The 28th Japanese-Korean Combined Orthopaedic Symposium

Welcome Message

Haruhiko Akiyama, M.D., Ph.D.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is our great honor to invite you to the 28th Japanese-Korean Combined Orthopaedic Symposium (JKCOS) on June 14 and 15, 2018, at Juroku Plaza in Gifu, Japan. Our emeritus professor Takanobu Matsunaga is one of the founding members of this symposium, and our emeritus professor Katsuji Shimizu hosted The 16th Japanese-Korean Combined Orthopaedic Symposium in Gifu in 2005.

Gifu is located in the central part of Japan, the so-called “Heartland of Japan”. Gifu is home to a living culture. In Mino (Southern Gifu), you can feel the rich heritage of the craftsmanship of Mino Yaki Ceramic Ware, Seki Swords, and Mino Washi. In summer, many people dance all night at the Gujo Odori Dance Festival, and in winter, Gujo Ski Resort Areas are one of the most famous places for skiing and snowboarding. Of course, you can enjoy a pleasant time on a variety of golf courses. In Gifu City, between May 11 and October 15, there is the Nagaragawa Ukai Cormorant Fishing in the Nagaragawa River, which has been conducted for around 1,300 years and is patronized by the Imperial Court. In Hida (Northern Gifu), there are many famous sightseeing spots, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go village and the Old Quarter of Hida Takayama. In addition, you will slowly unwind from routine fatigue at various hot springs and with delicious food, such as Hida beef!

The Japanese-Korean Combined Orthopaedic Symposium advances a sense of the purpose of long-lasting friendship and cooperation between Korean and Japanese orthopedic surgeons. We believe that the plenary lectures, symposia, and oral and poster presentations of The 28th Japanese-Korean Combined Orthopaedic Symposium will enhance our scientific interests as well as develop our mutual fraternity.

We hope that you will enjoy the symposium, and look forward to seeing you all in Gifu.

Yours sincerely,


Haruhiko Akiyama, M.D., Ph.D.
President of the 28th JKCOS
Professor and Chairman
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Gifu University, Graduate School of Medicine