The 71st Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology will be held in Nagoya, Japan from Thursday, April 11 to Sunday, April 14, 2019. I am honored to have been appointed the congress president by the chairperson, executive board members, and all members of our society.
Nagoya University will host the Society’s annual congress for the third time, following those hosted by the late Dr. Naotaka Ishizuka (19th Congress) and then Dr. Yutaka Tomoda (47th Congress). Over the years, our annual congresses have evolved markedly from academic presentations to a new focus on educational sessions for students, specialists, and young physicians. Another noteworthy trend is our globalization, with international sessions and joint sessions held in cooperation with foreign academic societies. The coming 71st Congress will include a Japan-Germany joint conference. Furthermore, many workshops and lectures will be held to enable you to obtain essential units for achieving and renewing qualifications as board-certified specialists. I encourage you to attend these workshops and lectures to systematically help you achieve your goals.
Any academic congress should provide opportunities for spreading academic research. We hope the candidate presentations for the JSOG Congress Award and high-score presentations we have selected will attract large audiences, and that many members, including young scientists, will take part in the core symposiums of the 71st congress. In view of the essential objective of our academic meetings, the main theme of the 71st congress will be “Searching for Truth.”
The venue, Nagoya Congress Center, is located only a ten minutes’ walk from the nearby subway stations of Hibino and Nishitakakura. The likely starting subway station for Hibino or Nishitakakura is Sakae or Kanayama. By taking a subway train from Nagoya station, you will be ready to change trains at Kanayama Station. A roofed pedestrian path runs from Hibino to the venue. Since all sessions and congress events will take place at the same venue, it will be easy to move among meeting rooms.
Completed in 1990, the Nagoya Congress Center is a well-established academic venue long been used for many national medical congresses, including those of the Japan Surgical Society and the Japan Diabetes Society. However, it may now seem somewhat cramped for an annual congress of the scale of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, particularly as the number of participants continues to increase. Since poster presentations will be held along corridors, there may be some inconvenience for presenters and audience.
Nagoya city offers convenient transport links thanks to its location between the Kanto and Kinki districts of Japan. Unexpectedly, however, many travelers pass through without stopping. The 71st Congress, with “Searching for Truth” as its main theme, will welcome you with heartfelt hospitality and a variety of local delicacies unique to the central district of Japan.
In cooperation with past and present members of our department, we will do our utmost to make the congress a great success for all participants.
We look forward to welcoming you in Nagoya.
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