• Professor Yoshiya Tanaka (Session Chair)

    University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, JAPAN

  • Yoshiya Tanaka, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor and Chairman of the First Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine (2000-present) and Dean of Graduate School of Medical Science (2017-present), University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan. He was a visiting fellow in Experimental Immunology Branch, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA (1989-92). He has authored and reviewed 580 publications (impact factor 23.90, h-index 70) in English. His research focusses on pathological analysis and development of novel treatment in systemic autoimmune diseases, rheumatic diseases and endocrine metabolic diseases including osteoporosis. He was president of the Japanese Society of Bone and Mineral Research. He is a director board member of APLAR, Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, JCR and others. He is also editor-in-chief of Modern Rheumatology Case Reports, associate editor of Rheumatology, Cytokine, Arthritis Care and Research amongst others, and editorial board member of Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, Modern Rheumatology and several other journals.