IASGO-CME (Advanced Post-Graduate Course in Nagasaki 2020)

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IASGO-CME Advanced Post-Graduate Course in Nagasaki 2020

Chair Susumu Eguchi

Department of Surgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The 2020 IASGO CME will be held on Oct 17, 2020 at Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Ryojun Auditorium. I am honored to be the congress chairman of this traditional association.

In Nagasaki, Emeritus prof. Takashi Kanematsu, a previous professor of our department, held the 9th international congress IASGO in 1999. At the congress, I also made poster presentations as a graduate student, and I remember that my debut at the International Academic Society expanded my horizons to the rest of the world.

The main goal of IASGO has been globalization of medical knowledge and expertise through a well-structured and precisely organized system of continued medical education. The local organizing committee is planning to provide keynote lectures on the latest information and advanced knowledge in surgical and medical treatment of the gastrointestinal as well as hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases. Robotic surgery has been performed in worldwide for even higher-level surgery in recent years. We are also planning a training course for young surgeons to experience robotic surgery as an excellent poster award. Also special lecture by Prof. Quintus Molenaar, my previous co-fellow in University Medical Center Groningen, HPB and Transplant Surgery, will deliver keynote lecture on Robotic HPB Surgery in the Netherlands.

The area around Nagasaki University School of Medicine is dotted with must see spots such as Peace Park, Atomic Bomb Museum, Urakami Cathedral and One-legged Torii. Professor Ryojun Matsumoto, the origin of Ryojun Auditorium, is the first principal of the medical school, the predecessor of Nagasaki University School of Medicine, the son of Dr. Yasuna Sato, Juntendo Sakura, and Japan's first general medical officer. Ryojun Auditorium was established in Nov. 2008, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Western medical education and the 150th anniversary of its founding.

We hope that many physicians will come together and that the data and presentations from Japan will allow even one person in the world to return to the surgical treatment of as many patients as possible.