Greetings from the Chair
The theme of the meeting is
“Children First! To a Brighter Future for the World: Lessons from children fighting intractable diseases”.
”Children First” is not just about putting children at the top of our priorities. It is also about rethinking our society from the point of medical care and education of children. By doing so we can improve medical care for all, and create a better society. This is because we believe that children with illnesses and disabilities can show us the way forward, and be the lights that guide us to a better future. Basic research into serious illnesses such as pediatric cancer and blood disorders requires multi-disciplinary approaches, and is part of the total care that includes family, education, government, and the whole of society. It is a starting point for community development, not just for pediatrics.
With this gathering of many medical professionals, researchers, survivors, and families we strive to promote exchange. It is our hope that this will provide opportunities for improvements in care for pediatric cancer and blood disorders, as well as all areas of medical care, health, and welfare.
JSPHO was established in 2011 with a merger of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Hematology founded in 1960, and the Japanese Society of Pediatric Oncology founded in 1985. The society has more than 2,000 members, mainly physicians and other medical personnel.
In 2004, with a merger in mind, the founding societies headed by Prof. Tohru Sugimoto (Dept.Pediatrics, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine) and Prof. Tatsutoshi Nakahata (Dept. Pediatrics, Kyoto University) coordinated their annual meetings in Kyoto. The success of these meetings was the driving force behind their future merger. This year marks the ninth meeting since the merger of both societies.
The meeting is being organized by the Japanese Society of Pediatric Oncology Nursing (founded in 2002), and the Children's Cancer Association of Japan (CCAJ). The CCAJ, which is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, has been a longtime supporter of research in Pediatric Oncology.
In addition, the 50th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), chaired by Dr. Akira Nakagawara, will be held in Kyoto 16-19 November at the Kyoto International Conference Center. This is the first time in 20 years that this meeting will be held in Japan.
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I am pleased to announce that the 16th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Oncology Nursing will be held at ROHM Theatre Kyoto and Miyakomesse on November 14 to 16, 2018 together with the Japanese Society of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology and the Children's Cancer Association of Japan. With the support of all the directors, including Prof. Kiyoko Kamibeppu, Chair of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, we are moving forward with preparations together with Prof. Hajime Hosoi and Chairman & CEO Kohsuke Yamashita, as well as the secretariats.
The theme of the meeting is “Support to Allow Children & Families to Live Life in their Own Way”. Along with remarkable developments in medical care, the environment around children with cancer and their families has been changed significantly. The patient- and family- centered care, which has been developed in Europe and the U.S., has become better known in Japan and Japanese nurses began to focus on the care mainly on children and families. In addition, as society becomes more information-driven, children and their families are gathering information on their own with the hope to receive treatment in a better environment. Their hopes have been realized in various forms through the efforts of many people, including the establishment of places where children with cancer and their families can live with peace of mind, as well as hospices for children. In these circumstances, as nursing professionals, we have to turned our attention not only to physical and mental pain caused by pediatric cancer, but also to the lives of these children and families. We have set the theme of this meeting in consideration of the need to focus our attention on providing support to allow children and their families to live life in their own way, even in the midst of these difficult circumstances.
We are preparing a diverse program, such as sharing the feeling of nurses who care children with cancer and their families, as well as programs related to end-of-life care. Various committees under our Society are also planning to promote programs on the pediatric cancer nursing certification system, Nursing Care Guidelines for Children with Cancer and Their Families 2018, and evidence from nursing research to be utilized in daily care. We would like to share with all participants the idea of nursing care that respects both children and their families, in consideration of the theme of this year’s joint meeting: “Children First! To a Brighter Future for the World: Lessons from children fighting intractable diseases.”
The 50th Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) will be held in Kyoto after the 16th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. We hope you will please come and join both the domestic and international meetings. I believe that you will have an opportunity to see the beautiful autumn leaves all around Kyoto in mid-November when this annual conference will be held. We are looking forward to all of your participation in Kyoto with the finest autumn colors.
The Children’s Cancer Association of Japan (CCAJ) has been organizing an open symposium together with the Japanese Society of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology and the Japanese Society of Pediatric Oncology Nursing for many years. This year, it will be the 23rd symposium to be held at the ROHM Theater Kyoto on the morning of Friday, November 16th, 2018.
2018 is the year of the 50th anniversary of CCAJ and also SIOP (The International Society of Pediatric Oncology) will hold its annual congress at the Kyoto International Conference Center starting from the evening of November 16th with which the international conference of CCI (Childhood Cancer International), an international organization of childhood cancer parent groups, will also be held at the same time. Taking this as a good opportunity, we are arranging this open symposium in a form of international one by inviting CCI as a co-organizer along with other two Japanese societies. Although details such as the theme, speakers, have not been finalized at this moment, we expect this year’s symposium will be a truly international one having many parents and survivors from the member organizations of CCI from abroad.
To share consciousness and understandings on issues related to childhood cancer among medical professionals, parents and survivors, and to work together to fight against the disease is a common and important practice in the field of pediatric oncology not only in developed countries, but also in developing countries in these days. I believe this open symposium is a good opportunity for participants, including those from abroad, to share common issues in overcoming childhood cancer.
In addition to the symposium, same as the past years, we are also planning to hold an “Exhibition of Drawings by Childhood Cancer Patients and Survivors” during the conference period for which we are also inviting participation from abroad this year.
As this year’s conference is held in internationally renowned ancient city of Kyoto, we expect to make this open symposium and other programs uniquely different and international kinds with the participation of CCI members from abroad. And. in order to achieve this goal successfully, the supports and cooperation from both academic societies and other concerned parties are essential.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and welcome your participation in this open symposium and other programs.
Outline of the Congress
|Dates||November 14(Wed）－ 16(Fri) , 2018|
13 Okazakisaishoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City 606-8342 Japan
|Theme||Children First! To a Brighter Future in medical Care and for the World :
Lessons from children fighting Intractable diseases
|Language||Official language is Japanese, but we have some English sessions.|
|Secretariat||Convention Linkage, INC
Shichikannon-cho 634, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8162, Japan
Tel: +81-75-231-6357 Fax: +81-75-231-6354