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  1. 1. THE 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PREVENTIVE CARDIOLOGY "Practicing Prevention for the 21th Century" Jointly with THE 4th INTERNATIONAL HEART HEALTH CONFERENCE May 27-31, 2001 Osaka, Japan --+- Index -+-- Invitations Organizing Commitee Scientific Program Commitee Local Organizing Commitee International Heart Health Advisory Board Sponsors Conference Schedule Plenary Sessions Simultaneous Sessions Free Communications Poster Sessions Satellite Symposia Scientific Program Instructions Registration Social Program Commercial Exhibits Official Travel Agent Hotel Accommodations Accompanying Persons' Program Optional Tours Post-Congress Tours Travel Information Venue Access to Osaka ORGANIZED BY:
  2. 2. Science Council of Japan Japan Cardiovascular Research Foundation Japanese Circulation Society Organizing Committee of the 5th International Conference on Preventive Cardiology JAPANESE NEXT
  3. 3. INVITATION Dear Colleague: On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we invite to participate in the 5th International Conference on Preventive Cardiology to be held in Osaka, Japan in May of 2001. This time the conference will be joined by the 4th International Heart Health Conference, because 2001 is the first year in which the 3- and 4-year cycles of the two meetings coincide. The Scientific Program Committee is putting together an outstanding program under the theme of "Practicing Prevention for the 21st Century," which we have chosen to commemorate the opening of a new century. Because of changes taking place in lifestyles and the public health environment, cardiovascular disease has become a major public health problem in most developed and developing countries. Recent extensions in life spans in many countries have also caused cardiovascular disease to become more prevalent. With this background, it is expected that making progress in geriatric medicine and in controlling cardiovascular disease will be one of the most important tasks for public health professionals, clinicians and research scientists in the 21st century. It is needless to say that the first step in prevention of cardiovascular disease is lifestyle modification. Long-term drug treatments have also shown beneficial effects for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease and stroke. The conference program will include topics covering the broad aspects of practicing prevention. Fruitful discussions based on an exchange of new ideas and new information and very much expected to contribute to the promotion of prevention both in developed and developing countries in the new century. Osaka, the second largest city in Japan, is located in the center of the main island of Japan and is easily accessible from any part of the world. Neighboring cities such as Kyoto and Nara are well known as places that preserve Japan's ancient, traditional culture. We are planning various social programs through which you will be able to touch on some of the aspects of this culture. We are looking forward to your participation to make the conference a success. Sincerely, Teruo Omae, M.D. Tsuneaki Sugimoto, M.D Hiroshi Yanagawa, M.D President Vice-president Vice-president World Heart Federation and its Section on Epidemiology and Prevention Preventive Cardiology in the 21st Century
  4. 4. Preventive cardiology is a term from the last century. It encompasses both the population approach to prevention with public health measures and campaigns, as well as the individually oriented high risk approaches. The latter has become increasingly important as our understanding of the mechanisms leading to overt clinical disease has greatly improved, and effective prophylactic treatment developed. This has lead to a less clear distinction between treating those already affected, and the prevention of disease in the high risk individuals. There is no qualitative difference between avoiding a reinfarction in a patient having survived his or her first myocardial infarct, and the prevention of the first ischaemic event in a type-II diabetic. The risk for an ischaemic attack is of the same magnitude in both groups. This knowledge stems from large epidemiological studies as well as the intervention trials, and is now embedded in the most recent international guidelines. The current cardiovascular trends are showing declining mortality rates in the industrialised part of the world whereas a second increasing wave is taking place in the developing world and the former eastern European countries. The sheer number of people exposed to this wave will increase the number of heart patients to revels never observed before, and the demand for effective prevention and postponement of premature event will expand correspondingly. This makes Japan and Asia a highly natural venue for the 5th International Conference on Preventive Cardiology which will take place as a Joint conference with the International Heart Health Conference (5th ICPC and 4th IHHC) May 27- 31, 2001. The conference slogan: Practicing prevention for the 21st century will address all the topics needed to implement rational measures against the new cardiovascular epidemic. Emphasis will be put on the epidemiology of CVD in developed and developing countries, CVD in women, the emerging epidemic of obesity and insulin resistance, the need for identifying genetically determined CVD risk factor susceptibility, further development of feasible