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Guide to the 47th Conference of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Dentistry

The 47th Conference of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Dentistry is organized by the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry. We are looking forward to welcoming many participants to the conference, which will be held at the Suita Campus of Osaka University in May 2009.

Date: May 14-15 (Thursday-Friday), 2009
Venue: Osaka University Convention Center (Address: 1-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan) TEL/FAX: +81-6-6877-9852. Nearest transportation: Osaka University Hospital (Handai-byoin-mae) station of Osaka Monorail, Kita-Senri station of Hankyu Senri Train Line, Osaka University Administration Bureau bus stop of Hankyu Bus Line)
Main Theme: A Return to Original Thinking
Chairperson: Dr. Takashi Ooshima, Professor, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry
Organizing Director: Dr. Kazuhiko Nakano, Associate Professor, Osaka University Dental Hospital
Contents: All presentation will be given in Japanese without interpretation, except as noted below.
  1. General assembly: Thursday, May 14
  2. Special Assigned Topic: Dr. Shigenari Kimoto, Professor, Kanagawa Dental College: Thursday, May 14
  3. Special Lecture I: Dr. Kunihiro Yuasa, Professor, Osaka University Graduate School of Literature: Thursday, May 14
  4. Special Lecture II: Dr. Howard K. Kuramitsu, Professor Emeritus, State University of New York at Buffalo: Friday, May 15 (presented in English)
  5. Distinguished lectures for clinical topics (8 speakers): Thursday, May 14
  6. Distinguished lectures for basic research (6 speakers): Friday, May 15
  7. Cultural presentation: MOTOKO (professional photographer): Friday, May 15
  8. Presentations by prize winners: Friday, May 15
  9. Topics for co-dental staff: Friday, May 15
  10. Workshop sponsored by Academic Committee: Thursday, May 14
  11. Oral and poster presentations: Thursday-Friday, May 14-15
  12. Mixer: Thursday, May 14 (at Senri Hankyu Hotel)
  13. Mixer for young staff (under the age of 35): Thursday, May 14 (at TAKUMI Restaurant, close to the Convention Center)
How to apply for presentation and registration of participation:

Application and registration details are described on the website of the 47th Conference of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Dentistry ( in Japanese only. If you do not read Japanese, please contact the Organizing Director, Dr. Kazuhiko Nakano (, for information in English.

Deadline for application for presentation: Monday, December 1, 2008
Deadline for abstract submission: Saturday, January 31, 2009

Registration fee: 10,000 yen for dentists and 6,000 yen for co-dental staff
Early-bird registration fee (deadline: April 15, 2009): 9,000 yen for dentists and 5,000 yen for co-dental staff