By Masao Nagayama, MD, PhD, FACP, FAAN, FNCS; professor, Department of Neurology, International University of Health and Welfare Graduate School of Medicine; chair, Annual Meeting of the NCS Asian and Oceanian Chapter 2019
On behalf of the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) Asian and Oceanian Chapter and the Japan Society of Neurological Emergencies and Critical Care (JNE), a global partner of the NCS, we are pleased and honored to host the Second Regional Meeting of the NCS Asian and Oceanian Chapter in Japan on June 8-9, 2019 in Kyoto and Osaka. We welcome all of you from every part of the world.
In Japan, JNE was founded in 1992, and the Japan Resuscitation Council (JRC) was founded in 2002 (the same year as NCS). Since then, neurocritical care has drawn considerable attention. In Asia and Oceania, many countries are increasingly joining the NCS, including Korea, Japan, Nepal, India, Philippines, Australia, Singapore and China, and specialized academic societies are being created. This rapid development was made possible by the understanding and support by the successive presidents and officers of the NCS, and the contribution of each global partner of the NCS.
This meeting will consist of many scientific and clinical lectures and the global round-table talk entitled “Current and future status of neurocritical care in the world: education, practice and research.” The meeting will feature more than 20 renowned and invited faculties, oral presentations, an Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) Course and the Banquet/Meet the Experts.
Taking pride in its more than 1,000 years of history as Japan’s ancient capital, Kyoto is also one of the world’s leading historic cities of scenic beauty with many temples and shrines designated as World Cultural Heritage sites. You can also enjoy very modern aspects of Japan in Kyoto and Osaka.
I am confident that this memorable meeting will be a state-of-the-art and valuable forum to every attendee and wish neurocritical care all over the world and this region make further progress and benefit patients with emergent and critical neurological conditions.
Looking forward to see you all in Kyoto and Osaka soon.