[Partner Event] 2016 World Alliance Forum in San Francisco: US-Japan Innovative Healthcare Technologies Conference

Oct 26, 2016



The 2016 World Alliance Forum in San Francisco (WAFSF) is hosting the "U.S.-Japan Innovative Healthcare Technologies Conference" on November 21 and 22, 2016. This conference will see business, academic, and public-sector leaders from the U.S., Japan, and beyond discuss the commercialization of new technologies in the healthcare sector. In particular, the conference will focus on digital/data health, gene therapy and immune-oncology, and regenerative medicine.



November 21-22, 2016

9:00-7:00 p.m. PST


Golden Gate Club 

135 Fisher Loop,

San Francisco, CA 94129


*As a member of this conference, JETRO is offering a 20 percent discount for tickets purchased through JETRO. To receive this discount, use the promotional code JETROSPECIAL when purchasing tickets HERE.


Speakers include Nobel laureate Dr. Shinya Yamanaka (Kyoto University), Dr. Irving Weissman (Stanford University), Dr. Daniel Kraft (Exponential Medicine), Dr. Masayo Takahashi (RIKEN), and many others. JETRO San Francisco's Chief Executive Director Yoshiaki Tojo will also speak at the conference.


In addition, established companies like Astellas, J&J, Takeda, Sanofi, Roche, GE, Chugai, Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma, and Celgene will also participate. In addition, Pitch Johnson, a legendary venture capitalist, as well as exciting startups such as 23andMe (a personal genomics company), Forty Seven Inc. (an immuno-oncology startup), Caribou Biosciences (a CRISPR-Cas gene editing company), and DNAnexus (a DNA-data cloud platform provider) will also speak.


To learn more about this event, visit www.wafsf.org. For any questions about the event, email event organizer Ms. Kaya Mitsui at kayam@allianceforum.org.