Sapporo Conference for Palliative and Supportive Care in Cancer Conference Organizer:Higashi Sapporo Hospital

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Messages from Friends

Thank you, the title is correct. Of course, I am open to any suggestions to improve it and make it more harmonious with the other conference presentations.

Thank you very much. This is a very exciting agenda with some wonderful speakers! I very much look forward to the conference and am grateful to be participating.


Holly M. Holmes, MD, MS
Associate Professor and Division Director
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Dear staff of the 2nd SCPSC,

I was one of the participant attended 1st Sapporo conference. The conference was very interesting and impressive. Also beautiful lavender and delicious ramen were in my good memory. I am very glad to hear about 2nd.SCPSC,and I have save the date already.
My colleagues are interested in palliative and supportive care and intend to see the model such as in Higashi Sapporo hospital.Is it possible to visit the hospital and learn something from you all ? Please tell me,I think that it will be able to apply and do something for terminal cancer patients in Thailand.
Best regards,

Tanadej Sinthusake MD.
Director of Maha Vajiralongkorn Cancer center.


Dear Kunihiko san

Thank you for updating us on the 2nd Sapporo conference.
It is my pleasure to help with providing information about the conference to all the APHN members.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you know of any palliative care news, articles, or conferences from Japan that can be shared through the APHN communications network.

We look forward to collaborating with you and your team to share palliative care news from Japan with the APHN.

With warm regards

Joyce Chee
APHN Executive

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Dear Dr. Kunihiko Ishitani,

Thank you for your kind introduction of the Sapporo conference in 2017. The last year's meeting was wonderful and I really enjoyed the great lectures and discussion. I'd like to inform my Korean colleagues of your next conference.
By the way, I happened to be the chair of the organizing committee of the 9th National Cancer Center International Symposium, which was held last June. The title of the symposium was 'A new paradigm of supportive oncology'. Dr. Uchitomi and Takahashi were kind enough to visit here to deliver wonderful lectures to Korean audience.

I'm really looking forward to seeing you again at the next conference. If there are anything for me to help, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely yours,

Jong-Heun Kim
Psycho-oncology Clinic, National Cancer Center Korea


Dear Dr. Ishitani

It is wonderful to hear from you.

Thank you for thinking of me to sit with you on the Sapporo Conference Senior Advisory Committee. I would be delighted to work with you on this excellent project. It was such an enjoyable conference - I have not enjoyed any conference as much.

I hope things are going well for you.

Best wishes


David Currow, MD
Professor of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University
Principal investigator for the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative, South Australia, Australia


Dear Takeshi Terui.

Thanks so much for the invitation to be on the Senior Advisory Committee.
I am very pleased to be asked and will very much like to contribute on the committee.
Concerning skiing , I did several races and now I am doing some running.
Will do some half marathons this fall.

This winter I watched on TV some races in the World Cup from Sapporo...I think it was Nordic Combined.

Looking forward to hear from you in planning the next Sapporo Conference.

All the best


Stein Kaasa, MD ,PhD
Professor of Palliative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, NTNU
Vice managing director, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, Trondheim , Norway
Director of the European Palliative Care Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, NTNU


Dr. Ishitani

I would like to thank you all for your important contributions. I would like to further consider whether it is possible to appoint a researcher from overseas as a co-chair. We did very good work in our first meeting and I appreciate your further efforts to ensure success. Thank you in advance for you co-operation.


Yosuke Uchitomi, MD, PhD, Director,
Innovation Center for Supportive, Palliative and Psychosocial Care,
National Cancer Center,