regard to the WUWHS2012. We are pleased to inform you that the planning
and organization for this meeting is proceeding smoothly and we are in
a good position with an excellent scientific program that includes
many symposia, panel sessions and special lectures involving many
distinguished international lecturers.
However, due to circumstances beyond the control of the congress
organizers, specifically the disasters of the earthquake and tsunami
and associated nuclear plant accident, along with the rise of the yen,
we are afraid that many overseas members may still be hesitating before
deciding to attend the WUWHS Congress, Sept. 2-6, 2012, in Yokohama.
Therefore we have extended the deadline for submission of Abstracts
from December, 20, 2011 to January, 17, 2012, and we strongly urge you
to encourage your colleagues to submit their papers and come to
I am sure that all attending the meeting in the beautiful bayside city
of Yokohama will not only find a scientific meeting of great
importance but also have an enjoyable time with unsurpassed Japanese
We look forwards to seeing you in Yokohama.
Kiyonori Harii, MD., Congress President
Shigehiko Kawakami, MD., Chair, Scientific program Committee