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News & Events

Regarding the 10th Symposium of the Smart-Aging Research Center, Tohoku University

We are pleased to announce that the "10th Symposium of the Smart-Aging Research Center, Tohoku University" will be held. In the Symposium, five young researchers working on basic research in various life science fields will make presentations under the theme of " Expected and Possible Roles of Life Science for Smart Aging ". We are looking forward to seeing you at the symposium. Date and time: 17:00-17:50 each Friday, April 16, 2021 Tuesday, May 11 Thursday, May 20 Wednesday, May 26 Monday, May 31 There will be about 10 minutes of Q & A session after each lecture. The symposium ...
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【POSTPONED】8th Symposium on Dementia Prevention 2020

********** POSTPONED until further notice: ********** To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), S.A.R.C.’s 8th Symposium that was scheduled to take place this Friday, February 28th, has been postponed until further notice. Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. ************************************************************** S.A.R.C.’s 8th Symposium on Dementia Prevention will be held at IDAC on February 28th, (Friday), from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Smart-Aging International Conference Room. “Tohoku University’s Smart-Aging Research Center (S.A.R.C.) was established in 2017 to focus on promoting research that is aimed at realizing healthy longevity by conducting research for the ...
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7th Symposium on Dementia Prevention 2019

S.A.R.C.’s 7th Symposium on Dementia Prevention will be held at IDAC on September 27, (Friday), from 1:00 PM – 4:10 PM at the Smart-Aging International Conference Room. “Tohoku University’s Smart-Aging Research Center (S.A.R.C.) was established in 2017 to focus on promoting research that is aimed at realizing healthy longevity by conducting research for the prevention and treatment of age-related diseases such as dementia using a multi-tier approach from basic research to medical, ergonomics and social science. Furthermore, S.A.R.C. conducts interdisciplinary activities not only in basic research, but also in social implementation through industry-academic collaborations and ventures.” Ryuta Kawashima In this ...
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6th Symposium on Dementia Prevention 2019

The 6th Symposium on Dementia Prevention will be held at the Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (IDAC) on February 27, (Wednesday), from 9:00 AM – 5:20 PM at the Smart-Aging International Conference Room (Center for Smart-Aging Research, 1st Floor). “Our 6th symposium is co-organized with Tohoku University’s Open Innovation Strategy Organization, and will focus on “Understanding the basic mechanism of aging and realizing healthy longevity”. Once again, we will further our efforts for industry-university collaboration with various presentations to find innovative ways to develop ground-breaking discoveries to prevent dementia at an early stage through local and global collaborations.” Ryuta ...
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5th Symposium on Dementia Prevention 2018

The 5th Symposium on Dementia Prevention will be held at the Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (IDAC) on November 2, (Friday), from 1:30 PM – 4:55 PM at the Smart-Aging International Conference Room (Center for Smart-Aging Research, 1st Floor). “Our 5th symposium will focus on industry-university collaboration with various presentations from the research point of view, to find innovative ways to develop ground-breaking discoveries to prevent dementia at an early stage through local and global collaborations.” Ryuta Kawashima Please come and join us as speakers from various academic fields ranging from basic life science to humanities and social work, ...
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4th Symposium on Dementia Prevention 2018

The 4th Symposium on Dementia Prevention will be held at the Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (IDAC) on February 23, (Friday), from 1:00 PM – 4:15 PM at the Smart-Aging International Conference Room (Center for Smart-Aging Research, 1st Floor). Speakers from various academic fields ranging from basic life science to humanities and social work, will come together to advance the development of preventive medicine, develop intervention and assistance technology, and reform medical and social systems through innovative research. Please come and join us! “Please join us for our 4th symposium to find innovative ways to develop ground-breaking discoveries to ...
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3rd Symposium on Dementia Prevention 2017

The 3rd Symposium on Dementia Prevention will be held at the Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (IDAC) on October 20th (Friday), from 1:00 PM – 4:10 PM at the Smart-Aging International Conference Room (Center for Smart-Aging Research, 1st Floor). In collaboration with researchers from all over the world, we aim to find early ways to prevent dementia across various academic fields from basic life sciences, humanities to social sciences; coming all together to contribute to the development of preventive medicine, intervention and assistance technology (including medical system and social system reforms) through research. In this symposium, young researchers will ...
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Dementia prevention is urgently needed across the globe.

“…one in every 140 people across the planet suffers from dementia… and every 4 seconds, someone new is being diagnosed with this disease.”
S.A.R.C. recognizes the urgent need for Dementia prevention.
It is a well-known fact that Japan is the most super-aged society
among all developed countries with more than 8 million people
suffering from Dementia…

Executive Committee


Ryuta Kawashima
Excecutive Director
S.A.R.C.
Tohoku University

 


Yasuyuki Taki
Co-Deputy Director
S.A.R.C.
Tohoku University

 


Hozumi Motohashi
Co-Deputy Director
S.A.R.C.
Tohoku University

 


Hiroshi Yoshida
Professor
Graduate School of Economics
Tohoku University

 


Ken Osaka
Professor
School of Dentistry
Tohoku University

 


Makoto Yoshizawa
Professor
ECEI
Tohoku University

 


Motoaki Sugiura
Professor
IDAC
Tohoku University

 


Hiroyuki Murata
Specially Appointed Professor
IDAC
Tohoku University

 

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