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Named Lecture

  • JP Kim Memorial Lecture

    Yasuhiro Kodera

    Professor and Chairman of Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University

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  • JS Min Memorial Lecture

    James Goldenring

    Scientific Director of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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Plenary Lecture

  • Yoon-Koo Kang

    Professor of Medicine at the Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine

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Symposium 1

  • Yi-Chia Lee

    Deputy Director of the Department of Medical Research, National Taiwan University Hospital

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  • Jae Myung Park

    Professor of the Division of Gastroenterology, College of Medicine, Catholic University

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Symposium 1-2

  • Ae-Sun Shin

    Professor at Department of Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University

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Symposium 2

  • Shomei Ryozawa

    Professor and Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology
    Director, Endoscopy Center,Saitama Medical University International Medical Center

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Symposium 3

  • Woo-Jin Hyung

    Chief Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University

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  • Masanori Terashima

    Deputy Director and Chief of Division of Gastric Surgery of the Shizuoka Cancer Center

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Symposium 4

  • Jae-Ho Cheong

    General Director of the Biocluster Core Strategy Agency, Yonsei University

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  • Sun-Young Kong

    Chief Scientist, Targeted Therapy Branch, Division of Rare and Refractory Cancer, Research Institute, National Cancer Center (NCC)

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Symposium 5

  • Minkyu Jung

    Associate Professor in Medical Oncology, Yonsei Cancer Center

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  • Yukinori Kurokawa

    Associate Professor of Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine

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Symposium 6

  • Bang Wool Eom

    Researcher of the Gastric Cancer Branch, The National Cancer Center

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  • Souya Nunobe

    Division Director of Gastric Surgery, Gastroenterological Surgery, Cancer Institute Hospital

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  • Jun-young Yang

    Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery, Gachon University Gil Medical Center

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Symposium 7

  • Seung-Soo Lee

    Associate Professor of Division of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine

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  • Seokhwi Kim

    Assistant Professor of Department of Pathology, Ajou University School of Medicine

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Symposium 7-2

  • Takahiro Kinoshita

    MD, PhD, FACS, Gastric Surgery Division, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan

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Symposium 8

  • Ji Yong Ahn

    Professor of College of Medicine, University of Ulsan,

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  • Dae Young Cheung

    Professor of College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea

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Symposium 8-4

  • Toshikazu Ushijima

    Chief of the Epigenomics Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute (NCCRI), Tokyo

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Symposium 9

  • Hyo-Joon Yang

    Associate Professor of Department of Internal Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University

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  • Jong Yeul Lee

    Deputy Director of National Cancer Center

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  • Osamu Goto

    Doctor of Nippon Medical School Hospital

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Symposium 9-1

  • Waku Hatta

    Assistant professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine

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Symposium 10

  • Jimmy So

    Head of Upper GI Surgery Service, National University Hospital

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  • Hyoung-Il Kim

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Symposium 11

  • Kyung Won Kim

    Associate Professor of Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, Ulsan College of Medicine

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  • Hak-Soo Choi

    Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

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  • Seong-Ho Kong

    Clinical Professor of Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital

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Symposium 12

  • Shun Jin Ryu

    Professor of Department of Digestive Surgery, Kawaguchi Municipal Medical Center

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  • Jae-Seok Min

    Gastrointestinal surgical oncologist of the Department of Surgery, Dongnam Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences, Cancer Center

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  • Felix Berlth

    Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University Clinic of Mainz

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Symposium 13

  • Paolo Morgagni, MD

    Forlì G. B. Morgagni-L, Pierantoni General Hospital, Bologna University

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Symposium 14

  • Kohei Shitara

    Chief of the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East

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  • Do-Youn, Oh

    Professor of Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine

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Symposium 14-1

  • Dae Young Zang

    Professor, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine

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Symposium 15

  • Charles Rabkin

    Senior Investigator of Excepted Service Appointment

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Symposium 16

  • Han-Hong Lee

    Professor of Department of Surgery, Catholic University of Korea

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  • Hitoshi Katai

    Hospital Director of Department of Surgery. KKS Tachikawa Hospital

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Symposium 17

  • Sang-Ho Jeong

    Professor of Department of Surgery, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine

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  • Tsuyoshi Takahashi

    Associate Professor of Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Medical Education Center

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Video Symposium 1

  • Dong-Jin Kim

    Associate Professor at the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Eunpyeong St. Mary’s

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  • Seiichiro Kanaya

    Clinical Professor of Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Kyoto University

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  • Lu Zang

    Professor of Department of General Surgery, JiaoTong University

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Video Symposium 2-1

  • Takeshi Omori

    Director, Gastric Surgery Division, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Osaka International Cancer Institute

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Pathology Session

  • Young Soo Park

    Professor, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan

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  • Baek-hui Kim

    Professor, Department of Pathology, KUMC Guro Hospital

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  • Hye Seung Lee

    Professor, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University

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James Goldenring

Current position

Scientific Director of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Bios

Dr. James Goldenring is currently the Scientific Director at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he has worked for over eight years. His areas of focus at Vanderbilt University include Translational Pathology Shared Resource and Digital Histology Shared Resource. His other notable places of involvement at Vanderbilt University include Co-Director of the Epithelial Biology Center (2008-present), Professor and Vice Chairman for Surgical Research at the Paul W. Sanger Chair in Surgical Investigation (2002-present) and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology (2002-present). Dr. Goldenring is also Staff Physician at the Nashville VA Medical Center (2002-present).

Dr. Goldenring graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine in 1986. In 1984 he graduated with a PHD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University with his dissertation on the purification, characterization, and distribution of a calmodulin-dependent kinase. His Masters was completed at Yale University in 1984 with his thesis on Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.
His honors include the John A. Oates Award to Address Important Biological Processes and/or Diseases, and the Department of Veterans Affairs Biomedical Laboratory R&D Senior Clinical Scientist Award, 2019. Department of Veterans Affairs Biomedical Laboratory R&D Senior Clinical Scientist Award, 2019. AGA Institute Council Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology Research Mentor Award, 2016.

Yoon-Koo Kang

Current position

Professor of Medicine at the Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine

Bios

Dr. Kang is Professor of Medicine at the Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. He received his degree in medicine from Seoul National University and specialized in internal medicine and oncology/hematology. In 1992, he also received a Ph.D. from Seoul National University. Before joining the Asan Medical Center, Dr. Kang finished a research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute at NIH, USA and led the clinical program of hematology/oncology and the Laboratory of Experimental Therapeutics at the Korea Cancer Center Hospital in Seoul.

Dr. Kang is an expert in clinical development of new anti-cancer therapies. He has directed Clinical Research Center for several years in Asan Medical Center and has led a number of important international clinical trials. His main interests are in the treatment of gastric cancer, GIST and hepatocellular carcinoma. He has been the president of Korean Society of Medical Oncology (KSMO), the Korean Cancer Study Group (KCSG), and the Korean GISY Study Group. He is also a member of many professional societies, including the Korean Cancer Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, European Society of Medical Oncology, and the American Association of Cancer Research. He has published more than 400 papers in peer review journals.

Yasuhiro Kodera

Current position

Professor and Chairman of Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University

Bios

Dr. Kodera graduated from the School of Medicine, Nagoya University, Japan, earning his M.D. in 1985 and after completing a 3-months training course at the National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan in 1990, he earned his Ph.D. from School of Medicine, Nagoya University. He has continued his active participation in Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University as a Research Associate in 2002, as an Assistant Professor in 2004, and as a Professor and Chairman in 2011.

He was appointed as a gastrointestinal surgeon in gastric cancer surgery at Aichi Cancer Center in 1994. Since 2000, Dr. Kodera has been an editorial board member of the journal Gastric Cancer and became the Editor-in-Chief in 2019. He also joined the board of directors for the Japanese Gastric Cancer Association in 2014 and was appointed as chairman of the board of directors in 2018. Joining the board of directors for Japan Surgical Society in 2016, he is now a President of the Annual Congress held in 2024.

