Thematic Programs

A Health Informatics Infrastructure for a New Era

Program Theme

Health care, biomedical research, and public health have entered the digital age. With these developments come revolutionary opportunities to improve the health of individuals and populations. This program will envision how a single information infrastructure for the Tohoku region will improve health care quality, catalyze biomedical research, and elevate public health interventions to new levels of effectiveness and make the region a model for Japan and the rest of the world.


Karolinska-Tohoku Joint Symposium on Medical Sciences
(November 8, 2014 – November 9, 2014)

Functional Genomics and Experimental Medicine
(February 3, 2015)

The Learning Health System & Tohoku Medical Information Highway
(February 23, 2015 – February 25, 2015)


Masayuki Yamamoto
(Professor and Executive Director of Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University)

Lorenz Poellinger
(Professor, Karolinska Institute)

James Douglas Engel
(Professor, University of Michigan)

Charles P. Friedman
(Professor, University of Michigan)


A Health Informatics Infrastructure for a New Era

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