Message from the Chair
Message from the ChairMessage from the Chair of the 30th JSSX Annual Meeting
It is with great pleasure to hold the 30th JSSX, Japanese Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, Annual Meeting at Tower Hall Funabori in Tokyo, from November 12-14, 2015.
Since studies on drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics have remarkably advanced recently, the risks due to them in drug development have remarkably reduced; however, the ultimate success probability of drug discovery and development has not been improved. In this Annual meeting, everyone who have been lead the advanced research of drug metabolism and drug transporter are expected to consider the research area that should be contribute in the future, and also expected to think that what should convey to the new generation researchers. Therefore, the overall theme for this meeting is the “New Scientific Era of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics”.
In this annual meeting, following the 28th Annual Meeting, The DIS (director’s initiative session), which is organized by the council members of JSSX, will organize all the symposiums. The committee will also provide distinguished lectures, forum, oral presentations and poster presentations. In addition, a social gathering “mixer” is planned for students and young researchers from the industry to exchange information.
In this annual meeting, abstracts adopt the electronic media. The collection of programs will be distributed as the print media. Please give us your impressions after the meeting.
With the aim of responding to globalization from twelve years ago, JSSX has pressed forward to change the official language in the Annual meeting from Japanese to English. Basically, this meeting will follow this policy; however, since the symposiums incorporate a wide range of fields actively, the content of the unfamiliar new area will be set in Japanese.
Finally, I hope this meeting (the milestone 30th anniversary) will be beneficial for the all the attendees through the presentation and discussion on the new scientific era of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics.
Tsuyoshi Yokoi, Ph.D.
Chair of the 30th JSSX Annual Meeting