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Welcome Message and Greetings from the Presidents

It is our great pleasure and honor to announce the 95th Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan, which will be held from March 28 to 30, 2018 in Takamatsu city, Kagawa prefecture, Japan. It has been 24 years since we had the 71st Annual Meeting in Takamatsu in 1994.

“Physiology” is a scientific discipline, forming a trunk of the tree of life sciences, which explores the biological functions and the underlying mechanisms and thereby elucidates logics of life. The Physiological Society of Japan is the historical society and has been continuously contributing to progress the physiological sciences not only in Japan but also in the world for approximately one century since its establishment in 1922. Since then, the Society holds an annual meeting almost every year, and provides the opportunity of exchange and the discussion of the latest information and the state-of-art of science to the domestic and foreign scientists and thereby promoting research and education in the field of physiology.

Kagawa locates in the Shikoku Island of Japan, well known for the Shikoku pilgrimage “Henro” in Buddhism. Like pilgrims “Ohenro-san”, we, the physiologists, proceed towards the truth of science after step-by-step explorations and long-time struggles. The main theme of our meeting is therefore set as “Comprehensive Journey through Physiological Sciences, for a Leap to the Future”. We hope to provide sufficient opportunity for every participant to make a unique platform to exchange and discuss the cutting-edge research and to make our meeting a milestone in the history of the Physiological Society of Japan.

Aiming at fulfilling the purpose we organize not only general presentation by the participants but also special lectures by eminent scientists from Japan as well as those from abroad. We organize several symposiums in line with the theme of the meeting and we welcome proposals for the symposium from the society members. We plan educational sessions for promoting the skills and qualities as educator of physiology and a public program for promoting the field of understanding of physiology and translating the scientific achievements to the general public. Moreover, we will provide various useful physiology-related teaching programs for the students of junior and senior high schools in addition to university students.

We would like to take every possible effort to make our meeting fruitful and satisfying to the participants. We appreciate your generous assistance and hearty support for the 95th Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan.

May 2017