Program Committee
The 46th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Fracture Repair
-Fracture treatment in the era of a changing population pyramid-
  Seiya Jingushi M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kyushu Rosai Hospital, Japan Organization of Occupational Health and Safety
The 46th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Fracture Repair will be held at the New West Japan General Exhibition Center and the AIM3F, located by JR Kokura Station in Kitakyushu, on July 3 (Fri.) and 4 (Sat.), 2020. I am highly honored to host this meeting. Kyushu Rosai Hospital was established in 1949 as Japan’s first hospital to provide medical services for those affected by labor accidents amid the postwar restoration. The departments of orthopedics and physical treatment have existed since our foundation, and so we have long been engaged in treating patients with trauma from labor accidents. Celebrating our 70th anniversary this year, we are a regional core hospital that handles a great many cases of trauma treatment each year.

Recently, the population pyramid of Japan has been changing dramatically, with an increasing number of elderly persons and a dwindling working-age population. This is having a major impact on the medical field, resulting in considerable changes in bone fracture treatment due to the increasing incidence of fragility fractures in the elderly. In 2025, all babyboomers will reach the age of 75 years. With this as the target year, a national project for streamlining regional medical services is under way; there is increasing pressure to discharge inpatients, including elderly fracture patients, from hospital to their home, healthcare facility, or elsewhere as early as possible. Meanwhile, because the population of working age is decreasing, there is a strong trend toward early discharge and return to the workplace among inpatients of working age. Hence, there is increasing demand for better and earlier return to social activities for fracture patients, both among the elderly and the working generation. I believe it will be increasingly important not only to advance our knowledge and skills on conventional fracture treatment, but also to develop new therapeutic modalities to accelerate the fracture healing process itself, the so-called “The positive conservative treatment for fracture repair.”

I hope the coming meeting will provide good opportunities, including hot topics on fracture treatment amid the changing population pyramid, for the benefit of both participants and society at large. The venue is located within walking distance from JR Kokura Station, where all Shinkansen trains stop. Kitakyushu Airport has many flights, mainly from Haneda Airport and including highly rated local airlines, which run from early morning to late at night, ensuring good access to the venue. Furthermore, Kitakyushu City, which was selected last year as one of the Three Major Night Views of Japan, has many sightseeing spots, including Kokura Castle and the Mojiko Station building, both of which were refurbished this spring. The meeting coincides with the season of Kokura Gion Daiko, a Japanese drum festival designated as a national important intangible folk cultural property. Located near the big fishing harbor of Shimonoseki, Kitakyushu is famed for its delicious seafood and other seasonal delicacies.

I look forward to welcoming you warmly.
July 2019
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