Dr. Kodera is a constructive author of more than 640 peer-reviewed articles on surgery and surgical oncology including 73 articles as a first author, almost exclusively on gastric cancer. His current concerns are the hospital management as a director of Nagoya University Hospital at a time of the pandemic, and the fate of young surgeons upon the establishment of a new system of medical specialists led by the Japanese Medical Specialty Board.

Yi-Chia Lee

Current position

Deputy Director of the Department of Medical Research, National Taiwan University Hospital

Bios

Dr. Lee is a gastroenterologist in National Taiwan University Hospital, professor of internal medicine, and jointly appointed professor of the Graduate Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine of NTU. He is currently the deputy director of the Department of Medical Research in NTUH.

The overriding theme throughout his research is stomach cancer screening and prevention, with emphasis on the evaluation of disease natural course, risk factor identification, and the design, implementation, and evaluation of the preventive programs.

Dr. Lee’s significant achievement is the design of the stomach cancer prevention program by answering the questions about whether it is preventable and if so, how to implement the program. Knowing that a one-size-fits-all approach is unlikely to be ideal, different novel approaches have been developed. These include the mass eradication method, the two-in-one method, and the index case method according to the differences in baseline risk, environment, socioeconomic status, health care resources, and the lifestyle for a specific population. Not only confirmed the long-term benefits but several theoretical risks of adverse consequences were elucidated. As a result, this healthcare policy has demonstrated a successful multi-location rollout in Taiwan, which is accompanied by a reduction in stomach cancer incidence.

Jae Myung Park

Current position

Professor of the Division of Gastroenterology, College of Medicine, Catholic University

Bios

Dr. Jae Myung Park received his Doctor of Medicine from The Catholic University of Korea in 1996. His residency focused on internal medicine at Gangnam St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul, South Korea (1997-2001) and his fellowship was related to Gastroenterology at Gangnam St. Mary’s Hospital (2004-2006).

Dr. Park is currently an established professor at the Division of Gastroenterology, College of Medicine at the Catholic University of Korea (2014-present). Prior to his professorship, he was a visiting scientist (2011-2012) at the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. His research field includes endoscopic treatment, molecular imaging, and biomarkers for gastrointestinal cancer.

Dr. Park has many notable representative papers published including:
1. Assessment of Cimetropium Bromide Use for the Detection of Gastric Neoplasms During Esophagogastroduodenoscopy. JAMA Network Open (2022)
2. Identification and Validation of LGR5-binding Peptide for Molecular Imaging of Gastric Cancer. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. (2021)
3. Prediction model for curative endoscopic submucosal dissection of undifferentiated-type early gastric cancer. Surg Endosc. (2022)

Woo-Jin Hyung

Current position

Chief Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University

Bios

Dr. Woo Jin Hyung received his Doctor of Medicine from Yonsei University, College of Medicine Seoul, South Korea (1988-1983). His Ph.D. was completed at Korea University, Graduate School, Seoul, South Korea (2003-2006). His residency was at the Department of Surgery at Severance Hospital at Yonsei University (1994-1998) and his fellowship was also at Yonsei University (2001-2002).

Dr. Hyung currently serves as the Chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University (2013-Present). He also holds the position of Professor at the Department of Surgery at Yonsei University College of Medicine (2013-Presemt). His prior position was as Director at the Gastric Cancer Center at Yonsei Cancer Center (2014-2020).

Dr. Hyung specializes in upper gastrointestinal surgery, surgical oncology especially for Gastric Cancer which is a minimally invasive upper gastrointestinal surgery (Laparoscopy and robot).
He is also the founder and CEO of Hutom, which is a company developing surgical patient care platform (2017-Present).

Academic Membership:
Korean Surgical Society, Member, Korean Gastric Cancer Association (KGCA), International Gastric Cancer Association, Member, Korean Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons, Korean Laparoendoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery Study Group (KLASS), Korean Society for Simulation Surgery, Korean Association of Robotic Surgeons

Masanori Terashima

Current position

Deputy Director and Chief of Division of Gastric Surgery of the Shizuoka Cancer Center

Bios

Dr. Masanori Terashima received his Doctor of Medicine from Iwate University in 1983. His Ph.D. was completed at Iwate University in 1987. He was a Research Fellow at the Department of Clinical Oncology at the Cancer Institute Hospital, Tokyo (1984-1985). He was also a Research Fellow in Medicine, Division of Cancer Pharmacology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, MA (1994-1995).

Dr. Terashima currently has two important positions as Visiting Professor at Iwate Medical University (2006-Present) and Visiting Assistant Professor at Fukushima Medical University (2008-Present). Prior he was Associate Professor at the Department of Surgery at Fukushima Medical University (2002-2008). His hospital appointments include Deputy Director (2020) and Chief of Division of Gastric Surgery (2008) at the Shizuoka Cancer Center.

Memberships, Offices and Committee Assignments in Professional Societies:
Japan Surgical Society, Japanese Cancer Association, Japan Society of Clinical Oncology
Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery, Japan Society of Chemotherapy, Japanese Society of Biological Response Modifier, Japanese Society for Clinical Surgery, American Association for Cancer Research, Japanese Society for Abdominal Emergency Medicine, American Society of Clinical Oncology, International Gastric Cancer Association, Japanese Gastric Cancer Association, American College of Surgeons (Fellow), Japanese Society for Gastroenterology, Japanese Society for Clinical Oncology

Jae-Ho Cheong

Current position

General Director of the Biocluster Core Strategy Agency, Yonsei University

Bios

Dr. Jae-Ho Cheong received his Doctor of Medicine from Yonsei University, College of Medicine Seoul, South Korea (1995). His Ph.D. was completed at Yonsei University in tumor biology (2006). His residency was completed at the Department of Surgery at the College of Medicine, Yonsei University (1996-2000) and his fellowship was also at Yonsei University (2003-2005).

Of the many notable positions, Dr. Cheong serves as the Director General of the Biocluster Core Strategy Agency at Yonsei University (2020-Present), Director at the Institute for Precision Cancer Therapy at Yonsei Cancer Center (2019-Present) and as a Professor at the Department of Surgery at Yonsei (2017-Present). He also serves as the Vice Dean at Research Affairs at Yonsei University (2017-Present). His prior position was Vice Director, Office of Medical Science at Yonsei University (2012-2016).

Professional Membership:
The Korean Medical Association, The Korean Surgical Society, Korean Cancer Association,
Korean Gastric Cancer Association, The International Gastric Cancer Association (IGCA)
Korean Society of Gastroenterology, Korean Society of Surgical Oncology, Koreans Society of Biochemistry and molecular biology, Chair, Academic committee, Korean Genome Organization

Seong-Ho Kong

Current position

Clinical Professor of Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital

Bios

Dr. Kong is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the Department of Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital. He was a summa cum laude graduate of 2000 of Seoul National University College of Medicine and he graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine with his M.S. degree in 2009, and with his Ph.D. in 2013 respectively.

After his residency at Seoul National University Hospital in 2001, he was a volunteer surgeon of Korea-Thimi Friendship Hospital, Thimi, Nepal from May 2005 to April 2008. Then from 2008 to 2010, he was a Fellow of the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the Department of Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital. After the fellowship programme, he fulfilled his duty as a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the Department of Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital from April 2010 to March 2011 and he was appointed to a Clinical Assistant Professor by the same institute from March 2011 to February 2017. After his contributions to the department, he was also appointed a Clinical Associate Professor in March 2017, and he is now a Clinical Professor of the division since March 2022.
Dr. Kong is in charge of the surgical part of the center of the hospitalist at Seoul National University Hospital since January 2020, and he is also a Chief of the Division of Medical Robot and Mechatronics Research, Department of Medical Technology Innovation Research at Seoul National University Hospital since July 2020. Dr. Kong has served as a Chairperson of the Committee of residents of the Department of Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital since July 2020 as well.

His memberships and committee assignment in professional societies include the Korean Surgical Society, the Korean Gastric Cancer Association, the Korean Cancer Association, the Korean GIST study Group, the Korean Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (KSPEN), the Korean Society of Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition, the Committee of Surgical Skill in Korean Surgical Society, the Korean Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Korean Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons, and the Korean Association of Robotic Surgeons.

