The 36th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of
Stoma and Continence Rehabilitation /
The 11th Congress of the Asian Society of Stoma Rehabilitation
(Vice-President, Osaka City Juso Hospital)
It is a great pleasure to announce that we will be holding the 36th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Stoma and Continence Rehabilitation and the 11th Congress of the Asian Society of Stoma Rehabilitation at the Osaka International Convention Center on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd of February, 2019.
It is also an undeserved honor as the president responsible for organizing the conference to be able to co-organize the 11th Congress of the Asian Society of Stoma Rehabilitation at the same time.
The main theme of the 36th annual meeting is “studying the past to learn new things.” In the field of stoma, as there has thus far been little evidence to support our research findings, we have had to develop knowledge and technologies based on so-called “tradition,” or what has been handed down from the past. Therefore, by setting “studying the past to learn new things” as this year’s theme, we are now going to reestablish old traditions from which we will gain new knowledge. So, at the conferences, I would urge all participants to actively present their old traditions alongside the new knowledge and findings.
In October, 1981, the Kansai stoma research seminar was held in Osaka, the first regional stoma research seminar ever held in Japan, with the Kansai stoma care workshop also being held in Osaka in July, 1982, followed by other regional workshops of this kind. The nationwide annual meeting to be held in Osaka this time, a place we can call the birthplace of stoma care, is the first one in 20 years, following the 16th annual meeting led by Dr Katsuhisa Shindo in 1999.
Osaka has various sightseeing spots - Osaka Castle, Tsutenkaku Tower, Dotonbori Area, Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. It also has a rich and varied food culture called “kuidaore,” literally meaning to eat oneself to bankruptcy. In addition to the conference, I hope that all participants will thoroughly enjoy the abundant entertainment that Osaka has on offer.
We, the conference staff, will make every effort to ensure that the meetings are academically fulfilling and satisfying to all participants. I hope that as many people as possible will participate in the meetings.