The 70th Annual Meeting of Japan Radiological Society

Notice about Cancellation of the 70th Annual Meeting of the Japan Radiological Society in Yokohama and the Holding of a Web Conference (May 9-20)

I would like to express my deepest condolences for the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck eastern Japan on March 11. I pray for the repose of the souls of those who lost their lives and I share great sorrow for the people who have lost loved ones. I also sincerely hope that the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant will end as soon as possible.
Since being nominated as president of the meeting, I have devoted myself to preparations in order to prepare an opportunity for the people of various professions who bear the future of radiological medical care to come in contact with leading-edge research and medical treatment.
However, as the absolutely unimaginable full picture of this disaster in the Tohoku and Kanto areas has come to light, I have decided that we must abandon the initial plan for holding the 70th annual meeting (April 7-10, Pacifico Yokohama). This decision is also the result of discussions with the members of the board of directors, including chairman Kazuro Sugimura, and various related parties such as the Japan Radiology Congress, the Japanese Society of Radiological Technology, the Japan Society of Medical Physics, and the Japan Industries Association of Radiological Systems. Although as president I regret that we are forced to cancel the meeting, I also realize that this is nothing compared to the hardships faced by the people who have suffered from this unparalleled disaster. I hope that instead of attending the meeting, from their various positions society members will devote their efforts to aid and activities for reconstruction assistance for the victims of this disaster.
As for the 70th annual meeting, we are planning to hold it on the web, focusing on the electronic poster (Cypos) that you have already registered for, and access to cases and explanations of an image interpretation session / nuclear medicine image interpretation session (to be held May 9-20; post-meeting access available May 21-31; participation and registration fee of JPY 3,000). We are also hoping to be able to provide an environment in which participants can access general lectures to the extent possible. We will announce details by the end of March. I ask for your kind support.
I would also like to express my sincere apologies to the many people both inside and outside Japan who cooperated greatly with preparations for this meeting, including making programs, and checking general speech subjects, and to the people who made preparations to present the results of their daily research at the meeting. As president, I am truly sorry.

Kuni Ohtomo
President of the 70th Annual Meeting of the Japan Radiological Society

Invitation

The 70th Annual Meeting of the Japan Radiological Society  °Ĺ Radiology Tomorrow : driven by diversity °Ĺ

Dear Colleagues,

The 70th Annual Meeting of the Japan Radiological Society (JRS) will be held on April 7-10, 2011 in Yokohama, Japan in conjunction with the 67th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Radiological Technology, the 101st Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Medical Physics, and International Technical Exhibition of Medical Imaging 2011.

As President of the JRS, I am very pleased to extend you a warm invitation to this conference in Japan. The primary objective of the JRS scientific assembly is to promote the highest quality of radiological practice throughout science and education. The theme of the conference in 2011 - °»Radiology Tomorrow: driven by diversity°… - will serve to advance the role of radiology in the next decade.

Yokohama is one of the world°«s most famous port cities. The conference will take place at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center, which is within easy walking distance of hundreds of restaurants and a wide selection of hotels.

The timing of this event is especially fortunate as April is the month when the cherry blossoms (sakura) are in full bloom. Spring is the most beautiful season in Japan, and we hope that you will take the opportunity to visit other parts of the country during your visit.

We look forward to welcoming a large number of participants from the world.

Kuni Ohtomo, M.D., Ph.D.
President of the 70th Annual Meeting of the Japan Radiological Society
Chairman and Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Tokyo

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