It is my great honor and privilege to be able to invite to you to the 9th educational course of ISIN in Kyoto, Japan from November 25th to 27th 2020.
My name is Takanori Saito from the Department of Orthopedic Surgery of Kansai Medical University. I cordially welcome you on behalf of the secretariat of the meeting. We’ve been preparing for the event in order to welcome as many researchers as possible who are majoring in intraoperative neuromonitoring from all over the world.
Intraoperative neuromonitoring using spinal cord stimulation – spinal cord recording was developed in Japan by Dr Kurokawa, Shimoji and Tamaoki in 1975. That technique was put to practical use through many animal experiments. Then intraoperative monitoring using somatosensory evoked potential was introduced from western countries. Finally intraoperative monitoring using transcranial electrical stimulation-muscle recording, which had been a long-awaited technique, was developed, and is now widely used. The Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology has been championing intraoperative monitoring because there is no special organization for intraoperative monitoring in Japan. The Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology was born 50 years ago and it will be with pride that we will hold the 50th anniversary meeting from November 26th to 28th in 2020. The educational course of ISIN is held in conjunction with this commemorative meeting. In Japan, not only orthopedic surgeons but also neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, otolaryngologists, and clinical laboratory technicians are involved in the research of intraoperative monitoring that is widely used. Intraoperative neurospinal monitoring committee was inaugurated in the Japanese Clinical Neurophysiology Association 4 years ago. This committee has accomplished many things such as opening seminars, making guidelines and establishing a board certification system. My research fellows and many of the staff are now working hard to make sure the educational course of ISIN will be successful.
Late November is the best season to visit Kyoto where many temples and shrines are colored with red and yellow leaves. I’m sure you can enjoy wonderful scenery. It will be my great pleasure if many researchers join this meeting, exchange hot debate about intraoperative monitoring and enjoy beautiful Kyoto. I’m really looking forward to meeting with you in Kyoto.
Local Organizing Committee of 9th ISIN educational Course in Kyoto Japan
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