Welcome Massage from the President
The 55th Annual Meeting of Japanese Scoliosis Society
Yukihiro Matsuyama, M.D., Ph.D.
(Division of Orthopedic Surgery,
Hamamatsu University School of Medicine)
It is my pleasure to announce the 55th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Scoliosis will be held at Act City Hamamatsu for two days from Friday, November 5th to Saturday, November 6th, 2021. I am greatly honored to be the president of this meeting with tradition, and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all my colleagues and officers of the society for giving this opportunity.
Also, I would like to extend my cordial respect and gratitude toward all the medical professionals all over the country, who are devoting themselves in the face of the COVD-19.
I have named the theme of this meeting as "Ungai Soten", which means that if you are determined to challenge the difficulties, you can expect a pleasant blue sky later. It shows my wish that, amidst the feeling of hopelessness of the pandemic, this meeting will be a place where the blue sky can be seen with clouds of daily clinical questions being cleared away. Yes, we all know life is not always fun. Nevertheless, we can meet a bright future after overcoming painful and unhappy times. That told on your mind, it is sure to be the driving force to survive every day.
I plan to host 5 featuring symposia:
1: International Case Discussion on Spinal Deformity from Young to Elderly (one case each from EOS,AIS and ASD)
2: Preoperative Evaluation of Shoulder Balance (including neck tilt), Surgical Plan, and Points to be Considered at the Time of Surgery
3: Video session on Correction Method for AIS Type 1 or 2 Overview of the Points Focusing on Shoulder Balance, Kyphosis Formation, and Correction Method
4: Significance and Technical Issues on Coronal Plane Correction and Balance Improvement in Adult Spinal Deformity
5: Adaptation and the Limits of Treatment for EOS
At International Case Discussion, on-line participations live from overseas are encouraged for case studies.
In addition, I would like to incorporate as many video sessions as possible to make the meeting visually impactful, and memorable as well.
The situation of new coronavirus infection is yet to be stable. Although the meeting will be held in a hybrid format, I would like to welcome as many participants in person as possible, if the situation allows. It would be wonderful if I could meet my fellow members face-to-face to enjoy the discussions.
Thank you very much, and I look forward to welcoming you in Hamamatsu.