The 9th Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting of International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (APCM-ISPD 2019)

Date: September 5(Thu.) - 7(Sat.), 2019  Venue: Nagoya Congress Center (Nagoya, Japan)  Congress President: Yasuhiko Ito (Aichi Medical University)

President of JSN

On behalf of the Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN), it is my great pleasure to welcome you to attend The 9th Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis taking place in Nagoya, Japan on Thursday, September 5 to Saturday, September 7, 2019. The meeting focuses on "Peritoneal Dialysis: Recent Advances and Enhancing Knowledge."

I am really pleased that Prof. Yasuhiko Ito is hosting ISPD-APCM 2019 in Nagoya, Japan. The conference has been designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in peritoneal dialysis and related are. Prof. Ito has stated、“The aims for this conference are both to convey the latest discoveries as efficiently as possible and to increase the number of educational sessions to reaffirm and discuss actual practice. In addition to lectures, the training sessions will also include opportunities for discussion in the form of case conferences”. Thus, obviously you can participate in very active discussions and cutting‐edge lectures by the world’s top scientists and clinicians in this field.

Nagoya is one of the major cities in Japan. It is a stunning, stimulating and seductive city. Boasting a cacophony of contrasts, Japan’s megalopolis is by turns thrilling and intriguing. Nagoya is of an easy access to international travelers. Major international airlines operate daily flights from all the continents.

I hope that you will enjoy the conference and that your interaction with your colleagues from many different countries will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and will be rewarding. I am looking forward to welcoming you in Nagoya soon.

Naoki Kashihara MD, PhD

President of Japanese Society of Nephrology

President of Japan Kidney Association

Naoki Kashihara MD, PhD

(Professor of Department of Nephrology and Hypertension,
Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan)