Greetings from the Chairman

It is a great honor for us to be in charge of organizing the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Orthodontic Society, to be held at Makuhari Messe. Let me express our sincere gratitude to President Goto and members of the Japanese Orthodontic Society for providing us with this opportunity.

The chosen theme of the meeting is “Innovations in Orthodontics.” Innovation here means spontaneous reform, widely involving individuals, organizations and society in the creation of new significant social values from new ideas, and producing great change in society. Orthodontic anchor screws are the best representative example of such an innovation.

It is expected that the 73rd Annual Meeting will provide an opportunity for members of the Japanese Orthodontic Society to incorporate new technology and ideas into conventional products and systems, and to create new value that will serve as an impetus for achieving significant change in diagnosis and research.

Although details are still being worked out, we are planning to include a special lecture by Dr. Jonathan Sandler, chairman of the 8th International Orthodontic Congress (IOC) of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO); a symposium, educational lectures, clinical seminars, staff and doctor seminars, lifelong training seminars, satellite seminars, the JOS forum and public seminars. In the 5th Joint Meeting of the Japanese Orthodontic Society & the Korean Association of Orthodontist’s, Dr. Tae-Woo Kim (Professor at Seoul National University), the next President of the Korean Association of Orthodontists, and other orthodontists in Korea are expected to participate. At present, all members of our department are focusing their efforts on preparing for the meeting, so as to fulfill participants’ expectations. Details will be posted on the website, when determined.

The Annual Meeting will be held at the well-known Makuhari Messe, which is located close to the center of Tokyo, as well as to Tokyo Disney Resort. Please enjoy the three days of the meeting. I look forward to seeing you at Makuhari Messe.


Kazutaka Kasai
The 73rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Orthodontic Society
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