The 101st Annual Meeting of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (JGES) will be held in Hiroshima City from Friday, May 14th to Sunday, May 16th, 2021. It is a great honor and I would like to express my deep gratitude to Prof. Hisao Tajiri, the Senior Advisor, and Prof. Haruhiro Inoue, the President of the Society for giving me this opportunity.
The JGES will be held in Hiroshima for the fifth time, including the autumn meetings in the past when Prof. Tsuneyoshi Yao held at JDDW Hiroshima in 1999. The theme of this time is "Search for Endoscopic Medicine and Scientific Art". Although some people may have a strong image of clinical practice when it comes to endoscopy, Endoscopic Medicine is a science including basic research. Also, there are many technical elements as well as surgery, but I would like you to re-recognize that endoscopy is a scientific art based on theory and evidence, not on individual masterpieces. That’s why I chose this theme.
Not only the 101st annual meeting but also the 100th ceremony of the JGES is also planned to be held in this meeting. We are honored to host the 100th Memorial Ceremony of the JGES in Hiroshima which has well-established history and tradition. Due to the spread of COVID-19 infection, Japanese social activities have been greatly restricted, and they have been even more difficult in many countries overseas. Therefore, to hold this meeting in the best way in the new Corona era, we are currently exploring what kind of formats it can be held.
In Hiroshima, there are two world heritage sites, "Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima)" and "Atomic Bombed Dome (Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park)". If you desire, you can enjoy delicious Setouchi cuisine in downtown areas such as Nagaregawa and Yagenbori. Please have a wonderful and memorial time there. I hope that many JGES members will participate in this meeting from the novice to the veteran. Everyone, please join us.
Shinji Tanaka, MD, PhD, FASGE, FACG
The President of the 101st Congress of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Professor, Department of Endoscopy, IBD Center, Hiroshima University Hospital /
Professor, Endoscopy and Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University
|Date||May 14-16, 2021|
|Venue||RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima,
NTT Cred Hall (Cred-Pacela 11F),
The Hiroshima Prefectural Sports Center (Hiroshima Green Arena)
|President||Shinji Tanaka, MD, PhD, FASGE, FACG
Professor, Department of Endoscopy, IBD Center, Hiroshima University Hospital / Professor, Endoscopy and Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University
|Secretariat||Shiro Oka, MD, PhD
Sumiko Akiyama, Secretary
Department of Endoscopy, Hiroshima University Hospital
1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8551, Japan
|Contact||99JGES Acting Secretariat Office
c/o Convention Academia, Inc.
#4F Hongo-UC Building, 3-35-3 Hongo,
Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN