The 29th Annual Meeting of the Japan Otological Society

Greeting Message

Greeting Message

The 29th Annual Meeting of the Japan Otological Society

President
Seiji Kakehata, M.D., Ph.D.


In 2019 we will be hosting a conference of the Japanese Otological Society in Yamagata. As the largest member of the Japanese Otolaryngology Society, it is a great honor to be hosting the conference in Yamagata for the first time. The theme for the meeting is ‘From Individual Conception to World Standard’.

Overriding objective of the conference is for it to be used it as a platform to spread the allure of Otology. Ear surgery is often seen as more difficult, and requiring a much longer waiting period before young doctors can perform surgeries themselves. However, as we know, there are many new frontiers in Otology, and these updated methods are very interesting. By inviting surgeons and researchers on the cutting edge of these technological developments from all around the world, we wish to spread the message that Otology is an important, exciting and accessible field, and inspire a new generation of surgeons and researchers to join us.

The number of young doctors from Japan who take time to study abroad is waning, and by bringing the world’s best to Yamagata, I want to show them what an exciting world exists in Otology. To this end, doctors from all countries are most welcomed to attend the conference and take part in this global exchange of ideas and connection.

To ensure that the conference is a valuable experience for all attendees, the following format has been decided upon.

Theme Sessions: These twelve, 90-minute sessions will focus on the most cutting edge topics in Otology, both international and domestic. Keynote addresses by the world’s leading surgeons and researchers will be followed by rarely held in Japan, round-table discussions on the presented topics. This format will afford all participants the opportunity to participate in, and contribute to, in-depth discussions on the most relevant topics in Otology.

Next Generation Sessions: These 60-minute sessions are provided for doctors under 50 to deliver their personal message on Otology to the audience. The topics of these sessions are open to the presenters to decide, and I greatly look forward to hearing what will be discussed.

New Generation Session: During this 90-minute session we will select a winning presentation from amongst six pre-selected young doctors (under 40). It will give us an exciting glimpse into the bright future of Otology.

First Timers’ Session: This session is the stage for first-time presenters at an Otological Society conference. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a doctor, resident, or student, I look forward to hearing your fresh opinions, ideas and observations.

I look forward to welcoming doctors from Japan and all over the world to this great opportunity for expanding and strengthening our global Otology community.


Seiji Kakehata, M.D., Ph.D.
President
The 29th Annual Meeting of the Japan Otological Society