American College of Physicians Japan Chapter Interim Report 2020
Scientific Program Committee
SPC Chair Sugihiro Hamaguchi
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 are now planning the ACP Japan Chapter Annual Meeting 2021. This will be a complete online meeting and is planned to be held on June 26th and 27th 2021.
There will be one website with several channels (rooms) for participants to enter and each channel has its own characteristics. Using some interesting and useful software, a feasible and enjoyable meeting is being planned.
- The annual meeting of Primary Care Research connect (PCR connect) is going to be held on December 19th and 20th, 2020. (https://pcrconnect.org/) PCR connect is an 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.