Minkyu Jung

Current position

Associate Professor in Medical Oncology, Yonsei Cancer Center

Bios

Dr. Min Kyu Jung received his Doctor of Medicine from Yonsei University, College of Medicine Seoul, South Korea (1999-2003). His Ph.D. was completed in Medical Science at Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea (2008-2017). His residency was also at Yonsei Medical Center (2005-2009) and his fellowship was also at Yonsei University in Medical Oncology (2009-2010).
Dr. Jung currently serves as an Associate Professor in Medical Oncology at Yonsei Cancer Center (2019-Present). He completed his appointment as Visiting Scholar in Molecular Imaging Innovations Institute at Weil Cornell Medicine, USA (2017-2019). Prior to his current position, he was an Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology also at Yonsei University (2016). of the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University (2013-Present).

Grants as a Principal Investigator
1. Grant of Korea Health Care Technology R & D Project, Ministry for Health, Welfare & Family Affairs, Republic of Korea. Jun 2009-Feb 2010. Title: MMP-2 as a Putative Biomarker for Carcinomatosis in Gastric Cancer
2. Grant of Korea Health Care Technology R & D Project, Ministry for Health, Welfare & Family Affairs, Republic of Korea. Jun 2010-Feb 2011. Title: Osteopontin as a predictive biomarker in gastric cancer treated with capetabine and oxaliplatin
3. Grant of Korean Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Mar. 2014-Feb.2017. Title: Study of oncogenic function of novel fusion gene in melanoma

Yukinori Kurokawa

Current position

Associate Professor of Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine

Bios

Dr. Yukinori Kurokawa received his Doctor of Medicine from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan (1997). His Ph.D. was completed at Osaka University in 2005. He completed two residencies. The first was completed at Osaka University Hospital at the Department of Gastroenterological Surgery (1997-1998) and the second was completed at Osaka National Hospital at Department of Surgery (1998-2001). His fellowship was completed at the Department of Gastroenterological Surgery at Osaka University Hospital (2004-2005).

Dr. Kurokawa currently serves as Associate Professor at the Department of Gastroenterological Surgery at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine (2020-Present). Previous to his current position, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Gastroenterological Surgery at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine (2010-2020).

Memberships, Offices and Committee Assignments in Professional Societies:
Editor of Gastric Cancer, Associate Editor of Annals of Gastroenterological Surgery, Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Active Member, European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Active Member

Bang Wool Eom

Current position

Researcher of the Gastric Cancer Branch, The National Cancer Center

Bios

Dr. Bang Wool Eom received his Doctor of Medicine from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 2004 in Seoul, South Korea. His Ph.D. was completed at Yonsei University, in Seoul South Korea in 2017. His residency was at the Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital (2005-2008) and his fellowship was in the field of Gastric Cancer, at the National Cancer Center (2009-2011).
Dr. Eom currently has two important positions at The National Cancer Center as Staff Surgeon (2012-Present) and Researcher at the Gastric Cancer Branch (2014-Present).
She also has research appoints as Visiting Researcher, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College of London, UK (2019-2020).

Professional Membership:
The Korean Surgical Society, The Korean Cancer Association, The Korean Gastric Cancer Association, The Korean Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, Korean Society of Surgical Oncology,
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery

Souya Nunobe

Current position

Division Director of Gastric Surgery, Gastroenterological Surgery, Cancer Institute Hospital

Bios

He is a graduate of the School of Medicine in Kumamoto University with his M.D. and in Kyoto Prefectural University with his Ph.D. After his residency, he was involved in both academe and various organizations. In December 2006, he was a Stuff Surgeon of the Department of Gastric Surgery, Metropolitan Komagome Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. He was also an assistant professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo in 2008. In 2010, he fulfilled his duty as a Stuff Surgeon of the Department of Surgery, Cancer Institute Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. He served in the Cancer Institute Hospital as Vice Director of Gastric Surgery from October 2016, and since 2019, Dr. Nunobe has been active as the director of the Department of Gastric Surgery, Cancer Institute Hospital, and has participated in a lot of JCOG clinical trials.

From a young age, he has been trained at National Cancer Center Central Hospital under the guidance of prof. Sano and prof. Sasako on surgical oncology. He has been working on minimally invasive surgery since 2005 and has been incorporating robotic surgery since 2019. He has many achievements not only in surgery and surgical oncology but also in postoperative QOL after gastrectomy and received the Nishi Memorial Award of the Japanese Gastric Cancer Association in 2007 for the paper on the postoperative QOL after pylorus-preserving gastrectomy.

His future interest is to develop surgical outcomes of gastric cancer by successfully integrating minimally invasive treatment and perioperative chemotherapy and to generate as much oncological evidence as possible.

Jun-young Yang

Current position

Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery, Gachon University Gil Medical Center

Bios

Dr. Yang is an Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery at Gachon University Gil Medical Center. He graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine with his degree of M.D.(2005), M.S.(2015), and Ph.D.(2021) respectively. His clinical interests include the gastric cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumor.

After his resident career from 2006 to 2010, he worked at the Department of Surgery in Seoul National University as a Clinical Instructor from 2013 to 2015. Then he was appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Surgery in Gachon University Gil Medical Center from 2015 to 2016. After fulfilling his duty as the Clinical Assistant Professor, he was also appointed as an Assistant Professor from the same institute from 2016 to 2021.

Seung-Soo Lee

Current position

Associate Professor of Division of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine

Bios

Dr. Seung Soo Lee received his Doctor of Medicine from The University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea( 1993-1997). He received his Ph.D. from the Ulsan College of Medicine (2007-2010). His residency was completed in radiology at Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea (1998-2002) and his clinical fellowship was in radiology also at Asan Medical Center (2005-2007). Dr. Lee has a National Medical Licence (1997) and is also certified with the Korean Board of Radiology (2002).

Dr. Lee is currently an Assistant and Associate Professor at the Division of Radiology at University of Ulsan College of Medicine (2007-present). He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Radiology at the University of California, San Diego, USA (2012-2013).

Dr. Lee has many notable publications including:
1. Choi SH, Lee SS, Park SH, Kim KM, Yu E, Park Y, Shin YM, Lee MG. LI-RADS Classification and Prognosis of Primary Liver Cancers at Gadoxetic Acid-enhanced MRI. Radiology. 2019 Feb;290(2):388-397. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018181290.
2. Park HJ, Lee SS, Park B, Yun J, Sung YS, Shim WH, Shin YM, Kim SY, Lee SJ, Lee M. Radiomics analysis of gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI for staging liver fibrosis. Radiology. 2019 Feb;290(2):380-387. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018181197.
3. Byun J, Lee SS, Sung YS, Shin Y, Yun J, Kim HS, Yu ES, Lee SG, Lee MG. CT indices for the diagnosis of hepatic steatosis using non-enhanced CT images: development and validation of diagnostic cut-off values in a large cohort with pathological reference standard. Eur Radiol. 2019 Aug;29(8):4427-4435. doi: 10.1007/s00330-018-5905-1.

Seokhwi Kim

Current position

Assistant Professor of Department of Pathology, Ajou University School of Medicine

Bios

Dr. Seok-hwi Kim received his Doctor of Medicine from CHA University, Graduate School of Medicine in Gyeonggi-Do, Korea (2007-2011). He received his Ph.D. at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (2016-2020). His residency was at the Samsung Medical Center at the Department of Pathology (2012-2016). His internship was also at the Samsung Medical Center (2011-2012).

Dr. Kim is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Korea (2021-present). Prior to his professorship, he was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathology at Ajou University (2020-2021).

