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Toshihiko Yamashita

Toshihiko Yamashita, M.D., Ph.D.
Congress President
The 92nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Orthopaedic Surgery

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) to be held on May 9-12, 2019, at PACIFICO Yokohama in Yokohama City, Japan.

The main theme of this congress is “The power of orthopaedics as the power of Japan.” We would like to emphasize the contribution and importance of orthopaedics to the promotion of the health and activity of people regardless of age and gender in today’s Japanese society. Orthopaedics is also expected to contribute to medical care for top athletes, such as participants in 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Also, the sub-theme of this congress is “Open innovation through interdisciplinary communication.” We aim to foster open innovation in relation to orthopaedics through communication and collaboration with different fields of natural or social sciences in this congress.

This congress will cover the latest advances in orthopaedic problems, trauma care and all aspects of bone, joint and spine surgery as well as other exciting events, both educational and for your entertainment. We are currently preparing the scientific program, including plenary lectures, symposia, panel discussions, instructional lectures, and oral/poster presentations.

We truly hope that you will join the JOA 2019 congress in Yokohama and join in the exchange of scientific knowledge and friendship. See you all in Yokohama.

Best wishes,.

Toshihiko Yamashita


Masashi Yamazaki

Masashi Yamazaki, M.D., Ph.D.
President
The Japanese Orthopaedic Association

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

On behalf of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA), I would like to cordially invite you to the 92nd Annual Meeting of the JOA to be held at the PACIFICO Yokohama in Yokohama City from May 9 - 12, 2019. The meeting is going to be organized by Professor Toshihiko Yamashita and his team from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sapporo Medical University.

The City of Yokohama, which is located approximately 30km south-west of Tokyo, is a fantastic international harbor city, having more than 3.7 million population. The PACIFICO Yokohama was also the venue of the 89th JOA meeting organized by Yokohama City University in 2016.

The JOA was founded in 1926. Since that foundation, the JOA has made significant achievements in both clinical and basic research in Orthopaedic fields. The JOA has now more than 24,900 members. At the 92nd Annual Meeting, you can obtain recent advances in Orthopaedics at instructional lectures, symposium and panel discussions. You can also expect presentations and discussions to be carried out on specialized topics on “The Specialty Days”.

We truly hope that you will join the 92nd JOA Annual Meeting, participate in a variety of activities, and interact with other participants from around the world. We look forward to seeing you in Yokoyama in May 2019.

Sincerely yours,

Masashi Yamazaki

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