Message from
the 59th JSPNM Congress President

Dear Colleagues:
We are pleased to announce that the 59th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine will be held at the Nagoya Congress Center (Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture) from July 9 to July 11, 2023. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mie University will be in charge of this academic meeting. Our department has a history of nearly 80 years since its establishment in April 1945, just before the end of the war, and has educated and produced more than 300 obstetricians and gynecologists in Mie Prefecture and throughout Japan.
The theme of this academic meeting is “Progress and Harmony in Perinatal Medicine.” Owing to the enhancements in ventilators and advances in nutrition and other systemic management, the survival rate of newborns born at 22 weeks gestation is now more than 60%. In addition, prenatal diagnosis based on genomics, the development in ultrasound technology, and AI-based diagnostic imaging have resulted in the improved prognosis of pregnant women and their children and the development of treatment methods for medical complications and fetal conditions. Thus, the field of perinatal care has achieved remarkable advancements.
However, are mothers, babies, their families, and communities really happier? Abuse and maternal mental health issues have become even more serious after the coronavirus disease pandemic. Real collaboration or harmony with other disciplines within pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology, as well as with the rest of the practice, has become increasingly important. At this conference, we would like to confirm the progress made to date and explore harmony for the true happiness of the patients and their communities.
We look forward to seeing you at the Nagoya Congress Center from July 9 to July 11, 2023.
Yours sincerely,

 Tomoaki Ikeda, MD, PhD.
Annual Congress President, 2023.