The 60th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery

 Dates  17-20 October, 2007
 Venue  Sendai International Center
 President  Koichi Tabayashi, M.D., Ph. D.
 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery,
 Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University
 Theme  "New Milestone in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery"
 Secretariat  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University
 1-1 Seiryo-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8574, JAPAN
 Fax : +81-22-717-7227

  Registration Fee (Paid onsite only. Registration fee include: Mini-Abstract Book)
  JPY 15,000 (Cash only)
The Registration desk will be located in the Sendai International Center.

Registration hours:
October 17 (Wednesday)
7:45 - 18:00
October 18 (Thursday)
7:45 - 18:00
October 19 (Friday)
7:45 - 19:00
October 20 (Saturday)
7:45 - 12:00

  Travel Grants :
  A travel grant will be awarded if an abstract is accepted and presented at the meeting. The grant is limited to the first author or a presenting author.
Travel grants will cover the meeting registration fee and the hotel accommodation fee including breakfast for single person (Sendai Washington Hotel) for a maximum of four nights during the meeting (October 16-20, 2007). It means that travel grants will cover four nights out of these five nights during the meeting. The travel grant does not include airline, rail or bus tickets, lunch, dinner, refreshments and any personal expenses (i.e. laundry, telephone calls, postage, etc.).
   
  Currency Exchange :
  Only Japanese yen is accepted at regular stores and restaurants. Certain foreign currencies and credit cards may be accepted at a limited number of hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. Money can be exchanged at authorized dealers upon presentation of a passport.
   
  Climate :
  The temperature in Sendai during the period of the meeting ranges between about 8-17 degrees Celsius.
   
  Electricity :
  Electric current is uniformly 100 volts, AC, throughout Japan, but with two different cycles: 50 in eastern Japan including Sendai and Tokyo, and 60 in western Japan including Nagoya and Osaka. Leading hotels in major cities have two outlets of 100 and 220 volts but their sockets usually accept a two-leg plug only.
   
  Tipping :
  In Japan, tips are not necessary anywhere, even at hotels and restaurants.