The 9th International Society for Simulation Surgery, 2016 The 26th Japan Society for Simulation Surgery, 2016 Joint Meeting


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is a great honor for us to host The 9th congress of International Society joined The 26th congress of Japanese society for Simulation Surgery in Nara, Japan in December 2016. At the same time and place, The 11th congress of Asian Pacific craniofacial Association will be held. Craniofacial surgery and simulated surgery are in close contact.

This congress provides a forum in which the international leading experts from all over the Asian Pacific region and the world can present and discuss the latest topics of simulated surgery, giving a great opportunity for them to share the knowledge and experiences. The scientific arena of this congress is of fundamental importance in trying to innovate simulated surgery and step up again by all generations.

We are convinced that Nara, which is most traditional city on the center of Japan and recognized as a perfect location hosting conferences, can offer us the best scientific and social exchanging atmosphere. You can enjoy the fantastic shrines and temples built more than 1000 years ago when the emperor transferred the capital to Nara. Nara is located near Osaka and Kyoto, and you can also enjoy variety of Japanese scenery.

The train ride from Nara to Osaka or Kyoto takes approximately 30 minutes. The Kansai International Airport is very convenient to access to Nara from international regions. We therefore encourage all colleagues from all over the Asian Pacific region and the world to attend and make this an unforgettable important and enjoyable meeting.

We look forward to enjoy having a pleasant last-autumn at the center of Japan with you.

Keisuke Imai, M.D.,PhD.
Congress President
Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Osaka City General Hospital Osaka Japan