and practicable guidelines, as well as more insight into why community programs and public measures are less successful than previously anticipated. Stroke prevention is of particular interest in the Asian world, and we welcome this opportunity to visit Japan which has managed effectively to reduce the stroke mortality rates both by public health measures as well as effective blood pressure control. The World Health Organisation has placed tobacco on the world agenda, and the 5th ICPC will dedicate a substantial part of its effort and time on this issue, hoping that the joint actions may eventually turn the deadly tide of tobacco smoking. The conferences on preventive cardiology have roots in the World Heart Federation's Ten Day Teaching Seminars on Epidemiology and Prevention which have been running for more than thirty years, and influenced thinking, learning and research in more than a thousand fellows. The 5th ICPC is a tribute both to the host country and to the farsighted researchers who founded the Teaching Seminars. We are honoured that Japan will welcome us to this important conference and are looking forward to May, 2001. Dag S. Thelle, M.D. President
  5. 5. International Heart Health Advisory Board Promoting Heart Health for All The year 2001 will be the occasion of the 4th International Heart Health Conference (4th IHHC) to be held, for the first time, in conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Preventive Cardiology (5th ICPC). This is a once in a life time opportunity for all those interested in the heart and blood vessels, be it from the spectrum of health promotion through disease prevention to tertiary care, to gather and learn together. As many will recall, the 1st International Heart Health Conference was held in Victoria, Canada in June of 1 992. This meeting produced the Victoria Declaration on Heart Health. This unique document outlined the scale of the global burden of heart disease and stroke and presented, for the first time, an international scientific consensus that heart disease was preventable and that enough was known about these conditions for comprehensive action to be taken. Barcelona was the site of the 2nd IHHC in 1995 when the global heart health community was again gathered. This meeting produced the Catalonia Declaration that outlined in some detail, examples of how heart and stroke disease could be successfully prevented and managed. This was quickly followed by a companion piece to the declaration. produced by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, USA, which gave additional global experience in this regard. Singapore was the host of the 3rd IHHC in September 1998. The Singapore Declaration was the product of this meeting and was titled "Forging the Will for Heart Health". With this document the International Advisory Board of the Conference outlined the nature and scope of the capacity needed if heart disease and stroke were to become relics of the 20th century. This Declaration emphasized the need for leadership at all levels in society and particularly the need for political will to undertake action if this great task is to become a reality. Clearly much needs to be done if the vision and goals of the various heart health declarations are to be realized. Osaka 2001 and the Osaka Declaration that will result are intended to aid this process. This meeting in conjunction with the 5th ICPC will provide the forum where the gap between the science and policy with respect to heart disease and stroke can be examined and hopefully narrowed. On behalf of the Advisory Board of the 4th IHHC it is my pleasure to extend an invitation to the global heart health community to come to Osaka in May of 2001 to continue the attack on the world's biggest killer. David R. MacLean, M.D. Chair HOME NEXT
  6. 6. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE President Teruo Omae(Japan) Vice-president Tsuneaki Sugimoto(Japan) Hiroshi Yangawa(Japan) Secretary General Kazunori Kodama(Japan) Stephen MacMahon(Australia) Members Robert Beaglehole(New Zealand) Russell V. Luepker(U.S.A.) Arun Chockalingam(Canada) Mario Maranhao(Brazil) Gilles R. Dagenais(Canada) Ingrid Martin(Switqerland) Tsutomu Hashimoto(Japan) Takeo Saruta(Japan) Osamu Limura(Japan) Jeremiah Stamler(U.S.A.) Darwin R. Labarthe(U.S.A.) Lars Wilhelmsen(Sweden) Lisheng Liu(China) Yoshio Yazaki(Japan) BACK HOME NEXT
  7. 7. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE Chair Hirotsugu Ueshima(Japan) Vice-chair Koshiro Fukiyama(Japan) International Members Giovanni B. Ambrosio(Itary) Stephen MacMahon(Australia) Laurence Beilin(Australia) Michael Marmot(U.K.) David Curb(U.S.A.) Gilles Paradis(Canada) Guy de Backer(Belgium) Thomas Pearson(U.S.A.) Pierre Ducimetiere(France) Kalevi Pyorala(Finland) Paul Elliot(U.K.) Srinath Reddy(India) Felix Gutzwiller(Switzerland) Talma Rosenthal(Israel) Ulrich Keil(Germany) Susana Sans(Spain) Emmanuel Christina Hugo Kesteloot(Belgium) Shanta(Singapore) Kay-Tee Khaw(U.K.) Dag Thelle(Norway) Daan Kromhout(The Netherlands) Paul Whelton(U.S.A.) Shiriki Kumanyika(U.S.A.) Salim Yusuf(Finland) Local Members Kikuo Arakawa Akira Okayama Masatoshi Fujishima Yasuyoshi Ouchi Katsuhiko Hiramori Koryo Sawai Sadanobu Kagamimori Shigeo Shibata Katsuo Kanmatsuse Kazuo Suzuki Hiroshi Mabuchi Shuichi Takishita Hiroaki Matsuoka Heizo Tanaka Yuji Matsuzawa Hideaki Toyoshima Masao Nakagawa Matoo Tsushima Yosikazu Nakamura Makoto Uchiyama Jun Ogata Kazuo Ueda Toshio Ogihara Takenori Yamaguchi BACK HOME NEXT