Dr. Kim has many notable representative papers published including:
1. Kim S, Ahn JM, Bae WJ, Han JH, Lee D. Quantitation of ligand is critical for ligand-dependent MET signalling activation and determines MET-targeted therapeutic response in gastric cancer. Gastric Cancer 2021 May 24(3):577-588.
2. Kim S, Bae WJ, Ahn JM, Heo JH, Kim KM, Choi KW, Sung CO, Lee D. MicroRNA signatures associated with lymph node metastasis in intramucosal gastric cancer. Modern Pathology 2021 Mar 34(3):672-683.
3. Kim S, Kim N, Lee J, Kim S, Hong J, Son S, Heo WD. Dynamic Fas signaling network regulates neural stem cell proliferation and memory enhancement. Science Advances 2020 Apr 22;6:eaaz9691.
4. Kim S, Park C, Ji Y, Kim DG, Bae H, van Vrancken M, Kim DH, Kim KM. Deamination Effects in Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Tissue Samples in the Era of Precision Medicine. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2017 Jan 19(1):137-146.
5. Choi S, Cho SI, Ma M, Park S, Pereira S, Aum BJ, Shin S, Paeng K, Yoo D, Jung W, Ock CY, Lee SH, Choi YL, Chung JH, Mok TS, Kim H, Kim S. Artificial intelligence-powered PD-L1 analyser reduces inter-observer variation in tumour proportion score for non-small cell lung cancer with better prediction of immunotherapy response. European Journal of Cancer 2022 May 13;170:17-26. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2022.04.011. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35576849.

Ji Yong Ahn

Current position

Professor of College of Medicine, University of Ulsan,

Bios

Dr. Ji Yong Ahn received his Doctor of Medicine from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea (1995-2001). He graduated with his Ph.D. from Chung-Ang University (2005-2010). His residency was at the Department of Internal Medicine at Chung-Ang University (2002-2006) and his fellowship was at the Division of Gastroenterology at the Department of Internal Medicine Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan (2009-2011).

Dr. Anh is currently a Professor at the University of Ulsan, College of Medicine at the Catholic University of Korea (2022-current). Prior to his professorship, he was a Visiting Associate Professor (2018-2019) at the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University Medical Center and an Associate Professor (2016-2022) at the University of Ulsan, College of Medicine.

Dae Young Cheung

Current position

Professor of College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea

Bios

Dr. Dae Young Cheung received his Doctor of Medicine from The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine (1996). He graduated with his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of Korea (2010). His residency (2000-2003) and his fellowship (2004-2005) were both completed at The Catholic University of Korea, St. Mary’s Hospital.
Dr. Cheung is currently a Professor of Medicine at the Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea (2015-present).

Published Books:
Endoscopic treatment for gastrointestinal tumors (co-author, 2009)
Capsule endoscopy (co-author, 2008)
Clinical Roadmap of Internal Medicine (co-author, 2010)
Gastric cancer and gastrointestinal diseases (co-author, 2019)

Memberships:
The Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research
The Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
The Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
The Korean Society of Gastroenterology
The Korean Association of Internal Medicine
Advisory Board Member of Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA)
Advisory Board Member of National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA)

Hyo-Joon Yang

Current position

Associate Professor of Department of Internal Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University

Bios

Dr. Yang graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea earning his M.D. in 2005. In 2010, he achieved the M.S. in Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Seoul National University, and in 2015 he earned another M.S. in Clinical Trials of International Programme at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, United Kingdom. Achieving his Ph.D. in Medicine from Graduate School of Medicine, Seoul National University in 2018, he has been an active advocate of his medical field.

His both academic and professional involvements experiences include his status as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea from 2015 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2022 respectively, and as an Associate Editor of BMC Gastroenterology from May 2019 to February 2022. Now he has contributed to the Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University as an Associate Professor since March 2022.

Dr. Yang has published various scientific publications as the main author as well as has participated in professional memberships, including the Korean Society of Gastroenterology since 2013, the Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research since 2013, the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy since 2014, and the Korean Gastric Cancer Association since 2020 to present.

Jong Yeul Lee

Current position

Deputy Director of National Cancer Center

Bios

Dr. Jong Yeul Lee received his Ph.D. at Dongguk University College of Medicine in 2011. He completed his master’s degree at the Seoul National University Hospital (2007). His residency was at the Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital (2002) and his fellowship was in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital (2006).

Dr. Lee currently is the Deputy Director at National Cancer Center (2021-Present). Prior to this position, he served as the Head of the Endoscopy Center and Chief of Gastroenterology both at the National Cancer Center (2019-2021). Dr. Lee was also Visiting Scholar at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA (2016-2017).

Professional Membership:
Korean Society of Internal Medicine, Korean Society of Gastroenterology, Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research, Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer,
Korean Gastric Cancer Association, Guideline Task Force, Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Scientific Committee, Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research, Chair of Multidisciplinary Committee, Korean Gastric Cancer Association, Director of the Practice Guideline Committee, Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research, Scientific Committee, Korean Society of Gastroenterology

Osamu Goto

Current position

Doctor of Nippon Medical School Hospital

Bios

Dr. Osamu Goto received his medical license in May of 2002 in Japan.

Dr. Goto currently works at Nippon Medical School Hospital (2018-Present). Prior he was working at Keio University Hospital (2011-2018) and The University of Tokyo Hospital (2006-2011).

Specialty of Medical and Scientific Societies:
Specialist of:
-The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine,
-The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
-The Japan Gastroenterology Endoscopy Society

Research focus:
-Advanced therapeutic endoscopy in a gastrointestinal tract including ESD, LECS, POEM, endoscopic suturing, EFTR

Jimmy So

Current position

Head of Upper GI Surgery Service, National University Hospital

Bios

Prof Jimmy So graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1991. He received his surgical training at National University Hospital, Singapore. He was trained in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Bariatric Surgery, Therapeutic Endoscopy, and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He received fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA. He was also appointed as visiting consultant surgeon in Esophageal and Gastric Surgery at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

He established a multidisciplinary program for Esophageal and Gastric cancers (Upper GI Tumour Group) in NUH in 2005. He received fellowship training in gastric and esophageal cancer surgery in Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong. He also established the Centre for Obesity Management and Surgery (COMS)- a multidisciplinary service for morbid obesity and bariatric surgery. He pioneered peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), minimally invasive surgery for gastric cancer, intraperitoneal chemotherapy, and pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) in Singapore.

He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers (H Index of 48, Total citations 8726 according to Google Scholar in March 2022) and received over S$10 million research grants for his research work in these areas. He was invited regularly to speak at International Gastric Cancer Congress, Annual Scientific Meetings of the Japanese Gastric Cancer Association, and Korean International Gastric Cancer Week.

Hyoung-Il Kim

Current position

Bios

Dr. Hyoungil Kim received his Doctor of Medicine from Yonsei University, College of Medicine in 2000 in Seoul, South Korea. His Ph.D. was also completed at Yonsei University, College of Medicine in 2018. His residency was at the Department of Surgery at Yonsei University, College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea (2001-2005) and his fellowship was at the Severance Hospital, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University (2008-2009).
Dr. Min currently serves as an Associate Professor at the Department of Surgery in Yonsei University, College of Medicine (2019-current). Of the many positions prior to this he was a research fellow in Molecular Imaging at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada (2018-2020). He served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Surgery, Yonsei University (2009-2013) and as a Public Health Doctor at the Xenotransplant Research Center (2005-2008).

Research projects he has completed or is currently working on include:
2021 (KHIDI) Cohort study comparing surgeon stress, utilization of surgical instruments, surgical outcomes according to surgical approach for gastrectomy
2019 (2019R1H1A2079953) IHC and transcriptomic analysis of tumor infiltrating immune cells
2018 (Intuitive surgical clinical research grant) Prospective comparison of surgical outcomes with using integrated robotic technology versus conventional laparoscopy for gastric cancer surgery
2017 (2017M3A9C8064887) Development of Autologous memory T cell/DC therapy for Gastric Cancer through targeting the hidden multi-epitopes

Jae-Seok Min

Current position

Gastrointestinal surgical oncologist of the Department of Surgery, Dongnam Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences, Cancer Center

Bios

Dr. Jae-Seok Min received his Doctor of Medicine from Kyungpook National University, College of Medicine in 2001 in Daegu, South Korea. His Ph.D. was also completed at Kyungpook National University, College of Medicine in 2012. His residency was at the Department of Surgery at Daegu Fatima Hospital in Daegu South Korea (2004-2008) and his fellowship was related to Gastrointestinal Surgery, at the Korea Cancer Center Hospital in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Min currently serves as a gastrointestinal surgical oncologist at the Department of Surgery at the Dongnam Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences, Cancer Center, in Busan, Korea.

