Scientific Program Committee 2019

Chair: Sugihiro Hamaguchi Vice-Chair: Shunpei Yoshino

1. REPORT(What we have done)

It is terribly regrettable to report that two major annual events, The ACP Japan Chapter Annual Meeting 2020 and The Joint session with Japanese society of Internal Medicine, were cancelled because of the enormous impact of corona virus disease 2019 pandemic not merely on our preparation procedures for the events but also all participants’ health and lifestyles changes.

The annual meeting 2020 was planned to be held on June 6 and 7, 2020 at Kyoto university and The Joint session with Japanese society of Internal Medicine was on April 11, 2020.

2. PLAN(What we are going to do)

We will prepare for the next annual meeting held in June 2021. Given the unclear situation of Covid-19 in 2021, we have to come up with a new and feasible style of academic meetings for the “post-corona” era. A meeting style should avoid 3 Cs (Closed spaces, Crowded places, Close-contact setting). A hybrid type of meeting using real and online meetings will be a promising candidate. The venue must be large enough for social distancing. Decontamination procedure is necessary in front of every room or venue. We would like to expect any ideas from all ACP Japan Chapter members what is the best meeting style for the post-corona era.

We are planning on the Primary Care Research connect (PCR connect) annual meeting 2020, integrated research network among ACP Japan Chapter, Japan Primary Care Association, and Society for Clinical Epidemiology for the enforcement of primary care related research outputs from Japan. It is planned to be held on December 12 and 13, 2020.

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