  8. 8. LOCAL ORGANZNG COMMITTEE Finance Committee Chair Takao Saruta Social Program Committee Chair Tsutomu Hashimoto Co-chair Jun Ogata Public Committee Chair Hiroshi Yanagawa Assistant-chair Yosikazu Nakamura Registration Committee Chair Jun Ogata Advisors Ikuo Saito, Shuichi Takeshita BACK HOME NEXT
  9. 9. INTERNATIONAL HEART HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD Chair David R. MacLean (Canada) Vice-chair Kazunori Kodama (Japan) Thomas A. Pearson(U.S.A.) International Members Virginia Bales (U.S.A.) Helios Pardell (Spain) John W. Farquhar (U.S.A.) Pekka M. Puska (Finland) Sylvie Stachenko (WHO, Lip Ping Low (Singapore) Denmark) Brian O'Connor (Canada) Members Ala Alwan (WHO, Switzerland) Darwin R. Labarthe (U.S.A.) John Catford (Australia) Thomas Lasater (U.S.A.) Beatrix Champagne (U.S.A.) Richard Lessard (Canada) Arun Chockalingam (Canada) Judith Mackay (Hong Kong) Ruth Collins Nakai (Canada) Rafael G. Oganov (Russia) John Elder (U.S.A.) Teruo Omae (Japan) Shanta C. Emmanuel (Singapore) Armando Peruga (U.S.A.) Cristina Maria Escobar (Chile) Andres Petrasovits (Canada) Fernando de Padua (Portugal) K. Srinath Reddy (lndia) Aushra Shatchkute (WHO, Bartolome Finizola (Venezuela) Denmark) H. Ghannen (Tunisia) Elaine Stone (U.S.A.) Igor Glasunov (Russia) Gregory Taylor (Canada) Vilius Grabauskas (Lithuania) Richard Tresserras (Spain) Lawrence Green (U.S.A.) Kazuo Ueda (Japan) E. Greiser (Germany) Hirotsugu Ueshima (Japan) Dean Jamison (U.S.A.) Elinor Wilson (Canada) L. Komarek (Czech Republic) Yukio Yamori (Japan) (U.S.A.) Jeffrey Koplan (U.S.A.) Hiroshi Yanagawa (Japan) BACK HOME NEXT
  10. 10. SPONSORS International Sponsors World Heart Federation and its Section on Epidemiology and Prevention World Health Organization(WHO) Asia-Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Disease and many others Local Sponsors The Ministry of Health and Welfare Japanese Society of Nutrition and Food Science The Ministry of Education Japanese Society of Public Hearth The Ministry of Labor Societas Cardiologica Paediatrica Japonica The Science and Technology Agency The Japan China Medical Association Osaka Prefecture The Japan Dietetic Association Osaka City The Japan Dietetics Society Japan Academy of Community Health The Japan Geriatrics Society Nursing The Japan Medical Association Japan Atherosclerosis Society The Japan Society of Adult Diseases Japan Diabetes Society The Japan Stroke Society Japan Epidemiological Association The Japanese Association for Cerebro-Cardiovascular Japan Kawasakl' Disease Research Disease Control Society The Japanese Association of Medical Sciences Japan Pediatric Society The Japanese College of Angiology Japan Society for Occupational Health The Japanese Journal of Constitutional Medicine Japan Society for the Study of Obesity The Japanese Society for Hygiene Japan-Russia Medical Exchange The Japanese Society of Clinical Nutrition Foundation The Japanese Society of Hypertension Japanese College of Cardiology The Japanese Society of lnternal Medicine Japanese Nursing Association Japanese Society of Child Health BACK HOME NEXT
  11. 11. CONFERENCE SCHEDULE May 27 (Sun) 09:30 10:00 Registration Satellite Symposia 17:30 Opening Ceremony & Reception May 28 (Mon) Introduction 08:30 Plenary Session I 10:00 Health Break / Poster Session 10:30 Simultaneous Session (1) 12:00 Lunch Poster Session Satellite Symposia 14:00 Plenary Session II 15:30 Health Break / Poster Session 16:00 Simultaneous Session (2)
  12. 12. 17:30 Satellite Symposia May 29 (Tue) 08:30 Plenary Session III 10:00 Health Break / Poster Session 10:30 Simultaneous Session (3) 12:00 Lunch Poster Session Satellite Symposia 14:00 Plenary Session IV 15:30 Health Break / Poster Session 16:00 Simultaneous Session (4) 17:30 Japan Night May 30 (Wed) 08:30 Plenary Session V 10:00 Health Break / Poster Session 10:30 Simultaneous Session (5)
  13. 13. 12:00 Lunch Poster Session Satellite Symposia 14:00 Plenary Session VI 16:00 Health Break / Poster Session 16:30 Simultaneous Session (6) 18:00 Concert Evening May 31 (Thu) 08:30 Simultaneous Session (7) 10:00 Health Break 10:30 Plenary Session VII Closing Lecture Closing Ceremony Awards Announcment of the Host City for the next Conference 13:00 14:00 Satellite Symposia
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  15. 15. PLENARY SESSIONS May 28 (Monday) Morning I-1 Opening Lecture Trends in morbidity, mortality and risk factors of cardiovascular disease in Japan and practicing prevention in the 21st century Chairperson: GR Dagenais (Canadal) Speaker: T Omae (Japan) I-2 Opening Lecture International trends in cardiovascular disease mortality and its risk factors and a preventive strategy for the 21 st century Chairperson: T Sugimoto (Japan) Speaker: J Stamler (U.S.A) Afternoon II Symposium Impacts of lifestyle modification on CVD prevention Chairpersons: L Beilin (Australia) / H Ueshima (Japan) May 29 (Tuesday) Morning III Symposium Practical implication of "new" risk factors for prevention in the general public Chairpersons: G Paradis (Canada) / K Ueda (Japan) Afternoon IV Symposium Trends in CVD mortality and its risk factors in developed and developing countries Chairpersons: S Sans (Spain) / L Liu (China) May 30 (Wednesday) Morning V-1 Rose Stamler Memorial Lecture Policy-making for CVD prevention Chairperson: L Wilhelmsen (Sweden) Speaker: DR Labarthe (U.S.A.) V-2 Symposium Prevention of stroke: New insight Chairpersons: PA Wolf (U.S.A.) / K Fukiyama (Japan) Afternoon VI-1 Geoffrey Rose Memorial I_ecture Heredity and other risk factors: implications for prevention and population health Chairperson: T Saruta (Japan) Speaker: KT KhaW (U.K.) VI-2 Symposium Population strategy for tobacco control in developed and developing countries Chairpersons: J Mackay (Hong Kong) / R Beaglehole (New Zealand) May 31 (Thursday) Morning
