Dear colleagues and friends,
It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the XXII Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research (ISER). This is the fourth ISER meeting in Japan after the Osaka meeting in 1978, the Nagoya meeting in 1986, and the Yokohama meeting in 1996. It is our great honor to host this 2016 meeting in Tokyo.
As the local organizer and the program chair, we have prepared the Tokyo meeting with great care for you to enjoy the scientific program and the social activities. Thanks to the Program Committee Members, we have 108 oral sessions and 148 posters. All oral sessions are schedule for 24 min presentation and additional 12 min presentation for young investigators. Four award ceremonies and lectures are scheduled each day in the morning. Oral sessions will be held at the fourth and fifth floor, while the poster session will be held at the 43rd floor overlooking the magnificent view of Shinjuku skyline and sunset.
Keio Plaza Hotel, the meeting venue is located at Shinjuku area in west Tokyo, where you will find easy access from two international airports in Tokyo, Haneda and Narita. The east side of the venue will be surrounded by thousands of restaurants, department stores and city park. You can easily move around Tokyo by metropolitan railways, subways, bus and taxi. Haneda airport is connected to all airports in Japan and Shinkansen (Japanese bullet train) will also take you to Kyoto, the old capital, in 2 hours.
Excursion tours will be programmed for you to explore the capital of Japan and to enjoy Japanese traditional culture in Asakusa and Kabukiza Theatre (Kabuki). Visit Tsukiji Fish Market and taste the best sushi & sashimi in the world. You can also enjoy pop culture in Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya located a few minutes from the venue by taxi. In addition, tours to Kamakura, Nikko, Hakone and Mt. Fuji will be planned.
We hope you enjoy the meeting’s scientific program and the rich culture and heritage of Japan.
Takeshi and Takahisa
Takeshi Iwata, Ph.D.
Takahisa Furukawa, M.D., Ph.D.