|Date/Time||June 8th, 2024 10:00am-4:05pm (JST)|
The Sysmex Scientific Seminar, now in its 46th year, is an academic seminar with a long history that has been held on cutting-edge research topics such as cancer, immunology, and genomics, with a focus on hematology. In the field of cancer, basic research has progressed, causative genes have been identified, molecular targeted therapy has become possible, and prognosis has improved significantly. In the field of cardiovascular diseases, it is expected that the advancements in genomic and omics research will clarify the causes and pathophysiology of these diseases and develop new diagnostic and therapeutic methods. In diseases caused by single gene abnormalities, such as familial hypercholesterolemia, cardiomyopathy, and hereditary arrhythmias, genome analysis will determine diagnosis and treatment methods, enabling personalized medicine. Genetic factors also play a major role in cardiovascular diseases that are related to other factors, such as myocardial infarction and atrial fibrillation, making it possible to predict the risk of disease onset and provide prevention and early intervention. In order to extend healthy life expectancy in Japan, basic research on genomics, immunity / inflammation, metabolism, and aging in cardiovascular diseases is expected to be promoted to develop biomarkers, new testing methods, and preventive measures. This seminar has been attended by not only physicians but also clinical laboratory technologists and many other healthcare professionals, including those from overseas. We hope that this seminar will provide a good opportunity to discuss and deepen understanding of the future prospects of cardiovascular disease research.
Interview with Kenichi Hirata
(Planner, 46th Sysmex Scientific Seminar)
Sysmex Scientific Seminar Guide
The topic of "Future Prospects for Cardiovascular Disease Research"
is extremely important for our healthy lifespan. Heart disease and vascular disorders have become one of the most serious health and medical challenges in modern society. Advances in medical technology associated with cardiovascular disease research hold promise for the future of the field of cardiovascular healthcare.
We will present the latest information from four specialized physicians, providing a real sense of the progress made. The content of the event will be advantageous not only cardiovascular physicians but also for medical technoligists. We encourage you to take this opportunity to participate.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide
1. Leading causes of death globally
<The top 10 causes of death>
In 2019, the top 10 causes of death accounted for 55% of the 55.4 million deaths worldwide.
The top global causes of death, in order of total number of lives lost, are associated with three broad topics: cardiovascular (ischaemic heart disease, stroke), respiratory (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lower respiratory infections) and neonatal conditions – which include birth asphyxia and birth trauma, neonatal sepsis and infections, and preterm birth complications.
2. Cardiovascular disease risk factors and mortality around the world
The world’s biggest killer is ischaemic heart disease, responsible for 16% of the world’s total deaths. Since 2000, the largest increase in deaths has been for this disease, rising by more than 2 million to 8.9 million deaths in 2019. Stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are the 2nd and 3rd leading causes of death, responsible for approximately 11% and 6% of total deaths respectively.
Sysmex Scientific Seminar is an annual seminar held by Sysmex Corporation, with the aim of contributing to medical care.
In recent years, basic, laboratory, and clinical medicine have come closer together, and the speed of change has been accelerating.
In line with this change, the seminar has been focusing on medical research that is closely related to our business domain of clinical testing.
A wide range of topics are covered in the seminar, including bone marrow medical science, autoimmune diseases, genetic testing, regenerative medicine, and more.
We will continue our efforts to provide up-to-date information that will enable you to experience the progress of today's medical science.
Sysmex Scientific Seminar is a purely academic seminar devoid of corporate PR.
Over the past 45 years, more than 45,000 people have participated in the event, which has also been live-streamed overseas,
People from 18 countries have watched the event, and a total of approximately 3,500 people have participated, both domestically and internationally(as of 2022).
On the Sysmex Scientific Seminar Member's page, you can watch videos of past Sysmex Scientific Seminars and download PDF versions of the texts.
If you wish to view the videos, please click "seminar videos and PDF texts" to proceed to the registration form.
Highlight of the 45th Sysmex Scientific Seminar