Welcome to Japan for Bioethics in November 1997

UNESCO Asian Bioethics Conference (ABC'97)

4-8 Nov in Kobe/Fukui, Japan

3rd MURS Japan International Symposium

2nd Congress of the East Asian Association of Bioethics (EAAB)

6th International Bioethics Seminar in Fukui

Program as of 24/9/97. Program may be subject to further minor change, and additions. ABC- paper is given 15 minutes with 5 minutes discussion - total 20 minutes. Fukui commentators 10 minutes.
* No abstract received yet ? to be reconfirmed
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All registrations (Fee Y10,000 inclusive) and hotel bookings to conference secretariat:

Emeritus Professor Norio Fujiki, Secretary General, UNESCO ABC'97,
Department of Internal Medicine, Fukui Medical School,
Matsuokacho, Fukui 910-11, JAPAN
Tel: +81-776-61-311, ext. 2300
Fax: +81-776-61-8110

The meeting will have simultaneous interpretation - English and Japanese. It is in the Kobe International Convention Center, in the building of the Port Pier Hotel. Speakers are required to send full English papers for 15 minute presentation in a disc or Email by 15 September to:

Prof. Darryl Macer, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Science City, 305, JAPAN
(Email: asianbioethics@yahoo.co.nz). References to be numbered consecutively but not as footnote text. Send text (ASCII) files or Microsoft Word. Send copies of slides/OHPs that include text. Japanese speakers to send Japanese abstracts as well, as text file. If additional text is to be included in written paper for proceedings please indicate clearly what will be spoken for translation purposes.

