Welcome Message

The 47th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology
President, Shinichi Sato, M.D., Ph.D
Professor and Chair,
Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo

It is our great honor and pleasure to host the 47th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Investigative Dermatology (47th JSID), which will be held on December 2-4, 2022.

The venue for this year's meeting is Dejima Messe, a convention center that just opened last year in Nagasaki. Nagasaki is a city that has long flourished as a place of exchange with foreign countries through Dejima, an artificial island built in the harbor. It is surrounded by a scenic landscape of mountains and sea, as well as many historically important tourist attractions. We are confident that you will also enjoy the food, which combines the delicacies of the mountains and the sea. Although the Corona disaster is still far from over, we hope that the situation will improve and that you will be able to enjoy the 47th JSID in Nagasaki.

The theme of the 47th JSID is “Beyond the Horizon”. In line with the rapid development of science and technology and the changing state of our world, dermatological research is also expected to make great progress toward the future. Our goal is that the 47th JSID will be the cornerstone of dermatological research that will spread its wings far into the future, beyond the horizon that we can see in the distance. As one of the challenges to achieving this goal, we are planning to hold a symposium on the topic of quantum computing, which is expected to eventually replace current computer systems. We will also hold the symposium on autoimmune diseases, a field that has made remarkable progress in both research and clinical practice in recent years. We are also honored to have Prof. Russell P. Hall at Duke University, who has devoted many years to the development and internationalization of JSID, as the speaker of the most prestigious JSID award, the Tanioku Kihei Memorial Lecture.

Although the prospects for the future remain uncertain and unstable, we are preparing for a hybrid meeting so that participants can attend from any location. We would be delighted if JSID members, as well as all those who are not members of our society but have some interest in dermatological research, could attend the 47th JSID.

We sincerely hope that this meeting will be an opportunity for you to further develop your research.