Congress Secretariat:

Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo, Chiba,
260-8677, Japan
Secretariat of the IFSS2016
c/o Congress Corporation
Kohsai-kaikan Bldg., 5-1 Kojimachi,
Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo 102-8481, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5216-5318
Fax: +81-3-5216-5552



Tokyo Dome Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

The 8th Congress of the International Federation of Shock Societies

October 3 Mon. - October 5 Wed., 2016
Hiroyuki Hirasawa, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine,
Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine

The 31st Annual Meeting of Japan Shock Society

October 6 Thu., 2016
Shigeto Oda, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine,
Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine

Congress Secretariat

Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine,
Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo, Chiba, 260-8677, Japan
c/o Congress Corporation
Kohsai-kaikan Bldg., 5-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo 102-8481, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5216-5318 Fax: +81-3-5216-5552 E-mail:

Important Dates

April, 2016
Preliminary Program Available
April, 2016
Deadline for Call for Papers
August, 2016
Deadline for Online Conference Registration
September, 2016
Final Program Available





Whilst every attempt has been made to ensure that all aspects of the Conference announced will take place as scheduled, the Organizing Committee reserves the right to make changes at any time should the need arise.


The Organizing Committee of the Conference will not be liable for personal accident and/or loss or damage to the property of participants during the Conference. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance.


Useful websites

Japan National Tourism Organization:
Train timetable and route search:


The official currency of Japan is the yen (JPY), which can be easily obtained at the currency desks of major airports around the world. Yen can be conveniently obtained upon your arrive at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), Narita International Airport, and other international airports in Japan. Or if you prefer, you can change your money at one of the many currency exchange shops in Tokyo, at a bank, or in major hotels. But for peace of mind, we recommend that you purchase your travelers' checks or cash in Yen or U.S. dollars before leaving your home country. Don't forget, you may be required to show your passport when using traveler's checks or exchanging money.

In terms of the actual bank notes, the highest denomination in yen is the 10,000-yen note. Despite having a relatively high value, you will notice 10,000 yen notes being used a lot. This is because Japan is still a cash-based society that is also quite safe. After the 10,000-yen note, there is also a 5,000-yen note, a 2,000-yen note, and a 1,000-yen note, although you seldom see the 2,000-yen notes.

As for coins, there are four silver-colored coins: the 500-yen coin, the 100-yen coin, the 50-yen coin with a hole through its center, and the 1-yen coin. The 10-yen coin and the 5-yen with a hole through its center are both bronze.

Credit cards

Most hotels, major department stores and restaurants accept VISA, Master, JCB, Amex and Diners Club cards. However, smaller shops like train station kiosks, convenience stores, vending machines and train ticket machines do not tend to accept credit cards, so it is always wise to make sure you are carrying some cash.

Traveler's checks

Traveler's checks are accepted at most hotels and banks.


Cards from Cirrus, PLUS, Maestro and VISA Electron networks can all be used at post office ATMs. Usually you can find a post office located close to a train station.

Business hours

Banks are open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Currency exchange desks at airports are open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm 365 days a year.
Supermarkets are generally open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, although this can vary from store to store.
Convenience stores are generally open 24 hours a day.
Post offices are open for 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Department stores are open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Some restaurants are open 24 hours a day. Others are open from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. Bars are generally open from 6:00 pm to midnight.


Appliances in Japan run on 100V A.C. and plug in to a 2-flat pin, Type A socket. It is difficult to find sockets compatible with 3-pin plugs or supplying 120V, 200V, and 220V electricity, so we recommend you to bring an adapter with you.


Unless otherwise stated, tap water is safe to drink all over Japan. If you prefer, you can also buy mineral water at convenience stores, supermarkets, and station kiosks.


Smoking is prohibited inside most buildings and stations, except in designated smoking areas.


In Japan, the consumption tax is 8%. When shopping, please make sure that the price is included or excluded tax.

Japan Rail Pass

The Japan Rail Pass is offered by the six companies that make up the Japan Railways Group (JR Group) and offers an exceptionally economical way to travel around the country (via JR Group lines; not valid on subways and private railways). Please be aware, however, that some restrictions may apply. Please refer to the Japan Rail Pass official website for more details:


The weather is a common topic of conversation in Japan, which is not surprising considering the fact that Japan spans 20 degrees of latitude resulting in a complex climate. Weather varies a lot by region, from the harsh winters and mild summers of Hokkaido to the sub-tropical climate of Okinawa. But even in the same city, there can also be a wide range of weather in the same year. For example, in Sapporo (located in Hokkaido), temperatures can fall to minus 10 degrees in the winter yet reach 30 degrees in heat waves during the summer.

On the mainland, summer temperatures are generally between 20 and 30 degrees centigrade. It is also worth noting that there is a rainy season in early summer lasting for a few weeks from mid-June to mid-July, although this season also has its fair share of days of fine weather. In the late summer, rains can come again with the occasional typhoon, but these usually blow over in a day.

Telephone / Fax: International direct dialing services

Should you wish to receive a phone call of or fax from overseas, please note that the country code for Japan is 81.
For outgoing international calls, dial either 001 010 (using the telephone carrier KDD) or 0033 010 (using the telephone carrier NTT) followed by the country code, then omit the first zero from the telephone number. You will need an international telephone card to make calls from certain public telephone boxes as regular telephone cards cannot be used to make international calls.


If you are in need of the emergency services, you can call 110 for the police or 119 for the fire brigade or an ambulance. Language should be no problem as the operator should be able to understand simple English.

Further Information

For further information to help you make the most of your stay in Tokyo or Japan in general, please visit the "GO TOKYO—Official Tokyo Travel Guide" Website at
Information is available in English, Chinese, Korean, German, Italian, Spanish and French.