Japanese Circulation Society 82nd Annual Scientific Meeting 2018
It is my great honor to serve as the Congress Chairperson for the 82nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS), which will be held at the Osaka International Convention Center, RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka and Dojima River Forum, on March 23 (Fri.)-25 (Sun.), 2018. Regarding the Department of Surgery at Osaka University, Dr. Hisao Manabe, an Emeritus Professor of the First Department of Surgery, was appointed as chairperson for the 47th Annual Scientific Meeting, and Dr. Yasunaru Kawashima, an Emeritus Professor, for the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting. Therefore, I will be the third person from the university to receive such an honor. All staff of the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Osaka University are extremely proud to sponsor this long-established scientific meeting in Osaka. I would like to extend my heart-felt gratitude to all members for granting us such a great opportunity.