  16. 16. VII-1 Symposium lnfluence of diet on CVD Chairpersons: H Kesteloot (Belgium) / H Tanaka (Japan) VII-2 Closing Lecture Global issues of CVD prevention for the 21st century Chairperson: RV Luepker (U.S.A) Speaker: R Beaglehole (New Zealand) BACK HOME NEXT
  17. 17. SIMULTANEOUS SESSlONS Symposia 1. Cardiovascular disease prevention: Challenges and global response (WHO Symposium) Chairperson: A Alwan(Switzerland) 2. Health care expenditure and life expectancy Chairpersons: CJL Murray (Switzerland) / K Ueda (Japan) 3. New technology for assessing subclinical stages of CVD Chairpersons: LH Kuller (U.S.A.) / M Tsushima (Japan) 4. Ethnic difference in CVD Chairpersons: S Yusuf (Canada) / RS Cooper (U.S.A.) 5. CVD epidemic and preventive strategies in the 21st century in developing countries Chairpersons: A Chockaringam (Canada) / M Maranhao (Brazil) 6. Social inequalities and CVD Chairpersons: M Marmot (U.K.) / S Kagamimori (Japan) 7. Job-stress absenteeism and coronary heart disease in Europe (JACE): a prospective multicenter study Chairpersons: M Kornitzer (Belgium) / N Kawakami (Japan) 8. Obesity and insulin resistance Chairpersons: L Landsberg (U.S.A.) / O Iimura (Japan) 9. Industrial health and CVD Chairperson: T Okubo (Japan) 10. Putting heart health on the social and political agenda Chairpersons: TA Pearson (U.S.A.) / K Kodama (Japan) 11. Future issues on genetic epidemiology Chairpersons: JE Hixson (U.S.A.) / Y Yazaki (Japan) 12. Kawasaki disease: Clinical pictures and epidemiology Chairpersons: M Takahashi (U.S.A.) / H Yanagawa (Japan) 13. Findings from the INTERMAP study Chairpersons: PK Whelton (U.S.A) / T Hashimoto (Japan) 14. EUROASPIRE II (European action on secondary and primary prevention by intervention to reduce events) Chairpersons: G de Backer (Belgium) / UK Keil (Germany) 15. Guidelines for CVD prevention in the world Chairpersons: RV Luepker (U.S.A) / K Arakawa (Japan) 16. Secondary prevention of stroke Chairpersons: S MacMahon (Australia) / T Yamaguchi (Japan) 17. Prevention of rheumatic fever Chairpersons: MM Ibrahim (Egypt) / H Horibe (Japan) 18. Gender difference in CVD Chairpersons: KT Khaw (U.K) / Y Ouchi (Japan) 19. Diabetes mellitus and CVD Chairpersons: P Ducimetiere (France) / K Shimamoto (Japan)
  18. 18. 20. Modern approaches to atherosclerotic disorders Chairpersons: GT Mclnnes (U.K) / F Numano (Japan) 21. Prevention of the risk factors themselves in childhood and beyond Chairpersons: D Labarthe (U.S.A.) / DS Thelle (Sweden) 22. Prevention of QOL reduction caused by CVD in the elderly Chairpersons: CJ Bulpitt (U.K.) / RL White (U.S.A.) 23. Collection and utilization of national data for CVD prevention Chairpersons: K Pyorala (Finland) / H Yanagawa (Japan) Several more sessions will be added in the final program. Special Symposium 1. Teaching seminar on epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease -Achievement and the role in the 21st century - Chairpersons: D Labarthe(U.S.A) / T Hashimoto (Japan) Japanese Symposia 1. Cardiovascular disease and it's risk factors - Recent advance in researches and it's implication for prevention - Chairpersons: I Nishio (Japan) / K Kikuchi (Japan) 2. Ethnic, gender and geographical differences in CVD risk factors Chairpersons: K Kodama (Japan) T Hashimoto (Japan) Lectures 1. Cohort and case-control studies for CVD Chairperson: GB Ambrosio (Italy) Speaker: D Curb (U.S.A.) 2. Overview of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases Chairperson: P Elliot (U.K.) Speaker: LH Kuller (U.S.A.) 3. Lifestyle modification for CVD prevention Chairperson: H Toyoshima (Japan) Speaker: PK Whelton (U.S.A.) 4. Centenarian and CVD Chairperson: SC Emmanuel (Singapore) Speaker: M Suzuki (Japan) 5. Clinical trial for the prevention of CVD Chairperson: S Kumanyika (U.S.A.) Speaker: RH Grimm Jr (U.S.A.) 6. Blood pressure burden on CVD Chairperson: M Fuiishima (Japan) Speaker: S MacMahon (Australia) 7. Findings from stroke registration Chairperson: B Rodriguez (U.S.A.) Speaker: K Suzuki (Japan) 8. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and its significance Chairperson: T Rosenthal (Israel) Speaker: Y Imai (Japan) 9. Silent stroke Chairperson: D Curb (U.S.A.) Speaker: J Ogata (Japan) BACK HOME NEXT
  19. 19. FREE COMMUNICATlONS Presentations of submitted papers will be made in the morning and in the afternoon on May 28, 29, 30 and 31. BACK HOME NEXT
  20. 20. POSTER SESSlONS Posters will be presented daily from May 28 through May 30. BACK HOME NEXT
  21. 21. SATELLITE SYMPOSIA During lunches on May 28, 29 and 30 and on the evening of May 28 jointly sponsored Satellite Symposia will be held. Satellite Symposia will also beheld before and after the Conference in other parts of Japan. BACK HOME NEXT
