Bioceramics 24

24th Symposium and Annual Meeting of International Society for Ceramics an Medicine (ISCM)

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure for us to invite you to Japan to attend the 24th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (Bioceramics 24), which will be held in Fukuoka from October 21-24, 2012.

Fukuoka is a cosmopolitan coastal city of 1.4 million residents, and is the largest city on the island of Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands. It is known as the gateway city to Asia and has a long history of economic and cultural exchanges with its Asian neighbors.

In 2010 Fukuoka was 14th in Monocle’s most livable cities index, and in 2006 was selected by Newsweek as one of the world’s 10 hottest cities. Fukuoka has a mix of traditional and modern architecture and is “one of the best places in the world to see the works of world-class contemporary architects side by side” (New York Times, September 24, 2006).

Fukuoka has important cultural and historical sites, and the island of Kyushu is known for its natural beauty and numerous hot springs. It is famous for its delicious seafood and convenient airport, which is just a 10-minute subway ride from the city centre.

We look forward to welcoming participants from countries around the world to Fukuoka in October 2012.

With Best Regards,
Presidents of Bioceramics-24

Kunio Ishikawa, Ph.D. Yukihide Iwamoto, MD, Ph.D.