The 93rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Pharmacological SocietyThe 93rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Pharmacological Society

Greeting from President

The 93rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Pharmacological Society
Yoshio Goshima
(Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Neurobiology, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine)

On behalf of the organizers, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Pharmacological Society, which will be held for three days from March 16th (Mon) to 18th (Wed) in 2020, at Yokohama Pacifico.

As pointed out in the preface in the Goodman & Gilman’s textbook, pharmacology is a basic medical science in its own right, it borrows freely from and contributes “generously” to the subject matter and technics of many medical disciplines, clinical as well as preclinical. We propose the theme for the 93rd annual meeting “Bidirectional talk between bench and bedside”, hoping that collaboration with various fields of life science in a global community at the heart of pharmacology and its related disciplines are further accelerated.

For the special lectures, we invite experts in life sciences including structural biology, iPS cell biology and AI (artificial intelligence)-based drug development. In the organizer-planning sessions, we will focus on the perspectives of new field creation, the collaboration with other life sciences as well as medicine and drug discovery, international collaboration, industry-academia-government collaboration, promotion of diversity, pharmacology education, and human resource development in pharmacology. For students and young researchers who are the next generation in pharmacology, we provide opportunities where they can enjoy science and find their future in pharmacology.

We will welcome pharmacology researchers, medical professionals including, doctors, dentists, pharmacists and nurses, as well as industry researchers, people from the agencies for pharmaceutical affairs and administrative agencies, and college and graduate students, to get together for academic discussions. It will also be an opportunity for them to expand their circles of research and people. Thus, we will appreciate any suggestions from participants and will make our best efforts to make this meeting meaningful. Finally, and most importantly, we appreciate in advance for your active participation and support to this meeting. Thank you.