Session in the morning​

Key note lecture:  Sport Supplement in Japan, usage and issues


Speaker:Dr.Shihoko Suzuki

Dr. Shihoko Suzuki (RD, PhD) is the most well-known sports dietitian in Japan.  She co-funded Japan Sports Nutrition Association (JSNA) which she was the President from 2009 to 2015.  JSNA is the certifying society of Japan’s Recognized Sports Nutritionist title.  In 2018, she also established Sports Nutrition and Dietitian Japan (SNDJ) to provide education and information to the athletes and who are involved in sports nutrition.  She is currently a professor of nutrition and dietetics at Kanagawa University of Human Services and her research interests are in nutrition management of the athletes and child development.

Lecture: Evidence based sports supplement


Speaker:Dr. Jose Antonio

Dr. Jose Antonio earned his PhD and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center.  He is an Associate Professor and the Program Director of Exercise and Sport Science at Nova Southwestern University in Florida ( He is the co-founder and CEO of the ISSN.

Lecture: Practical use of supplements for muscle hypertrophy


Speaker:Dr. Darryn Willoughby 

Dr. Darryn Willoughby holds BS and MEd degrees in Exercise Science from Tarleton State University and a PhD in Neuromuscular Physiology and Biochemistry with a sub-emphasis in Nutritional Biochemistry from Texas A&M University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, International Society of Sport Nutrition (ISSN), and American College of Nutrition. He is also the current President of ISSN, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the NSCA and a certified exercise and sport nutritionist from the ISSN. He is one of the top leaders in the field where his primary research focuses on the molecular mechanisms regulating muscle hypertrophy and atrophy and the effectiveness and efficacy of nutritional supplements in helping to support muscle hypertrophy, attenuate atrophy, and improve exercise and sport performance.

Sponsored lecture: Importance of PS and creatine in brain


Speaker:Dr. Ralph Jaeger

Dr. Ralf Jäger is co-founding partner of Increnovo LLC, a global independent consulting firm, based in Milwaukee, WI. A postdoctoral scholar in bio-organic chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California, He originally earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Bonn and his MBA from the University of Würzburg in Germany. He is a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN), a fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (FISSN), an Associate Editor of the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (JISSN), lead author of The ISSN Position Stand on Protein and on Probiotics, and a member of numerous scientific associations, including the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).

Luncheon Seminar : Supplement Industry in the USA sponsored by HealthyNavi


Speaker:Dr. Ralph Jaeger

​Same as above.

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Session in the afternoon

New concept: Intermittent dieting in athletes


Speaker:Jackson James Peos

Jackson is a competitive bodybuilder, boxer and sports nutritionist. He currently works at the School of Human Sciences, University of Western Australia where he has completed a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science, Exercise & Health. Jackson is also completing his PhD in Exercise Physiology where he is directing the first randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of intermittent vs continuous dieting on fat loss, muscle retention and muscle performance in athletes.

New supplement: A beneficial nucleic acid, Lactserum (orotate)


Speaker:Dr. Satoru Furukawa

Dr. Satoru Furukawa graduated from Osaka University (MS in Fermentation Technology and PhD in Engineering).  He worked for Kyowa Hakko and Nutri Quest Inc. (St. Louis, USA) before establishing Furukawa Research & Consulting.  He is now the President of Furukawa Research Office and holds academic positions at Tokai University Medical School (2007-2017) and Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (2011-date).

New diagnostics: CLEIA MINT –a portable compact immunoassay device


Speaker:Dr. Tomoko Oyama

Dr. Tomoko Oyama graduated from Kobe Gakuin University (BS, MS and PhD in nutrition science).  She worked in Sysmex Corporation System Technologies Laboratory from 2007 in a various diagnostic system development projects, including prediction of chemotherapy sensitivity and early detection system, mainly in breast cancer patients.  She also worked on the development of life-style diseases management system, which led to the current work in the portable immuno-assay system for on-site hematological assessment of the athletes.

New technology: Lactic acid measurement in sweat


Speaker:Dr. Daisuke Nakashima

Dr. Daisuke Nakashima graduated from Keio University Medical School (MD) in 2008 and worked in the Keio University Hospital Orthopedics Department.  Since 2015, he began to research in exercise image analysis and lactic acid metabolism in perspiration.  He established Grace Imaging Inc. (a university-based venture company) for application of his research findings.  He is now working on a device to continuously measure lactic acid in perspiration.  He is a specially appointed associate professor of orthopedics and a spine and spinal diseases specialist.

Informed-Choice Summit

Lecture: Anti-doping activities in Japan


Speaker:Dr. Seiji Aoyagi

Dr. Seiji Aoyagi earned his BS (biochemistry) from Occidental College and PhD (nutrition) from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana, IL).  He worked for Kyowa Hakko where he conducted research in amino acid fermentation.  He then worked for Abbott Laboratories for over 16 years in disease-specific clinical nutrition, research, application and education.  After working for GSK Consumer Health and Danone Japan, he moved to the sports nutrition field.  He is now Scientific Officer for Dome Corporation.  He was instrumental in introducing Informed-Choice to the Japanese sports supplement market.

Lecture: Global perspective on anti-doping


Speaker:Paul Klinger

Paul Klinger is joined LGC in 2008, where he developed the Informed-Choice dietary supplement certification program in North America.  Paul is now responsible for the global business operations related to all supplement testing and certification programs for LGC. Prior to joining LGC, Paul spent 7 years as the Director of Operations for Champion Nutrition from 2001-2008 providing over 18 years of experience in dietary supplement industry.

Lecture: Inadvertment doping risks exist in Japan


Speaker:Hideko Ikeda

Hideko Ikeda graduated from Kitazato University, School of Pharmacy.  She is a registered pharmacist and a clinical laboratory technician.  She worked in Takeda Pharmaceutical Company R&D Center and Sofiatech Tokyo Tanabe before establishing BioHealth Research Limited.  She worked as a consultant in the food/dietary supplements and health foods for foreign and domestic companies.  The most successful achievement was obtaining the approval of L-carnitine, HMB and βalanine as food ingredients from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. JIHFS is the organization for certifying GMP to the supplement manufacturing facilities her knowledge supports the IS/IC certification.


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