Message from the Chair

Takuo Ogihara, Ph.D
Meeting Organizing Committee Chair

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce that the 36th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Pharmacokinetics will be held from November 17 (Wed) to 19 (Fri), 2021, at G-Messe Gunma in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture.

The main theme of this meeting is "A New Challenge for JSSX in the Post-Corona Era," hoping that the corona situation will be resolved, and we plan to resume the conventional meeting format at the venue after taking all possible measures against this infectious disease. We will incorporate a number of innovations to meet the needs of the "new era", such as the establishment of interactive satellite venues and the online participation of invited researchers from overseas, with the full cooperation of the venue, G-Messe Gunma. This annual meeting will be a touchstone for the society to explore new standards, and all staff are determined to do our best.

It is of course important for the Japanese Society of Pharmacokinetics to further deepen and develop pharmacokinetic research as a science, but at the same time, as an incorporated association, it is also important to consider how we can contribute to the surrounding fields and society. Pharmacokinetics has established a solid position as a core academic field in pharmacology. In addition, the importance of pharmacokinetics is increasing as issues related to pharmacokinetics become more and more apparent in peripheral fields such as food and medical devices. The importance of pharmacokinetics is increasing exponentially. Taking these trends into consideration, we would like to plan special lectures and symposia from a wide range of viewpoints to interest as many people as possible. Takasaki is just 50 minutes from Tokyo, 78 minutes from Niigata, and 124 minutes from Kanazawa by bullet train, making it a major transportation hub. G-Messe Gunma is a convention center completed in 2020, and is located about 1 km from Takasaki Station. We have set up a short course on Tuesday, November 16, the day before the meeting, and on the morning of November 17, we will try to make it possible for participants of the short course to participate in the meeting, and we hope to incorporate ambitious plans that incorporate the latest topics to make the whole meeting more appealing.

I hope that many of you will join us for a lively and informative discussion so that this Annual Meeting will be a meaningful one.

With best regards,