AOCC 2016


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Asian Organization for Crohn’s and Colitis (AOCC), I am honored to announce that I will host the 4th Annual Meeting of AOCC, which will be held on July 7-9, 2016 in Kyoto.
AOCC was established in 2013 by the collaboration of China, Korea, and Japan. During the past 3 years, AOCC successfully declared its foundation to the world, and created the platform where Asian doctors cooperate to advance clinical care, research, and education in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). I believe that we are ready for starting collaborative research in Asia to share our information and experience on the care of IBD patients with the rest of the world. Therefore, the theme of AOCC 2016 was decided as “Go on to the Next Step: From Asia to the World”. I would like to discuss in the meeting what we should do to contribute to a better care of IBD patients, through the framework of AOCC. I hope that all of you join us in AOCC 2016 and play an active role there.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you all in Kyoto

Sincerely yours

Mamoru Watanabe Watanabe
Mamoru Watanabe, M.D., Ph.D.
The 4th Annual Meeting of AOCC