| We warmly welcome you to attend the 12th Annual Meeting of JSMO, which will be held in Fukuoka from July 17 to 19 (Thursday to Saturday) 2014 in Fukuoka City, Japan.
The theme of the meeting is “Comprehensive Cancer Therapy - From Translational Research and Chemotherapy to Cancer Survivorship.” Though advances in research on cancer biology and translational research have resulted in many molecularly targeted agents and new treatment modalities, Japan and other Asian countries must deal with a rapid increase in cancer
patients and survivors,especially among the elderly.The 12th Annual Meeting will discuss not only advances in cancer-targeted therapies, but also geriatric oncology and the management of cancer survivors. We expect to continue our collaboration with oncology societies from the US and EU, as well those from Asian-Pacific regions. Please join us in the international sessions to discuss issues that are vital to oncology.
Fukuoka is a wonderful city to spend time in. It is located on Kyushu Island in the southwestern part of Japan, approximately 1000 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Fukuoka is a 90-minute flight from Tokyo, just over an hour from Seoul, 2 hours from Taipei and 4.5 hours from Beijing. Because of its central location, Fukuoka has been Japan’s gateway to other Asian countries over the millennia, and has many interesting sites that are influenced by the Asian continent. There are also many fine restaurants within and around Fukuoka, where you can enjoy Hakata (Fukuoka) cuisine and fresh locally-sourced seafood, meats, vegetables and fruits at reasonable prices.
We are certain that you will enjoy stimulating discussions and have many memorable experiences in Fukuoka during your stay. The members of the secretariat of the 12th JSMO 2014 Annual Meeting look forward to welcoming you to Fukuoka in July of next year.
|Kazuo Tamura, M.D., Ph.D.|
|Congress President, 12th Annual Meeting of JSMO
Professor of Internal Medicine, Fukuoka University