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The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Toxicologic Pathology

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Toxicologic Pathology

Salutation

First of all, it would be very grateful to hold the 33rd Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Toxicologic Pathology (JSTP) on January 26th and 27th (including the 29th Slide Conference for Histopathology on January 25th), 2017, in Sakai, Osaka, Japan.

The theme of the meeting is “Human and Animal Health: Connecting the Scientific Thought of R. Virchow with the Future of Toxicologic Pathology”. R. Virchow was a German pathologist, and has been known as "the father of modern pathology". He founded the research field of cellular pathology. Additionally, he stated “Between animal and human medicine there is no dividing line - nor should there be”, implying importance of comparative pathology. Histopathology is the basis for toxicologic pathologists and then the obtained findings should be taken into account in terms of extrapolation to humans.

Besides research presentation which will be submitted by JSTP members, one keynote address (The history of philosophical medicine for neurosciences) and one educational lecturer (The legacy of the F344 rat as cancer bioassay model-a retrospective of three common F344 rat neoplasms-), as well as four symposia (Environmental toxicology, Animal toxicosis, MicroRNA studies-its reality and future evolution-, Cancer stem cells-its phenotype and target therapeutic strategy-) (these titles are temporary). Based on the theme, these projects will be prepared, in order to attract the attendance.

Last of all, I really appreciate the assistance and cooperation by members of the program committee of the meeting and sponsorship of many companies and institutes. Thanks to their cooperation, the meeting will be carried out successfully.

I look forward to seeing you in the 33rd Annual Meeting.

President of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Toxicologic Pathology
Jyoji YAMATE
Professor of the Department of Veterinary Pathology,
Osaka Prefecture University

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