Welcome Message

The 47th Annual Meeting of the Japan Shoulder Society
Congress President Naoki Suenaga
Chairman, Upper Extremity Center of
Joint Replacement & Endoscopic Surgery
Hokushin Orthopaedic Hospital

It is my great pleasure to announce that the 47th Annual Meeting of the Japan Shoulder Society will be hosted at Hotel Emisia Sapporo and Shin-Sapporo ARC City Hotel, on October 9th and 10th, 2020.

The Annual Meeting of the Japan Shoulder Society has been started since 1974 ahead of the world by several Japanese pioneers. The meeting started with only a few shoulder surgeons, however, the participants has increased to about 2000 recently by the participation of not only medical doctors but also physical therapists and nurses.

At the 47th Annual Meeting of the Japan Shoulder Society, under the theme of "Innovation Based on Reflection –From Asian Experience to the World-", we select several main subjects with viewpoints which are a bit different from the conventional ones in order to send original ideas and researches from this meeting to the world. The main subjects are "Long-term results over 10 years", "Multi-institutional researches", "Prospective studies", and so on.

Furthermore, international symposiums and co-sponsored seminars with more than 10 famous overseas doctors will be planned.

In Sapporo in October, you can enjoy special foods such as fresh salmon roe, mushrooms, and game dishes such as an Ezo deer. In addition, there are many hot-spring resort areas near Sapporo, such as Asarigawa Onsen, Jozankei Onsen, Lake Shikotsu Onsen, etc. At that time, it may be possible to watch the colored leaves. If you go a little further, you can enjoy hiking, horse riding, paragliding and rafting in Niseko resort area.

The conference venue, Shin Sapporo, is 28 minutes by train from New Chitose airport, 8 minutes by train from Sapporo station, and 19 minutes by subway from Odori station which is the center of Sapporo city. It is a place where you can access smoothly not only to Sapporo city but also to sightseeing spots in Hokkaido. We hope that you will join us with your family and enjoy autumn of Hokkaido.

Sapporo in October may be a bit chilly, but autumn leaves often start, and it is often blessed with good weather. We are looking forward to seeing a lot of shoulder surgeons and medical staff members.