Pharmacology for the Future -Science, Drug Development and Therapeutics-

July1(Sun)-6(Fri),2018 Kyoto International Conference Center Kyoto, Japan

Approved Satellite Symposia

As of May, 2018

Date and time:
Friday, June 29th - Saturday, June 30th, 2018
Shiran kaikan, Kyoto University,
Kyoto University medical school area,
Yoshida Konoe-chou, Sakyou-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan
Purpose of the Session:
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), also called as seven-transmembrane receptors, are the largest family of membrane receptors in the human genome and consist of approximately 800 receptors. Importantly, about half of which are GPCRs that interact with endogenous ligands and are the targets for many therapeutic drugs currently in use. In addition, because a substantial number of GPCRs still remain orphan, their biological roles and therapeutic potential are of special interests.
This WCP2018 satellite symposium is aimed to exchange the newest insights as well as up-to-date overview of GPCR research and discuss the therapeutic potentials.
This satellite symposium is organized as an international meeting of the 15th GPCR Conference, which has been held annually in Japan since 2004.
We sincerely look forward to seeing you in Kyoto.
Contact Information:
Dr. Yuki Kambe
Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University
8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima 890-8544, Japan
Email address: gpcr@m.kufm.kagoshima-u.ac.jp
Prof. Atsuro Miyata, Kagoshima University, Japan
Email address: amiyata@m3.kufm.kagoshima-u.ac.jp
Prof. Hitoshi Hashimoto, Osaka University, Japan
Email address: hasimoto@phs.osaka-u.ac.jp
Satuarday July 7 to Monday July 9, 2018 (3days)
Kobe Chamber of Commerse and Industry Hall (Shinsho Hall)
Port Island 6-1, Chuoku, Kobe 650-0046, Japan
Shinsho Hall A and B
Purpose of the Session:
Expert researchers enggaged at the forefront of histamine research will meet together in Kyoto and Kobe in July, 2018. They will discuss about the current situation on histamine research. Specially, about the therapeutic strategies for incurable diseases related to histamine will be focused.
European Histamine Research Society (EHRS) and Japanese Histamine Reaserch Society (JHRS) have been very intimate, and connection between many histamine reserachers have been achieved at the annual meetings of EHRS and JHRS. In additon previously two international histamine symposiums organized by prof. Kenji Tasaka and prof. Takehiko Watanabe were held in 1981 and 2000, respectively. In 1981, the meeting was held as a satellite symposium as an international pharmacology meeting in Tokyo. The third international meeting of histamine, World Histamine Symposium 2018 (WHS 2018), is going to be held in Kobe on July 7-9, 2018.
Contact Information:
Prof. Hiroyuki Fukui, Tokushima University, Japan
Email address: hfukui@tokushima-u.ac.jp
Prof. Mitsunobu Mio, Shujitsu University, Japan
Email address: mio@shujitsu.ac.jp
Date and time:
Saturday, June 30th 2018, 12:30pm – 6:30pm
Sunday, July 1st 2018, 8:30am – 12:00pm
Kyoto International Conference Centre
Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan
Room 553
Purpose of the Session:
The satellite aims to bring together pharmacology educators from around the world to share innovative approaches and best practice. This satellite will provide opportunities for networking and collaboration between those involved in the many facets of pharmacology education, ranging from science and healthcare students, pharmacologists working in laboratory research and healthcare professionals directing and supervising the use of medicines by patients. The programme will be designed to maximise opportunities for participants to present and discuss their education activities with a strong emphasis on the involvement of Japanese educators. Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for short presentations on any aspect of pharmacology education, however, the main themes of the satellite will be:
  • Active learning
  • Student-led education (including the student voice in our teaching programs)
  • Assessing teaching quality
  • Interprofessional approaches to education
  • Constructing valid assessments in pharmacology education
  • Getting started in pharmacology education research

The Programme will also include a gala dinner on Saturday evening, the General Assembly of the IUPHAR Education Section (IUPHAR-Ed) and the election of new Officers and Councillors (2018–2022).