  22. 22. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM INSTRUCTlONS * Call for Abstracts 1. Official Language The official language of the Conference is English. 2. Topics for Abstract Classification The list of topics that has been attached to the Abstract Form should be used to select titles under which papers could be scheduled. The numbers that correspond to each topic category are to be indicated on Abstract Forms. 3.Abstract Preparation and Application for Presentation Individuals interested in submitting a paper for inclusion in the Scientific Program are requested to fill out an abstract form following the instructions provided. Abstracts are to be submitted in English only. They should be mailed to the Secretariat and must arrive by October 31, 2000. The Secretariat's contact information is: The 5th International Conference on Preventive Cardiology (The 5th ICPC) c/o Convex Inc. Ichijoji Bldg., 2-3-22 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0041 Japan Tel: +81-3-3589-3355 Fax: +81-3-3589-3974 E-mail: convex@po.iijnet.or.jp The Scientific Program Committee will make final decisions regarding acceptance or rejection of abstracts and notification will be sent out at the end of January 2001. 4. Young Investigators' Awards These awards are given in recognition of outstanding endeavors by new investigators in research activities and to encourage continued research careers related to preventive cardiology. Those wishing to apply for an award should indicate as such on their abstract form and submit with their abstract the following: 1. Personal Resume 2. Extended abstract of 750 words or less 3. Letter from supervisor that: a. indicates that the candidate's abstract is to be considered for a Young Investigators' Award b. certifies that the candidate is indeed in a training program at the time of submission Only one abstract per candidate may be submitted for this award. Abstracts not accepted for the competition for the awards may be presented in other sessions if judged as being worthy. The submission receipt deadline is October 31, 2000. Submissions must be mailed to the Secretariat. Winners of these awards will receive cash prizes presented at the Conference's Closing Ceremony and poster space will be made available to them in the poster session hall. 5. Fellowships for Junior Participants from Developing Countries Junior individuals from developing countries interested in submitting a paper for inclusion in the Scientific Program but requiring financial assistance in order to participate in the
  23. 23. Conference can apply for support. Those interested in applying for support should indicate as such on their abstract form and submit with their abstract the following: 1. Personal Resume 2. Extended abstract of 750 words or less 3. Letter of recommendation from supervisor For those chosen to receive fellowships, the Scientific Program Committee will cover four nights of accommodations in either of the D-class hotels, partially cover coach class airfare and waive registration fees for the Conference. The submission receipt deadline is October 31, 2000. Submissions must be mailed to the Secretariat. * Visual Equipment for Oral Presentatios Available for use during each oral presentation will be one 35mm slide projector. As the official language of the Conference is English, all slides are to be prepared in English. Please be aware that computer presentations and video presentations will not be possible. * Poster Presentations Posters will be displayed on boards that are 1.8m tall and 0.9m wide. BACK HOME NEXT
  24. 24. REGISTRATlON Registration Fee Early Registration Late Registration On-site Registration Category (By March 1, 2001) (By April 15, 2001) (After April 15, 2001) Delegates 40,000 yen 45,000 yen 50,000 yen Student 15,000 yen 20,000 yen 25,000 yen Accompanying 15,000 yen 20,000 yen 25,000 yen Person(s) Japan Night 8,000 yen Concert Evening 3,000 yen Advanced registration is strongly advised. Participants are requested to fill out and send the enclosed registration form to the Conference Secretariat as instructed. In order to be registered at the early registration fees, not only the registration form but also payment of the fees must be received by the deadlines indicated. Those paying with a credit card need only include their credit card information on their registration forms. Registration will be confirmed only after registration fees have been received. Registration fees, indicated below, include: Participants: admission to the Opening Ceremony and Reception and to all scientific programs and exhibits program and book of abstracts attendance to all satellite symposia use of the shuttle buses running between the hotels and the Convention Center drinks during official breaks Accompanying persons: admission to the Opening Ceremony and Reception program use of the shuttle buses running between the hotels and the Convention Center bus tour to a Tasaki-shinju Pearl Gallery in Kobe Those participants registering as students must provide proof of their student status in the form of a letter of certification written by a person of authority at the institution where the participant is a student. Payment All registration fees must be paid in Japanese yen either by bank transfer or credit card. Personal checks and bank checks will not be accepted. 1. Bank Transfer Please transfer payment of relevant registration fees to the following bank account. Bank: Asahi Bank, Azabu Branch Account Name: THE 5TH ICPC Account No.: 1205612 2.CreditCard Credit cards to be accepted are VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and JCB. Please provide all information requested on the enclosed Registration Form. Notes: 1. Remittance should be made under the participant's name. 2. Any handling fees charged for bank transfers must be paid by the participant.