Research projects he has completed or is currently working on include:
1. Principal Investigator (2015-2018) Research Project Title: Development of real-time capable RFID transmission module detector, within 30 seconds with an error precision 5mm detection of tumor location during micro-invasive surgery for treatment of early gastric and colon cancers. (Supported by Technology Innovation program of Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea)
2. Principal Investigator, (2018-2021) Research Project Title: Multicenter Historical Cohort Study Comparing Efficacy of S-1 Monotherapy and XELOX Regimen as Adjuvant Chemotherapy For Patients With Stage II And III Gastric Cancers After Radical Gastrectomy. (Supported by Korean Gastric Cancer Association)
3. Principal Investigator (2019), Research Project Title: Development of a Non-radioactive Tumor Detection System for Laparoscopic Surgery by Real-time Quantitative Assessment of Fluorescence Intensity. (Supported by Dongnam Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences (DIRAMS) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT).

Kyung Won Kim

Current position

Associate Professor of Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, Ulsan College of Medicine

Bios

Dr. Kim is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology of Asan Medical Center, Ulsan College of Medicine. He is also an Associate Director of Asan Image Metrics (Co-Founder) as well as a CEO of Trial Informatics (Founder). Dr. Kim graduated from the College of Medicine, Seoul National University, achieving his M.D. degree (2009) and Ph.D. (2012) After his residency in Radiology as a Chief Resident and Resident of the Year at Seoul National University Hospital, he finished the fellowship in Abdominal Radiology from the same institute in 2011. He also finished the fellowship in Cancer Imaging from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham Women’s Hospital in 2013.

As participating in various medical activities, he has been given awards including the Best Scientific Exhibition Award by the Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology (2008), Best Scientific Paper Award by the Asian Congress of Abdominal Radiology (2009), RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) Roentgen Research Fellow Award by RSNA (2013), and Magna Cum Laude, Scientific Research by ISMRM (2017). He has also been awarded different national awards including the Best Award of Community-based hypertension control contest by the National Hypertension Center (2004), Best Scientific Paper Award by Korean Society of Abdominal Radiology (2010), Best Scientific Presentation Award by KSAR (2011), and Best Scientific Presentation Award by the Korean Congress of Radiology (2015), (2016), (2017).

Now Dr. Kim is also fulfilling his academic contribution as a Section Editor of Hepatobiliary and Upper Gastrointestinal Imagine, Cancer Imagine, and as a Fellow of the International Cancer Imaging Society.

Kohei Shitara

Current position

Chief of the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East

Bios

Dr. Kohei Shitara is a Chief of the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa in Japan. He received his medical degree from Tohoku University School of Medicine in 2002.

Dr. Sitara is an active member of ASCO and ESMO. He has been working as ESMO faculty member for Gastrointestinal Tumors, upper digestive faculty group for 2021-2025. He is also a member of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, the Japanese Society of Medical Oncology (JSMO), and the Japanese Gastric Cancer Association. He also acts as one of the organizing members for Japanese gastric cancer treatment guidelines. Main research interests include developments of new anti-cancer agents, optimal chemotherapy regimens for gastrointestinal cancer, and translational research.

He is the primary investigator or study coordinator of several sponsor-initiated trials or investigator-initiated trials for gastric or colorectal cancer: He acts as one of the steering committee members of several ongoing global studies in the field of GI cancers. He has reported around 200 peer-review publications including approximately 100 articles as 1st author or corresponding author in these fields.

Do-Youn, Oh

Current position

Professor of Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine

Bios

Dr. Oh is a Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology, the Department of Internal Medicine at Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea since September 2016. She graduated from the College of Medicine, Seoul National University with honor and scholarship graduate first on the list in 1997 and she was given her degree of Master's and Ph.D. in Medicine from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 2002 and 2004 respectively.

After finishing the residency course at the Department of Internal Medicine and fellowship in Hematology/Medical Oncology, both in Seoul National University Hospital, she was appointed as a faculty member of the Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital from March 2003 to February 2006. Then she was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital from March 2006 to February 2012. She also held office as an Associate Professor of the same institute from March 2012 to August 2016. Dr. Oh fulfilled her duty as a Visiting Assistant Professor of the Department of Systems Biology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA as well.

Acknowledging her contributions to the medical field, she was awarded many honors including Merit Award, 2002 ASCO Annual meeting(2002), Award of Minister of Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development of Korea(2002), Best Presentation Award by Seoul National University College of Medicine(2010), Myung, Joo-Wan Research Award by Seoul National University College of Medicine(2012)(2016), Young Investigator Award by Korean Association for Clinical Oncology(2013), Shim, Ho-Seob Research Award by Seoul National University College of Medicine(2017), and Research Award by Seoul National University College of Medicine(2018).

She has been involved in various clinical trials (over 300 trials) including Sponsor-initiated trials and Investor-initiated trials as Global Coordinating Investigator, Principle investigator or Co-investigator. (Phase I including first-in human study, phase II, phase III, International study) and she received GCP(Good Clinical Practice) training and Investigator Advanced Education of Clinical Trials Professionals every year.

Charles Rabkin

Current position

Senior Investigator of Excepted Service Appointment

Bios

Dr. Rabkin graduated from Brown University with his M.D., in Medicine in 1981. In 1988, he achieved his M.Sc. in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He completed his visiting fellowship at the Division of Infectious Disease, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Rabkin has gained various board certifications and licensure including the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine, Physician and Surgeon (Medical Board of California), and Physician (Georgia Composite Board of Medical Examiners).

After his achievement of M.Sc. in Epidemiology in 1988, he has been appointed to many positions including the Medical Epidemiologist from Center for Prevention Services, Centers for Disease Control(1988-1989), the Medical Epidemiologist from Viral Epidemiology Section at the National Cancer Institute(1989-1992), HIV-Cancer Coordinator from Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch at National Cancer Institute(1992-2014), the Senior Investigator of Clinical Genetics Branch at National Cancer Institute(2001-2002), the Adjunct Investigator of Laboratory of Genetics of Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute(2005-2008), the Commissioned Officer of U.S. Public Health Service as a Captain(2000), and the Tenured investigator of Research Officer Group(1999-2014). Now he is the Senior Investigator of Excepted Service Appointment under Title 42 since 2014.

Acknowledging his contributions to the medical societies, he has been awarded various awards, scholarships, and other honors including the U.S. Public Health Service Commendation Medal for research on HIV-related cancer(1994), U.S. Public Health Service Foreign Duty Award for field investigations and humanitarian assistance in Africa(1995), and U.S. Public Health Service Outstanding Service Medal for molecular epidemiologic studies of HIV and H. pylori-related cancers(2001). Dr. Rabkin has also committed to his academic research, publishing more than 235 publications as the main author.

Hitoshi Katai

Current position

Hospital Director of Department of Surgery. KKS Tachikawa Hospital

Bios

Dr. Katai is a Hospital Director of the Department of Surgery at KKS Tachikawa Hospital. He graduated from School of Medicine, Keio University in 1982 and in 1991, he was given Ph.D.
He was a council member of the Japanese Gastric Cancer Association and Congress President 90th Annual Meeting of the Japan Gastric Cancer Association. Dr. Katai was also a councilor of the Japanese Society for Endoscopic Surgery, as well as a councilor of the Japanese Cancer Association. He has served as an associate editor of the World Journal of Surgery.
Acknowledging his great contributions to the medical field, he has been awarded a number of honors including ISSAC LINDLEY Award by Peruvian Cancer Foundation(1992), Tamiya Memorial Award by National Cancer Center and the Foundation for Promotion of Cancer Research, Tokyo(2008), Honorary Diploma of Romanian Society of Surgery(2014), Nishi Memorial Award in Gastric Cancer by the Japanese Gastric Cancer Association(2011)(2018)(2021), and Sasako Mitsuru Award by Japan Clinical Oncology Group(2019).
His research interest is to improve outcome for both advanced gastric cancer and minimal invasive function preserving surgery for early gastric cancer. Dr. Katai has been conducting multi-institutional clinical trials as a member institute for Japan Clinical Oncology Group and he also has been conducting two trials for laparoscopic-assisted gastrectomy as a principle investigator. He was carried several translational studies such as genomic scanning in gastric cancer metastasis risk factor in cooperation with the National Cancer Center Research Institute.