3 November 13:00-17:00 Registration 18:00 Get Together - Welcome Party
4 November
10:00 - 12:00 Opening Session
(Chair: Mizuo Kuroda, Former UNESCO Ambassador)
Welcome addresses
0.1. Prof. Michio Okamoto, President ABC'97
0.2. Mr. K. Sasayama, Mayor, Kobe City
0.3. Dr. AM. Boitczak, Director, WHO Center for Health Development, Kobe
0.4. Representative, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, JAPAN
0.5. Plenary Lecture - Science, Technology and Bioethics
Prof. Wataru Mori, Member, Cabinet Council on Science and Technology, JAPAN
0.6. UNESCO's International Bioethics Committee and its Declaration on the Human genome
Mr. David Shapiro, UNESCO IBC Rapporteur, UK
13:00 - 16:00 Session 1: Law and Ethics in the World
(Chair: David Shapiro, UNESCO IBC)
1.1. Human Rights and Health: Some Global Perspectives
Mr. Sev S. Fluss, World Health Organization, SWITZERLAND
1.2. Legislative Challenges of the Human Genome
Dr. Michael Yesley, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
1.3. A Map to a New Treasure Island: The Human Genome and the Concept of Common Heritage
Judge Christian Byk, International Association of Law, Ethics and Science, FRANCE
1.4. The Human Genome: Metaphysical Object and Political Icon
Dr. Alex Mauron, Centre Medical Universitaire, SWITZERLAND
1.5. Human Genome: World-wide Legal Framework
Prof. Carlos Romeo Casabona, University of Deusto, SPAIN
1.6. Bioethics and New European Abortion Legislation
Dr. Nenad Hlaca, University of Rijeka, CROATIA
1.7. Law of Life Unit as a New Legal Order
Prof. Zentaro Kitagawa, Meijo University, JAPAN (Message)
1.8. A survey of Japanese academics opinions on the UNESCO Declaration*
Prof. Ryuichi Ida, Kyoto University, JAPAN (Message)
16:15 - 19:15 Session 2: Foundations of Asian Bioethics
(Chair: Sang-yong Song, EAAB; Hyakudai Sakamoto, EAAB)
2.1. The Relevance of Bioethics in Malaysian Society
Dr. Chee Heng Leng, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, MALAYSIA
2.2. Asian/Indian Man: An Agonising Appraisal
Dr. R.N. Sharma, Deputy Director, National Chemical Laboratory, INDIA
2.3. The Moral Values of Aid to Entrepreneurs
Prof. V. Manickavel, College of Medical Sciences Bharatpur, NEPAL
2.4. Problems of Principlism in WASP Bioethics
Prof. Carl B. Becker, Kyoto University, Japan
2.5. The Bhagavad Gita on Genetics and Behaviour
Dr K.K. Dua, Dayalbagn Educational Institute, INDIA
2.6. China and Eugenics
Dr. Ole Doering, Institute AsienKunde, Hamburg, GERMANY
2.7. Biotechnology and Society
Dr. Amit Krishna De, Indian Science Congress Association, INDIA
2.8. Advancing Biotechnology and the Crisis of Purpose
Dr R.R. Kishore, Ministry of Health, INDIA
2.9 Bioethics in Thailand
Dr Pitak Chaichareon & Dr Pinit Ratanakul, Mahidol University, THAILAND
5 November
9:00-12:00 Session 3: Health and Asian Bioethics
(Chair: Renzong Qiu, UNESCO IBC, EAAB; Takashi Fujimoto, EAAB)
3.1. Breakaway from the Medical Misunderstanding of Approaching Life's End
Dr. Li Lu, Vice-President, Zhejian Medical University, CHINA
3.2. Truth Telling to the Patient: Cultural Diversity and the East Asian Perspective
Mr. Ruiping Fan, Rice University, USA/CHINA
3.3. Are Physicians Reluctant to Withdraw Life-Sustaining Treatment*
Prof. S.Y. Tan, University of Hawaii, USA
3.4. Confucian Perspectives on Suicide and Euthanasia
Dr. Ping-cheung Lo, Centre for Applied Ethics, Hong Kong Baptist University, HONG KONG
3.5. Ethical Problems and Clinical Trials. The Problems of AZT Trials for Vertical Transmission in Developing Countries
Ms. Deborah Zion, University of Tokyo, JAPAN
3.6. HIV and Prostitution: Feminist Perspective
Ms. Jin-Ling Wang, Hangzhou, CHINA
3.7. AIDS Vaccine test and Ethics
Dr Ann Boyd, Hood College, USA & Dr Pinit Ratanakul, Mahidol University, THAILAND
3.8. Doing Bioethics in the Philippines: Challenges and Intersections of Culture(s) and Medicine(s)
Prof. Peter Sy, Department of Philosophy, University of the Philippines, PHILLIPINES
3.9. Development of Bioethics in China
Prof. Cao Kai Bin, Shanghai Medical University, CHINA?
13:00 - 15:20 Session 4: International Education and Ethics
(Chair: Darryl Macer, UNESCO IBC)
4.1. Culture and Community in Bioethics: The Case for an International Education Programme
Dr. Francis P. Crawley, UNAIDS Ethical Review Committee, University of Brussels, BELGIUM
4.2. Teaching Bioethics in Medical Genetics
Dr. Mikio Hirayama, Shigeaki Nakazaki, Kazuo Mano, Norio Fujiki, Fukui Medical University, JAPAN
4.3. Medical Education and Japanese Bioethics
Dr. Michio Miyasaka et al. Department of Legal Medicine, Niigata University School of Medicine, JAPAN
4.4. The Clinical Ethics Education in Saga Medical School
Dr. Masashi Shirahama, Department of General Medicine, Saga Medical School, JAPAN
4.5. High School Bioethics Education Network in Japan
Ms. Yukiko Asada & Prof. Darryl Macer, University of Tsukuba, JAPAN
4.6. Discourse Analysis on Internationalization in Japanese Bioethics
Mr. Masahiro Morioka, Osaka Prefecture University, JAPAN
4.7. Survey on Advances in Biotechnology and Attitudes towards Sciences in Portugal
Prof. M.C.Rosamond Pinto, Faculty of Medicine Lisbon, PORTUGAL
15:40 - 18:00 Session 5: Population and Environment Issues
(Chair: Genoveva Keyeux, Darryl Macer, UNESCO IBC)
5.1. Women and Reproductive Health in Bangladesh
Prof. Hasna Begum, Dhaka University, BANGLADESH
5.2. Genes, Sex and Ethics
Prof. Yaman Ors, Ankara University, TURKEY (Message)
5.3. Assisted Human Reproduction in New Zealand: The Contribution of Ethics
Dr. Ken R. Daniels, University of Canterbury, NEW ZEALAND
5.4. The problem of the sex ratio in Korea
Prof. Song-Yong Sang, Hallym University, KOREA
5.5. Fertility Regulation: A Feminist Perspective
Ms. Yi-Hong Jin, Jiangsu Academy of Social Sciences, Nanjing, CHINA
5.6. Need for Ground Water Laws and Water Abstraction Ethics for Industrial Use
Prof. Jayapaul Azariah & Dr. C. Thomson Jacob, University of Madras, INDIA
5.7. Environmental Ethical Cost of T-shirts, Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, India
Dr. C. Thomson Jacob & Prof. Jayapaul Azariah, University of Madras, INDIA
18:05-19:00... EAAB General Assembly
(Chair: Hyakudai Sakamoto, President EAAB)
6 November
9:00 - 12:00 Session 6: Ethical Issues of the Human Genome Project
(Chair: Yoshiuki Sakaki, President, HUGO Pacific; Norio Fujiki, UNESCO IBC)
6.1. Human Genome Diversity Studies in South America
Dr. Genoveva Keyeux, Pontificia Universidad Javieriana, COLUMBIA
6.2. Genetic Research and Cultural Integrity
Prof. Leonardo D. De Castro, University of the Philippines, PHILIPPINES
6.3. Ethical Issues of the Human Genome Project: An Islamic Perspective
6.4. Ethics and Human Genome Studies in India
Dr I.C. Verma, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, INDIA
6.5. UNESCO IBC Report and an Ethical Oversight Committee on Population Genetics
Prof. D. Macer, (and G. Keyeux, N. Fujiki, J. Fleming, HL. Chee), UNESCO IBC
6.6. The Visual Transcription of "Family Disease": A Comparison of the Use of Medical Pedigrees in Canadian and Japanese Genetic Counseling Practices
Mr. Yoshio Nukaga, McGill University, CANADA
6.7. Ethical Issues in Providing Genetic Services to the Asian Population in New York City
Prof. Victor. P. Penchaszadeh, Beth Israel Medical Center, N.Y., USA
6.8. The Next Five years of the Human Genome Project in Japan*
Prof. Yoshiyuki Sakaki, President, HUGO Pacific, JAPAN
13:00 - 15:00 Session 7: Ethics and Medical Genetics
(Chair: Norio Fujiki, UNESCO IBC)
7.1. New Genetics and Formulating Ethical Guidelines in Japan
Dr. Mariko Tamai, Shinshu University, JAPAN
7.2. New Genetics in 2000*
Prof. Hiedemarie Neizel, Institute Human Genetics, Humboldt University, Berlin, GERMANY?
7.3. Ethical Issues in Genetics in the Next 100 years*
Prof. Glen McGee, University Pennsylvania, USA
7.4. Moral controversies on Preimplantation Genetic Testing
Dr. Sahin Aksoy, Centre for Social Ethics and Policy, UK
7.5. Bioethical Issues in Human Genetics
Dr KC Malhotra, Indian Statistical Institute, INDIA
7.6. Recent Trends in Bioethics in Medical Genetics and Cloning
Prof. Norio Fujiki, Fukui Medical University, JAPAN
15:10 - 17:30 Session 8: Gene therapy
(Chair: Yasuo Kagawa, Jichi Medical School)
8.1. Recent Trends in Gene Therapy*
Prof. Theodore Friedmann, Dept. Pediatrics, University of Southern California, USA?
8.2. Gene therapy of Mitochondrial Diseases
Prof. Yasuo Kagawa, Jichi Medical School, JAPAN
8.3. Gene Therapy: Professionals Will Go Further Away From Public Opinion
Dr. Yasuko Shirai, National Institute of Mental Health, JAPAN
8.4. Symbolic process in the Evaluation of the Global Utility of Germline Gene Transformations: A Critic to Utilitarianism in Bioethics.
Dr. Maurizio Salvi, University Maastricht, THE NETHERLANDS
8.5. Will Nature Protect Itself Against Irresponsible Genetic Manipulation?
Dr. Frank J. Leavitt, (& Ron Alexenberg), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, ISRAEL
8.6. Bioethical Aspects of Medical Applications of Human Genome and Gene Therapy Projects in Russia
Prof. Vladimir Ivanov, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, RUSSIA
18:00 - 20:00 Reception

