Hiroyuki Nakase, MD
Prof. and Chairman, Dept. of Neurosurgery,
It is a great honor and pleasure to host the long-established and prestigious meeting of 14th Annual Conference of the Asia Pacific Cervical Spine Society (APCSS 2020), which will take place in Osaka, Japan on November 13-14, 2020.
APCSS is founded in 2007 as a collaborative organization of spine surgeons and professionals specialized in cervical spine, with a primary interest in advancing excellence in spine patient care, research and education, in Asia Pacific region. The society has been planning and aiming to stimulate new techniques for the treatment of cervical spine diseases that would be beneficial for the spine surgeons. Another mission of the society is consolidation of the lasting friendship among the members of each country.
APCSS 2020 in Osaka will be organized around the theme ''Technological Innovation and Future in Cervical Spine Surgery", and we will share and exchange our tradition and innovation. The conference holds it jointly with The 82nd Society for Kinki Spinal Surgery. Two societies cooperate and conduct the conference. On behalf of the APCSS 2020 committee, we are pleased to invite you to join the upcoming conference.
Osaka is Japan's third-largest city, and the metropolis of the Kansai region. Osaka is a port city, and historically the merchant capital of Japan. Also, Osaka is gourmet city, and has long identified itself by kuidaore ("ruinous eating") as opposed to Kyoto's kidaore ("ruinous dressing"). Visitors will appreciate the more neighborly ethos of Osaka, in contrast to the mind-your-own-business mood of Tokyo.
In closing, I would be pleased and honored if you would participate at the conference. Osaka is about to get ready for you all. We would like prepare Nara-sightseeing tour as well. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you in Osaka in the colorful autumn of 2020.