Han-Hong Lee

Current position

Professor of Department of Surgery, Catholic University of Korea

Bios

Dr. Lee is currently a professor in the Department of Surgery, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, the Catholic University of Korea from March 2019. He graduated from the College of Medicine, the Catholic University of Korea with his Master’s Degree in 2002 and with his Ph.D. in 2012. After his residency from 2002 to 2006, and his fellowship from 2009 to 2012, Dr. Lee was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital, the Catholic University of Korea from March 2012 to March 2015. Then he was also appointed as an Associate Professor in the same institute from April 2015 to November 2016. Before his current position, he has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, the Catholic University of Korea from December 2016 to February 2019.
Dr. Lee has been involved in editing experience including an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Gastric Cancer(2013.4. ~), Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery(2020.4. ~), and Assistant Editor of Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition from May 2014 to April 2018.

Acknowledging his contribution to the academic field, he has been received various awards including the Best Presentation Award by the Korean Gastric Cancer Association(2011), Young Investigators Award of 84th Japanese Gastric Cancer Association(2012), Best Professor Award by the College of Medicine, the Catholic University of Korea(2012), Award for Best Oral Presentation by 10th International Gastric Cancer Congress(2013), and Excellent Investigator Award by Korean Gastric Cancer Association(2015)(2016).
His medical interest and specialties include Stomach Cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, and Gastroesophageal reflux Surgery.

Sang-Ho Jeong

Current position

Professor of Department of Surgery, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine

Bios

Dr. Jeong graduated from Gyeongsang National University, College of Pre-medicine and Medicine, earning his M.D. in 1999. He also earned his Master's Degree in 2007 and Ph.D. Degree in 2011 from Gyeongsang National University Graduate School respectively. After his internship and residency at Gyeongsang National University Hospital and Fellowship in Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital, he has actively participated in educational contributions. He was an Assistant Professor of the Department of Surgery, Gyeongsang National University Hospital from March 2008 to August 2014. From December 2012 to April 2014, he was a Visiting Research Scholar of the Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA. After fulfilling his research from the United States, he was appointed as an Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine from September 2014 to August 2020. Now, he has been continuing his duty as a professor of the Department of Surgery, Gyeongsang National University, School of Medicine in Gyeongsang National University Changwon Hospital, Changwon, South Korea.

Dr. Jeong is one of the staunch advocates of the medical field, joining in various professional memberships. These include the Korean Surgical Society Specialist, Gastrointestinal Subspecialist, the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the Korean Gastric Cancer Association, the Korean Cancer Association, the Korean Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, the Korean Society of Surgical Oncology, and the Korean Society of Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition.

Tsuyoshi Takahashi

Current position

Associate Professor of Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Medical Education Center

Bios

Dr. Tsuyoshi Takahashi received his Doctor of Medicine from Osaka University in 1998. His Ph.D. was also completed at Osaka University in 2008. He completed two residencies. The first was completed at Rinku General Hospital at the Department of Surgery (1999-2001) and the second was completed at Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health (2001-2002).

Dr. Takahashi currently serves as Associate Professor at the Department of Gastroenterological Surgery at the Medical Education Center (2020-Present). Before his current position, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Gastroenterological Surgery at Osaka University Hospital (2011-2020).

Dong-Jin Kim

Current position

Associate Professor at the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Eunpyeong St. Mary’s

Bios

Dr. Dong Jin Kim received his Doctor of Medicine from The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea, Medical School in 2016. His Ph.D. was also completed at The Catholic University of Korea, Graduate School (2012-2016). His residency was at the Department of Surgery at Department of Surgery, Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital (2012-2014). He received his board certification in 2009 and served as a Military Doctor (2009-2012).
Dr. Kim currently works as an Associate Professor at the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Eunpyeong St. Mary’s (2020-present) and prior to that at St. Paul’s Hospital as an Assistant Professor (2016-2020).

Notable publications include:
1. Yoo HJ, Kim TJ, Kim DJ, Kim W. Role of COX2 as a Biomarker for Estimating Survival of Patients with Clinical Stage I Gastric Cancer. Anticancer Res. 2020;40(1):341-7.
2. Kim DJ, Jeena MT, Kim OH, Hong HE, Seo H, Ryu JH, et al. Novel Therapeutic Application of Self-Assembly Peptides Targeting the Mitochondria in In Vitro and In Vivo Experimental Models of Gastric Cancer. Int J Mol Sci. 2020;21(17).
3. Chung YJ, Kim JH, Kim DJ, Kim JJ. Successful Management of a Tracheo-gastric Conduit Fistula after a Three-field Esophagectomy with Combined Sternocleidomastoid Muscle Rotation Flap and Histoacryl Injection Treatment. J Gastric Cancer. 2020;20(4):454-60.
4. Yoo HJ, Kim DJ. Case Report: Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome following Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding. J Metab Bariatr Surg. 2019;8(1):4.

Seiichiro Kanaya

Current position

Clinical Professor of Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Kyoto University

Bios

Dr. Seiichiro Kanaya received his Doctor of Medicine from Shiga University of Medical Science in Ohtsu, Japan (1984). His residency was at the Second Department of Surgery at Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital (1984-1986).
Dr. Kanaya currently holds three important positions. He is an established Clinical Professor at the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Kyoto University (2014-present). He is Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Upper GI Surgery, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Japan (2011-Present). He is also Director at the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Osaka Red Cross Hospital (2014-Present). Prior to his current positions, he was an Assistant Director at the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Osaka Red Cross Hospital (2011-2014) and Associate Professor at the Department of Upper GI Surgery, Fujita Health University in Toyoake, Japan (2007-2011).

Professional and Society Memberships
Japan Surgical Society, Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery, Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, American College of Surgeons
Councillor, Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Japanese Gastric Cancer Association, Japan Esophageal Society

Honors and Awards
Koikai Prize of Shiga University of Medical Science Award (2007), Ogami Award, Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery (2017)

Lu Zang

Current position

Professor of Department of General Surgery, JiaoTong University

Bios

Dr. Lu Zhang currently serves as the Vice Director and Professor at the Department of General Surgery at Ruijin Hospital, JiaoTong University. He has been the Governor at ELSA (Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia), committee member of CSLES (Chinese Society of Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery, Vice chairman , Youth committee , CGCA (Chinese gastric cancer association), Vice chairman ,Committee of Surgical Media and Education, CCS(Chinese College of Surgeons), Vice chairman, Youth Committee, Chinese Society of Surgical Oncology (CSSO), Youth committee member, Surgery Branch of CMA(Chinese Medical Association.

Hak-Soo Choi

Current position

Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Bios

Dr. Hak Soo Choi is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and faculty of Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, and Director of the Bioengineering & Nanomedicine Program of Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Choi received a Ph.D. degree in Nanomedicine from Japan Advanced Science and Technology in 2004. After postdoc training in the field of Gene and Drug Delivery, he extended his research into Molecular Imaging at Harvard. Since 2008, his laboratory focuses on the development of targeted contrast agents for tissue-specific imaging, which can be used for the diagnosis and treatment of human cancer by specifically visualizing the target tissue via mode/mechanism of action and by avoiding nonspecific uptake in normal background tissues.

Current Positions:
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Bioimaging & Nanomedicine Program, GCMI, Department of Radiology, MGH
Faculty, Dana Farber-Harvard Cancer Center (DF-HCC)
Faculty, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST)
Faculty, Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Honors and Awards
2021 - Distinguished Investigator Award, Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research, Washington, DC
2018 - Finalist, Johnson & Johnson Innovation QuickFire Challenge, New York, NY
2016 - Boston Biomedical Innovation Center Pilot Award (2016)/Drive Award (2018), Boston, MA
2015 - CAO Pilot Grant Award for Faculty Development, BIDMC, Boston, MA

Sun-Young Kong

Current position

Chief Scientist, Targeted Therapy Branch, Division of Rare and Refractory Cancer, Research Institute, National Cancer Center (NCC)

Bios

Dr. Kong is a Chief Scientist of Targeted Therapy Branch, Division of Rare and Refractory Cancer, Research Institute, National Cancer Center (NCC), and she is also a Faculty of Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hospital, NCC, as well as a professor of Department of Cancer Biomedical Science, NCC-GCSP(Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy).