7 November
9:00 - 10:45 Closing Session
(Chair: Yasuyuki Nishijima, Vice President, Science Council of Japan)
Plenary Lecture - Ethics in the Age of Science and Technology
Prof. Michio Okamoto, MURS Japan
Closing Addresses
Prof. Hyakudai Sakamoto, President EAAB
Prof. Renzong Qiu, Vice-President EAAB; UNESCO IBC
Prof. D.R.J. Macer, UNESCO IBC; HUGO Ethics
Prof. Norio Fujiki, General Secretary, ABC'97; UNESCO IBC
11:00 Travel to Fukui by bus for those coming to the Satellite Symposium. Lunch boxes provided on the two buses. A bus will take participants from UNESCO ABC to Fukui. Participants can take either a bus tour to make hand-made Japanese paper in Imadate, or Zen experiences in Eiheji Temple. Arrivals at hotels and Fukui reception party starting 18:00. Staying in Fukui overnight.
Key Issues in Bioethics in Japan
Dr. Jiro Nudeshima, Mitsubishi Kasei Institute of Life Sciences, JAPAN
Human Relationships with Animals in Asia Pacific Countries and Bioethics
Ms. Kyoko Yokoyama & Prof. Darryl Macer, University of Tsukuba, JAPAN
Attitudes Toward Molecular Genetics Predictive Testing: Case Study of Familial Amyloidotic Polyneuropathy in Kyushu Island
Ms. Kaori Muto, Health Care Science Inst., Univ.Tokyo, JAPAN & Setsu Akutsu, Jiro Nudeshima, Shohei Yonemoto
Bioethics Surveys and the Universal Approaches to Biotechnology
Prof. Darryl R.J.Macer, University of Tsukuba, JAPAN
Women and the Environment
Dr K.K. Dua, Dayalbagn Educational Institute, INDIA
Bioethics Education in Thailand
Pitak Chaichareon & Pinit Ratanakul, Mahidol University, THAILAND

