Japan’s Rapidly Aging Society: How to Innovate for This-Fumiaki Ikeno, M.D.-08/15/2017 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Japan’s Rapidly Aging Society: How to Innovate for This
Event Date: 
08/15/2017 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers- 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Fumiaki Ikeno, M.D.
Event Speaker Title: 
Program Director (U.S.) Japan Biodesign, Stanford Biodesign Medical Director/Research Associate, Experimental Interventional Laboratory, Division of Cardiology
Event Speaker Company: 
Stanford University
Event Speaker Bio: 

Dr. Ikeno is currently serving as Program Director (U.S.) of Japan Biodesign at Stanford Biodesign. Previously he served as the Global PDP Liaison at Stanford Biodesign, and in 2013 he accepted a position as Chief Medical Officer at Medventure Partners, Inc. In 2009 he began serving as a member of the Working Group 1 Committee in the Japan-U.S. “Harmonization By Doing” (HBD) Pilot Program Initiative. After completing a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 2004 at the Stanford Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, he was appointed Medical Director/Research Associate in Experimental Interventional Cardiology at Stanford. His education includes an M.D. received at Jichi Medical University in Japan, after which he passed his National Board Examination. This was followed by a Residency at Shizuoka Prefecture General Hospital, and a Clinical Fellowship in Cardiology at Yaizu Municipal Hospital in Yaizu, Japan. He subsequently served for four years on the Medical Staff in Internal Medicine at Sakuma Hospital in Shizuoka, Japan.

Event Details
Event Details: 

Japan is facing a rapidly aging population and is currently the country aging at the highest rate in the world. At the same time, the younger population is becoming smaller year by year due to low birth rate. We have to think of some smart way to maintain health of this aging society. “To predict the future is to create it.” From my experiences in Silicon Valley, I would like to introduce the process of medical device innovation and also some other technologies for achieving this.