Message from the Chairman
General Information
To Chairs & Speakers
Program at a Glance
Tips on Japan
Access the Venue

Message from the Chairman

 It is my great honor to invite you to 15th annual meeting of JSACHD. Because of increasing number of the attendants and good public transportation, we chose National center of Sciences Building at Hitotubashi, Tokyo as the congress venue. Recently the various issues regarding the grown-up patients with congenital heart disease have gathered great concern in Japan. Special sessions focusing on these topics are now frequently selected in the meetings of cardiac surgeons, not to mention those of pediatric/adult cardiologists. It is owing to unremitting efforts to make the problems among ACHD patients recognized through the seminars or workshops since the foundation of JSACHD in 1999.
 I adopted “ Accumulations and Advance” for the main theme of this meeting. I am thinking of seeking new guidelines or ideas for the management of ACHD based on the experiences and researches from the numerous facilities. I picked up some important themes out of burning topics in abstract call. Thanks to the member’s cooperation, over 100 papers including invited lectures were subscribed to the secretariat.
 We prepared a special session, Roundtable discussion titled “Perspective on the present and future management of adult patients with CHD” in the morning of the first day. Five experts in each field will talk of their keynote lectures, and then have a discussion on the various issues of ACHD together with the audiences. This session is intended to share the comprehensive ideas and to design the future management. Prof. Michael Gatzoulis from Royal Brompton Hospital and Dr. Makoto Nakazawa, ex-president of JSPCCS will chair the session. We also invited many guest speakers as Prof. Glen Van Arsdell from the Hospital for Sick Children, Ms. Mary M Canobbio (UCLA School of Nursing) and key persons of Asian associations for ACHD. I believe that we would learn the latest knowledge and excellent comments from these experts.
 We placed the plenary sessions first, and for more specialized domains we assigned simultaneous sessions. As the result, we could incorporate more sessions than before. Both multidisciplinary discussion and further deepened discussion are expected in the individual sessions. That is one of essential characteristics of the JSACHD meetings. In addition to the unique themes such as socialization, pregnancy and delivery, tertiary care program and so on, more and more evidences are having been gathered on management of arrhythmia, cardiac failure and pulmonary hypertension among ACHD patients. Researches and “Accumulation” of experiences on ACHD will surely provide instructive feedback to the therapeutic strategies for the infants with complex CHD. I would like much more members to join this meeting and to build up “Advance” for the management of ACHD.
 We are very looking forward to seeing you at the venue in Tokyo.


General Information


Jan 19th-20th, 2013


[National Center of Sciences]

The venue site :

Phone : +81-3-4212-6321



Kozo Matsuo M.D.

Chiba Cardiovascular Center

Department of cardiovascular surgery,

Adult Congenital Heart Disease program



Please click here for the program ※PDF


To Chairs & Speakers

Presentation registration

After registering for the conference, all speakers for the oral sessions are asked to come to the “PC
Center” to check in their presentation data. They are advised to come to the PC Center at least 30 minutes prior to their presentations.


PC Center
PC Center for the speakers is provided near the registration desk on the 2nd floor.


Presentation data and PC

<Presentation equipment>

- Please check the program to see your designated session.

- All presentation should be made on a computer, using MS PowerPoint. Please use Windows

 PowerPoint 2003 or 2007 or 2010

- You can bring data by USB or CD; no ZIP or Floppy discs are accepted. You can also bring your

 own laptop if you wish. Please make sure that your laptop is equipped with mini D-sub (15pins)

- If you are using MAC, please bring your own laptop. Please make sure to bring AC adaptor and

 connector to mini D-sub (15pins).

- If your presentation includes the movies, you are advised to bring your own laptop.

- Please deactivate your screensaver and power saving settings.

- Please bring your own power cable. Presentations using batteries may result in problems.

- To avoid losing important data saved on the PC used for your presentation, be sure to backup

 such data beforehand.



The following media can be used. Please indicate your name/organization/session on your media.

- A memory stick plugged into a USB port/CD-ROM

- Use the hybrid format for writing in CD-R. CD-RW cannot be used.

- DVD media is limited to VTR DVD(NTSC), DVD-R.

- The Region Code for DVD should be “2”, which is used in Japan.

- Only the following standard OS fonts can be used;

 Arial、Arial Black、Century、Century Gothic、Times New Roman

- Pictures mode should be in jpeg format.

 Please note that animations may not be playable for some PowerPoint versions.

- Sound is available.

- Please perform virus checks beforehand for media brought in.


Next Chairpersons and Next Speakers

The seats for “Next Speakers” and “Next Chairpersons” are prepared in the front row of the rooms.

Please be seated 15 minutes prior to your presentation/session.


To Poster Session Chairpersons and Speakers

Poster setup time
To be announced.


Poster presentation time
To be announced.


Poster removal time
To be announced.


Note:All posters should be taken down from the boards by the above time. Please note that the

conference secretariat will not assume responsibility for possible loss of posters left on the

board any posters left after the last day of the congress.




Tips on Japan

Passport and Visa

All foreign nationals wishing to enter Japan is required to present a valid passport at the port of entry.

Visas are not required for participants from countries with Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangements with Japan.
Those who are from other countries are required to apply for a visa, but usually entry into Japan within 90 days is relatively easy. Note that since the process may take time, try applying well in advance of making final travel arrangements at a local Japanese embassy or consulate. The local arrangement committee will prepare necessary documents such as an official invitation letter from our Committee upon request. Further information regarding the visa acquisition could be found in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs site.