  25. 25. 3. A copy of the bank transfer receipt should be attached to the Registration Form. 4. Payments for hotel accommodations and tours should be made to JTB, the official travel agent. Cancellation and Refund Refunds will be made when written notice of cancellation is received by the Conference Secretariat by April 15, 2001. A cancellation charge of 30% of fees paid will be deducted to cover administrative costs prior to making there fund. Refunds will not be made for cancellation requests received after April 15, 200l. All refunds will be made after July 1, 2001. Accreditations The Japanese Circulation Society will be giving members two credits for their participation in the Conference. BACK HOME NEXT
  26. 26. COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS The scientific trade show will be held from May 27 to 31. The trade show will be held in a vast exhibition hall of 1,000 square meters. BACK HOME NEXT
  27. 27. OFFICIAL TRAVEL AGENT Japan Travel Bureau, Inc. (JTB) is the official travel agent for the Conference and Will handle hotel accommodations and tours. Japan Travel Bureau, Inc. International Travel Division Convention Center (CD100793-090) Fax: +81-3-5620-9499 5-5-2 Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8520, Japan Tel: + 81-3-5620-9429 BACK HOME NEXT
  28. 28. HOTEL ACCOMMODATlONS JTB has blocked rooms at hotels in Osaka for the duration of the Conference. Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please indicate your order of preference in the application form. If your desired hotel is fully booked, JTB will reserve your second choice or a hotel in the same grade. Room Rates Address Price Hotel Name (Check-in & No. Single Twin Phone Cat. outtime) with bath with bath Access to the venue or the nearest station 9,900 5-3-68 Naknoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka RIHGA ROYAL HOTEL yen 16,500 (1) +81664481121 12:00/12:00 14,300 yen Adjacent to conference site yen* THE RITZ-CARLTON 2-5-25 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 24,200 29,300 (2) OSAKA +8l-6-6343-7000 yen* yen A 12:00/12:00 5-min. Walk to JR Osaka Station 1-8-8 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka HILTON OSAKA 19,800 22,000 (3) +81-6-6347-7lll 12:00/12:00 yen yen 2-min. walk to JR Osaka Station 1-3-1 Dojimahama, Kita-ku, Osaka ANA HOTEL OSAKA 15,950 19,250 (4) +8l-6-6347-1112 12:00/12:00 yen yen 10-min. walk to JR Osaka Station HOTEL GRANVIA 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku,Osaka 12,100 18,700 (5) OSAKA +8l-6-6344-1235 yen yen 13:00/12:00 Adjacent to JR Osaka Station B OSAKA DAl-ICHI 1-9-20 Umeda, Kita-ku,Osaka 11,000 19,800 (6) HOTEL +81-6-6341-3411 yen yen 13:00/11:00 2-min. walk to JR Osaka Station 2-3-18 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka RIHGA GRAND HOTEL 9,460 15,400 (7) +81-6-6202-1212 12:00/12:00 yen yen 12-min. Walk to conference site C HOTEL SUNGARDEN 2-4-1 Sonezaki-shinchi,Kita-ku,Osaka 8,800 13,200 (8) DOJIMA +8l-6-6342-5531 yen yen 14:00/11:00 7-min. walk to JR Osaka Station RIHGA 1-13-10 Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka 7,500 12,000 (9) NAKANOSHIMA INN +81-6-6447-1122 yen yen 15:00/10:00 12-min. walk to conference site D 3-6-35 Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka HOTEL LINKS OSAKA 6,500 (10) +8l-6-6447-9000 15:00/10:00 yen 12-min. walk to conference site Notes: * Room rates include service charge. But a 5% tax will be added to your bill. * Room rates include no meals. * *indicates single occupancy of a twin or double room. * Hilton Osaka room rates are current as of 2000. They may rise slightly in 2001.
