I am very pleased to tell you that we will be hosting the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Toxicology at Winc Aichi (Aichi Industry & Labor Center) in Nagoya, Japan from June 29 to July 1, 2016. The annual meeting in Nagoya is for the first time in ten years, and we are working hard to prepare this meeting to be a very memorable gathering for all participants.
As usual, the program will feature a fascinating lineup of special lectures, educational lectures, symposiums, workshops, and oral/poster presentations. Of course, we will also extend our customary awards to young scientists who deliver outstanding presentations. And, since next year will mark the 35th anniversary of our society’s founding, we are putting together a special project to commemorate this milestone. In addition to presentations on the latest research findings, the scientific program will include a diverse array of corporate exhibits related to toxicology. The exhibits will be displayed in a roomy area that will also encompass a poster presentation zone and a lounge, providing participants with a place where they can freely interact and share information with one another.
Today, Japan’s population is graying at a rapid rate. As life spans grow longer, there is an increasing need to extend the healthy life expectancy. We have decided to host this year’s annual meeting under the theme of “Toxicology for Health Promotion” to provide a forum for reflecting upon how toxicological research can contribute to human health. As a symbol of this theme, the meeting posters and fliers will bear the Bowl of Hygieia. Hygieia was the daughter of Asclepius, the god of medicine, and herself represented the goddess of health and hygiene in Greek mythology. The Bowl of Hygieia was evolved as a symbol of health and pharmaceutical sciences.
Our annual meeting is an excellent opportunity for toxicologists to gather under the same roof to share the latest scientific advances and insights. The venue city, Nagoya, is located in the heart of Japan, providing convenient access from many parts of the country. Moreover, Winc Aichi is linked to nearby Nagoya Station via an underground passageway that runs through Midland Square, a large office building that also houses many shops and restaurants. Please be sure to come to Nagoya for a very rewarding and relaxing experience. My fellow organizers and I will be very happy to see you.
Masahiko Satoh President, The 43rd Annual Meeting of JSOT Professor, School of Pharmacy, Aichi Gakuin University