2017 Volume 81 Issue 9 Pages 1261-1267
The 81stAnnual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society was held in Kanazawa, Japan, on March 17–19, 2017 under a miraculously clear sky. The frontlines of healthcare and medicine are dramatically changing. Thus, “Cardiovascular Medicine for Next Generation” was chosen as the main theme of this meeting. The program was constructed around major identified issues, including renewal of our understanding of basic cardiovascular medicine, translational research, and preventive molecular medicine, all of which are anticipated to transcend the medical field over the next generation. Despite the provincial location, 15,672 participants, including more than 400 from overseas countries, attended the 3-day meeting, and there were in-depth discussions in the various sessions. In particular, to our great pleasure, Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado kindly attended the opening ceremony and extended congratulations to us. The meeting successfully completed and we sincerely appreciate the great cooperation and support from all affiliates.