WHO Assisted Satellite Symposium on

Medical Genetic Services and Bioethics in Fukui

6th International Bioethics Seminar in Fukui, 8 November, 1997
9:00 Opening Session (Chair: Prof. M. Sudo, President, Fukui Medical University, JAPAN)
F1. Prof. M. Sudo, President, Fukui Medical University, JAPAN
F2. Mr. Y. Kurita, Governor, Fukui Prefecture
F3. Dr. AM. Boitczak, Director, WHO Center for Health Development, Kobe, JAPAN
F4. Prof. M. Kuriyama, Secretary-General of WHO Satellite Symposium, Fukui Medical School, JAPAN
9:10 Medical Genetic Services (Chair: Prof. Norio Fujiki, Expert Advisory Panel on Human Genetics, WHO)
F5. WHO and Medical Genetic Services
Dr Victor Bulyzhenkov, WHO, SWITZERLAND
F6. Proposed WHO Guidelines on Ethical Issues in Medical Genetics and the Provision of Genetics Services
Prof. Dorothy C. Wertz, Head, Social Sciences, Shriver Center, Watham, USA
9:50-10:45 Panel Discussion on Trends in Different Countries
(Chair: Dr. V. Bulyzhenkov, WHO & Prof. I.C. Verma, AIIMS, INDIA)

