Welcome Message

The 46th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology
President, Masayuki Amagai, M.D., Ph.D
Professor and Chair,
Department of Dermatology, Keio University School of Medicine

Dear Colleagues:

It is my great honor and pleasure to host the 46th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (JSID) on December 3 - 5, 2021. Because the COVID-19 pandemic continues to globally disrupt our scientific and daily life, JSID 2021 is planned to be held as a hybrid meeting using Kyoto International Conference Center as a main venue. Most of the lectures as well as plenary and concurrent sessions will be conducted on site and made available live for our remote participants. The recordings for these sessions will also be shared online for a period following the meeting. The online option has a benefit of easy access to the meeting contents from all over the world.

Because science has advanced so much, enormous efforts are required to master even a single area of expertise. If you continue to deepen the single area, you may sometimes lose your location in a big picture. We do hope that JSID2021 provides a platform for "fusion" of their ideas to create new fields by interacting among investigators from different fields. Academic-industrial collaboration is also encouraged.

JSID has a long tradition to support an international, abstract-driven peer reviewed scientific meeting in English as the official language. The Tanioku Kihei Memorial Lecture, the highest honor in JSID, will be delivered by Prof. Howard Y. Chang, M.D., Ph.D. at Stanford University School of Medicine. World Showcase of Investigative Dermatology, a series of on demand lectures presented by top scientists around the world, will be available during the meeting and for a period following the meeting. In addition, attractive lectures by representative researchers from societies for investigative dermatology in Asia-Oceania region and cutting-edge works by Japanese researchers will be featured in symposiums.

I strongly encourage you to attend this special occasion to present your exciting work, be inspired, reconnect with old friends and make new friends. We look forward to meeting you in person or virtually at JSID2021.