Duty Free Import

Personal effects and professional equipment can be brought into Japan duty free as long as their contents and
quantities are deemed reasonable by the customs officer. You can also bring in 400 cigarettes, 500 grams of tobacco or 100 cigars; 3 bottles of alcoholic beverages; 2 ounces of perfume; and gifts and souvenirs whose total market price is less than 200,000 Yen or its equivalent. There is no allowance for tobacco or alcoholic beverages for persons aged 19 years or younger. Strictly prohibited are firearms and other types of weapons, and narcotics.



The organizer cannot accept responsibility for accidents that might occur. Delegates are encouraged to purchase
travel insurance before leaving their home country. Insurance plans typically cover accidental loss of belongings,
medical costs in case of injury or illness, and other possible risks of international travel.



The temperature in Tokyo during the period of the conference ranges between 5 to 10 degrees Celsius



Electric supply is uniformly 100 volts, AC, throughout Japan, but with two different cycles: 50Hz in eastern Japan
including Tokyo, and 60Hz in western Japan including Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Leading hotels in major cities have
two outlets of 100 and 220 volts but their sockets usually accept a two-leg plug (type A) only.



Shops and other sales outlets in Japan are generally open on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays as well
as weekdays from 10:00AM to 8:00PM. Department stores, however, are closed during one weekday, differing by store, and certain specialty shops may not open on Sundays and national holidays.




The unit of Japanese currency is Yen (\). Coins are available in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 Yen.
Bank notes are available in denominations of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 Yen.


Currency Exchange

Only Japanese Yen (\) is acceptable at regular stores and restaurants. Certain foreign currencies may be accepted at a limited number of hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. You can buy Yen at foreign exchange banks and
other authorized money exchangers on presentation of your passport. At the international airports, currency
exchange counters in the arrival lobby are open from 6:30AM to 11:00PM. The exchange rate fluctuates daily depending on the money market, so refer to the most recent rate in news sources or at banks.


Traveler's Checks and Credit Cards

Traveler's checks are not as popular as in some other countries; they are accepted only by leading banks and major hotels in large cities.

International credit cards ( VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club, and American Express ) are widely accepted at hotels
, department stores, shops, restaurants and nightclubs. However, credit card transactions are not always
convenient outside large cities, so obtaining cash beforehand is recommended when you travel to the countryside.


Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs)

ATMs are commonly available in large urban areas throughout Japan. However, most of them do not accept
international credit cards or cash cards. Their service hours are often restricted during the day time on weekdays
(Mostly from 9:00AM to 5:00PM or later, Monday through Friday, and Saturday morning).


For ATMs that accept credit cards, it is advised to contact their customer support desk beforehand to check the location of ATMs and their availability as these conditions vary from machine to machine. In general, international credit, debit and cash cards can be used at over 21,000 Post Office ATMs in locations throughout Japan. Post offices where this service is available display stickers indicating which cards are accepted. Cards from the Cirrus, Plus, Maestro and Visa Electron networks can be used.



There is no limit on the amount of any currency that may be brought into or taken out of Japan. However,
if you transport (any currencies, checks, or securities) exceeding 1,000,000 Yen worth in Japanese currency in or
out of the country, you must declare at the customs.



Tipping is not necessary anywhere, even at hotels and restaurants.


Access the Venue

Inter-University Reseach Institute Corporation
Research Organization of Information and Systems
National Institute of Informatics

By Train (Subway)
Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line / Toei Mita Line /
Toei Shinjuku Line
"JIMBOCHO" Exit A8, A9
Toyko Metro Tozai Line"TAKEBASHI"Exit 1b
3-5 minutes walk from the stations

(Address)2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo101-8430
Phone: +81-3-4212-2000 (Exchange)





Access from Narita Airport and Haneda Airport to the Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo

By train

2 minutes' walk from Shimbashi Station (two stops from JR Tokyo Station) on the JR Yamanote line, Hibiya Exit



2 minutes' walk from Shimbashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza line, direct connection from Exit D

3 minutes' walk from Uchisaiwai-cho Station on the Toei Mita line, Exit A2

10 minutes' walk from Shiodome Station on the Toei Oedo line


Private railway
2 minutes' walk from Shimbashi Station on the Yurikamome line


By Car

From key locations

Approximately 5 minutes from the Shiodome I.C., and 10 minutes from Tokyo Station.


From Narita International Airport

By Limousine Bus: 90 min. / 3,000yen

7:35/ 9:50/ 10:50/ 12:05/ 13:05/ 14:05/ 15:00/ 16:00 /17:05/ from Terminal 2

Bus leaves 5 minutes later from Terminal 1 South Wing

Bus leaves 10 minutes later from Terminal 1 North Wing

*No advanced resevation necessary from Narita Airport to Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo.

*Schedule may change without notice.


By Train: 70 min. / Approximately 2,940 - 3,140 yen

JR Narita Airport Station (JR Narita Express) - Tokyo

5 min. JR Yamanote Line to Shimbashi station

By Taxi: 60-70 min. / Approximately 20,000-25,000 yen


From area airports

From Tokyo International Airport / Haneda Airport

By Limousine Bus: 55 min. / 900yen

6:20 / 13:00 / 15:00 / from International Terminal

Bus leaves 10 minutes later from Terminal 2

Bus leaves 15 minutes later from Terminal 1

*No advanced resevation necessary from Haneda Airport to Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo.

*Schedule may change without notice.


By Train: 25 min.

Haneda Airport Station (Tokyo Monorail) - Hamamatsucho

5 min. JR Yamanote Line to Shimbashi station


By Train: 30 min.

Haneda Airport Station (Keihin Kyuko)

extend into Toei Asakusa Line to Shimbashi station


By Taxi: 30 min.



Annual Meeting Operating Office : PROCOM International Co.,Ltd.

3-6-11 Ariake koto-ku Tokyo


Tel : +81 (0) 3 5520 8821

Fax : +81 (0) 3 5520 8820

E-mail :