-> TOBITATech Meetup

Medical Tech
- Hacking for Medicine -
Come join us and find out about Japan's first full-scale medical Hackathon coming up in October in collaboration with MIT Hacking Medicine!

June 2019

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by TOBITATE fellows and TOBITATE sponsors


June 6th
7pm to 9pm
Note: You can go in and out of the hall freely within the time.


Address: Tokyo, Minato City, Toranomon, 1 Chome−23−3 Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 2nd floor
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You can get free drinks (wine, beer, ginger ale etc.) upto 3 glasses.
In collaboration with VENTURE CAFE


Medical Tech - Hacking for Medicine -
In collaboration with MIT Hacking Medicine

About MIT Hacking Medicine

Time Schedule

Agenda 1

7:00 ~ 7:30 pm


"Energize, infect and teach healthcare entrepreneurship and digital strategies to scale medicine as a way to solve health problems worldwide."
The session will begin with panelists introducing themselves as well as the current trends in the field of medical technology. An MIT Hacking Medicine representative will also be introducing what MIT Hacking Medicine is and how it works.

Agenda 2

7:30 ~ 8:00 pm
Pre Networking

Panel Discussion

Guest panelists will answer some questions regarding the possibilities and foreseeable challenges in the field.

Agenda 3

8:00 ~ 9:00 pm
Funabashi Chikara


Come mingle with the guests and panelists!

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Katsumi EMURA

NEC Corporation
NEC Fellow and Member of the Board

Katsumi Emura is a Fellow and Member of the Board at NEC Corporation. He is the head of the Intellectual Property Management Division, and is responsible for all of NEC’s research and intellectual property rights (IPR) management.

Since joining NEC as a researcher at the Opto-Electronics Research Laboratories in 1982, Dr. Emura has held numerous leadership positions, including head of product planning and business development for transport products and general manager of NEC’s Research Planning Division.

In 2010, Dr. Emura was promoted to associate senior vice president of NEC Corporation and executive general manager of the Central Research Laboratories. Dr. Emura was named CTO of the company in 2016

Dr. Emura was a visiting researcher at Bellcore (USA) from 1987 to 1988. In 1992, he earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo.



Tobitate 8th Cohort Recipient
MD-PhD Candidate at TMDU
Research Affiliate at MIT
Co-Founder of Liaison

Euma Ishii is an MIT-research affiliate and an M.D.-Ph.D candidate at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University with a focus on evidence-based global health system strengthening.

As a recipient of the MEXT Tobitate! scholarship, he studied at MIT's Laboratory for Computational Physiology under Dr. Roger Mark and Dr. Leo Celi, to apply machine learning approaches for improving patient care. He used the world’s largest open-source critical care database, MIMIC-III, to conduct retrospective cohort analyses, and submitted a USPTO patent along with Dr. Mohammad Ghassemi for a passive health monitoring system during his time in Cambridge.

Euma also co-founded Liaison, a global health policy think-tank that works to facilitate international partnerships, leverage resources, advocate and draft evidence-based policies. His current projects include Global Citizen Japan, Nepal NSOAPs (national surgical, obstetrics, and anesthesia plan), and Ecuadorian medical education advisement.

As an aspiring physician scientist and impatient optimist, he aims to realize a world where all have basic human rights and can make a living doing what they love.



PhD Candidate at Harvard University/MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Local Representative for MIT Hacking Medicine

Tanya graduated MIT with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science, and is currently a PhD candidate for Speech and Hearing Biosciences and Technology at Harvard University/MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Tanya has extensive experience in the health tech space having developed her own emergency app for assisted living facility residents as well as tools for analyzing speech development disorders using landmarks and other acoustic cues. She is also a member of MIT Hacking Medicine and has supported the organization in hosting hackathons around the world.

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6 th of June

Our seats are limited, so please send the form early to secure your seat.