Greetings from the Chair
The 60th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (JSPHO) will be held at the ROHM Theatre Kyoto and Miyakomesse near the Heian Jingu Shrine.
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.
Don't miss the opportunity to join your peers at this premier event! Registration will be open soon!
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.
It is our pleasure to co-host again the 23rd Joint Open Symposium of the Children’s Cancer Association of Japan (CCAJ) on Nov., 16th at ROHM Theater in Kyoto City jointly with the Japanese Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (JSPHO) and the Japanese Society of Pediatric Oncology Nursing (JSPON).
Since its founding in 1968, the Children’s Cancer Association of Japan (CCAJ) has been undertaking various activities to support childhood cancer patients and their families from the standpoint of families. Successful achievement of all our activities would not have been possible without the support of JSPHO and JSPON, as well as the medical professionals at large. This Open Symposium is one of the most important events symbolizing the long-standing collaboration with these two prestigious societies. Taking this opportunity I wish to express my sincere gratitude for the support of the both societies as well as the chairpersons of both annual convention of this year.
This year CCAJ cerebrate 50th anniversary and it so happens that 50th congress of SIOP is to be held in Kyoto starting from the evening of Nov., 16th. We expect many parents and survivors from abroad will join us in Kyoto. Taking this rare opportunity we have decided to arrange this 23rd Joint Open Symposium to be a joint program with not only JSPHO and JSPON but also with CCI (Childhood Cancer International), an international federation of parent organizations and advocates of childhood cancer.
As one of the important intellection of childhood cancer arena is that medical professionals, parents and survivors share every kind of matters including questions and challenges they are facing and fight against childhood cancer hand in hand. This intellection is becoming common not only among developed countries but also among low and middle income countries. Having this intellection as a background, we have set the theme of this year’s symposium as “Long term follow-up” with understandings that while medical professionals and parents are there to help survivors, the key for effective long term follow up is nothing but the independent and autonomous behavior of survivors themselves who learn and understand their own medical histories and state of health and take actions toward their future.
We have invited a doctor, a nurse and a survivor from abroad to present their experiences and opinions and discuss among themselves and with the floor. As it is a joint program with CCI all presentations and discussions are to be made in English but we are providing simultaneous English/Japanese translation so that Japanese participants will also be able to join the discussion.
We believe that the theme is a global issue in childhood cancer arena and sincerely hope that all participants will find this symposium a very productive one.
Besides this symposium, throughout the period of the convention, there will be other events and programs such as, the “Exhibition of Pictures drawn by Childhood Cancer Patients”, a booth for poster presentation reporting the accomplishments of last year’s “The Medical Researches under the grant program by CCAJ” and a booth introducing organizations and support groups of childhood cancer, all these are open to the public.
Also, in lieu of usual charity marathon in the morning, there will be a “Charity Walk” at noon of Nov., 15th. A guide will accompany participants and show you spots of interest along the route. Also there will be a special event of experiencing “Yuzenzome”, yuzen-dyed fabrics throughout the period of the convention. “Charity Walk” and “Yuzenzome” events are by the special help of the chairman of JSPHO convention. The venue of all these events is Miyako-Messe located across from ROHM Theater, the venue of the Open Symposium
In closing, I would like to thank the Japanese Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, the Japanese Society of Pediatric Oncology Nursing for their generous support and cooperation, which enable us to hold these programs. We are looking very much forward to receiving you at the 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
Call for Paper
- Oral sessions must be presented in English.
- Poster session can be presented either English or Japanese.
Abstract submission period
|May 15(Tue) -|
June 20 (Wed), 2018 (JST)
June 24 (Sun), 2018 (JST)
|Abstraction Submission period has been closed.
Thank you very much.
The acceptance notification will be sent to the registered e-mail address author in August.
Presentation title should be less than 20 words (without spaces).
Abstract body should be less than 300 words (without spaces).
Abstract Submission Form
Please download the abstract submission form and send it to the secretariat via e-mail (email@example.com).
JSPHO scholarship for the specialists and researchers
on pediatric hematology/oncology in Asian countries
The Japanese Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (JSPHO) will invite the specialists and the researchers on pediatric hematology and oncology in Asian countries to the 60th annual meeting of JSPHO held on 14th to 16th, November, 2018 in Kyoto.
In this meeting, we will organize an international session entitled “Clinical practice for neuroblastoma”. The foreign scholars who give presentations on this theme are invited.
The invited participants will be nominated through the process of recommendation by a JSPHO member and selection by the international committee of JSPHO.
The specialists and the researchers on pediatric hematology and oncology working in Asian countries, e.g. Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippine, Cambodia, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
2. Application requirements
- Recommendation of a JSPHO member
- Less than two candidates from a single institute
- Oral presentation (approximately 15-min) at the meeting (e.g. research paper, case report or introduction of the current problems on the indicated theme). Please note that this year’s theme is “Clinical practice for neuroblastoma”.
- 200,000 Japanese Yen (including international and domestic transportations, and accommodation)
- Payment will be done through the nominator. Bank transfer before the travel to Japan could be chosen if needed. The secretariat of JSPHO should be informed the information related to bank account.
- No limitation in visiting academic institutions or hospitals before and after the meeting.
