• Dr Yutaka Kawahito (Session Chair)

    Head of the Department of Inflammation and Immunology/Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

  • Yutaka Kawahito, M.D., Ph.D. is a professor of the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and head of the Department of Inflammation and Immunology. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Shimane University, and obtained his PhD from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in 1995. He was a research fellow at NIAMS of NIH from 1995 to 1998, and has been engaged in clinical and research at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine since 2000. He has been involved in numerous activities including board member of JCR, a chairperson of Rheumatologist Certification Committee, a chairperson of RA treatment guidelines subcommittee, a member of Modern Rheumatology editorial board, and a chairperson of RA clinical practice guideline subcommittee of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Japan.