Events 07/23/23 Healthy longevity through the control of the chronic inflammation ~1st international symposium of Moonshot Goal 7~

Event Information

Healthy longevity through the control of the chronic inflammation ~1st international symposium of Moonshot Goal 7~

In April 2021, AMED started a research and development project to achieve Moonshot Goal 7: " Realization of sustainable care systems to overcome major diseases by 2040, for enjoying one’s life with relief and release from health concerns until 100 years old.”

We have held domestic symposiums in 2021 and 2022, and now we have the first international symposium.
The symposium will include speakers from overseas, and all lectures and Q&A sessions will be in English (simultaneous interpretation into Japanese will be provided).

In this symposium, nine project managers (PMs) will present the current status and future prospects of the research in a session with invited speakers from overseas.

We sincerely look forward to your participation.

Project Introduction

Moonshot Research and Development Project
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Healthy longevity through the control of the chronic inflammation ~1st international symposium of Moonshot Goal 7~

Date & Time

07/23/23 Sun 9:00-18:30 (Japan Standard Time (JST), UTC+9)


  • Iino Hall (Doors open 8:30 a.m.)

 Iino Building 4F, 2-1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

  • Web-based distribution (using "Zoom")


All lectures and discussions at the symposium will be held in English.


No registration Fee

How to Apply

Please note that you must register in advance to participate in this event.
Please register at the following URL.

Application deadline
Visit venue: July 18th 5:00p.m (JST)
Online: July 21st 5:00p.m (JST)


Time Schedule Name Affiliation
9:00a.m.-9:02a.m. Opening Remarks  Dr. MISHIMA Yoshinao  AMED
9:02a.m.-9:05a.m. Guest Greetings TBD Cabinet Office
9:05a.m.-9:15a.m. Overview  Dr. HIRANO Toshio Osaka University
9:15a.m.-10:05a.m. Session 1: The path to a cancer-free society Dr. NISHIKAWA Hiroyoshi Nagoya University
Dr. James L. Gulley National Cancer Institute
10:05a.m.-10:15a.m. Break - -
10:15a.m.-11:05a.m. Session 2: Fate-mapping T cell responses by MHC tetramers in Type-1 Diabetes Dr. MURAKAMI Masaaki Hokkaido University
Dr. Eric S. Huseby University of Massachusetts Medical School
11:05a.m.-11:55a.m. Session 3: Conquer non-communicable disease by control of inflammation Dr. NANGAKU Masaomi The University of Tokyo Hospital
Dr. Richard Kitching Monash University and Monash Health
11:55a.m.-1:00p.m. Lunch Break - -
1:00p.m.-1:50p.m. Session 4: Microbiota-derived metabolites in metabolism and immunity Dr. HONDA Kenya Keio University School of Medicine
Dr. A. Sloan Devlin Harvard Medical School
1:50p.m.-2:40p.m. Session 5: Mitochondria and healthy Longevity Dr. ABE Takaaki Tohoku University
Dr. Vadim Gladyshev  Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
2:40p.m.-2:50p.m. Break - -
2:50p.m.-3:40p.m. Session 6: Deciphering the Mysterious Function and Regulation of Sleep  Dr. YANAGISAWA Masashi  University of Tsukuba
Dr. Sara Aton University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
3:40p.m.-4:30p.m. Session 7: Reacquitision of lost functions for healthy longevity 
Dr. KURITA Masakazu The University of Tokyo Hospital
Dr. Jun Wu UT Southwestern medical center
4:30p.m.-4:40p.m. Break - -
4:40p.m.-5:30p.m. Session 8: Reprogramming the disease states into the normal 
Dr. Manuel Serrano Cambridge Institute of Science, Altos Labs
5:30p.m.-6:20p.m. Session 9: Targeting senescence pathways to extend healthy lifespan  Dr. NAKANISHI Makoto  The University of Tokyo
Dr. Scott Lowe Sloan Kettering Institute
6:20p.m.-6:30p.m. Closing Remarks   Dr. Naoko Takebe National Cancer Institute
Dr. TOKUHISA Takeshi Chiba University
*Program contents and other information are subject to change.


Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)

Supported by (Planned)

Cabinet Office
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry


Moonshot Goal 7 Symposium Secretariat

Management contractor: AMED Secretariat

E-mail :amed-unei"AT"

*Please change "AT" to @ in the above e-mail address.

Last updated 06/06/23