February 7(Thu.) - 8(Fri.),
2013
Sapporo Convention Center
1-1-1 Higashi-Sapporo 6-jo, Shiroishi-ku,
Sapporo, 003-0006, Japan
TEL: +81-11-817-1010 FAX: +81-11-820-4300
http://www.sora-scc.jp/eng/index.html
Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to announce that we are going to hold the Third International Conference on Real-time Tumor-tracking Radiation Therapy with 4D Molecular Imaging Technique in February 7 and 8, 2013 in Sapporo, Japan. We are truly grateful to the cabinet office, the Japanese government, and the committee of the “Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST) program” for their support and commitment to this conference.
This conference aims at transmitting the latest research information to our colleague researchers as well as accelerating the information sharing among researchers, though the lectures by worldly-renowned researchers. The first and second “FIRST” meetings held in Kyoto in 2011 and 2012 were so successful, with participants more than we had anticipated. We believe participants shared the latest information on the world-wide researches on technologies required for the next generation radiation treatment for cancer. The contexts of our discussions are applied to our tasks to promote our FIRST program.
We are pleased that the Third International Conference is held in Sapporo this time. This year, we try to include topics on epoch-making researches from other fields, such as molecular biology and diagnostic imaging, to re-realize the importance of cross-border approaches to improve cure rate of cancer. Through symposium and panel discussions, we will reveal the expectations and challenges to the future development of radiation treatment of cancer. In addition, we will organize the laboratory tour for the “Real-time Tumor-tracking Proton Beam Therapy System,” which is under construction in the Hokkaido University, as well as the poster sessions. We hope this encourages more active and deeper discussions and information exchanges among participants.
We believe that the cutting-edge radiation therapy cannot be developed without the inter-field and intra-field collaboration of medicine, science and engineering, etc. We hope this conference will serve the development of the cutting-edge radiation therapy for the cancer treatment with the view of providing better quality of life of patients.
We are very much looking forward to meeting you all in Sapporo, Japan.

Sincerely yours,

Hiroki Shirato, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor & Chairman
Department of Radiation Medicine
Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine

Masahiro Hiraoka, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor & Chairman
Department of Radiation Oncology
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

Registration

Please download the registration form and submit it to the secretariat (first@c-linkage.co.jp) to participate in the Third International Conference on Real-time Tumor-tracking Radiation Therapy with 4D Molecular Imaging Technique.

Admission Fee: FREE
Registration Date: October 12, 2012 ~ January 28, 2013
(N.B. Seats for Faculty Tour on February 7th is available at the First-Come, First-Served Basis)


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call for Abstract:Poster Presentation

Submit abstracts by 12:00 (noon), 12 October, 2012 to 12:00 (noon) to 12 December, 2012 (Time is based on the Japan Standard Time: GMT+9) Deadline of abstract submission has been extended to December 26, 2012

The Third International Conference on Real-time Tumor-tracking Radiation Therapy with 4D Molecular Imaging Technique encourages the participations for Poster session on the conference topics. Topics include, but are not limited to:
・Treatment Planning
・Adaptive Therapy
・Modern Technology for Local Tumor Control
・Radiation Therapy to Reduce Advance Effect

For the details of submission, please read the following instruction carefully.
The accepted abstracts are published in the Program and Abstract Book distributed to the participants of the conference.


INSTRUCTION FOR SUBMISSION

1. Download the submission template (Microsoft Word File) from the website

2. The content shall include 1) Title, 2) First author’s name, 3) First author’s institution, 4) Co-author’s name (s), 5) Co-authors’ institution(s), 6) Keywords, and 7) Abstract body (please make sure to follow this order)
N.B. If you have more than three co-authors, please add the field in the form.

3. Abstract body should be within 300 words, with no graphs, tables and images. Please compose the body in the order of 1) Introduction, 2) Method, 3) Result, and 4) Conclusion.
N.B. In the process of the editing, the font size and type will be changed by the organizer.

4. Save the file, and submit the data via e-mail to the secretariat (first@c-linkage.co.jp).


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Call for Abstract: from 12:00 (noon), 12 October, 2012 to 26 December, 2012
(Time is based on the Japan Standard Time: GMT+9)

Acceptance notification: Review result will be announced to the e-mail address used to submit the abstract.

Type of presentation: Poster presentation (English/ 3 min. presentation + 2 min. Q&A). Details of the schedule will be announced after the acceptance/rejection announcement is made.

Copyright: The copyrights of submitted abstracts will belong to the Third International Conference on Real-time Tumor-tracking Radiation Therapy with 4D Molecular Imaging Technique.

Accommodation

This symposium is held during the Sapporo Snow Festival, one of the most famous festivals in Japan, and it is highly likely that hotels are fully booked during this period.

If you should need any assistance in the accommodation arrangement, please contact the secretariat at first@c-linkage.co.jp for the contact information of the travel agent.

However, please kindly be reminded that room availability is limited, and your quick action for the arrangement is highly recommended.