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Dear Colleagues,

We are very pleased and honored to invite you to the 70th Anniversary Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG) in Sendai from 11th (Fri) to 13th (Sun) May in 2018.  

Sendai is the birth place of the JSOG annual congress.
In 1949, a joint congress of two OG societies which had been divided into the east and the west were held in Sendai.  Both of the societies decided to integrate into one nationwide society and the academic meeting of the year was regarded as the first annual congress of JSOG.  After that, the 36th congress and the 50th congress were held in Sendai.

The venue is the same Sendai International Center as the 50th congress. A large exhibition building that was not present 20 years ago has been installed, and it is now much more convenient. The Sendai subway Tohzai (East-West) line opened two years ago, and Sendai International Center Station is directly connected to the venue.  By the subway, it takes only 5 minutes from Sendai station and 3 minutes from the center of the city to the venue, respectively.

The clear stream of the Hirose River flows through the Sendai downtown.  Matsushima, one of the three most scenic views of Japan, is located nearby, and the mountain Zao is also at a distance of a half-day trip.  There are many famous hot springs within 30 minutes’ trip by car.  Sendai has one of the most natural environments around the city in Japan. You can enjoy seafood and wonderful sake.  In addition, you will be able to enjoy a day trip to Hiraizumi, a World Heritage.  Also, there are bases of professional sport teams such as a baseball team "Rakuten Eagles", football team "Vegalta Sendai", and basketball team "89 ERS" in Sendai, so you may enjoy these sports during your stay.

I hope many doctors will make a visit to Sendai from all over the world and participate in the congress.

Nobuo Yaegashi M.D., Ph.D.
Congress President of the 70th Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

REGISTRATION FEE
Overseas participants who qualify for the International session are not required to become members of JSOG, but are required to pay a registration fee of 3,000 Japanese yen per person at the Registration Desk on site. Pre-registration is not available.
The fee covers admission to all scientific sessions during the Congress.

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Participants who are interested in submitting an abstract are requested to access this official website (http://jsog.umin.ac.jp/IS/index_70.html) and submit your abstract through the abstract submission system which will be opened in August 2017.

All abstracts must be submitted by 12:00 PM on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 (Japan Standard Time).

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and ranked by the review committee for the Awards.

A selected number of outstanding abstracts will be selected as candidates for the JSOG Congress Awards or the JSOG Congress Encouragement Award with oral presentations being made at the International Session.

Registered participants are permitted to present a single paper only.
However, a limitation is not imposed on co-authorship of additional papers.

After evaluation by the review committee, authors will be notified of the acceptance of their abstracts by the end of December 2017.

Abstracts will be published in the supplement of the Acta Obstetrica et Gynaecologica Japonica in February 2018 and the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (JOGR).

PRESENTATION
Overseas participants are welcome to make presentations covering a wide variety of topics from basic research to clinical practice in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the International Session on Friday, 11 May and Saturday, 12 May.

Overseas participants, except candidates for the Awards, will make poster presentation.

Candidates for the JSOG Congress Award and the JSOG Congress Encouragement Award, selected by peer-review of abstracts, will present orally (poster presentations will not be necessary).

The Awards will be honored at the banquet which will be held in the evening of Friday, 11 May.

●Oral Presentation for the Award Candidates
Candidates for the JSOG Congress Award and the JSOG Congress Encouragement Award in the International Session will make oral presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint file.
The official language is English.

●Poster Presentation
The dimensions of the poster boards are 90 cm (width) and 180 cm (height).
The official language is English.

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CONGRESS VENUE

Sendai International Center
Aobayama, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-0856, Japan
http://www.aobayama.jp/english/

Tohoku University Centennial Hall (Kawauchi Hagi Hall)
40 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8576, Japan
http://www.bureau.tohoku.ac.jp/hagihall/en/

HOTEL RESERVATION

Under construction.