Dr. Kong received her degree in medicine from Ewha Womens University and in 2005, she also received a Ph.D. from Sungkyunkwan University Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Kong finished a clinical fellowship at Samsung Medical Center & NCC, and after the program, she’s been a faculty of the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the National Cancer Center since 2005. She was a Senior Scientist in Hematologic Malignancies Branch at National Cancer Center from 2009 to 2012. She was a Chief of Translational Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Center from 2013 to 2017 and in the same year, in 2017 she was a Chief of Translational Research Branch from NCC. After her contribution as a Chief to the Flow Cytometry Unit of NCC from 2017 to 2019, she has fulfilled her duty as a Chief of the Department of Laboratory Medicine, NCC from 2018 to 2021.
She is a member of many professional societies such as the Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine, the Korean Cancer Association, the Korean Society of Medical Oncology, the Korean Society for Genetic Diagnostics, and the Korea Genome Organization.

Shun Jin Ryu

Current position

Professor of Department of Digestive Surgery, Kawaguchi Municipal Medical Center

Bios

Dr. Shunjin Ryu currently works at the Department of Digestive Surgery at Kawaguchi Municipal Medical Center. He received his Doctor of Medicine from The Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo. He also graduated with a Ph.D. from the Department of Surgery at The Jikei University.
Dr. Ryu completed his internship at the Jikei University School of Medicine Hospital. After completing his internship, Dr. Ryu worked at the Department of Surgery, Koshinkai Shiomidai Hospital between 2014 and 2015. He worked at the Department of Surgery, International University of Health and Welfare Hospital between 2013 and 2014. His previous position was at the Department of Surgery, The Jikei University School of Medicine Daisan Hospital between 2015 to 2016.
He is a member of many professional societies such as Board-Certified Surgeon (Japan Surgical Society), Board-Certified Surgeon in Gastroenterology (The Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery), Board-Certified Surgeon in Coloproctology (The Japanese Society of Coloproctology) and The councilor of The Japan society of endoscopic surgery.

Felix Berlth

Current position

Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University Clinic of Mainz

Bios

Dr. Berlth graduated from the University of Medicine, the University of Cologne in 2012. After completing his internship programs at Philippine General Hospital in Manila(2011), and the University Hospital of Cologne(2012), he was trained as a Surgical Trainee in the Department of General, Visceral and Cancer Surgery at the University of Cologne from December 2012 to April 2017 under the instruction of Prof. A.H. Hölscher (-04/2016) and Prof. C. Bruns since June 2016 respectively. He was a Research Fellow in the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital receiving the DFG(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; “German Research Foundation”) scholarship, under the instruction of Prof. H.K. Yang from May 2017 to June 2019. Since August 2019, Dr. Berlth has worked for the Department of General, Visceral, and Transplant Surgery, University Clinic of Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany, Upper GI Surgery Subdivision.

He has been actively involved in academic opportunities around the world, giving his original lectures with the fresh insight, such as Polish Surgical Society 2017, Krakow, Poland(2017), SKY Meeting for the Surgical Youth, Porto, Portugal(2018), the Korean-German Session for the Korean International Gastric Cancer Congress(2019), ESDO Annual Meeting on Digestive Cancer(2019), Seoul International Gastric Cancer Forum, Seoul, South Korea(2020), and German Surgical Society Meeting, Leipzig, Germany(2022). He has been given awards including the Erasmus-Heussner award of the Rhenish-Westfalian Surgical Association(2010), Poster award from the International Gastric Cancer Congress (IGCC), Verona(2012), and Travel Award of the Japanese Society of Gastric Cancer (JGCA), JGCA meeting 02/2019 Shizuoka(2019).

Paolo Morgagni, MD

Current position

Forlì G. B. Morgagni-L, Pierantoni General Hospital, Bologna University

Bios

Dr. Morgagni has been working in the surgical department of Forlì G. B. Morgagni-L. Pierantoni General Hospital where, since 2007, he has held the position of “High Professional Task in Gastric Cancer” and is the hospital coordinator in charge of the department’s team and oversees the multidisciplinary Oncologic Gastric Cancer Group.
In 1985, he received his Doctor of Medicine from Bologna University and started his career as a General Surgeon at Bologna University. Dr. Morgagni completed two internships in 2000 at the Gastric Cancer Center at the Tokyo National Cancer Center and in 2018 at the National University Hospital of Seoul both in the field of Gastric Cancer Treatment.
Dr. Morgagni is currently a partner of the Italian Surgical Society (SIC), on the Directive Board of the Italian Surgical Oncologic Society (SICO), and he is also a member of the Hospital Surgeon Society (ACOI).

Young Soo Park

Current position

Professor, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan

Bios

Prof. Young Soo Park has obtained his Pre-Med Degree at the College of Medicine, Seoul National University, and continued on to receive his MD and PhD in Pathology.

His residency was at Seoul National University Hospital, and he completed his training with fellowships at the Asan Medical Center in Diagnostic Pathology.

He was board certified by the Korean Board of Pathology in 2004 and worked at the Armed Forces Seoul Hospital between 2005 to 2007. Afterwards, he worked as an appointed pathologist at the Asan Medical Center in 2009; assistant professor, and associate professor at the University of Ulsan, College of Medicine‘s Pathology Department. Prior to his current position, he worked as a research fellow (visiting scholar) at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center in Case Western Reserve University.

Prof. Park is a member of the “Korean Society of Pathologists”, “Korean Gastrointestinal Pathology Society”, “Korean Pulmonary Pathology Society”, “Korean Cancer Association”, “Korean Society of Medical Oncology”, and “Korean Association for the Study of Lung Cancer”.

Professor Park’s research focuses on gastric cancer, and he had published numerous research papers on this topic. In addition to his research activities, his editorial activities include; a manuscript reviewer of the “Cancer Research and Treatment”, “Cancer Letters”, “APMIS”, “Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine”, “Annals of Surgical Oncology”, editorial board member of “Journal of Korean Medical Science”, and an associate editor of “Journal of Gastric Cancer”.

Baek-hui Kim

Current position

Professor, Department of Pathology, KUMC Guro Hospital

Bios

Prof. Kim is currently working as a Professor at the Department of Pathology, Korea University Guro Hospital.

Prof. Kim has graduted from the College of Medicine, Seoul National University in 1999. After completing his M.D Degree, he obtained Ph.D. in Pathology from the same university in 2008.

Professor Kim’s career timeline starts from clinical instructor at the Department of Pathology, SNU Bundang Hospital based in Gyeonggi-do back in 2008. Afterwards, he worked as an associate professor at the Department of Pathology, Korea University Guro Hospital from 2009 til 2019. 

Before working as a professor at the Korea University Guro Hospital, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Pathology, AVSP (Academic Visitor and Scholar Program), H. Lee. Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, USA.

Hye Seung Lee

Current position

Professor, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University

Bios

Prof. Hye Seung Lee, was born and raised in Korea, where she attended Seoul National University College of Medicine for her MD degree. She later attended Graduate School of Seoul National University’s M.S program and continued on to obtain her Ph.D in Pathology in 2002.

  Prior to Department of Pathology in SNU College of Medicine, Prof. Lee worked at the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital as an Associate Professor, and a Guest Researcher at the National Institute of Health /National Cancer Institute, Molecular Oncology Branch/ based in Maryland, USA.

Ae-Sun Shin

Current position

Professor at Department of Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University

Bios

Dr. Jae Myung Park received his Doctor of Medicine from The Catholic University of Korea in 1996. His residency focused on internal medicine at Gangnam St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul, South Korea (1997-2001) and his fellowship was related to Gastroenterology at Gangnam St. Mary’s Hospital (2004-2006).
Dr. Park is currently an established professor at the Division of Gastroenterology, College of Medicine at the Catholic University of Korea (2014-present). Prior to his professorship, he was a visiting scientist (2011-2012) at the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. His research field includes endoscopic treatment, molecular imaging, and biomarkers for gastrointestinal cancer.

