General Information
Tips on Japan

Message from the Chairman

Dramatic progress in methods of treatment for congenital heart disease (CHD), including surgery, catheter intervention and drug therapy has enabled many young CHD patients to grow into adulthood. The number of adult CHD patients is now roughly double the number of children, which means it is no longer feasible for physicians of pediatric cardiovascular medicine to manage all of the CHD patients who need care. This has led to the current state of declining medical services for adult CHD patients and difficulties for these patients in accessing necessary medical care.

A contributing factor to the current situation is that fewer cardiologists are participating in CHD treatment. Despite experience in treating cardiovascular ailments distinctive to adults, such as ischemic heart disease, myocardial and valvular disorders, arrhythmia, hypertension and hyperlipidemia, it is likely that many cardiologists are unfamiliar with and thus lacking confidence in managing adult patients with congenital cardiac anomalies. As a practicing cardiologist, I must reflect on my own conduct in this regard.

The Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease, now that the 17th is organized and managed chiefly under the leadership of pediatric cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and related medical personnel. Going forward, I believe we must encourage more cardiologists to get involved and to promote further the treatment of adult CHD.

I look forward to your contributions, regardless of your field of expertise, in preparing programs that will be informative and enriching for all participants.


General Information


Jan 17th-18th, 2015


[National Center of Sciences]

The venue site :

Phone : +81-3-4212-6321



Morio Shoda MD, PhD
Clinical Professor, Department of Cardiology.
Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Tokyo Women's Medical University.



Special Programs


Please click here for the program ※PDF
Program at a glance ※PDF


To Chairs & Speakers

Presentation registration

After registering for the conference at the reception desk of the site, all speakers for the oral sessions are asked to come to the “PC Center” to check in their presentation data. You are advised to come to the PC Center before 30 minutes prior to their presentations.


Presentation data and PC
<Presentation equipment>

1. All presentation materials should be prepared in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 or 2013
for Windows PC, and Apple Keynote 6.5 or Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 for Macintosh.
2. You can bring your presentation data on a USB memory stick or CD-R in the
above format.
3. You are advised to bring your own laptop PC if your presentation materials
including video/movies cannot be prepared in the above mentioned format.
4. Please make sure that your laptop is equipped with mini D-sub (15pins).
If you are using Macintosh, please make sure to bring AC adaptor and connector to mini D-sub (15pins).
5. Please deactivate your screensaver and power saving settings.
6. Please bring your own power cable. Presentations using batteries may result in problems.
7. To avoid losing important data saved on the PC used for your presentation, be sure to backup such data beforehand

Next Chairpersons and Next Speakers
The seats for “Next Speakers” and “Next Chairpersons” are prepared in the front row of the room.
Please be seated 15 minutes prior to your presentation/session.


To Poster Session Chairpersons and Speakers

[Presentation time]
 3 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for Q&A

 - Room 101, 102, 103 (1st floor)
 - Lobby (2nd floor)

[Poster setup time]
 January 17 (Sat.) 10:00-11:00

[Poster presentation time]
 January 18 (Sun.) 13:30-14:30
  *Chairpersons should register at the reception desk of the venue prior to the session.
  *Please stand by 5 minutes before the session starts.
  *Please follow the instruction given by your chairperson

[Poster removal time]
 January 18 (Sun.) 14:30-15:30


Note:All posters should be taken down from the boards by the above time. Conference secretariat will not assume responsibility for possible loss of posters left on the board , in particular 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)








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3-6-11 Ariake koto-ku Tokyo


Tel : +81 (0) 3 5520 8821

Fax : +81 (0) 3 5520 8820

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