 3 3353 8111
Fax: 81 3 3341 0472

Honorary post:
Member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Department of Biological and Medical Systems, Imperial College 1991-
Learned society activity:
The Japanese Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine (Board of Director)

Professional activities:
Editor: Heart and Vessels (Springer)
Editorial Board Member: Medical Engineering and Physics (Elsevier)
Journal of Vascular Investigation (Churchill Livingstone)
Books: Blood Flow in the Heart and Large Vessels. Tokyo: Springer, 1989 (with F. Kajiya et al.)
Recent Progress in Cardiovascular Mechanics. Chur, Switzerland: 1994 (with C.G. Caro et al.)


Times Academic Diplomas Times B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Keio University 1969 Thermodynamic analysis of gas turbine cycle M.S., Production Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology 1971 Heat transfer of liquid metal in the atomic reactor Ph.D., Brown University, USA 1975 Improvements of gas transfer in the membrane oxygenator Dr. Eng., Tokyo Institute of Technology 1986 Gas transport in the blood flow Professional or teaching activity 1999- Visiting researcher of the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research 1996- Professor of System Design Engineering, Keio University 1992- 1996 Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Keio University 1998-1999 Instructor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tokyo 1996 Visiting Researcher, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology Major professional activity 1995 Editorial board of the Japanese Journal of Artificial Organs 1995-1997 Chairman of the international conference on new frontiers in biomechanical engineering of JSME 1997 Member of organizing committee of the 5th US, China and Japan Biomechanics conference 1997 JInternational Advisory Committee, First International Interdisciplinary conference on Cardiovascular Medicine, Surgery, Science, and Mechanics, June 6-9, 1997, 1997 Editorial board, International J. of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science 1997 Member of organizing committee of the 5th ASME/JSME thermal engineering joint conference 1997 Vice chairman of the fall meeting of Japan Society of Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering 1997-1999 Vice chairman of medical technology committee of Chemical Engineering Society Times1997- Trustee of the Japan Society of Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering Times1998- Vice chairman of bioengineering division of JSME 1998- "World Academy of Biomedical Technologies (WABT)" Academician 1998- 20th International Congress of theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Session organizer 1999- Chairman of technical education committee of JSME 1999- Chairman of the medical technology committee of Chemical Engineering Society


Professor of Circuit Design in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College, London, U.K and a Fellow of the IEEE. He received his PhD from Oxford-Brookes University in collaboration with UMIST Manchester in 1986. His research interests include high frequency analogue integrated circuit design in bipolar, CMOS and SiGe technology for RF electronics and low-power electronics for biomedical applications. He has authored or co-authored some 300 publications in the field of analogue electronics and is a member of many professional committees. Chris has 7 patents in the field of RF and low power electronics. In 1995 at the age of 33 Chris was labelled the Youngest Professor ever at Imperial College. Chris is currently head of the Circuits and Systems Group with the Dept of EEE at Imperial and in April this year will take over as Director of the Dept of Biological and Medical Systems at the college

He is a past Chairman for the Analog Signal Processing Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society and past Vice-President of Technical Activities for the IEEE CAS Society. He is currently on the IEEE Society's Board of Governors. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing, and an Honorary Editor of the UK IEE Electronics Letters. He is co-winner of the IEE 1991 Rayleigh Best Book Award for Analog IC Design: the Current-Mode Approach. He is also a recipient of the 1992 IEEE CAS Outstanding Young Author Award for his work on High Speed GaAs Op-amp Design.

He has been involved with a number of commercial ventures, including the development of the world's first analogue and digital mobile phone for Thailand which was fully type approved in 2000 and a totally implantable analogue cochlear prosthesis, which will undergo clinical trials in September 2001. Chris is chairman and Director of a spin off company out of Imperial (Toumaz technology Ltd), which develops IP cores and hardware products for RF and ultra low power analogue silicon for biomedical applications.


Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology, Kawasaki Medical School Kurashiki, JAPAN

1947 Born in Osaka, Japan
1972 Graduated Osaka University Medical School, obtained MD
1979 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Osaka University Medical School
1981 Visiting Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
1983 Associate Professor, Department of Medical Engineering, Kawasaki Medical School
1995 Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology, Kawasaki Medical School
Have joint appointment as Professor with Department of Medical Informatics, Kawasaki Medical Welfare University and Department of Clinical Engineering, Kawasaki College of Allied Health Professions Specialty: Biomedical engineering, Cardiovascular physiology


B.Sc. Metallurgy, Birmingham, UK
Ph.D. Materials Science, Birmingham, UK
D.Sc. Biomaterials, Birmingham, UK
C. Eng. Chartered Engineer, The Engineering Council, UK
F.I.M. Fellow of the Institute of Materials. UK
F.I.P.E.M. Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. UK
F.B.S.E. Fellow, Biomaterials Science & Engineering. USA
MAE Member of Academia Europaea
M.A.E Member of Academy of Experts. UK
FREng Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. UK

1968 - 1972 Lecturer, Orthopaedic Biomechanics,
University of Liverpool, UK
1972 - 1975 Lecturer, Dental Biomaterials, University of Liverpool, UK
1975 - 1976 Senior Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor, Clemson University, USA
1976 - 1984 Senior Lecturer, Biomaterials Science,
University of Liverpool, UK
1984 - 1991 Professor and Director, Institute of Medical & Dental Bioengineering, University of Liverpool, UK
1991 - Professor of Clinical Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK
1997 - Scientific Director, AorTech International, UK
1997 - 2000 Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool, UK

Professor of Clinical Engineering and Head of Department of Clinical Engineering, University of Liverpool, and Honorary Consultant Scientist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Director, AorTech International Ltd.
Director, Elastomedic Pty.

Department of Clinical Engineering
University of Liverpool
P.O. Box 147
Liverpool L69 3BX
Tel: +44.151.706.5606 or 4203 (direct)
Fax: +44.151.706.5803 or 5920 (direct)

Author or edited over 30 books, including:
Implants in Surgery, W.B. Saunders, 1973
Materials in Clinical Dentistry, Oxford University Press, 1979
Fundamental Aspects of Biocompatibility, CRC Press, 1981
Biocompatibility of Orthopaedic Implants, CRC Press, 1983
Encyclopaedia of Medical & Dental Materials, Pergamon, 1991
Medical and Dental Materials, VCH, 1991
Williams Dictionary of Biomaterials, LUP, 1999
Author and co-authored over 300 scientific and technical papers dealing with biomaterials, biocompatibility, implantable medical devices and clinical engineering
Editorial columnist, Medical Device Technology, Advanstar
Editor-in-Chief, Biomaterials, Elsevier Science Ltd.
Member, Editorial Advisory Board of 8 international clinical engineering and biomaterials journals.

Recipient of The Clemson Award, American Society for Biomaterials
Recipient of The George Winter Award, European Society of Biomaterials

Delivered over 160 invited, keynote or eponymous lectures on biomaterials science and related subjects since 1980 in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, India, Singapore, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Egypt and Israel.
Originator and presenter of The Liverpool Seminars in Biomaterials, delivered across Europe, 1988-1995.

Member of UK various UK Research Council and Government Committees including:
Former Chairman, Medical Engineering Committee, SERC
Former Member, Materials Commission, SERC
Former Member, Health Technology Assessment Committee, Dept. of Health
Member, Medical Implants |Programme Management Committee, Dept. of Trade & Industry
Former Member, Joint Dental Committee, MRC
Member, Technical Opportunities Panel, EPSRC
Adviser to European bodies:
Expert Adviser, DG III European Commission, Medical Devices Directorate
Expert Adviser, DG XII, Framework Programme on Research and Development
Member of Scientific Committee on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices, DG XXIV
International Assessor to Research Programmes, including:
Medical Research Council of Canada
INSERM, France
NUTEK and SfT, Sweden
CRC - Cardiac Technology, Australia
Swiss Government Materials Programmes
University of Liverpool positions, including:
Chairman, Research Committee of the University, 1991 - 1994
Chairman, Liverpool University of Press, 1991 -
Pro-Vice- Chancellor 1997 -2000

Consultant to over 40 multinational, European or British companies on scientific, technical, regulatory and legal aspects of biomaterials, medical devices and biocompatibility. Scientific Director of AorTech International Plc; member of Board of Directors of Elastomedic Pty, Australia; member of Scientific Board of several international medical device companies.


