Welcome letter: Japanese Society for Skull Base Surgery
It is a privilege and a great pleasure for our society to invite you to the 7th International Congress of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies to be held in Osaka, Japan, 14-17 June 2016 in association with the 28th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Skull Base Surgery. On behalf of the Japanese Society for Skull Base Surgery, I welcome all of you to Osaka.
The Japanese Society for Skull Base Surgery has the longest history among the skull base societies in the world. Our society was first established in 1989 and the meeting was held annualy to discuss problems and expand communication between various fields related to skull base surgery. Multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches are required to treat complex lesions of the skull base. The essence of skull base surgery is a cooperative work to manage skull base pathology. The members of our society have contributed to expand the concept, not only in national and international meetings but also in many educational activities such as cadaveric workshops.
The Organizing Committees of the congress have been concentrating on developing exciting programs which will cover all aspects of skull base surgery. We hope that the Pre-congress hands-on workshop and post-congress educational visit to the centers in Japan will be a good opportunity for young skull base surgeons to learn cutting-edge activities. In addition to the academic programs, guests can easily access Kyoto and Nara, famous cities in the world history, to enjoy Japanese traditional cultures. Osaka is also famous for its delicious foods. Please try to taste the local foods in down-town Osaka.
We look forward to welcoming you personally to Osaka. It is our intention to make this an unforgettable experience of both academic and social point of view.
With best wishes,
Eiji Kohmura, M.D., Ph.D.
Japanese Society for Skull Base Surgery