Dr. Masanori Mori is a director of the Division of Palliative and Supportive Care at Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital in Hamamatsu, Japan. His research interests include symptom management, clinician-patient communication, and advance care planning (ACP) especially in the context of Asian culture. He is lead investigator on multiple international and national research projects including a Delphi study on ACP in Asia and the East Asian cross-cultural collaborative Study to Elucidate the Dying process (EASED). He has been involved in the clinical practice guidelines on clinician-patient communication and ACP in Japan. He is also a member of various academic societies including the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN, vice chair).