Dear Distinguished Guests and Friends,
It is my great honor to host the 35th Korea-Japan Urological Congress. The congress will take place at the Okinawa Convention Center from December 7th to 8th, 2018. The first Korea-Japan Urological Congress took place in Kobe in 1984. Since then, Korea has been in charge of hosting the odd years and Japan has been in charge of hosting the even years.
Korea and Japan are two of the most prominent Asian countries in the field of clinical and basic research of Urology. Korea is especially advanced in the field of robotic surgery, far ahead of Japan, and has helped in training Japanese doctors. I am honored to host the 35th Korea-Japan Urological Congress, but at the same time, I hope that we can create an environment where our friends from Korea can relax and enjoy discussions in urological topics of the future.
The theme of our Congress is “Good Doctor”, based from a Korean human drama which portrays the growth of the individual as he questions himself what a good doctor is. For today’s society with different individual values, the Society’s Urologists from both countries would like to keep this theme in mind as our ultimate goal.
Let us get away from the cold December weather in Korea and Japan’s mainland, to relax in the warm island of Okinawa. I hope we can enjoy our interchange, further deepen our relationships, and surround ourselves in nature and mild weather with all of the doctors, medical staff, and corporate members.
I look forward to seeing everyone in beautiful Okinawa.
Shigeo Horie, M.D, Ph.D
President of the 35th Korea-Japan Urological Congress
Professor and Chairman
Department of Urology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine