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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

 

Prof. Dr. Tomohiro Matsuda
President of the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR), the World Health Organization (WHO)
 

 Dr Tomohiro Matsuda of National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan officially took office of the President of the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) this year.
IACR, which not only sets specifications for cancer registry and data, also fosters exchange of information between cancer registries internationally, to improve the quality of data and comparability between registries. As Dr Matsuda, NCC Section Head of the National Cancer Registry contributes to the IACR, the synergy between the two institutions is likely to lead to strengthened incorporation of Asian input, in addition to the traditionally active contributors of Europe and North America, thus resulting in a framework opening more avenues into international cooperation with comparable data.
With the introduction of legislation, since 2016, all cancer diagnoses throughout Japan are registered. The first batch of this data is to be made publicly available in 2018. The data will be utilized mainly in cancer control in Japan, but is also expected to underpin comparative studies not only with Asian, but with other countries around the globe. Studies of Japanese occurrence and outcome, in comparison with other countries should lead to the evaluation of Japanese cancer treatments, and also contribute in unraveling the mechanisms of occurence of rare cancers mainly observed specific to Asia.

 

Keynote Speaker II

 Prof. Srijit Das
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 

Dr. Srijit Das is an anatomist with MBBS and MS degree. He is working as a Professor of Anatomy in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (The National University of Malaysia). He has more than 20 years of teaching experience in medical stream. His research area includes natural products, antioxidants, atherosclerosis, diabetes, clinical anatomy and morphology. He has studied in detail the oxidative damage to various organs in experimental animals and reversal of the organ damage by using potential herbal extracts. To date, he has more than 420 indexed publications with a citation ‘H index’ of 17 in Scival experts. Prof.Dr.Srijit Das has a strong passion for research and has guided many students. He is the publication coordinator for research in his institution. He is the editor-in-chief of Medicine and Health Journal (Malaysia), section editor of Journal of Anatomical Society of India (India), associate editor of Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy (France), section editor of Anatomy and Cell Biology (South Korea), ex guest editor for Current Drug Targets (Bentham) and Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Hindawi) besides being the editorial board member of Journal Sains Kesihatan (Malaysia), Revista Argentina de Anatomía Clínica (Argentina) and International Journal of Morphology (Chile). He won the ‘International Young Scientist Award’ given by Pierre Fabre laboratory and Phytochemical Society of Europe in 2017 at Lille, France. He has won the best researcher and best lecturer award at the faculty and university level and his research work also various received awards at national and international expo held in Brussels (Belgium). He is an examiner for MRCS part I examinations under Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He has featured in Marquis Who’s Who (USA). Prof.Das is also a visiting professor to various overseas institutions including Chiang Mai University (Thailand) and also an advisor for board of studies, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (India). He has delivered various keynote and plenary lectures at national and international level and trained many researchers.

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