Dr. Park has many notable representative papers published including:
1. Assessment of Cimetropium Bromide Use for the Detection of Gastric Neoplasms During Esophagogastroduodenoscopy. JAMA Network Open (2022)
2. Identification and Validation of LGR5-binding Peptide for Molecular Imaging of Gastric Cancer. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. (2021)
3. Prediction model for curative endoscopic submucosal dissection of undifferentiated-type early gastric cancer. Surg Endosc. (2022)

Shomei Ryozawa

Current position

Professor and Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology
Director, Endoscopy Center,Saitama Medical University International Medical Center

Bios

Dr. Shomei Ryozawa is currently Professor and Chairman at the Department of Gastroenterology and Director at the Endoscopy Center Saitama Medical University International Medical Center (2013). He graduated from the Yamaguchi University School of Medicine in 1991 and graduated with a Ph.D. in 1997 from Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine.
His research interest is in Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is an expert in ERCP and Interventional EUS, and has been invited for many international meetings and live demonstrations. He has worked at Hamburg University and learned advanced endoscopic procedures from Prof. Nib Soehendra between 2000 to 2001. Prior to his current position, Dr. Ryozawa worked as an Associate Professor at the Digestive Disease Center at Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital between 2011-2013. He worked as an Associate Professor at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Yamaguchi University Hospital between 2007-2010 and he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Yamaguchi University Hospital between 2003-2007.

Takahiro Kinoshita

Current position

MD, PhD, FACS, Gastric Surgery Division, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan

Bios

Dr. Takahiro Kinoshita currently works in the Gastric Surgery Division at the National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan. He received his MD in 1994 and Ph.D. in 1999 from Kanazawa University in Japan. From the very first point of his clinical career, he had believed that surgery must be as minimally invasive as possible for cancer treatment, and that idea led him to study under the supervision of renowned surgeon Dr. Gerhard Buess in the Division of Minimal Invasive Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Eberhard-Karls University of Tuebingen (Germany) in 2001-2003.

Dr. Kinoshita has focused on the minimal invasive gastric/esophagogastric junction cancer surgery, and now his experiences are more extended to not only laparoscopic surgery (since 2003) but also robotic surgery (since 2014). His experiences reached around 1800 laparoscopic surgeries and 300 robotic surgeries.

Since then, Dr. Kinoshita has focused on minimally invasive gastric/esophagogastric junction cancer surgery, and now his experiences are more extended to not only laparoscopic surgery (since 2003) but also robotic surgery (since 2014). His experiences reached around 1800 laparoscopic surgeries and 300 robotic surgeries.

Dr. Kinoshita has published more than 180 peer-reviewed articles, conducted and attended multi-institutional clinical trials, demonstrated more than twenty live surgeries in many countries (China, Vietnam, Russia and Korea). He has also served on editorial boards of Gastric Cancer, and editorial committee of Japanese Gastric Cancer Treatment Guidelines, since 2022 director of JGCA (Japan Gastric Cancer Association). He is one of the core members of JCOG (Japan Clinical Oncology Group), primary investigator of JCOG1809 study. He focuses on education of the young doctors, and has trained both many domestic and oversea doctors at his hospitals so far.

Toshikazu Ushijima

Current position

Chief of the Epigenomics Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute (NCCRI), Tokyo

Bios

Dr. Toshikazu Ushijima is currently the Chief of the Epigenomics Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute (NCCRI), Tokyo, and the Deputy Director of Japan Health Research Promotion Bureau. He graduated from the University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 1986, and started basic research in 1989.

His research interest is translational epigenomics, stemming from his establishment of one of the first genome-wide screening methods for differences in DNA methylation in 1997. Since then, he established the concept of epigenetic field cancerization, and clinically demonstrated that the degree of a field can be used for precision cancer risk diagnosis. He further showed that Helicobacter pylori infection-triggered inflammation is critical for induction of aberrant DNA methylation, not only in epithelial cells but also in fibroblasts. In neuroblastoma, he found that CpG island methylator phenotype is closely associated with poor prognosis, closer than MYCN amplification.

He served as a Senior Editor for Cancer Research (2010-2017), and is serving as an Associate Editor for Cancer Letters, Gastric Cancer, and Cancer Science. He has received the Incitement (1997) and Mauvernay (2009) awards of the Japanese Cancer Association, the President award of the NCC (2012), the Tahara award of the Japanese Gastroenterological Carcinogenesis Society (2012), the Uehara Helicobacter award of the Japanese Helicobacter Society (2013), the Bälz award of Boehringer-Ingelheim company (2018), and the Academic Award of Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund (2018).

Waku Hatta

Current position

Assistant professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine

Bios

Dr. Hatta is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Gastroenterology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Hatta received his degree in medicine from Kanazawa University Medical School, Kanazawa, Japan in 2003 and he received his Ph.D. from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan in 2011. His thesis focused on optical coherence tomography for the staging of tumor infiltration in superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.
Dr. Hatta finished a clinical fellowship at the Division of Gastroenterology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in 2017. Prior to his fellowship, he was an Assistant professor at Tohoku University at the Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization between 2013-2016. He was Head doctor at the Department of Gastroenterology at Shirakawa Kosei General Hospital between 2011-2013 and he was Doctor at the Department of Internal Medicine at Iwate Prefectural Isawa Hospital between 2003-2007.
Dr. Hatta has received many prestigious awards such as 2022 ENDO 2022 / Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (JGES) Best Abstract Award, 2018 Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (JSGE) JDDW/KDDW/TDDW rising star, 2018 JSGE young researcher’s award, 2018 Japan Gastric Cancer Association (JGCA) prize, 2017-2022 Digestive Endoscopy best reviewer award (5 times), 2016 JGES prize, 2010 Japan Digestive Disease Week (JDDW) best poster award and 2010 JGES Tohoku Regional Conference best presentation award.

Dae Young Zang

Current position

Professor, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine

Bios

Dr. Zang is currently Director of Hallym Institute for Clinical Medicine at Hallym University Medical Center. Before his current position, he was a Clinical Instructor at the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Department of Medicine at Asan Medical Center.
Dr. Zang received his degree in medicine from Hallym University and he also received a Ph.D. in Internal Medicine from Hallym University. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, U.S.A. He also worked as a Visiting Professor at the Weill Cornell Cancer Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, U.S.A.

He is a member of many professional societies such as:
President, Korean Cancer Study Group (KCSG) (current),
Chairman, Stomach Cancer Committee of Korean Cancer Study Group (KCSG),
Chairman, Health Insurance Policy Committee, Korean Cancer Association (KCA)
Chairman, Education and Training Committee, Korean Society of Hematology (KSH)
Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Member, European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)
Member, American Society of Hematology (ASH)

Takeshi Omori

Current position

Director, Gastric Surgery Division, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Osaka International Cancer Institute

Bios

Dr. Takeshi Omori currently holds many positions. He is the Director of the Gastric Cancer Surgery Division, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery at Osaka International Cancer Institute (2022) and the Director at the Gastric Cancer Center, Osaka International Cancer Institute (2020). He is Vice Director at the Department of Gastroenterological Surgery at Osaka International Cancer Institute (2018) and Vice Director at the Department of Gastroenterological Surgery Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases (2014). He graduated as a Medical Doctor from the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan in 1995. He graduated with a Ph.D. from the Osaka University of Graduate School of Medicine in 2007.

His research interest is the comparison of robotic gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Through his research, he has found that RG is a safe and feasible treatment for gastric cancer, with a shorter operative time, less blood loss, and lower postoperative morbidity than LG. The application of robotics in minimally invasive gastric cancer surgery may offer an alternative to conventional surgery.

Before Dr. Omori’s many notable positions, he was Staff Surgeon at the Department of Surgery, Osaka Police Hospital, Osaka between 2007-2014. He was working at the Department of Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan between 2002-2007. He was Staff Surgeon at the Department of Surgery, Otemae Hospital, Osaka, Japan between 1999-2002.