  29. 29. Shuttle bus service will be provided between some hotels and Osaka International Convention Center. BACK HOME NEXT
  30. 30. ACCOMPANYING PERSONS' PROGRAM AP-1 : TASAKI SHINJU PEARL GALLERY: Date : May 28, 13:00 - 17:00 Fare : Free Tour Highlights: Tasaki Pearl in Kobe You can see the Pearl Operation using the living oyster and the movies concerning the pearl. How to distinguish real pearl and imitation pearl. How to appreciate the properties of color, size and luster. How to keep your pearls as beautiful as nature made them. You can enjoy also the shopping. This tour will be limited to a total of 40 participants. BACK HOME NEXT
  31. 31. OPTIONAL TOURS OP-1 : Osaka Castle Tour: Date : May 27 13:30-16:30, May 28 9:00-12:00, May 29 9:00-12:00 Fare : 5,300 yen per person Tour Highlights: SHITEN-NOJI TEMPLE: Popularly called, Ten-noji, the temple was founded in 593 by Prince Shotoku and its stone torii gate, the oldest in Japan, has stood since 1294. The temple predates even the Horyuji Temple in Nara, which has a similar layout, and its buildings represent Japan's oldest style of temple construction, now known as the Shiten-noji style. OSAKA CASTLE: The castle was originally built in 1586 by the military ruler Hideyoshi Toyotomi. The Toyotomi family was annihilated when the castle was captured by Tokugawa after fierce battles in 1615. Most of the castle was destroyed long ago and the present five-story Donjon is a concrete reconstructionvbuiltvinv1931. It towers 42m high and commands an extensive view of the city. Elevators carry visitors to the top floor. OP-2 : Kyoto 1 Day Date : May 28 8:00-17:00, May 29 8:00-17:00, May 30 8:00-17:00 Fare : 12,000 yen per person (including lunch) Tour Highlights: GOLDEN PAVILlON: The most authentic and exquisite Japanese style garden in the world, plus the celebrated Golden Pavilion. NIJO CASTLE: Nijo Castle embodies the architectural style of the Momoyama Period. There are many notable places in the castle grounds including Ninomaru Palace, national treasures and Honmaru Garden. KIYOMIZU TEMPLE: An old lane lined with pottery shops leads to the old buddhist temple. Enjoy a sweeping view of the entire city of Kyoto from its lofty terrace. OP-3 : Nara 1 Day Date : May 28 8:30-16:30, May 29 8:30-16:30, May 30 8:30-16:30 Fare : 11,500 yen per person (including lunch) Tour Highlights: HORYUJI TEMPLE (World Heritage): The most precious cultural treasure in Japan from a myriad points of view; historically, architecturally, sculpturally and pictorially. Its forty-five buildings, built from the 7th to 17th centuries, include wooden buildings more than twelve centuries old, some of the world's oldest. TODAIJI TEMPLE: With the cooperation of Todaiji, a Buddhist temple more than twelve century old, you will have the privileged opportunity to enter special areas not open to the general public. A Great Buddha statue of a height of 4,884 feet in the world's largest wooden building is a wonder of religious architecture.
  32. 32. KASUGA SHRINE: This magnificent shrine stands in verdant woods. The display of about 3,000 stone lanterns along the avenue is one of the shrine's famous features. OP-4 : Osaka River Cruise & Osaka Castle Park Date : May 28 18:00-20:00 Fare : 8,000 yen per person (including box dinner) Tour Highlights: AQUA LINER CRUISE: Ride on a sightseeing boat down the river with a view of Osaka. OSAKA CASTLE PARK: At night the donjon is illuminated and stands out in brilliant relief. OP-5 : Kobe 1 Day Date : May 31 8:30-16:30 Fare : 12,300 yen per person (including lunch) Tour Highlights: NARUTO STRAITS: Popularly called "Awano-Naruto" (Lit. Roaring Gateway of Awa Province) the straits separate Awaji Island from Shikoku and connect Seto-Naikai (Inland Sea) with the Pacific Ocean. The inward and outward currents rushing through this narrow passage between the Inland Sea and the Kii Channel sometimes reach a speed of more than2 0km per hour. Because of the 1-2m difference in water levels, the onrushing water forms hundreds of foaming whirlpools of all sizes, some as large as 20m in diameter, creating a tremendous roar. Rocks diving the narrow channel stimulate the wildness of the water. ONARUTO BRIDGE MUSEUM: This museum contains scientific exhibits on whirlpools and also presents traditionaI puppet performances called 'Ningyo-joruri'. HAKUTSURU SAKE BREWERY MUSEUM: At Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co., Ltd., they have opened their old "sake" brewhouse in its original form to the public as Sake Brewery Museum. They hope that in doing so they give visitors a feel of the tradition of "sake" making that has been carried down through the ages and to broadly and deeply convey the "heart of Japan" in the sake making world. * Tours may be canceled if the number of participants fails to reach 30. * Places visited are subject to change without notice. BACK HOME NEXT
  33. 33. POST-CONGRESS TOURS PC-1 : Mt. Koya 2 Days (the mecca of the Shingon Esoteric Tradition, the largest religious site in Japan) Date : June 1 (Friday) - June 2 (Saturday) Fare : 30,000 yen per person (double occupancy), including 1 lunch, dinner and breakfast ** Single occupancy is not available. June 1 Drive to Mt. Koya (approx. 60km from Osaka) and visit some ancient temples and shrines. At Mt. Koya there are more than two thousand temples, shrines, towers, stupas, and an assembly building inside of the mountain surrounded by eight petalled lotus peaks. There is no other place in Japan where an one can encounter such huge religious site surrounded by such a large number of ancient temples. shrines, and altars, which have been well preserved for a thousand years. You will enjoy Shojin-ryori (a traditional vegetarian, gourmet food). Accommodations at Rengejoin Temple. This temple welcomes you with full hospitality and you will learn the typical Japanese way of life in temple. June 2 Drive to Kansai International Airport by bus. Around 12:00 noon, arrive at the airport. PC-2 : Kobe & Onsen 2 Days Date : June 1 (Friday) - June 2 (Saturday) Fare : 45,000 yen per person (double occupancy), including 1 lunch, dinner and breakfast ** Single occupancy is not available. June 1 Drive to urban resort city Kobe (approx. 30km from Osaka). Visit Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park. Meriken Pier and Port Tower, which stands 108m high. Ride on a cruise ship and enjoy the experience of viewing the beautiful port city and the longest Akashi Strait Suspension Bridge. You can also enjoy delicious meals on board. Visit the music box museum "Hall of Halls Rokko, "which exhibits various kinds of antique music boxes collected from all over the world. Enjoy an overnight stay at a ryokan (Japanese-style inn) in the hot spring resort of Arima and relax in an onsen (hot spring) bath. June 2 Drive to Kansai International Airport by bus. Around 12:00 noon, arrive at the airport. * Tours may be canceled if the number of participants fails to reach 30. * Places visited are subject to change without notice. TOUR CONDITIONS Tour fare includes 1) Sightseeing and transfers as shown in the itineraries, by motorcoach and/or sightseeing boats on a seat-sharing basis, plus admission fees to temples, shrines, etc.; 2) Meals as specified in each itinerary; 3) English-speaking guide services; 4) Baggage transfer and handling (no more than two normal-size pieces per person; at certain times and places, this service is not included owing to limited baggage capacity and the unavailability of porters at stations and/or hotels).