F7. Some current questions in medical genetics in the UK*
Prof. DF. Roberts, Former Secretary-General, IAHB, Newcastle University, UK
F8. Medical Genetics Services in Russia
Prof. Vladimir I. Ivanov, Director, Research Center for Medical Genetics, Moscow, RUSSIA
F9. Genetic Services in Latin America: Issues and Challenges
Prof. Victor. P. Penchaszadeh, Beth Israel Medical Center, N.Y., USA
F10. Primary Prevention is Better than Secondary Prevention
Dr Istvan Dudas, (& Prof. Andrew E Cziezel), National Institute for Health Promotion, HUNGARY
F11. Background of the proposed guidelines for genetic counselling and testing in Japan
Prof. Ichiro Matsuda, Pediatrics, Kumamoto University Medical School, JAPAN
F12. The Ethical Guidelines of the "Position Paper" of the Society of Human Genetics in Germany
Prof. Hiedemarie Neizel, Inst. Human Genetics, Humboldt University, Berlin, GERMANY?
F13. Chairman's Remarks
Dr I.C. Verma, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, INDIA
11:00-12:00 Panel Discussion on Trends in International Opinion Surveys (*Chair: Fujiki & Verma)
F14. Bioethics of Sex Preference
Prof. Jai Rap. Singh, Director, Center for Genetic Disease, Guru Nanak Dev. University, INDIA
F15. Korean Consciousness on the Handicapped Person and Herditary Defect
Prof. Yung Sun Kang & Prof. Chung Choo Lee, Suwon University, KOREA
F16. Genetics and Ethics among Thai Buddhist Monks*
Dr. Pinit Ratanakul, Director, Regional Research Center, Mahidol University, THAILAND
F17. Human Genetics in China*
Prof. Hiraku Takebe, Kyoto University, JAPAN
F18. Ethics and Genetics: An International Survey
Prof. Dorothy C. Wertz, Head, Social Sciences, Shriver Center, Watham, USA
F19. Chairman's remarks: Genetic Counseling and Bioethics: Opinion Survey in Asian Countries
Prof. Norio Fujiki, IC. Verma, P. Ratanakul, WHY. Lo, YS. Kang, V. Bulyzhenkov
12:00 Luncheon
13:00-14:15 Comments on Ethics and Medical Genetics in Japan
(Chair: Prof. Ichiro Matsuda & Prof. Hiraku Takebe, HUGO Ethics)
F20. The Japan Society of Human Genetics: Past, Present and Future
Dr. Yasuo Nakagome, Director, Japan Society of Human Genetics, JAPAN
F21. Mass Media and Bioethics in Medical Genetics
Prof. Y. Kondo, University of the Air, JAPAN
F.22 Shinshu University Hospital Established the Division of Clinical Genetics as One of its Central Service Departments
Prof. Y. Fukushima, Dept. Public Health, Shinshu University Medical School, JAPAN
F23. Current Status and Ethical Concerns of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Japan
Prof. Kazuo Satoh, Nippon University Medical School, JAPAN
F24. Prenatal and Preimplantation Diagnosis*
Prof. Kaoru Suzumori, Nagoya Municipal University Medical School, JAPAN
F25 Single Gene DNA Analysis*
Prof. Makiko Osawa, Tokyo Women's Medical College, Tokyo, JAPAN
F26. Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Presymptomatic Testing for Cancer Susceptibility in Familial Tumors
Dr. Yukiko Tsunematsu, Head, Oncology Dept., National Children's Hospital, JAPAN
F27. Maternal Serum Marker Screening and Japan Down Syndrome Society Workgroup for Bioethical Issues
Dr. Kunio Tamai, Yamanishi University, JAPAN (President, Japan Down Syndrome Society)
F28. Public Perception for Medical Genetics Services
Ms. Eiko Fukumoto, Science Writer, JAPAN
14:30-15:30 Additional Reflections from International Perspective
(Chair: Prof. Darryl R.J. Macer, UNESCO IBC, HUGO Ethics)
F29. No title yet*
Dr. Francis P. Crawley, UNAIDS Ethical Review Committee, University of Brussels, BELGIUM
F30. Informed Consent in Pediatric Genetic Screening
Dr. Frank J. Leavitt, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, ISRAEL
F31. The New Genetics and its Regulation in the UK
Mr David Shapiro, Secretary, Nuffield Council on Bioethics, UK
F32. No title yet*
Mr. Sev S. Fluss, World Health Organization, SWITZERLAND
F33. No title yet*
Dr R.R. Kishore, Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health, INDIA
F34. Some Bioethical Issues In Human Genetics
Prof. Indera P. Singh, Dept. Anthroplogy, Delhi University, INDIA
15:15 Summary of Report and Meeting (Bulyzhenkov, Fujiki, Matsuda, Takebe & Macer)
16:00 Closing Session (Chair: Prof. K. Ueda, Hospital Director, Fukui Medical University)
F35. Judge Christian Byk, Vice-Director, CIOMS, FRANCE*
F36. Dr Victor Bulyzhenkov, WHO, SWITZERLAND*
F37. Dr. S.T. Han, Director, WHO Regional Office of Western Pacific, Manila, PHILIPPINES?*
F38. Prof. Norio Fujiki, WHO Expert Committee, JAPAN*
F39. Prof. K. Ueda, Hospital Director, Fukui Medical University, JAPAN
16:30 Leave Fukui by bus to arrive in Kobe about 21:00 on 8 November (for departures on 9 November)
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Please give additional details, we will try to assist you. Please note that the convenient airport to arrive in Tsukuba is Narita (Tokyo), and for Kobe it is Kansai International Airport, and it takes 4 hours by bus and bullet train between the two cities (Cost approx. Y17,000). Kyoto or Tokyo are possible stopovers...
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For the ABC'97, Kobe and Fukui:
Emeritus Professor Norio Fujiki,
Secretary General, UNESCO ABC'97,
Department of Internal Medicine, Fukui Medical School,
Matsuokacho, Fukui 910-11, JAPAN
Tel: Int+81-776-61-311, ext. 2300
Fax: Int+81-776-61-8110

