Greetings

May 2015

It is an honor to officially announce that the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Physiological Science of Japan will be held in Sapporo for three days from March 22 (Tue) to 24 (Thu), 2016 at the Sapporo Convention Center. The last annual meeting hosted in Sapporo was held in June 2004. The 2016 meeting will be hosted after 12-year interval. Our staff are all working hard to assure that this event will be productive and useful to all participants. We would like to extend a hearty welcome to all members and guests who will attend the meeting.

The Physiological Society of Japan was founded to promote academic research in the physiological sciences and to thus contribute to the enhancement of human health. Each year, the Society holds an annual meeting to provide researchers in the field of physiology from Japan as well as the rest of the world an opportunity to get together to exchange the latest information and to have discussions with leading researchers in physiology who are invited as special lecturers or symposiasts. Through these meetings, the Society aims to promote the advancement of physiology.

The main theme of the 93rd annual meeting is "Scientific Inquiry into the Function of Living Organisms for the Development of New Physiological Approaches." The idea behind this theme is to encourage participants in this meeting, which will be held in Sapporo in northern Japan, to rediscover the functions and nature of living organisms and to explore new approaches to physiology. Programs to facilitate active discussions involving all participants in line with the main theme for the meeting are now being developed.

We will continue our efforts to ensure that this will be an academic meeting that satisfies all participants regardless of their membership of the Physiological Society of Japan.

We hope that the meeting will be productive and beneficial to each participant and provide an opportunity to exchange views with other researchers. We look forward to seeing many of you at the meeting.

Sincerely,

Presidents of the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan
Akira Takai MD., Ph.D.
Professor, Medical Course Basic Medicine Physiology (Autonomous Function), School of Medicine, Asahikawa Medical University
Noritsugu Tohse, MD., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cellular Physiology and Signal Transduction, School of Medicine, Sapporo Medical University

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