Local Committee President's Address
It is a great pleasure for me and the Japanese Society of Pediatric Pulmonology (JSPP) to welcome you to the 18th International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology (CIPP XVIII) in Chiba/Tokyo, Japan.
I have attended most of the CIPP meetings since the first one held in Nice in 1994, which was organized by Professor Alain Grimfeld. Since then, CIPP had been the only international congress fully devoted to pediatric respiratory medicine. However, most of the venues for the congress were located in Europe, and this is the second time for the CIPP to be held in Asia, next to Bangkok in 2012.
Our venue this time, Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall, is a part of the massive convention complex “Makuhari Messe”, located in Chiba, neighboring Tokyo, and have a variety of hotels, restaurants and shopping malls with excellent access from both international airports for Tokyo, Narita and Haneda, by Limousine Bus Services. Using a train from the nearby railway station “Kaihim-Makuhari”, you can reach the Tokyo Station in only 30 minutes.
So, before and after the congress, you can easily travel around Japan, which holds a variety of attractive tourist destinations.
The scientific program is excellent as always, covering global issues in child lung health. Lectures will be given by world-renowned experts, and interactive sessions will allow sharing of our clinical knowledge and experience in pediatric pulmonology between participants from around the world. Please, do not miss the chance to participate in this great meeting.
Hoping to meet you here in Japan.
Masato Takase, MD, PhD
President, Local Committee