Contact Information:
Prof. Atsuro Miyata
Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University
8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima 890-8544, Japan
Email address: info@iuphar-ed2018.org
IUPHAR-Ed : https://iuphared.weebly.com/
PEP: https://www.pharmacologyeducation.org/
Date and time:
Friday, June 29, 2018 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Korean Brain Research Institute
61 Cheomdan-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, 41068 Republic of Korea
Purpose of the Session:
Brain mapping is the study of the anatomy and function of the brain and spinal cord through the use of imaging, immunohistochemistry, molecular & optogenetics, stem cell and cellular biology, engineering, neurophysiology and nanotechnology. The symposia is aimed to have neuroscientists understand brain mapping and related technologies/ therapies for development of life saving diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Contact Information:
Prof. InKyeom Kim, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Republic of Korea
Email address: inkim@knu.ac.kr
Method of Satellite Symposium Application: by email to the contact person
Date and time:
Friday, July 6, 2018 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall
Yoshidahonmachi, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Memorial Hall
Purpose of the Session:
Systems pharmacology aims to holistically understand genetic, molecular, cellular, and clinical mechanisms of drug actions through data-driven predictions. This symposium focuses on the use of big data from real world medications, such as self-reports of adverse events, in generating novel hypotheses of drug actions. Dr. Kaneko introduces a combination of data mining and experimental verification in elucidating preventive treatment for drug adverse events. Dr. Shu will talk about a strategy of integrated analysis on clinical records and drug off-targets based on statistical and structural analyses. Dr. Tatonetti will overview the use of systems pharmacology and real-world health records for pharmacovigilance. Dr. Smaïl-Tabbone will present integrative machine-learning for understanding side-effect profiles. Finally, Dr. Yamaguchi will present the use of artificial intelligence 'Watson' in optimizing cancer treatments. These impose a great challenge on model management, integration, and translation of systems pharmacology.
Contact Information:
Dr. Nobuo Katsube, CAC Croit Corporation, Japan
Email address: katsube@cac.co.jp
Prof. Shuji Kaneko, Kyoto University, Japan
Email address: skaneko@pharm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
  • Receptor structure changes the pharmacology paradigm (incorporating the 10th Adrenoceptor Symposium)  
    ▶▶▶ Speakers' Information
Thursday, June 28th to Saturday, June 30th, 2018 (2.5days)
Granship Convention Center, Shizuoka, Japan (about 1 h from Kyoto by train)
Purpose of the Session:
Adrenoceptors are important mediators in physiology and pathophysiology and, hence, drug targets. They have also been key models to understand the structure and function of G-Protein-Coupled Receptors in general, as highlighted by the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka. Following a tradition of Adrenoceptor Symposia at each IUPHAR Congress since 1984, the Adrenoceptor Symposium 2018 will focus on four main themes: improved understanding of receptors based on structural information; role of allosteric and biased agonism; pathophysiology; drug development.
A panel of leading experts from Asia, the Americas, Australia, and Europe will discuss the latest developments in these four themes. This will be supplemented by short oral presentations and posters selected from authors of submitted abstracts.
The meeting is generously sponsored by the British Pharmacological Society.
Contact Information:
Prof. Martin C. Michel, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
Email address: marmiche@uni-mainz.de


(Symposium themes are tentative.)

  • Pediatric Pharmacology
  • Regulating cell homeostasis: from small molecules (drugs, O2, ROS, and NO) to ion channels, receptors, and systems

Further details will be announced as they become available.

  • Young Pharmacologist Mixer
Date and Time:
July 6 (Fri) – July 7 (Sat), 2018 (2 days)
Kansai Seminar House
Ichijoji Takenouchi cho 23, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8134, Japan
Purpose of the Session:
WCP2018 participants who receive Congress Bursaries will be invited to this 2-day event together with representatives of Japanese young pharmacologist. The objective of this event is to deepen science and friendship among young pharmacologists all over the world. Scientific, social and cultural programs are planned.
Contact Information:
Yohei Okubo, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Criteria for Participants
All participants in the Satellite Symposium are required to register to attend WCP2018.

Congress Secretariat

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