- Welcome massage 会長挨拶
Welcome to Takamatsu International Symposium for PD and MD in Tokyo 2018
It is our great honor and pleasure to invite all of you to “The 17th Takamatsu international symposium for Parkinson’s disease and Movement disorders in Tokyo 2018” which will be held in Odaiba, Tokyo, February 23-25, 2018. This symposium was initiated by Dr. Yamamoto, and this symposium has been operated by Dr. Yamamoto for 16 years and this year, Department of Neurology, Juntendo University will host the symposium. As planned for the time being, we plan to hold it every other year in Tokyo and Takamatsu. We invited many experts from the world, Asian and Oceania, EU, South and North America. It is a very exciting chance to exchange Knowles and expertise, and further a good chance of education for young neurologists.
It is a very important step for globalization of movement disorders area for Asian colleagues and us. We do hope that many colleagues, especially young to participate to this symposium. Odaiba is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Japan. It was initially built for defensive purposes in the 1850s, dramatically expanded during the late 20th century as a seaport district, and has developed since the 1990s as a major commercial, residential and leisure area. Odaiba, along with Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, is the only place in the metropolitan area that is accessible to the coast and is not blocked by industry and port areas. Odaiba is well accessible from Haneda Airport and it is in a convenient place. In contrast, although there is a little distance from the city center, it is an opportunity for everyone to participate in acquiring various knowledge. Finally, through this symposium, we hope to warm up old friends and make new friends. This would be really fantastic time for all participants.
Nobutaka Hattori, MD, PhD
Atsushi Takeda, MD, PhD
The Organizing Committee