On the Occasion of Japan Digestive Disease Week 2022 (JDDW 2022)
The 30th Japan Digestive Disease Week (JDDW 2022) will be held over four days from October 27 (Thu.) to 30 (Sun.), 2022, at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, Sun Palace, International Congress Center, and Marine Messe. 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. It is one of Japan’s largest organizations in the field of digestive diseases. JDDW 2022 will also host the 64th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, the 104th Congress of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, the 26th General Meeting of the Japan Society of Hepatology, the 20th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery, and the 60th General Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer Screening.
The 1st JDDW was organized in 1993, and this year’s will be the 30th. 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 2022 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. As we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of JDDW this year, we also plan to organize ceremonies and special events.
COVID-19 has restricted domestic as well as international movement of people. Nevertheless, there are many international sessions planned at JDDW 2022. No matter what the conference format will be at JDDW 2022, we intend to make our convention truly global.
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 2022.
JDDW 2022 Steering Committee
Chairperson: Kazunari Murakami
The 64th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
President: Kazunari Murakami
The 104th Congress of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
President: Toshiharu Ueki
The 26th General Meeting of the Japan Society of Hepatology
President: Michiie Sakamoto
The 20th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery
President: Minoru Tanabe
The 60th General Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer Screening
President: Yasumasa Niwa