- The Japanese Circulation Society
- Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
- pp.CJ-18-0687, (Released:2018-06-28)
The 82nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society was held in Osaka, Japan, on March 23–25, 2018, when the cherry blossoms were just opening everywhere around the venue. This was the 5th Annual Scientific Meeting of JCS in which a cardiovascular surgeon served as Congress Chairperson. The main theme of this meeting was “Futurability: Pioneering the Future of Circulatory Medicine”. The word, futurability, is a neologism of future ability, because we now have to contemplate what constitutes the essence of cardiovascular medicine, how it should develop as medicine for future generations, and how its ability should be displayed. The meeting was favored by splendid weather and the number of participants was recorded as being higher than 18,700. There were heated and profound discussions about the “futurability” of cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, and heart team medical care as well, in every session. The meeting was successfully completed and we sincerely appreciate the great cooperation and support from all affiliates.