  34. 34. APPLICATION AND PAYMENT Participants wishing to reserve hotel accommodations and tours should complete the Application Form and return it by fax or by mail to reach JTB no later than March 31, 2001. (Confirmation sheet will be sent by JTB.) Application should be accompanied by a remittance covering a hotel deposit (one night room charge) and/or total tour fare plus the handling charge of 800 yen due JTB. (The hotel deposit will be credited to your bill. All hotel expenses, less the hotel deposit, should be paid directly to the hotel.) No reservation will be confirmed in the absence of this payment. Personal checks will NOT be accepted. All payment must be in Japanese yen. The remitter's name should be the same as the participant's name. lf the remittance covers more than one person, please inform us of the names of each participant. Payment should be in the form of: - The following credit cards are acceptable: 1. Visa 2. Master Card 3. Diners Club 4. AMEX - A bank transfer to the Japan Travel Bureau, Inc. (Message: CD100793-090) account at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Shin-Marunouchi Branch 1-4-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan (Account number: 1025740) - A bank draft payable to the order of Japan Travel Bureau, Inc. CANCELLATION In the event of cancellation, written notification should be sent to JTB. The following cancellation fees will be deducted before refunding. Hotels: Up to 9 days before the first night of 2,000 yen stay 2 to 8 days before 20% of daily room charge (minimum 2,000 yen) Less than 2 days before, or no notice 100% of daily room charge given Tours: Up to 21 prior to departure day 2,000 yen 20 - 8 days 10% of tour fare (minimum 2,000 yen) 7 - 1 days 20% of tour fare (minimum 2,000 yen) prior to starting time, or failure to 100% of tour fare show without notice BACK HOME NEXT
  35. 35. TRAVEL INFORMATlON PASSPORT AND VISA Every foreign visitor entering Japan must have a valid passport. Participants requiring visas should apply to a Japanese consular office or diplomatic mission in their respectivecountries. Citizens of the following countries are exempted from visa requirements to enter Japan. Andra, Argentina, Austraria, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, EI Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Iretand, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, SanMarino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay. (As of April 2000) CUSTOMS Japanese customs is fairly lenient and allows bringing in items necessary for personal use. Duty-free imports are: 3 bottles of liquor; 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars; 2 ounces of perfume; gifts and souvenirs other than the above whose total market value does not exceed 200,000. Strictly prohibited are narcotics and firearms and other types of weapons. INSURANCE The organizer cannot accept responsibility for accidents that might occur. Participants are encouraged to obtain travel insurance (medical, personal accident, and luggage) in their home countries prior to departure. CLIMATE The end of May is one of the best seasons to visit Osaka. It is mild and temperate in the day, but at night it will be chilly; participants are recommended to bring jacket. Temperatures in Osaka at the time of the Conference will range between 15C and 24C. CURRENCY EXCHANGE Only Japanese yen () is accepted at most stores and restaurants. Certain foreign currencies and credit cards may be accepted at a limited number of hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. Japanese yen can be purchased at foreign exchange banks and other authorized moneye xchangers, most of which require presentation of a passport. TRAVELER'S CHECKS AND CREDIT CARDS Traveler'schecksareacceptedonlybyleadingbanksandmajorhotelsinprincipalcities.Theiruse inJapanisnotaspopularasinothercountries.VISA,MasterCard,DinersCIub.andAmerican Expressarewidelyacceptedathotels.departmentstores,shops,restaurantsandnightclubs. TIPPING In Japan, tips are not necessary anywhere, even at hotels and restaurants.
  36. 36. ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Japan operates on 100 volts for electrical appliances. The frequency is 50Hz in Tokyo and the rest of easternJ apan and 60Hz in Osaka, Kyoto and all other cities in western Japan. SHOPPING Most department stores are open from 10:00 to 19:00. Stores are open on Sundays and national holidays, but closed on either Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the store. Business hours for retail shops differ from store to store, but most operate from 10:00 to 20:00 and are open on Sundays and national holidays. BACK HOME NEXT
  37. 37. VENUE Osaka International Convention Center 5 Nakanoshima, Kia-ku, Osaka 530-0005 Japan Tel: +81-6-4803-5555 FAX: +81-6-6441-9140 (1) THE RITZ-CARLTON OSAKA (6) OSAKA DAI-ICHI HOTEL (2) HILTON OSAKA (7) RIHGA GRAND HOTEL (3) ANA HOTEL OSAKA (8) HOTEL SUNGARDEN DOJIMA (4) RIHGA ROYAL OSAKA (9) RIHGA NAKANOSHIMA INN (5) HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA (10) HOTEL LINKS OSAKA Shuttle bus service will be provided between some hoels and Osaka International Convention Center.
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