- Accommodation to be reserved by the secretariat of the annual meeting at the participant's own expense if requested. Otherwise, you should reserve it by yourself.
- Airport pick-up by the secretariat of the annual meeting not included
4. Number of scholar invited
5. Application process
The nominator in Japan sends the application form for designation to the chairman of the international committee of JSPHO.
Address：Hiroaki Hori, International Chairman, Japan Children's Blood and Cancer Society
6. Application deadline
June 30th, 2018.
7. Notification of the selection
The result will be noticed in July to both the nominator and the applicant.
The invited participants will be requested to submit the abstracts of their presentations after the notification. Latter for visa application will be issued by JSPHO.
* As of Sep. 10
Ikebana flower arrangment performance
- November 15(Thu), 2018 17:30～18:10
- South Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto
- Senko Ikenobo
(Ph.D., Headmaster Designate of Ikenobo)
- Senko Ikenobo, Ph.D., Headmaster Designate of Ikenobo
Senko Ikenobo is Headmaster Designate of Ikenobo, which has a history of over 555 years and the origin of one aspect of Japanese traditional culture, ikebana. She serves as Vice Head Priest of Shiunzan Chohoji (Rokkakudo) temple in Kyoto, Honorary Consul of Iceland and Guest Professor of Gakushuin Women’s College and Ritsumeikan University.
Senko Ikenobo’s varied activities focus on life as emphasized through Ikenobo ikebana. In 2013, she conducted an ikebana workshop at Harvard University and performed a floral offering ceremony at United Nations Headquarters. In 2016, her ikebana work was displayed at the Shima Kanko Hotel The Classic to welcome Prime Ministers on the occasion of the 42nd G7 summit held in Mie Prefecture, Japan.
- November 15(Thu), 2018 18:10～18:30
- South Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto
- Mayuko Ishigami (Violinist)
- Mayuko Ishigami starts playing the violin at age 5. At age 8 she was invited to perform at the Rome "International music Festival". When she was 16 she won the 2nd prize, the prize of the audience and the Nakamichi prize at the 77th Music Competition of Japan. In 2011 she won the 1st prize (strings section) at the 7th Romanian International Music Competition, together with the Prize of Excellency (all sections) and the special prize rewarding the most promising young concert artist. Later she won the 4th prize at the "5th Munetsugu Angel competition" and the first prize at the 14th "Czech music competition", and special prize at "1st Bartok World competition". She was invited to perform at the NHK FM concert series and the Nova Recital concert series. The Japanese national television channel NHK has made a documentary about her playing and has broadcasted her solo concert with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mayuko has performed with numerous orchestras, among which the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brasov National Philharmonic, the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and many others, including several European orchestras.
She currently performs as a soloist as well as in chamber orchestras such as the "Nagaokakyo chamber music ensemble" and the "Ensemble Kujoyama".
She is a disciple of Mrs Yuko Mori.
Okazaki area is in central area of Kyoto, where the city's museum area centered around Heian Jingu Shrine.
Charity Walk is planned for participants to enjoy the area around Heian Shrine.
Local guides who know a lot about Kyoto will show you the elegance of Kyoto autumn.
- Date & Time
- Nov. 15(Thu) 12:00-13:00
- Heian shrine, Murin-an Garden etc.
- 2,300yen (Lunch box and admission fee for Murin-an Garden included)
- Up to 20 participants (on first-come first served basis)
- Registration Deadline
- Oct. 31 (Wed)
- ※Lunch box will be provided after walk.
- ※Registration can be made up to 5 people at one time.
Yuzen dyeing hands-on experience
What is Yuzen dyeing?
Yuzen dyeing is known as one of popular traditional dyeing techniques in Japan.
During the conference, we will offer Yuzen dyeing hands-on experience as a part of a charity event.
You can experience Japanese traditional culture and get an original Yuzen item.
It's not hard for the beginner, so please come and join us!
- ※10% of participation price will be donated to Children's Cancer Association of Japan.
What we do?
This time, you can try “Surigata Yuzen dyeing”, the way to dye using stencil patterns like animals and flowers.
What is “Surigata Yuzen dyeing”?
It is one of traditional techniques in Kyo Yuzen.
You place a stencil pattern on a cloth and apply with a brush. The more intricate a design becomes, the more stencil patterns you need. Dozens of stencil patterns may be required for one work depending on its design.
- November 14(Wed.)-16(Fri.), 2018
- Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts(B1F, Miyakomesse)
- Please see below(payment on the day)
- Applicaton closes
- October 19(Fri.)
|Items||Fee per person
|Japanese Round Fan(drawing part 24×24, total 36cm)||\1,200|
|Canvas tote bag(40×30×12cm)||\2,000|
- ※Apllications can be made up to 5 at the same time.
Please note that we require 14 days cancellation notice prior to your scheduled hands-on experience, otherwise we will charge you cancellation fee as below. Thank you for your understanding.
|No show without notice||100% of the hands-on experience price|
|Previous or same day||100% of the hands-on experience price|
|2 days before||50% of the hands-on experience price|
|7-3 days before||30% of the hands-on experience price|
|14-8 days before||20% of the hands-on experience price|
|More than 14 days||free of charge|