May 2000 - the present: Managing director of PatientView Ltd, a new publishing and market research organisation. The company aims to improve care by empowering patients in the field of healthcare delivery.

1996 - the present: As managing editor, Alexandra Wyke was responsible for creating and running a successful international healthcare publishing unit at the Economist Intelligence Unit. The publications she has set up (four regular quarterlies and eight one-off research reports) cover every subject related to healthcare, from regulation to science, and from government policy to the private sector.

1983-1996: Dr Wyke was the business and science correspondent for The Economist. She wrote mostly on medical and chemical matters. During that period, she travelled widely, spending time in Singapore in 1987, covering East Asia; in New York in 1988, covering American business and science; and Tokyo in 1993 and 1995, covering business, science, finance and politics. Major articles in The Economist include two surveys: the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, and the future of medicine. Alexandra Wyke won Glaxo's British Association for Science Writers prize in 1987 for an article about how to improve health in Africa, and again in 1992 on the need to regulate surgery.

Other publications include: articles in the Harvard Business Review, Daily Telegraph, The Economist's The World in 19..; a chapter in Going Digital and a business report on motivating managers, published by The Economist Group. In 1997, her book 21st Century Miracle Medicine was published by Plenum (see

Alexandra Wyke frequently lectures and chairs healthcare forums world-wide. She has consulted for stockbrokers, pharmaceutical firms and other organisations. She has worked for television and radio, appearing in an expert capacity in many programmes. In 1996 she was elected by the BBC to participate in a small team which assessed the corporation's radio and TV coverage of technology. Alexandra Wyke sits on the advisory boards of INSEAD's healthcare initiative, and two recently-launched healthcare Internet firms, European Medical Network and McWellness. She is an elected member of the World Technology Network, a new group set up to establish novel ways of communication among technologists.
Alexandra Wyke has a PhD in biochemistry.


Received his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, in 1970 and 1972, and his DMed and DEng(PhDs) from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, and Waseda University, Tokyo, in 1979 and 1981, respectively. He is Professor in the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University. He is also involved in the Department of Human & Mechanical Systems Engineering, Kanazawa University. His current research interests include non-invasive and ambulatory physiological measurements, biomedical sensors and instrumentation, health-care monitoring techniques, and and biomechanics in the field of cardiovascular system and orthopaedics.


Degrees and Training:
1968-1974 M.D. Okayama University School of Medicine, Okayama
1974-1975 Rotating Internship, Okayama University, Okayama
1975-1977 Resident, Intensive Care and Coronary Care Unit,
Okayama Red Cross Hospital, Okayama
1977-1979 Traineeship, Department of Cardiology,
Okayama Red Cross Hospital, Okayama
1979-1980 Staff Physician, Department of Cardiology
Okayama Red Cross Hospital, Okayama
1980-1988 Staff Physician, Department of Cardiology
Kobe General Hospital, Kobe
1988-1999 Director, Noninvasive Cardiac Laboratory, Department of Cardiology, Kobe General Hospital, Kobe
1993-present Visiting Professor, Stanford University, U.S.A
1999-present Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiology
Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki

Diplomate, Japanese Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate, Japanese Board of Cardiovascular Disease
Diplomate, Japanese Board of Ultrasound in Medicine

Professional Organizations:
Fellow of American College of Cardiology (1996-present)
Japanese College of Cardiology Fellow
Faculty Member (1984-present)
Associate Editor (1985-present)
Japanese Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine
Faculty Member (1985-present)
Instructor of training program (1990-present)
Chairman, Diagnostic Criteria Committee (1990-1992)
Japanese Circulation Society Member (1976-present) Faculty (1998-present)
Japanese Society of Echocardiography Faculty Member (1990-present)
Japanese Society of Internal Medicine Member (1976-present)
Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine Member (1976-present)
Kansai Society of Clinical Cardiology Faculty Member (1984-present)
Japanese Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Member (1988-present)

Circulation (1989-present)
Journal of American College of Cardiology (1990-present)
Journal of Japanese Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (1990-present)
Journal of Cardiology (1988-present)
Japanese Circulation Journal (1991-present)