Committees of the JSTP

General Affairs Committee

 
Chair: Kosei INUI (Inspector)
Vice Chair: Yuji OISHI
Members: Kumiko OGAWA, Kiyokazu OZAKI (Vice President, Financial Executive), Masami SUZUKI (Vice President, Chairperson 2019), Satoru TAKAHASHI (Vice President), Dai NAKAE (Chairperson 2020)
 
  • Coordination with the new JSTP office or publishing agent
  • Response to the externally associations and organizations
  • Financial management, submission of budget plan and financial report
  • Formulation and report of activity plan
  • Construction, improvement and elimination of the bylaw or agreements
  • Other coordination

Membership Committee

 
Chair: Tetsuya TSUKAMOTO (Director)
Vice Chair: Hijiri IWATA (Chairperson 2021)
Members: Osamu KATSUTA, Kazumoto SHIBUYA, Masanao YOKOHIRA
 
  • The "membership Committee" is set up under the Board of Directors as a standing organization to take in charge subjects concerning membership. The role of the committee is to examine matters concerning membership in general and to present them to the Board of Directors. The committee also examines the membership qualification for new applicants and councilors and reports the results to the Board of Directors.

International Committee

 
Chair: Shim-Mo HAYASHI
Members: Kosei INUI (Inspector) , Hijiri IWATA (Chairperson 2021), Kumiko OGAWA, Kiyonori KAI, Satoshi FURUKAWA (Director), Katsuhiko YOSHIZAWA (Director)
Adviser: Dai NAKAE (Chairperson 2020), Takanori HARADA
 
  • The International Committee has been established in 2010 to deal with the international activities of JSTP. These activities entail communicating and collaboration with IFSTP, IATP, IFSTP-RIC, INHAND-GESC, STP Peer Review Working Group, and US and European Societies of Toxicologic Pathology.

Board Certification Committee

 
Chair: Katsuhiko YOSHIZAWA (Director)
Members: Not disclosed
 
  • The committee manages certifying examination of JSTP, and reexamines the qualification update.
  • Please see Diplomate of JSTP for details of the certifying examination.
  • The committee explains the previous year's certifying examination questions on the day before of the annual meeting of the JSTP (free).

Education Committee

 
Chair: Satoru TAKAHASHI (Vice President)
Vice Chair: Hitoshi KANDORI (Executive of Slide Conferences)
Vice Chair: Hisashi ANAYAMA (Director)
Members: Makoto UEDA, Atsuhiko KATO, Mitsuru KUWAMURA, Kinji KOBAYASHI, Junko SATO, Shugo SUZUKI, Takeshi TOYODA, Shunji NAKATSUJI, Kyoko NAKANO, Izumi MATSUMOTO, Katsuhiro MIYAJIMA, Yuko YAMAGUCHI, Toshinori YOSHIDA
 
  • The role of this committee is to plan and manage of micro seminar and educational seminars and slide conferences.

Publication Committee

 
Chair: Satoshi FURUKAWA (Director)
Vice Chair: Makoto SHIBUTANI (Inspector)
Vice Chair: Katsuhiko YOSHIZAWA (Director)
Adviser: Masami SUZUKI(Vice President, Chairperson 2019), Dai NAKAE(Chairperson 2020)
Members: Hijiri IWATA (Chairperson 2021), Kumiko OGAWA, Kiyokazu OZAKI (Vice President, Financial Executive), Kiyonori KAI, Min GI, Mitsuru KUWAMURA, Hiroshi SATOH, Masanao YOKOHIRA
 

Communication Committee

 
Chair: Kaoru TOYOSAWA (Director)
Vice Chair: Kosei INUI(Inspector)
Adviser: Hiroshi ONODERA
Members: Mari IIDA, Yuji OISHI, Kochi KAKIMOTO, Takayasu MOROKI, Satoshi SUZUKI
 
  • The role of this committee is to provide useful information to all JSTP members through the JSTP Home Page and JSTP News. The new version of Home Page, including "Members Only" pages and other new functions, is now preparing by this Committee.

International Terminology Committee

 
Chair: Hijiri IWATA (Chairperson 2021)
Vice Chair: Yuji OISHI
INHAND Member: Katsuhiko YOSHIZAWA (Director)
Members: Mari IIDA, Kumiko OGAWA, Haruko KOIZUMI, Junko SATO, Toshihisa FUJIWARA, Shunji NAKATSUJI, Seiki YAMAKAWA
 
  • In 2006, the International Harmonization of Nomenclature and Diagnostic Criteria (INHAND) project was initiated. As of March 2017, approximately 80% of the terminology for rodent organs and their clarification from INHAND has been released. Recently, the FDA recommended the use of the Standardization for Exchange of Nonclinical Data (SEND) system for future drug applications/submissions. Currently, INHAND's terminology is preferred by FDA as the standard pathological terminology of SEND. Unfortunately, various organs may use slightly different terms since independent working groups were responsible for each organ and terminology still needs to be reconciled. Thus, we propose to establish the international standardization of pathological terminology for toxicity studies. Furthermore, setting a global standardization of terms for macroscopic findings is necessary. In 2017, JSTP initiated a committee for standardization of pathological terminology and improving awareness of INHAND terminology.