Message from
the 60th JSPNM Congress President

Welcome Message

I am honored to be appointed Congress President for the prestigious and commemorative 60th Annual Congress of the Japanese Society of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine. With the generous cooperation and support of our members, I hope to make this a rewarding and productive event.

Although simple, the theme of this academic meeting is “SHIN: Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine.”
We have chosen the term “SHIN” to express several meanings.

  • Truth (Shinjitsu): Let us gather the latest scientific evidence and review perinatal medicine.
  • Deepening (Shinka): Let us reflect more deeply on our daily medical practice that we have taken for granted.
  • New (Arata): Let us draw on our knowledge and experience and discuss new medical technologies and medical research.Synergy: Let us collaborate across specialties and professions to create further opportunities.

For several years during the COVID-19 pandemic, organizing a conventional academic meeting where people could gather and engage in face-to-face discussions was a challenge. This time, we are striving for a conference style that not only enables attendees to attend presentations and participate in discussions on-site but also to participate remotely or learn on-demand at their own pace.

We have planned a wide range of guest lectures, educational presentations, symposia, workshops, and committee projects. Additionally, we anticipate receiving a large number of general abstract submissions, which is the heart of the conference, and hope that many participants will join us and enjoy the conference.

We look forward to seeing you all at Osaka International Convention Center from July 13 to 15, 2024.

Kazuko Wada MD
The 60th Annual Congress President


Message from 43rd Symposium on Perinatology

I am very honored to be able to welcome you to the 43rd Symposium on JSPNM.
Currently, individuals worldwide are exposed to various stresses stemming not only from pathological conditions but also from social circumstances, global events, and the environmental context, and there is a constant need to eliminate, alleviate, and respond to these stresses. Particularly in the field of perinatal medicine that we are involved in, the administration of analgesia and sedation to newborns, children, and pregnant women is an essential medical procedure that is performed daily to relieve stress caused by harmful invasions.
Relieving pain from surgical procedures has always been a long-cherished desire of mankind. In 1804, Seishu Hanaoka succeeded in developing the world's first anesthesia. Recently, the demand for painless childbirth has also increased in Japan, and the need for related strategies and ensuring safety have become important issues.
The theme of this conference was carefully examined by the Perinatology Symposium Steering Committee, ultimately determining it to be ”Novel aspects of perinatal analgesia, sedation, and stress reduction.'' In the past, a similar theme was discussed at the 29th Symposium on JSPNM in 2011 as “Sedation, analgesia, and anesthesia in the perinatal period (maternal anesthesia/fetal and neonatal anesthesia and sedation)''. Over the past ten years, research in this area has progressed, and novel insights have been obtained. Therefore, the intention is to approach the theme from a cross-disciplinary, multifaceted perspective focusing on “analgesia, sedation, and stress reduction.''
In April 2023, the Children and Families Agency was established, and the country will provide even more support to children and pregnant women than ever before. As a symposium dedicated to perinatal science, it is imperative to foster collaboration not only with medical professionals but also with related organizations and companies to ensure the healthy development of children pivotal to shaping the future.
As the organizer of the conference, I will continue to earnestly prepare for the conference. I sincerely hope to overcome the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and facilitate an environment conducive to in-person discussions.
In closing, I wish everyone good health and ask for your continued support and cooperation in attending this conference.
January 22, 2024
President of the 43rd Symposium on JSPNM

Katsufumi OTSUKI, M.D., Ph. D.
Vice Director, Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital
Chief and Professor of Perinatal Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital