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On the Occasion of Japan Digestive Disease Week 2021 (JDDW 2021)

The 29th Japan Digestive Disease Week (JDDW 2021) will be held over four days from November 4 (Thu.) to 7 (Sun.), 2021, at Kobe Convention Center. JDDW is comprised of four official member societies, namely the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, the Japan Society of Hepatology, and the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery, and a participating society, namely, the Japanese Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer Screening (JSGCS). It is one of Japan’s largest organizations in the field of digestive diseases. JDDW 2021 will also host the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, the 102nd Congress of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, the 25th General Meeting of the Japan Society of Hepatology, the 19th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery, and the 59th General Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer Screening.
The 1st JDDW was organized in 1993, and this year’s will be the 29th. With more than 20,000 participants each year, JDDW is one of the largest scientific conventions in Japan. The joint organization of the convention by multiple gastroenterology-related societies benefits the participants who have to find time to attend scientific conferences amid their busy clinical and research activities. In addition, the convergence of members from different backgrounds in a single convention gives participants the opportunity to gain knowledge from a broader perspective and in greater depth.
In fact, the Integrated Program, the Medical Staff Program, the Seminar on Medical Issues, and the Program for Women in Gastroenterological Field, which have been assembled at JDDW 2021 in addition to the symposia, panel discussions, and workshops organized by the respective societies, deal with cross-disciplinary topics and a broad range of topics that look to the near future.
COVID-19 has restricted international movement of people. Nevertheless, there are many international sessions planned at JDDW 2021. No matter what the conference format will be for JDDW 2021, we intend to make our convention even more global than previous JDDWs.
We will, with your cooperation, make preparations to make this prominent scientific convention in Japan a fruitful one. We look forward to your participation in JDDW 2021.

JDDW 2021 Steering Committee
Chairperson: Tetsuo Takehara
the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
President: Tetsuo Takehara
the 102nd Congress of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
President: Hironori Yamamoto
the 25th General Meeting of the Japan Society of Hepatology
President: Hiroko Iijima
the 19th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery
President: Masafumi Inomata
the 59th General Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer Screening
President: Chisato Hamashima