Vol. 23, No. 1
18th International Congress of Clinical Chemistry and
Laboratory Medicine (18th ICCC 2002 Kyoto), 20-25 October
2002, Kyoto, Japan
meeting, held in conjunction with the 42nd Annual Meeting
of the Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry (42nd JSCC), has
the theme "50 Years of Clinical Chemistry Progress: Into the New
Century--An Asian Perspective on a Global Theme".
Clinical chemistry has reached the point where data concerning body
constituents are used not only to analyze patients pathological
states, but also to understand the underlying pathogenic processes.
This trend reflects the general current of medicine away from treatment
that is experiential, symptomatic, and average, to one that is scientific,
etiological, and focused on the individual patient.
The 18th International Congress of Clinical Chemistry and
Laboratory Medicine (18th ICCC 2002 Kyoto), being the first
of these meetings in the third millennium and also the first in the
Asian region, will provide a valuable opportunity for participants to
discuss the impact of new technologies (such as gene diagnostics and
medical informatics) on basic knowledge and clinical usefulness, as
well as how scientific, technical, and organizat i o n a l change and
renewal could be advanced in Asia and throughout the world. Expanding
spheres of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, such as clinical
nutrition, clinical pharmacology, and environmental medicine, will also
be at the core of the program.
This congress, which commemorates the 50th anniversary
of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory
Medicine (IFCC), will high-light the increasing significance of clinical
chemistry and laboratory medicine in health care all over the world.
For additional information, contact Secretariat of 18th
ICCC 2002 Kyoto, c/o Center for Academic Societies Japan, Osaka, 14th
Floor, Senri Life Science Center Building, 1-4-2 Shinsenrihigashi-machi,
Toyonaka 560-0082, Japan; Tel.: +81 6 6873 2301; Fax: +81 6 6873 2300;
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