For Tsukuba Roundtable and JAB:
Dr Darryl Macer
Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba,
Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki 305, Japan
Tel: Int+81-298-53-4662
Fax: Int+81-298-53-6614
UNESCO Asian Bioethics Conference follows up the International Bioethics Seminars held in Fukui in 1987, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995; the MURS-Japan / UNESCO IBC joint seminars in Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukui and Kyoto in 1995; and the Inaugural East Asian Congress of Bioethics held in Beijing in 1995. The proceedings of most of these conferences are available on the world wide web of Internet through .

The intention is to encourage cross-cultural discussion of bioethics and to strengthen friendships between bioethicists, philosophers, educators, physicians, scientists, lawyers, administrators, and the general public, in different countries of the world with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

The recently reconstructed historic city of Kobe, a site of East meeting West, is an appropriate site to begin this meeting, and the travel to the traditional West coast of Japan, Fukui is for a satellite symposium.

Kobe is 40 minutes train journey from Kyoto and Nara, the historic capitals of Japan, and 80 minutes away from Hiroshima, a site of world significance for bioethics. We expect to welcome about 500 persons to this meeting, and the official language of the conference is English. Simultaneous translation will be available.

Participants to the satellite meeting will travel in a tour bus after the closing session in Kobe on the 7 Nov., visting Japanese paper making and Eiheji Temple, and spend the night on the West Coast of Japan in Fukui, before returning to Kobe on the evening of the 8 November.

Registration fee will be Y5,000 (paid before 30 June 1997; Y10,000 after 30 June or on-site) for all five days including welcome reception and transport in sight-seeing bus during the congress from Kobe to Fukui. International access is most convenient from Kansai International Airport (30 minutes by boat). Travel from Narita International Airport (Tokyo) requires a 3 hour shinkansen (bullet train) ride to Kobe. A range of hotels will be available, listed in the Second Circular.

Organizing Committee

V. Bulyzhenkov (WHO), N. Fujiki** (IBC), M. Fujimoto (EAAB), K. Hanihara (MURS), R. Ida (IBC), I. Kato* (ELSI Program), R. Kimura (IAB), G. Kutukdjian (IBC), D. Macer (IBC, HUGO), W. Mori* (MURS), S. Miwa (SCJ), Y. Nishijima (SCJ), M. Okamoto (chairman, MURS), R. Qui (IBC, EAAB), Y. Sakaki (HUGO), H. Sakamoto* (EAAB), M. Sakanoue (JMA), S. Song (EAAB), F. Takaku (SCJ).
*vice presidents **secretary

Honorary Members: J. Bernard (MURS), W. Bodmer (HUGO), J. Dausset (MURS), M. Kuroda (UNESCO), N. Lenoir (UNESCO), F. Major (UNESCO), VA. McKusick (HUGO), H. Nakajima (WHO), JB. Wyngaarden (NAS).

Fukui Medical School Satellite Symposium Committee: M. Hirayama, M. Kuriyama, H. Negoro, Y. Ohotsubo (secretary), M. Sudo, K. Ueda, T. Yamamoto.

Abstracts are invited

Papers are cordially invited, please specify whether poster or oral presentation is preferred, and the most appropriate sessions. Abstracts of 200-250 words should be sent in electronic text form to Prof. Darryl Macer Publication office, Inst. Biol. Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 305, Japan; by the 5 August 1997 (Fax: +81-298-53-6614). Authors will be notified of acceptance at the time of receipt of the second circular. Further abstracts may be accepted depending on the program constraints until 30 August, 1997. Full English papers in text and electronic form will be required by 1st September, 1997.

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